BNC Summer Camp in West Roxbury

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Whether hiking in the woods or bird watching in the meadow, campers ages 5–13 have fun while learning about nature! We offer weekly sessions at our West Roxbury site. Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin is an amazing setting for summer camp—situated on 117 acres with access to a large mature forest and wetlands. When not outside discovering vernal pools or playing on one of eight athletic fields, campers have access to art and science labs, a full gym, a beautiful auditorium, and more.

Location

The Roxbury Latin School
101 St Theresa Ave, West Roxbury, MA 02132
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Registration


Camp will be open for summer 2021. We have a new registration process this year that is less stressful, is equitable for everyone, and will allow BNC to be responsive and adaptive to the changing year ahead.

You can sign-up for BNC Camps any time between February 3-15.

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2021 Camp Sessions & Dates


Nature Camps

Monday–Friday • 8:30 am–5:00 pm

Owls (ages 5–6)
Weekly sessions June 21–July 30
Owls explore the wonders of nature using their five senses. Each day is filled with art activities, learning games, outdoor/nature exploration, and camp songs. This full-day program includes a rest time followed by more play and outdoor exploration. Campers must be 5 years old prior to the start of their session.

Hawks (ages 6–7)
Weekly sessions June 21–July 30
Hawks investigate the outdoors through science experiments and creative play. Each day is a blend of outdoor play and structured activities, providing different avenues for campers to connect with nature and each other.

Falcons (ages 7–9)
Weekly sessions June 21–July 30
Falcons learn how to develop and test their own ideas to gain a better understanding of nature through discovery and hands on-activities. Whether practicing science or art or team building, campers are encouraged to follow new interests and learn new skills.

Ravens (ages 10–11)
Weekly sessions June 21–July 30
Ravens learn through focused outdoor exploration and guided experiments to understand the natural world in greater depth. Through inquiry-based activities, they are encouraged to follow and build on their own interests.

Adventurers (ages 12–13)
Weekly sessions June 21–July 30
Adventurers engage in a variety of hands-on activities that encourage self-direction, leadership skill building, and teamwork. Through multifaceted projects, adventurers learn about complex science concepts and environmental issues such as Farm to Table, Renewable Energy, and Climate Change.

Extended-Day Option

Before Camp (7:30–8:30 am)

Need an earlier drop-off? Our trained camp staff will supervise campers enrolled in our optional Before Camp program. Campers may choose from a variety of activities, including active games, restful games, coloring, crafts, and reading. 

After Camp is not available for sessions at Roxbury Latin.


What Others Are Saying


"I just wanted to reach out to say that just 2 days of camp has reversed months of COVID damage in both my kids. It’s compounding each day. It really is special!" –Camp Parent

"My child had a WONDERFUL time at camp. She talks about camp all the time, things she learned, friends, things you did. Thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful program under the strange circumstances." –Camp Parent