Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Importance of Summer Camp

We love this short video shared with us by Tessa, one of our all-star Birchmont Group Leaders. We are very encouraged to see thought leaders around the country like Stanford’s Graduate School of Education are studying and validating the importance of summer camp in children’s lives. Of course this is something us camp folks already know, but great to see those in traditional education catching on too!”

New for 2019: Private Prep at Pierce

This summer at Pierce we will be unveiling a new optional tutoring program for our campers in the 6’s age group and up! We have partnered with one of the most respected tutoring services in our Long Island and Manhattan communities, Private Prep. Private Prep was founded by Pierce Camp Birchmont alumnus, Steve Feldman, and the Long Island office is run by Pierce Country Day Camp parent and Private Prep partner, Jeremy Cohen.

In partnership with Pierce, Private Prep is developing a tutoring program specifically for our camp community focused on one-on-one tutoring for our campers who have completed Kindergarten through 7th grade. Families can sign their camper up for half hour or one-hour time slots for one-on-one time with a Private Prep tutor up to three times per week. In order to provide a personalized experience, Private Prep’s dedicated tutors will start the process with a preliminary meeting with your family before camp to discuss your tutoring needs and goals. In addition, throughout the process parents will have direct communication with their child’s tutor and receive on-going updates and progress reports as needed. These private sessions cost $125/hour and payment will be handled directly by Private Prep. All lessons will take place on site in our air-conditioned Mansion building to allow our campers to focus and get the most out of their tutoring time.

For those families who have expressed interest in an option like this over the past few summers, we hope you will take advantage of this exciting new program at Pierce!