Virtual Summer Camp!

 

In a normal summer, we would be welcoming all of our campers to Camp Denison for 8 weeks of fun and exploration. As we all know, this summer will be anything but “normal.” However, that does not mean that your child cannot still get outside and explore. We are offering 6 weeks of virtual Wild About Nature starting on June 22. Our virtual programming will be camper-directed and require no special tools or equipment. If you register, you will receive daily emails providing instructions and videos to direct your camper’s outdoor exploration. All activities will take place in your yard or local park and require limited parental participation and supervision — all for $50/family per week. If interested, please email: andrew@northshorenatureprograms.com today! We hope to resume our in-person programming by August. To learn about what our camps usually look like, keep reading!

Summer Camp

 

Children should be outside during the summer. The long, warm days are perfect for outdoor exploration along with fun and games with friends. Wild About Nature provides a safe, nurturing environment for your child to explore, grow, and make the most out of their summer break. Our groups are kept small so that children have meaningful interactions with fellow campers and counselors. All of our staff go through a rigorous week of training and have prior experience working with children.

A Typical Day at Wild About Nature at Camp Denison…

A typical camp day will be spent exploring the pond, forests, and streams that makeup Camp Denison. Morning sessions will focus on a specific aspect of the week’s theme and will involve hands-on investigations and activities. Afternoons are a little more relaxed. Campers can choose from a range of games and activities that might include building a bird feeder, playing Capture the Flag, erecting debris shelters, or fishing. Our older groups will be able to swim in Boxford State Forest during the afternoons while our younger campers splash in the sandy shallows of Baldpate Pond. We will finish the day with a closing circle around a campfire and share what we learned, saw, or made us laugh during the day.

Our campers are split into groups by age: Explorers (6-8 years old), Pioneers (9-11 years old), and Navigators (12-14). Each group embarks on their separate journey to begin each day, but everyone returns at lunch. Afternoon activities are open to campers from all groups, with our staff making sure all interactions are age appropriate and that all children are having fun. In the past, we have found that the older campers take on an important mentoring role for our younger campers and get them excited about the camp adventures they’ll take when they get older.

Wild About Nature at Camp Denison…

Location: Camp Denison, 84 Nelson St., Georgetown
​Time: 9am – 3pm (optional 4pm pick-up $25/wk)
Ages: 6-14 (all 6-year-olds must have completed a year of kindergarten)
Fees: $300/wk
We offer a 10% per week discount for campers registering for multiple weeks. (Our goal is to get as many kids out into nature as possible. If our fees present a financial hardship, please contact us as we do have scholarships/reduced pricing available.)