FAQ

Where is Camp Thoreau located?

Camp Thoreau is conveniently located in West Concord, off of Route 62 near the corners of Concord, Acton, Maynard & Sudbury. 235 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, MA 01742

What types of camps are offered?

We have a variety of Camp Programs for kids ages 4 - 18

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How do children get to camp?

While many of our campers' take advantage of our before-camp care and/or get driven to Camp Thoreau by family members, we also have several affordable transportation options with local stops to help you get your campers here.

See Our Camp Bus Schedule

What is a typical day like?

Every Camp day starts with Opening Council where Campers and Staff come together to share in the excitement of a new day together. While each age group/program may follow a different schedule - every camper gets to go to 3 - 4 program periods before lunch, as well as enjoy more camp fun in the afternoon. Our full-day campers come together once more for Closing Council at the end of the day.

How do I know what swim level my camper is?

We don't expect you to! All our campers get swim-tested on their first day of camp in order to place those campers receiving swim lessons in the appropriate groupings for their comfort-level & abilities. Specialty Campers who only receive free swim as an option will be swim-tested as well to determine which pool they may enjoy during their free swim time.