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 2, 2021.

Lower Camp

  • Weekly from June 21 through August 13
  • 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 21 through August 13
  • 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 $1470 $1960 $2450 $2940 $3430 $3920

CIT Program

  • Weekly from June 21 through August 13 (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 Robert Kiley ( 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 21 thru August 13
  • 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, computers, 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.

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 (6/21-6/24) (4 days) $450
Note: this camp runs Monday through Thursday. 

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 (6/28-7/1) (4 days) $450
Note: this camp runs Monday through Thursday.

Co-Ed, Grades 3-8
Week 3 (7/5- 7/9) $475

Boys only, Grades 3-8
Week 5 (7/19-7/23) $475

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 (7/19-7/22) (4 days) $450
Note: this camp runs Monday through Thursday.

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 (7/12-7/15) (4 days) $450
Note: 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 (7/12-7/16) $475

Specialty Camps

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.

  • For ages 6 to 15 years old 
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.” 
Week 4 (7/12-7/16) $475

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.” 
Week 5 (7/19-7/23) $475

Join us for the now-classic Disney tale of a young chief bravely leaving home to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.
Week 6 (7/26-7/30) $475

Musical Adventure Week
Join our camp staff in an original musical adventure tailor-made for our group of campers. Come with enthusiasm and your own unique personality, and together we will craft an original production based on connection, positivity and courage. 
Week 7 (8/2-8/6) $475