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The hive Camp, Lincoln

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

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THE HIVE 2021 FULL-DAY SESSIONS
July 5 – August 6
Monday-Friday 9:30AM-4:30PM
CAMP FOR AGES 5-12
JUNIOR INSTRUCTORS 15-18

NEW! SUMMER STUDIO FOR TEENS – Spots Still Available!
Two Week-Long Sessions
August 9 – 20, 2021
Monday-Friday 1-4:30PM
FOR AGES 13-16

The hive at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum provides an ideal atmosphere for young explorers to make connections to contemporary art, artists, nature, and ideas as well as to each other. Passionate instructors enable campers to take on challenges, solve problems, and explore visual culture and the environment. Using the hive as a base, campers will venture through the Museum, Sculpture Park, and natural landscape to discover how artists are using artistic, scientific, and social tools to explore ideas about self, community, and the environment. Due to the outdoor and exploratory nature of the program, campers should be prepared to spend much of their time outdoors in our expansive 30 acres.

A week at the hive is more than art making. It’s about communicating, experimenting, celebrating individuals, seeing from new perspectives, and coming together as a group to accomplish challenging goals. It’s a week when friendships are forged, confidence is built, and creativity is celebrated. Each camper’s personal interests and unique abilities are welcomed and complement those of new friends while everyone learns from each other. The campers’ joyful pride in their accomplishments is shared with family and friends each week at the Friday Celebration.

NEW! SUMMER STUDIO FOR TEENS offers a space for teenagers to refine and expand their artistic skills as they dive into creative projects alongside accomplished teachers and artists. Whether you’ve previously been a hive camper or not, each individual week will bring your artistic knowledge and skills to new heights. Click below for more details of our exciting 2D and 3D weeks immersed in the museum, sculpture park, and sky-lit studios of deCordova.

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The hive Parent Testimonials

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

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

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