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Activities

Activities
Camp Nashoba® Day provides quality instruction in a wide array of activities. Nashoba’s program is flexible and highly organized. The entire staff strives to make your summer fun, safe and rewarding while promoting friendship, teamwork, cultural awareness and appreciation of nature.

Watersports

The waterfront at Nashoba is an active place where children learn and practice many skills on Fort Pond. One mile long and one quarter mile wide, Fort Pond offers an ideal setting for swimming and all watersports: sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, rowing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Red Cross swimming instruction is offered once a day level 1-5 and is elective after level 5. Free swim is elective. Campers are required to pass a “Boaters” test prior to participating in the boating program at Nashoba. This consists of performing a front dive and a surface dive, treading water for two minutes, survival float for one minute and swimming a quarter mile across the cove accompanied by a staff member rowing a boat. All campers and staff are required to wear an approved PFD while boating on the water at Nashoba. Nashoba’s entire waterfront staff are certified ARC lifeguards and all of the counselors are CPR and First Aid certified. Many of the swim staff are ARC Water Safety Instructors.

Outdoor Sports

Team and individual sports are offered to all ages and abilities at Nashoba. Tennis, softball, soccer, basketball, dodge ball, kick ball, mini golf, volleyball, archery and tetherball. Talented and mature staff offer instruction throughout the summer at each of these activities; archery instructors have been certified through the National Archery Association.

Outdoor Adventure

At Nashoba Day we are committed to teaching campers the values of conservation and preservation of our pristine surroundings, wildlife and natural resources. Nashoba’s 35 ft climbing wall has 6 routes to the top with varying degrees of difficulty. Each summer the climbing wall staffs’ training is updated with High Five Adventure. Campers learn the safety techniques including the proper use of equipment, how to tie-in, climbing commands and belaying. New in 2013 was the low elements addition of the whale watch. Campers and staff enjoy the rope swing, multi vine, Lord of the Rings and Spider Web.

Horseback Riding

English huntseat style of riding instruction is offered on-site at Nashoba for an additional fee. Campers may ride once a day up to five days per week. Top quality riding instruction is given to boys and girls who are beginners, intermediates and advanced riders by our highly qualified riding staff. Small group lessons are scheduled by a licensed instructor after careful screening of each child. Stable management and unmounted lessons are offered from time to time during the summer. The riding stable accommodates up to 9 horses and ponies, many of whom have been returning to Nashoba for many summers. All of Nashoba’s horses and ponies are known for their kind nature and suitability for children of all abilities.

“Michael had another tremendous year at Camp Nashoba. I can’t say enough about what the camp has done for his confidence and his willingness to explore new interests. The counselors are fantastic! Michael always arrives home with a big smile on his face and plenty of fine stories about his day of adventures. Well done Camp Nashoba!!!”