Brooksfield Summer Camp is beautifully situated on five secluded acres inside the Washington DC beltway in McLean, VA. Brooksfield offers an eight week program which typically begins in the middle of June, for children ages three to ten years old. The camp curriculum has been developed to encompass a wide variety of activities suited to each age group’s maturity and interests. These activities revolve around pre-determined weekly themes designed to engage each camper and enrich their summer experience.
January 30th Update:
Registration for the 2017 Summer Camp is CLOSED!
Our program is an EIGHT week program beginning June 12, 2017 and ending on Friday, August 4, 2017. Camp is for children ages three to ten years old. The camp curriculum encompasses a wide variety of activities suited to each age group’s maturity and interests. These activities revolve around weekly themes. Activites can include: swimming, arts and crafts, cooking, field trips, field games, nature and gardening, science, tennis and more! Applicants may register for any combination of weeks. Tuition is based on a weekly rate, with a discount given for any 4 week enrollment or if you register for the full summer.
Afternoon Extended Day is offered to all Brooksfield Campers and will run Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 5:55pm. Activities will include: playground time, snack, arts and crafts and more! PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE WILL BE NO EXTENDED DAY ON AUGUST 5TH.
The Lambs (3 years) and Kangaroos (4 years) and Bears (5 years) groups will have swim lessons three times a week at Chesterbrook pool! They will also particpate in Teddy Tennis once a week.
Teddy Tennis will teach the essential tennis skills, enhance co-ordination, improve confidence & self-esteem, build essential communication skills and team work, lay the foundations for listening & learning and teach the concept of sportsmanship and fair play.
This year the Bears (5 years) will be going on field trips during weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8!
The Eagles (ages 6-10) campers have the privilege of venturing off-campus for Adventure Field Trips one day per week on Buster the Brooksfield Bus. These days are the favorites of campers and counselors alike. Typically, Eagles will depart at 9:00 am and will return by 2:30pm in the afternoon. Campers will be advised in advance of what they will need to take with them that particular week. Past adventures have included hiking, archery, canoeing, lake swimming, farm visits, nature programs, horseback riding and horsemanship, ropes courses, indoor rock climbing, and much more. We are looking forward to adding new and exciting adventures this summer!
Please note: A camp calendar of activites will be posted in May. Please check back soon!
We hope to see you this summer at Brooksfield!
Groups:Campers will be placed in one of the following groups (age by June 15th)
|Eagles||6 to 10 year olds|
|Bears||5 year olds|
|Kangaroos||4 year olds|
|Lambs||3 year olds|
Camp Hours and Rates:
Below are the 2016 Summer Camp Hours. Brooksfield camp offers Extended Day from 3:00 to 5:55pm. Extended Day activities will include: playground time, snack, arts and crafts and more!
|2016 Summer Camp Rates||Weekly||Any 4 Weeks||Full Summer|
|Half-day (3 year olds only)||8:20-12:00||315||1,155||2,310|
|Full-day ( 3 to 4 year olds)||8:20-3:00||415||1,505||3,010|
|Full-day (5 year olds)||8:30-3:00||450||1,625||3,250|
|Eagles (6 to 10 year olds)||8:20-3:00||475||1,710||3,420|
|Extended Day (All groups)||3:00-5:30||125|
Campers follow a daily activity schedule that has been set specifically for their group. Everyone should arrive dressed for their first activity of the day. Following morning activities, campers will then eat lunch (full day campers only). Lunch is followed by afternoon activities for the full day campers. Activities will vary depending on the day and the group and will be led by Specialists (staff hired to facilitate a specific subject or interest) or the Group Counselors. Some sample activities include: Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Field Games, Nature and Gardening, Music/Movement/Drama, Yoga, Science, Arts & Literature, Tennis, and Adventure Field Trips.
Friday mornings after the first activity of the day are designated “All Camp Event” times. On these days, all of the groups gather together to experience some extra camp fun! Some of these events in the past have been: puppet shows, interactive theatre performances, magic shows, live animal encounters, camp carnivals, camp Olympics, and camp talent shows.
Snack and Lunch:
Brooksfield Summer Camp provides morning snack for all campers. Should a camper have food allergies he/she must provide their own snack. Full-day campers should bring a lunch everyday. We recommend bringing an insulated lunch bag with ice packs. Please note that we are a NUT SAFE camp. Peanut butter sandwiches and similar nut products are not permitted. Thank you for helping keep Brooksfield campers safe! Children in the Kangaroos, Bears and Eagles groups will be asked to bring water bottles on Tennis Days.
Summer Camp Staff:
Our staff consists of responsible young men and women who are creative, energetic, patient, and kind. All full-time staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid. Most of our staff are currently enrolled in or have graduated from a four year college or university. Some staff members even attended Brooksfield School when they were kids! The minimum age for a Group Counselor is 18 years old. Junior Counselors are 15-17 years old. We also welcome future counselors, ages 12-14 years of age for our CIT (Counselor-In-Training) Program. Prospective staff and CIT candidates should contact the Camp Directors.
One thing we love about the Brooksfield camp is the effort that goes into creating a program that is fun and engaging for the kids. Most of all we love it for the counselors-everyone is friendly and seems genuinely happy to be there. It's a feel good sort-of-place!
My girls loved camp at Brooksfield! It's a unique program offering activities that will round out your child's summer while exposing them to new ideas and skills. It's a high caliber progam in a beautiful setting with pleasant, qualified, and kid-centric staff members. We couldn't recommend it more highly!
My kids were so excited to attend summer camp again this past summer! They both love the wonderful variety of activities including swimming, Teddy Tennis, waterplay, woodworking, yoga and the addition of organic gardening was a huge hit with both of my kids. The counselors just adore the kids and as a parent, I love that the counselors are made up of Brooksfield Alumni who return to camp year after year!