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Beam Camp
Strafford, New Hampshire

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55 Boy Scout Road
Strafford, New Hampshire 03884

6 Second Place
Brooklyn NY 11231


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Beam Camp is a summer sleepaway program in Strafford, New Hampshire offering two 4 week sessions for boys and girls 11-17. The centerpiece of each session is the Beam Project, a large-scale spectacular project, produced and enjoyed by the campers, which ranges from the conceptual to the structural, and is designed by a notable designer, architect or big thinker. Campers learn to make their ideas happen through fine and manual arts, technology and collaboration.

Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Science, Technology, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Carpentry, Textiles, Printmaking, Coding, Mechanics, Performance, Sewing, Cooking, Ceramics, Sculpture

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 30 minutes from Concord and Dover, NH, on 100 beautiful acres with two lakes, surrounded by 650 acres of forever-wild forest, streams and well-established trails.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have nine newly-constructed wood-framed cabins, two lakes for swimming and kayaking, and a 90-foot dining hall, with fireplace.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Beam Guides are the teachers, builders and brighteners who work and play alongside campers providing a safe and enriching camp experience. All the Guides are people over the age of 20 who make a life and living from pursuits involving invention, design, planning and production: artists, architects, engineers, craftspeople, teachers, designers, chefs, and musicians.

Beam’s 1:4 staff to camper ratio makes it possible for all campers to be supervised at all times. All waterfront and lake activities are supervised by Red Cross certified lifeguards. We have a full-time staff nurse with us at camp.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers 15+ may enroll as Fellows in either camp session. The Fellows program recognizes the growth that campers experience as they mature into young adults by rewarding them with the opportunity to take a more active role in our camp’s mission. We want Beam Fellows to occupy a special space at our camp. From their arrival at camp, Beam Fellows are specially trained to play an integral role in the realization of the project; they’ll go deeper into the management and building skills required to make the project and take leadership roles in the Waves. Additionally, Fellows assist in documenting and publicizing the project for the larger camp community and beyond.


FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We invite families to join us at camp on Sunday, July 27 (Session 1) and Sunday, August 24 (Session 2) between 10AM and noon for a celebration of the Beam Project and to pick-up their campers.

Beam 2015 will run July 2 – August 23.
Full Summer (campers aged 11 – 17)
Thursday, July 2 to Sunday, August 23
Tuition: $9000 per camper

Session 1 (campers aged 11 – 17)
Thursday, July 2 to Sunday, July 26
Tuition: $5200 per camper

Session 2 (campers aged 11 – 17)
Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 23
Tuition: $5200 per camper

Tuition includes bus transportation to camp from Brooklyn, t-shirt, weekly laundry and assorted random extras.

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