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The hive and Summer Studio Reg...

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



For questions about the deCordova summer programs and registration, please reach out anytime to the contacts at left.

Financial Assistance  The Trustees is committed to providing camp experiences for youth regardless of family income. To obtain a Financial Assistance form, please click here or contact the camp office.

Member Discount  DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is part of The Trustees, a member-supported, nonprofit organization. Our Family Members receive a generous $100 discount for each camper for each week of camp – plus admission, discounts, and other benefits for your entire family at our 120+ properties across Massachusetts. You can purchase or renew your membership as you register for camp. Memberships must be valid through August to apply.

NEW Refund, Cancellation, and Session Change Policy Our 2021 refund policy provides risk-free selection of all your desired camp weeks during the first three months of registration. We ask you to commit fully by April 15 so that we can free up spots for other campers in the event that your summer plans change.

  • January 15 – April 15: 100% refund less $35 to cover registration and credit card fees, no change fee
  • April 16 – June 1: 50% refund, $25 per week change fee
  • After June 1: no refund or credit available, $25 per week change fee

Please note that Membership fees are not refundable at any time. 

Refunds are not given for participant dismissal, failure to attend, absence, or sick days that are not COVID related. Pro-rated refunds will be issued for days that camp is not able to open due to COVID-19 regulations. If we must cancel a session, you will receive a full refund.

Early Drop Off  Due to the current COVID health measures, we are not able to offer early drop for the hive off at this time.

Waiver & Release  You will be asked to sign a Trustees Camps Waiver & Release while registering your camper/s. Please preview the document available at left before proceeding to registration and reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Payments & Deadlines  Payment is due in full at time of registration. All camp forms are due by June 1 and are required for camp attendance.

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

The hive Camp Information
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!

– Parent of hiver

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