Category Archives: Nov 04

Tradition & Foresight

CAMP SNAPSHOT Pierce Camp Birchmont Wolfeboro, N.H. www.campbirchmont.com Sessions: Full Session ($7,800), First Session ($4,800), Second Session ($4,300) On the shores of Lake Wentworth, near the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, the Pierce family has operated Pierce Camp Birchmont for three generations. Related Article: All In The Family As a former athletic director, founder Forrester Pierce, Sr. began the program as a day camp in 1918 focusing on sports and fun. Now as a resident camp, director Greg … Continue reading

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All in the Family

The Pierce Family means business. Camp Birchmont is one of several entities owned and operated by the group. From the bus lines, to a golf club, and even a restaurant, Camp Birchmont Director Greg and his kinfolk have expanded exponentially since their grandfather started the first day camp in America in the early 1900s. Related Article: Tradition & Foresight Almost a century later, it is still in operation as a day camp and school under the name Pierce Country Day … Continue reading

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Speed Racer

Have your craft instructors ever planned a 45-minute craft project for a group of campers… and half the group exclaims, “I’m done!” after 15 minutes? In any craft program there are always a few speedy crafters who complete their project and look for something else to do. Unfortunately that something else usually means bugging another camper. Here are a few quick and easy ideas to keep your entire group occupied until craft time is over. If children finish their designated … Continue reading

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Sky High

CAMP SNAPSHOT Aspen Grove Family Camp and Conference Center Provo, Utah www.alumni.byu.edu/aspengrove Summer Sessions: 11, one-week sessions Price: Adult fee, $426; Teenagers, $362; 9-12 year olds, $286; 5-8 year olds, $262; 3-4 year olds, $230; 0-2 year olds, $154 Sitting at 7,000 feet in the Utah Wasatch Mountains is Aspen Grove Family Camp and Conference Center, a mountaintop haven used to strengthen and rejuvenate families by serving Brigham Young University alumni and friends. Only minutes from where Robert Redford founded … Continue reading

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