The day camp program is for campers ages 6-12. Day camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:15 AM – 5:30 PM. Lunch is an additional fee. Day Camp drop off time is from 8:15 AM – 8:45 AM, and pick-up is from 5:30 – 5:45 PM.
Throughout the week, you will rotate throughout all the activities that camp has to offer during the morning periods. In the afternoon, you will participate in 2 choice periods, rest hour, and 1 period of free time.
Every Thursday afternoon, you participate in a “Big Event.” Big events are based on the theme for the week, and are a fun program for all.
Extended Day Camp
Extended Day Camp runs Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM. Drop off times for extended day camp are from 7:15 AM – 7:45 AM, and pick up times are from 6:15 PM – 6:30 PM. Breakfast and dinner are included as part of extended day. As an extended day camper, you will participate in the same program as regular Day Campers.
You may choose to do JUST early drop off or late pick up.
Day Camp Transportation
We currently offer transportation to the towns of Pepperell, Groton, and Littleton/495. Due to the added time, day campers that opt into this program will miss period 5 of each day.
The following lists all the stops and times:
Pepperell Library (8:15a/ 4:45pm)
Groton Florence Roche Elementary School (8:00am/5:00pm)
Littleton Market Basket / 495 (7:45am/5:15pm)
The Junior Camp program is for campers aged 8-12 years of age. As a camper of Junior camp, you will live in one of the Pineside Cabins. Each Cabin has 2 counselors, 1 CIT (Counselor in Training), and up to 9 campers. All cabins at camp have electricity and are located near a centralized bathhouse with hot water and showers! If you are coming with your friends or families, it is not an issue for us to place them in the same cabin as you as long as your are the same gender and about the same age.
In the morning, you have 3 activities, and each period you will choose one of 2 options to go to. For example, for your first period class you might have to choose between nature and sports. You pick the option that you like the best!
In the afternoon, you participate in 2 choice periods, rest hour, and 2 periods of free time.
Teen camp is for campers ages 13-15. As a teen camper, you will reside in either the Hillside cabins, Hilltop, Blackberry, or Blueberry cabin. Each cabin has 1-2 counselors depending on size. All cabins have electricity and are located near a centralized bath house with hot water and showers! If you are coming with your friends or families, it is not an issue for us to place them in the same cabin as you as long as your are the same gender and about the same age.
In the morning, you participate in a track of activities that you chose on Sunday. In the afternoon, you have 2 choice periods, rest hour, and 2 periods of free time.
At night, you will stay up an extra hour to participate in Teen Evening Program. The extra program offers the chance to do some fun activities while “hanging out” with other teens at camp! Past activities have included night swims, wacky games, and campfires.
The LIT (Leaders in Training) Program is designed for campers aged 13-15 who would like to continue their day camp experience. The program is day camp specific, so campers participating would be a part of the program from 8:30am-5:30pm each day. As an LIT, you will be required to attend daily instructional meetings with the LIT Director, where you will receive instruction on different aspects of camp life. As an LIT you will work with a Day Camp group, where you will support counselors with the supervision of campers as well as receive hands-on training on how to be a leader in the camp community.
Campers part of the LIT program are allowed to become overnight campers on weeks separate from their LIT weeks. Lunch is included in the program. LIT’s can partake in the day camp transportation program, for an additional fee.
LIT’s choose to attend either session A, B, or C. Session A is from July 2-6 and 9-13, Session B is from July 16-20 and 23-27, and Session C is from July 30 – Aug 3 and Aug 6-10.
As an LIT, you will be required to attend LIT Weekend, held on June 1-3 . During that weekend you will attend some workshops and participate in team building activities with other LIT’s you will be working with during the summer. It is a fun time, where you will get a chance to meet and learn about the other LIT’s you will be working with during the summer.
If you are interested in becoming a LIT, then an application form is required. Applications are due by April 15th of each year. It is then that the LIT Director will choose the applications that will be the best fit into the program.
The CIT Program seeks to train talented individuals aged 14-16 to become leaders in the camping community. The program is divided into CIT I and II, with the CIT II’s having more responsibilities to complete. As a CIT, you will be required to attend daily instructional meetings with the CIT Director, where you will receive instruction on different aspects of camp life. Topics include: child development, discipline of campers, special needs, health and safety, programming, and staff responsibilities. You will also work in a program and cabin area under the direction of a senior counselor, who will serve as your mentor.
CIT’s choose to attend either session A, B, or C. Session A is from July 5-13, Session B is from July 15- 27, and Session C is from July 29 – Aug 10.
As a CIT, you will be required to attend CIT Weekend, held on June 1-3 . During that weekend you will attend some workshops and participate in team building activities with other CIT’s you will be working with during the summer. It is a fun time, where you will get a chance to meet and learn about the other CIT’s you will be working with during the summer.
If you are interested in becoming a CIT, then an application form is required. Applications are due by April 15th of each year. It is then that the CIT Director will choose the applications that will be the best fit into the program.
Big Events & Evening Programs
Each week at Camp Middlesex is a different theme! Each night, overnight campers participate in some wacky programming that ties in with the theme of the week. Evening programs vary from week to week. Some of the Evening programs that campers have enjoyed have been camp-wide capture the flag, lip sync, decorate your cabin night, and camp-wide games.
Every Wednesday night the camp walks to town for the band concert and Thursday nights are always the dance!
Every Thursday afternoon both day and overnight campers have a fun event based on the theme of the week. Some of the favorites have included the International Olympics, Color War, Counselor Hunt, and Gold Rush.
The themes and programs change every week, so be sure to sign up for the events you are most excited about!
If you stay for one of our 2-week sessions, you will participate in some neat camp activities over the weekend! You will roast some marshmallows at our fire area, go to a camp trip on Saturday, and watch a movie on the big screen on Saturday night.
Listed below are our weekend trips for this summer:
Weeks 1&2: Water Country
Weeks 3&4: Canobie Lake Park
Weeks 5&6: George’s Island
Weeks 7&8: Jaffrey Festival of Fireworks
Camp Middlesex offers a wide-variety of programs for campers to choose from. Campers are offered choice in planning their programs. In the morning, program choices rotate depending on age. In the afternoon, campers choose a program of interest which allows them to work on a project that lasts the week.
A Day at a Glance
7:15am – Wake Up
7:30am – Extended Day Campers arrive
7:45am – Breakfast
8:30am – Day Campers Arrive
8:15am – Cabin Clean Up
8:45am – Morning Flag
9:00am – Activity 1
10:00am – Snack / Activity 2
11:00am – Activity 3
12:00pm – Lunch
12:45pm – Chores
1:15pm – Rest Hour
2:15pm – Free Swim / Recreation Time/ Camp Store
3:15pm – Activity 4 (Weekly Choice 1)
4:15pm – Activity 5 (Weekly Choice 2)
5:10pm – Flag Lowering/ Hoppers
5:15pm: Day Campers Depart
5:30pm – Dinner
6:30pm – Extended Day Campers Depart
6:15pm – Cabin Time
7:15pm – Evening Program
9:00pm – Settle In/ Clean Up (Junior Camp)
9:00pm – Teen Camp Evening Program
9:30pm – Bed Time, Junior Camp
10:00pm – Settle in / Clean Up Teen Camp
10:30pm – Bed Time Teen Camp