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!
|7:30 AM||Early Bird Programs
Some campers get up early to participate in optional programs like Tennis Plus, gymnastics and team practices.
A bugle call plays over the PA to wake up camp, followed by announcements and morning music.
Campers and staff gather at the flagpole for morning announcements & flag raising.
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|
Pizza Bagels? Salad Bar? Grilled Cheese? Turkey Sandwich?
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|
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
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.
After singing the Alma Mater and collecting a bedtime snack, campers and counselors return to Cabin Row for the night.
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