Summer Programs

Staff and Employment

About Our Staff

The foundation of the camp's success is the quality of our staff.  We pride ourselves on our ability to find amazing staff that we successfully train and support.  The staff is composed of approximately 100 teaching professionals and college students, who serve as strong leaders and positive role models.  All staff are at least 18 years of age, and most staff have completed one year of college or more.  To be offered a position at camp, a candidate has to participate in an extensive application and screening process, on-site interview, Criminal Background and Sexual Offender checks (CORI and SORI) as well as a SAFIS fingerprint-based background check, and attend staff trainings.  A high rate of staff return each year.

We hire experienced staff who love being with kids and are well trained.  Our staff are led by our year-round camp director, Libby Fitzgerald.  Her enthusiasm, dedication, leadership, and more than 14 years of camp experience bring a well-run, respected, nurturing, and safe camp program to the children and staff at Tenacre.  

In our FULL DAY program for children entering K - 6th, Tenacre staff members are at least 18-years-old and most have completed one or more years of college. In THE THREES and THE FOURS program, we hire a Head/Lead Counselor that must be a college graduate with Preschool teaching experience or an Early Child hood background. We hire 1 to 3 group counselors, one of which may be a high school graduate and 18 years of age.  Activity/Specialty Heads must be college graduates.  Swim staff members are a minimum of 18 years old.  All swim instructors are certified.  In addition, a registered nurse is on-site during the summer.  Our staff are the main reason campers return to Tenacre each summer!

Camper Profile

We typically have 200 - 250 campers a day. Our campers are 3 - 12 years old, and most come from Wellesley and neighboring towns.  In any given season, approximately 500 children will participate in our camp and specialty weeks.  Tenacre Day Camp has a highly regarded swim program and most of our younger non-swimmers will learn to swim at Tenacre.

The Tenacre Country Day School and Tenacre Day Camp do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

Tenacre Day Camp complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local board of health (105 CMR 430.190,C).


Please Contact:
Libby Fitzgerald
Tel 781.235.3238

2017 Construction Project
Please pardon our appearance this year!  The school and camp office building are under construction. We have a temporary camp office located on campus in the Science Building.  If you are visiting us for an interview, please use our back entrance on Grove Street. This is a shared driveway with the Dana Hall School next door.  The address is 160 Grove Street

What Parents Say About Our Staff

Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.