Camp Nonesuch was founded by faculty members from The Rivers School in 1980. Owned and operated by Rivers, the camp provides families with a high quality, unique and individualized summer camp experience where children aged 7-15 learn and play. Offering an entirely elective program, campers choose from a wide variety of activities for each two-week session.
Over the years, activities have included archery, board games, camping skills, canoeing, ceramics, creative writing, drama, dungeons and dragons, lacrosse, models, music, nature study, photography, pillow making, ropes, sailing, show tunes, singing, soccer, team sports, woodworking, and many more.
The camp aims to provide stimulating and educationally sound experiences that support social and physical growth. They promote a sense of personal pride through individual strengths and accomplishments of newly gained skills.
All Nonesuch staff undergo three reference checks, and CORI/SORI checks prior to employment in addition to employment history check and verification.
The 13-acre camp is located on the shores of Nonesuch Pond, a 57-acre stream and spring fed pond that provides opportunities for fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and sailing. There is a sandy beach, rustic buildings that include the main lodge, dining hall, nature lodge, boys and girls cabins, arts and crafts cabins, and areas used for field games, sports and outdoor activities.
A daily snack and a nutritious lunch is included in tuition. The menu includes options such as turkey tacos, all beef hotdogs, pasta, or grilled cheese, as well as tossed salad, fresh fruit, milk and juice offered daily.
In addition to Camp Nonesuch, The Rivers School offers premier classical and jazz music educational camps through The Rivers School Conservatory.