An adventure trip program, the Journeys program takes children off campus to discover the wonders of our region. Each week, trips are scheduled around a theme. Our 2017 theme is Summer Fun and trips will include Canobie Lake Park, Kimball Farms, Treetop Adventure Park, LazerCraze, and beach trips with activities like sea kayaking, rock climbing, bowling, and more!
July 24 to August 18, 2017
Activities for children entering grades 5 to 9 (ages 10.5 and up)
Journeys C1: July 24 to 28; Journeys C2: July 21 to August 4; Journeys D1: August 7 to 11; Journeys D2: August 14 to 18
Drop-off: 8:45 to 9 a.m.
Pick-up: 3:45 p.m.
Drop-off: 7:45 a.m.
Pick-up: 5:30 p.m.
August 21 to September 1, 2017
Activities for children entering grades 2 to 9 (ages 7 and up)
Post-camp Journeys 1: August 21 to 25; Post-camp Journeys 2: August 28 to September 1
Drop-off: 8:30 to 9 a.m.
Pick-up: 3:30 p.m.
Pick-up: 5:30 p.m.
Is Journeys right for your child?
Successful participants in our Journeys program are children, ages ten to fourteen, who want to actively participate in the scheduled Journeys activities including, but not limited to: swimming, sailing, climbing, running, walking, canoeing, riding amusement park rides, and playing sports. Journeys provides an opportunity for children to gain independence and try new things. Participants must be cleared by their health care provider to participate.
Children enrolled in Journeys arrive at Belmont Day each morning, congregate in the gym, and then leave camp on a bus for their daily trip. The group usually returns to in time for an afternoon swim in the pool before heading home. The daily calendar for Journeys 2017 is available.
The structure of the day depends on the scheduled trip and is determined by the Journeys coordinator in conjunction with the Journeys staff, camp director, and associate director, and, if applicable, the staff at the site they are visiting. There may be circumstances where children are not directly supervised while on trips with Journeys. In these situations, children are assigned to a group of their peers and asked to check-in at certain intervals with a staff member in a designated location. Asking children to be responsible for themselves and accountable to others are two skills we teach in Journeys.
Journeys campers must participate in the entire week of the program. We do not provide on-site alternative programming for children who cannot or do not wish to participate in one of the scheduled activities. If you need to schedule an appointment during the time that your child is enrolled in Journeys, please do so before 9 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m. Otherwise, you will need to keep your child home from camp for the entire day.
Since Journeys campers will spend time on a bus each day, children may bring with them things to do during travel, including electronics, if they wish. Anything that children bring with them is only for use on the bus and is not the responsibility of Belmont Day School or its staff.
If your child is interested in our program but you anticipate s/he will need assistance in participating fully, please contact the director to determine if Belmont Day is the right fit and, if so, how to make your child’s experience successful.