A Day In The LifeA Day In The Life

The morning begins with Reveille at 8 a.m (9 a.m. on Sundays!). We raise the flag and eat breakfast together, then head back to Cabin Row to clean up our bunks. A morning is filled with an age group assembly and two morning activities. After lunch, we take a break for Rest Hour to recharge for the afternoon. Three more hours of play and instruction follow in the afternoon and by 5:15 p.m. we’re all ready to freshen up! After dinner we enjoy free play, evening activity and snack before its time for bed!

Below is a sample schedule

Time Activity
7:30 AM Early Bird Programs
Some campers get up early to participate in optional programs like Tennis Plus, gymnastics and team practices.
8:00 AM Reveille
A bugle call plays over the PA to wake up camp, followed by announcements and morning music.
8:25 AM Lineup
Campers and staff gather at the flagpole for morning announcements & flag raising.
8:35 AM Breakfast
French toast? Hot oatmeal? Fresh berries? Bagels and lox?
9:10 AM Clean Up
Campers & staff return to cabins to tidy up for inspection.
9:40 AM Age Group Assembly
Group leaders gather campers & staff for announcements and to review the day ahead. Any schedule changes/additions will be announced at this time.
10:00 AM Period One: Tennis
11:05 AM Period Two: Arts and Crafts
12:10 PM Lunch
Pizza Bagels? Salad Bar? Grilled Cheese? Turkey Sandwich?
Rest Hour
Campers & staff return to cabins for a little R&R; group leaders deliver the day’s mail.
1:45 PM Junior Group Assembly
Junior group leaders, campers & staff meet for further announcements.
2:00 PM Period Three: Athletics
3:05 PM Period Four: Swim Instruction
4:00 PM Snack!
Campers & staff line up at the Dining Hall for a snack break.
4:20 PM Period Five
Depending on the day, Junior Campers will go to their specific activities or Hobby Hour. Senior campers have regular scheduled activities.
5:15 PM Shower Hour
Campers & staff return to the cabins to shower for dinner.
6:05 PM Line Up
Announcements are made and the flag is lowered
6:15 PM Dinner
Grilled Chicken? Fajitas? Brisket on Friday night? Salad Bar?
6:50 PM Campus Time
Campers have free time to play, write letters and relax all around camp. Staff members are at all open program areas to provide supervision.
7:30 PM Evening Activity
Anything from an age group play to an all camp campfire or special event.
9:00 PM Snack
After singing the Alma Mater and collecting a bedtime snack, campers and counselors return to Cabin Row for the night.
9:15 PM Taps
Junior Campers go straight to bed at the Taps Bugle, while older Senior Camp girls take some time to relax and settle down before calling it a night.
"I learned so much from this in ways I can’t even begin to explain. I love my girls and I love Camp Bryn Mawr. I now have more patience and understanding for children, for others and especially my parents. I thought my own flower had already bloomed, but I think this job proved to me that it can always open up more!"
~ Courtney B., Jacksonville, IL