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Ropes Course at Camp Cedar Hill

Camp Cedar Hill


Summer Phone: July 6–August 13, 781-701-8934
Year-Round Camp Hotline: 617-350-8335


Address:  265 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA


From Route 128, take exit 28 toward Belmont on Trapelo Road. Continue 3½ miles to Route 60 (Waverly Oaks Road) intersection and turn right. Go approximately 1 mile to the traffic light (Beaver Street), turn right. The Cedar Hill driveway is the second one on the right.

From Mass Pike/Watertown Square: Leave Watertown Square on Route 20 west. Follow about 3 miles, turn right at John Brewers (Warren Street). Follow Warren Street about 1 mile to a small blinking light on left. Turn left onto Beaver Street. Follow Beaver Street thru intersection. Cedar Hill driveway is the second one on the right.

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Located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Boston on 75 acres of natural beauty, Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham welcomes girls entering kindergarten through 12th grade to the life-changing experience of summer camp. Here she’ll enjoy archery, swimming in two pools, boating on the pond, high and low ropes challenge courses, and the alpine climbing tower—not to mention favorite camp activities like singalongs, and crafts. It’s easy to make new friends and lasting memories at Camp Cedar Hill!

We know this summer will look different, but we are excited for the woods to come alive again with laughter, fun, and friendship. Safety is a cornerstone of Girl Scouting. We will continually update our COVID-19 guidelines and safety procedures to decrease the risk of exposure to COVID-19. We are taking special precautions to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy, including increased cleaning measures, reduced capacities, adjusted program and operational procedures, and detailed training for our summer camp and full-time staff. We are monitoring recommendations from the CDC, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, New Hampshire Department of Health, American Camp Association and GSUSA. Camp plans are subject to change based on all of these factors, but our current plan is to operate camp in summer, 2021, based on the schedules described on our website. Any changes to these schedules will be communicated via our website, email, and social media.

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Day Camp


Hours of operation: 9 AM-4 PM
Extended care available: 7:30-9 AM ($10) and 4-6 PM ($15)
Register for extended care

Winner of the Boston Parents Paper 2018 “General and Traditional Summer Day Camps!” Family Favorite

Read about Camp Cedar Hill in our 2021 Camp Guide

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact us or call 617-350-8335. Financial aid is available.

Already registered for camp? Read your 2021 camp confirmation packet (coming soon!) to find all the information you need to know, including a suggested packing list.  

Bus Transportation

All camp session fees include bus transportation. We offer nine separate bus routes serving the following towns: Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Boston (Back Bay), Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Dedham, Dorchester, Everett, Framingham, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Malden, Mattapan, Medford, Milton,  Needham, Newton, Roslindale, Roxbury, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, West Roxbury, and Winchester. Check bus stop locations and times on the bus schedule

Typical Day

Camp begins with singing and a camp flag ceremony. After the morning ceremony, girls begin their daily activities. Girls will enjoy swimming, followed by fun activities, such as arts and crafts, adventure, and archery. Then units meet with a program specialist. The majority of the program is planned by the campers with their unit the first day of each session. 

About the Directors

Jen “Paddle” Coombs will be returning as camp director at Camp Cedar Hill. She will be returning for her 17th summer! From September through June, Paddle is an elementary school teacher in Lawrence, MA. She volunteers for GSEMA, wearing many different hats, including: outdoor facilitator for archery, canoeing/kayaking, challenge courses, and snowshoeing, and Gold Award advisor. When Paddle manages to find some free time for herself she likes to bike, canoe/kayak, read, complete puzzles, and knit. She also loves spending time with her many nieces and nephews who are all over the United States.

Caitlyn "Kitty" LeBlanc worked at Camp Favorite in 2006 as a Unit Counselor. From 2007-2014, Kitty was a staff member at Camp Virginia the first two years as a Unit Counselor and then became a Program Manager. In 2015, Kitty worked as Assistant Director at Camp Cedar Hill. In 2016, she spent the summer on Cape Cod as the director of Camp Favorite Day and this year she’s returning to Camp Cedar Hill as camp director for her sixth summer. Kitty loves outdoor cooking, canoeing, crafts, and singing camp songs. During the school year, Kitty is a special education high school teaching assistant and a graduate student working towards a Master’s degree in secondary education. She is also an active member of the GSEMA Gold Award Committee.

Health and Safety

Camp Cedar Hill is an American Camp Association-accredited camp. This means that a every five years, a nationally recognized organization ensures that everything we do (from the meals we serve to the programs we plan) is done in a safe way. By selecting an ACA-accredited camp, you can be assured your camper is safe.

Camp Cedar Hill must comply with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430.000) and is licensed by the City of Waltham.