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Day Camp

Program & Activities

The eight-week Day Camp, now over 100 years old, became Club sponsored in 1953 and has given generations of Colony Club children the joy of learning and growing in a very special place. The Camp is a co-educational recreational day camp with approximately 65 campers for member children or grandchildren ages 5 to 13. To attend, a child must turn 5 years of age by September 1.


Camp hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. A Camp Committee comprised of four parent volunteers oversees the Camp and hires a professional Director to manage a staff of counselors and camp operations in accordance with established policies. Experienced staff return year after year to help provide a unique environment where campers can gain independence, develop skills, make new friends, and build self-esteem. The camp is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and inspected by the Town of Bourne and all counselors are CPR and first aid certified.


Camp facilities include a camp lodge with outdoor equipment, a baseball & games field and tennis courts. Each week has a theme in which special events and activities are planned.

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The Camp Committee, Camp Director, Assistant Director and counselors appreciate your compliance with, review of, and respect for the following:

Suggested Attire: Attire is casual and campers should dress for athletic activities. All campers are advised to apply waterproof sunscreen every day before arriving to camp. All clothing and personal effects should be labeled with each camper’s name. Campers are required to wear bathing suits and bring towels for swimming. They will also need to bring their tennis rackets on Mondays and Wednesdays for tennis lessons.

Lunch/Snacks: Campers should bring lunch AND A WATER BOTTLE with them every day. Friday is Pizza Day!

Arrival: Camp begins promptly at 9:00 AM. Children should not arrive at camp before 8:45 AM. There is no supervision before this time. Each morning, the camp will have a morning meeting with the Camp Director at 9:00 AM.

Dismissal: Please be prompt in picking up your camper(s) at the end of camp at 1:00 PM. There will be a $5.00 fee for each camper picked up more than 20 minutes after 1:00 PM. (Counselors must be compensated for the supervision.). No camp supervision is available on the playground after dismissal.


To ensure the continued safety of campers, Dismissal Release Forms must be completed to designate those specifically authorized to pick-up your child(ren). If your child is to be dismissed to a person not listed on the Dismissal Release Form, a note stating this must be given to the Camp Director that morning.

Vehicle Drop-Off & Pick-Up: The Camp Lodge is located on Robinson Road, which is a two-way street. To facilitate the safe drop-off and pick-up of the campers from vehicles, drivers must proceed “down” Robinson Road in the direction of the beach in a single line. Thus, in the mornings and afternoons, Robinson Road will be a one-way street. Campers will be received from and/or dismissed to only one vehicle at a time. This allows traffic to proceed forward. Also, children should exit and enter cars from doors on the right side only.

Walkers & Bikers: Campers who either walk or bike to camp with parental/guardian assistance will be dismissed to such person(s) at 1:00pm. Campers who either walk or bike to camp without parental/guardian assistance will be dismissed at 12:55pm to allow them time to exit Robinson Road before traffic arrives. To ensure the continued safety of campers, Dismissal Release Forms for Campers Walking or Riding Without Parental/Guardian Assistance must be completed to specifically authorize that your child may leave the Camp Lodge without parental/guardian assistance.

Health Forms: All campers must provide a current health certificate signed by a licensed health care provider which includes a health history, a report of physical examination conducted in the 12 months prior to the first day of camp attendance and a certificate of immunization. Failure to provide a current health certificate before the start of camp will prohibit any child from attending the SBCC Camp. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

Director/Counselor Consults: Parent/guardian questions, suggestions or concerns must be directed to the Camp Director or a member of the Camp Committee. In order to ensure proper supervision of all campers and activities, these discussions need to be scheduled. Morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up is not the appropriate time. Please contact the Camp Director, please email

Camp Licensing: The SBCC Day Camp complies with state standards for recreational camps for children established by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430). The camp is also licensed by the Bourne Department of Health.

Parents: copies of background checks, health care and discipline policies, and grievance procedures are available upon request.


Our staff is made up primarily of high school and college students. Many were once campers at the SBCC Day Camp themselves, which gives our camp a great sense of tradition and continuity. All staff are chosen for their maturity, commitment to children’s growth and a love of the camp community. All counselors have completed orientation, training, and CPR certification before the campers arrive.

2024 Summer Employment Positions Available: All positions have been filled for the summer!

Counselors In Training: Please click HERE for CIT Application Form.

Staff Selection Process: Applications that are received will be considered. Selection may continue through the spring. If applicant faces a time limit with another position, please let us know so that we can do our best to provide a determination in a timely manner.

References: References are not required if an applicant was a counselor or a CIT last year. All other applications must have three (3) references included. For references, we are requesting that they be people who have seen/hired you to work, preferably with children. We would prefer no relatives.

Other Requirements: All Staff must be CPR and First Aid certified. Training will be provided to all staff prior to start of camp, if needed.

Contracts: Contracts will start to be offered starting in late March or early April and may continue through the spring, if necessary.

Contact: If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Joe Madera at

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