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Thank you for your interest in The Chestnut Hill School Summer Camp!

We are eagerly planning for our 2021 onsite return, and to provide our campers and families with a fun-filled and safe summer experience.  More information regarding our 2021 dates, open registration, and program modifications please click here.


Since 1972, Summer at Chestnut Hill has focused on providing an enriching camp environment where campers of all ages, abilities, and interests can flourish.  With an experienced team of educators, enthusiastic staff (many of whom were past campers and C.I.T.’s), and a diverse range of activities, campers will learn, explore, create, make positive connections, and challenge themselves.  Our aim is for each camper to not only have an enriching camp experience, but to leave each summer with increased confidence, talents, and positive attributes.

“My children made new friends and enjoyed their time at the camp. It was a very positive experience.  We were overall very pleased by all the efforts made to accommodate requests. The program is big enough to meet new people but not overwhelmingly large so that my child did not feel lost or just a number among a mass.”

Program Highlights….

  • A unique Creative Arts and Sports, and Camp Model
  • Specialty Camps: Micro Steam (grades K-2), STEAM (grades 3-6)
  • Wide range of innovative and traditional offerings: archery, art, basketball, ceramics, cooking, dance, drama (4-week commitment), gaga, movie making, music, science, soccer, swimming, tennis and more
  • Developmentally designed camper divisions and schedules
  • Diverse performances and thematic weekly events 
  • Low camper-to-staff ratios
  • Experienced and engaging staff
  • Lunch provided by CHS every Friday
  • Upper and senior camp field trips 
  • Optional Learn-to-Scull and Rock Wall Climbing classes offered to campers in grades 4-8; additional fee applies. More information will be made available this spring.












“Another amazing summer! We couldn't be happier. Our youngest had the best time. It was her first camp experience and the counselors were fantastic at making her feel comfortable. I can't say enough about the lifeguards too; she would barely put her face in the water at the beginning of the summer and now is jumping in and swimming underwater. Our older daughter connected with the counselors and loved the performances and all of the art projects.”


The Chestnut Hill School Summer Camp is committed to creating a diversified community. It is a coeducational nonsectarian institution which does not discriminate based on color, disabilities, family structure, gender, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation, or in the administration of its educational policies, athletic and other school-administered programs. The Chestnut Hill School Summer Camp is licensed by the City of Newton and the City of Brookline Board of Health Departments and follows states Department of Public Health (105CMR 430) regulations.