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

Explorers (Grades 7-10)

EXPLORERS offers even greater adventures for campers who have completed 7th, 8th, 9th or 10th grade. This program is for those who are looking to spend longer stretches of time away in nature. Explorers is the advanced group of the Adventures program. Each session features two four-night camping trips, making it perfect for campers who love to spend time under the stars. Groups depart Monday of each week for their camping trip and return Friday afternoon in time for dismissal. 

Note: Camping is a required component of the Explorers session, as such, there is not an on-campus alternative. Hiking, biking, and kayaking/canoeing will also take place during each session. Campers must be able to bike up to 10 miles. Please ensure that your camper is comfortable with these activities before signing up!

2022 Camping Locations

June 27 - July 8
New Hampshire

July 11 - July 22

July 25 - August 5
Cape Cod

August 8 - August 19

Camping is a required component of the Explorers session.
For four nights each week, campers will be sleeping in tents and working as a group to prepare and cook their meals.

Drop-off and pick-up will occur at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall every day, except when campers are away for their overnight trip. Drop-off is at 8:15 a.m. and pick-up is at 3:45 p.m. Bus and extended day options are also available!

Sample Schedule

  • Connect with counselors and group
  • Review rules, expectations, and safety
  • Food shopping
  • Travel to Adventure Bound in Caratunk, ME
  • Challenges at the low/high ropes course
  • Moose spotting
  • White water rafting 
  •  White water rafting
  • Travel back to Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall 
  • Unload supplies
  • Group lunch 
This is intended to give an idea of the general type of adventures that the Explorers group will experience. Plans for the Summer 2022 sessions will be different!