Camp Grotonwood

167 Prescott StGroton, MA 01450
Phone: 978-448-5763Email: office@grotonwood.orgWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

Grotonwood is a welcoming and affirming Christian summer camp and retreat center based in central Massachusetts. Our home is the quaint and peaceful town of Groton, which is only 1 hour from Boston (Route 495: old exit 31) on Route 119. Its unique amenities include a full-size gymnasium that features a climbing wall with plenty of space for basketball, volleyball and other physical activities, a 1.5 mile waterfront on Lost Lake for daily afternoon swim blocks, there is also a lovely chapel that campers visit each day for 'chapel time'.

Grotonwood offers miles of wooded trails for hiking and mountain biking, a low and high ropes challenge course, archery range, campfire areas, a sports field equipped with a baseball diamond and soccer goals, a variety of bunking options and a well established Day Camp program for local kids. We have a dining room that serves over 200 campers and staff for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Day Camp is geared to neuro-typical kids between 5-11 years of age. Tuition $425 per week or $85 per day. The ratio of staff to camper care is 1:5 for kids age 5-7, and 1:10 for kids age 8-11. Our Day Camp schedule runs from 9am to 5pm daily, with the option of breakfast and dinner club daily.

Breakfast Club from 7:30am: $15 per day, includes hot breakfast
Dinner Club until 6:00pm: $15 per day, includes hot dinner

Week 1 - June 19-23, 2023 - Theme: Once Upon a Time at Camp
Week 2 - June 26-30, 2023 - Theme: Detective Week
Week 3 - July 3-7, 2023 - Theme: God Bless America (open for 4th July)
Week 4 - July 10-14, 2023 - Theme: Operation Celebration
Week 5 - July 17-21, 2023 - Theme: Create It!
Week 6 - July 24-28, 2023 - Theme: Christmas in July! (popular week)
Week 7 - July 31 - Aug. 4, 2023 - Theme: Explore the World
Week 8 - August 7-11, 2023 - Theme Back to the Future

OPEN HOUSE: April 30, 2023
Come enjoy Grotonwood's hospitality, meet the staff, check out the facilities, learn more about our programs. FREE cookout, entertainment and activities on the day.

FINANCIAL AID is available to all. Click the link to learn more:

Our co-ed weeklong Overnight Camps are geared to kids age 7-17. The ratio of staff to camper care is 1:10.
Check in is between 2-4pm on Sunday and pick up is between 5-6pm Friday.

Tuition varies depending on session type:

June 25-30, 2023 ($800): Bonanza Camp for ages 7 to 14 - three mini trips featuring a hike up Mount Monadnock, taking the segways down the Nashua River Rail Trail, and Letterboxing around Groton. Tuition includes complimentary t-shirt and backpack, transportation, lunch, and off-site medical supervision.

July 16-21, 2023 ($750): Create it Camp for ages 7 to 14 - this session is ideal for kids preferring to design, create and build, or, creatives that prefer music, singing, dancing and acting. There will be a daily curriculum devoted to both tracks that campers sign up for at the beginning of the week.

July 23-28, 2023 ($750): Challenge Camp for ages 7 to 14 - campers go head to head with their other cabins in daily challenges including a color war, food fight, cleanest cabin competition, all-camp relay race and more! point accumulate until the last day of camp when the wining cabin is announced. Idea for campers who enjoy healthy competition. Celebrate Christmas in July with us!

July 30-Aug.  4, 2023 ($925): Waddaweek! Trips Camp for ages 7 to 17 - our most popular week featuring two off-campus trips to Canobie Lake Park and Wamesit Lanes Bowling and Arcades. Tuition includes entry, complimentary t-shirt and backpack, transportation, lunch, off-site medical supervision.

August 6-11, 2023 ($750): Quest Camp for ages 7 to 17 - our most traditional camp experience has a focus on outdoor recreation. Activities include archery, boating, and an end of week Talent Show.

July 16-28, 2023 ($1350): Staff in Training Program for ages 15-17: Our SIT Program allows campers to get an in-depth understanding of what it takes to be part of the Grotonwood Summer Staff, whilst living in a safe and supportive environment. SITs participate in daily discipleship, individual and team projects, and complete practical work experience through rotation across our various departments. They will have the opportunity to bond as a team, enjoy typical camp activities and off-campus trips during their holdover weekend.

Typical activities include daily supervised swimming, archery, high and low ropes, Segways, biking, boating, kayaking, tubing, blobbing, sports, talent shows, fishing, relay races, wilderness survival skills building, chapel time,

FAITH BASED ACTIVITIES: Our faith based programming focuses on sharing fundamental Christian values, such as treating each other as we would want to be treated. We plan programming on the assumption that most campers are experiencing a Christian environment for the first time. Practical activities include prayer, mostly before each meal and in chapel, singing and dancing to christian inspired music, daily chapel services, which are youth-focused, high energy and a lot of fun and evening Vespers, which are quiet reflective evening services.

Participation in faith based activities in voluntary and campers do not have to be affiliated with any religious organization to take part. We simply ask that campers and staff respect the Christian values we uphold and conversely we meet each camper wherever they are at in their spiritual walk. We encourages curiosity, tolerance and respect through open discussion using Christianity as the foundation and spring board for understanding.

TECH-FREE CAMP: Camp is a place for personal growth and development; learning social skills and independence is part of the total experience. As such we are a tech-free camp, mobile phones and other electronic devices are strictly not permitted. This policy is applied to our staff also, who instead operate a two-way radio for communication. Rest assured that in the event of an emergency, ill-health, or, extreme homesickness the Program Unit Leader or Camp Director will contact you.

Registration for camp is completed online at

Camp Grotonwood
167 Prescott St
Groton MA 01450

(978) 448-5763





Business Review

Google Review: ***** Wonderful place for kids camp and church retreats, we loved it. Beautiful location on a lake. - Michael Dempsey

Facebook Review: Grotonwood is the best camp. I really do enjoy a lot making friends, it is a very great deal to me. I love everybody at camp see you all this summer. - Rex Young

Yelp Review: My three sons have attended as campers or worked here for the past 12 summers, and have also attended retreats and other youth events. It is like a second home for our family. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a classic camp experience and for the working family who needs childcare/activities for the summer! - Caroline Poser

Facebook Review: I went Grotonwood when I was a child over 30 years ago. My sister & brother did too. It’s a great summer camp! ๐Ÿ˜Š - Bonnie Bisceglia

Facebook Review: My kids and grand children have been going here for years since early 1980s. They absolutely love it! - Joanne Jerz

Google Review: *****Growing up I did multiple weeks at this incredible campgrounds. Starting at 10 years old up until I was about 16. I did 2 or 3 week long visits and have nothing but the best to say about the staff, the grounds and the experience. I wish I could go back (I’m almost 40 now). If you have children and are a Christian I highly recommend giving Grotonwood a shot. The chapel is beautiful, the ponds is a great way to beat the heat and the foods actually really good. Mix it up with a trip to the water park or an afternoon bike ride. Or get some excitement with a game in the woods. I was terrified the first night, it was my first time away from home with strangers but Mark (the head counselor at the time) helped me to be more comfortable. Every day spent there after the first night was a gift. Am I rambling?… I’m rambling. Take care folks - Max Walton

Indeed Staff Review: ***** Working for Grotonwood was quite possibly the most fulfilling job I've ever had. The community and culture that is fostered there each summer is beyond comparison, and the fact that everyone is there to glorify God makes it all that much better. While the summer positions are not the most well-paid jobs, they more than make up for it in the experience and relationships that you gain throughout the summer. Some of my best memories and friendships have been a result of my time at Grotonwood.

Jobs at the camp vary wildly, from cooking in the kitchen, to running games with the kids in Day Camp, to helping our special-needs adult campers, and everything in between. No matter what your job is, though, you will always come away with a rewarding sense of satisfaction knowing that you were able to pour love into the campers that you interacted with, and gave them a glimpse (sometimes for the first time!) of the love that Jesus Christ has for each of us.