People often wonder where the name Camp NAN-KE-RAFE came from. Truth be told, the name dates back way before we ever occupied the property. The camp property was originally a campfire girls camp.
NAN is from Nancy Jeannette Wills, a young girl who lived too short a life, and the property is dedicated in her honor.
KE is a traditional Native American linking word. And,
RAFE is the name of the pond adjacent to the property – nowadays home to our turtle friends!
Set on more than 17 acres of Brewster woodlands, Nan-Ke-Rafe is truly a world away. Peace, solitude, and nature’s respite make for a perfect retreat. There is a rustic sense about the camp – a simplicity that beckons quiet contentment and the opportunity to reconnect with family and friends.
To find out more about our rental opportunities and rates, please email Tracey Sperry at ED@dreamdayoncapecod.org
Facility Use – Includes bathhouse, dining areas in and out, trails, playground,
waterfront, parking lot, stage/amphitheater, fire pit, rear open field space
Kitchen Use – Includes equipment, cooler/freezer, ice machine if preparing
your own meals on-site
Cabin Rental – Cabins sleep 4-6 people and have attached bathrooms. Several cabins have accessible ramps
“What a fabulous place to gather a group! We had five families, for 48 hours, and couldn’t have had a better time. The older kids were thrilled to sleep in their “own” cabins, and felt so comfortable with the layout of the camp that they navigated from the pond for fishing and canoeing to the stage to practice their daily plays to the playground and basketball court virtually on their own. Grown-ups enjoyed an expansive kitchen area in which to create culinary masterpieces, as well as plenty of space to hang out and catch up. We ventured “off-campus” one afternoon two swim in one of Nickerson’s ponds, but had we been there longer we might have actually left Nickerson to go to one of the nearby beaches or other Cape attractions close by. Access to the Cape Cod bike trail was also a huge plus. Can’t recommend this enough for families, friends, or groups of any kind. Thanks Dream Day!”
Karen, Belmont, MA