Tom Denney Nature Camp

Tom Denney Nature Camp will be OPEN for summer 2021! Visit our new website for information and to register at

We successfully and safely held camp last year and we will be doing it again. We will be following the State of Massachusetts COVID-19 guidelines such as: wearing masks and social distancing, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes, 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 the parents a break.

The Tom Denney Nature Camp is a unique summer day camp held in Bolton’s Bowers Springs Conservation Area. We welcome children entering Kindergarten through High School, and from all towns.

Registration opens January 1.

Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff supports Bolton’s commitment to environmental education and to kids. Here, children develop understanding, respect and responsibility for the environment while growing as individuals through creative play, exploration and physical skill building.

2021 Schedule

Week 1: July 5-9

Week 2: July 12-16

Week 3: July 19-23

Week 4: July 26-30

Week 5: August 2-6

Week 6: August 9-13

Orientation (mandatory for CITs): June 29 – July 1

Camp Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

*** Before/After Care is Available ***

Camp GPS address is 44 Flanagan Road, Bolton. There is a parking lot on the left at the end of the road.


Tom Denney Program

Ages: Entering Kindergarten through 8th grades
Cost: $350

Activities include games in the woods and fields — Predator & Prey (an all-camp tag game), The Amazing Race (physical and mental team challenges), Mystery Animal —  swimming, tracking, hiking, exploring, arts & crafts, songs, campfires to cook hotdogs and marshmallows, shelter building, camper performances, environmental education, exotic and local animals from the visiting Animal Adventures program & more.

Eco Adventures (EA) Program

TDNC Kayak Races

Ages: Entering 6th through 9th grades
Cost: $450

Activities include kayaking on the pond, a raft-building competition, laser tag in the woods, camping overnight (Thursday – sleeping in the big tent, playing nighttime games, and dinner and s’mores), an adventure hike, 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

TDNC Campsite

Applicants for Counselor in Training must be entering 9th grade or above. Cost: $200 for the summer

CITs must attend a mandatory 3 day Orientation and work a minimum of 2 weeks. CITs work on responsibility, leadership, team building, communication, skill development and personal growth, so that they can gain confidence and independence for wherever their future takes them. Do it with your friends and have fun!

Click HERE for more information and to register.

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 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.

Tom Denney Nature Camp was founded in 1976 and is sponsored by the Bolton Conservation Trust. The Bolton Conservation Trust is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and offers scholarships.