Extraordinary Explorations and Awesome Adventures Weekly sessions will begin on June 21 and run through August 20

Campers become immersed in hands-on science and nature activities alongside friends old and new. A mix of traditional camp songs and games adds to the weekly experience.

Important Safety Guidelines During Camp This Summer:

  • Campers will be expected wear masks and to maintain distance between themselves and others whenever possible. Campers will be staying in their designated cohort/pod and will not be mixing amongst other campers.
  • Any updates to the Summer Camp Welcome Packet will be sent out to registered campers with updated information regarding changes to our programming, preparing your child for camp, and drop-off and pick-up instructions.
  • Register: online, or call 508.929.2703
  • Camper age: MUST be 4 ½ (half day program only) or 5 years old by June 22, 2021
  • Camp hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Half-day Tadpole (ages 4 ½ - 6) hours: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Pricing per week

    • Ages 7–14* (Camp Child): $365
    • Ages 4.5–6 (Tadpoles) Half Day: $195
    • Ages 5–6 (Tadpoles) Full Day): $380

    Deposits & Payments:

    • Phone: 50% per session per child (balance due May 15, 2021)
    • Online: paid in full at time of registration
    • Deposits and camp fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Refunds of any portion of the camp fees (minus $125 processing fee) may only be made when written notice of cancellation and a request for refund is received by May 1 for summer camp and four weeks before the start of vacation school vacation week camps. More details on our Vacation & Summer Camp Cancelation/Refund Policy can be found here.
     

Parent Information:


Summer Camp Welcome Packet 2021


Refund Policy


Required Forms:

  • Camper health & permission forms are digital. Once your initial camp registration & payment have been processed our Education Team will submit your camp registration details to CampDoc. Watch your email 1-2 weeks after registering with the EcoTarium for camp for an online link to complete the required camp paperwork through CampDoc.
  • Required camp paperwork includes acknowledgement of our camp guidelines, as well as
    required health forms, permission forms, and waivers.  It is the parent/guardian's
    responsibility to complete and return these forms before the child attends camp. State
    and local camp regulations require us to send your child home if we do not have these
    forms on file.
  • If you have any questions about the camp paperwork process, please contact our Camp
    Director at campdirector@ecotarium.org or 508.929.2721.

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June 21-June 25 Eco Explore

Jump into summer with a week full of hands-on investigation, exploration, and fun.

Open to Full or Half Day Tadpoles (4.5-6 years old) and Camp Child (7-12 years old)

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June 28 – July 2 Creature Feature

Peek behind the scenes to meet native wildlife and discover how different animals talk, eat, move, and play.

Open to Full or Half Day Tadpoles (4.5-6 years old) and Camp Child (7-12 years old)

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July 5 – July 9 ImagiNature

Spark your creativity, imagination, and wonder as you explore science and nature through art, movement, and storytelling.

Open to Full or Half Day Tadpoles (4.5-6 years old) and Camp Child (7-12 years old)

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July 12 – July 16 Mission: Earth and Space

Journey around the Earth and beyond the Solar System as you take on stellar science and astronomical engineering challenges.

Open to Full or Half Day Tadpoles (4.5-6 years old) and Camp Child (7-12 years old)

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July 19 – July 23 Outdoor Adventures

Construct shelters, catch frogs, and explore the woods as you practice the skills you need to enjoy the great outdoors.

Open to Full or Half Day Tadpoles (4.5-6 years old) and Camp Child (7-12 years old)

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July 26 – July 30 Solve it with STEM

Engineer solutions to real-world problems found in your backyard and across the globe.

Open to Full or Half Day Tadpoles (4.5-6 years old) and Camp Child (7-12 years old)

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August 2 – August 6 Spies and Mysteries

Solve an exciting EcoTarium mystery using imagination, forensic science, technology, and engineering.

Open to Full or Half Day Tadpoles (4.5-6 years old) and Camp Child (7-12 years old)

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August 9 – August 13 Animal Treats and Training

Discover the challenges and rewards of being a zookeeper as you learn how to keep creatures happy and healthy.

Open to Full or Half Day Tadpoles (4.5-6 years old) and Camp Child (7-12 years old)

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August 16 – August 20 Wild About Nature

Explore the museum’s historic collections and try your hand at modern methods for studying the beauty and diversity of nature.

Open to Full or Half Day Tadpoles (4.5-6 years old) and Camp Child (7-12 years old)

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Counselor in Training (CIT) Program: Ages 13-14

Due to current COVID-19 guidelines for recreational summer camps, EcoTarium is not hosting our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program for summer 2021.

Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is for young teens interested in learning and teaching science and nature topics. Teens build leadership skills through team-building activities alongside their peers, and discover firsthand what it’s like to be a camp counselor as well as productive members of their community. Mentor counselors coach CITs as they learn to apply group-facilitation skills and assist younger campers. CITs will leave this program with a sense of teamwork, stronger communication skills, and a better understanding of who they are as leaders. This program is also excellent preparation for our popular Junior Counselor volunteer program.

EcoTarium Summer Discovery Camp complies with Regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430) and is licensed by the local Board of Health. Information on these regulations can be obtained at 617-983-6761.  Parents/guardians may request acknowledgement of staff background checks and policies on health care and discipline as allowed by law. Please contact campdirector@ecotarium.org with requests or to file any grievances.