Brant Lake Camp has always had a progressive, dynamic and flexible approach to its daily program. Importantly, it’s designed to be age-appropriate with ‘fun’ as a core component in almost everything we do.
Importantly, BLC is a family of about 350 boys who get to enjoy many traditional, all-camp activities on a weekly basis throughout the summer including our Friday night BBQ’s, our weekly Talent shows, Olympics, the highly popular Song contest, cheering together for our big varsity as well as counselor games, weekly Division shows, among others. And of course, there’s Green and Gray, Lazy Morning, Banquet and Awards night. However, we most often break down into our Mini-Camps for our regular, daily program which is a key component to camp life.
The three Mini-Camp system and program, as well as our facilities, revolve around the age and maturity of the campers in their respective groups. We do not operate under a “one size” fits all approach. For example, our younger boys get up and go to bed earlier, have shorter activity periods, receive mandatory instruction in the core sports of baseball, basketball, soccer and tennis— plus swimming and small crafts instruction. They also play on fields and courts sized to their age and skill. Other activities such as lacrosse, roller hockey, archery, arts and crafts, frisbee golf, nature hikes, climbing wall and many more, are part of our Hobbies program. Hobbies are offered daily and activites are chosen by each camper. Trips out of camp are also part of the weekly program.
As boys become older and more mature, we believe that their program should change accordingly. This involves running longer periods, more choice of instructional sports as well as activities, more more intra as well as inter camp competitive sports—including tournaments involving other camps as well as more out-of-camp trips and socials.
It’s also important to note that unlike some camps, most activities, games, instruction, meals, etc., are not organized by bunk as our goal is to maximize interaction among all our campers.