Family Fun

The Hive Themes

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

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 will explore artwork on view in the Museum, as well as the flora, fauna, and sculpture in the 30-acre Sculpture Park.



Week 1: July 10-July 14
Feast Together: Come In, Sit Down, Get Comfy

Week 2: July 17-July 21
Armor + Fashion: Wearable Camouflage

Week 3: July 24-July 28
Redefining Home

Week 4: July 31-August 4
Good Sports & Playful Grounds

Week 5: August 7-August 11
Once Upon a Myth: Stories and the Telling

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

Tuition: 2023 tuition rates reflect the high increase in staffing and other camp expenses. Camp revenue contributes only a small amount to the expense of the art and operations at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum that is available for all to enjoy.

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 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