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Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp Registration

Thank you for your interest in Belmont Day Summer Camp. Registration is now open for the 2023 season.

This winter, we experienced unprecedented levels of early registration from returning camp families. As a result, we have nearly reached capacity, and very limited spaces remain. While we are excited about the continuing popularity of our camp programs, providing a safe and nurturing environment for our campers and staff is our first priority; at this time, we do not expect to increase enrollment.

Please refer to the list below for the camp offerings with spaces available. We do maintain wait-lists; spaces become available in the event of camper withdrawals.

We know how important engaging, enriching, and fun summer experiences are for children. If the current availability at Belmont Day Summer Camp does not meet your family’s needs, these resources may be helpful for finding alternative summer camp options:

We also encourage families to visit camp fairs to learn about local summer programs.

In-person events:

  • Sunday, January 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Sudbury Camp Fair at Lincoln-Sudbury High School.
  • Saturday, February 11, 12 to 3 p.m.: Boston Camp Fair at the Artists For Humanity EpiCenter in South Boston. Learn more here.

Virtual event:
Boston Parents Paper Summer Camp Expo. Learn more here.

Pre-Camp: June 20-23 (no camp on June 19)

Summer Sports | entering grades 1 to 8

Run by BDS Athletics Director John O’Neill, our Summer Sports program offers young athletes an opportunity to build skills in a variety of different sports, from tennis to soccer to basketball, with time for other fun games in between.

Magic: The Gathering Deck Masters | entering grades 4 to 8

Campers will spend four days immersed in Planes of Magic: The Gathering, learning about different game modes, and deck-building strategies, and trying out competitive formats. Cards will be provided to build decks from; campers are also welcome to bring cards home. Experience with Magic: The Gathering is encouraged but not required.

Session A | A1: June 26-30, A2: June 3-7, camp is closed on July 4)

We have availability for all grade levels, from preschool to grade 7, except kindergarten. You can register for a single week or for both A1 and A2. Our spectacular Fourth of July Carnival featuring a bouncy castle, a dunk tank, a slip and slide, and more takes place during A2.

Sessions B, C, D

Most availability is for pre-k campers. We may have sporadic availability in other age groups, but this is not consistent from session to session.

Journeys | Weekly sessions: July 24 to August 18, entering grades 5 to 9

Experienced BDS staff take our older campers on off-site adventures including beach days, Boda Borg, ropes courses, Codzilla/Aquarium, Canobie Lake, and more.

Post Camp: August 21-25

Ultimate Camp | entering grades 6 to 9
Campers will learn from seasoned ultimate players—practicing throws, learning strategy, participating in mini-games and scrimmages, and a coach vs. camper game. Daily free swim and snack.

If a program is fully enrolled, you always have the option to add your child to the wait-list. There is no cost and no commitment required to join the wait-list, but CampMinder will ask for payment information. Wait-lists are dependent on withdrawals; when a family decides to withdraw from a session or program, we offer that spot to the first person on the wait-list.

You will receive an email from us offering the spot and a deadline to respond by. Only then will your child be enrolled, and the card on file charged the applicable deposit. Wait-lists are capped at 25 campers. Those wait-listed gain access to returning family registration in subsequent years.

For families with multiple children, if one child is wait-listed and the other gets a spot in camp, you are eligible for a full refund if your second child does not get off the waitlist.

Registration Process

If you are enrolling for Belmont Day summer programs for the first time, use our Camp In Touch registration site to complete a camper application. You will be prompted to create a username and password.

If your camper has previously enrolled in camp programs at BDS, use your username and password from previous summers.

  • Please note camper groups are based on the grade children will enter in the fall of 2023. Our registration system asks you to enter the grade your child is currently enrolled in. For new registrations, please read the prompt on the application and enter the grade your child is in during the 2022-23 school year. For returning families, the system already contains grade information for your child and cannot be changed.
  • If you need grade information (or other profile information) to be changed, contact us at 
  • If you are a returning family with duplicate accounts or cannot remember your password, please do not create a new account. We can reset your password if you email us at We can also merge duplicate accounts.

There are two portals to access CampMinder:

  • To submit new applications for summer camp using the Camper Application
  • To log in after registering to view your campers’ profile(s), use CampInTouch

After completing an application, you may return to Camp in Touch to access or update information, add sessions or extended day, or complete medical information. This is also where you can log in to:

  • Make a payment and access a receipt on the Financial Management page
  • View our Camp Family Handbook on the Forms and Documents page that contains useful information, including what to bring, how dismissal works, expectations for behavior and our discipline policy, and much more.

For questions not answered on our website, please email or call Belmont Day’s main line at (617) 484-3078, and we will be happy to assist you.

We accept day summer camp applications for children throughout Arlington, Cambridge, Lexington, Lincoln, Medford, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Winchester, Woburn, MA, and the surrounding communities.

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