Group Sizes for a Fun and Safe Time
The average number of campers per day is around 125, while our group size is between 10-20 campers. Our counselor to camper ratios are 1:5 for children 3-6 years old; 1:10 for children 7-12 years old. Special needs campers the rations and campers with mild needs the ratio is 1:4 for children with severe needs the ratio is 1:2. These are the minimum ratios we will have and we often exceed those ratios.
Some campers are outgoing and energetic, while others are shy and reluctant. Our counselors can ensure 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!
Come to Camp Prepared!
Lather up With Sunscreen:
We run an active summer camp where children will be outside. While we take sensible precautions on extremely hot days, children will inevitably be exposed to sunshine. Please make sure that you apply sunscreen to your child every morning before camp, and send an extra bottle for application after his/her swim lesson and during lunch. Please clearly label sunscreen or bug spray along with your child’s name and group and place it in his/her backpack. Our trained staff will help your child put on lotion if they are not able to do so themselves, but they are not solely responsible for sunscreen application.
Warm Up, Cool Down, and Stay Hydrated:
At our camp, we have a balance of outdoor and indoor activities. Campers can enjoy being active outdoors, but then cool off in the shade of the trees, in the pools, or in the air-conditioned classroom building. There are water fountains located throughout the building. Campers are also encouraged to bring refillable water bottles to camp.
Dedham Country Day Camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the Dedham Board of Health.