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We look forward to seeing you in Summer of 2019!
Please Note: The 2018 program details below will be adjusted for Summer 2019 at a later date.

Destination Exploration

Play, Explore, and Discover at Burge's Pond
(East Boston Camps)

Director: Donna Burnham

Ages 8-14
June 25-August 10
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Enjoy seven weekly programs with full-day and/or full-week options, extended day, and swim lesson options. For details see the Destination Exploration Registration Form under "Additional Forms and Files" below. 

At Destination Exploration, children will participate in outdoor activities with an educational twist. The program will focus on outdoor exploration and discovery while including traditional summer activities such as hiking, swimming, fishing, and boating on Burge’s Pond. Children will also enjoy sports and games, arts and crafts, and plenty of books for reading and relaxing.

Destination Exploration mixes environmental awareness with a summer of rugged excitement, fun, cooperation, and skill building. Environmental lessons are taught while participating in adventurous activities and projects that include science and nature experiments. At Destination Exploration, children learn they can make a difference as they work together exploring the environment, science, nature, and ecology.

The snack shack is open daily for children to purchase extra treats. Pizza will be available for $2.50 a slice every Friday.

Donna Burnham: During the school year, Donna is the Site Director of WPC Afterschool Enrichment Program at the Miller school. In summer months, she directs Destination Exploration at East Boston Camps. Donna has been involved with after school programs since 1990. Prior to that, she taught pre-school and kindergarten as well as worked at several Infant/Toddler Centers. Donna currently lives in Westford with her partner and crazy Jack Russell terrier.

Register by June 1st and receive 10% off weekly fee!

Please complete Registration Form and Child Information Sheet.
Once filled out, forms can be emailed to, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.

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BEHIND THE SCENES at Westford Parks & Recreation
“Our staff is 100% dedicated to making every child feel acknowledged, respected, and supported as they try new things and interact with others.” - Assistant Director Michelle Collett
Our Summer Weekly Programs are fun, flexible, and filled with activities chosen for each program's mission and age group. There is much preparation behind the laughter and fun, to include the careful planning of curriculums and events, the purchase of supplies, and the hiring and management of seasonal staff – counselors trained at our Leadership program with First Aid and CPR, and certified lifeguards who monitor recreation programs at Forge and Edwards Beach. Westford Parks & Recreation works hard every day to ensure program participants, and their families, enjoy a positive, memorable summer experience with us. Contact us at any time with questions or comments regarding our Summer Weekly Programs. We look forward to hearing from you!

Program Notes
  • Drop Off Between 8:45 and 9:00am
  • Early Arrival and Extended Day Option
  • Swim Lessons Available
  • Maximum 75 Children Per Week
  • Online registration is not available. Click link below for registration form.
  • You must complete and return the Child Info Packet along with your registration form before your child attends Destination Exploration. Click link below for packet.

Registration Notes/Full Week
  • Full week form and payment are due by noon on the Thursday before your child attends program.
  • Registrations submitted after deadline will be subject to a $25 late fee.
  • All registration forms must be submitted to the recreation office. This is to ensure that your child’s name and information are on the roster list. Do not leave forms with counselors at program. Once filled out, forms can be emailed to
  •, faxed to 978-392-4471, or mailed to Westford Parks & Recreation, 22 Town Farm Road, Westford, MA 01886. You can also bring the forms to our office at 22 Town Farm Road in Westford.
  • Sibling discount of $15, for full weeks only, applies to 2nd, 3rd, 4th child registered AFTER 1st child in same week.
  • Non-Residents must add a $10 non-res. fee per week registered.
  • No refunds or credits once the program begins.
  • Refunds are not given. Withdrawals made at least 7 days prior to start date are entitled to a credit minus 25% administration fee.
  • Please complete Child Information Sheet, attach a photo of your child and return it along with your registration form to recreation office prior to your child’s start date.

Partial Week Notes
  • $80 per day, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Your child’s first week must include a Monday. Swim test and boating course are on Mondays.
  • You must register by noon, one business day prior to your child’s start date.
  • Once registered, no switching of selected days.
  • Early Arrival & Extended Day Option available.
  • Swim Lessons NOT available with partial week option.
  • NO sibling or multi week discount for partial weeks.
  • All DE policies apply.

Destination Exploration
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
  Online Reg Not Available
DE Weeks 1-7 
N/A  N/A  SuMTuWThFSa  02/01/2018 - 02/01/2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

East Boston Camps
$350.00 R

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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