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CAMP NORWICH
Ages 5-15

DAY CAMPS 2024

Registration is now open!

Camp Norwich takes place on a beautiful facility encompassing 175 acres of lake, woods, and fields in the foothills of the Berkshires.

For 135 years, Camp Norwich has provided quality programs in a caring family environment. A session at Camp Norwich offers many exciting opportunities for growth, joy, and discovery in a well supervised, small-group atmosphere. Groups of 5 to 14 same-age campers with two counselors spend the day together. Inclusion in these groups encourages children to experience new and diverse age-appropriate activities. These activities are a tool to help campers develop self-confidence, creativity, teamwork, an appreciation of the outdoors, and pride in themselves and their newly learned skills. Camp Norwich is proud of its quality staff members, who provide expert leadership, guidance, and friendship. Our staff helps each camper reach their fullest potential in skill development as well as social and personal growth. Many friendships and special memories await you at Camp Norwich. Come and explore the Norwich adventure with us!

At Camp Norwich we believe in taking care of the whole camper in spirit, mind and body. Our camp programs have been designed to ensure the health and safety of our campers. A full-time health professional works on-site, along with a physician on call each day.

This camp complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local board of health. HRYMCA
day camps follow all local and state health department, health care consultant, Y-USA, EEC, and CDC guidelines for Covid-19 regulations.

For more information email: campnorwich@hrymca.org

2024 Camp Norwich session dates:

Session I (4 days due to July 4 holiday) 7/1-7/5
Session II (2 weeks) 7/8-7/12 & 7/15-7/19
Session III (2 weeks) 7/22-7/26 & 7/29-8/2
Session IV (2 weeks) 8/5-8/9 & 8/12-8/16
Session V (1 week) 8/19-8/23

Monday–Friday: 9:00 am–4:00 pm

During each session, campers have the opportunity to participate in…

Swimming

Boating

Sports

Archery

Ga-Ga

Arts & Crafts

Music, Movement, and Drama

Fishing

Nature Study

Outdoor Cooking

S.T.E.A.M.

Low Ropes Course

Camp Extras

Camper Gift

All campers will receive a T-Shirt.

Camper groups are made up of five to fourteen children in the same age group. each of these groups belong to an age-specific unit that shares common activities while receiving instruction to help develop a wide range of skills.

EXPLORERS

Entering grade K-2

The Explorers group is a great introduction to summer camp for our youngest children. Each day of camp is filled with excitement and new experiences! Daily schedules emphasize routine and provide a balance between active and quiet, sports and culture, and group and individual activities. In our small-group environment, children receive the extra support and encouragement they need to feel at home. During each 2-week session, there will be a Family Night which includes picnic dinner, skits, and songs with your camper and their counselor, ending with s’mores at our campfire circle.

ADVENTURERS

Entering grade 3-5

This challenging and exciting program for new and experienced day campers not only provides daily cabin group activities but also encourages campers to pursue their own interests by participating in a special program area each day. Program areas allow campers to develop new skills and confidence under the guidance of knowledgeable and supportive instructors. During each 2-week session, there will be a Family Night which includes picnic dinner, skits, and songs with your camper and their counselor, ending with s’mores at our campfire circle.

TRAILBLAZERS

Entering grade 6-8

Empowering youth to assume more responsibility is the emphasis of this specially designed program. Each session allows campers to experience lessons in group dynamics, creative problem-solving, environmental awareness, and program planning. Traditional camp activities such as boating, swimming, crafts, and sports round out the total experience. During each 2-week session, there will be a Family Night which includes picnic dinner, skits, and songs with your camper and their counselor, ending with s’mores at our campfire circle. This unit’s campers participate in all program areas each week in order to master skills and spend time mentoring younger campers.

CIT Program

Entering grades 9 and 10

Two, 4-week sessions for teens.

Does your teenager love camp, but is ready for a new leadership experience?

The CIT program is a four-week commitment and has an application process that requires essay questions, two letters of recommendation, and an onsite group interview at Camp Norwich.

The CIT application deadline is Friday, March 8th, 2024.

Please submit all CIT questions and applications to Lisa Candito at campnorwich@hrymca.org

The goal of Camp Norwich’s pilot CIT program is to transition campers into counselors, creating responsible and independent young leaders who can contribute positively to camp and their community. Being a CIT means committing to learning and growing personally, professionally, individually, and as a team. The creativity, responsibility, and enthusiasm needed to work at camp will provide CITs with in-demand job skills for any future career. CITs should be prepared to step out of their comfort zone and be willing to lead, learn, and work with a variety of ages providing support to both campers as well as camp staff. 

The CIT application deadline is Friday, March 8th, 2024.

*No exceptions will be made to the deadline.