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"My youngest just said that she can’t wait for summer so that camp will start and she can ‘have fun every day!"
—Long Time Summer Camp Parent

For campers entering Kindergarten through 6th grade 

Since 1924 the Dedham Community House Summer Camp has helped create childhood memories of summers filled with fun in the sun. We work intentionally to provide a safe, comfortable, fun, enriching and reliable summer camp environment that promotes the physical, social, and intellectual well-being of children ages 4-15.

We are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. We seek to honor and value diversity in our community and program, drawing from activities and materials that represent the diversity of our camp, community, and world. In our pursuit of excellence, we are continually learning, evaluating, and adapting our practices. We welcome input from our families and staff.    

Our leadership team and staff work together to create a culture of intention. We want our camp to create and environment to allow campers to explore themselves, their environment, challenge themselves, and engage in intentional activities to become awesome human beings.


Summer Camp Activities

Swim Lessons, Free Swim, Outdoor Education, Drama, Arts & Crafts, Maker Space, Sports & Games, Science, Rec Room, Friday Skits, Field Trips (optional- additional cost)


Summer Camp 2023 Schedule - Kindergarten through 6th Grade 

Pre-Camp Session: June 12 - June 16 (Boston sports week)
(most public schools still operating during Pre-Camp session)

Session 1: June 19 - June 23 (Outer space week)

* No camp on 6/19 
Session 2: June 26 - June 30 (Jungle week)  
Session 3: July 3 - July 7 (Red, white and blue week)
* No camp 7/4

Session 4: July 10- July 14 (Winter in July week)

Session 5: July 17- July 21 (Under the sea week)

Session 6: July 24- July 28 (Favorite character week)

Session 7: July 31 - August 4 (Olympics week)

Session 8: August 7 - August 11 (Magic week)

Session 9: August 14 - August 18 (Colors week)

Session 10: August 21 - August 25 (Wacky week)

For summer holidays – Juneteenth and Independence Day – the summer camp will be closed if the holiday falls on a weekday. If the holiday falls on a weekend we will not be closed. 

Campers can be registered for one or more weeks; weeks do not need to be consecutive.

***For Pre-Camp the daily schedule may look different than our normal camp schedule**

Regular hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM. 

Extended day is available from 7:30 - 8:45 AM and 4:30 - 5:45 PM for an additional cost

2023 Camp Field Trips (Optional, additional cost, field trip fees are non-refundable)

Field trips are on the WEDNESDAY of the camp week and you must pre-register during camp registration

Session 4: Southwick Zoo Mendon, MA

Session 5: Gametime Lanes & Entertainment, Amesbury, MA

Session 6: Museum of Science Cambridge, MA

*Session 7: Water Wizz Wareham, MA  (Trip will be on Tuesday, August 1, 2023)

Session 8: New England Aquarium Boston, MA

Session 9: Connors Farm Danvers, MA 

2023 Camp Rates - Kindergarten through 6th Grade 

We work hard to keep our camp fees as low as possible while ensuring the best program we can offer for our campers. We offer a robust scholarship program to ensure as many campers and families as possible can access our programs. Our scholarship funds are raised mainly through donations from families and community members. If you are interested in donating to our scholarship fund please click here.


2023 Camp Rates: $450 per week financial aid is available.  

plus $25 non-refundable registration fee per camper per season

10% sibling discount for each additional child registered.

Extended Day AM (7:30 - 8:45): $55 per week
Extended Day PM (4:30 - 5:45): $55 per week


TREK Discount: $100 off camp tuition for each week a 6th grader is also registered for the Dedham Middle School TREK program and arriving at DCH in the afternoons after TREK. (Send us your TREK confirmation for invoice adjustment.)


 Important Registration & Payment Information 

- All tuition is due prior to May 1st. 

- Families are responsible for tuition for all weeks registered for unless a Camp Change Form is received by May 1st. After May 1st there will be no refunds for dropped weeks.

- Extended day registration should be completed ASAP but no later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the week it is needed. 


Summer Camp Program Pictures

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Summer Camp Links

Preschool Summer Program  
(15 months - Kindergarten)

Summer Camp  
(Kindergarten - 6th Grade)



Virtual Camp Tour

Summer Camp Handbook 2023

Teen Camp

(7th - 9th Grade)

Virtual Camp Tour


Contact Us

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671 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone: (781) 329-5740


Preschool: (781) 329-4841