Kids Day Camp

The MacDuffie School offers a coeducational, full-day summer program for students entering grades 1-8.  The program is offered in six, one-week sessions starting June 28th and is held on The MacDuffie School campus in Granby, MA.

Participants spend the morning engaged in a program area of their choosing, enjoy lunch by SAGE Dining Services (included), and then stay active with a variety of afternoon activities and field trips (also included) throughout the week.

 Our program leaders are passionate and experienced, and we all look forward to creating a fun and supportive environment for your child to thrive this summer!

2021 Sessions/Programs

(Students pick one per week; program availability subject to change)

Week 1: June 28-July 2
Creative Writing, Coding, Land Sports, Culinary Arts, Drama, Science

Week 2: July 5-9
Visual Arts, Dance, Outdoor Adventures, Culinary Arts, Drama, Science

Week 3: July 12-16
Creative Writing, Coding, Land Sports, Culinary Arts, Drama, Science

Week 4: July 19-23
Visual Arts, Dance, Outdoor Adventures, Culinary Arts, Drama, Science

Week 5: July 26-30
Creative Writing, Coding, Land Sports, Culinary Arts, Drama, Science

Week 6: August 2-6
Visual Arts, Dance, Outdoor Adventures, Culinary Arts, Drama, Science


Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

7:30 – 9:00 am
Morning Extended Care
9:00 am Arrival
9:00 – 9:15 am
Morning Check-In
9:15 – 11:45 am
Morning Activity Session
11:45 – 12:15 pm
Lunch (included)
12:15 pm
Afternoon Check-In
12:30 – 2:45 pm
Afternoon Activity Session
3:00 pm Departure
3:00 – 5:00 pm Afternoon Extended Care


Program Rate: $195/wk

Includes a full day of programming from 9 am-3 pm, lunch by SAGE Dining Services, and all afternoon field trips! Every camper receives an exclusive Camp MacDuffie baseball cap. A $25/session non-refundable deposit will be due at checkout.

One-Time Registration Fee: $25 (per participant/year)

One-time fee to register each participant, which also serves as the non-refundable deposit for the first session. Please note that during registration this fee will appear as part of the program rate for each session but will be discounted at check-out for all additional sessions after the first. The discount will appear on the final checkout screen before entering payment information.



Early arrival to camp beginning at 7:30 am with supervised games and activities.


Late pick-up from camp extending until 5:00 pm with supervised games and activities.


Special rate for both Morning and Afternoon Extended Care

Program Descriptions

– (4th-8th Grade) Teaching children how to code with online programs and hands on play. After all, learning to program computers is a wonderful way to boost problem-solving skills, creativity, logic, and technical competence.

Creative Writing – Do you love to write and think creatively? If so, the creative writing program is the perfect way to spend your summer days! Campers will explore creative story telling and work to create their very own picture book or graphic novel. Fridays will feature an optional reading for family and fellow camp-goers. Unlock your imagination and register today!

Culinary Arts – Your young chefs will enjoy an unforgettable immersive experience with a week full of hands-on fun making all their favorite summertime foods from scratch. Each day, they’ll put on an apron and get cooking. The best part—they’ll get to eat everything they make! They’ll learn new skills and make new friends—all while having fun!

Dance – Does your child want to begin to dance this summer in a fun and relaxed environment? If your child is jumping up and down chanting “Yes! Yes! Yes!” then this camp session is for you! Participants will explore movement, space, artistic expression, and their relationship to the body under the guidance of an expert instructor. Friday afternoon will feature a short showing by participants for fellow camp-goers, family, and friends.

Drama – Enjoy the spotlight, love singing and dancing, or do you just want to be a little silly and have fun? The drama program is for you! This summer, the drama program returns crazier than ever and will be overflowing with things to do for kids of all ages and interests. Each day will consist of various theater games and activities that enhance acting ability, diction, improvisational skills, spacial awareness and movement, singing, show tunes appreciation, backstage expertise, and most importantly confidence on and off the stage. These activities will be coupled with rehearsals for a short play that will culminate with a performance on Friday afternoon for fellow camp-goers, family, and friends.

Land Sports – Land Sports is the perfect camp session if your child craves physical activity. With wonderful facilities that include an indoor gymnasium, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, and large playing fields, the possibility for activities is endless. Campers will be given the opportunity to develop their interest and skill in a number of different athletic games and activities. If your child wants to stay active, have fun, develop existing skills, and be introduced to new sports and games in an exciting and encouraging environment, this is the camp for you!

Outdoor Adventures – Learn how to navigate hiking trails and read maps. Learn survival skills and how to be a top notch adventurer. Activities will include, but not limited to, fishing, catching frogs, and learning about local insects.

Science – A variety of scientific activities awaits your child this summer! From nature walks and conservation lessons to wacky experiments in a classroom laboratory. All Chemistry experiments will be safe and fun! In this summer camp session, there is sure to be a number of activities that your science loving child will enjoy.

Visual Arts – The visual art program will give your child the opportunity to explore artistic expression through visual media. We encourage and welcome all ages and ability levels, providing an environment supporting each individual artist. Friday afternoons will feature an exhibition of each artist’s favorite masterpieces in a gallery open to fellow camp-goers, friends, and family. Whether your child is drawing stick figures or creating intricate 3-D images, this is the program for you!

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Hamel Summer Programs Coordinator at 413-255-0000 Ext: 107 or