Welcome to Brimmer and May Summer Programs!

    • Camp 2015

The aim of Brimmer and May Summer Camp is to provide a warm, creative environment for children to grow, learn, and laugh out loud. Designed specifically with the younger child in mind, the Camp program inspires children to make new discoveries and try new things. Our campers receive individualized attention from counselors in small-group settings. A blend of creative arts and physical activities allows children to find a place to challenge themselves as well as a place to shine. The Camp staff hopes that campers return home at the end of the day not only with a sense of accomplishment but also "brimming" with songs, stories, and smiles. 

BRIMMER AND MAY SUMMER CAMP PROMOTES: 

The Young Child, by providing a nurturing environment for campers ages 3-10. Experienced, loving counselors encourage campers to take risks and to become more confident and self-assured. 

Small Groups, by limiting enrollment and maintaining a low 1:5 counselor-to-camper ratio. Children are encouraged to cooperate and share, both with each other and with their counselors. 

The Arts, by allowing each child to discover the artist within. Every camper has the opportunity to explore his or her creative potential through drama, dance, music, and visual arts. Works in progress are shared with the camp community during weekly assemblies. 

Physical Activity, by helping children to develop and hone balance, coordination, and motor skills. Camp offers a variety of physical activities from aquatics to archery, and from gaga to field games. 

Brimmer and May Summer Camp is Accredited by the American Camping Association. 

Brimmer and May Summer Camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105CMR 430) and be licensed by the Town of Newton Board of Health. 

Parent FAQ

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • Are there Extended Day Options?

    Yes, for pre-registered campers, Extended Day is available mornings from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. (Monday-Friday) and afternoons from 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday). Afternoon Extended Day is not available for Half-Day campers.
  • What time is Drop-Off and Pick-Up?

    Morning Drop-Off begins at 8:30 am in front of the Chase Building. A counselor or specialist will meet each car and walk each camper to his/her assigned group.

    Afternoon Pick-up begins at 4:15 p.m. on Devon Road. A counselor or specialist will escort each camper to his/her car.
  • Is transportation provided?

    Brimmer and May does not provide transportation to or from camp. However, the camp is conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line and is also easily accessible from Route 9.
  • How is the staff selected?

    All Brimmer and May Summer Camp staff must go through an extensive application and screening process that includes a written application, a personal interview, three references, and checks with both the Criminal Offender Registry and the Sex Offender Registry. All staff also complete a thorough training prior to camp, including: rules and regulations, safety, emergency action plans, first aid, strategies for working with children, diversity, and customer service.
  • Does my child need to be toilet trained to attend camp?

    Yes, all campers must be toilet trained before the summer begins.
  • Do you provide lunch and snack?

    Brimmer and May Summer Camp provides an afternoon snack for our full-day program. We ask that campers come to camp each day with a lunch, a morning snack, and a beverage. Lunch and snack can be ordered through our lunch service, SmartLunches. For more information click here.

    A water bottle is highly encouraged so that campers can easily stay hydrated! Water stations are set up around camp.
  • Is the camp peanut-free?

    Brimmer and May Summer Camp is a Nut Safe camp. As a result of the growing number of campers with severe peanut/tree nut allergies, we are asking all camp families and staff to refrain from bringing peanut/tree nut products to camp. All camp staff have been trained in food allergies and advised of any food restrictions in their group. Counselors are present while campers are eating and no food may be shared during lunch.
  • Is there a nurse available all day?

    Yes, a registered nurse is available everyday from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and another is on call when necessary. The nurse handles all minor health-care needs (cuts, scrapes, stomach aches, etc.) and dispenses medication. The nurse is available during camp hours to answer any questions or concerns about the camp.
  • Is Financial Aid available?

    Not at this time.
  • Do you offer sibling discounts?

    Yes, a 5% sibling discount is offered to families registering more than one camper for six or more weeks of camp. The discount is applied to the lowest priced tuition. Extended day is not included.
  • Can parents visit their children at camp?

    Parents may visit and "peek in" on their children at activities but much call camp to set up an appointment prior ro coming to campus. All parents must receive a visitor's badge from the camp office.

    Parents of campers in our Full-Day program are also invited to attend camper assemblies the last Friday of each session (first Friday of the last session). The assemblies are a chance for campers to show off what they have been working so hard on during the session.
69 Middlesex Road   •   Chestnut Hill, MA 02467   •   617-278-2350   •   camp@brimmer.org