Registration is Open for 2021!
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Visit our new website for more information at tomdenneynaturecamp.org
We successfully and safely held camp last year and we are doing it again.
We will be following the guidelines from the State of Massachusetts such as: social distancing/masks, hand sanitizer/disinfecting surfaces, etc.
Camp will look a little different than normal. We can’t promise we will do all of our regular activities and games, however we hope to provide a place where kids can be outside and play games and interact with each other, and also give parents a break. We will have to cancel if there is severe weather or heavy rain (which we normally do not do) as we are an outdoor camp and do not have enough room in the tent to gather for long periods of time with a large group due to the current safety concerns. Light rain is fine for us since we have the woods canopy and some campers say those are their favorite days.
Tom Denney Nature Camp
Where we play games
and have adventures
While learning about nature
The staff plays all the games with the kids.
We welcome kids from all towns.
Activities include games in the woods and fields, Predator & Prey (an all-camp tag game), The Amazing Race (physical and mental team challenges), swimming, hiking, arts & crafts, songs, campfires to cook hot dogs and marshmallows, shelter building, exotic animals from Animal Adventures & more!
Middle School campers play kayaking games on the pond, laser tag in the woods, night games and dinner and roast marshmallows on Thursday, have a raft building competition, go an adventure hike, do team building activities & more!
High Schoolers are Counselors-in-Training and gain valuable work and leadership experience and volunteer hours and have fun!
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The camp runs weekdays from 9:00am* to 3:00pm** (Before/After Care Available - kids play more with our counselors!)
Camp Week 1: July 5-9
Camp Week 2: July 12-16
Camp Week 3: July 19-23
Camp Week 4: July 26-30
Camp Week 5: August 2-6
Camp Week 6: August 9-13
Staff Orientation (including CITs): June 29-July 1, 9am-3pm
*No Drop Off before 9:000am (there is before/after camp care from our counselors - just send an email)
**Friday Pick-Up please see the COVID section on our information website at tomdenneynaturecamp.org for 2021 details
Camp is held at the Bowers Springs conservation area in Bolton, MA (Route 117/Main Street in Bolton to Harvard Road to Flanagan Road on the left and then down to the end where there is a parking lot on the left, GPS: 44 Flanagan Road).
Registration opens February 1. Bolton Conservation Trust Family Members have the benefit of choosing their camp weeks first. Family membership renewals or new family memberships can be done on this site during the camp registration process to receive this benefit. Camp fills up every year, so register early.
Tom Denney Program:
This program is for campers who are entering Kindergarten through the 8th grade during the summer camp season. Activities include swimming, group games in the field and woods, Mystery Animal, Predator and Prey, The Amazing Race, arts & crafts, songs, tracking, scavenger hunt, hiking, exploring, campfires, building a shelter & more. The cost per week is $350.
Eco Adventures Program:
This program is for campers who are entering the 6th - 9th grades during the summer camp season. Campers this age may choose this program or the TDNC program. Activities include kayaking, laser tag, Thursday overnight with nighttime games and dinner & s'mores, a raft building contest, team building activities, hiking, swimming, a conservation project & more. The cost per week is $450. Please realize that the Eco Adventures campers will mostly be separate from the regular TDNC campers, so if you want to be with specific campers then we suggest you register them in the same program.
Counselor in Training Program:
CITs must be entering the 9th grade or above. CITs must attend Orientation as well as work a minimum of two weeks (the director has to approve if they want to work more weeks). CITs can work in either or both programs. The cost for the program is $200 for the summer. CITs gain valuable work and leadership experience and volunteer hours and have fun!
How to Register:
1) Chose a program/week below and enter your information to complete the registration portion
2) Complete your registration payment
Complete registration payment online via credit card or by check via mail to: Bolton Conservation Trust - TDNC, P.O. Box 14, Bolton, MA 01740.
Once you've paid online, you will receive a separate email confirmation of your payment.
Since the Bolton Conservation Trust is a non-profit organization, some portion of your donation may be tax deductible. Please contact your financial advisor. The tax identification number is 510-143-182.
3) Electronically Upload and Sign all the necessary forms:
A. Upload Physician Form. This is done at the end of the online registration. The form must show: the visit occurred within 18 months of the camp session, the name of the practice and the address, it is signed by the physician (electronic signature is fine), the child may participate in activities/is not restricted from activities (or wording to that effect), list all immunizations received and they must meet the requirements of the Board of Health (check out the list of Immunization Requirements here: Immunization Requirements) or complete the Immunization Exemption form.
B. Electronically Signed Forms: Please electronically sign your forms online using the links below. Each camper must have their own individual forms (no siblings on forms).
Late Fees (and how to avoid them):
Late Registration Fee: If you register after May 1 there is a late registration fee of $25.
Late Payment Fee: If you register before May 1, payment must be received by May 1, or a $25 late payment fee will be added. If you register after May 1, payment must be received within one week of the registration, or a $25 late payment fee will be added.
Late Paperwork Fee: If you register before May 1, your forms must be received by May 1, or a $25 late paperwork fee will be added. If you register after May 1, your forms must be received within one week or a $25 late paperwork fee will be added.
When will you hear from us?
You will receive three separate confirmation emails from us:
1) Online registration portion confirmation
2) Online credit card payment confirmation (if you pay that way or you can send a check)
3) Final confirmation from the Bolton Conservation Trust Tom Denney Nature Camp that your registration is complete. This final confirmation will be sent once the above steps have been received and approved.
What if I have a question?
If you have questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website or contact the camp. The fastest way to receive an answer back is via email at
. Otherwise, feel free to leave a voicemail message at 978-429-3004
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To begin the registration process please scroll down to find the desired week and program.