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 75-90 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 three 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.
Campers are placed in four groups according to age, which follows as a guideline:
Group 1 – 5 & 6 year olds
Group 2 – 7 & 8 year olds
Group 3 – 9 & 10 year olds
Group 4 – 11, 12 & 13 year olds
Some camp activities include:
• Games (such as basketball, softball, soccer, and kickball)
• Tennis instruction by an experienced tennis professional twice weekly
• Weekly Swimming instruction by a Red Cross certified water safety instructor
• Craft and nature projects
Special events are planned for each group throughout the camp session. Our most popular events in the past have included:
• Halloween in July
• Ice Cream and Pizza Days
• Fourth of July Bike Parade and Field Events
• Scavenger Hunts
• Beach Days
• Camp Show and Awards Night
The SBCC Day Camp complies with the 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 may request copies of health care and discipline policies, as well as procedures for filing grievances.
SBCC Day Camp has a dedicated and talented staff and many of them were campers as children. They are all CPR and First Aid certified and chosen for their interest in working with children. There are at least three counselors in each camp group, supervised by a camp director and assistant director, and overseen by a camp committee comprised of parent volunteers.