Classic Camps

Our Classic Camps are available for all boys and girls in grades Pre-K (camper must be 4 years old before the start of their registered camp week in order to participate) up to and including Grade 9. 

  • Grade determination is based on the grade the camper will be entering after camp/summer is complete. Campers are assigned groups that are structured around age/grade and equity.
  • The younger groups of children maintain a maximum of 15 campers while the older campers may have up to 20 campers per group.
  • In general, campers will remain in their groups throughout the camp week. There are at least 2 counselors for each group at all times with additional counselors provided at each activity. As a result, most groups have at least a 1:10 counselor to camper ratio but most times a 1:6 or 1:8 ratio is more common.
  • Common activities available at Classic Camp may include: Swimming, arts and crafts, painting, sculpture, sports, theater, dance, tennis, and archery.
SELECT THE TABS BELOW TO SEE THE DETAILS ON EACH OF OUR CLASSIC CAMPS!

General Information

Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Monday - Friday.

Location: BB&N Upper School Campus, 80 Gerry's Landing Road, Cambridge MA
 
What to Bring: Campers play regardless of weather, please plan accordingly. Bathing suits are recommended for all camps. Classic campers will swim and Specialty and Sports campers may have an option to do slip and slide fun during the week. We leave our bathing suits at camp all week so no need to remember to bring them back and forth each day. We provide towels here at camp so no need to bring your own!
 
Cell Phone Policy: With an interest in allowing all of our campers to be fully engaged in the camp experience, we recommend that cell phones be left at home if possible As we understand the importance of connecting to home, if a you feel your camper must bring his/her cell phone to camp, please note that Group Counselors will hold all phones until the completion of the day or as determined necessary for each camper. Thank you for helping us maintain a cell phone free camp environment for all campers. As always, the camp office is available at any time to make calls to home as needed.
 
Lunch/Food: We offer a full service dining hall for lunches and snacks included with the price of camp. Full service hot and cold buffet lunch every day. Lunch consists of a salad bar, fruit, juices, milks, pasta bar, sandwich bar, and a hot entree of the day each and every day! As our younger campers require more assistance, our counselor serve campers off a modified buffet just for them. Lunch is all you can eat!
 
Options: Both Early Morning and Extended Day Options are available to all campers
 

Pool and Swim Schedule: Along with the CRA staff, we will be able to provide our campers with exceptional swim instruction, individualized attention, and tons of water fun for each age group. The following is the anticipated schedule of pool times for each grade. Please note that this schedule is subject to change. 

Kiddie Camp (Gr PreK-K)

Our youngest campers are our Kiddie Campers in grades entering PreK and K by the September after the summer is complete. Campers must be 4 years old prior to starting their first day of camp with us. Kiddie Campers have their own play room, and specialized programming just for them. Generally activities include: arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor recreation and games, water play, painting, drama, dance, tennis, music, nature, sports and more) with their groups throughout the camp week.  This year we are implementing an amazing water play curriculum just for our Kiddie Campers, while we wont be offering swimming this year for Kiddie Campers, we will be giving them tons of time to have fun getting wet every day!

Grade Level: Grade PreK-K (must be 4 years old by camp start). All Kiddie Campers must have mastered bathroom skills before starting camp.

Camp Weeks: Weeks 1-8 in any combination

Please note that along with our regular action-packed camp schedule, we also have "Wow Wednesdays" bringing entertainers to camp each week, "Theme Thursdays" building camp spirit for each camp group and "Fun Fridays" to end the week with an amazingly fun day ... so our camper's camp week is full-o-fun! Check out our calendar page for more information.

Sample Schedule:

This is a sample schedule for our Kiddie Campers from last summer.  This schedule will provide you a general idea of the activities that our campers engage in each summer with the understanding that we update to the schedule every year to accommodate new activities each year. 

Junior Camp (Gr 1-3)

Junior Campers (grades 1-3) will enjoy tons of activities (sample: arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor recreation and games, swimming, painting, woodworking, drama, dance, water sports, racquet sports, nature, archery, field sports and more) with their groups throughout the camp week. Every day is a little different as we have so many activities to offer. Junior Campers do not travel off campus (like our Senior Campers do) but we offer special programming on the days that the Senior Campers are off campus.  Wow Wednesdays have been a big hit among our Junior Campers with guest entertainers arriving on campus each week to perform just for us.  Campers meet new creatures and reptiles from the Museum of Science, learn new dance steps from the Young Audiences of Massachusetts performers, drum with Bamidele Drummers, and participate in a magic show among other exciting events. The fun never stops at BB&N and we are committed to keeping your campers engaged, happy, and connected (and not in the wifi kind of way) every day!! 

*New for 2019: *New Grade levels! In an effort to better address the programming needs of our campers, we have modified the break out of our Classic Camps. Now, our Junior Camp is for campers entering grades 1-3, Senior Camp is for campers entering grades 4-6 and Teen Camp is for campers entering grades 7-9.  

Grade Level: Grade 1-3

Camp Weeks: Weeks 1-8 in any combination

Please note that along with our regular action-packed camp schedule, we also have "Wow Wednesdays" bringing entertainers to camp each week, "Theme Thursdays" building camp spirit for each camp group and "Fun Fridays" to end the week with an amazingly fun day ... so our camper's camp week is full-o-fun! Check out our calendar page for more information.

Sample Schedule:

Below is a sample schedule anticipated for this coming summer. This schedule will provide you a general idea of the activities that our campers engage in each summer although the actual schedule may be modified closer to the start of camp. 

Each day of camp is different as we have so many activities to offer we cannot fit them all in one day. The following is a list of all of our activities that are generally rotated in through the week: Archery, tennis, water sports, games, sports, sculpture, arts and crafts, painting, woodworking, music/drama, creative movement, nature/science, and swim.

* Please note our new Swim Program!

We realize that our pools on campus did not adequately address the needs of our growing camp. As a result, we are really excited to be partnering with Charles River Aquatics (CRA) this summer to be able to offer a more comprehensive swim development program to our campers in pools that better reflect the ages and needs of our campers. While some of our younger campers will be able to take advantage of small group lessons at a small pool facility, our older campers will be able to take advantage of the multi lane, jump-able, dive-able pools at WSC!

For more information on our NEW Swim Program, please click here and select the "Pools and Swimming" tab.

Along with the CRA staff, we will be able to provide our campers with exceptional swim instruction, individualized attention, and tons of water fun for each age group. The following is the anticipated schedule of pool times for each grade. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Senior Camp (Gr 4-6)

Senior Campers (grades 4 - 6) participate in a program designed specifically to appeal to campers as they get a bit older, giving them a unique day camp experience separate from our younger campers.

Campers will enjoy a more advanced day camp experience with more flexibility and choice in their activities. Senior Campers will enjoy more advanced activities and complete more intricate projects than Junior Campers with activities that may include swimming, archery, woodworking, painting, drama/dance, yoga, art, tennis, sports, pottery and more. They will also enjoy weekly day-trip excursions to locations in and around Boston. Senior Campers stretch their legs, quite literally, by taking off one day each week to locations outside of our campus to explore all that our region has to offer. Excursions may include city adventures, professional sports games, and or amusement parks and generally take place on Wednesdays.

*campers with medical needs may need to make special arrangements to attend any off-site trip, that may include, but is not limited to, a parent chaperoning their child's trip.

*New for 2019: *New Grade levels! In an effort to better address the programming needs of our campers, we have modified the break out of our Classic Camps. Now, our Junior Camp is for grades 1-3, Senior Camp is for grades 4-6 and Teen Camp is for grades 7-9.  

Grade Level: entering Grades 4, 5 and 6 as of the September following camp. 

The following is the scheduled Trip dates and locations. All trips are scheduled to take place on a Wednesday of each camp week unless otherwise noted. All trip locations and dates are subject to change..

Off Site Excursions: Senior Campers go off-campus at least one day each week (generally on Wednesdays). Previous trips include: Trampoline Park, Tour of Fenway, Bowling, Movies, Rock Climbing, Kimball Farms, Water Parks, and the like. We provide the cost of the main attractions at these locations so there is no need to have your camper bring any extra money on these days. That said, there may be some opportunity on one or more trips for campers to play arcade games or the like. In this case, parents may provide their camper with no more than $10 to bring with them. Please note, this is neither required or expected but something some families may choose to provide. Please note that additional waivers may be required to be completed by each camper interested in traveling off-campus for these excursions. 

* Campers with medical needs and Off-site Trips:

As it pertains to off-site trips or excursions, in particular with Senior Camp trips, campers with medical needs beyond the scope of our off-site programs, may be required to stay on campus with direct access to our Camp Nurse. The Camp Director reserves the right to determine the daily program for campers with medical needs that prevent them from traveling off-site. All decisions will be based on the health and welfare of each individual camper and their unique medical needs.

Along with these off-site trips, we also have "Theme Thursdays" and "Fun Fridays" ... so the week is action packed! Check out our calendar page for more information.

Sample Schedule:

Below is a sample schedule anticipated for this coming summer. This schedule will provide you a general idea of the activities that our campers engage in each summer although the actual schedule may be modified closer to the start of camp. 

Each day of camp is different as we have so many activities to offer we cannot fit them all in one day. The following are is a list of all of our activities that are generally rotated in through the week: Archery, tennis, water sports, games, sports, sculpture, arts and crafts, painting, woodworking, music/drama, creative movement, nature/science, and swim

We realize that our pools on campus did not adequately address the needs of our growing camp. As a result, we are really excited to be partnering with Charles River Aquatics (CRA) this summer to be able to offer a more comprehensive swim development program to our campers in pools that better reflect the ages and needs of our campers. While some of our younger campers will be able to take advantage of small group lessons at a small pool facility, our older campers will be able to take advantage of the multi lane, jump-able, dive-able pools at WSC!

For more information on our NEW Swim Program, please click here and select the "Pools and Swimming" tab.

Along with the CRA staff, we will be able to provide our campers with exceptional swim instruction, individualized attention, and tons of water fun for each age group. The following is the anticipated schedule of pool times for each grade. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Teen Camp (Gr 7-9)

Our Teen Camp Program is designed specifically for our eldest campers giving them a unique day camp experience separate from all other campers. Campers will enjoy a more advanced day camp experience with more activities and between 2-3 day-trip excursions in and around Boston each week! Off Campus excursions could be hikes, bikes, kayaking or any other fun adventures for our oldest campers to stretch their legs and enjoy the outdoors.

*campers with medical needs may need to make special arrangements to attend any off-site trip, that may include, but is not limited to, a parent chaperoning their child's trip.

How is Teen Camp different than Senior Camp? Well, Teen Camp will go on the same Wednesday off-site trip that our Senior Campers go on but... our Senior Campers will also be heading off campus for a community service experience as well as another experiential excursion. That's between 2 to 3 trips each week!! Think farms, philanthropy, museums, adventure each week with some teen focused activities when the campers are on campus. Teen Campers will enjoy more advanced activities than regular campers with activities that may include swimming, painting, drama/dance, art, tennis, sports, pottery and more.

*New for 2019: *New Grade levels! In an effort to better address the programming needs of our campers, we have modified the break out of our Classic Camps. Now, our Junior Camp is for grades 1-3, Senior Camp is for grades 4-6 and Teen Camp is for grades 7-9.  

Grade Level: entering Grades 7, 8 and 9 as of the September following camp. 

The following is the scheduled Trip dates and locations. All trips are scheduled to take place on a Wednesday of each camp week unless otherwise noted. All trip locations and dates are subject to change..  additional experiential learning and community service adventures will be posted in the new year just for our teen campers! All trips are subject to change. 

We realize that our pools on campus did not adequately address the needs of our growing camp. As a result, we are really excited to be partnering with Charles River Aquatics (CRA) this summer to be able to offer a more comprehensive swim development program to our campers in pools that better reflect the ages and needs of our campers. While some of our younger campers will be able to take advantage of small group lessons at a small pool facility, our older campers will be able to take advantage of the multi lane, jump-able, dive-able pools at WSC!

For more information on our NEW Swim Program, please click here and select the "Pools and Swimming" tab.

Along with the CRA staff, we will be able to provide our campers with exceptional swim instruction, individualized attention, and tons of water fun for each age group. The following is the anticipated schedule of pool times for each grade. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

 

 

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