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The S.T.A.R. (Summer Transitions and Responsibilities) Corps helps older teens develop their leadership, childcare, daily living and employment skills. Each Corps Apprentice is paired with a mentor from our summer staff team for extra support, and as a group each day the Apprentices have training, skill-building and discussion sessions called the Corps Forum. Individually, Apprentices gain additional responsibility, including living in and assisting with a cabin of younger campers. Apprentices are expected to follow a Corps code of conduct which helps them focus on being a positive role model for younger campers and having a good attitude. Corps members have a series of competencies that, as completed, can enable them to advance in standing and earn a stipend for their participation.

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   We encourage you to download the Teen Programs Guide to Entry to learn more about the expectations, 
   opportunities and details of the S.T.A.R. Corps program. If you have further questions about your teen's   
   readiness for participation as an Apprentice, please don't hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 
 
Tuition for first-year Apprentices is 50% of the camper rate. Tuition (or potential stipends) for future summers are individually determined based on competencies achieved, participation, and similar factors. For a S.T.A.R. Corps Apprentice Application, please contact our office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 978-637-2617.

Crew

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Crew members live at camp for an extended time during the summer and have generally come up through the S.T.A.R. Corps, though Crew is open to teens with other experiences, such as leadership training programs at other camps. Crew Interns receive daily mentorship and participate in a modified version of staff training. Crew members can focus their work in a specific area of camp—such as teaching at a favorite activity area or working in the kitchen —or try a little of everything over the course of their summer. Crew members follow a credit system and are able to earn a stipend for their efforts.

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   We encourage you to download the Teen Programs Guide to Entry to learn more about the expectations,   
   opportunities and details of the S.T.A.R. Corps program. If you have further questions about your teen's   
   readiness for participation as an Apprentice, please don't hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at 978-637-2617 to request a Crew Application.

DCA (Day Camp Assistants)

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Day Camp Assistants (“DCAs”) are young adults who live locally and want to help out at Day Camp to get experience working with children and participate in a leadership development program. DCAs are an integral part of Day Camp, and are attached to a small group of campers and counselors where they assist with daily camp life and help individual day campers participate successfully in activities. DCAs spend one period each day with senior leadership staff receiving ongoing training and participating in discussions with other DCAs and the S.T.A.R. Corps Apprentices from overnight camp.

DCAs are not "CITs" or staff and while they are a wonderful addition to our day camp community, they are not included in our staff ratios. Of course, when they're reading to campers during QT or playing "marco polo" with the Tadpoles group during free swim, campers love them just the same! After their DCA summer(s), these young adults are eligible to apply for the highly competitive Junior Counselor positions at Day Camp. To request a DCA application, please contact our office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 978-637-2617.

Camps & Programs

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Download the Guide to Programs:
2018 Guide to Programs

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