A typical camp day will be spent exploring the pond, forests, and streams that make up Camp Denison. Morning sessions focus on a specific aspect of the week’s theme and 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, creating debris shelters, or participating in our always popular shenana-ponding. While the Town of Georgetown does not permit swimming at Camp Denison, campers are allowed to splash in the sandy shallows of Baldpate Pond and dunk their heads to cool off. We 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, and Explorers and Pioneers enjoy lunch and afternoon activities together. Our staff is always alert to make 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.
Our Navigators spend their day separate from the younger campers, exploring deep into the woods while participating in more challenging activities such as advanced woodcrafting, canoeing, mountain biking, and team-building activities.
Location: Camp Denison, 84 Nelson St., Georgetown
Time: 9am – 3pm (optional 4pm pick-up $35/wk)
Ages: 6-14 (all 6-year-olds must have completed a year of kindergarten)
We offer a $45 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.)
All payments are fully refundable prior to May 1 (less deposit). After May 1, a refund is only available if we can fill your camper’s spot off our wait list.
North Shore Nature Programs continues to follow all COVID-related camp guidance provided by the state of Massachusetts. We are constantly updating our policy and procedures to meet this guidance. If you have any questions related to these policies, please do not hesitate to contact us.