6th - 8th Grades

NEOC supports the curiosity Wolves — our Middle School-age campers — have and the independence and social connection they crave. Activities encourage them to take risks, enjoy practicing and mastering concepts and skills, and explore trust. All of this is within a framework that supports and builds self-awareness and self-confidence. Small group sizes ensure that counselors will know each camper in a personalized way!

Wolves are given opportunities to be leaders in our community and mentor fellow campers of all ages.

No matter how many weeks a wolf chooses to spend at NEOC, they leave with greater confidence in themself and ready to advocate for the natural world around them! They enjoy an immersion and independence that is typical of an overnight camp experience, with the joy of sharing camp stories at home with their family each night.

Activities

Camp days are divided into five activity periods, plus lunchtime.

Wolves have core activities that they do during their three morning activity periods through the week, like archery, art, canoeing, field games, shelter building, and trail walks. They opt into two afternoon activities each day, that change through the week.

Examples of the afternoon sign-ups are:

  • Capture-the-flag
  • Constellations
  • Disc golf
  • Dodgeball
  • Drawing
  • Dream catchers
  • Eco tag
  • Friendship bracelets
  • Leaf printing
  • Nature weaving
  • Ponding
  • Rock painting
  • Rounders (British baseball)
  • Rugby
  • Science experimentation
  • Sewing
  • Slip-n-slide
  • Soccer
  • Storytime
  • Wayfinding
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Yoga

Structure of a Week

Each week begins with the whole camp gathering for call-and-repeat songs, expectation setting, and introductions to the counselors. Then, age-divided groups head-out for team building.

Each day ends with group time where Wolves have an opportunity to reflect on their day and prioritize the sign-up activities offered the next afternoon.

Thursday's theme day, which is new each week and revealed with great excitement on the morning of, is a chance for Wolves to conquer new challenges and enjoy twists on familiar activities.

Camp ends each week with s'mores!

Rates

2024 Rates

You won’t see a better rate than you see today! As summer gets closer, each future promotion will never be quite as awesome as the one before it.

We offer a sibling discount on bus service which is $10 less per week for each sibling. Please use the pricing calculator to estimate your rate with bus savings.

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My son's time at NEOC was legendary. Every day I picked him up he was smiling, dirty, and full of stories about all of his fun activities and the amazing counselors. He told me over and over again it was the best camp he’d ever been to and at 13 that’s a a tall order because he’s been so many over t... Show full review My son's time at NEOC was legendary. Every day I picked him up he was smiling, dirty, and full of stories about all of his fun activities and the amazing counselors. He told me over and over again it was the best camp he’d ever been to and at 13 that’s a a tall order because he’s been so many over the past 8 years. He loved it so much we added two weeks! His patch is proudly displayed in his room. He wants to return next year and honestly part of the reason why is because he thinks of NEOC as a little summer family. Congratulations for doing what you do. These kids feel it and appreciate it, and I do too as a parent. They are only young once and you help them rejoice in what it means to be young and carefree and full of wonder. Thank you!!!!" J.R-C., Northborough
My son has greatly enjoyed camp so far — all the outdoor activities, the counselors, and making new friends. He specially mentioned the hikes, playing "camouflage" in the woods, and archery as a special highlight." My son has greatly enjoyed camp so far — all the outdoor activities, the counselors, and making new friends. He specially mentioned the hikes, playing "camouflage" in the woods, and archery as a special highlight." L.A., Sudbury
My son has loved camp as much this year as he did last year. He has such a great time and loves the counselors." My son has loved camp as much this year as he did last year. He has such a great time and loves the counselors." J.F., Needham
A favorite part of the day of mine is when we do sign-ups. It is interesting to see campers of all ages interact with each other in their favorite things and playing games. Making things with other campers that are not just in my group is fun. I also really like canoeing. It is very peaceful and enj... Show full review A favorite part of the day of mine is when we do sign-ups. It is interesting to see campers of all ages interact with each other in their favorite things and playing games. Making things with other campers that are not just in my group is fun. I also really like canoeing. It is very peaceful and enjoyable and I can watch wildlife closer then usual. Making things is great too. I especially liked learning how to make slime. And it is cool that the compass, binoculars, and candles are usable. Going into the trails are amazing as well. Learning how to shelter-build is a great skill to have. Last but not least, I am very grateful for learning how to make friendship bracelets." J.C. (a camper), Newton Lower Falls
I loved, loved, loved the slower paced, all outdoors, and no screen or electronics orientation for my son. Brilliant! And loved Elm Bank — a glorious place for a camp. Our family had a great experience." I loved, loved, loved the slower paced, all outdoors, and no screen or electronics orientation for my son. Brilliant! And loved Elm Bank — a glorious place for a camp. Our family had a great experience." M.L., Waban
I love the positive feedback my sons receive from their counselors on their way to the car after camp. It means a lot to my oldest, who is very hard on himself. I can't believe the team keeps the fun going outside all day. It's so great for my boys to be away from screens! Archery is a big favorite ... Show full review I love the positive feedback my sons receive from their counselors on their way to the car after camp. It means a lot to my oldest, who is very hard on himself. I can't believe the team keeps the fun going outside all day. It's so great for my boys to be away from screens! Archery is a big favorite for both of them. They come home so tired, in a good way!" S.C., Sudbury
I just wanted to thank you for a great week last week for my son! He had a tough first day, but when I called to talk about it with the staff, everyone was so responsive and helpful. His next day was so much better and just kept getting better from there. By Friday, he was rating it 4.5 out of 5 sta... Show full review I just wanted to thank you for a great week last week for my son! He had a tough first day, but when I called to talk about it with the staff, everyone was so responsive and helpful. His next day was so much better and just kept getting better from there. By Friday, he was rating it 4.5 out of 5 stars and saying he’d come back next year!" H.L., Natick