Summer Programs

Day Camp

Brimmer Summer provides a warm, creative environment for children to grow, learn, and laugh out loud. Designed specifically with the younger child in mind, our Day Camp 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. Campers return home at the end of the day not only with a sense of accomplishment but also "brimming" with songs, stories, and smiles. 

WE PROMOTE: 

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  • 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. We encourage children 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, and 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. We offer a variety of physical activities from aquatics to archery, and from gaga to field games. 

Day Camp FAQ

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  • 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 - 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 4:00 p.m. on Devon Road. A counselor or specialist will escort each camper to his/her car.
  • Is transportation provided?

    Brimmer Day Camp provides bus transportation from Boston and Brookline in the mornings for an additional fee. Please contact the Camp Office for more information. Our Camp is conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line and is also easily accessible from Route 9.
  • How is the staff selected?

    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.
  • Does my child need to be toilet trained?

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

    Brimmer 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, Smart Lunches.

    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 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.
  • Is there a nurse available all day?

    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. 
  • 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.

Meet our Directors

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  • Photo of Cassandra Abodeely

    Cassandra Abodeely 

    Director of Summer Camps and Auxiliary Programming
    Bio
  • Photo of Ashley Mosley

    Ashley Mosley 

    Director of Extended Day, Assistant Director of Summer Programs
    Bio