Friends of East Campus
Bikes, hikes, and the great outdoors. Some things never change.
Individual development, social skills, the four areas of respect, and fun are but a few of the areas we have focused on for our campers over the past 80 years of Camp Massasoit. Rooted in a rich history dating back to 1934, when it was known as the Springfield College Day Camp, Camp Massasoit has evolved into eight weeks every year of fun and learning for youth ages 5 to 16 years old.
With an outdoor and experiential education focus, Camp Massasoit provides an environment separate from the world of technology, fostering creativity at all ages. The camp operates off of the foundation of respect as identified in the four areas: respect for the self, the environment, their peers, and for their counselors. These four areas are reviewed every day at camp and provide an understanding of the guidelines to all campers.
A great deal of the success experienced by Camp Massasoit comes from those who came before us and laid the foundation, developed the program expectations, raised the camp to a nationally accredited status, and cultivated an environment of success for the staff. Today we feel fortunate to be a part of this amazing program, and a part of the legacy of great directors who came before us. Most importantly, we feel very fortunate to be a part of the great families who raise amazing children and who attend camp each and every summer. You are our greatest advocates.
Here’s to 80 great years and another 80 to come.
Ben Taylor ’99
Director of East Campus and Outdoor Programs
Angela Veatch, G’07
Assistant Director of East Campus and Outdoor Programs