Summer Programs

Day Camp

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. 
    • Learn more about what makes Brimmer Summer Programs so special.

Meet our Directors

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  • Photo of Cassandra Abodeely

    Cassandra Abodeely 

    Director of Summer & Auxiliary Programs
  • Photo of Claire Harrison

    Claire Harrison 

    Assistant Director of Summer Programs, MS/US Administrative & Operations Manager, Admissions Associate

Day Camp FAQ

List of 9 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 - 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 a.m. on Middlesex Road. 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.
  • 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?

    Healthy, kid-favorite, stress free lunches will available this summer from Lunchbox Caterers.

    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. 

    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 4 or more weeks of camp. The discount is applied to the lowest priced tuition. Extended day is not included.

Summer Camp Promotes

List of 4 items.

  • 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 water fun to archery, and from gaga to field games.

Tell Me More About Camp!

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.