Adventure Day Camp

By Cambridge Camping Association

Adventure Day Camp (formerly CADC) provides a dynamic, engaging, and educational experience that allows children to stretch beyond their current boundaries and develop their leadership potential.

Children walking in woods.
This program runs during the summer.
Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 11
Monday through Friday.

9AM - 3PM

Ages: 5 to 12.

Grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.

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Katiana Nicolas
Adventure Program Director

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Adventure Day Camp 2023 Application Page.

Cambridge Camping provides programs for children and families from under-resourced circumstances in Cambridge and surrounding communities.  Eligibility for enrollment in this program may be determined based on household size and income.  The online enrollment process will ask families to submit documentation to verify household income to be reviewed by Cambridge Camping staff. Sign up can run until July, but it does normally fill up long before that for most groups.


Tuition support is provided on a sliding fee scale. Transportation, breakfast, and lunch are included in the cost of camp. 

  • Financial Aid and/or Scholarship Available
  • Sliding scale based on income


The program location changes over time.

  • In-person only.

  • Transportation provided to the venue; see notes below.
  • Transportation provided from the venue; see notes below.

Adventure Day Camp takes place at Nashoba Brooks School in Concord, MA.  School bus transportation is provided from several Cambridge and Somerville neighborhoods.

Additional information

The goal of Adventure Day Camp (ADC) is to provide a dynamic, engaging, and educational experience that allows children to stretch beyond their current boundaries and develop their leadership potential. Each year our program theme provides the framework for camp activities including: studio art, cooking, movement, performance art, dance, and engineering. We also take trips to area farms, nature center, state parks, and:

  • Beaches every Thursday
  • Swim lessons on Friday mornings
  • Tennis lessons (older campers) on Wednesday afternoons
  • Free swim on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons
  • Art, cooking, sports, and science activities

Daily transportation, breakfast, lunch, and snack are included in the price of camp.  All camp tuitions are subsidized thanks to the generosity of many individuals and foundations and determined on a sliding fee scale that offers up to 90% discounts on the cost of camp. CADC will be offering fun, engaging, COVID safe activities, and adjusting according the public health guidelines.

Our LOWER CAMP serves children who are 5, 6, 7, or 8 years old. These campers rotate through programming activities designed to increase their social competency and scaffold learning across content areas. Their schedule provides for a developmentally appropriate balance of structured activities, rest, and play. Our UPPER CAMP serves children who are 9, 10, or 11 years old. These campers are given a menu of programming choices from which to choose their activities. The administration works to create a schedule that balances individual camper interests with a well-rounded experience that maximizes opportunity for these children to develop new skills