Camp Lovewell is the camp for kids who don't mind getting their hands dirty or their feet wet. Enjoy the great outdoors as we embark on a summer journey of inquiry, observation, and exploration. Campers will discover all of the wonders of our fields, forests, ponds, wetlands, and working farm as they are provided the opportunity to participate in various activities and programs that will stretch their imagination and test their capabilities!
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jun 27 - Jul 1
Jul 5* - 8
*closed on Monday, July 4
day camp (9:00 am-4:00 pm)
for kids ages 6-14 (entering grades 1-9)
outdoor adventures in rain & shine
fun, safe, & enriching environment located on 2nd Nature Academy campus
highly trained counselors with certified, licensed, or trained specialty supervisors
2022 Weekly Rates
Partial week or part-time options are not available.
ENTERING GRADES 1-3
$380 per week
ENTERING GRADES 4-9
$370 per week
$95 per week
Please note that several weeks and/or age groups are now full. Although we strive to keep our Current Openings document and registration form as up-to-date as possible, there may be times that closures have not yet been reflected. Although we strive to keep our Current Openings document and registration form as up-to-date as possible, there may be times that closures have not yet been reflected. All camp registrations are processed in the order that they are received.
You may find the most current campus policies regarding COVID-19 at this link. Due to the ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, please watch this space as the camp season approaches for any pertinent updates that may follow regarding our COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
The following activities are examples of activities that campers participate in throughout the course of a week at camp. Each day at Camp Lovewell has a different schedule and is subject to change due to enrollment, weather, camper needs, etc.
TEAM BUILDING & LOW ROPES COURSE
Arts & Crafts
Swimming (saltwater pool & freshwater pond)
DRAMA & SKITS
CAMP SONGS & SPIRIT ACTIVITIES
NATURE STUDIES & ORIENTEERING
FARM ANIMAL VISITS
SPORTS & FIELD GAMES
HIKING & EXPLORATION
The American Camp Association is the only national organization that establishes standards for reviewing camps. ACA accreditation assures you of the best quality control to ensure the welfare of your child. The accreditation process involves meeting nearly 300 standards for:
Health & safety
Staff to camper ratios
Site & facilities
Highly trained & certified specialist supervisors
Our most recent accreditation visit was in the summer of 2016 and we received a perfect score. We look forward to welcoming ACA back this season (2022). Sending your child to an ACA accredited camp such as Camp Lovewell means you know you’re providing your child with the best possible camp experience!
Get Ready for Camp FAQ
Camp is a time to spend outdoors, physically engaged, and with your friends. It is messy, dirty, and happens in rain or shine. Therefore, it is important that each camper is dressed appropriately, safely, and packed in preparation for a day of adventure.
Pack a backpack or duffel bag with:
a bathing suit
an extra change of clothing (shorts/pants, t-shirt, underwear, & socks)
closed-toe water shoes *
a bottle of sunscreen **
a bottle of bug spray **
rainy days: raincoat and rainboots ***
non-swimmers: life vest ****
2-3 spare, clean face masks in a clean baggie
a spare baggie for dirty face masks
Pack a lunchbag/lunchbox with:
a refillable water bottle
a healthy, non-refrigerated morning snack
a healthy, non-refrigerated lunch
recommended: reusable ice pack
old clothes or clothes that you don't mind getting soiled or torn, due to the nature of camp activities
closed-toe, well-fitting, and supportive shoes/sneakers (water shoes, such as Tevas or Keens, are acceptable as long as they have closed toes) *
a layer of sunscreen **
a layer of bugspray **
toys & stuffed animals
electronic games or music devices (CD players, iPods, MP3 players, etc.)
trading cards or other toy or fashion collectibles
personal sports equipment, unless required for a specific, requested activity
pets or animals of any kind
weapons of any kind, including knives, BB guns, fire arms, and ammunition
drugs or alcohol
new or favorite clothing that you would mind getting soiled or torn
loose/ill-fitting shoes such as flip flops, sandals, Crocs, and clogs *
Camp Lovewell is not responsible for items lost or damaged. Valuable and irreplaceable personal belongings do not belong at camp. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that everything their camper brings to camp is labeled with their name. All items left behind at the end of each camp session will be discarded or donated to charity.
* If campers do not have adequate footwear, they will not be allowed to participate in certain activities.
** Parents must apply a layer before the camper comes to camp, as well as provide a bottle of each.
*** Outdoor activities will continue to take place on rainy days.
**** Non-swimmers are responsible for providing their own “safe for use” personal flotation devices (PFD), per ACA guidelines. “Safe for use” means that PFDs are:
1. US Coast Guard-approved;
2. Of proper type (USCG-approved Type I, II, III, or V), size, and fit for each user;
3. Sufficiently buoyant to support designated weight; and
4. In serviceable condition (clasps, zippers, and so on are in working condition).
If a camper's PFD does not fit the aforementioned criteria, he/she will not be permitted to participate in pool/pond activities. Camp Lovewell provides required life vests for all campers for kayaking only.
2022 Season: All of our full-time employees currently work in classrooms during the school year. Therefore, we will not be offering in-person tours. In lieu of campus visits, we encourage interested families to view our comprehensive video tour, peruse all of the information on this page, and read our Camper Policies & Procedures Handbook. Please note that our video tour was recorded in the 2019 season and certain protocols and activities may be altered to accommodate COVID-19 protocols for the 2022 season.