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deCordova Camps, Lincoln

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

Camp 2022 Registration is Now Open


DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum has two opportunities for campers ages 5-16 who want to immerse themselves in art, nature, and community this summer. The Hive and Summer Studio for Teens will be inspired by the summer exhibition, New England Triennial featuring 25 varied artists whose work reveals creativity, connection, and resilience in these times of transformation.

Full-Day July 5–August 5
Monday–Friday 9:30AM–4:30PM
Camp for Ages 5–12
Junior Instructors for Ages 15–18

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 and experienced artists and art educators enable campers to take on challenges, solve problems, and delve into 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 investigate ideas about self, community, and the environment. Campers should be prepared to spend much of their time outdoors in the expansive 30-acre campus as well as making in their home Hive studios.

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.

Week-Long Sessions August 8–19
Monday-Friday 11:30AM–4:30PM (New Extended Hours!)
For Ages 13–16

SUMMER STUDIO FOR TEENS at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum offers a space for students to refine and expand their artistic skills as they dive into theme-inspired projects. Artist educators passionate about art and exploring the natural world will guide their work. Whether a student is new to making at deCordova or a long-time Hive camper, each week will bring their creative endeavors to new heights.

Two thematic sessions offer opportunities to hone individual skills and to collaborate on projects with peers inspired by exhibitions in the galleries and sculptures in the 30-acre Park. Join Summer Studio to learn practical artistic techniques, create meaningful connections, and develop confidence in your unique artistic voice.

All programs will follow the 2022 Massachusetts State guidelines for Covid-19.


The hive Camp Information
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