For additional information, please contact Assistant Camp Director AnnMarie Leonard: or call 781-848-7258.


Lower Camp

  • Weekly from June 25 through August 17
  • For ages 3.9 to 5 years old
  • 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • 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.

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General Camp

  • Weekly from June 25 through August 17
  • For ages 6 to 13 years old
  • 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • 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.

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CIT Program

  • Weekly from June 25 through August 17
  • For ages 14 to 16 years old
  • 9:00am to 4:00pm

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. The application deadline is March 10, 2017. An interview and references are required. Candidates should submit an application, then contact Kristan Gately ( after March 27, to schedule an interview

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Extended Day

Weekly from June 25 thru August 17

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 8:30am
Breakfast is provided in the Dining Hall.
$50 per week

Early Afternoon Session: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Held in Main Building for Lower Program children. Snacks are provided.
$75 per week

Late Afternoon Session: 4:00 to 6:00pm
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)

9:00am to 4:00pm
$425 per week, unless otherwise noted

Improve your hitting, pitching and glovework with Matt McGuirk, Thayer’s current assistant varsity baseball coach and former 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 3 (7/9-7/13) and Week 5 (7/23-7/27)

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 (8/6-8/10)

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. For additional information please contact Brandon Odom at

Co-Ed, Grades 3-8
Week 4 (7/16-7/20)

Boys only, Grades 3-8
Week 6 (7/30-8/3)

Football camp is led by Jeff Toussaint, the head coach of Thayer Academy's varsity football team, and his staff. Daily drills focus on fundamentals and position-specific skills, with daily razzle-dazzle and 7-on-7 touch competitions.

Boys only, Grades 5-10
Week 8 (8/13-8/17)

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 15 golfers.

Co-Ed, Ages 7-14
Week 1 (6/25-6/29)
Week 3 (7/9-7/13)

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 (7/23-7/26: 4 days)
Note: this camp runs Monday through Thursday. $400.

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 3.9-7
Week 4 (7/16-7/20)

Learn and develop your soccer skills with Thayer Assistant Boys Varsity Soccer 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 3 (7/9-7/13)

Specialty Camps

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

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 (8/6-8/10) $500
Note: Some trips require early departure and/or a late return.


SHARKS is an exciting week-long course on sharks led by renowned shark expert and Thayer Alumnus Dr. Austin Gallagher ’04, Chief Scientist of Beneath the Waves, featuring engaging and informative talks and fun activities, engaging laboratory experiments, and hands-on experience tagging sharks and doing research in Cape Cod. Monday, Tuesday and Friday will be on the Thayer campus all day. Wednesday and Thursday we will leave Thayer in the morning and be out on a boat off of Cape Cod.

Co-Ed, Grades 5-8, limited to 15 kids
Week 5 (7/23-7/27) $800

Theater Camps

Peter Pan, Camp Thayer Style
Join Peter, Wendy, Michael and John in a magical adventure to Neverland! Our Peter Pan is an original adaptation featuring some of the best loved songs from both the Disney and Broadway versions, including “I Won’t Grow Up,” “I’m Flying,” and “Wendy.” With many roles for Lost Boys, Lost Girls, and lots of pirates, every child will have a chance to experience the magic of theatre first-hand.

Co-Ed, Grades 1-4
Week 1 (6/25-6/29) $425

High School Musical, Camp Thayer Style
“We’re all in this together!” Your favorite characters learn to listen to their hearts and resist the status quo in this Disney channel hit. High School Musical features your favorite songs and dance numbers including, “Start of Something New,” “Getcha Head in the Game,” and “Breaking Free.”

Co-Ed, Grades 4-8
Week 3 (7/9-7/13) $425

The Wizard of Oz, Camp Thayer Style
The classic film comes to life on the Thayer Stage with Dorothy’s magical journey to Oz! Join the Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion and lots of munchkins, flying monkeys and citizens of Oz in an adventure over the rainbow. Classic songs include, “Over the Rainbow,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.”

Co-Ed, Grades 1-4
Week 4 (7/16-7/20) $425

Charlotte's Web, Camp Thayer Style
Join Charlotte, Fern, Wilbur, Templeton and the gang in the classic story of friendship, compassion and sacrifice. With music by the writers of "Mary Poppins" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," there will be something for everyone in this uplifting show.

Co-Ed, Grades 4-8
Week 5 (7/23-7/27) $425