Family Fun

The Hive Themes

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

Credit: Jake Belcher

The Hive Weekly Themes

This summer’s themes are inspired by art that transforms familiar objects and materials to challenge assumptions of ourselves, others, and the environment. Campers explore artworks on view in the Sculpture Park, as well as the flora and fauna on deCordova’s 30-acre campus.

Click on titles for exciting details of each weekly theme, project, and artist inspiration. 

Week 1: July 8-12
Creature Constructions: Homes for Great and Small

Week 2: July 15-19
We are Caretakers: Inventions for a Sustainable Future

Week 3: July 22-26
Nature Catalysts: Moving Stories Along

Week 4: July 29-August 2
Portals: Over, Under, Through

Week 5: August 5-9
Elementary, My Dear: Wind, Water, Fire, Earth

The Hive Tuition:
Trustees Member Camper: $545/week
Nonmember Camper: $645/week

Trustees Membership: Trustees Membership: Trustees Family Members receive a $100 per camper per week discounted rate plus year-round benefits at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and 120+ other Trustees properties across the state.

Financial Assistance: Financial Assistance: The Trustees is committed to providing outdoor camp experiences for everyone. To obtain Financial Assistance information and an application, please click on the link to the left or contact the camp office.

Registration: For details on each Hive Theme, click links below.

For essential details before registering, proceed to deCordova Camps Registration Information.

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