Tom Denney Nature Camp
Registration starts Februrary 1 and is online HERE.
*** Join or renew your Bolton Conservation Trust membership – at the family level or higher – and receive the benefit of choosing your camp weeks early (you can become a member on this website at any time or while registering for camp).
Join us at the
Tom Denney Nature Camp
where we play games
and have adventures
while learning about nature
The Tom Denney Nature Camp was founded in 1976 and is sponsored by the Bolton Conservation Trust. Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff supports Bolton’s commitment to environmental education and to kids. The goal of our camp is to create a safe, enjoyable outdoor learning experience, providing opportunities for children to learn about themselves and develop understanding, respect and responsibility for the environment while making new friends, taking on new challenges, and most of all having fun!
Location: Bolton’s Bowers Springs conservation area (located at the end of Flanagan Road off Harvard Road off Route 117/Main Street in Bolton, MA, GPS: 40 Flanagan Road).
2017 Schedule (camp runs from 9am to 3pm):
Orientation (mandatory for CITs): July 5-7
Week 1: July 10-14
Week 2: July 17-21
Week 3: July 24-28
Week 4: July 31-August 4
Week 5: August 7-11
The Bolton Conservation Trust is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and offers scholarships.
Basic TDNC Program:
Ages: Entering Kindergarten through 8th grades
Activities include games in the woods and fields, swimming, Predator & Prey, The Amazing Race, Mystery Animal, tracking, hiking, exploring, arts & crafts, songs, campfires, shelter building, meet animals from the visiting Animal Adventures program & more.
Ages: Entering 5th through 8th grades
What you can expect in EcoAdventures (EA): Activities include kayaking, rock climbing at Central Rock Climbing Gym with harnesses & ropes, an overnight sleeping in the big tent, raft building competition, team building activities, a conservation project & more. Campers this age may choose this program or the TDNC program.
TDNC/EA Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program:
Applicants for Counselor in Training must be entering 9th or 10th grade. CITs must attend a mandatory 3 day Orientation and work a minimum of 2 weeks. CITs gain valuable work experience and have fun.
CITs will take a swim test at camp (swim a strong stroke for 150 feet, tread water for 30 seconds, then swim 100 feet).
If you have questions, please contact the Bolton Conservation Trust. The fastest way to receive an answer back from the Trust is via email at moc.l1508515751iamg@1508515751cndtt1508515751cb1508515751 and we will either email you back or you can leave a phone number and we will call you back. Otherwise, feel free to leave a voice mail message only at 978-429-3004.