Voyager Camp is designed as a transitional program for young campers, advancing them from day camp without creating the pressure that an overnight trip can bring. Campers ages eleven to thirteen will be able to take their first step toward becoming an independent adventurer through the guidance and support of the Camp Massasoit staff.
Throughout the two-week session, campers will participate in on-site skill development and take off-site day trips to further their knowledge and awareness of the outdoors. Through such education-based trips, campers will continue to hone their team-building and communication skills, while simultaneously increasing their knowledge of the environment. Each session has a predetermined theme that will introduce the campers to more adventure-based excursions, through safe and progressively designed adventure based activities. A more detailed itinerary will be sent home during the first few days of the session your child is enrolled in. Voyager Camp is open to 12 campers per session, and space is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Voyager Camp follows the hours of our day-camp schedule and runs Monday through Friday, with the camp day beginning at 8:15 a.m. and ending with camper pick-up at 4:15 p.m. Voyager programs may have some trips that begin earlier and return later. Camp Massasoit also provides optional early and late care services at no additional cost. Early care begins at 7:30 a.m., and late care extends to 5:15 p.m. Campers are required to bring their own snacks and lunches, but lunchtime milk and refrigeration is provided.
BIKINGSession 1: June 24 - July 5
There will be a half day on July 4 During this session, campers will gain the knowledge and skills necessary for non-technical mountain biking. Throughout this session, campers will take day trips in western Massachusetts and bike on designated trails to apply their skills.
DISCOVERY SAMPLERSession 2: July 8- July 19
If this is your camper's first time in our adventure programs then this might be the perfect session for him or her! Throughout this session campers will begin to acquire fundamental outdoor skills through a variety of activities that could include the following: flat-water paddling, rock climbing, hiking, biking, caving, orienteering, shelter-building, and/or kayaking. On-and-off site adventures will allow campers to increase their knowledge learned throughout this session!
FLAT-WATER PADDLINGSession 3: July 22 - August 2
Campers will gradually gain more confidence on the water throughout this session as they practice their paddling skills on western Massachusetts lakes. In addition to paddling, a tubing trip down the Connecticut River will spice things up and give all the campers something to look forward to!
ROCK CLIMBINGSession 4: August 5 - August 16
The basic skills of rock climbing will be developed throughout this session. Day trips will give campers the opportunity to challenge themselves through bouldering and top-rope climbing around western Massachusetts.