We pride ourselves in the quality of our swim program, which emphasizes small class sizes and individual progress.
Pilgrim Day Camp offers two beautiful swimming pools:
- One pool has a diving section, swimming lanes, and a beginner pool.
- A second pool – with a depth of 1-3 feet – is strictly for non-swimmers.
Children are tested the first day of a session and placed in levels appropriate to American Red Cross standards. The pool is staffed by certified instructors.
Free Family Swim Plan
Enroll your camper in a total of eight weeks or total of 8 weeks per family and receive a free family membership at our pool! Membership allows families to use the pool during scheduled hours after camp and on weekends.
Half Day Program
Half days are a great opportunity to have your little one experience the joys of camp in a smaller chunk of time. Half Days require a full week registration of MTWTF. All half day campers will have lunch at camp. Pick-ups will happen at Edward’s house promptly at 12:45.
It is also only available for children 3-5 or groups: Hearth House, Plymouth House, Pilgrim House, Block Hill, and Birch Hill. We do not mix and match full and half days.
Hours: 8:45- 12:45 PM
Half Day – Ages 3-5 ONLY: $190
4th of July Half Day: $120
Camper In Training Program:
Our camper is training program is designed to allow our long time, loyal campers an opportunity to continue with us and to learn how to be an effective counselor. Applicants to our C.I.T. program must have at least two years of camping experience with us at Pilgrim Day Camp, and a desire to work with children.
Typical Day in our C.I.T. Program
C.I.T.’s are assigned to a unit in camp. They are there to learn and assist the paid staff with the campers. This happens every morning through the lunch period. After lunch C.I.T.’s meet with Tom Woods, who directs the C.I.T. program, where they discuss the morning’s activities. The C.I.T.’s then have an activity together before they head off to a free swim in the afternoon.
This program provides a fun and educational program for all those campers who want one more summer with us before they have the opportunity to become assistant counselors. Applicants usually are entering the ninth grade and are 14 years old.
We trust that this combination of responsibility and fun will be a stepping-stone towards young adulthood.
*There are no minimum weeks; however we do evaluate CITs performances to be considered for next year.
Campers 7 years and older can design their day, slanting their activities towards areas of interest. Each morning unit leaders will inform the group of which activities will be available that day. Examples include outdoor cooking, BMX bike riding, sand volleyball, jewelry making and much more!