Day Camp 2018

For children of school age (614 years)

Directed by Molly Hess

Assisted by Sophia Bean and Shawn Williams

Two weeks: June 2529 and July 26 (Mondays through Fridays)

Day Camp Class of 2017

Mya, Siena, Greta,and Mila have fun in the branches.

Young ladies’ beauty treatment?

Horse care

Photos by Molly Hess

In 2018, Bearnstow will offer Day Camp for children of school age for one, two-week session, weekdays: June 2529 and July 26; 9:30 a.m.5:00 p.m. Early drop-off and late pickup may be individually arranged. Children should be sufficiently mature to participate in a full day of activities. During these two weeks of Day Camp we open registration to all past campers who wish to stay at camp with their children so that they may share the Bearnstow camping experience.

Swim gear, sturdy shoes, long and short pants, sweatshirts, and rain gear are strongly recommended; these items may be kept at camp. We supply towels, helmets (for riding), and some PFDs (personal flotation devices, life preservers). If the camper has a PFD, it would be good to bring it. The program varies daily, starts with chores (help with animals, cooking, simple maintenance) and includes swimming, horseback riding, campcraft, nature, the arts, and free play. For further information, contact Bearnstow Administration.

For Young People, 1518

Young people ages 15 to 18 are invited to attend adult workshop classes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. There are usually two classes each morning, each workshop having its own aesthetic (see workshop descriptions). Permission of the instructor is needed for admission. Fee is $150.00 for the five morning sessions. To apply, a letter detailing the student’s interest should be sent to Bearnstow Administration.

Molly Hess has directed Bearnstow Day Camp since 2011 and every summer looks forward to new adventures at camp. Molly is a Cam­bridge, Massachusettsbased dance artist, educator, and ad­ministrator who values process, collaboration, curiosity, and trans­parency in all her work. When she is not leading Day Camp, she teaches with Cam­bridge Performance Project, and Dance Place in Arlington, MA. She also is the Program and Educa­tion Director of Green Street Stu­dios. Molly has a B.A. in dance from St. Olaf College and a certificate in Brain-Compatible Dance education from Creative Dance Center. Molly is a member of Back Pocket Dancers, an intergenerational dance company, as well as an independent choreographer and performer.

Sophia Bean and Shawn Williams were day cam­pers for many years and now serve as senior counselors.

Fee for Day Camp:  Two weeks’ Day Camp, Mondays through Fridays, including lunch is $275. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place (which will be applied toward the total fee; the balance will be due upon arrival at Bearnstow).

Two ways to register:
  1. Download and print the 2018 Day Camp Registration Form (PDF) or the MS Word (doc) version. Send completed form with remittance to:

    Molly Hess
    159 Brookline Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    after June 16, 2018
    84 Bearnstow Road
    Mt. Vernon, ME 04352
    after June 16, 2018
  2. Register and pay by credit card on Bearnstow’s secure server. Go to form.

Write Bearnstow Administration with your address if you cannot download and print the form, and one will be sent to you.