Camp Programs

STEM Camp (Week Long)

Boys and Girls

April 15th- April 19th

Grades 1-5 : Younger campers, boys and girls in the 1st through 5th grade, will enjoy a week full of STEM activities. From cool science experiments to nature walks, from drones to dino digs, from weather to space exploration, from art/design to animals!

Those in 5th /6th Grade, crossing over, can choose to take the General Science Program designed as a transition. It includes a general introduction to science experiments: Biology, Chemistry, Sustainability and a field trip.

Grades 6-12 : Older Campers, boys and girls in the 6th through 12th grade, will choose a pathway themed around STEM activities including field trips, visits from scientists and engineers and hands-on projects. Scouts will earn the corresponding merit badges. Program Choices are: 

Robotics: Program includes introduction to robotics using lego Mindstorm kits, a field trip to iRobot, & a chance to earn the Robotics Merit Badge
Energy & Electricity: Program includes learning about electromagnetic energy, fusion, playing with a Geiger Counter, field trip to MIT Fusion Lab, instruction by MIT Researchers, and a chance to earn the Electricity, Energy and Nuclear Science Merit Badges.
Engineering: Program includes working with engineers from all throughout Boston, a field trip, working with engineers, access to the 3d printer at New England Base Camp and a chance to earn the Engineering and Inventing Merit Badges.
Game Design & Animation: Program includes making art with science, making your own digital cartoons, a field trip to FableVision, working with Animators at FableVision and a chance to earn the Animation, Game Design and Chess Merit Badges.
Architecture & Design: Program includes design and layout landscaping, a field trip and a chance to earn the Architecture, Drafting, and Landscape Architecture Badges.   

National Youth Leadership Training  (Week Long- Overnight Camp)

Boys and Girls who are members of the BSA

April 13th- April 19th

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide all 13- to 20-year-old youth members of the Boy Scouts of America, both male and female, with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home, units and in future endeavors.

Requirements: Scouts who attend NYLT should be at least 1st Class and have attended at least one week at a week long summer camp in the past. 13 - 20 year old members of the Boy Scouts of America, including Scouts and Venturers.

Summer Camp (Week Long)

Boys and Girls

Throughout the summer, our primary location (Milton, MA) operates six weeks of day camp programs. Campers will rock climb, swim, learn the shooting sports, build a campfire, do some crafting, learn wilderness survival skills and even do some outdoor cooking. All the classic outdoor scout badges are offered during these weeks. Separately, many of our satellite locations offer full blown weeks of camp programming during the summer.

Grades 1-5

Grades 1-5 at New England Base Camp

July 8th-12th:   Milton Day Camp Week 1

July 15th-19th:   Milton Day Camp Week 2  

July 22nd-26th:   Milton Day Camp Week 3

July 29th- Aug. 2nd:  Milton Day Camp Week 4

Aug. 5th- 9th:  Milton Day Camp Week 5  

Aug. 12th- 16th:   Milton Day Camp Week 6

Aug. 19th-23rd: Milton Day Camp Week 7 "Space Camp at Base Camp"


Grades 1-5 at Satellite Location Camps

July 8th-12th:    Cambridge STEM Camp

July 15th-19th:    Topsfield Day Camp &  Topsfield Twilight Camp

July 22nd-26th:    Wakefield Day Camp

July 29th- Aug. 2nd:   Haverhill Day Camp

Aug. 5th- 9th:    Wakefield STEM Camp

Aug. 12th- 16th:    Lexington Day Camp

Aug. 19th-23rd:   Chelmsford Day Camp

Grades 6-12 at New England Base Camp

July 8th–12th:  Adventure Camp

July 15th–19th:  Climbing 101 Camp

July 22nd–26th: Canoe Camp

July 29th–2nd: Advanced Climbing Camp

Aug 5th–9th: Kayak Camp

Aug 12th–16th: Adventure Camp

Aug 19th–23rd:  Space Camp at Base Camp

Family Resident Camp Weekends (2 Overnights)

Enjoy a weekend sharing the Scout camping experience with your whole family. An essential component of the scouting curriculum is family involvement. Not just leaders helping impart skills and life lessons, but parents and families working together to spend time kids and enjoy the outdoors!

Two overnights will reinforce and teach skills that will equip scouts for future trips and camp-outs. In addition, resident families will participate in activities that take you through all of Base Camp's adventures. All activities that run on any of our Open Saturdays will be open to campers.

Give archery a try and then head over to the axe yard to learn to chop/split and plain a log. Go swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, play some gaga ball, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur. Indoors, there are oversized chess and dino puzzles as well as activities in the Music Room and STEM Room.

Pathway to First Class Camp (4-Day; 3-Overnights)

Thursday June 27th-  Sunday June 30th

Scouts: Boys & Girls Working Towards First Class

The Pathway to First Class program is designed to provide Scouts with a structured introduction to camp program. It promotes fun and the learning of basic skills in a patrol environment where rank requirements will be covered organically. The program provides a comprehensive program to all campers leading to completion of many of the outdoor requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks. Scouts who have just crossed over or may be new to Scouting will find this program ideal for giving them confidence in outdoor skills and also allow a strong beginning along the Scouting trail for advancement.

Eagle Week (Overnight Camp)

Sunday, August 11th- Friday, August 16th 

Scouts: Boys & Girls Working Towards Eagle Scout Rank

Eagle Week is a week long summer camp adventure designed to focus on a scout’s path to Eagle. NEW Merit Badge Program this year! Scouts will have the opportunity to work on 4 Eagle- Required Merit Badges including an additional partial badge. This week is perfect for highly motivated scouts who love the camp setting. 

Join Day Camp Summer Staff!

Please fill out this form if you are interested in applying for a staff position at one of our summer day camps.

New England Base Camp in Milton has many paid positions available.

Our Satellite Camp locations have many volunteer positions available for both youth and adult.

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.