The average number of campers per day is between 75 and 110, while the average group size is between 8 and 14. Our counselor to camper ratios are 1:5 for children 3-6 years old; 1:7 for children 7 years old - entering 7th grade and for special needs campers the ratios are 1:4 for children with mild needs and a ratio of 1:2 for campers with severe needs. These are the minimum ratios we will have and often exceed those ratios.
Some campers are outgoing and energetic, while others are shy and reluctant. Our counselors can insure that each child, regardless of disposition, learns and grows from the DCDC experience. Parents remark that they love the intimate feeling on campus and are surprised when all the counselors know all of the campers by name, even those who are not in their groups!
Group size will be determined by the Covid guidelines put out by the CDC, Dedham Board of Health and the ACA.