For additional information, please contact Camp Director Cathy Turpel (cturpel@thayer.org 781-848-7255) or Assistant Camp Director AnnMarie Leonard (aleonard@thayer.org 781-848-7258).

Programs

NOTE: Camp Thayer will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022.

Lower Camp

  • Weekly from June 20 through August 12
  • For ages 3.9 to 5 years old
  • 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Extended Day options are available (see below)

Camp Thayer’s Lower Camp features activities that are scaled to size for young children, with a staff-to-child ratio of 1:5. Kids in this program enjoy a set schedule of activities, and remain with their groups and counselors throughout the day. 

1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks 7 Weeks 8 Weeks
$370 $740 $1110 $1480 $1850 $2220 $2590 $2960

General Camp

  • Weekly from June 20 through August 12
  • For ages 6 to 13 years old 
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Extended Day options are available

At Camp Thayer’s General Camp, children enjoy a variety of activities and are grouped with other campers their age. Groups are co-ed for grades 1 - 6. To encourage free expression and a sense of unity, girls and boys entering grades 7 and 8 are placed in single-sex groups. All activities provide kids with opportunities for new experiences or with time to spend on a favorite interest. 

1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks 7 Weeks 8 Weeks
$490 $980 $1470 $1960 $2450 $2940 $3430 $3920

CIT Program

  • Weekly from June 20 through August 12 (2 week limit)
  • For ages 14 to 15 years old (limit 15)
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

CITs (Counselors in Training) are assigned to groups or activities as apprentices to the head and senior counselors. Participants develop leadership and interpersonal skills. As part of their training, CITs get a working knowledge of the many activities and program areas offered by Camp Thayer. An interview and references are required. Candidates should submit an application, then contact Jacob Spedden (jspedden@thayer.org) to schedule an interview.

1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks 7 Weeks 8 Weeks
$310 $620 $930 $1240 $1550 $1860 $2170 $2480

CIT Application

Extended Day

  • Weekly from June 20 thru August 12
  • For all ages

Extended Day options are available for students of all ages in ALL programs and are supervised by a head counselor who is assisted by senior and junior counselors. Activities may include arts & crafts, board games, recreational swimming, and four square. 

Morning Session: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast is provided in the Dining Hall.

1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks 7 Weeks 8 Weeks
$60 $120 $180 $240 $300 $360 $420 $480

Early Afternoon Session: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Held in Main Building for Lower Program children. Campers participate in activities for the remainder of the day. Snacks are provided.

1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks 7 Weeks 8 Weeks
$75 $150 $225 $300 $375 $450 $525 $600

Late Afternoon Session: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Held on the Upper School campus. Snacks are provided.

1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks 7 Weeks 8 Weeks
$75 $150 $225 $300 $375 $450 $525 $600

Sports Camps

Camp Thayer's Sports Camps allow kids to learn and develop their athletic skills in a fun, friendly, non-competitive environment. Highly skilled instructors and coaches teach game strategies and offer a full range of instruction. (Lunch and free swim included)

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Baseball
Improve your hitting, pitching and glovework with Rick Forestiere, Thayer’s current Varsity Baseball Coach and Athletic Director, and his staff. Emphasis on strategies, rules, hitting, pitching, positions, fielding mechanics and baserunning, with daily scrimmages.

Co-Ed, Ages 6-12
Week 1 (6/20-23, 4 days) $465
Note: this camp runs Monday through Thursday. 

Basketball Skills & Drills
Mark Fiedor and his group of talented staff provide positive and informative instruction about the game of basketball. Come participate in dynamic skill drills and stations during the morning session. In addition, competitive scrimmages and games will round out the day and highlight what you have learned.

Boys only, Grades 3-8
Week 5 (7/18 - 7/22) $490

Co-Ed, Grades 3-8
Week 7 (8/1-8/5) $490 

Girls Lacrosse
Girls Lacrosse camp is offered to players of all levels ages 9-14. Led by Thayer Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach Anni Zukauskas '94 P ‘28, ‘29, our all-star staff is made up of stand-out current high school and college players—alongside top-tier high school coaches. All levels of talent and ability are welcome. Athletes will be evaluated and grouped based on skill level, and have fun competing in our infamous “Final Four Tournament” while improving their fundamental skill level, “lacrosse IQ,” fitness, and most importantly individual confidence. They also grasp the benefits of team work!

Girls only, Grades 3-8
Week 5 (7/18-21, 4 days) $465
Note: this camp runs Monday through Thursday.

Boys Lacrosse
Boys Lacrosse camp is an instructional camp offered to players grades 4-8. Led by Thayer Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach Ben Rubeor, our staff includes Thayer boys lacrosse coaches and current high school and college lacrosse players. We will teach the game of lacrosse in an effort to make each player better, more confident, and more creative by the end of the week. We will focus on fundamentals, decision-making, and teamwork through a variety of skills and drills. We will demonstrate the skill, practice it through repetition, and then use it to compete. We believe in having fun and working hard, and we will conclude the week with a day of individual and team competitions, based on the skills we've practiced with an emphasis on how we've improved throughout the week. Snack and lunch will be provided as well as afternoon swim. What to bring: Full lacrosse gear, stick, cleats, and tennis shoes.

Boys only, Grades 4-8
Week 2 (6/27-6/30) $465
Week 6 (7/25-7/28) $465
Note: both weeks this camp runs Monday through Thursday.

Lax & Crafts for Kids
Start your kids early learning the basics of lacrosse with experienced coaches and staff! Designed for the littlest ones. This camp covers the fundamentals and team interaction while developing athletic skills and coordination. Lunch and snacks provided; fun with arts & crafts and swimming in the afternoon.

Co-Ed, Ages 3.9-8
Week 4 (7/11-15) $490

Specialty Camps

Theater Camps
Directed by Thayer Upper School Arts faculty Kelly Hines, John Crampton, and Dan Alosa, each production is custom written and musically arranged to feature all students in their best light and create a meaningful collaborative ensemble theatre experience. Students receive professional instruction in all foundational aspects of theatre arts – singing, dance, acting, and basic stagecraft. Large casts offer mentorship and support, and every student finds their moment to shine. All weeks have lunch and free swim included.

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Disney's Hercules
Grades 5-8, limit 40
Week 2 (6/27 - 7/1) $490
How does someone go from zero to hero? We will tell this old classic with a new twist in this
story of inspiration from the Muses and divine intervention! With your favorite songs from
Disney's classic animated film, including "Zero to Hero," "The Gospel Truth" and "I Won't Say
I'm in Love," there are plenty of characters to explore in this classic Greek tale.

"Our Time: A Musical Revue"
Grades 5-8, limit 40
Week 4 (7/11-15) $490
This will be a uniquely tailored musical with themes of connection, friendship and support.
Featuring some favorite Broadway hits ("Popular" and "You Will Be Found") and some new and
surprising tunes ("What it Means to Be a Friend"), this show will evolve through the week with
contributions and ideas from our campers.

Hero Academy
Grades 1-4, limit 35
Week 6 (7/25-29) $490
"Be the hero of your story!" is the motto of the Hero Academy. We follow our young heroes as
they strive to be the best they can be. Their teachers, including Hercules, Elphaba, Mr. Grinch
and others, train them well and warn of the many villains they may encounter. There is
something for everyone in this original musical production including songs like "Hero is my
middle name," "Poison Ivy," "Children will Listen," and "Poor unfortunate souls."

Frozen Kids
Grades 1-4, limit 35
Week 7 (8/1-5) $490
This stage adaptation of the film, follows Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite
characters on a snow-packed journey of self-discovery, friendship, and the real meaning
of true love. Songs include "Love is an open door," "Do you want to build a snowman?"
and "Let it go." Join us and give your air conditioner a break!