Brooks School Day Camp
The Group Four experience is focused on leadership, taking ownership, and healthy risks. These building blocks are naturally developed through a wide array of activities.
Group Four campers are at the age of early adolescents where they are able to project into the future. They can use thinking and reasoning to develop expectations of specific outcomes. While they are able to think abstractly, they still rely heavily on active learning with peers. The Brooks School Day Camp works diligently to help the campers become more active participants in exploring and understanding areas of interest.
At each activity area, campers will engage with a dedicated team of counselors whose background and passion are in youth development. Each two-week session is themed to create camaraderie and a sense of belonging that will enhance your child’s experience. The Group Four schedule allows for the most flexibility and self-directed choice. Participants are encouraged to try new experiences through the Flying Squirrel on our ropes course and partaking in the Survival Challenge.
Brooks School Day Camp provides participants with a variety of activities like no other local camp can equal. Taking full advantage of our 270-acre campus on the shore of Lake Cochichewick, our highly qualified staff offer specialized instruction in a wide array of activities. Children will engage in hands-on fun as they participate in both indoor and outdoor activities that change with each day.
- Adventure (Ropes Course)
- Arts & Crafts
- Performing Arts
- Swim Lessons & Free Swim
|9:00–9:15 AM||Morning Meeting|
|9:20–9:55 AM||Swim Lessons|
|10:05–10:40 AM||Adventure-Ropes Course|
|12:55–1:30 PM||Arts & Crafts|
|2:35–3:10 PM||Free Choice Block|
|3:20–3:55 PM||Free Swim|
Group Four Coordinator
Marissa leads the counselors for group four, bringing 14 years of experience as a camper, LIT, and counselor. She is currently a Quinnipiac University student pursuing her BS/MOT to become a pediatric occupational therapist, with a minor in Spanish. Marissa is always excited to share her enthusiasm for Brooks School Day Camp with her colleague and campers. Marissa enjoys spending time in nature, traveling, and catching up with friends in her free time.
Day Camp Supervisor
Becky 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.
Samantha oversees the day-to-day operations of all nineteen activity areas. Sam has been a part of the Brooks School Summer Programs team for three years and was the Adventure Head for the day camp before assuming her current role. Sam is currently pursuing her degree in English from Westfield State University. She brings an extensive background in educational settings as a substitute teacher and counselor. Sam has a passion for outdoor education and has always enjoyed being a part of the summer camp environment both as a camper and counselor. She is excited to share her talents and enthusiasm with the Brooks community.
Health Services Supervisor
Gayle has been working as the Brooks School Summer Programs since 2012. In this role, Gayle directs all aspects of the health center’s operation in accordance with state and local regulations and collaborates with our Health Care Consultant. Her greatest satisfaction in work is seeing young adults/children begin to take responsibility for their wellness. Gayle received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Rochester and her Master’s degree from Boston College. During the school year, Gayle works as the Director of Health and Wellness at a local school. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, biking, skiing, or participating in almost any type of outdoor activity.