At Camp Glen Brook, we make time for joyful play, engaging connection, and meaningful work in ways that inspire all of our participants to become better acquainted with their best selves. How do we do that?
Learning Through Doing
Every program we design is rooted in a deep understanding of child development based on Waldorf education principles. This informs what projects or activities we take on with different groups, and what are the best ways to have fun together!
Everybody Knows Your Name
Our small size means that our participants know everyone on staff, and all the staff know every camper, student, or gapper. In practice, this means that our participants have many mentors to choose from during their time here. Before programming starts, this means we tailor what we do to who we’ll do it with. In the office, it means real people make calls on phones—imagine!
Home-Made, Home-Grown Food
Community is formed around the table, and we’re all about community. That is why we integrate our farm into all of our programming—including the dining hall. We regularly hear that our food is “the best I’ve ever had!” It’s even tastier when you’ve had a hand at growing, harvesting, or preparing what it is you are about to eat.
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 our 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 is 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.