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

Before March 16, 2016

  • Ages 7-14: $310 per week; $275 for EcoTarium members
  • Half-Day Tadpoles (Ages 5&6): $180 per week; $160 for EcoTarium members
  • Full-Day Tadpoles (Ages 5&6): $355 per week; $315 for EcoTarium members

As of March 16

  • 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 (updated in mid-February).

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

Junior Counselors

Each year, there are limited slots for responsible teen volunteers ages 15 to 16 as Junior Counselors at EcoTarium's Summer Discovery Camp. Junior Counselors work with a college-aged mentor counselor under the direction of an Assistant Director to gain valuable experience working with children ages 5 -14 in a camp setting.

To apply for a Junior Counselor position, please download and complete the Junior Counselor Application.  You may email it to campdirector@ecotarium.org or mail it to Camp Director, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA  01604. 

Applications are due by April 1, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact the Camp Director at 508.929.2755 or at campdirector@ecotarium.org.

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