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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 Teen 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 Teen Program for ages 12-17 offers summer adventure trips, service learning and counselor-in-training programs as well as other year-round opportunities.

Summer 2016 Camp Dates & Rates
Summer 2016 Teen Trips Dates & Rates 


Thank You, 2016 First Dip Supporters!
Posted April 18, 2016
A huge *THANK YOU* to our generous annual “First Dip” sponsors – Vermont Pure Natural Spring Water of Cape Cod, Aubuchon Hardware, Ring Bros. Wholesale, Sysco Boston and David Salo – and, also to our brrrrrrave participants who came out … Continue reading

We put the FUN in FUNdraising!
Posted March 30, 2016
Join us for our “First Dip” community plunge into Spectacle Pond! The “First Dip” serves as our annual event and fundraiser, providing substantial support for our Campership Fund, which makes our programming accessible to all children – regardless of their … Continue reading

Join us for our Annual First Dip!
Posted March 7, 2016
4th ANNUAL “FIRST DIP!”  Sunday, April 17th at 2:30 pm ~ Spectacle Pond, Camp Burgess   All proceeds will benefit the Campership Fund, which provides assistance to children, who otherwise would be unable to experience Camp. “Without your support, my son … Continue reading

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Camp’s Capital Campaign
Posted April 27, 2016
Situated on over 300 acres of pristine woodlands and two sparkling freshwater ponds, Camp Burgess (est. 1928) & Hayward (est. 1960) has been a leader in Massachusetts camping for over 80 years… YOU LEAVE CAMP, BUT IT NEVER LEAVES YOU. The … Continue reading

Thank You, 2016 First Dip Sponsors!
Posted April 11, 2016
Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of our Annual First Dip – together, the Camp Burgess & Hayward community can make a difference in the lives of so many children who are dreaming of coming to Camp … Continue reading

2016 M&P Announcement!
Posted April 1, 2016
Mariners and Pioneers is our big color war during session 4. This year we have a big switch to announce: Mariners will be RED and Pioneers will be BLUE. It’s very exciting and a change that has been a long … Continue reading

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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