Monomoy Day Camp

The programs at the Monomoy Day Camp were designed after our resident camp programs and are under the supervision of directors with an impressive background in resident camping. As a result, campers at MDC receive a true camping experience with all the fun, spirit, interdependence and camaraderie which contribute to the lifelong memories of summer camp.

For more that 90 years, Cape Cod Sea Camps and Monomoy Day Camp have provided exceptional educational experiences for boys and girls from across the country and around the world.  While the outcomes of these experiences cover social, physical and cognitive skill development we are also intentional about promoting growth along five significant developmental spheres:

  1. Independence (uses the many community resources available to ask for help and support)
  2. Self-reliance (makes positive choices and accepts responsibility for personal behavior)
  3. Self-confidence (expresses confidence in his/her ability to succeed educationally and socially)
  4. Exploration (embraces opportunities to try new things, make new friends, and contribute positively to the community as a whole)
  5. Respect (demonstrating respect for oneself, for others, and for the institution)

Campers

Monomoy Day Camp is a co-educational camp for children ages 4 to 17 with approximately 300 campers per week. Campers are placed in 8 units according to age, grade, developmental maturity and friendships. The geographical distributions of campers is approximately 17% Cape Cod residents, 53% Massachusetts and 24 other states, and 5% foreign visitors most recently from Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy, France, Switzerland, Japan, and England.

Sessions

Campers in the general programs may attend MDC from 1 to 7 weeks. We do offer a special 5 day/ 4 night Days A-Way program for 1st time overnight campers. Another special program is our Junior Counselor Training Program for teens. Campers in this program must attend camp for the entire 7 week season.

Staff

The Monomoy Day Camp is a co-educational camp with a dedicated and talented staff. Nancy W Garran (CCSC Executive Director) is an American Camping Association Certified Camping Professional, with a BS from Skidmore College and has worked as a director since 1979. Monomoy Day Camp Director, Rick “Otis” Moyer, M.Ed. Springfield College who is currently in his 43rd camping season with the Cape Cod Sea Camps oversees the Day Camp and Days A-Way programs.

Many counselors are graduates of our Junior Counselor Training Program with years of camp experience. New counselors are college age or older and are chosen for their interest with children. The ratio of staff to campers is approximately 1:5.

Camp Program

Each day is divided into four periods:

  • Games
  • Elective (daily activity selection)
  • Swimming
  • Occupation (weekly activity selection)

Games period is when each unit participates in a group game or unit activity. Elective and Occupation periods are specific activities campers choose from many different offerings on a daily (Elective) and weekly (Occupation) basis. Activity periods are approximately 1 hour long. Every week there are designated themes such as Circus Week, The Olympics, etc. which provide special events, activities and trips.

Cape Cod Sea Camps must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430.000), and be licensed by the Brewster Board of Health.  Information on 105 CMR 430.000 can be obtained at (617) 893-6761.  

Program – Sample Day

CREW Unit (Ages 4-5)
9:00 AM Campers Arrive, Council Ring
9:30 AM Art or Swim Period
10:30 AM Art or Swim Period
11:30 AM LUNCH
12:00 PM Quiet Play, Story Time
12:30 PM Activity Period
1:30 PM Snack
2:00 PM Games Period
2:30 PM Council Ring
2:55 PM Campers to buses or waiting parents
Apes-Sea (6-8) Tars-Bos (9-10) Mid-PO (11-13)
9:00 AM Campers Arrive, Council Rings, Planning
9:30 AM GAMES GAMES OCCUPATION
10:30 AM SWIM OCCUPATION GAMES
11:30 AM LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
12:30 PM ELECTIVE ELECTIVE SWIM
1:30 PM OCCUPATION SWIM ELECTIVE
2:40 PM Campers return to Council Rings
2:55 PM Campers to buses or waiting parents
Junior Counselors
9:00 AM Campers Arrive, Council Ring
9:30 AM OCCUPATION
10:30 AM ELECTIVE
11:30 AM LUNCH
12:30 PM OCCUPATION
1:30 PM OCCUPATION
2:40 PM Campers to Council Rings
2:55 PM Campers to buses or waiting parents