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DCH strives to expand access to all of its programs through scholarships and financial aid for its summer camp, teen camp, preschool, school vacation programs and most other offerings. Whether teaching children to share, swim or babysit, DCH offers a multitude of programs that benefit families throughout the year. Your gift to the DCH Scholarship Fund helps ensure that these valuable programs are accessible to all members of the community.


In 2019, for example, DCH granted $150,000 in charitable discounts! Examples include:

• $66,000 in summer camp scholarships to 68 children from every neighborhood of Dedham and beyond!

• $23,000 in financial aid to DCH Preschool families!

• $11,000 in financial aid for participants in our programs and lessons at our pool!

• $50,000 worth of space donated to a wide variety of community organizations!

Our Mission

DCH is dedicated to promoting educational, recreational, and civic interests to enhance the lives of all residents of Dedham and neighboring towns through innovative programs, community leadership and the preservation of its historic campus.

Our Vision

DCH will be a vibrant focal point, leader, and facilitator of all that fosters a deep sense of community in Dedham and its surrounding towns -- offering programs that address the evolving needs of diverse residents, nurturing collaboration, preserving and enhancing the campus, ensuring access for all, and building the financial resources to prosper for generations.

Contact Us

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671 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone: (781) 329-5740


Preschool: (781) 329-4841