Summer's Edge at Camp Thoreau


Tradition, Fun & Family Run  

We have big news! Camp Thoreau welcomes Summer's Edge Day Camp to our program, and Ann Marie Gallo as our new Camp Director!

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 Registration is Now Open

When you close your eyes and think of what summer camp should look like, what comes to mind? Chances are you envision rustic cabins, acres of woods to explore, a program steeped in tradition and days filled with laughter and friendship in a supportive, inclusive community.  That is what Camp Thoreau offers, and so much more!

Nestled on 35 wooded acres in historic Concord, MA, Camp Thoreau focuses on building confidence, character and life-long friendships through our engaging, challenging and FUN programs that have stood the test of time. From archery to arts & crafts, ropes courses to campfire building, campers will stretch the limits of what they believe they can accomplish.

What makes Camp Thoreau Unique

imgIn a world full of specialized camps tailored to one or two specific skills or interests, Camp Thoreau remains dedicated to the development of well-rounded and confident youth through a comprehensive camp experience. We truly are a "camp camp!"

For over 70 years, the Camp Thoreau mission has remained consistent as we set out to:

  • Empower campers to identify their individual strengths while we celebrate the unique personalities they bring to our camp community
  • Provide the support and encouragement campers need to be happy and successful in a safe, nurturing environment
  • Deliver a program in which every lesson, activity and event relates to specific areas of character development and where each camper can strive to achieve their personal best


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