Summer at Far Brook

#SummerAsItShouldBe #Summer2022

Limited space available.
Registration is now open!

Summer at Far Brook offers participants high quality, meaningful experiences that are consistent with Far Brook School’s values, extending the school’s mission beyond the academic year. These values inspire participants to fuel their passions and awaken their curiosity by creating a supportive and caring camp community that cherishes love of learning, movement, creativity, diversity, and individuality.

Programming will include fun and engaging multidisciplinary day camp programs, sports instruction, outdoor exploration, leadership development for our oldest campers, and unique week-long Master Classes taught by highly credentialed and knowledgeable camp staff, including Far Brook faculty.

Camp Programs

Grades Nursery 3s – 8

School’s Out Stay & Play is offered exclusively to Far Brook families to provide fun, engaging activities prior to the launch of Summer at Far Brook. Over the course of the week, students will have time to explore art, science, music, sports, and games in a station-rotation type schedule. Students will also enjoy outdoor exploration, nature walks and free play each day. Snack is provided daily.

Grades Nursery 3s – 8

A Far Brook spin on the traditional day camp, participants will engage in fun, safe, educational and recreational programs, outdoor experiences and group activities. Activities will include art, science, outdoor exploration, movement, music, water activities, sports and games. All campers must be potty trained.

The fox is Far Brook’s mascot, so our day campers will be grouped by their fox ages: Kits, Cubs, and The Pack.

Kit Camp: Grades Nursery 3 – Kindergarten
Kit Camp is the perfect introduction to camp for our youngest campers experiencing camp for the first time or for those new to Summer at Far Brook. Campers will participate in fun and purposeful age-appropriate activities like art, science, water play, movement, music, games, nature walks, and free play on the playground and in the sandbox. Activities are led by knowledgeable and qualified Specialists and Counselors. A camp t-shirt and daily snack is included in weekly tuition. Campers are grouped by their rising grade level. Before camp begins, all campers MUST be toilet trained and have graduated from training underwear.
 
Cub Camp: Grades 1-4
Cub Camp is for aspiring and adventurous campers who will participate in fun, age-appropriate activities like art, science, outdoor exploration, water activities, sports instruction, archery, creative arts and games. Activities are led by knowledgeable and qualified Specialists and Counselors. A camp t-shirt and daily snack is included in weekly tuition. Campers are grouped by their rising grade level.
 
The Pack: Grades 5-8 
The Pack is for our oldest group of campers who have the opportunity to participate in morning activities that include sports, archery, creative arts, science, outdoor exploration, leadership development, teambuilding and more. Afternoon activities are club-style which give campers the opportunity to choose their own activities in order to further explore their interests. Clubs change weekly throughout the summer and may include activities such as jewelry making, sports, games, dance, art studio and other exciting options! Campers sign up for two clubs of their choice on a weekly basis and participate during the last two periods of each day. Weekly assemblies and spirit days also give campers an opportunity to showcase their creativity at campcamp t-shirt and daily snack is included in weekly tuition. Campers are grouped by their rising grade level.

Grades 1 – 9

Custom, week-long, Master Classes where participants become “subject matter experts” in the classes they choose. Participants will have opportunities to take a closer look at the content and go a mile deep in exploring and learning. Their finished project, production, program, or product will be showcased on Fridays!

Grades 1 – 9

Week-long sport-focused programs focusing on skill development, rules of the sport, and game play. We will offer Red Bulls

Soccer, SNAG Golf, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Basketball, and more.

Grades 9 – 10
Our Young Leaders program combines the fun of being a camper with strong preparation for early work experiences. The main focus of the program is for campers to be able to transition to camp staff. This program will encourage participants to gain responsibility, develop independence, realize the benefits of teamwork, and promote a willingness to try new things. They will participate in a daily seminar, apprentice with Lead Teachers, mentor our youngest campers, and participate in an activity of their choice.

Camp Details

June 13 – 16: School’s Out Stay ‘n Play (Far Brook families only)
June 20 – August 12: Summer at Far Brook (Open to all) – Day Camp, STEAM/Specialty Camp, Sport Clinics, Far Brook Young Leaders

  • Regular Camp Hours:
    Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    1/2 Day option for Nursery 3s: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Extended Hours:
    8:00 – 9:00 am and 3:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Camp will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
  • School’s Out Stay & Play (for Far Brook families only): $425
  • Day Camp: $525/week
  • STEAM Camp: $575/week
  • Single-Sport Clinics: $400-575/week, cost varies by program
  • Young Leaders Program: $950/2-week session
  • Extended Day: $15/hour

*week of July 4, the rate for STEAM/Specialty Camp is $525; Day Camp is $475

  • Camp registration fees ($50) are non-refundable.
  • Cancellations on or before May 31, 2022 will be refunded (minus the non-refundable $50 registration fee, per camper).
  • Cancellations on or after June 1, 2022 will receive a full credit for tuition paid (minus the non-refundable $50 registration fee, per camper) for unused weeks. Your credit is valid through summer 2023.
  • Summer at Far Brook fully intends on running in-person camp programs in Summer 2022. If camp is canceled due to COVID-19 mandates set forth by state or county officials, Summer at Far Brook will issue a full refund (including registration fee).
  • Two week minimum; non-consecutive weeks permitted.
  • T-shirt and daily snack included.
  • Optional lunch available for purchase through Simply Gourmet.
  • Flexible enrollment options available (2-weeks required, can be non-consecutive).

Featured Sport

July 25–29

For
Boys K–2
Girls K-2
Girls 6-8

Premier Partnership With

Swax Lax Lacrosse believes in a positive approach, led by coaches with experience playing at a highly competitive levels and a passion for the sport. Most importantly, their strength of character, patience, and sense of fun allows campers to relax and feel confident as they learn lacrosse.

Program Descriptions

Program offerings and schedules are subject to change before our online registration opens. Please note: campers can only sign up for one program per week.

Day Camp

Week 1: June 20-25
  • Theme: Space: Out of This World!
Week 2: June 28-July1
  • Theme: Earth Exploration!
Week 3: July 5-8
  • Theme: Puzzles, Patterns, and Problem-solving!
Week 4: July 11-15
  • Theme: Wilderness Adventures!
Week 5: July 18-22
  • Theme: Wonders of Water!
Week 6: July 25-29
  • Theme: Full STEAM Ahead!
Week 7: August 1-5
  • Theme: Color Your World!
Week 8: August 8-12
  • Theme: We Are Changemakers!

STEAM & Specialty

Week 1: June 20-25

Grades 1-3

Junior Space Explorers! ◊ Far Brook Faculty – Megan Gottlieb

Let’s explore the wonders of our universe! This week, we will explore how scientists study space and how astronauts travel into space from a variety of perspectives. We will learn about the International Space Station, life in space, recent NASA and SpaceX missions, the Hubble space telescope and other deep space probes, wild space weather, moon and Mars explorations, and so much more! Activities will include read-aloud stories, informative slides and graphics, drawing, building and sculpting, movement activities, video clips, games, and discussion. We will even work together to design our own original rockets, landers, probes, and outposts! Get ready to blast off on a summer adventure!

Fabulous Fiber Arts ◊ Far Brook Faculty

Explore hand-sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving, needle-felting and more by creating fun, one-of-a-kind fiber arts projects. Students are guided by patient and skilled instructors to embrace their imagination and harness their potential through creation. Fiber Arts meets each student where they are on their creative journey, whether they are first-time creators or returners. Campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

Grades 4-6

Simple Machines: Toy Factory ◊ LEGO Engineering

Ever had a great idea for a new toy? In this STEAM-focused, hands-on engineering workshop, campers will use design-thinking principles to create their own original toy out of LEGOs. The week concludes with a showcase of all the campers’ projects at the first-ever STEAM Camp Toy Expo.

Kids in the Kitchen ◊ Far Brook Faculty – Ke Kim

Let’s get cookin’ and explore some delicious summertime recipes! Cooking together is a great opportunity for collaboration and teamwork, creative thinking, patience, adaptation, and the importance of eating healthy, balanced, and (yes, yummy!) food.

 

Week 2: June 28-July1

Grades 1-3

Ooey Gooey Kablooey!Far Brook Faculty – Megan Gottlieb

Get ready to experiment, explore and maaaaaybe get a little messy as we turn common kitchen supplies into an interactive science laboratory! We will explore the scientific method, make predictions and observations, and investigate the properties of substances while having lots of fun. Students will get an introduction to some simple chemistry topics in terms that they can understand! Each day will feature several hands-on experiments or activities to reinforce the concept being taught. Join us as we explore classic favorites like slime, oobleck, volcanoes, elephant toothpaste, and so much more!

Grades 4-6

Junior Explorers: Bridges! ◊ Far Brook Faculty

Bridges have been built for thousands of years by people all around the world – they are built to cross otherwise uncrossable places, for defense, for beauty, and to connect people and places with each other! Let’s explore the many different types of bridges through hands-on experiments, virtual field trips, design process work and more! Come think like an engineer to tinker, test and build.

Art Adventure: Painting ◊ Far Brook Faculty – Rob Olazagasti

This class will introduce students to the history and evolution of painting. Students will take an artistic journey through various eras of painted works; from primitive cave paintings of Lascaux to the elaborate works of the Renaissance artists like Davinci and Raphael. Students will explore and practice different painting techniques in watercolor, tempera, and acrylic media. The course will focus on developing understanding and appreciation for the art of painting, at the same time encouraging students to develop their own styles and techniques.

Grades 7-9

Fantastic Fiber Arts ◊ Far Brook Faculty – Wendy Bassin

Students will be introduced to various fiber arts, including weaving, pom pom and tassel making and embroidery. Students will leave with an understanding of different techniques and finished pieces of their own creation.

Week 3: July 5-8

Grades 1-3

No STEAM or Specialty Programs for these Grades. Please join us for a fun-filled week in Cub Camp (Day Camp).

Grades 4-6

Art Studio: Classic Camp Crafts ◊ Far Brook Faculty – Ke Kim

Throw it back to creating some classic camp crafts with tye dye, beading, picture frames, friendship bracelets and more! Campers will be fully immersed in the world of classic crafts and choose from a variety of projects throughout the week. Campers are encouraged to make one to keep and one (or more) as prizes for the “STEAM Camp Carnival,” held at the end of the week.

Wetlands Wonderland ◊ Far Brook Faculty – Megan Gottlieb

Utilizing Far Brook’s beautiful certified Wetlands school habitat, we will take a close look at what makes this complex ecosystem thrive. We’ll spend the week outdoors together, testing the health of water and soil at different locations around campus, and then comparing our findings to similar tests completed in the wetlands. We will identify plant and animal species, make careful observations of species interactions, and connect science and artistic expression as we work as naturalists. Come experience the outdoors as a scientist – let’s enjoy some fresh air and sunshine to kick off your summer as we get outside and explore!

Week 4: July 11-15

Grades 1-3

Art Adventures: Painting ◊ Far Brook Faculty – Rob Olazagasti

This class will introduce students to the history and evolution of painting. Students will take an artistic journey through various eras of painted works; from primitive cave paintings of Lascaux to the elaborate works of the Renaissance artists like Davinci and Raphael. Students will explore and practice different painting techniques in watercolor, tempera, and acrylic media. The course will focus on developing understanding and appreciation for the art of painting, at the same time encouraging students to develop their own styles and techniques.

Spy Academy ◊ Powered by Mad Science

Mad Science Spy Academy camp will help you sharpen your special operative skills as you learn about the secret world of espionage. The key to being a great spy is your ability to use science to “sniff” out your suspects and uncover their secrets. Use your skills of listening, testing, and observation as we investigate fingerprints, handwriting and shoeprints to reveal the identity of our suspects. Learn how to use spy gear such as metal detectors, spy ears, and motion sensors, as well as how to communicate using code. Dissect debris for evidence and learn how to test the different chemicals found. Be ready to solve a crime by the end of the week!

Grades 4-6

K-Camp: A Korean Cultural Immersion! ◊ Ke Kim/ Karen Han

This week-long Specialty camp is designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to experience the amazing culture of Korea taught by two Korean-American Far Brook Teachers. Students will immerse themselves in Korean culture through language, food, games and history. Be exposed to simple conversation skills in Korean, prepare Korean cuisine, engage in traditional hands-on arts and crafts, play fun games, discover the exciting world of K-pop and so much more.

Junior Chemists ◊ Powered by Mad Science

In this awesome Mad Science program, we will take on the role of Jr. Chemist as we create and concoct with science! From super sticky stuff to the amazing dry ice-capades, each class will take you on a journey through hands-on and amazing science! Create crazy chemical reactions, that pop, fizz, and even experiments that glow in the dark! Piece by piece throughout our program you will get to put together your very own home lab, complete with beakers, test tubes, and all the tools of a great Mad Scientist! Don’t miss out CrazyChem Works!

Week 5: July 18-22

Grades 1-3

Chess and Strategy ◊ Diplomat Chess

Campers of all ages will love learning and playing chess with the experienced coaches from Diplomat Chess. Camp time is divided between interactive group lessons, practice games, and special activities like puzzle-solving competitions, tournaments, and bughouse. Lessons accommodate all levels and range from the basic rules to advanced tournament strategies and analysis of famous Grandmaster games. Campers will also enjoy plenty of outdoor time and movement breaks throughout the day.

STEAM Park Carnival ◊ LEGO Education

The carnival is in town! Campers will explore the performers, animals, and food at a carnival. Fun daily LEGO projects will help students develop skills and knowledge to complete their culminating, collaborative project: creating a show for visitors to see at the STEAM Park Carnival on the last day.

Grades 4-6

Fashionista Fiber Arts ◊ Far Brook Faculty – Wendy Bassin

Calling all fashionistas! Students will be introduced to various fiber arts, including weaving, pom pom and tassel making, and embroidery. Students will leave with an understanding of different techniques and finished pieces of their own creation, which they will display or wear in a Gallery Showcase at the end of the week.

Chess and Strategy ◊ Diplomat Chess

Campers of all ages will love learning and playing chess with the experienced coaches from Diplomat Chess. Camp time is divided between interactive group lessons, practice games, and special activities like puzzle-solving competitions, tournaments, and bughouse. Lessons accommodate all levels and range from the basic rules to advanced tournament strategies and analysis of famous Grandmaster games. Campers will also enjoy plenty of outdoor time and movement breaks throughout the day.

Grades 7-9

Creative Writing ◊ Far Brook Faculty – Mike Goldfarb

In this Master Class, campers will have the opportunity to hone their narrative writing skills in a fun, relaxed, and engaging environment. Campers will go through the writing process by brainstorming, drafting, editing, and publishing their own original story over the course of a memorable week. Finally, campers will be able to share their stories with families and friends with an end of week publishing party as well as take home a book of stories crafted by all campers in the Master Class.

Week 6: July 25-29

Grades 1-3

Adventure Camp: Eureka! ◊ Powered by Mad Science

Eureka! Inventing means curiosity, practicality, necessity, and imagining the future! Join us in our Eureka Camp as we step into outer space by launching self-built stomp rockets. Children will witness a volcanic eruption, and learn how magnets can help search for shipwrecks. They will work together to design and build bridges and boats to eventually escape an island and find their way home. Campers will even have the chance to launch projectiles with catapults and a large trebuchet!

Kids in the Kitchen ◊ Far Brook Faculty – Ke Kim

Let’s get cookin’ and explore some delicious summertime recipes! Cooking together is a great opportunity for collaboration and teamwork, creative thinking, patience, adaptation, and the importance of eating healthy, balanced, and (yes, yummy!) food.

Grades 4-6

Interior Design: Miniature Houses ◊ Far Brook Faculty – Wendy Bassin

Have you ever wanted to design your own house? Well now you can, in miniature. We will design and create all aspects of a space from walls and floors to furniture to wall art. We will use found and recycled materials, paint, decorative papers, fabric, clay, beads, 3D-printed decor, and more.

Red Hot Robotics and Wacky Watts ◊ Powered by Mad Science

Campers will learn about the uses of robots in our world and spend time creating their very own super cool robot to take home! Experiment with sound-sensing robots, line-tracking robots, amphibious robots, and even robots that can play soccer! Discover the science of circuits and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. We will also go on wacky adventures with electrifying science, learning about conductivity, magnets, and watts! 

Week 7: August 1-5

Grades 1-3

Sticky Science ◊ Powered by Mad Science

Ever wonder how many metal washer can stick to duck tape? No…well you should 🙂 Campers will explore the crazy properties of tape, glue, molasses, corn syrup and more and compete in the stickiest competition ever! Dive into the world of chemistry to create sticky concoctions and maybe even learn how to make an edible one – your very own cotton candy!

Mini Maestros ◊

Over the course of the week, campers will take common household and recyled materials to create their own musical instruments – like digeridoos, string things, drums, rattles, xylophones, or something entirely new out of their imagination! They will practice making music as an ensemble and end the week with a performance of the STEAM Camp Junior Jammers.

Grades 4-6

Orienteering/Geocaching! ◊ 

Orienteering is an exciting adventure sport that involves competitive navigation along a course, using a map and compass. Competitors find their way from checkpoint to checkpoint (called controls) in the shortest time possible. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on a unique, highly detailed Orienteering map while deciding the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. Test your navigation skills using a customized Far Brook School orienteering map developed by OrienteeringUSA Youth Mapping Program (YMP).

NASA: The Academy of Space Explorers ◊ Powered by Mad Science

Prepare to travel to the stars and beyond in this exciting program! Fasten your seat belts as we take a journey into outer space! Designed in an exclusive partnership with NASA and Mad Science, we will explore the cosmos, from stars, to planets to asteroids and comets. Campers will create star boxes, cosmic chronometers, comets, and even a rocket that they will take home. We’ll have an amazing rocket launch that will let their minds travel among the stars. Get ready to Blast Off!

Week 8: August 8-12

Grades 1-3

Junior Art Studio: Classic Camp Crafts ◊ 

Throw it back to creating some classic camp crafts with tye dye, beading, picture frames, friendship bracelets and more! Campers will be fully immersed in the world of classic crafts and choose from a variety of projects throughout the week.

Wetlands Wonderland ◊ 

Explore Far Brook’s very own Wetlands Habitat and learn how this ecosystem grows and provides homes for the critters who live there and learn about other habitats as well.  We’ll venture out in search of animal homes big and small and create animal homes of our very own.

Grades 4-6

Whiz, Bang, Boom- Let’s Build an Arcade! ◊ Far Brook Faculty – Chris Murphy

Our pinball wizards will be designing and building a fully functional arcade using upcycled materials and electronics. With guidance, campers will take their designs from game concept to playable arcade games using woodworking tools, LEDs, microcontrollers and more. Campers will collaborate, draw up plans and get to work prototyping to create fun and exciting games of skill and chance. The week will end with an Arcade open house for campers to enjoy.

Acting & Improv ◊

“Yes, and…” Campers will be immersed in the fun, unpredictable, and collaborative world of improvisation. Campers will hone their craft and take to the stage at the end of the week to present at “Improv on the Summer Stage.”

Grades 7-9

Orienteering/Geocaching! ◊ 

Orienteering is an exciting adventure sport that involves competitive navigation along a course, using a map and compass. Competitors find their way from checkpoint to checkpoint (called controls) in the shortest time possible. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on a unique, highly detailed Orienteering map while deciding the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. Test your navigation skills using a customized Far Brook School orienteering map developed by OrienteeringUSA Youth Mapping Program (YMP). 

Sport Clinics

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Week 2: Red Bulls Soccer

Grades N4-9

Red Bulls Soccer! ◊
June 28-July 1

The Red Bulls Soccer skills camp focuses on the introduction and mastery of ball skills in a fun learning environment. This is achieved through maximum ball contact, expert coaching, skills challenges and daily homework assignments. Through our camp structure and connection to the professional game, an environment is created that keeps players invested in their own development, long after the camp concludes. Each day focuses on a different topic, with structures activities and skills challenges included to keep the players motivated and focused. Includes a New York Red Bulls Adidas ball and T-shirt, certificate of achievement signed by Red Bulls first team, and complimentary ticket to a New York Red Bulls game. PLEASE NOTE: registration and payment for this week is completed through the Red Bulls website. You will not be charged by Summer at Far Brook, but your selection will be recorded. 

Click here to register in Red Bulls.

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Week 4: Golf

Grades 1-4

SNAG Golf ◊
July 11-15

Summer at Far Brook’s Golf Clinic is committed to teaching beginning junior golfers the fundamentals of the great game of golf. Proper grip and swing are the focus as campers learn to make solid contact with the ball and begin to develop a feel for the game. In small groups, campers receive highly individualized instruction as they work their way through the different aspects of the game. Basic rules and safety are also covered so that the campers develop the skills they need to take their game to the golf course. Summer at Far Brook utilizes SNAG® Golf products. SNAG is a proven player development program designed for new learners. The system builds strong fundamentals of putting, chipping, pitching and full swing to develop playing ability quickly and effectively. SNAG incorporates developmentally appropriate equipment and instruction.

Week 5: Flag Football

Grades 1-6

Flag Football ◊
July 18-22

Our Flag Football clinic provides campers with a fun and interactive program. Coaches encourage campers to try all positions while they learn the fundamentals of the sport, rotating through a variety of drill stations and skills challenges. Campers will also have a chance to test out their new skills in a daily scrimmage.

Week 6: Lacrosse

Separate Sessions:
Boys K-2
Girls K-2
Girls 6-8 

Lacrosse ◊
July 25-29

In a premiere partnership with SWAX LAX Lacrosse, our lacrosse camp provides players with a fun and interactive program to learn and improve their lacrosse skills (based on girls lacrosse), as well as sessions on health and nutrition for athletes.

Swax Lax Lacrosse believes in a positive approach, led by coaches with experience playing at a highly competitive levels and a passion for the sport. Most importantly, their strength of character, patience, and sense of fun allows campers to relax and feel confident as they learn lacrosse. Campers are responsible for their own equipment, including protective gear and lacrosse stick. More details to come.

Week 7: Basketball

Grades 1-5

Basketball ◊ Far Brook Faculty – Mike Goldfarb
August 1-5

Campers will be taught the basic techniques of shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, and defense. Not only will campers learn the fundamentals of basketball but will have fun as they learn. We follow USA Basketball Youth Guidelines ensuring that every camper is being taught the sport of basketball in the correct way.

Week 8: Summer Sports Sampler

Grades 1-9

Summer Sports Sampler ◊
August 8-12

Campers will have a blast with a sampler of high-energy summer favorites like Capture the Flag, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, and Volleyball. Each day will have instruction, skills & drills, and end with a friendly scimmage.

Young Leaders 

Session 1: July 11-15, July 18-22

Grades 9-10

Young Leaders ◊

Far Brook Young Leaders Program combines the fun of being a camper with strong preparation for early work experiences. The main focus of the program is for campers to be able to transition to camp staff. This program will encourage participants to gain responsibility, develop independence, realize the benefits of teamwork, and promote a willingness to try new things. They will participate in a daily seminar, hear from guests about leadership journeys, apprentice with Lead Teachers, mentor our youngest campers, and participate in an activity of their choice.

Session 2: July 25-29, August 1-5

Grades 9-10

Young Leaders ◊

Far Brook Young Leaders Program combines the fun of being a camper with strong preparation for early work experiences. The main focus of the program is for campers to be able to transition to camp staff. This program will encourage participants to gain responsibility, develop independence, realize the benefits of teamwork, and promote a willingness to try new things. They will participate in a daily seminar, hear from guests about leadership journeys, apprentice with Lead Teachers, mentor our youngest campers, and participate in an activity of their choice.

Melissa Williams
Director of Auxiliary Services
summer@farbrook.org
(973) 379-3442

Questions? Email or call Melissa.

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