Brookwood’s summer camps run in four-day sessions, either Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday. There are eight sessions throughout the summer, with thefirst starting on May 28 and the last session ending on August 1. A full schedule of the camps, as well as registration information, can be found atbrookwoodschool.org. For more information, call226-8070.
This summer, Thomasville- area students will have the chance to have fun and build skills at a wide variety of summer camps offered at Brookwood School. Brookwood will offer a total of 17 Warrior Way camps over the course of eight summer sessions, with offerings in sports, academics, and the arts.
“The camps are open to anybody and everybody, whether they’re Brookwood students or not,” said Jeff Stanley, director of Summer Camps. “We have offerings for all ages from Junior Kindergarten to high school.”
The camps are even an attraction for students from outside of Thomas County “We’ve had students come up from Tallahassee, and I’ve had grandmothers contact me about their grandkids who are in town for the summer,” says Stanley Of course, Brookwood offers the full gamut of sports camps, including basketball, baseball, football, soccer, and cheer.
However, the camps “aren’t just for athletes,” according to Stanley: “We offer camps for all kinds of students, from computer enthusiasts to artists to future engineers.”
One of the most popular camps in recent years has been Mystery Road Trips, in which students visit a new, unknown destination in the Thomasville area every day Marsha Twilley, who leads the Mystery Road Trip camp alongside fellow Brookwood teacher Haylee Pope, says that the surprise is the best element of her camp.
“The kids don’t know where they are going,” Twilley says, “and it’s just a blast to watch their wonder and excitement as we head towards the day’s destination.”
As in many of the camps, the number of registrants for Mystery Road Trips is limited in order to maintain the quality of the experience for the students who attend.
“It’s important for us to keep the camp small,” Twilley says. “This allows for the adults to manage the amount of kids for safety purposes, and it’s also a small enough group so that kids really get to spend some time together and get to know each other.”
A new offering this year is the Coding camp, led by local web developer Lucas Ogden-Davis.
“Brookwood has done a great job of expanding their technology offerings in the past few years,” Ogden- Davis says, “and I’m excited to be a part of that by bringing computer science to the summer camps.”
Stanley believes that the school’s summer camps offer a unique benefit for students.
“Our teachers treat the kids with care and respect,” Stanley says, “and the kids get a chance to dive deeply into something, whether it’s a sport they already love or a new activity they want to try, while they’re not trying to juggle other classes and schoolyear responsibilities.”
Brookwood’s summer camps run in four-day sessions, either Mon- day-Thursday or Tuesday- Friday There are eight sessions throughout the summer, with the first starting on May 28 and the last session ending on August 1. A full schedule of the camps, as well as registration information, can be found at brookwoodschool. org. For more information, call 226-8070.