Young People's Camp 1

June 25-30

(Ages 8-10)

From quiet games of checkers to rowdy games of ultimate frisbee, Young People’s Camp is all about FUN! Every day offers a variety of choices from singing groups to junk band sessions, bracelet-making to super-heroes. YPC 1 is perfect for the first time camper or seasoned pro!

Young People's Camp 2

June 25-30

(Ages 8-11)

First time camper or a returning Rowie, YPC 2 is the camp for you! Every day welcomes an abundance of games, crafts, learning and fun. Days are filled with play and community; nights are packed with s’mores by the fire, sing-alongs and more. YPC 2 is five days of fun and friendship!

Young People's Camp 3

July 2-14

(Ages 11-13)

Tween life is hard, that’s why YPC 3 is tailor-made for tweens! Hang out with friends, swim in the lake, make arts and crafts, and also learn about what it means to be comfortable and accepted in your own skin. This two week camp is a great chance to sign off from the screen and get back into nature.

Junior High Camp

July 16-28

(Ages 13-15)

Community, growth, and silliness are the three words that best describe Junior High Camp. JHC campers are encouraged to be themselves, to take risks, and to speak from the heart. JHC is centered around giving young people a voice and a vote. Campers work together to chart their own camp experience, which can include arts and crafts, s’mores, swimming, and talking about what it means to be a teen. Experience a camp like no other!


Senior High Camp

July 30- August 11

(Ages 15-18)

High School is hard and the trauma of COVID presents a whole new set of challenges for today’s young people. This year Rowe has brought together an amazingly multifaceted leadership team with decades of experience in youth empowerment, LGBTQ+ affirming programing, community building, activism and just plain fun.

One Week Sleep Away Summer Camps

Young People’s Camp 1 | Ages: 8-10

Dates: June 25-30

Cost: $825

Registration is secured with a $100 deposit.

Young People’s Camp 1 | Ages: 9-11

Dates: June 25-30

Cost: $825

Registration is secured with a $100 deposit.

Age Range Note:

Rowe strives to be a place of inclusion and empowerment for all of our campers. The age ranges listed for each camp are what we feel is appropriate for our programming. However, there is some flexibility in the listed age ranges, especially between the YPC sessions.

If you feel that your camper would be most comfortable in a younger session, we are happy to work out accommodations.

Two Week Sleep Away Summer Camps

Young People’s Camp 3 | Age: 11-13

Dates: July 2 – 14

Cost: $1,650

Registration is secured with a $100 deposit.

Jr. High Camp | Ages: 13-15

Dates: July 16 – 28

Cost: $1,650

Registration is secured with a $100 deposit.

Senior High Camp | Ages: 15-18

Dates: July 30 – August 11

Cost: $1,650

Registration is secured with a $100 deposit.

Youth Summer Camp Forms & Scholarships

Camp Paperwork

All of our camper information forms are available to fill out online and can be accessed through the button below. We hope that this online system will make uploading all of your camper’s information an easy and quick process.

Camp Scholarships

The Rowe Center understands that many factors outside of gross income impact an individual’s ability to pay including family dynamics, job stability, housing, number of dependents, immigration status and level of debt.

We want camp to be as accessible as possible. We offer payment plans and scholarships. Please reach out directly if you have concerns about the deposit amount. All requests will be kept strictly confidential.

The 2023 deadline to apply for camperships is March 31st. Requests received after this time may still be considered, but are not guaranteed to receive funding.

History of Rowe Camp

For almost one hundred years, Rowe has been a place for young people to live, learn, grow and explore.

Since 1924 our camps have been dedicated to creating confident and self-directed young people who feel accepted and welcome exactly how they are. Rowe is a place to be silly, let your hair down and have fun as well as safely explore the serious and uncomfortable topics of life. To be at Rowe is to live in community and to walk the line between self expression and civic responsibility. Our camps empower youth to stand up for what they believe and exercise their voice and vote in the world around them. They also surround campers with a sense of wonder, creativity and play.

You are welcome here!

You are welcome and accepted at Rowe exactly as you are. Since our very first camp in 1924, inclusion and acceptance have been at the cornerstone of what we do.

We were one of the first summer camps in the country to offer gender-neutral cabin options, and respecting your pronouns is a given part of camp life.

Dietary diversity can be stressful. Regardless of whether you are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free or anywhere in between, you are a first class citizen at Rowe.

We also have scholarships specifically tailored to support economic and cultural diversity at camp, because we want the camp community to look more and more like the global community. Although we cannot accommodate all needs, our staff bends over backwards to ensure that every child feels welcome and accepted and can fully participate in camp life. Please don’t hesitate to reach out below with any specific questions.

Rowe Camp Statement of Purpose

“We believe that every human being has inherent worth and dignity. At camp, we practice this by empowering young people to play, explore, and learn about themselves and others in an environment that is both liberating and nurturing.

Our programming fosters age-appropriate critical thinking and reflection as much as it does curiosity, creativity, and joy. This provides the means to explore essential topics like power and diversity, friendship and intimacy, and technology and society at any developmental level.

Campers are challenged to balance freedom and self-expression with compassion for and responsibility to themselves and others. Campers, as a body, take an active role in decision-making and envisioning the future of camp, and their contributions are what make each session unique.

By doing these things, we aim to empower campers with a strong sense of community and sense of self, to be active voices in their own communities and their lives, and to make the world a better place for all.”

Unanimously approved in 2020 by the youth programing advisory committee, the Rowe Camp statement of purpose serves as the foundation and guiding principles of all decisions related to camp.

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.


Literally nothing, including summer camp, has been left untouched by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Rowe has made a number of changes that have allowed us to succesuflly hold COVID free camps the past two summers. We continue to update our policies using the best available guidance from state and federal agencies.

With the approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children under 12, we are requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all campers and staff. Please click below to read our full COVID-19 FAQ and our coronavirus safety policy. Closer to camp, we will update this page with our policy for 2023.