Brooks School Day Camp
Empowering Young Leaders in Group Four – Embracing Ownership and Taking Healthy Risks.
The Group Four experience at Brooks School Day Camp is thoughtfully designed to foster leadership, ownership, and the courage to take healthy risks. These fundamental attributes naturally develop through a diverse range of engaging activities.
Campers in Group Four are entering the early stages of adolescence, a time when they begin to project into the future and use their thinking and reasoning abilities to develop expectations for specific outcomes. While they can think abstractly, they still rely heavily on active learning with their peers. At Brooks School Day Camp, we are committed to empowering campers to become active participants in exploring and understanding their areas of interest.
In every activity area, campers will interact with a dedicated team of counselors who are deeply passionate about youth development. Each two-week session is themed to foster camaraderie and a strong sense of belonging, enhancing your child’s overall experience. The Group Four schedule offers the utmost flexibility and encourages self-directed choices. Participants are encouraged to try new experiences, including the thrilling Flying Squirrel challenge on our ropes course and the exciting Survival Challenge.
Explore the incredible opportunities that await your child at Brooks by previewing our daily schedule. Join us in nurturing their leadership, ownership, and the courage to embrace healthy risks for a summer of growth and empowerment.
Brooks School Day Camp offers an unparalleled array of activities that set it apart from other local camps. Nestled on our expansive 270-acre campus by the picturesque Lake Cochichewick, our dedicated and experienced staff provide specialized instruction in a diverse range of activities. Each day, children will embark on an exciting journey, engaging in dynamic indoor and outdoor activities that promise new adventures daily.
- Adventure (Ropes Course)
- Arts & Crafts
- Boating & Fishing
- Strength & Agility
- Swim Lessons & Free Swim
|9:00–9:10 AM||Morning Meeting|
|11:10–11:45 AM||Swim Lessons|
|12:30–1:05 PM||Arts & Crafts|
|1:50–2:25 PM||Choice Block|
|3:10–3:45 PM||Free Swim|
|3:50–4:00 PM||Afternoon Meeting|
Group Four Coordinator
Rob is responsible for leading the team of counselors who serve our campers between the ages of eleven to fourteen. Rob and his family live in Georgetown, and he has taught middle and high school history since 2006. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Syracuse University and his M.Ed. in Teaching from Salem State University. Outside of the classroom, Rob enjoys coaching soccer and high school basketball. Rob enjoys spending time with my wife and two daughters in his free time.
Day Camp Supervisor
Rebekah is responsible for planning, administering, and directing the daily operation of the Brook School Day Camp. Also, Rebekah assists the group coordinators within their assigned areas of responsibility with planning and implementing effective programs. Rebekah has a passion for youth development and elementary education. She received her M.A.Ed. from Salem State University, as well as her B.S., and is currently a second-grade teacher. Becky lives in North Andover with her husband and two sons and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Peter Moccia grew up in Haverhill and studied chemistry at the University of Connecticut. Pete Moccia is a science teacher at Brooks School and lives on campus with his family. Pete oversees the aquatics programs during the summer. He has a vast knowledge of swimming pools and lifeguarding, having been working in pools since he was 16 years old. Pete is lifeguard certified as well as a Certified Pool Operator (CPO). Pete works closely with the facilities team to ensure the pools operate safely. Pete loves seeing how the campus transforms in the summer into a vibrant camp community.
Kenya leads the sixteen activity teams to ensure a welcoming, positive camp environment focused on the development of independence, leadership, healthy risk-taking. For over twenty years, Kenya has been actively involved with the Brooks School Summer Programs as an activity counselor and LIT 1st and 2nd-year Coordinator. Kenya has been part of the Brooks School faculty since 2007, where he has held several roles, including form dean, psychology teacher, and coach, and now serves as the Director of Multicultural Affairs and Assistant Director of Admission. Kenya holds a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell with a concentration in Psychology and a minor in Legal Studies. When not on campus, Kenya enjoys traveling, cooking, playing trivia, and rooting for all New York teams.
Nicole has a passion for the food service industry. As part of the Brooks School Summer Programs, Nicole supervises the logistics team to ensure all programs remain in compliance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and North Andover Board of Health. For almost twenty years, Nicole has been involved in school-based nutritional services. She holds industry certifications in ServSafe, Allergy Awareness, CPR, and First Aid. During the academic year, Nicole leads a team of youth development professionals in North Andover’s after-school program. Her hobbies include softball, tennis, and gamming. Nicole lives in North Andover with her husband, two dogs, and a cat.
Head Group Coordinator
Lynn has been going to camp at Brooks since the age of four. She has spent over 25 summers here building friendships and making lasting memories. During the school year, Lynn is a Preschool Teacher at Temple Emanuel Preschool in Andover. At camp, Lynn works as the Head Group Coordinator. In this role, her focus is on supporting the Day Camp leadership team. When not at work you can usually find her spending time with my husband Steve and dog Indy, at the gym doing Zumba, or relaxing on the beach in Maine.
Health Care Consultant
Melissa Donais, RN, FNP-BC, joined Brooks in the fall of 2021 as the Director of Health and Wellness. She is also an assistant coach for the Brooks boys and girls cross country teams. She is a 2002 graduate of Phillips Academy Andover and 2006 graduate with distinction from Yale University, where she was awarded the Lily Rosen Prize in Women’s Health for her senior thesis on the Female Athlete Triad, now known as RED-S syndrome. In 2010, Donais obtained her master’s degree in nursing at Boston College. For eleven years, she worked as a primary care family nurse practitioner at North Reading Medical Associates, affiliated with Winchester Hospital. An accomplished runner, she competed in cross country and track in high school and college, and continues to enjoy competing in local and regional events. Donais lives in North Andover, Mass., with her husband Nate, two young children Brennan and Audrey, and her brittany spaniel Uta.
Health Services Supervisor
Alison directs all aspects of the health center’s operation in accordance with state and local regulations and collaborates with our Health Care Consultant. Alsion strives to ensure that all participants have a healthy and safe experience. She is committed to community health and health care equity. Alison has worked as a pediatric nurse for 17 years and has been a member of the Brooks School Summer Programs since 2018. During the school year, she works with local pediatrician’s offices and as a school nurse. Alison is the mother of three children who enjoy the outdoors. Her family is passionate about camping and boating in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
Juli Morse has spent ten years in the field of healthcare administration. After graduating from Providence College in 2011, she spent ten years working in healthcare administration. Juli returned to school to pursue a degree in Nursing and currently works as a medical-surgical RN at a local community hospital and Brooks School. During camp, Juli creates a welcoming environment focused on wellness and safety. In her free time, Juli loves to explore the outdoors with her husband, their two kids, and their golden retriever. She especially loves to swim, play tennis and go camping!