military kids camp.
a free camp for children of active service personnel
Yes it's free! We appreciate our military families, and thanks to generous donations from the Boston Baptist Social Union and Project New Hope we are able to offer a whole week of overnight camp free of charge. Come and spend a week with other military children and give your parents a week to rest and relax!
Whilst at camp you’ll shoot archery, kayak across the lake, swim, jump onto our massive blob, ride segways, visit our craft room, sing in chapel, roast mashmallows over a camp fire, conquer the low rope adventure course, make a bunch of new friends, and so much more.
Demand is high every year. This year we have expanded the spaces from 100 to 140, but we always have a waiting list. Please register your camper early to avoid dissapointment. If your circumstances change and your are no longer able to attend camp, please notify the office in order to make your space availble to another very deserving family.
Check-in is 2PM Sunday
Check-out is 1PM Friday
Grades 2 - 5
Grades 6 - 8
Grades 9 - 11
JULY 21st to 26th 2019
If your camper is unable to attend camp after booking a place, please let us know as soon as possible so we can give their place to a camper on the waiting list.
You must show your military ID during check in as proof of status.
All campers need to provide the following information prepared and signed by a licensed health care provider. All information must be recieved at least two weeks before the camper arrives:
(1)Current medical history which lists allergies, required medications and any health conditions or impairments which may affect the individual’s activities while attending camp.
(2) A certificate of immunization including MMR, Polio, DTaP and Hepatitis B.
(3)A report of a physical examination conducted during the preceding 18 months.
(4) Copy of health insurance information.
Once we have recieved your online registration we will email you our Guide to a Great Summer Experience, this includes a packing list, rules and other information.
Check in is on Sunday between 2:00PM and 4:00PM.
Check out is on Friday between 6:30PM and 7:00PM.
Grotonwood complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health(105 CMR 430,000), and is licensed by the Groton Board of Health.
Copies of camp policies on background checks, health care and discipline policies are availble on request.