For Summer 2016 Beam's program will sharpen its focus on skill-building, collaborative challenge, responsibility and mentorship while retaining a culture of community, exploration and supported risk-taking.
The centerpiece of the Beam Camp program. The third week of the session will be dedicated almost exclusively to the Project Challenge. Camper-led teams of campers will be challenged to execute phases of the Project autonomously. They will be supervised by the Project Staff, but it will be up to them to ask for specific guidance and support if they encounter roadblocks.
Beam Fundamentals NEW!
In the first two weeks of the session, each camper, tracked by age and experience, will participate in workshops based in key areas of making: Project & Building, Design & Prototyping, Electronics & Computing and Craft & Materials.
Independent Work NEW!
A daily Independent Work period gives campers the opportunity to develop self-directed projects supported and guided by staff; older campers have the opportunity to develop personal portfolios.
Community Work NEW!
In Community Work, campers learn and practice skills that power the delight we share at camp: cooking, agriculture, facility maintenance and event planning.
Each day, every camper has the opportunity to swim and take part in athletics and active play.
Basic Daily Schedule
7am Wake Up • 8am Breakfast • 10:30am Morning Snack • 12pm Lunch • 3:15pm Afternoon Snack • 6:30pm Dinner • 7:30pm After Dinner - Beam’s unique brand of evening entertainment! • 9pm Cabins
WEEK 1: BEAM FUNDAMENTALS
Daily Schedule includes: Two 90-minute Fundamentals periods, 90 minutes Project, 60 minutes Independent Work, 60 minutes Community Work, 60 minutes Swim & Sports, 60 minutes Free Time
WEEK 2: BEAM FUNDAMENTALS + DOMAINS
Daily Schedule includes: One 90-minute Fundamentals periods, 90 minutes Domains, 90 minutes Project, 90 minutes Independent Work, 60 minutes Community Work, 60 minutes Swim & Sports, 60 minutes Free Time
WEEK 3: PROJECT CHALLENGE + DOMAINS
Daily Schedule includes: Three 90-minute Project Periods, 90 minutes Domains, 90 minutes Independent Work, 30 minutes Community Work, 60 minutes Swim & Sports, 30 minutes Free Time