Senior Camp (Grades 5 – 8)

Ages: Campers entering grades 5 through 8 in September 2024
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our oldest campers get the most freedom to tailor their activities to their current interests. With the guidance of our skilled counselors, your camper can customize their entire day with optional morning swim clinic in our heated pools, an extended morning elective and the same series of afternoon electives they’ve enjoyed in previous summers. And to make Senior Camp even more fun, we take weekly field trips every Wednesday to kid-approved summer destinations like Canobie Lake Park, Apex Entertainment, and Water Wizz.

Additional Information:

  • 1:10 counselor-to-camper ratio
  • 90-minute morning extended electives
  • 3 weekly afternoon electives with dozens of options
  • Optional Red Cross swim instruction or Swim Clinic participation
  • Weekly field trips to different destinations historically including Southwick’s Zoo, Canobie Lake Park, and the New England Aquarium
  • Daily lunch and snack provided by Beaver included in the cost of tuition


  • Swim Clinic – Campers have the option to join weekly swim clinics to work on aquatic skills in our outdoor heated pools
  • Swim Lessons – Campers have the option to participate in daily Red Cross lessons taught by certified lifeguards and swim instructors in our outdoor heated pools
  • Free Swim – Campers have the option of a free swim each afternoon

Sports, Fitness & Games

  • Archery
  • BVR Fit (obstacle course and fitness challenges)
  • Field Sports (including soccer, flag football, capture the flag, and disc games)
  • Gaga
  • Gym Sports (including basketball and handball)
  • Street Hockey

Performing & Visual Arts

  • Art
  • Beads + Jewelry Making
  • Ceramics
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Storytellers
  • Textiles + Stitching
  • Woodworking

Adventure Challenge

  • Low Ropes Course
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Outdoor High Challenge Course

Even More Fun

  • Design Lab
  • Game Room
  • Nature
  • Playground
  • Science!

Special Events

Camp Carnival, Fourth of July festivities, The BVR Blitz, weekly competitions, dance parties, and so much more.

Sample day at Senior Camp

Time Activity
8:30-8:55 Drop-off
9:10-10:00 Swim lesson or camper choice activity
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-12:00 Extended Morning Elective
12:00-12:30 Senior Camp Meeting
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:45 Elective 1
1:55-2:40 Elective 2
2:50-3:45 Elective 3
3:45-4:00 Pick-up

Senior Camp Electives

Morning Extended Elective

  • Offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
  • Senior campers select an in-depth activity from at least six choices
  • Specific examples include Chopped Kitchen, Making Music Videos, Ceramic Tableware, Olympic Sports, and Model Rocket Engineering
  • New offerings designed each week by our creative specialists and Senior Camp staff

Afternoon Electives

  • Senior campers choose 3 activities to do each afternoon for the entire week
  • 12-15 elective options each period, including Flag Football, Digital Video, Bookmaking, Lego Robotics, Wiffle Ball, Delicious Desserts, Jazzy Jewelry, Hip-Hop Dance and many more
  • New offerings designed each week by our creative specialists and Senior Camp staff
  • Some electives are for Senior and Upper campers combined, while others are exclusively for Senior campers

Extended Day

Want more camp? You’ve got it. Our weekly Extended Day programs are available to all Senior Campers for an additional fee.  For more info, click here.

7:30-8:30 am – Drop off your camper up to an hour earlier than the regular drop-off at 8:30 am.

4:00-6:00 pm – Extend your camper’s day as late as possible to give them full access to more activities.

Bus Transportation

Why not let someone else be the driver? We’ll safely shuttle your camper to and from Beaver by bus. For more info, click here.

2024 Session Dates & Tuition

Session Dates Tuition
Session 1 June 24 – July 5 (camp is closed Tuesday, July 4) $1575
Session 2 July 8 – July 19 $1750
Session 3 July 22- August 2 $1750
Session 4 August 5 – August 16 (early dismissal on August 16) $1750

Includes daily lunch and snack


Sibling and 8-Week Discounts available