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 7. 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.

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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

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, swimming, painting, drama, dance, tennis, music, nature, sports and more) with their groups throughout the camp week.

Grade Level: Grade PreK-K (must be 4 years old by camp start)

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 and is subject to change.

The above is a sample of this year's anticipated schedule. The schedule may change from day to day to accommodate for special events.

Junior Camp (Gr 1-4)

Junior Campers will enjoy tons of activities (sample: arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor recreation and games, playground, swimming, painting, drama, dance, tennis, film, computers, nature, sports and more) with their groups throughout the camp week. Every day is different as we have so many activities to offer. Junior Campers do not travel off camps (like our Senior Campers do) but we offer special programing on days that the Senior Campers are off campus. Past events included fun days, extra woodworking, longer swims, and cook outs.

Grade Level: Grade 1-4

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 and is subject to change.


The above is a sample of this year's intended schedule for one day. 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

Senior Camp (Gr 5-7)

Our Senior Day Camp Program is designed specifically for our older campers giving them a unique day camp experience separate from our younger campers. Boys and Girls will enjoy a more advanced day camp experience with more activities and day trip excursions in and around Boston.

*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.

Senior Campers will enjoy more advanced activities than regular campers with activities that may include swimming, painting, drama/dance, art, tennis, sports, pottery and more. Senior Campers also stretch their legs, quite literally, by taking off one day a week off campus to go on an excursion in and around Boston. Excursions may include city adventures, professional sports games, and or amusement parks and generally take place on Wednesdays.

Grade Level: Grades 5, 6, and 7

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..
  • Week 1: Coco Keys 50 Ferncroft Rd Danvers MA
  • Week 2: Tree Top Adventure (Note: Thurs trip)
  • Week 3: Funway
  • Week 4: Breezy Picnic Waterslides, Douglas MA
  • Week 5: Codzilla boat, Quincy Market, Boston
  • Week 6: Jay Gee 602 Lowell St Methuen MA
  • Week 7: Boundless Adventure
  • Week 8: Coco Keys (Note: Friday Trip)

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: CAMPERS WITH MEDICAL NEEDS and TRIPS/EXCURSIONS:

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:

This is a sample schedule and is subject to change.


The above is a sample of this year's intended schedule for one day 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

 

 

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