Summer Programs

Day Camp

Registration for 2022 will open on December 9th at 8:00AM for returning families and on January 5th for new families.

Welcome

About Camp
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!

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 LessonsRising Star Sports, and Two-Week Specialty Camps. A great way to end the summer is our Week 9 Day Camp!  
 
Ages
We offer camp programs for boys and girls ages 3 to 12.
  • Rising Star Sports (ages 3 - Entering 2nd Grade)
  • Regular Camp Weeks (ages 3 - Entering 6th Grade)
*If your child is turning 3-years-old during the summer, please respect our age requirement.  For the THREES program, campers must be three by (or during) their first week of camp in order to participate.  

2022 Session Dates
At a minimum, campers must attend a two-week session.  In an effort to keep our camper groups/pods consistent, the summer sessions are sold as two-week blocks and cannot be split up.  
 

  • Regular Camp (Weeks 1 - 8): June 27 - August 19
    • Session 1: June 27 - July 8th (closed on Monday, July 4th)
    • Session 2: July 11 - July 22
    • Session 3: July 25 - August 5
    • Session 4: August 8 - August 19
  • Week 9:  TBD (The week of August 22 - 26 is a stand-alone week. We will open registration later in the spring if we have enough staff that are available to work.)
  • Two-Week Specialty Camps  (Weeks 1 - 8): June 27 - August 19
    • Session 1: June 27 - July 8th (closed on Monday, July 4th)
    • Session 2: July 11 - July 22
    • Session 3: July 25 - August 5
    • Session 4: August 8 - August 19

TOURS
Due to COVID-19 school protocol, we currently are able to offer tours of our campus outside and after school hours. To schedule a tour, please e-mail libby_fitzgerald@tenacrecds.org
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. 


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2022 Session Dates
Session 1: June 27 - July 8th (closed on Monday, July 4th)
Session 2: July 11 - July 22
Session 3: July 25 - August 5
Session 4: August 8 - August 19
We typically have 250 - 300 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 outdoor heated pools. For many campers, Tenacre is the first place they learn to swim.


2022 Themes

Each week we have a special theme and campers can dress up on Fridays if they choose.  Our "Fun Friday" activities are created around the weekly themes.

Week 1: Animal Kingdom
 
Week 2: Wild, Wild West

Week 3: Shark Week

Week 4: The Magical World of Disney

Week 5: Spies and Ninjas

Week 6: Kids Wanna Rock!

Week 7: Game Play

Week 8: Tenacre Olympics



Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.