Summer Camp

Welcome to camp at The Bement School and Pine Hill, our 12-acre outdoor education center! Come join us for a wonderfully diverse summer camp experience in picturesque Historic Deerfield, where campers ages 4 to 15 will enjoy a balance of planned curriculum and a wide range of unique activities.

The camp day runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with optional lunch and extended hours available from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

David "Doc" Potter
Summer Program Director
The Bement School
tel: (413) 774-7061

Bement Camp complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local Board of Health.

Junior Camp

Junior Camp provides a safe, nurturing camp experience for our youngest campers (children ages 4, 5, and 6 years old, or children entering preschool, kindergarten, and first grade). Campers will enjoy thematic activities, including games, arts and crafts, and outdoor play, as well as daily swim lessons and even special field trips each session.

Adventure Camp

Children ages 7 to 12 live fun-filled days of group games, crafts, swimming, and field trips. We explore every inch of our 30-acre campus, including Pine Hill, while also partnering with Historic Deerfield to investigate the history of the area. Campers enjoy Bement's beautiful campus, which includes a swimming pool, spacious classrooms, beautiful fields, and a fun playground. Our staff of counselors includes professional teachers and college students focusing on the education profession.

During registration, campers have an opportunity to select their own adventures for each session. Here are some examples of the activities for 2017. The activity list for 2018 will be published soon.

CIT Program

Our Counselor in Training program gives young adults (13-15) experience working with children in Adventure and Junior Camps. Working with our director, head counselor, and experienced staff, they develop valuable job skills in different activities while still enjoying the fun of summer camp. At Bement, CITs build leadership skills and a sense of responsibility in a safe, fun environment. This opportunity is limited to five counselors-in-training per session.

Daily Schedule

8:45-9:00 Camp arrival on Old Main Street
9:00-9:15 Morning meeting in the grove
9:15-10:15 Activity 1
10:15-10:30 Recess
10:30-11:30 Activity 2
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:15 Recess
12:15-1:15 Group game and recess for older campers
1:15-2:15 Free swim for younger campers; Group activity for older campers
2:15-3:15 Group activity for younger campers; Free swim for older campers
3:15-3:30 Dismissal on Old Main Street

The camp day runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with optional lunch service and extended hours available from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.


Summer 2018 Tuition

Session 1: $450 ($300 for CITs)
Session 2: $450 ($300 for CITs)

2018 Session Dates

Session 1: July 9 - July 20
Session 2: July 23 - August 3

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