Brooks School Day Camp Half Day
The Group One half-day experience is developmentally designed for our youngest campers. A carefully crafted half-day schedule allows for a balance of free play and guided instruction.
The early experiences in a child’s life determine the trajectory of a child’s enjoyment of learning and future social development. With this in mind, your child will engage in a wide array of activities led by a dedicated team of counselors whose background and passion are working with young children. The Brooks School Day Camp will help your child make social connections and develop a sense of self. Each two-week session is themed to spark joy and imagination that will enhance your child’s experience. Brooks School Summer Programs seeks to nurture the whole child by developing physical, social, and emotional skills to ensure that our youngest campers feel valued as individuals and supported as they grow in every way.
The Brooks School Day Camp half-day program offers many benefits for children who have just started school or will be starting school. Families have found that the half-day program can make getting ready for school less stressful. The less stressful it is, the more fun your child will have and the more they will enjoy it in the upcoming years as their schooling continues. An added benefit of the half-day camp is that it allows you to spend time in the afternoons with your young child.
Take a look at all your child will do during their time at Brooks by previewing the daily schedule.
Activities & Theme Days
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
- Sensory Play
- Strength & Agility
- Swim Lessons
A Typical Day
|9:10–9:50 AM||Creative Connections|
|10:00–10:40 AM||Swim Lessons|
|11:40–12:20 PM||Arts & Crafts|
Group One Coordinator
Kristine is excited to join Brooks School Summer Program in her new role as Group One Coordinator! Kristine brings to Brooks several years of camp and leadership experience. She is a preschool teacher and mother of three wonderful children. Kristine is currently pursuing her graduate degree in Early Childhood Education at Merrimack College. She loves working in early childhood education because young children genuinely live in the moment! Kristine’s favorite activities are reading stories, making crafts, and playing games outside. She also loves to swim, hike, and play tennis.
Thano oversees the day-to-day operations of all nineteen activity areas. Thano started at the day camp when he was four years old. After completing the Leaders-In-Training Program he worked as a camp counselor before assuming his. current role. Thano is currently pursuing his degree in political science at the College of the Holy Cross. He has a passion for outdoor education and has always enjoyed being a part of the summer camp environment both as a camper and counselor. Thano is excited to share his talents and enthusiasm with the Brooks community.
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.
Community Engagement Supervisor
Kenya helps to create and foster a strong sense of teamwork, cooperation, and morale among all staff, campers, and families, as well as provides direct assistance to all program supervisors. 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.
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.