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Summer Camp

At Dedham Country Day Camp, we believe that summer time should reinforce the wonders of being a child, and the enduring joy of friendship. While we offer a broad range of activities from archery to woodworking, we also allow time in each day for the simple enjoyment of catching frogs in the stream, climbing trees and building forts in the pine grove.

If you have a child between the ages of 3 (must be toilet trained) through entering 8th grade, and you believe that summer is a time to explore, play, laugh, and learn, then DCD Camp is just the place. Our small size allows for each camper to get the individual attention we all want for our children. Come find out for yourself.

DCDC also has a Counsleor in Training (CIT) program for campers entering grades 9 & 10.

Horizon's Program Information

Please note, if you are trying to reach the main office for the HORIZONS SUMMER PROGRAM at DCD, please call 781-915-2626.  Visit the Horizons Program at DCD webpage for more information.

Come Visit Us!

DCD Camp Open Houses:

February 10  • 1:00 to 3pm
April 7            • 1:00 to 3pm

Camp Programs

Traditional Camp (Nursery-8th Grade)                                  
Sports Camp (2nd-8th Grade) 
8th graders will also be a part of a Leader in Training Program (new this year)                                              
CIT program for campers entering  9th & 10th grades*                                               

Summer 2019 Dates

2020 Dates and Rates coming soon                                                            
Register for just one week or multiple weeks for all programs
*2 Week minimum for CIT program

Camp Themes

2020 Weekly Themes coming soon

Lower Camp (3yrs.-entering Kindergarten)

For Campers ages 3 years old - entering Kindergarten old, our Lower Camp is the ideal first summer camp experience. Housed in our Primary School building, the warm home-like environment makes children feel comfortable from the moment they step inside the classroom doors. 

Our youngest campers enjoy a full program of activities, as well as plenty of time for good-old fashioned play on the playgrounds, in the "pine grove" and in the Primary School classrooms. The Lower Camp building is located adjacent to the swimming pools, making transition to and from swim-time easy. 

Our Lower Camp Director is an experienced Primary School Specialist. 

Campers between ages of 3 and 6 years may choose either the full day program (9am-4pm) or the half-day program (9am-1pm)

**Camper must be fully toilet trained

Upper Camp (entering 1st grade-entering 8th grade)

Our traditional day camp program has something for everyone. Camp begins at 9am with "morning round-up" and from there each camp group follows a daily schedule full of engaging activities

Each week, a special theme guides much of the fun. We have had visitors of all kinds ranging from a dog trainer and his trick dogs, to yo-yo entertainers, to scientists from the Museum of Science. However, most of the fun comes directly from the campers who put on Talent Shows, organize camp-wide Olympics, treasure hunts, and crazy contests of all kinds! Make sure to check out the theme calendar and register for the weeks that your camper would love the most.

Full Day available to all upper campers. (9am-4pm).
Half Day Option available only to campers entering 1st grade.

Sports Option (entering 2nd grade-entering 8th grade)

While some camps focus on honing athletic skills in only one sport, our campers enjoy a number of different athletic games and activities throughout each week. 

DCD Sports Camp introduces campers to a variety of sports including baseball/softball, basketball, soccer, field/floor hockey, flag/touch football, gymnastics, and an assortment of group games. Motor skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship will be taught through skill repetition, drills, and game-like situations in a fun and challenging program. Sports Campers also receive a Swim Lesson each morning.

Sports Campers get their extra dose of athletic activities in the morning, and then in the afternoon they join the day campers for Archery, Woodworking, Field Sports, and Free Swim.

For More Information Contact:

Lisa Kaplan
Camp Director
email: Lkaplan@dcds.net

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