Our Philosophy

We Want to Partner With You

You know your child better than anyone. We understand the power of camp better than anyone. Together, amazing growth can happen as we create a mutual investment in your child’s future.

At Birchmont, we have five goals for our campers.

  1. To make new friends and develop stronger social skills.
  2. To gain or discover new athletic, artistic and outdoor living skills.
  3. To become more independent.
  4. To learn from positive adult role models.
  5. To have fun!

Our entire program is intentionally structured to promote these goals and deliver an impactful experience in the life of your child.

Living in a cabin with a group of peers fosters a sense of community, sharing, responsibility, and strong friendships. Cabin life also advances social skills as children learn to be part of a community and actively participate in the inherent give and take of such a setting.

Kids at Camp Birchmont

As a traditional summer camp, we offer an extremely varied program that allows our campers to improve current skills as well as discover new ones. We work diligently with every camper to make progress in all of these areas.

While new skills may be obvious, newfound independence can be more subtle. You will certainly notice an improved forehand on the tennis court, but once your child returns home we hope you will also see more confident decision making, more willingness to take on responsibilities, and more resiliency when solving a problem.

Lastly, camp is fun! Where else do you get to have an on-going sleepover with your best friends at a giant outdoor playground? Top that off by the fact that you’ll be supervised by cool, young role models that have the energy to play all day. What could be better? The positive effects of camp on a child’s development will serve them well for a lifetime!