Adventure Trips FAQs
Adventure Trips is located on the Camp Burgess property. Directions to Camp
We thank you for arriving within the noted time frames, as we are unable to accommodate early arrivals.
- Adventure Trips (check-in and check-out are at Base Camp)
- Check-in is on Sunday between 1:00-2:00pm
- Check-out is on Friday between 10:00-11:00am
Please note that the Adventure Trips check-in/out times are different from those of Camp Burgess & Hayward.
- Camp Burgess for Boys & Camp Hayward for Girls
- Check-in is on Sunday between 1:00-2:30pm
- Check-out is on Friday between 2:00-3:30pm (for sessions 1,1a,1b,2, 3 & 5)
- Check-out is on Friday between 11:00-12:30pm (for session 4 only)
Drop off and pick up for ALL TRIPS takes place at our location in Sandwich. All groups spend a day at our Base Camp planning for their trip, and then travel as a group in our camp vehicles to the location of their adventure!
Absolutely! You can link multiple trips by registering for our Mini-Adventure Weekend option for the weekend in between your trips. Most campers choose to attend for at least two weeks.
We accept one friend request per camper, per session. This is done at the time of online registration. All campers will have plenty of time together, regardless of tent assignments. Campers do not spend time hanging out in “tents groups” outside of sleeping hours.
Due to our small group sizes, we cannot accommodate large groups of friends. We do accept one friend request per camper, which must be a mutual request. If larger groups of friends are interested in a shared camp experience, we recommend registering for the same week, but different Adventure Trips. All groups at Adventure Trips during the same week will see each other and share some meals and activities together, but will also have separate experiences based on the focus of each individual trip.
Campers ages 12-17 are able to participate in Adventure Trips programming. Some trips have specific age or experience requirements, which can be found on the Summer Trips page.
Our Adventure Trips have between six and 12 participants in each group.
Each Adventure Trips group is a little bit different! We find that campers make friends and have fun regardless of the makeup of their group- differences in age and gender matter less in the camp environment.
That said, we do closely monitor the registrations for each session and will let you know if we feel there is an extreme imbalance.
We ask that you do not pick up any camper during a session, as it strongly impacts his/her and the other campers’ trip experience. We thank you in advance for selecting the correct session(s) for your summer schedule. Please contact the director of your child’s program immediately if you have an issue with any of the dates scheduled.
Cancel before May 1 – 100% program fees paid are refundable, less the $45 registration fee and deposit*
Cancel on or after May 1 – 50% program fees paid are refundable, less the $45 registration fee and deposit*
Cancel within 14 days of program start date – No refund, except in the case of medical necessity (documentation must be provided)*
*PLEASE NOTE: Deposits ($150/Adventure Trip, $200/Camp session) and Registration Fee ($45) are non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances.
There is a $25 administrative fee for changing sessions after registering.
We encourage parents to send their campers snail mail, which is handed out every night after dinner. You can also email your camper on our website. These emails are printed out for campers after dinner. Phones and other electronic devices are not used by campers. Please leave these personal items at home.
Yes, our Financial Assistance Application is available below:
Every person we hire to work at our camp goes through an extensive background check that includes submission of a thorough application packet, interviews with the director, CORI and SORI background checks, and three separate references.