Are you looking for a warm, creative environment for children to grow, learn, and laugh out loud? Look no further - Brimmer Summer, located near Boston in Newton, MA, is designed specifically with the younger child in mind. Our Day Camp inspires children to make new discoveries and try new things indoors and outdoors. 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. Campers return home at the end of the day not only with a sense of accomplishment but also "brimming" with songs, stories, and smiles.
Cassie’s passion for education, youth development, and social justice took root in the late 1990’s while working in post-apartheid South Africa. Building upon her experience in RSA, she spent the next decade in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office fighting narcotics, gun, and human trafficking as an Assistant District Attorney.
Transitioning to education, she brings her experience to bear in several roles: as a member of the Administrative Team, Director of Summer and After School programs, and teaching Criminal Law in the Upper School. She delights in introducing students to the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights (especially the 4th Amendment!) and helping them find their voices as ethical and engaged citizens.
She is a graduate of Amherst College and Fordham Law School and studied at the University of Edinburgh. She sits on the governing board of the Massachusetts Camping Association, and is a member of the American Camping Association and the Greater Boston Camp Directors’ Network.
Assistant Director of Summer Programs & Extended Day Director
Claire joined the Brimmer community in June 2022 as the Director of Extended Day and Assistant Camp Director. She hails from the great state of Rhode Island, where she attended the Wheeler School and received her Bachelor’s in Sociology from Brown University.
She has worked in after-school programming since 2014 and summer camps since 2018. As someone who was always at school until 5:30pm since the age of 3, she firmly believes that the afternoons should be just as fun and educational as the rest of the day. Her favorite things to do outside of school are to go shopping, traveling to new places, and attending sporting events.
At this time we are not requiring vaccinations as a prerequisite for attending Brimmer Summer Camp. We will continue to work with Brimmer’s COVID Response Team to ensure that Brimmer remains a safe and healthy place for all, and will keep families updated about COVID related policies and requirements (including masking and distancing requirements).
Yes, for pre-registered campers, Extended Day is available mornings from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. (Monday-Friday) and afternoons from 4 - 5:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday). Afternoon Extended Day is not available for Half-Day campers.
All Brimmer Summer 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.
Brimmer Camp is Nut Safe. 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.
Yes, we have a nurse on staff and on campus each day from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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.
Prior to registering, feel free to call the Summer Camp Office to discuss your child's specific needs, any concerns you may have, and to find out if our camp is an appropriate placement.
Yes, a 5% sibling discount is offered to families registering more than one camper for 4 or more weeks of camp. The discount is applied to the lowest priced tuition. Extended day is not included.
Healthy, kid-favorite, stress free lunches from Red Apple Lunch by Eva's Little Kitchen will available this summer! Each week there will be a new menu to order from. Ordering will open Mondays at 10am for the following week and close Friday at midnight. Lunches will be available beginning June 20 (and not available July 3 - 7). Summer 2023 menus will be available after May 1. Email email@example.com for any inquiries or questions.
by limiting enrollment and maintaining a low 1:5 or 1:8 counselor-to-camper ratio depending on the child’s age. We encourage children to cooperate and share, both with each other and with their counselors.
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, and works in progress are shared with the camp community during weekly assemblies.
As an inclusive private school community, Brimmer welcomes students who will increase the diversity of our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions practices, financial aid decisions, and athletic and other school-administered programs.