The Grammar School: Summer camps focus on arts and the outdoors


PUTNEY — Summer Camp at The Grammar School will focus on arts and the outdoors this year.

The general camp director will be longtime TGS 7th grade and upper school science teacher Paul (Hop) Hopkins. While many of the activities from past years will remain part of the curriculum, Hop's goal is to have the camp reflect more of who we are and what we do on a daily basis at TGS. The popular mountain bike camp will continue be run by Daq Woods and his skilled assistants.

Each week there will be a different, coherent theme, which will define how the teachers structure and present their activities. Campers will be broken up into age groups, rather than activity groups as in the past. Groups will be rising K-2nd graders, rising 3rd-5th graders, and rising 6th-8th graders.

Structured classes and activities, including lunch, will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, followed by lunch swimming at the Putney Pool until 3 p.m. Campers may sign up for one, two, or three Weeks of camp.

The three sessions will be Back to Nature from June 26 through 30, Traditions from July 3 through 7 (with no camp held on the Fourth of July), and Myths and Magic from July 10 through 14.

The campers will be grouped by their ages.

Registration forms are on The Grammar School website at


If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions