We are excited to offer camp in 2021!

In order to allow for adequate physical distancing, while giving as many campers as possible the opportunity to attend camp, we will be limiting our senior program to half capacity and offering one-week sessions. However, the core activities and character of senior session will be unchanged.  

Ages 11-15 • Cost $1,055

  • Session 1: June 27 – July 3
  • Session 2: July 6 – July 12
  • Session 3*: July 14 – July 20
  • Session 4*: July 28 – August 3
  • Session 5: August 5 – August 11 

          *Note: sessions 3 and 4 are designed for campers who have already attended our Senior Program, or another similar experience. They are intellectually and physically more rigorous. 

Our dorms are well-ventilated, and will be partitioned to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, a limited number of tent spots are available for parents who would prefer their child sleep in a tent. 

Read below for a description of senior session. 

Through a variety of guided activities, campers explore the area, habitats, and wildlife.  For 11-15 year olds, these two-week sessions provide a healthy combination of structure and freedom.


After a few mornings of introductory workshops in botany, zoology and earth science, campers pursue their strongest interest in the natural world through an individual project.  Projects, designed jointly with a staff member blend various aspects of field biology, outdoor skills and arts.


Each afternoon brings a new set of options including hikes, exploration, outdoor skills and arts. The activities immerse campers in the natural world, tinged with the BCWS brand of lightheartedness and creativity.  Evenings offer yet more variety of small or whole group activities, including arts, folklore, games, evening or night walks, and sleep-outs.


Midway through the session, campers choose from a selection of one-night camping trips, and older campers can apply for a three-day backpacking trip in the Dolly Sods Wilderness of the Monongahela National Forest.

Second Session is designed specifically for teenagers ready for a more rigorous program. Experience at BCWS Senior Program – or somewhere similar – is recommended.  At this session, all campers participate in a three-day backpacking trip.IMG_9127

A typical Senior Program day is likely to follow this schedule:

7:00   Wake up bell

7:30   Breakfast

8:15   Clean-up

9:00   Morning Activity – workshops or project time

10:15 Snack

10:30 Morning Activity –workshops or project time

11:45 Free Time

12:00 Lunch

1:00   Rest

2:00   Swim (in the freshwater pond) / Free Time

3:00   Afternoon Choices – small groups

5:15   Reflections – time spent alone outside

6:00   Dinner

7:00   Free Time

7:45   Evening Program

9:30   Lights out