Camp Half Moon in the Berkshire Mountains since 1922, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

About Day Camp

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTORS

Our Half Moon Day Camp program offers a true summer camp experience.

Welcome to the Day Camp Program at Camp Half Moon. When I think of my own childhood camp experiences, I think of the friends I made and all the new things I learned. I learned how to have fun and be silly, I learned to problem solve and be independent, I learned that some days are good and some days are hard, I learned how to sail and ride horses, I learned how to swim and waterski. I learned how to negotiate friendships and I learned leadership skills. I learned the joy of sitting around a campfire and singing every camp song I could think of. I learned how to be a good friend and how to help others. These skills have stayed with me all these years and it is my dream to provide the same amazing experience for our Half Moon Campers. I hope we will see you camper at Half Moon summer after summer. We look forward to hearing from you. Please call or email with any questions you may have. We are here to help.

Ric Fritch and Gretchen Mann Fritch, Camp Directors

OUR LOCATION

Half Moon is located only 5 Miles from Great Barrington Center. Our beautiful campus sits on the shores of Lake Buel and includes a full waterfront, heated pool, skate park, playing fields, challenge course with zip line, creative and performing arts facilities, all set among beautiful towering pines.

DAY CAMP HOURS

Monday – Friday 8:30 to 4:30

Half Day available for Tigers and Pioneers Only 8:30 – 12:30

FOR OUR YOUNGER CAMPERS AGES 3-6

Our Pre-K Program for 3 - 4 yr olds has a staff to camper ratio of 1:3. This group, called the Tigers, offers both a full and half day option.

Our K-1 Program for campers entering Kindergarten and first grade has a staff to camper ratio of 1:4. This group, called the Pioneers, offers both a full and half Day option.

All Programs are Monday – Friday.

FOR OUR OLDER CAMPERS (Full Day Only)

Campers in grades 2 – 9 enjoy a full day program with a staff to camper ration of 1:5. Our older campers enjoy selecting their own activities on a weekly basis.

DAILY SWIM LESSONS

Under the watchful eye of our lifeguards, full-day campers, from Pre-K to 6th grade receive a daily swim lesson by certified and skillful instructors.

GETTING TO CAMP

Half Moon offers van transportation from most local towns and offers a 50% discount for the second or third child. Some families also opt to drive their children to and from camp.

OUR FACILITIES

Camp Half Moon sits on a beautiful lakeside campus only minutes from Great Barrington. Our facilities include a full waterfront, heated pool, sports courts and playing fields, pottery, crafts and performing arts facilities, skate park, ropes course, yoga & martial arts deck, gymnastics pavilions. Schedule a tour so we may show you our beautiful campus.

THE FOOD

A nutritious lunch is provided daily for all our campers. In addition to our main meal, options also include vegetarian, extensive salad bar, fresh fruit daily and homemade soups.

Morning and afternoon snack also provided for our Tigers and Pioneers.

THURSDAY CAMPFIRE AND SLEEPOVERS

Thursday nights are always special at Half Moon and include a weekly campfire and sleepover. This is included in the basic tuition and is loved by all our campers.

BREAKFAST CLUB & EXTENDED DAYS

Campers may join us for breakfast from 7:30am to 8:30am Monday - Friday

or enjoy a longer day of activities from 4:30 to 8:30 Monday – Wednesday.

OUR PROGRAM

Camp Half Moon provides a safe, fun environment where campers are encouraged to learn, laugh, make new friends and enjoy their summer. Instruction in all areas of activity is the foundation of our program. Our wide range of program offerings include Art & Crafts, Athletics and Team Sports, Theater and Improv, a full range of boating activities and Adventure/Wilderness activities. For our older campers, our elective program approach allows campers to choose from a wide variety of activities from Archery to Yoga and everything in between. Having the freedom to choose their own individual schedules and the flexibility to make changes weekly allows our campers to tailor their own summer camp experience. Our younger campers ages 3 to 6 enjoy diverse program of weekly activities including a daily swim lesson in our heated pool.

DAY TRIPS

Half Moon offers lots of fun trips from white water rafting and water parks to Six Flags.

THE BEST STAFF

Our Staff a very experienced and many are or are studying to be teachers, social workers and many are former campers.

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