Founded in 1919, Camp Agawam is one of the nation’s oldest summer camps. Agawam enrollment is approximately 130 boys from all over the United States and several countries around the world, ages eight to fifteen years. Campers all encouraged to spend time together, whether in activities, at meals, or just around the campus, which gives Agawam its unique, family-like atmosphere.
While at Camp, boys learn new skills, make new friends with other campers and counselors and gain an appreciation for nature, while participating in activities each boy chooses from the wide variety that are offered. At Agawam, a camper can participate in all of our activities, but can also customize time at camp based on his skills and interests. Whether a boy likes team sports, water-sports, arts and creative endeavors or individual outdoor activities, he will be challenged while enjoying an action-packed summer at Camp Agawam!
The essence of Agawam is our rustic, uncomplicated environment with much opportunity for fun, challenge, and growth. Campers enjoy sunshine, cool breezes off the lake, woodlands, rolling open fields, lots of wildlife, starry skies at night and the memorable cry of the loons. An important guideline for our community is to "be the best, whatever you are."
During the summer, Agawam boys discover much about themselves and the effort required to become good community citizens. As Agawam campers learn about themselves, we encourage acceptance and respect for individual differences.
The unique community at camp promotes independence while also learning the value of counselors and fellow campers for companionship, friendship, entertainment and support.
At Agawam, high standards are set for behavior, character, sportsmanship, leadership, and mutual respect. Focused on outdoor activities, Agawam campers gain a sincere appreciation for the natural beauty of their surroundings. Our program attempts to balance pure recreation with acquisition of skills and knowledge. We seek a balance between competition and cooperation. Balance exists between structure and freedom, as we teach the relationship between privilege and responsibility, and the decision-making skills needed to make productive use of free time and elective activity.