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Camp Location: 212 Longview Ave, Hinsdale, Massachusetts, 01235, USA
Ages: 8 to 15 years old
Gender: Male and Female
Camp type:Overnight
Session dates: June 28-July 23, July 26-August 20
Cost (range): $1,000 - $2,000 a week
Contact Person: Sue Lein, Owner/Director
Phone: 1-800-782-3395
Mailing Address:
91 Minuteman Road
Ridgefield, Connecticut, 06877
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Camp's Description

Camp Emerson is NOT Your Ordinary Summer Camp!

We are the leaders in camp programming - Our camp offers over 40 activities and our campers are free to choose every aspect of their schedules!

Our areas include Art, Athletics, Theater, Waterfront, Wilderness, and our very own "Step Beyond" program. We pride ourselves in teaching everything from Archery to Waterskiing, from Forensic Science to Wheel Pottery.

We offer all of the traditional activities and a wide range of choices that are cutting edge and exciting. To keep it all interesting, we add new things each year!

Prior to camp, children and parents talk and send in ALL the activities they want to do, from our long list. We use this information to plan the summer and put together the bunks. Campers design their own schedules every 2 weeks.

On the first day of camp, there's an activity fair and campers talk to the instructors. Next, the bunk meets to plan their choices. On the 2nd day, the Director meets with each camper to determine his/her perfect schedule. Campers are encouraged to pursue their passions and try new things. They mix inside and outside activities so everyone is active.We also ensure that campers are with their bunkmates BUT not forced to do something they don’t want.

The results are that our campers are happy because they love their schedules they are motivated to participate so there's greater skill development children learn decision making and independence friendships blossom when kids participate with like-minded peers fun & memories to last a lifetime.

Our campers describe themselves as “nice, creative, smart and friendly” – “It’s easy to make friends here”. Every child wants to know that they will be accepted and find true friendship. We understand their feelings and work BEFORE and DURING camp to integrate them as a group We meet every child and family prior to camp. In doing so, children feel confident that an adult will be there for them. Parents are reassured by our experience and genuine interest in their child. The more we know about your child prior to camp, the better job we can do to help her/him succeed.

100 Staff for 200 campers – Superior staff is the key to our great camp. We hand-pick adults who are caring and dedicated. They have proven experience teaching and motivating children. Our large staff provides excellent supervision and attention to detail. 20% of us are parents. And everyone is focused on the campers' safety and self esteem.

170 acres in the Beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Easy access from New York, Boston and Philidelphia. New 10,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art dining hall and kitchen, heated pool, lake, manicured fields, newly renovated art center, dance and gymnastics studio, sports center, theater and many activity buildings.

We have over 40 year of success – The Lein family (Marv, Addie, Sue & Kevin) has owned and managed Camp Emerson since 1968. We love children and believe in the power of camping. We invite you to call for a home visit!
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