Camp Nonesuch provides opportunities in the arts, outdoor education and challenging physical and athletic activities. The camp also offers American Red Cross-certified swimming instruction.

Prior to each session, campers, with parental guidance, select their own two-week program (please refer to the Camp Schedule for specific sign-up dates and times). Selections must be completed by 3:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the start of each session.

A wide variety of fun and challenging options are offered during our eight-week season.

Over the years activities have included:

Aerobic Dance • Archery • Baskets • Batik • Board Games • Bracelet Making • Camping Skills • Candles • Canoeing • Cartooning • Ceramics • Clay Animation • Collage • Computers • Creative Writing • Design Art • Drama • Dungeons and Dragons • Embroidery • Fishing • Football • Gimp • Jewelry • Kayaking • Lacrosse • Macrame • Masks • Mobiles • Models •  Mosaics • Music • Nature Crafts • Nature Study • Nonesuch News • Painting • Papier-mache • Photography • Pillow Making • Poetry • Pond Life • Puppets • Quilling • Quilting • Rag Dolls • Ropes, Sailing • Sculpture • Showtunes • Singing, Soccer • Swimming • Team Sports • Tie Dye • Ultimate Disc • Volleyball • Watercolors • Woodworking and many more!
 Activity offerings vary from year to year and depend upon the unique strengths and talents of our outstanding staff.

With a very few exceptions activities are open to all campers subject only to interest and/or skill level (at this time, Kayaking is limited to campers who are ten years of age and can pass a camp administered swim test). Each activity meets daily during the session. There are seven activity blocks per day, five reserved for elected activities, one for lunch and finally a day ending seventh block with a choice of free swim, board games, arts & crafts, or our always popular game of the day. Campers choose their 7th block activity each day.
 
Campers are assigned to a cabin based on their age and gender group. Supervised by a team of counselors, the camper's cabin serves as a home base for stowing personal belongings and changing during the day. To help nurture responsibility, campers are expected to take turns at simple camp duties during the day such as helping clean up at the end of an activity and helping to keep their cabin clean.

Special events during the camp season include our Camp Open House and Orientation on the Wednesday evening prior to the start of the first session, weekly theme days, overnights (one during the second and one during the fourth session, additional fees apply), and Family Nights at the end of each session when campers can share their accomplishments with family and friends!


FAQs

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Do campers always get their first choices from their activity sign-ups?

    We make every attempt to give campers as many first choices as possible in the program. However, it is important to understand that a priority of our program is to give all campers in a particular session the most ideal schedule.
  • Can a camper change his/her program?

    Campers can make minor changes to their schedules on the second day of each session. While we don’t encourage campers to change their schedules, we understand that sometimes a first choice on one day may not be their first choice on another!
  • When do campers sign up for activities?

    Campers sign up for activities the week prior to their attendance in a particular session (specific dates are listed in the "Nonesuch Gazette" found as a download in the "Policies and Forms" menu under the "Parent Information" tab.  Campers make four choices (numbered 1-4 in order of desirability) in each activity block based on their interest. We strive to give as first choices as possible but must also provide an equitable experience for all campers in a particular session. Campers will discover their schedule as the first day of the session progresses. Campers may make minor adjustments to their schedule on the second day (switch day) if they so desire. Changes are contingent on space in an activity. After the second day of the session, campers schedules are fixed until the next session.

    Please be aware that campers who do not submit a sign up form by the time indicated on the calendar will likely be shut out of some or all of their most desired choices.
CAMP NONESUCH    The Rivers School     333 Winter Street     Weston, Massachusetts 02493
Phone: (September - June) 781-235-9300     (June - August) 508-655-8118    Fax: 339-440-8120