Summer Programs




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Welcome to The  Bement School Summer Programs! The Bement School offers summer programs for local and international students  from 4 to 15 years old. Located on our beautiful campus  in Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts, our programs give children the opportunity to enjoy the fun of a traditional day camp and to help create their own schedule by choosing from our wide range of unique activities


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

2017 Session Dates:

Session 1: June 26-July 7 (no camp on Tuesday, July 4)

Session 2: July 10- July 21

Session 3: July 24- August 4


Summer 2017 Tuition:

$400 for Session 1 ($270 for CiTs)

$450 for Sessions 2 and 3 ($300 for CiTs)


David "Doc" Potter 

Summer Program Director

The Bement School

(413) 774-7061



Our Programs


The Adventure Day Camp (for  ages 7 years to 12 years) offers fun-filled days of games, crafts,  and swimming, with activity choices that include Chinese, cooking, rocketry, sports, nature, arts and crafts, and swimming.


Outdoor Challenge Weeks are an exciting collaboration between Bement and Adventure In Adventure Out. This thrilling opportunity engages your spirit of adventure while encountering the special outdoor places of the Pioneer Valley.


The Counselor-in-Training program (for ages 13-15 years old) gives teenagers experience working with children and developing valuable job skills while still enjoying the fun of summer camp!


The 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 a special field trip each session.


The Bement School’s English Language and American Culture Summer Program (students ages 7-12 years) for international students balances English language learning with immersion in American culture. Please refer to the program page for more information on applications and tuition.


Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable $100.00 deposit is due per camper in order to secure your camper’s spot in day camp. If you need to change your dates for camp, rather than cancel, we will gladly try to accommodate your child if there is space available.
If you decide to cancel either before your desired session or during the session, please call Doc Potter, Director of Summer Programs, at 413-774-4209 or email at with this information as soon as possible. If the cancellation occurs more than 30 days before the start date, you will receive all money paid except for the $100.00 deposit. If the cancellation occurs 15-30 days before the session start date, a 50% refund will be issued minus the $100.00 deposit. We also understand that things may come up during sessions that would prevent your child from attending camp. If it is necessary to cancel two weeks prior to the start of your camper’s session or mid-session, no refund will be returned for any tuition already paid. Any tuition owed will be required if there is a cancellation during camp.

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.