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Preparing For Camp

What to Bring

  • Campers should wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and footwear for participation in camp activities. As temperatures in the summer tend to be on the hotter side, please ensure that campers are wearing and bringing sunscreen to camp. Other forms of sun protection such as hats and/or clothing that cover the skin are also recommended.

  • Bring a reusable water bottle so that campers can stay hydrated at all times.

  • Campers should bring healthy lunches that do not require refrigeration or need to be heated up.  Cold/ice packs work great in helping lunches stay fresh.

  • There will be designated snack times for campers.  Depending on how hungry your camper(s) tend to be, please pack an ample amount of snacks.

  • Please bring a backpack or a bag with a zipper or snap closure. Please label your camper’s clothing and belongings with your family name.


  • Bentley’s professional food service will be offering an option for lunch entree purchase for $8.00/day

  • Elementary Academy campers will have can choose from the following: sunbutter and jelly sandwich, cheese sandwich, turkey and cheese sandwich, or a bean, rice, and cheese burrito. Included with each meal is a pint carton of 2% milk and a piece of an organic fruit or a madeleine cookie.

  • Middle School and Upper School campers can choose from the following sandwiches: mozzarella, turkey, ham or chicken; salads: Caesar, garden, or greek with the option of a side protein of chicken or egg, or a chicken of vegetarian burrito. With the exception of travel campers

  • Families can register and select their lunch choices during the registration process.

  • If you decide to bring lunch from home, campers should bring healthy lunches that do not require refrigeration or need to be heated up.  Cold/ice packs work great in helping lunches stay fresh.

  • All on-campus campers (with the exception of travel campers) will eat lunch together in the Bentley Commons.  Campers will line up and eat with their Spirit Houses.

Town Hall

Every morning and every afternoon, Bentley Summer Academy campers will gather for a Town Hall and participate in fun-filled spirit activities. Please ensure that your camper(s) arrive between 8:45 AM - 9 AM so that they do not miss any important details.



7:30 AM - 6 PM Standard Camp Day



9 AM - 4 PM

Standard Day Drop Off:

8:45 AM - 9 AM

Standard Day Pick Up:

4 PM - 4:15 PM

Extended Day:

AM Academy opens at 7:30 AM

PM Academy closes at 6 PM.  


Please ensure that campers are not dropped off before 7:30 AM and are picked before 6 PM.


We understand campers may need to miss an hour (or day) of camp for a variety of reasons. In this instance, please send an email to summer@bentleyschool.org with the camper’s name, camp, and details so we can let the teachers and staff know.


Any medication that needs to be distributed during the day must be presented to the Bentley Summer Academy staff by the parent/guardian on the first day of the camp session along with corresponding signed doctor’s note detailing medication administration. This includes emergency medications like epinephrine pens and albuterol inhalers.

Medical Forms

If you haven’t already, please upload your camper’s most recent immunizations record into your Bentley Summer Academy account.  If you’re having trouble, please e-mail them to summer@bentleyschool.org.

Cell Phones

Lower School and Middle school campers are allowed to bring cell phones, but they must be in the off position, cannot be used during the camp day and must be stored in their backpacks. Upper School students are allowed to carry cell phones, although the phone must be in the off position and cannot be used during instructional time or during opening or closing meetings.