The great state of Massachusetts, or as our hero, the whimsical Whiskered Walrus (who, by the way, had once mistakenly referred to it as Massa-two-sheds), is home to an abundance of little adventurers, known as the Mighty Mass Hikers. These pint-sized explorers are as brave as they are curious, lacing up their hiking boots to discover the enchanted forests, shimmering lakes, and towering mountains that make up their magical playground. Massachusetts, with its four distinct seasons, offers an ever-changing backdrop for their adventures. During the autumn months, the trees explode into a riot of reds, oranges, and yellows, making the forests look like they've been kissed by a rainbow. In winter, the landscapes transform into a snowy wonderland, perfect for making snow angels or having epic snowball fights. Spring brings a carpet of wildflowers, and summer means it's time to dip toes into the cool lakes. Now, these Mighty Mass Hikers aren't like regular kids. No, sir! They can detect the faintest twinkle of a fairy wing behind a leaf or hear the softest whisper of a gnome hiding in a tree trunk. With compasses in hand and backpacks filled with snacks (you can't explore on an empty stomach, after all), they march into the wilderness, ready to uncover its secrets. But don't be fooled by their size! These little adventurers have hearts as vast and spirited as the Atlantic Ocean, which brushes the shores of their beloved state. Be it rescuing a clumsy squirrel or helping a lost sprite get back home, the Mighty Mass Hikers are always ready for a heroic deed. Together with the Whiskered Walrus, they continue to fill the storybook of Massachusetts with their exciting escapades.

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best hiking programs in Westwood, MA

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Swift Nature Camp is the perfect place for your child to spend their summer! Our overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-15 is located in beautiful Wisconsin. We offer a unique blend of traditional summer camp activities and environmental education to help kids increase their appreciation for nature, science, and the environment. We’ve got it all – fun, friendships, adventure trips, and nature! Spend your summer with us – you’ll never forget it!

Minong, WI 54859
4.5(4 reviews)
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Hale Day Camp is the perfect opportunity to give your child a fun and enriching summer experience! Our four age-based divisions are tailored to the developmental needs of campers, with activities designed to engage their minds and bodies. When enrolling your child, please keep in mind that these are “rising” grade ranges; in other words, your child should be entering the corresponding grade for the upcoming fall. Hale Education, Inc. is a private nonprofit committed to providing quality programs and services for children, families, and residents in the Greater Boston area. Established in 1944, we are proud to have been able to carry on the legacy of our founder, Robert Sever Hale, who wanted to use the property to foster education and responsible citizenship. Each year, we serve thousands of children and families from 70 different communities, offering them access to 1,100+ acres of beautiful forests, ponds, and meadows in Westwood and Dover, Massachusetts. We invite you to come explore and experience the incredible wonders of Hale Day Camp for yourself!

Westwood, MA 02090
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Aspire, a MassGeneral Hospital Program, is dedicated to helping children, teenagers, and adults with autism become successful. Participants are grouped by age into small groups of four to six, each with two Aspire staff members to provide support. The campers participate in a wide variety of activities such as swimming, music, fishing, boating, and art. Aspire's programming provides direct instruction and social coaching to help the campers improve their self-awareness, stress management, and social competency. Aspire's mission is to make sure that children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum reach their full potential. The program is designed to give campers the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, supportive environment. Activities are designed to build skills in areas such as self-awareness, stress management, and social competency. The campers enjoy a variety of activities such as swimming, music, fishing, boating, and art while being supported by two Aspire staff members. At Aspire, campers are given the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop in a safe, encouraging environment. The program provides specialized instruction and social coaching to help campers improve their self-awareness, stress management, and social competency while engaging in activities like swimming, music, fishing, boating, and art. Participants are placed in similar-age peer groups of four to six, each supported by two Aspire staff members.

Westwood, MA 02090