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deCordova Camps Registration

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

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deCordova Camps Registration Information

Please read this important new information before proceeding to registration.

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Payment & Financial Assistance Payment is due in full by credit card at time of registration to confirm your spot.

If you would like to arrange a payment plan or another form of payment, please contact the camp office to discuss options as early as possible.

The Trustees is committed to providing outdoor camp experiences for everyone. To obtain Financial Assistance information and an application, please click on “Financial Assistance” to the left or contact the camp office. Although spots are being held for eligible campers, we suggest you apply as early as possible as assistance is awarded on a rolling basis as space and funds allow.

Member Tuition Rate deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a property of The Trustees, a member-supported, nonprofit organization that protects and cares for 27,000 acres across Massachusetts. Trustees Family Members receive the $100 discounted tuition rate for each camper for each week of camp – plus free or discounted admission at 120+ special places, program discounts, and special event pre-sales all year round.

If you purchase or renew your Trustees membership as you register for camp, you will automatically be eligible for the Member tuition rate. Note: Memberships must be valid through August 2024.

Wait-Lists If any of your desired camp weeks are full, you will have the option to join the wait list as you register. Your credit card will not be charged for waitlisted sessions until you accept a spot that becomes available.

What You Need to Register Please have the following ready before entering the registration site:

  • Annual physical and immunization forms
  • Emergency and pick up contact info
  • Camper insurance policy and doctor contact info
  • Credit card
  • Your Membership number and expiration date, if you are already a Member through August 2024 and do not plan to renew now during registration (search here to find your Member number and expiration)

Buddy Requests We do our best to honor buddy requests if campers are in the same age cohort. All parties must initiate a buddy request when registering.

Refund, Cancellation, and Session Change Policy Due to the high demand for camp and the complexities of registration administration, please select your camp weeks very carefully.

  • Prior to May 1, we are happy to refund tuition less $150 per camper per week.
  • After May 1, we are not able to issue any refunds for cancelled sessions, even if spots are refilled.
  • Session change requests will be fulfilled as space allows. There is a $50 per camper per week session change fee.
  • Note: Memberships are valid upon purchase and are not refundable at any time.

Refunds are not given for camper dismissal, failure to attend, absence, or sick days. Pro-rated refunds will be offered if camp is not able to open due to extreme weather.

License and Accreditation deCordova Camps comply with all regulations required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local Board of Health. Parents have the right to request and review the following policies: background check, health care, discipline policies and grievance procedures.

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The hive Parent Testimonials

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!

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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.

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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.

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