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    Camp Thoreau


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: Other
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Traditional Camp
    • Sub-Categories: Multi-Arts, Tennis, Water Sports
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • Accreditation: American Camp Association
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Nestled on 35 wooded acres in historic Concord, MA, Summer's Edge at CampThoreau focuses on building character, confidence and community. From archery to arts & crafts, ropes courses to campfire building, the Camp Thoreau experience is rooted in caring and kindness where kids can be kids. Campers aged 4 –15 years old will become a member of a community that act in a caring, respectful, fair and friendly manner.

    Camp Thoreau was founded in Concord, MA, in 1951 by a young couple by the names of Dot and Click Pulis. They owned a small piece of land and hosted thirty five campers their first year! Over sixty years later, Camp Thoreau hosts hundreds of kids Pre-School through 10th grade while holding the traditions and philosophies that Dot and Click instilled - to give kids the chance to experience nature and participate in activities in a safe and supportive environment.

    With the guidance of group counselors and program leaders, campers aged 4 – 15 years old will:

    • Become a member of a community of individuals that act in a caring, respectful, fair and friendly manner.
    • Be acknowledged each session for their achievements/milestones within the camp curriculum.
    • Be acknowledged when demonstrating character within the camp community.

    We offer options to fit the needs of every camper offering a Full Day Camp, Mini Camp for our youngest campers and a Junior Tennis Camp for ages 7 - 17.