Brant Lake Camp enjoys its own beautiful waterfront situated directly on Brant Lake, a six and a half mile crystal clear lake. Our 1200 feet of sandy beach shoreline is in a sheltered cove just perfect for all waterfront activities. (Please see our Sports Facilities section.)
Our waterfront is run by a Waterfront Director whose sole responsibility is the safe operation of all water activities that are run at the lake and the leadership of our full time Red Cross Certified lifeguard staff-- plus counselors who supplement our guarding.
The Waterfront Director primarily manages activity from the lifeguard tower and is the vigilant supervisor of the numerous "buddy checks" that are run every swim period. Supporting our Waterfront Director are our specialty heads for swimming instruction, water-skiing and small crafts.
All the girls in the Brant Lake Dance Camp will have the opportunity to get to the lake at least once a day for an activity of their choice. When it's extra hot, swim periods are often extended and early evening waterfront periods are also offered.
|Activities at the Lake Include:|
|Beach Vollyball||Water Basketball|
|beach and deck games, including ping pong||Snorkeling|
|Inner tubing and other water toys||Sand Castle building|
|Long-mileage lap swims||Barbecues and campfires|
Arts and Crafts
Our fully stocked Arts & Crafts facilities and exceptional teachers provide extensive opportunities for those looking to express their creative sides. Crafts, ceramics, drawing, painting and wood-shop and are all available, while some girls enjoy creating personalized clothing for skits, shows and events throughout the session.
|Silk Screening/T-Shirts||Variety of Crafts|
|Wood Working||Group Projects|
Professional tennis instruction is offered on a daily basis. Group, private and semi-private lessons are available on our all-weather Dance Camp court. Stroke and skill development are emphasized while there is also opportunity for both singles and double play.
Special Activities and Events
We have a variety of very special activities that help make for a most memorable summer. These include...
One of the nice things about being adjacent to the Brant Lake boys camp is the opportunity to organize co-ed socials several times during the week, for those who are interested. Whether it's a casual evening hanging out in the clubhouse, shooting baskets with the boys, barbeques, going to the movies or getting together for evening snacks, socials are a popular activity. Co-ed events are casual, supervised-- and fun!
Throughout the summer, we feel it is important for the girls to enjoy sitting out under the stars at a campfire, hearing stories, exchanging experiences and enjoying Smores and roasted marshmallows. Campfires are always a hit and create wonderful memories for all.
Fun, out-of-camp trips are planned each week as a change of pace to the daily program. Trips include a variety of outings and overnights. (See the Typical Day section).
On Sunday afternoons, we have special co-ed barbeques down at the lake which are a lot of fun. Hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, chips, cookies and soft drinks are always on-hand to make the sunsets extra special.
Towards the end of the Brant Lake Dance Camp, we plan to celebrate the close with a very special, more formal dinner for all the dance campers. The Head Counselors recap the highlights of the previous 4 ½ weeks and dance instructors, counselors and campers share their experiences.
Other Special Activities
Because of the size and quality of the facilities at Brant Lake we are able to provide a variety of sporting options in which girls can participate as an elective or in their own free time. The athletics program provides both instruction and games for those interested. Brant Lake Camp's wonderful boys' instructors and facilities also enrich and strengthen the program.
|Fitness (Offered daily)|