Rooted in deep traditions and experiential programs, Far Brook School’s summer camp aims to provide students with a truly meaningful experience that reflects the school’s educational approach—hands-on, inquiry driven; intentionally diverse, small community; arts-infused and STEAM powered; and grounded in nature.
Since 1948, Far Brook’s progressive approach has provided a unique combination of essential inquiry-based learning that’s intrinsically connected with high academic standards. “These values inspire campers 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,” says Director of Auxiliary Services Melissa Williams.
Camp is held on Far Brook’s beautiful wooded, nine-acre campus that’s more akin to a small village than a school. Facilities include an indoor climbing wall, multi-purpose spaces, music and arts building, walking path and nature trail.
Sessions are spread over nine weeks for preschoolers through tenth graders; open enrollment begins in early February. Options include a traditional day camp and weeklong “Master Classes” taught by Far Brook faculty. There are also week-long athletic programs focusing on skill development, rules of the sport and game play. Lunch is available for purchase and the camp also offers morning and afternoon extended hours.
“Parents have told us that they love our campus, facilities and highly-credentialed staff, but most importantly that our program combines play with thinking—and that there’s something for every one of their children at our camp,” Williams says.
52 Great Hills Rd., Short Hills