Brooks School Camp Activities

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Camp Activities

At Brooks School, we offer an exceptional summer experience designed to nurture your child’s growth and enrichment. Our thoughtfully crafted program includes daily swim lessons and a diverse array of fourteen activities that ensure a summer filled with joy, learning, and adventure. Campers explore our expansive Brooks School campus in small, distinctive cohorts led by dedicated Group Counselors, fostering excitement and discovery.

At the heart of our camp are meticulously designed activity areas led by experienced Activity Heads and Activity Counselors. These specialists are not only experts in their fields but also deeply passionate about nurturing your child’s skills and confidence in a fun and supportive environment. With 270 acres of lush grounds, an expansive athletic complex, a serene lake, outdoor pools, well-equipped classrooms, and picturesque nature trails, our setting is truly extraordinary. Each day at Brooks presents new adventures, opportunities to develop skills, forge lasting friendships, and create cherished memories.



Our Adventure activity is an exceptional experience that encourages personal growth and adventure. Our campers conquer a ropes course featuring both low and high elements, with Group 4 campers taking on the added challenge of the higher elements. Our dedicated Adventure staff, trained and certified in safety and education, guide and supervise all campers, teaching vital skills like spotting and belay procedures. We embrace a ‘challenge by choice’ philosophy, providing a safe and supportive environment for campers to learn experientially and expand their comfort zones. Join us for a unique adventure that fosters resilience, teamwork, and personal growth.



Our Archery activity is a safe and expertly supervised experience that introduces campers to the art of archery. Our skilled instructors teach campers the fundamental techniques of shooting, aiming, and proper hand placement on bows and arrows, all within a secure environment. In Group 2, campers receive personalized guidance to hone their basic archery skills and hand positioning. For Group 3 and Group 4, our campers advance to refined shooting techniques from greater distances, fostering independence and precision. Join us for an archery adventure that instills focus, precision, and a love for this timeless sport.


Arts & Crafts-

Our Arts and Crafts activity offers a dynamic creative experience that immerses campers in the theme of each session through a wide range of planned art projects. Group 1 and Group 2 campers enjoy projects that foster independence with support as needed, while Group 3 and Group 4 campers engage in age-appropriate activities that keep them captivated throughout the session. Our dedicated Arts and Crafts team provides all campers with an extensive array of materials and tools, empowering them to elevate their creativity to new heights. Join us for an artistic journey that sparks imagination, self-expression, and a deep connection to the theme of each session.



Our Aquatics activity offers campers exclusive access to our 110,000 gallon lap pool and 135,000 gallon dive pool. Our Aquatics Supervisor, with over fifteen years of pool management experience, leads our dedicated team of head lifeguards. Each head lifeguard is responsible for a team of certified lifeguards, all of whom have undergone first-aid/CPR training and hold Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification from the esteemed American Red Cross. The WSI certification is the gold standard, ensuring our lifeguards receive the most comprehensive training available for swim instructors.


At the start of each week, our pool staff conducts a comprehensive swim assessment with all new campers. This assessment identifies individual needs for swim aids and assesses each camper’s water comfort. We provide all necessary swim aids, eliminating the need for families to pack items like bubbles or swim belts. For Day Camp participants, our afternoon programming extends beyond daily swim lessons to include refreshing free swim time. Those in Stages & Studios relish free swim several times weekly.



Our Boating activity is a unique aquatic adventure, granting campers access to Lake Cochichewick via canoes and rowboats. Our small-craft certified boating staff prioritizes teaching progressive boating skills and instilling a strong focus on water safety. Group 1 and Group 2 campers always have a dedicated staff member on board, ensuring their safety at all times. As campers earn their boating badge, Group 3 and Group 4 campers gain independence and the opportunity to operate rowboats or canoes under the vigilant supervision of our boating staff. Safety is paramount on our waterfront, with a motorized rescue boat and American Red Cross lifeguards are on duty at all times. All campers and staff are provided with lifejackets for added peace of mind. Join us for a boating experience that combines fun, skill-building, and a deep appreciation for water safety.



Our Drama activity offers a captivating journey into the world of theater, blending fun and learning in a safe and nurturing environment. Campers of all ages develop their theatrical confidence and performance abilities in front of their peers. In Group 1 and Group 2, campers explore ensemble building, concentration, and movement through engaging performing arts games. Group 3 and Group 4 campers dive into activities that foster improvisation and character creation. Regardless of their age, all campers have the opportunity to enhance their team-building skills and ignite their creativity through skits, creating lasting memories and a deep appreciation for the performing arts.



Our Explorations activity is an exciting blend of nature and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) that ignites campers’ curiosity about the natural world. Group 1 and Group 2 campers enjoy immersive activities such as observational nature walks, crafting creatures and habitats, and the captivating world of oobleck. Group 3 and Group 4 campers take on more advanced projects, like slime creation and engineering egg-drop contraptions. Exclusive to Group 4 campers, the Survival Challenge is a thrilling interactive game that immerses them in an ecosystem right on our 270-acre campus. Explorations is an engaging, interactive journey that allows campers to explore the world around them through fun and educational experiences.



Our Golf activity is more than just a game – it’s a transformative experience. Campers receive expert instruction to learn the fundamentals of golf, from grip to swings, all while having a fantastic time. Beyond the sport, golf imparts essential life skills like patience, concentration, and sportsmanship. Our program caters to campers of all skill levels, whether they are seasoned golfers or newcomers. Our goal is to instill a genuine love for golf in a fun and nurturing environment, ensuring that your child not only enjoys their time at camp but also gains skills that will stay with them for life.



Our Gymnastics activity offers a journey into the world of gymnastics, providing campers with skills and safety knowledge they would encounter in a beginner’s gymnastics class. All campers learn essential safety rules and proper behaviors in our Gymnastics area. Group 1 campers enjoy engaging in gymnastic-based games to strengthen their large motor skills. In Group 2, campers focus on fundamentals and proper techniques to enhance their gymnastics abilities and boost their confidence. As we progress to Group 3 and Group 4, campers continue to build their gymnastics foundation, exploring new and more complex skills, games, and activities at their own pace. Join us for a gymnastics adventure that fosters skill development, self-assurance, and a passion for the sport.



Our Music activity is a unique journey into the world of rhythm, sound, and creative expression. Campers explore rhythm through call-and-response exercises using various instruments, fostering a love for music and movement. From Group 1 to Group 4, campers engage in skill-leveled music-based games, such as musical dots, musical chairs, and creative instrument crafting to craft their own tunes. More advanced campers participate in sophisticated music games and activities, like ‘guess that tune,’ ‘poison rhythm,’ and a weekly ‘pass the tap’ competition. Our Music activity culminates in music parades around campus and live in-house concerts, creating unforgettable musical experiences led by our dedicated Music staff.



Our Skateboarding activity is an exciting addition, exclusively offered to our Group 3 and Group 4 campers. Campers learn the fundamentals of skateboarding, including pushing, turning, and essential safety techniques to ensure a safe experience. Our Skateboarding area features a range of ramps, graded from 1-5, for campers to challenge themselves. As they master the basics, campers enjoy free skate time and receive personalized, advanced instructions from our dedicated Skateboarding staff. All necessary safety equipment and boards are provided, making this an exceptional opportunity for campers to explore their passion for skateboarding while ensuring their safety.




Our Soccer activity is a dynamic opportunity for campers to not only learn the fundamentals of soccer but also to explore the sport in a way that emphasizes teamwork, communication, sportsmanship, and healthy competition. In Group 1 and Group 2, campers build essential skills like dribbling and passing through modified games suited to their skill levels. Progressing through the summer, Group 2 campers transition to keep-away and small-scale scrimmages. Group 3 and Group 4 campers focus on strengthening their soccer foundation, diving into tactical elements and larger scrimmages. Our older campers enjoy engaging in exciting shooting games, including ‘Lightning,’ ‘The Power of Finnesse,’ and the beloved ‘World Cup.’ Join us for a soccer adventure that fosters skill development, teamwork, and a deep appreciation for the sport.



Our Sports activity creates a unique environment where campers can build friendships through friendly competition. We offer a diverse range of activities, including but not limited to whiffle ball, flag-football, dodgeball, and more, ensuring that campers have the opportunity to showcase their athletic abilities in an inclusive and supportive setting. The sophistication and level of competition vary by age group. Group 1 and Group 2 campers focus on skill-building and confidence with various sports equipment, while older Group 3 and Group 4 campers engage in games that prioritize teamwork and individual athletic growth, fostering camaraderie and a love for sports.



Our Tennis activity is a fantastic opportunity for campers to either learn the basics of tennis or refine their existing skills. Campers not only enhance their tennis abilities but also develop important social skills as they partner up with fellow campers for games, matches, and practice. In Group 1 and Group 2, campers concentrate on building hand-eye coordination, determination, and the foundations of tennis rallying. Group 3 and Group 4 campers delve deeper into the sport, participating in fun tennis-based games, match play, and learning the standard rules of tennis. Join us for a tennis experience that combines skill-building, sportsmanship, and a passion for the game.