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About Camp

About Camp

Welcome to Camp Nashoba®

Situated on 80+ acres in Littleton, Massachusetts, Camp Nashoba® has offered traditional camp experiences since 1957. The camp property is comprised of pasture, diverse woodlands and forest, foot paths for hiking, trails for horseback riding, nature observation and bird watching, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, berry bushes, and farmland for raising animals and is surrounded by hundreds of acres of conservation land including the Sarah Doublet Forest and the Nagog Orchard.  Rich in history and character, the natural beauty of camp and surrounding properties on Fort Pond remain mostly unchanged since the early 1900s. Instruction by a talented and mature staff at Nashoba encourages campers to gain an appreciation for the environment while learning skills in aquatics, land and water sports, horsemanship, nature, fishing, archery, woodworking, tennis, Red Cross swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and much more. Horseback riding lessons and boarding of ponies is offered year-round.

Who Attends Camp Nashoba?

Many of the campers at Nashoba hail from the towns surrounding Littleton, including Acton, Andover, Arlington, Boxboro, Bedford, Belmont, Bolton, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Groton, Harvard, Lexington, Lincoln, Lowell, Newton, Sudbury, Weston and Westford. Some campers attending Nashoba come from as far away as California, Florida, England, Columbia, Venezuela, Spain, Guam, Mexico, France, China and Japan to name a few. Camp Nashoba is international, non-denominational and non-sectarian. Camp Nashoba has many second and third generation campers who return to Massachusetts and live with grandparents while they attend camp for 2 or 3 weeks each summer. Campers at Nashoba Day

Who Works at Camp Nashoba?

The staff at Nashoba Day is comprised of camp experienced men and women, teachers, graduate students and undergraduate college students with a variety of skills and expertise. All staff members are chosen for their diverse experiences, love of children, exceptional recommendations, enthusiasm and ability to teach their activity area. Nashoba’s nurturing staff is the key element in developing a child’s positive self-esteem. It is Camp Nashoba’s policy to hire a staff that reflects our camper clientele who hail from many parts of the USA and other countries with various religious and cultural backgrounds. Counselors attend colleges and universities across the USA and abroad. Camp Nashoba aspires to hire a diverse group of counselors and stress that all children and counselors shall be treated equally and fairly. We encourage counselors and campers to share their knowledge and history to the camp population. Training for staff during pre-camp and in-service weekly sessions help staff recognize and value individual differences and the rights and dignity of campers, parents, grandparents and staff. Staff represents camp in a respectful, mature manner. About Nashoba Day Most of the Nashoba Staff are former campers who have been at Nashoba for at least 10+ years. The majority of the staff are college students and graduate students and many are teachers at local elementary and middle schools. Some of the staff are select high school students who have attended Nashoba for at least 8 years who have strong skills in a variety of activities. The staff at Nashoba have a keen interest in and passion for teaching children. All counselors are CPR and First Aid certified and the entire waterfront staff are certified ARC lifeguards.