Beilef and mission
Glen Brook’s mission is to nurture a sense of personal responsibility for the world around us – our personal living spaces, our towns and cities, and the natural environment as a whole. At the core of all our activities is a belief in the inherent need in the human spirit to connect with one another and the natural world through work and play; to work creatively for both artistic pleasure and to solve problems of social importance; and to project a sense of compassion and responsibility toward all living things.
Glen Brook’s diverse programs encourage this mission in numerous ways:
through arts and music; through outdoor adventure and exploration; and through the daily care of a small farm in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. Our programs strive for the care of our resources in ways both large and small: the health of our forests, fields, and waters are as important as the orderliness of our broom closets; the respect we afford one another is as vital as the wholesomeness of the food we eat. In all that we do, we aim to leave the world a little better than the way we found it.
"Glen Brook should be a place of archetypal experiences, giving every student a truer glimpse of what he or she is living for. There must be a quietness where students come to the realization of themselves and where they can find intuitions of their destiny."
Camp Glen Brook is a gem. We have been weaving Waldorf education together with traditional New England camping since 1946, creating an on-going community that values creativity, compassion and stewardship.
This is a place where childern and adults can step out of the busyness of their everyday schedules and settle into the rhythms and joys of nature. It is a place to be refreshed by the clear mountain air and cool lake water. A place to play in verdant meadows, hike along magical forest paths or simply sit on the hill and gaze upon the majesty of Mount Monadnock. A place to sing around the campfire with new and old friends under the bright evening stars. Camp Glen Brook is a place where your body, mind and spirit can be renewed.
Camp Programs & Activities
Camp Glen Brook runs a coed Waldorf-based summer camp for children between the ages of 8 and 16. The camp is open to the public. Our summer camp consists of two three-week sessions for all ages. In addition, we have 7, 10 and 14 day sessions for our youngest campers (3rd and 4th graders).
Summer camp (for campers completing 9th & 10th grade) includes outdoor exploration and games; music programs; woodshop and numerous sports. Campers live in groups of 6-8 with counselors in one of the farmhouses or a cabin. All quarters have bathrooms with hot showers.
The Falcon Program (ages 15 to 16) trains young people in self-reliance and leadership skills through a combination of stewardship activities and a wilderness trip program.
Summer Camp Activities Include:
- 游泳 Swimming
- 射箭 Archery
- 独木舟 Canoeing
- 手工创作 Arts and Crafts
- 森林活动 Woodshop
- 游戏与体育项目 Games & Sports
- 绳索课程 Ropes Course
- 徒步旅行 Hiking
- 露营 Sleepouts
- 背包整理 Backpacking
- 农场体验 Farming
- 篝火晚会 Firebuilding
- 爬树 Tree Climbing
冬令营 Winter Camp (overnight):
program for 3rd through 8th graders. The week will be patterned after our summer program with two morning and afternoon activity blocks. We will skate on the pond, sled down the hill, cross-country ski, build snow forts, bake and cook, and care for the farm animals. In the evenings we will gaze at the stars and gather before the wood stove in the living room for quiet activities, including singing, skits, and games.
Winter Camp Activities Include:
越野滑雪Cross Country Skiing
马拉雪橇Horse Sleigh Rides
冰淇淋制作Churning Ice Cream
表演和戏剧Skits and Plays
It is all for LOVE.