Summer Camp

Dedham Country Day 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 3.5 and 12, 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.

Weekly Dates:                                  Themes:                                 Programs Available at DCDC:

Week 1 (June 26 - June 30)    -    CARNIVAL                          Traditional Camp (Nursery-7th grade)
Week 2 (July 3 - July 7)          -    COLOR CRAZY                            Sports Camp (2nd -7th grade)
no camp July 4th                                                                   CIT* (Entering grade 10)-weeks 3,4,5,6,7,8
Week 3 (July 10 - July 14)      -    PIRATES                             Drone Camp (Ages 9-14)-weeks 3,4,5
Week 4 (July 17 - July 21)      -    DCDC BEACH                        Computer Camp (Ages 8-12)-week 7
Week 5 (July 24 - July 28)      -    MAD SCIENCE                         
Week 6 (July 31 - Aug. 4)       -    WIZARDING WORLD OF DCDC                                                   
Week 7 (Aug. 7 - Aug 11)       -    HALLOWEEN                    
Week 8 (Aug. 14 - Aug 18)     -    SAFARI                                  Traditional and Sports camps run all 8 weeks                           
Register for just one week or multiple weeks for all programs
*3 Week minimum for CIT program, no change in cost with additional weeks

Camp Open House April 2, 2017 1pm-3pm

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Lower Camp (3.5-6 yrs.)

For Campers ages 3.5-6 years 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 3.5 and 6 years may choose either the full day program (9am-4pm) or the half-day program (9am-1pm)

Upper Camp (7-12 yrs.)

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.

Upper Camp is a full day program (9am-4pm). There is no half-day option.

Sports Camp (7-12 yrs.)

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.

Drone Camp (Ages 9-14) & Computer Camp (Ages 7-12 yrs.)

Drone Camp
DCDC Partners with Drobots for a wonderful fun and educational experience.
Offered 2 weeks, register for 1, 2, or both weeks.


July 10-July 14: Coding Drones and Obstacle Racing
We check all of the boxes of STEM drone education during this action-packed program. Teams transition from the simulator to the remote control and enjoy a multitude of thrilling challenges on and off the ground! Get ready for a week of friendly competition as you and your team take to the sky and attempt to win the badge of the Ultimate Drone Games champion. Participants will experience the thrill of today’s latest drone technology including drones equipped with mini nerf cannons and mini grabbers. It’s all about the grand finale as teams conquer challenges and earn points for the end-of-week event: Ultimate Drobot Games. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.

July 17-July 21: Drone Exploration, Fly, Create, and Innovate
Did You Know: Drones deliver medical supplies to persons in need? Drones deliver burritos to college students and pizza to families? Drones are deployed and drop lifebuoys to swimmers during a rescue? The landscape is wide open and there is no better time then now to allow your imagination to run wild. This program will open the creative minds of participants as they learn all about some of the most fascinating drone solutions to date. Teams will first learn about some of the incredible problems drone technology has solved; and then have the opportunity to interact with inventors currently in the drone industry via video conference. Upon building a base of knowledge, experience and confidence, participants will then fly and code drones as they work together in teams to create their own business, environmental, or safety drone solution. Instructors will challenge teams to focus on the social and ethical responsibilities that accompany the powerful and evolving drone technological advances.
-Each participant receives their own Drobots Flight Book™.
-No drone flying experience necessary.
-Participants are organized into age-appropriate groups.
-Where Technology Meets Fresh Air™.


Computer Camp

DCDC Partners with Youth Digital
3D Game Design
offered only one week:

August 7-11

Kids Create a 3D ​Video Game!
Kids learn key game design skills and principles to create their own 3D
​video game,
 empowering young gamers to shift from game players to game creators.

School Information

Dedham Country Day School
90 Sandy Valley Rd 
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone (781) 329-0850