Brooks School Day Camp
The Group Two experience is focused on social development, personal growth, and sense of community. These building blocks are naturally developed through a wide array of activities.
Children ages six and seven experience many changes in their lives. An increase in independence becomes more important now as events such as starting school bring children this age into regular contact with the larger world. Friendships become more and more important. Physical, social, and mental skills develop quickly at this time. This is a critical time for children to develop confidence in all areas of life, such as through friends and sports.
We know that children this age are naturally curious. The Group Two schedule is designed to be age-appropriate and support each child’s curiosity and sense of wonder. The Brooks School Day Camp cultivates each child’s curiosity and imagination through a variety of activities that introduce new skills, offer opportunities for growth, and social development. Each activity is led by 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.
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.
- Arts & Crafts
- Performing Arts
- Swim Lessons & Free Swim
|9:00–9:15 AM||Morning Meeting|
|10:50–11:25 AM||Swim Lessons|
|12:55–1:30 PM||Arts & Crafts|
|2:35–3:10 PM||Free Swim|
Group Two Coordinator
Emma has been a part of the Brooks School Day Camp community since she was five years old. She has been a camper, graduate of the Leaders-In-Training program, counselor, and group coordinator. Emma is a graduate of Boston College, where she earned a degree in Elementary Education and Applied Psychology and Human Development. This fall, Emma will begin a Master’s of Education program at BC. Her favorite part of working at Brooks is seeing the campers’ smiling faces and watching them form new friendships with one another. Emma also enjoys developing relationships with the campers year after year. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and spending time with friends and family.
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.