Summer Day Camp at Bretton Woods

The Summer Day Camp is the most traditional camp at Bretton Woods. Day camp is for children ages 5-12 with a Counselor in Training (CIT) program for campers ages 13-15. Campers spend their days playing field games, doing arts and crafts projects, learning group songs and games, and swimming under the guidance of experienced staff. Each week will consist of a different theme that the games and crafts will be based on daily. For campers 9 and older, certain activities will be available for participation such as zip line, giant swing and Slip N Slide. Swim lessons are included in the cost of camp and a swim test is required for all campers each week in order to participate in free swim. Optional tennis, soccer, and golf lessons are available.




Dates, Sessions, and Themes for Summer 2020 

Camp hours are from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.




1 June 15-  June 19 Red Carpet
2 June 22- June 26 Medieval
3 June 29 - July 3 Disney/ Super Hero
4 July 6 - July 10 Wild Wild West
5 July 13 - July 17 Olympics
6 July 20 - July 24 Survival/ Animal
7 July 27 -July 31 Science
8 August 3 - Aug 7 Mystery
9 August 10 - Aug14 Carnival
  August 17- Aug 21 Amazing Race

Cost Per Week 

Member rate: $310

Non-Member rate: $410

What do I bring to camp?


Day Camp Schedule

9:45 am-11:00 am- Welcome to Camp

  • Introductions to counselors and campers in their small groups
  • Songs
  • Swim test on Mondays at 10:00 am
  • Swim lessons on Tuesdays-Fridays 9:45 am

11:15 am- 12:30 pm- Choice activities for the campers who are not in lessons including arts and crafts, sports and games, etc.

  • 11:15 am-11:45 am -Tennis and soccer lessons (Monday-Thursday)
  • 11:15 am-12:15 am- Archery (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • 11:15 am-12:15 am- Dance Class (2 times a week for sessions 1,4,7,10).
  • 11:15 am-12:30 pm- Theater Class (Sessions 2 & 3, 5 & 6, 8 & 9)
  • 11:30 am-12:30 pm -Golf Lessons (Tuesday and Thursday sessions 1,5, & 8)

12:30 pm-1:15 pm: Lunch

1:15 pm -3:00 pm- This time block will change depending on the day including all camp, small group, and choice activities.

3:00 pm- 3:50 pm- Free Swim. 

4:00 pm-4:30 pm- Snack, pick up, and getting campers on bus.

Additional Free Lessons 

Swim Lessons (All Ages and Abilities)

We take our swim safety very seriously at Camp Bretton Woods. Swim lessons are mandatory for all campers’ safety. On Monday mornings, the campers are required to take a swim test to determine their swim level and which areas of the pool they may access during free swim. The lifeguards determine the swim level of the camper and we abide by the decision of the lifeguards.

Each swim ability level is identified by a different colored bracelet. The campers will receive a wrist band at the end of the swim test. The wrist bands allow the lifeguards, counselors, and campers to know their swim level. As swimming skills progress, campers have the opportunity to be reevaluated at the beginning of each session.

For the rest of the week, Tuesday-Friday mornings, the campers take swim lessons for 30 minutes. The campers are organized into small groups by swim ability. During lessons and free swim, lifeguards and counselors are at posts around the pool scanning the water.  The three levels are Guppy, Otter and Dolphin.

Guppy: Non-swimmers and those who are evaluated at the beginner level. They stay in the mushroom area of our pool, which is 2 feet deep. (Pink wrist band)

Otter: Moderate swimmers have access to the full range of the pool and the slide. They may NOT use the diving boards and well. (Yellow wrist band)

Dolphin: Advanced swimmers can use the entirety of the swimming pool including the diving boards and well. (Blue wrist Band)

Archery Lessons (age 10 +)

Archery instructors are trained in archery, archery-specific safety, COMAR state regulations and safety standards. If you would like to sign your child up for archery, please fill out the “Archery Permission Form” under the forms section on the Parent Dashboard. Archery lessons occur one hour twice a session. If weather affects the normally scheduled archery time, rescheduling of lessons is based on instructor availability.

Dance Class

 During weeks 1,4,7,10, Day Camp will offer a hip-hop dance class. The class will be taught by a professionally trained dancer for 1 hour on two mornings a week.

Theater Class

The theater program will be a two week long commitment. The first week will commence with three classes. The second week will include two days with classes and one day performance for the Day Camp.

Weeks 2 &3: Performance end of week 3

Weeks 5 & 6: Performance end of week 6

Weeks 8 & 9: Performance end of week 9

Additional Lessons with a Cost 

Soccer Lessons

Lessons are given Monday- Thursday for 30 minutes a day on Weeks 1-10. Cleats are not necessary. The lessons are taught by Back of the Net Soccer Academy. Soccer balls are provided.

Tennis Lessons

Lessons are given Monday- Thursday for 30 minutes a day on Weeks 1-10. Campers can bring their own racket if they choose, please ensure it is clearly marked with their name. Rackets are provided for campers.

Golf Lessons

Lessons will be available when golf camp is not in session on Weeks 1,5,8, & 10. Lessons will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Learn the fundamentals of golf though game-based learning from PGA professionals in a fun environment to acquire a skill of a lifetime. All equipment will be provided.

If weather affects the lesson schedule, lessons can generally be made up on Friday. Closed toed shoes are required for all sport lessons.

Lesson Cost per Week

Member Price: $ 25 a week

Nonmember Price: $ 30 a week

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is there a lot of walking at Day Camp?

The amount of walking depends on the campers’ choice of activity such as sports lessons, archery, and where Day Camp activities will be located daily. The places we will mainly walk are the pool, top of the hill across the street from the pool, pavilion, and the soccer fields.

What is the Schedule of the Day?

Please read Day Camp Schedule above. Each day is different because we will base our weeks and activities on themes. A camper’s schedule depends on their personal choice to be involved in lessons, arts and crafts, sports and games. There will be all camp and small group activities in their assigned camper group.

What kinds of sports and games?

The kinds of sports include soccer, basketball, Newcomb volleyball, and other team games. Day Camp will not only focus on sports but also on games such as capture the flag, tag, relay races, scavenger hunt, team building, and outdoor education. We also have a creek on campus, mini golf and a playground. If a camper is 9 +, they will have the opportunity to be involved in a Slip N Slide, giant swing and zip line during the week.

What kinds of arts and crafts?

The arts and crafts will consist of structured crafts based on themes of the week. In addition, there will be periods of free draw and expression as well as occasional tie dye.