Concord Academy’s first-class facilities, provides campers with an extensive array of activities, rain or shine. Whether it is the outdoor sports fields, arts and ceramics studios, woodshop, dance studio, theatre, squash courts, outdoor swimming pool, or canoeing on the river, campers will never be bored at CA Summer Camp. Lunch is provided daily in our spacious, air-conditioned dining hall.
A camp is only as good as its staff! At Concord Academy Summer Camp, we hire counselors who are enthusiastic, fun, creative, caring, and safety-conscious. An adult head counselor, generally a professional educator or recent college graduate, along with three other staff members lead each group of campers. All of our staff are committed to providing a summer experience that is memorable for each and every camper. Our counselor to camper ratio is 1:4 for Kiddie Camps, 1:5 for Day Camps, 1:6 for Teen Camps, and at least 1:6 for all Specialty Camps. All Concord Academy staff undergo thorough background checks, including CORIs, SORIs, reference checks, and an intensive interview process. All counselors complete a comprehensive pre-camp training and many are certified or trained in First Aid, CPR, life guarding, water safety, as well as specialized programs such as canoeing and archery.
2020 Camp Schedule and Weekly Themes
Week 1: June 22 – 26: Once Upon a Time…
Week 2: June 29 – July 2*: Party in the USA
Week 3: July 6 – 10: Wild Wild West
Week 4: July 13 – 17: Hawaiian Luau and CA Carnival
Week 5: July 20 – 24: Rockstars, Superstars, and CA Lip Sync
Week 6: July 27 – 31: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Week 7: August 3 – 7: CA Summer Olympics
Week 8: August 10 – 14: Summer Celebration
* There will be no camp on Friday, July 3, 2020.
CA Summer Camp offers an extended day program for our camp families before and after regular camp hours. Extended AM is from 7:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Extended PM is from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Both morning and afternoon extended day will consist of organized activities. Afternoon care also includes a snack and an activity choice or an extra free swim! Families can register for an extended day program on a daily or weekly basis.
7:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. AM Extended Day
9:10 a.m. – 3:50 p.m. Camp
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PM Extended Day
Those not participating in Extended Day may drop off children between 8:50 – 9:00 a.m., and pick up between 3:50 – 4:10 p.m. To avoid disruption in your camper’s day, please try to drop off and pick up your child at the appropriate time. Any late arrivals or early pick-ups should report directly to the camp office.
Extended Day Fees:
Morning 7:50-9 a.m.: $15/day or $60/week
Kiddie Camp Afternoon: 1-4 p.m. $45/day or $180/week
After Camp 4-6 p.m.: $30/day or $120/week
After registering, you may log back in to your family account by following the “registration” link in order to completing on-line health information for your camper and uploading Physical and Immunization Records. We must receive completed health forms prior to June 1, 2020. Our camp nurse will review the forms and be in touch with any questions prior to your child attending camp.
Health Center Policies:
Please read through the policies of our Camp Health Center, if you have any questions, please contact the camp office
2020 Parent/Camper Handbook:
Please read this carefully (even if you have already attended camp!) This handbook should answer questions that you and your child have about camp this summer.
Each day, CA Summer Camp will provide a well-balanced hot lunch with many choices in our air-conditioned dining hall. All campers will also receive a morning snack and juice. Each camp week’s menu will be available online in early June. If your child has food allergies, a meeting with the food service director can be arranged to determine what food your child can eat each week.
Our daily lunch choices include “kid favorites”, salad, vegetables, fruit, vegetarian options, gluten free and other dietary/allergy friendly options, as well as juice and milk.
For your convenience, CASC offers bus transportation from neighboring towns. This service is optional and does incur an additional cost. You may sign-up for one-way (AM or PM) or round-trip transportation on a weekly basis. You must register for transportation on the camp registration form, and all fees must be paid in full at the time of registration, along with the camp deposit.
All routes and/or individual stops have a minimum and maximum enrollment and are subject to change. All times are estimated and may vary by ten minutes in either direction.
Proposed bus routes for 2020:
Bus Route #1: Cambridge, Arlington, Lexington
AM PM TOWN STOP
8:00 4:55 Cambridge Russell Athletic Field Parking Lot (Across from 354 Rindge Ave)
8:10 4:45 Arlington Gibbs Center Parking Lot (Tufts Street)
8:25 4:35 Arlington Trader Joe’s (1427 Massachusetts Ave)
8:40 4:20 Lexington Lexington High School (Worthen Rd. Parking lot, near dome)
9:00 4:00 Concord Academy Summer Camp
Bus Route # 2 Wayland, Sudbury, Maynard, Acton
AM PM TOWN STOP
8:00 4:55 Wayland Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare (109 Andrew Ave)
8:10 4:45 Sudbury Noyes Elementary School (280 Old Sudbury Rd)
8:25 4:35 Maynard Welcome to Maynard “turnaround” (Rt 27 Sudbury/Maynard line)
8:35 4:25 Acton Buscemi’s Town Line Convenience (37 Main St)
8:45 4:15 Acton AM: Bowladrome (257 Main Street) PM: Kmart (252 Main Street)
9:00 4:00 Concord Academy Summer Camp
Fees: One-Way (AM or PM): $80/week • Round-Trip: $130/week
Family Swim Club
Family Swim Club
Our family swim club members will have access to our 2 pools for those hot summer evenings and on weekends throughout the summer as well as discounted rates on private lessons and birthday parties! We will always have certified lifeguards on duty!
4′ to 9′ pool with diving board
2′ to 3′ kiddie pool (great for non-swimmers)
-locker rooms and showers in SHAC
-tables and chairs
-fields to play on
-playground just a short walk away
-tennis courts a short drive away
-Relaxing time with the whole family
-Passes to bring guests
-Discounted rates on private (and semi-private) swimming lessons
-Certified Lifeguards and WSI instructors
-Small community feeling
We will only be offering a very limited amount of family memberships in order to provide a relaxing, low-key experience. Memberships will be on a first-come basis, once they are sold out they are sold out! Don’t miss out on this unique experience to have your own semi-private pool!
2020 Swim Club Rates and Information
Rate: $675/family (Individual membership is available for $340)
Guest Passes: 10 included with membership, $10 each additional
Private Swimming Lessons: $25 per half-hour lesson (member), $35 (non-member)
Semi-Private lessons are available for 2-3 kids of similar ability, please contact us for rates.
Birthday Parties: Please contact us for custom Birthday Party Packages
2020 Swim Club Dates
Pre-Camp Season, June 8 – June 21
-Weekdays, 3pm – 7pm
-Weekends, Noon – 7pm
In-Season, July 6 – August 14*
-Weekdays, 4:30pm – 7:30pm
-Weekends, Noon – 7:00pm
*the pool will be closed on Saturday, July 4 2020
Post-Camp, August 15 – 23 (depending on weather, may stay open longer)
-Weekdays, 3pm – 6pm
-Weekends, Noon – 6pm
Please contact the camp office for additional details or to arrange a tour of the facilities.
Registration Policies & Discounts
Registrations for all programs are processed on a first-come first-served basis in the order they are received. A non-refundable deposit of $100 per week per camper must accompany the completed registration form, along with any transportation fees, which must be paid in full. If registration is completed online, we will hold registration until deposit is received. The remaining balance for all campers is due on or before June 1, 2020. If the balance is not paid, a camper’s registration will be cancelled. After June 1, 2020, all new registrations must be paid in full.
A refund or credit, minus the non-refundable $100 per week deposit, will be given for any changes or cancellations made in writing before June 1, 2020. After June 1, 2020, no refunds will be made, with the exception of illness. A written request along with a doctor’s note stating that camp is medically inadvisable must be submitted in order to receive a refund or credit, less any deposits. The $100 per week deposit is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to sessions for which a balance is still owed. No refunds or credits will be made for a camper who attends only part of a session for any reason. Due to bus planning, all transportation fees are non-refundable. All refunds are made after the close of camp in late August.
A family’s second child enrolled per week will receive $20 off of their week’s tuition. A third child will receive a $30 per week discount, and a fourth child will receive a $40 per week discount.
Any child registered for more than five weeks will receive $35 off their sixth, seventh and eighth weeks.
Open Houses 2020
Please stop by one of our Open House Dates:
Saturday, February 15, 12 – 2pm
Saturday, March 7, 12 – 2pm
Any registered families are invited to attend our Meet The Staff Night. Wednesday, June 24 4:30-5:30pm
Payment Plans are available, please contact the camp office for more details.
Limited financial aid is available based on demonstrated family need. Please call the camp office for more information or to request an application. All financial aid applications must be returned, in their entirety, to Concord Academy by April 15, 2020.
Please consider making a donation to our Campership Fund. Any amount will directly help a family in need of financial assistance. Upon receipt of donation, we will mail you a receipt for your tax purposes. Thank you in advance for anything you do to help all campers experience the magic of camp!