Digging Into Nature at Pine Hill

Digging into Nature is a specialized, nature-based program for students between the ages of 6 and 8. Each day, campers discover the wonders of nature at Bement's 12-acre outdoor education classroom, Pine Hill. Campers will explore our pond, campground, trails, and surrounding woodland. Participants learn how to build fires, identify trees, leaves, insects, rocks, and gain an appreciation of life in the great outdoors. On rainy days, students have access to Pine Hill's classroom space on site. Come join us and experience the wonders within the picturesque countryside of Deerfield!

The camp day runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Campers must have completed a kindergarten program in order to register.

Week 1 (June 15-19): $425
Week 2 (June 22-26): $425
Week 3 (August 3-7): $425

Please email Doc Potter, Director of Summer Programs, for registration forms:  summer@bement.org

For inquiries and questions, please email Jill Craig, Pine Hill Coordinator, at jcraig@bement.org

Daily Schedule

8:00am - Meet at Pine Hill (55 Old Ferry Road, Deerfield, MA)
8:30 - 12:00pm - Morning activities
12:00pm -12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm - 3:15pm - Afternoon activities
3:30pm - Pickup at Pine Hill


Summer 2020 Tuition

                                                    Week 1 (June 15-19): $425
                                                    Week 2 (June 22-26): $425
                                                    Week 3 (July 29 - August 3): $425


Bement’s Summer Programs Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable $100 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 dpotter@bement.org with this information as soon as possible. If cancellation occurs more than 30 days before 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.

Additional Information

Students should wear comfortable clothing, close-toed shoes, and bring a backpack that can be carried comfortably all day containing the following:

  • a change of socks
  • rain gear
  • hat
  • no less than 1 liter of water
  • sunscreen
  • a nut-free lunch and snack (afternoon snack will be provided)

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place: Pine Hill (dropoff and pickup at 55 Old Ferry Road)
Ages: 6-8

Digging Into Nature camp is limited to 12 students and will fill fast. Registration forms are now now done through Google forms - Please contact Doc Potter (summer @bement.org) for the online form. Please contact Jill Craig, Pine Hill Coordinator, (jcraig@bement.org) with any questions.





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

2020 Session Dates

Week 1: June 15-19
Week 2: June 22-26
Week 3: August 3-7

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