Summer Camp

2020 registration

 

Camp is a great way to befriend one another and the Earth. Every summer, Boxerwood offers day camps for children from ages 4 to 11.

Our camps all share core traits that we think are essential for kids: an emphasis on community-making, adventures, creativity, service, wildness, wonder, scientific investigations, and play.

Special message for 2020

April 1st, 2020: In keeping with Gov. Northam’s March 30th public health directive, we have cancelled camps scheduled for the first two weeks in June. At this point, Boxerwood is still prepared to offer a limited camp season, starting June 23.

May 11, 2020: For the well-being of all concerned, we will also no longer be able to offer Adventure Camp (June 22-26). At this point, we are still enrolling campers for the July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7 camps and will post any updates in a timely manner.

June 26, 2020: In light of ongoing research and current covid-19 realities, we have concluded with regret that Boxerwood will not be able to offer camps that meet our safety and programmatic standards this season. We look forward to returning to a robust season next summer. Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding. We are all disappointed. Meanwhile, the woodland wonders of Boxerwood remain open for family exploring and discovery—come meander! 

CAMP DETAILS

  • Boxerwood Nature Camps are directed and supervised by our education staff and summer counselors.
  • All activities are conducted on the Boxerwood Nature Center property with the exception of the Expedition Camp.
  • Each day of camp features outdoor nature investigations and projects as well as supervised free play.
  • Campers are grouped in small, similar-aged clans and engage in age-appropriate activities.
  • All campers should bring their own water bottle, a morning snack, and lunch.
  • Campers should come dressed for outdoor activities (even on rainy days!). On some days they will need a bathing suit, towels, and waterproof shoes, if they have them.
  • Parents are responsible for transporting their campers to and from camp (carpooling is encouraged).
  • Scholarships are available for campers who would otherwise be unable to attend camp.

nature explorer camp

Director: Hannah West

$185

June 1 – June 5
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
pre-k; ages 4 & 5
max. enrollment: 20

Outdoor adventures with the youngest, including hands-on fun plus Play Trail.

Cancelled

June 8 – June 12
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
rising 1st – 3rd graders
max. enrollment: 30

Connect with Boxerwood and its habitats, create art, make new friends.

Cancelled

adventure camp

Director: Hannah West

$185

June 22 – June 26
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
rising 3rd – 6th graders
max. enrollment: 30

Explore, find hidden wonders, and enjoy outdoor play with fellow adventurers.

Cancelled

expedition camp

Director: Elise Sheffield

$290

July 27 – July 31
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
rising 3rd – 6th graders
max. enrollment: 11

We’ll travel to a different local river site each day, investigating aquatic life, and playing along the waters-edge (sorry, no swimming). Van transport with pick up and drop-off at Boxerwood.

Cancelled

nature detectives

Director: Hannah West

$185

Aug 3 – Aug 7
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
4 yrs – rising 3rd graders
max. enrollment: 30

We’re all connected! We’ll discover the connections through natural wonders, inventive crafts, and supervised play.

Cancelled

DISCOUNTS

Contact Hannah West hannah@boxerwood.org 540-463-2697 for a discount code if you are a member, counselor in training, or if you would like to request a financial-need scholarship to support the cost of your child’s camp

Have your discount code before you start filling out the form. Enter the code when prompted. Make sure to fill out all of the information, and click SUBMIT.

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