Day Camp 2017

For children of school age (614 years)

Directed by Molly Hess

Assisted by Lydia Merrick and Shawn Williams

Two weeks: June 2630; July 27, 2017 (Mondays through Fridays)

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

Young ladies’ beauty treatment?

Horse care

Photos by Molly Hess

Bearnstow offers Day Camp for children of school age for one, two-week session, weekdays: June 30July 4 and July 7July 11; 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 have some PFDs (personal safety 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 is a 2012 graduate of St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, with a BA in dance. She is from Simsbury, Connecticut, where she first started dancing. Since 2007 she has dedicated her summers to supporting children as a camp counselor and crea­tive arts activity leader. Her first sum­mer at Bearnstow was in 2011 as an in­tern and head of Day Camp. Molly has led various dance workshops at St. Olaf for students, the Northfield community, and at the Unitarian Universalist Fel­lowship of Northfield. At St. Olaf College she studied and performed mod­ern dance, ballet, and improvisation. She also studied West Afri­can dance at the University of Ghana, School of Performing Arts, dur­ing a semester abroad. Her hopes for the coming years are are to continue sharing dance with others.

Lydia Merrick and Shawn Williams were day campers for many years and now server as senior counselors.

Fee for Day Camp:  Two weeks’ Day Camp are Mondays through Fridays and include lunch: $275. To preregister, please download and print the 2017 Day Camp Registration Form (PDF). Send completed form with remittance to:

83 Sanford Place
Jersey City, NJ 07307
before June 12, 2017
84 Bearnstow Road
Mt. Vernon, ME 04352
after June 12, 2017

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