Summer and vacation camps 
for kids and teens, located in Waltham, MA

Summer 2021 Update

We have made some changes to the programs that will be offered for the summer of 2021. To see a full list of available programs and up-to-date registration information, please visit the 2021 Updates section on our homepage.

Explorers (Grades 7-10)

Our Explorers groups take on even greater adventures than our Day Trekkers and Voyagers. Campers who have completed 7th, 8th, 9th or 10th grade have a number of exciting two-week options with a week-long/ four-night camping trip as part of the session! Campers leave the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall campus with their two counselors for daily activities the first week. Day trips around greater Boston may include snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, biking, rock climbing, volunteering, and the beach. They return to campus in the afternoon in time to go home at the end of the regular camp day.  Groups depart Monday of the second week for their camping trip and return Friday afternoon.

2020 Session Dates & Camping Locations

Camping is a required component of the Explorers session. As such, there is not an on-campus alternative. Campers will be sleeping in tents and working as a group to prepare and cook their meals. Explorers Campers must also be comfortable riding a bike at least 10 miles.

Camping Trips will be Monday-Friday of the second week of each session.
Session 2 has two camping trips, Wed-Fri of the first week and Mon-Fri of the second week.
Session 1: June 29th-July 10th
Cape Cod, MA: Activities may include surfing/stand-up paddleboarding, biking, beach day, fishing.
Session 2: July 13th-July 24th 
Trip 1: (Wed July 15th-Friday, July 17th)
Connecticut: Brownstone Discovery Park & beach activities
Trip 2: (Monday, July 19th- Friday, July 24th)
White Mountains, NH: Activities may include hiking, rock climbing, waterfalls, biking, & ziplining.  This trip will include a substantial amount of hiking. Though it will be tailored to the group’s ability, we are expecting that campers during this session will be excited to explore the White Mountains.
Session 3: July 27th- August 7th
Acadia National Park, ME: Activities may include hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, & a beach day.


Daily activities for Explorers may include the following (weather permitting):

High ropes
Rock Gym
Mountain Biking
Rock climbing
Beach day
Wind surfing
Survival skills
Knot tying

Alternative rainy day activities may include:

Museum of Science
Roll on America
Rock gym