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. 

SUMMER CAMP PROMOTES

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  • The Young Child

    by providing a nurturing environment for campers ages 4-11. 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 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.
  • 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

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • What time is Drop-Off and Pick-Up?

    Morning Drop-Off begins at 9 am in front of the Chase Building. A counselor or specialist will meet each car and walk each camper to his/her/their assigned group. Afternoon Pick-up begins at 3:00 p.m. on Devon Road. A counselor or specialist will escort each camper to his/her/their car.
  • Are there Extended Day Options?

    Due to Public Health restrictions on mixing staff there will be no Exended Day options for Summer 2021. We plan to reinstate our Extended Day program in 2022.
  • Is transportation provided?

    Due to Public Health restrictions on transportation, we will not be able to offer bus transportation in Summer 2021. Our Camp is conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line and is also easily accessible from Route 9.
  • Is there a nurse available all day?

    Yes, we have a nurse on staff and on campus each day from 9 am – 3 pm. We will be hiring an additional nurse’s assistant for Summer 2021. 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.
  • 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?

    We ask that campers come to camp each day with a lunch, a morning snack, and a beverage. Please send your camper with a water bottle! Water stations are set up around camp, and staff will be encouraging your camper to hydrate throughout the day.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Can parents visit their children at camp?

    Due to Public Health restrictions on outside visitors and the need for physical distancing visitors will not be allowed on camp grounds in Summer 2021.
  • 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.
  • Is Financial Aid available?

    Not at this time.

Meet our Directors

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  • Photo of Cassandra Abodeely

    Cassandra Abodeely 

    Director of Summer & Auxiliary Programs
    Bio
  • Photo of Ashley Mosley

    Ashley Mosley 

    Director of Extended Day, Assistant Director of Summer Programs
    Bio

Tell Me More About Camp!

As an inclusive 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.