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 provides you with the flexibility to spend time in the afternoons with your young child.
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
- Sensory Play
- Swim Lessons
|9:00–9:15 AM||Morning Meeting|
|10:50–11:25 AM||Swim Lessons|
|11:35-12:10 PM||Arts & Crafts|
Group One Coordinator
Fiona specializes in leading the program for our youngest campers, ages four to five. Fiona’s passion is ensuring the day camp experience is both developmentally appropriate and engaging for young children. She is currently enrolled at Merrimack College and will be graduating this spring with a degree in Elementary Education and a degree in Human Development and Human Services. Since she was five, Fiona has been a camper at Brooks, successfully completed the Leaders-In-Training program, and was a counselor for several summers. Fiona reminisces that having Brooks in her life has added countless positive experiences and irreplaceable memories that drive her to remain connected in the Brooks community to this day. She is looking forward to working in a new leadership role and bringing her experiences to facilitate a safe and memorable summer.
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.