Overview & Schedule

The weekly Lower School day camp is a blend of summer fun, academic enrichment, artistic expression, and athletic enjoyment for students entering Grades 1 - 6. Please note, this year our Lower Camp will be held on our West Campus.

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily
$500 each week, $400 for the week of July 3-7
Lunch is included.

Classes are taught by a combination of dedicated and creative Brentwood School faculty and other outstanding professionals from the area. Group activities and games are led by trained young adult counselors from the Brentwood School community.

Programmed and Directed by Assistant Camp Director Jonathan Arriaran

2017 Lower Camp Schedule

Week 1: June 26 - 30 "Pajama Jam"

Period 1
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Period 2
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Period 3
12:15-1:15 p.m.
Beads and Beats (1-2)Mini-house Architecture (1-2)Artist Party (1-2)
Math=Fun (1-2)Book Club (1-2)DIY Extravaganza (1-3)
Take it to the Hoop (1-2)Glee Club (1-2)Scrapbooking (1-2)
Glee Club (3-6)Math=Fun (3-6)Board Game Mechanics (3-6)
Slimy Science (3-6)Running and Fitness (3-6)Let's Play Soccer (3-6)
Wonderful Watercolors (3-6)Scientific Snacks (3-6) Nighty Night Snacks (3-6)

Grade Level range indicated in parentheses. Read more about the activities here.

Week 2: July 3 - 7 "Happy Birthday, USA"

No need to sign up for elective options. In similar age groups, campers will rotate through these modules:

Card Marking
Do you want to brighten up someone's day? Do you like to design, write and decorate cards? In this class, we will be making cards for people who help us in our community and for other special occasions!

Is that sweet tooth getting to you? Try this class to learn how to make and appreciate different kinds of chocolate! You will leave each class with a new twist to the chocolate world a la Willy Wonka.

Court Games
Basketball, dodgeball, hockey -- get loose on the court with some friendly competition! There will be a focus on teamwork, skills, and creative approaches to several court games and sports.

Puzzled Confuzzeled
Students will develop their problem solving skills through fun riddles, brain teasers, games, and creative activities that will enhance their skills as mathematicians. This class provides an opportunity for students to delve into exciting math activities that may not fit in a classroom, but make math come alive!

Secrets and Mysteries
Ever want to leave someone that is top-secret? Unlock the ins and outs with hidden messages, illustrations, and puzzle for fun with friends and family!

Namaste, young yogis! Come learn the ancient art and healing powers of yoga in this energizing, enjoyable class. The yoga postures and flows in this class are designed specifically for kids—a complete Body-Mind-Spirit workout. Students will practice yoga and improve their strength, coordination, flexibility, and overall health.

Week 3: July 10 - 14 "World Wanderers"

No need to sign up for elective options. In similar age groups, campers will rotate through these modules:

Awesome Authors
Do you know all about something neat? Whether its airplanes, flowers, space, or anything in between, this is the class for you! You'll brainstorm, develop, and write your own all-about book on your favorite topic. We'll bring the pencils, and you bring the facts!

Globe Trotters
We will be going on an exciting journey around the globe, learning all about different cultures, foods, places of interest, and more. Through games, stories, and craft activities, we will be able to explore it all!

Origami: 2D to 3D
Origami means "paper folding" in Japanese. Learn the art of folding paper to change 2D to 3D! Make frogs that leap and life-size hats you can wear. The possibilities with origami to make 2D into 3D are endless!

Singing Signs
Learn a few basic signs and the alphabet in ASL and leave knowing how to sing a few phrases from a song or two in sign language and how to say or spell your name.

International Sports
Travel across the world as many of our athletes do! Visit new continents and explore their approach to sports and games, team building, and sportsmanship. You might even be able to bring a new game idea to your friends!

There’s No “I” in Team
Team-building activities are fun, constructive ways to help campers get to know each other, build trust, and learn to work together. Between the Human Knot, Pass the Hula-Hoop, Relay Races, and more, campers will have opportunities to serve as leaders, be role models, and demonstrate their incredible sportsmanship!

Week 4: July 17 - 21 "Movin' & Groovin'"

No need to sign up for elective options. In similar age groups, campers will rotate through these modules:

Artsy Craftsy
Grab your paintbrushes and other artistic mediums to create masterpiece crafts! Through the use of various techniques, campers will make crafty treasures to last a lifetime!

Dance 'til You Drop
Ever wanted to create your own dance routines? We will be learning to plan and execute our own dances based on traditional and contemporary dance theory.

Field Games
Freeze tag, spud, moving rock-paper-scissors are games that will never get old! Let’s get a fun group together to play these games and learn new field games that usually require very little supplies. Ready, set, go!

Frozen Treats
Hot summer days, cool refreshing treats. How much better can it get than to make something refreshingly cool when it's hot outside? Make and consume something cool!

Lego Creations
An introduction to architecture for kids! Using Legos as our building blocks, we will incorporate basic design principles to construct individual and group projects.

Living Puppets
There are infinite ways to create movable puppets. Inspired by animated short films and illustrated storybooks, build movable characters and environments out of a variety of materials. Create imaginative stories and bring your very own puppets to life!

Week 5: July 24 - 28 "Unplug Week"

Elective Period 1
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Elective Period 2
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Elective Period 3
12:15-1:15 p.m.
Card Making (1-2)Let's Play Soccer (1-2)Math Exploration (1-2)
Innovative Instruments (1-2)Yoga (1-2)Playful Poetry (1-2)
Tae Kwon Do (1)Tae Kwon Do (2-3)Printmaking (3-6)
DIY Extravaganza (3-6)Buddy Bracelets (3-6)Running and Fitness (3-6)
Take it to the Hoop (4-6)Photo Art (3-6)Slimy Science (3-6)
Yoga (3-6)Shadow World (3-6)Tae Kwon Do (4-6)

Grade Level range indicated in parentheses. Read more about the activities here.

Week 6: July 31 - Aug 4 "Camp Invention"

The 2017 Camp Invention program is themed "Launch" and was developed by some of our nation's most brilliant STEM minds including experienced educators, Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and members of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Launch will encourage your child to explore their inventiveness and problem-solving skills with experiences that will harness their curiosity, inspire creativity and evoke a sense of accomplishment! Click here to learn more.

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