Upper Camp (Grades 3 – 4)

Ages: Children entering grades 3 and 4 in September 2024
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

One thing is for sure: Your child definitely has an emerging personality all their own. And, in Upper Camp, we do everything we can to make it shine. That’s why we continue to offer third and fourth graders the camaraderie and support found in a group setting, while also giving them more of the individualized choices that spark their curiosity. In the morning, your child will choose from three activities per period and participate in them with kids his or her own age. As afternoon rolls around, your child can pick from three different activities to focus on during the week. These “electives” give your child extra time to complete an art project, master a martial art move and become confident in a whole range of new and exciting skills.

Additional Information:

  • 1:10 counselor to camper ratio within each group
  • All-gender groups organized by grade
  • Activities led by trained, adult activity specialists
  • Daily Red Cross swim instruction
  • Weekly afternoon electives chosen each Monday morning
  • Daily lunch and snack provided by Beaver included in the cost of tuition


  • Swim Lessons – Daily Red Cross lessons are taught by certified lifeguards and swim instructors in our outdoor heated pools
  • Free Swim – Campers have the option of an additional 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, Beaver Olympics, Fourth of July festivities, and so much more.

Sample day at Upper Camp

Time Activity
8:30-8:55 Drop-off
9:10-10:00 Dance or Sports or Woodworking
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-11:00 Swim Lessons
11:15-12:00 Archery or Adventure Challenge or Music
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Upper Camp Meeting
1:00-1:45 Elective 1
1:55-2:40 Elective 2
2:50-3:45 Elective 3
3:45-4:00 Pick-up

Camper Choice: In each activity period other than Swim Lessons, individual campers have the choice between two different activities.

Afternoon Electives

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

Extended Day

Want more camp? You’ve got it. Our weekly Extended Day programs are available to all Upper 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 Thursday, 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