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


NOTE: Camp Thayer will be closed, Friday, July 3, 2020.

Lower Camp

  • Weekly from June 22 through August 14
  • For ages 3.9 to 5 years old
  • 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Extended Day options are available

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. Optional Extended Day schedules are also available.

1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks 7 Weeks 8 Weeks
$370 $740 $1090 $1410 $1700 $1965 $2200 $2430

General Camp

  • Weekly from June 22 through August 14
  • 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. These include sports, drama, music, dance, computers, pottery, sailing, and a ropes course.

1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks 7 Weeks 8 Weeks
$490 $980 $1440 $1840 $2190 $2510 $2800 $3065

CIT Program

  • Weekly from June 22 through August 14
  • For ages 14 to 15 years old
  • 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. Each week will be limited to 25 CITs. An interview and references are required. Candidates should submit an application, then contact Robert Kiley ( after March 25th to schedule an interview.

1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks 7 Weeks 8 Weeks
$310 $580 $850 $1120 $1375 $1625 $1880 $2135

CIT Application

Extended Day

Weekly from June 22 thru August 14

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, computers, recreational swimming, and four square.

Morning Session: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast is provided in the Dining Hall.
$60 per week

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.
$75 per week

Late Afternoon Session: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Held on the Upper School campus. Snacks are provided.
$75 per week

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.

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

Co-Ed, Ages 6-12
Week 1 (6/22-6/25 4 days) Note: this camp runs Monday through Thursday $425

Recreational Basketball
Coach Mark Fiedor seeks enthusiastic players who are ready to learn and develop their hoop skills! Players are grouped by age and ability. A.M. sessions feature individual/group instruction; P.M. sessions feature scrimmages and games.

Co-Ed, Grades 2-6
Week 7 (8/3-8/7) $450

Basketball Skills & Drills
Thayer Head Varsity Basketball Coach Brandon Odom '04 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 and listen to lectures from collegiate as well as professional athletes in the afternoon. In addition, competitive scrimmages and games will round out the day and highlight what you have learned.

Co-Ed, Grades 3-8
Week 2 (6/29-7/2 4 days) Note: this camp runs Monday through Thursday. $425

Co-Ed, Grades 3-8
Week 3 (7/6- 7/10) $450

Boys only, Grades 3-8
Week 5 (7/20-7/24) $450

Camp Thayer's Golf Program will be held at Braintree Municipal Golf Course and Harmon Club, with instruction provided by Thayer Golf Coach Ed Flynn. The program includes golf instruction, free swim, and a group activity. Transportation will be provided by Camp Thayer to and from the golf course. The camp is limited to 16 golfers.

Co-Ed, Ages 7-14
Week 1 (6/22-6/26) $450
Week 3 (7/6-7/10) $450

Girls Lacrosse
Girls lacrosse camp is offered to players of all levels ages 9-14. 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 (7/20-7/23 4 days) Note: this camp runs Monday through Thursday $425

Boys Lacrosse
Boys lacrosse camp is an instructional camp offered to players grades 4-8. Our staff includes the Thayer Boys Varsity 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 4 (7/13-7/16 4 days) Note: this camp runs Monday through Thursday. $425

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 (7/13-7/17) $450

Learn and develop your soccer skills with coach Jake Spedden. This week's program is open to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced players, and is grouped by ability and age, with individualized instruction.

Co-Ed, Ages 7-14
Week 2 (6/29-7/2 4 days) Note: this camp runs Monday through Thursday. $425

Specialty Camps

Discover new talents, develop skills, and build confidence with fun new challenges! (Lunch and free swim included)
9:00am to 4:00pm

Daytrippers - SOLD OUT
A wide range of varied trips is in store for Camp Thayer Daytrippers! Daytripper sessions may include fun times at Water Wizz, a Paw Sox baseball game, whale watching, a tour of Fenway Park, exploring the Harbor Islands, a trip to the Aquarium, Nantasket Beach, mini golf, a visit to an amusement park, and/or other exciting activities including sailing, rollerblading, and kayaking. NOTE: Some trips require early departure and/or a late return.

Co-Ed, Ages 9-12
Week 7 (8/3-8/7) $500
Note: Some trips require early departure and/or a late return.

Robotics Camp
Through a series of hands-on activities and games, campers will explore the fundamentals of robotics and engineering, led by Thayer Upper School science teacher Adam Pearson. Using VEX IQ kits in a state of the art high school robotics lab, we will start by examining the basic building blocks of any device, known as simple machines. We will then work our way through constructing and programming robots with multiple types of sensors. By the end of the week, campers will have engaged in building, programming, and problem solving through the exciting lens of robotics. 

Co-Ed, Grades 5-8, limit 15 campers
Week 5 (7/20-7/24) $500
Week 6 (7/27-7/31) $500

Theater Camps
Directed by Thayer Upper School Arts faculty Kelly Hines 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.

Join us for the classic story of the hopeful orphan and her dog, Sandy, as she finds her forever home with the wealthy Oliver Warbucks. Annie is a perfect “first musical” for new performers, with something special for everyone! Famous songs include “Tomorrow,” “Hard Knock Life,” and “Easy Street.” 

Co-Ed, Grades 1-4, limit 50 campers
Week 4 (7/13-7/17) $450

High School Musical 3
We wrap up our High School Musical journey with the exciting final chapter! Join Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay and the whole gang as they “graduate” high school. We will give our own Camp TA spin to the story and build a fun and energetic ensemble experience for our team. Songs include “Now or Never,” “The Boys are Back,” and “We’re All in This Together.” 

Co-Ed, Grades 4-8, limit 50 campers
Week 5 (7/20-7/24) $450

We gather “revolting children” together to tell Roald Dahl’s story of individuality, magic, and friendship. With lots of humor and heart, this ensemble will have lots of special moments to allow each child to shine. Songs include “Naughty,” “When I Grow Up,” and “Revolting Children.” 

Co-Ed, Grades 1-4, limit 50 campers
Week 6 (7/27-7/31) $450

The Tony Award winning musical gets a Camp TA spin in our final show of the season. The lovable ogre, Donkey, Fiona, Pinocchio and a world of hilarious fairy-tale characters show us the power of acceptance and individuality with lots of humor and heart. Songs include “Who I’d Be,” “I Know it’s Today,” and “Let Your Freak Flag Fly.” 

Co-Ed, Grades 4-8, limit 50 campers
Week 7 (8/3-8/7) $450