Family Fun

The hive Themes

For curious kids who want to think, discover, and make things together.


Each week at the hive offers a distinct theme to engage campers in specific artworks in deCordova’s galleries and the Sculpture Park, connect them to the wondrous natural features of the 30-acre landscape, and spark endless creativity and expression. 

  • Animals as Witness to Humans; July 5- 9, 2021
  • Monuments Come Alive, July 12-16, 2021
  • Architecture Interiors, July 19-23, 2021
  • Mapping Your Story, July 26-30, 2021
  • Plant Personalities, August 2-6, 2021

Explore the links below to unlock the all new 2021 theme descriptions.

The hive Camp Information
The hive Parent Testimonials

My daughters are LOVING camp! The instructors have been so great. I’m impressed with how well they have been able to not just accommodate but really embrace each child’s learning and engagement style. 

– Parent of hiver

My son was seen so holistically. I felt like the camp really got who is he and nurtured him and his creativity in the most empowering way. 

– Parent of hiver

Thinking about being an animal provided an opportunity to think like someone else, which is an important experience in building empathy. It also drove a lot of fun conversations in our household! 

– Parent of hiver