The CCSC Overnight Experience

Apart from the obvious fun and variety of activities available during a summer overnight camp on the coast of New England, our campers become participating members of a supportive, caring community where safety, fun, and friendships are our hallmarks.

Since 1922, Cape Cod Sea Camps (CCSC) has provided exceptional educational experiences for boys and girls from across the country and around the world at an unforgettable overnight camp in New England.  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 ans 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)

The Overnight Campers

CCSC is a coeducational camp playing host to some 375 campers per session ranging in age from 8 to 17. Our campers come to us from throughout the United States and around the world with approximate geographic distributions as follows: 50% New England, 40% other states (23 represented) 10% International. Overnight campers are placed in 10 units according to age and grade. Each year, we have an annual average return between 65% and 70%.

Resident Camp Sessions

Our general resident camp programs are available for 3 1/2 or 7 week sessions. We do offer a special 10 day Campers A-Way program for young 1st time campers. Another special program is our Leadership Training Program for teens. Campers in this program must attend camp for the full session. Percentages of campers choosing the various sessions are as follows: Full Season 30%, Half Season 60%, Campers A-Way 10%.

Living at Camp

Campers are housed in comfortable cabins accommodating between 10 and 14 campers with 2 to 4 counselors. The cabins are screened, have electricity and bathrooms are attached to all but the original 3 Wono cabins which have adjacent toilets. Campers become integral members of a group living experience, learning their individual responsibilities and contributing to the group’s direction and fulfillment.

Please Note: To maintain our distinctive overnight camp environment, we do not allow campers to utilize or have in their possession cellular telephones, pagers 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.

Sample Daily Schedule

Time Event
7:00 AM Reveille
7:30 AM Breakfast
8:15 AM Morning Assembly
9:20 AM First Activity Period
10:20 AM Second Activity Period
11:20 Third Activity Period
12:15 PM Lunch, Store, Rest Hour
2:30 PM Fourth Activity Period
3:30 PM Fifth Activity Period
4:30 PM Sixth Activity Period
5:30 PM Dinner
6:45 PM Evening Unit Activities
9:00 PM Taps (Bedtimes vary by age group)

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.