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Senior Camp (Grades 5 – 8)

Ages: Campers entering grades 5 through 8 in September 2018
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our oldest campers get the most freedom to tailor their activities to their current interests (and, no, that does not include instant messaging on their cell phone). With the guidance of our mature counselors, your tween can customize their entire day with optional morning swim lessons in our heated pools, an extended morning elective and the same series of afternoon electives they’ve enjoyed in previous summers. And to make Senior Camp even more fun, we take weekly field trips every Wednesday to older-kid-approved places like Water Country, Canobie Lake Park, Fenway Park and the New England Aquarium. Just goes to show that growing up can be a pretty cool thing.

Additional Information:

  • 1:10 counselor-to-camper ratio
  • 90-minute morning extended electives
  • 3 weekly afternoon electives with dozens of options
  • Optional Red Cross swim instruction
  • Weekly field trips to different destinations including Water Country, United Skates of America, Canobie Lake Park and the New England Aquarium
  • Daily lunch and snack provided by Beaver and included in tuition

Swimming

Swim Lessons – Daily Red Cross lessons are taught by certified lifeguards and swim instructors in our outdoor heated pools (Senior Campers may opt out of instructional swim if agreed to by their parents).

Free Swim – Campers have the option of an additional free swim each afternoon

Sports & Games

  • Field Sports (including soccer, flag football, capture the flag, and disc games)
  • Gym Sports (including basketball and dodge ball)
  • Archery
  • Street Hockey
  • Ga-ga
  • Gymnastics

Performing & Visual Arts

  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Woodworking
  • Photography
  • Digital Video

Adventure & Challenge

  • Low Ropes Course
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Outdoor High Challenge Course

Even More Fun

  • Cooking
  • Martial Arts
  • Nature

Special Events

Camp Carnival, Color War and Fourth of July festivities, oh, my. Plus, weekly competitions, dance parties, family picnics and so much more.

Sample day at Senior Camp

Time Activity
8:30-9:00 Drop-off
9:10-10:00 Swim lesson or camper choice activity
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-12:00 Extended Morning Elective
12:00-12:30 Senior Camp Meeting
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:45 Elective 1
1:55-2:40 Elective 2
2:50-3:45 Elective 3
3:45-4:00 Pick-up

Senior Camp Electives

Morning Extended Elective

  • Offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 10:15-12:00
  • Senior campers select an in-depth activity from at least six choices
  • Specific examples include Chopped Kitchen, Making Music Videos, Ceramic Tableware, Olympic Sports, and Model Rocket Engineering
  • New offerings designed each week by our creative specialist staff

Afternoon Electives

  • Senior campers choose 3 activities to do each afternoon for the entire week
  • 12-15 elective options each period, including Flag Football, Digital Video, Bookmaking, Lego Robotics, Wiffle Ball, Delicious Desserts, Jazzy Jewelry, Hip-Hop Dance and many more
  • New offerings designed each week by our creative specialist staff

Some electives are for Senior and Upper campers combined, while others are exclusively for Senior campers

2018 Session Dates & Tuition

Session Dates Tuition
Session 1 June 26 – July 7 (camp is closed Wednesday, July 4) $1350
Session 2 July 9 – July 20 $1500
Session 3 July 23 – August 3 $1500
Session 4 August 6 – August 17 (early dismissal on August 17) $1500

Includes daily lunch and snack

Discounts

Sibling and 8-Week Discounts available

Extended Day

Want more camp? You’ve got it. Our Extended Day programs are available to all Senior Campers for an additional fee. Enroll by the week or the day; whatever works best for you. For more info, click here.

7:30-8:30 am – Drop off your camper up to an hour earlier than the regular drop-off at 8:30 am.

4:00-6:00 pm – Extend your camper’s day as late as possible to give them full access to more activities.

Bus Transportation

Why not let someone else be the chauffeur? We’ll safely shuttle your camper to and from Beaver by bus. For more info, click here.