Classic Overnight Camp for Kids 5-16
It’s great if your child goes to camp to hone a talent, but our focus is a lot broader. Camps Bernadette and Fatima were founded to help kids grow into confident, empathetic young adults. Through a broad range of activities, we help boys and girls acquire new skills, experience new challenges, learn teamwork and sportsmanship and maybe even overcome some insecurities along the way – all while having a great time and making new friends.
We offer four classic camp programs:
Regular camp sessions run for two weeks. Campers live in cabins with kids their own age. Divisions are determined by age (birthdate cut off of June 30th)
- Juniors: Ages 6-10
- Intermediates: Ages 11-12
- Seniors: Ages 13-14
- Club/Suite. 15: Age 15
- Counselor-in-training (CIT): Age 16
For any family requesting an exception to the above:
There are NO exceptions for CIT enrollment requirements
For Junior, Intermediate, Senior & Club/Suite 15 exception requests: You will need to register for the division as stated above. Please note that you may email Sara Smith after registration at firstname.lastname@example.org (emails must not be sent prior to 9 AM). These emails will be date/time sensitive. If on March 1st, we have openings in a division (with no wait list), we will consider this exception for review. Please note, Camp Bernadette typically has a wait list for all sessions very soon after registration. It is unlikely that there will be openings in March. The likelihood of this happening at Camp Fatima is greater. The Terms of Agreement and refund policy remains. Please do NOT register for a division which you do not plan on attending as you will have a loss of registration fees.
On March 1st, if there are openings in that division, campers will be called off of the waitlist in order of submission. The waitlist is free with no obligation.
Young or new campers may prefer to ease into the camp experience with a one week session (Sun-Sat). We offer a special “Starter Week” for campers aged 5-9 at Bernadette & Fatima during our first and fourth sessions. We set aside 25 spots at each camp for this program. The program is offered in the first week of the session to allow flexibility if campers wish to extend their stay for the entire two weeks. Please feel free to contact the camp office for more details.
Club 15/Suite 15
Our 15-year-old campers enjoy special privileges, out-of-camp trips and activities in honor of their last year as regular campers. Club 15 at Fatima and Suite 15 at Bernadette is offered during each camping session.
Camps Fatima and Bernadette offer Counselor-in-Training (CIT) programs to qualified 16-year-olds. Participants are expected to attend camp for at least three full 2-week sessions. The CIT program has a fee of $300.
Almost all CIT participants have previously been campers at Fatima or Bernadette. Acceptance into the program is competitive. Please contact the Camp Director to find out more and request an application.