At Sewataro, children leave behind flickering screens and frantic schedules to swim, play, and create together in woods, meadows, fields and ponds.
What sets us apart?
- A consistent vision
- North woods setting and facilities
- Staff retention and experience
- Programming is diverse, structured, outdoor-focused and “unplugged”
- Camp is our one focus
A consistent vision
Sewataro is a day camp in Subdury, MA, (near Boston). Founder, Alba Taylor, believed that every child benefits physically, socially and emotionally from being exposed to a broad range of experiences in a safe environment, as well as a strong connection with nature. The Sewataro leadership are committed to Alba’s vision and direct the program with these ideals as the building blocks.
North woods setting and facilities
Sewataro offers an un-equalled setting in our area. When you walk onto the grounds, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into a camp in Maine or New Hampshire. Mark, following his grandfather’s commitment to excellence, takes great pride in maintaining the facilities and natural beauty of our property.
Staff retention and experience
Over 75% of our staff return every year. Many staff members have made a long term commitment to Sewataro and feel a personal dedication and enthusiasm for their summer role. A large percentage of our staff members are experienced teachers and college students studying to be teachers; people who have chosen to devote themselves to enriching children’s lives.
I was really amazed and impressed by the level of professionalism displayed by all of the counselors. The way that they are present with the campers is remarkable and the way that they teach is consistently positive.
Nathan has been a role model for my son for three years and given him a gift of trust and confidence that I truly believe will have a lifetime impact.
Drew of the Cree was such a great role model for young boys. His singing, risk taking, and willingness to be goofy in front of a large audience were so great for young kids to see. So many of our young male counselors are awesome in this way. They make activities that young boys might not touch with a 10 foot pole, look cool! Jenny was a rock star. So positive, enthusiastic. She said that Mia asked her one day, “Are you practicing to be a kid?” What a compliment. And her experience as a mom helped a great deal too. I trusted her right from the start.
In line with Alba’s vision, our programming is diverse and structured. It is designed for children to try things they might not normally try, in a safe and encouraging environment, and give them a broad experience. Our activities are mostly outdoor-focused and “unplugged” – a vacation from technology. In recent years, a new and growing body of research has emerged, indicating that “direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children”, confirming Alba’s ideals.
Louv, R. (2008). Last Child in the Woods: Saving our children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. New York, NY: Algonquin Books
Camp is our one focus
Our day camp season is nine weeks long and we use the rest of the year to plan for the upcoming season. Camp is our one and only focus. We are committed to excellence and improvement each year, pouring over your survey feedback and meticulously reviewing the previous season to make adjustments to our program, while still maintaining the integrity of our core values.
If you’d like to learn more about Sewataro and our history, click here.
Each year, the bar is raised. Somehow…its amazing!