Summer Camp FAQ

How do I register?

You can register for Summer Camp online through Eventbrite.

If you would prefer to pay by check, please contact us at: 978-970-5080 or email: and we will send you a paper registration form. Mail all registration forms in with full payment for camp. Mailing address: Tsongas Industrial History Center, Summer Camp Program, 115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852. Checks are made payable to: UMass Lowell.

Full refunds are only granted until May 31, 2023. Please email: or call 978-970-5080 if you need to cancel.

Do you take credit cards?

Yes! Please see our online registration form

Can I sign my child up over the phone?

We must receive your registration and payment to hold the spot.

Is there extended day?

Camp runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. We are not running extended day hours for this year. 

My child wants to come with a friend. Can they be grouped together?

Yes. We will work with the campers in the beginning of the week to be sure they have a fun week with their friends.

Where do I drop off and pick up my child?

We will have a Tsongas Industrial History Center staff member up on the French Street curb (by Boarding House Park) at 8:15 a.m. Our Junior Counselors will walk them into the building everyday. At 3 p.m., our staff will walk the campers to this same spot for pick-up. For drop-off GPS directions use "40 French Street, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852".

Can I have your tax number / federal ID number for child care tax purposes?

Certainly. Our tax number is the UMass Lowell number because from here all of our checks are deposited in our accounts at UMass Lowell. The number is 043167352.

Are your staff members qualified? Have they had CORI checks?

Our staff members are highly trained Lowell National Historical Park Rangers or University of Massachusetts Lowell Museum Teachers. Our staff work year round in our regular school programs. All have had thorough training in CPR and first aid. All have been checked through the Massachusetts State CORI system.

What do campers do?

See various camp descriptions. Campers do a variety of activities each week including games, crafts, field trips, a boat ride, weaving, and more! 

What do they need to bring?

Campers will need to bring a water bottle, a hat (for trips and the boat day), sunscreen if needed and a lunch. They will be provided with snacks during the day as well as a camp t-shirt. We will send you a confirmation letter with all of the details. Our camps are a mix of inside activities in an air conditioned building and outside activities, so campers will want to dress for the weather. 

Face Masks: Currently, masks are optional for all campers and camp leaders in all NPS buildings, crowded outdoor spaces, and all forms of public transportation. The Tsongas Industrial History Center summer camps are subject to federal COVID regulations, therefore masking and distancing requirements may be altered if conditions change.

Are the boats safe?

Every camper will take a boat ride. If a camper feels nervous upon getting to the boat, we will have an extra staff member available to reassure and stay with the camper. The boats are run by trained Lowell National Historical Park boat captains and life jackets are available. Our staff has also had thorough training.

Can my child be a Junior Counselor?

Our Junior Counselors are former campers age 13 and up who have been selected by staff here at the Center. The program is free, and Junior Counselors are expected to help in all ways during the week. In late March, our staff will send out letters to former campers who meet the requirements. Campers will be asked to select a week when they are interested in volunteering.

Are scholarships available to help with financial need?

A limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, need-related basis. We will begin to review applications on March 20, 2023 and then on a rolling basis as funding allows. Fill out our scholarship form and email it to Contact us at 978-970-5080 or for additional information. 

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