Tenacare Country Day School
Happy Kids! Happy Staff! Happy Summer!
|Thank you for voting us BEST DAY CAMP in Wellesley! Summer 2014 was a great success. Thank you for you amazing support of Tenacre Day Camp. We look forward to seeing you all next summer!|
Tenacre Day Camp is located in Wellesley, and is situated in a friendly, caring, elementary school setting. The camp offers four two-week sessions for boys and girls ages 3 to 12. We also allow for single week enrollments, and we offer a Week 9
. The administration and staff strive to make every child feel comfortable and safe in a fun camp environment. Founded in 1973, the camp’s noncompetitive environment fosters self-esteem and individual accomplishments. The foundation of the camp's success is the quality of the staff.TOURS: Please call 781.235.3238
The Tenacre Day Camp experience was all that we had hoped it would be and more. Kate rushed to the door every morning to go to camp, then hopped happily out of the car at drop-off and had a big smile on her face at pick-up. She had fun, learned, made friends and grew thanks to the care and commitment you and your stellar staff put into the camp program. Her swimming improved exponentially; it was remarkable. She continues to show me what her swim teacher showed her at camp. And "Kids Wanna Rock" is still talked about (and viewed!) in our house. Thank you, thank you. We'll look forward to seeing you next summer.
-2013 ParentRegistration and Forms (click here)
The 2015 application materials will be available in January.
Camp Video - Channel 5 Eye Opener - Summer 2014
|We Keep Your Campers Safe|
Tenacre is a well-established Day Camp, and some of the staff has been with the camp for over 20 years, including the Director. We realize that sending your child to our camp is a big step, and we want to assure you that children are our greatest responsibility. The safety and health of your child is our top priority.
Tenacre is certified every 3rd year by the American Camp Association. ACA-accredited camps must meet up to 300 nationally recognized standards. In Summer 2011, Tenacre received 100% in each of the 7 categories.
The Staff play an incredibly important role in assuring that our facility is safe, and that your children have a fun summer! Each member of our staff is screened through an extensive face-to-face interview process for their qualifications. We background check everyone with a CORI check, SORI check, and we conduct personal and professional reference checks. Additionally, all staff members participate in an intensive training one-week before camp begins.
We make sure that our counselors and camp leaders are aware of each child's needs, and we keep our counselor-to-camper ratios small. We hire a mature staff that love being with kids, and 95% of our staff are college students and teaching professionals. There is a registered Nurse on staff each day from 8am - 4pm. We have strict safety procedures in place for all activities, including pool, archery, and our ropes course. The staff members that work in these areas are certified and trained, and our swimming instructors are Red Cross certified.
We strive to stand out from other camps with our personalization. We invite you to come to our campus and take a personal tour. We want to know our parents and the kids attending our camp. We believe in open communication, and we want to personally answer your questions and talk about any concerns you may have. We keep group sizes small so that we can create a small camp feel where kids won't feel overwhelmed, but instead they feel connected in our nurturing environment.
Your child's well-being is our highest priority. To that end we hire experienced staff. We meet with each staff member personally before hiring them, we train our staff, and we have an impeccable safety record. You can trust that your child will be safe at Tenacre Day Camp and that your child will have a positive and memorable experience.
The camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), and is celebrating more than 35 years of providing a safe, fun, wonderful day camp experience for children. As you look through the website and learn about the camp, we hope you will choose to enroll your child for the 2014 season.
2015 Summer Program Dates
The 2015 summer weeks/sessions are not yet set. Please check back with us.