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Early Bird Discount Ends May 3rd! Save $20 on Weekly Registration and $100 on Full Summer!
This summer, Outdoor Discovery Camp is excited to offer a fun-filled camp focused on exploring the great outdoors and encouraging an appreciation for the natural environment. Celina Dutremble, PMEC Coordinator and her fun, creative staff is looking forward to making 2023 the most memorable summer ever!

Campers will need to bring: a labeled water bottle, change of clothes, bathing suit, towel, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, closed toe shoes for hiking, sandals for water play. (More information can be found in the Parent Manual below).

: Entering grades 1-6

What: Outdoor Discovery Camp, M-F 9-4pm (extended care is also available)
Where: Peabody Mill Environmental Center
When: June 19th - August 11th 

Camp Fees: No refunds after June 1st

Full Summer Fee:
$1,890R; $2,230NR

Weekly Fee:
 $280R; $330NR

Daily Fee:
$65R; $80NR Daily registrations are non-refundable

Extended Care
:Due to staffing coverage registration must be made 24 hours prior to start time.  (Mini-Campers are welcome in Extended Care. Want more information on Mini-Camp for our 4 and 5 year olds? Click HERE

Before Care: 7:30am-9:00am
    Daily Fee: $17R; $22NR
    Weekly Fee: $75R; $90NR

After Care: 4pm-5:30pm
    Daily Fee: $17R; $22NR
    Weekly Fee: $75R; $90NR

Before & After Care: 7:30am-5:30pm
   Daily Fee: $30; $35NR
   Weekly Fee: $130R; $150NR

CLICK HERE for more information about field trips and to register.
Remember to sign up Early to get the Early Bird Discount!

Please read and fill out the parent manual by your campers 1st day of camp. Forms can be printed out and returned by email or in person. 

Interested in becoming a camp counselor: APPLY HERE and email application to 

Daily Schedule
  • 7:00-9:00AM - Before Care
  • 9:00-9:30 AM - Check-In/ Gaga Ball
  • 9:30 AM - Group Meet and Daily Introductions
  • 9:30 AM - Community Time - We will have a large group game or activity
  • 9:45 AM - Snack Time
  • 10:00 AM-12:00PM - Theme Block Stations (specific to that week's theme!)
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 PM - Water Play or Hiking
  • 3:30-4:00 PM - Gaga Ball/Check-Out
  • 4:00PM-5:30PM - After Care

Weekly Themes
Week 1 - Camp Sampler (June 19th- June 23rd)
Come and meet your favorite PMEC/Outdoor Discovery Counselors and get a sneak peak of camp. Every day this week will be a different theme day from the Outdoor Discovery weekly themes below. Please note, there is no field trip this week.

Week 2 - Trash to Treasure (June 26th - June 30th)
Learn how to use commonly discarded items and environmental materials to create beautiful pieces of art. Re-purpose items such as CD cases, yogurt containers, Popsicle sticks and more to create mosaics, birdhouses, etc.!

Week 3 - Holiday Fun (July 3rd - July 7th NO CAMP on the 4th)
Come and celebrate Halloween in July... and while we're at it, all the major holidays! We may even create some new ones.

Week 4 - Olympics (July 10th- July 14th)
Get ready to zoom through all the places on your travel bucket list! We will explore games and wildlife from different countries along with some Olympic style competitions! (Our field trip this week will be Field Day which is included with camp registration.)

Week 5 - Minute to Win It (July 17th -July 21st)
It's time to see how many rubber bands can be wrapped around a watermelon, or how many apples you can bob. This week is all about seeing what fun things can be done in a minute's worth of time!

Week 6 - The Big Top (July 24th- July 28th)
Come one, come all to the greatest show of the summer! We will make circus themed crafts to turn PMEC into a show-stopping event and end the week with a talent show.

Week 7 - H2-OH!! (July 31st - August 4th)
Campers will explore different types of wetlands in the Joe English Conservation Land and the wildlife that lives there. WARNING, you will get wet and muddy!!

Week 8 - Blow Up The Week! (August 7th - August 11th)
Campers come see what we can blow up or blast off! This week we will make rockets to blast off, water balloon fun and experiment with erupting soda bottles and so much more. Let's end summer camp with a big blow out!

Camp Counselor Staff
Many of our camp counselors are high school and college age students, and for many this is their first job. While we do lots of training on youth development, they are not professionals. Our staff to camper ratio is 1:10 and the camp is not equipped to provide one-on-one staffing for campers. Please be respectful to our camp counselor staff, and if you have any concerns, you can reach out to the Recreation Director.

Additional Forms and Files: Links:
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Before Care 
N/A PK - 6 MTuWThF  06/19/2023 - 08/11/2023
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center
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Outdoor Discovery Camp 
N/A 1 - 6 MTuWThF  06/19/2023 - 08/11/2023
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center
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After Care 
N/A 1 - 6 MTuWThF  06/19/2023 - 08/11/2023
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center
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   Log In
Before & After Care 
N/A 1 - 6 MTuWThF  06/19/2023 - 08/11/2023
07:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Peabody Mill Environmental Center
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View Seats
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