The innovative Days A-Way program offers campers the opportunity to participate in a residential camping experience on Mondays through Fridays and then join their families for the weekends. The Days A-Way (DAW) program is a wonderful introduction to a resident camping experience, or an action packed alternative for children vacationing with their parents on Cape Cod.
The Monomoy Days A-Way Program is a co-educational camp for children ages 8-13 with approximately 45 campers per week. Many campers are involved in the day camp programs throughout the summer and choose the DAW program as an introduction to the longer and more traditional resident camp programs offered by CCSC.
DAW Camp Season
The camp season is seven weeks long, Monday through Friday. Campers arrive between 7:30 and 8:30 on Monday Mornings. The DAW program will conclude on Friday at approximately 3PM after the Spirit Assembly. Accommodations for families who are unable to pick-up their campers by 3PM on Friday can be made on an individual basis. Campers are welcome to take advantage of the Monomoy Day Camp bus transportation on Mondays and Fridays.
Campers are placed in groups or units according to their age, grade, maturity and friendships. The Days A-Way campers join their Day Camp friends during the Day Camp’s hours and then have special activities offered for the afternoons and evenings.
Campers are housed in four comfortable Day Camp cabins accommodating approximately 10-12 campers and 3 staff members. The cabins are screened and have electricity. Bathrooms and showers are directly adjacent to the cabins.
Program - Sample Day
Here’s a typical day for each age group and varies according to weather, special events or unit trips:
|7:00 AM||Reveille and Cabin Clean Up|
|9:00 AM||Council Rings, Planning Sessions|
|9:30 AM||1st Activity Period*|
|10:30 AM||2nd Activity Period*|
|12:30 PM||3rd Activity Period*|
|1:30 PM||4th Activity Period*|
|2:40 PM||Campers Return to Council Rings|
|3:00 PM||Snack, Rest Period|
|4:30 PM||5th Activity Period (Special Elective)|
|6:30 PM||Evening Activity|
|7:30 PM||Evening Council Ring, Campfire|
|8:30 PM||Showers and Quiet Time|
|9:00 PM||TAPS and Lights Out|
* Days A-Way campers join their Monomoy Day Camp units for corresponding activities during the day.
As campers become familiar with the Days A-Way Program, you might find it convenient to use the Monomoy Day Camp transportation on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons. Bus transportation is available to designated stops located in the following towns: Barnstable, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, Truro, Wellfleet and Yarmouth. There would be no charge for the use of our Monomoy Day Camp transportation.
Bedding, Towels and Linens
CCSC provides a pillow, pillowcase, sheets, blankets and daily towels for showering. Campers may wish to bring along personal bedding items to make them feel at home. As the camp towels are small and only for showering, it is best to bring along a large beach towel.
Clothing and Equipment
Campers will need to pack enough clothing for 5 days and 4 nights of the week. (Our camp laundry service is always available for emergencies.) The Parent Handbook will include a detailed clothing list, however, suggested items are indicated below:
- Bathing Suit (2) Shorts (4) T Shirts (6)
- Long Pants (2) Underwear (6) Pajamas (1)
- Sweatshirts (1) Beach Towel (1) Hat (1)
- Rain Gear (1) Sneakers (1) Socks (6)
- Sandals (1) Flashlight Duffel Bag
- Toiletries Insect Repellent Sun Screen
- Camera Long Sleeved Shirt (1)
CCSC provides all athletic equipment, but some campers feel more comfortable with their own tennis racquets, sailing life jackets, or baseball gloves. Valuable personal articles must not be brought to camp, i.e. electronic games, cell phones, electronic equipment, expensive sunglasses, etc.
To maintain our distinctive camp environment, we do not allow campers to utilize or have in their possession cellular telephones, pages or electronic email devices while at camp. Counselors and staff are also restricted in their use of cellular phones or other electronic devices while on campus.
Friday Spirit Assembly
Friday afternoons, parents and friends are invited to our special all-camp assembly beginning at approximately 2:00PM. The length of the assembly varies each week and may delay bus departures on Friday afternoons.
DAW Spaces are very limited. There are four cabins available for the DAW program. Each cabin accommodates approximately 12 campers and there are 2 cabins for boys and 2 cabins for girls.
Campers may enroll for 1 to 3 sessions in our DAW program. Enrolling for more than 2-3 weeks indicates your camper is ready for a full residential camping experience. Campers who request more than 3 weeks will be placed on a waiting list for the additional sessions.
Campers may also sign up for DAW in conjunction with stays at the Monomoy Day Camp (MDC). The program operates in combination with the MDC, sharing their staff and facilities during the days and then offering a unique Days A-Way program each evening.
Camp tuition (less the $500 NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee which is due upon enrollment) is payable in full by April 1st to ensure your child’s enrollment. Tuition covers transportation by Monomoy Day Camp bus routes on Monday and Friday, meals, snacks, housing, bedding, nursing coverage and camp health center care, accident insurance, unit trips, program materials and all in-camp activities.
Camp tuition does not cover optional trips, laundry service, medical bills due to illness or store/canteen charges. No refunds on any fees for DAW will be made after April 1st. No reduction in tuition is made for a campers not using transportation or meals, arriving late or departing early or withdrawal due to camper or parent “homesickness”. Andy changes in enrollment after April 1sts or withdrawals after the start of the camp session will forfeit the camp fee. In case of accident or illness, if the camper returns home upon the recommendation of our health care professionals or directors, the unused portion of the tuition will be refunded. In the case of the expulsion of a camper by Cape Cod Sea Camps, the unused portion of the tuition will be refunded.
A five percent (5%) discount is given on the tuition of each camper when two or more children are enrolled from the same family at the day camp and/or DAW program.
To enroll your child, we require a NON-REFUNDABLE Registration Fee ($500.) in U.S. Funds and a signed Application Form to be completed for each child. Our age groups/units are limited in size to provide a quality program. Early enrollment is of mutual benefit and avoids disappointment should an age group become full.
In order to attend camp, campers are required to have a completed health waiver on file June 1st. Forms are available upon request and will be sent to all registered campers.
If a child has had a complete physical examination within the last year, have your physician fill out the form and return to camp, signed. For a child with a history of health problems, we request a completed health record within 30 days after your child’s camp registration to review the medical record and to review the recommendations of you and your physician. All campers are covered within limitations for accidents, less a deductible per accident. Parents are notified immediately in the event of illness or accident.
If you are interested in a short-term resident camp experience for your child, please consider our Campers A-Way program which is a 10-day overnight camp experience through our Resident Camp for children aged 8-11.