Summer Discovery Camp

New adventures in 2015

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 - 2015

Camp sessions run Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Extended hours are available). 

  • Animals, Animals! July 6-July 10
  • Make It! July 13-July 17
  • Outdoor Adventures July 20-July 24
  • The EcoTarium Experience July 27-July 31
  • Spies and Mysteries August 3-August 7
  • Animal Treats and Training August 10-August 14

​​Session descriptions available from the Registration Information page.

What's camp like?

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.

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 or mail it to Camp Director, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA  01604. 

Applications are due by March 31, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information,  please contact the Camp Director at 508.929.2700 or at

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