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Registration is now open for Summer 2017! Register by December 31st to receive a limited edition Camp Burgess & Hayward T-Shirt on Check-In Day!

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All About Camp

Camp Burgess for Boys and Camp Hayward for Girls are traditional brother-sister overnight camps located on opposite shores of Spectacle Pond, with one Co-ed Week option in August. Our separate co-ed Adventure Trips Program for ages 12-17 offers overnight summer adventure trips, service learning and counselor-in-training programs as well as other year-round opportunities. Our programs provide campers with an engaging and supportive environment that encourages hands-on learning, self-expression, leadership building, and an appreciation for the natural world.

Dates & Rates

Camp Burgess & Hayward offers 7 sessions of traditional overnight camp from June to August and 1 session of co-ed  camp in August.  The co-ed Adventure Trips Program for ages 12-17 offers 6-day trips, service learning and counselor-in-training programs as well as other year-round opportunities.

Summer 2017 Camp Dates & Rates
Summer 2017 Adventure Trips Dates & Rates


If you could teach a child about anything…
Posted January 13, 2017
…what would it be?! As the Outdoor Education Director at Burgess Outdoor Ed Center, I have the distinct honor and privilege to consider this question on a daily basis. With the vast natural resources of our 300-acre property at our … Continue reading

Fresh from the Farm
Posted January 11, 2017
This past weekend’s blizzard felt like the beginning of winter here at Camp, but I’m already dreaming of spring! Now is the time that farmers and gardeners look back over their previous year’s cultivation and harvest records, identify the favorites … Continue reading

Trips Tuesday
Posted January 10, 2017
Calling all Adventure Trips Staff and former Adventure Trips participants…     We would love to hear from you! We are interested in gathering feedback about the favorite parts of your trip, things you would like to see offered in … Continue reading

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Join us for our February and April Vacation programming!
Posted January 19, 2017
Our overnight February Ski & Snowboard Adventure and April Vacation Camp programming offer children the opportunity to embark on exciting experiences, while developing important skills, forging new friendships – and of course, having tons of fun! Outdoor adventure, creativity and experiential … Continue reading

Join us for April Vacation Camp!
Posted January 12, 2017
Missing Camp?! Well, you don’t have to wait until Summer to come back… Registration for April Vacation Camp is OPEN! If you are new to Camp, this action-packed week serves as the perfect introduction to our programming and staff… Learn … Continue reading

January Spectacle Newsletter
Posted January 10, 2017
Please enjoy the January issue of the Spectacle Newsletter! 

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Share Your Story
Share Your Story

Posted November 4, 2015

I'm Sarah Tanner, and I first attended Camp Burgess in 5th grade for a school trip... We went for three days and I absolutely fell in love! I begged my mom to sign me up that summer, but Camp Hayward was full, so the next summer we tried again. I w... Continue Reading