Summer Discovery Camp

New adventures in 2016

Extraordinary explorations and adventures are on the agenda at the EcoTarium's popular Summer Discovery Camp for children ages 5-14, one of the longest-running summer day camps in the United States.

Registration is open!

Camp Themes - 2016

  • Animal Treats and Training July 4 – July 8
  • Wild About Nature July 11 – July 15
  • Spies and Mysteries July 18 – July 22
  • Make It! July 25 – July 29
  • Outdoor Adventures August 1– August 5
  • Creature Features August 8 – August 12

Camp Pricing

  • Ages 7-14: $330 per week; $295 for EcoTarium members
  • Half-Day Tadpoles (Ages 5&6): $190 per week; $170 for EcoTarium members
  • Full-Day Tadpoles (Ages 5&6): $375 per week; $335 for EcoTarium members

Extended Hours

  • 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. $70 per week
  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $70 per week

Online registrations must be paid in full at time of registration. Mail and phone registrations may be paid in full or accompanied by a 50% deposit per child, per camp session. The balance is due by May 27. All camp payments are nonrefundable.

What's camp like?

Camp sessions run Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Extended hours are available). Every day camp is different.  Learn what Summer Discovery Camp is like at the EcoTarium and what makes it special!

Want to be a Counselor?

Please check our Job Opportunities page for Summer Discovery Camp Counselor positions.

All applications for paid camp staff positions require a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references.

Summer Discovery Camp complies with all camp regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local Board of Health.