Summer Programs

Day Camp


Registration for NEW families begins January 7th.  

We are located in Wellesley, and the camp is situated in a friendly, caring, elementary school setting. The foundation of our success is the quality of our staff, a supportive and nurturing environment, and a welcoming place where each child belongs. The administration and staff strive to make every child feel comfortable and safe in a fun camp setting. Founded in 1973, the camp’s noncompetitive environment fosters self-esteem and individual accomplishments. We hope that your family will join our great camp this season!

The camp runs for 9 weeks for boys and girls ages 3 to 12. We also offer flexibility to our families; campers sign up for any 2 consecutive weeks, and then can add any single weeks before and after the 2-week minimum is met. In addition to our quality Day Camp for children ages 3-12, Tenacre also offers a variety of other ways your children will be enriched by offering June & August Swimming Lessons, Rising Star Sports, and One-Week Specialty programs. A great way to end the summer is our Week 9 Day Camp!

TOURS: Please e-mail or call the camp office telephone 781-235-3238.  We would love to show you our camp! 

2019 One-Week Specialty Camps: Gross Out Science, Theater, Little Engineers, Spaced Out, Get Caught Engineering, Super Science, Art Exploration, Kids Who Code, Rock Star Recording Camp, Let's Dance, and Spy Lab.
My daughter had a WONDERFUL first summer camp experience!  She came home SO happy every single day, and there wasn't an activity that she didn't enjoy.  Each night we asked her, "What was your favorite activity today?"  Her constant reply was, "Everything!"  Swim, archery, and ropes course were surely at the top of the list!

We come from a very "camp-y" family. My Mom was even the Director of my day camp growing up.  It was so important to us that our daughter love camp!  We had a really positive feeling from our tours and meeting with you this winter, but Tenacre exceeded every expectation we had.  

We truly appreciated the great communication and the ease of drop-off/pick-up each day.  Most of all, we are so thankful that your wonderful, energetic staff kept our child safe & happy all summer long!  Our daughter is excited to come back for Summer 2018.  Thank you again for everything!

-2017 Parent

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Tenacre Day Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), and is celebrating more than 40 years of providing a safe, fun, wonderful day camp experience for children. 

Learn why choosing an accredited camp is important. 

2019 Camp Dates
June 24 - August 16
Week 9: August 19 - 23
Minimum Enrollment:
2 consecutive weeks

Sunday, January 27th
Sunday, April 7th
Time: Drop-In from 11am - 1pm
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 with new outdoor heated pools. For many campers, Tenacre is the first place they learn to swim.

2019 Themes!

Week 1: Pirates and Mermaids
Week 2: Road Trip USA
Week 3: Wild Wild West
Week 4: Shark Week
Week 5: Spies and Ninjas
Week 6: Kids Wanna Rock
Week 7: Disney
Week 8: Tenacre Sports Tournament
Week 9: Gnomes of the Magical Forest
Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.