Enrichment Camps

Great Outdoors

Program Info

Instructors: GSB teachers Bob Ort (Upper School fine art) and Pete Roslund (Lower & Middle School P.E.)

Spend the summer outside! Students will spend half of the session on the beautiful Gill St. Bernard’s School campus exploring stream ecology, taking short hikes, and learning the basics of photography. Woodworking will also be a part of the adventure; a project will involve carving your own personal walking stick! Outdoor ethics, travel, safety and survival skills will be addressed. This five-day course includes a trip to Ort pond for fishing, boating, and a BBQ. The course culminates in a three-day, two-night (tent only) camping trip in the New Jersey Pinelands, complete with a kayak day trip! Campus lunches, camping meals, camping fees, boat rentals, and transportation are all included.

Minimum enrollment 14 and maximum is 24.
All registrations are due by June 6 to ensure participation in the program.

Monday, on campus, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday, off campus at Ort Pond, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday on campus 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (travel to Pinelands campsite at 1:00 PM)
Thursday off site
Friday return to campus before lunch for program wrap-up and pick-up


List of 4 items.

  • Grades 7–9

  • June 10 – June 14, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Fee: $735

  • What to Bring / What to Wear

    • All items should be labeled with camper’s first and last name. Campers should dress appropriately for activities (e.g., comfortable closed-toe shoes or sneakers, shorts, and t-shirts).
    • Water bottle
    • Sunscreen
  • Drop Off & Pick Up

    AM Drop Off: 9:00 a.m.
    PM Pick Up: 3:00 p.m.
    Morning Drop Off
    Beginning at 8:55 a.m., campers should enter the East Gate and follow the signs for “Drop-Off” at the Middle School car circle. Please form one line. Wait for the car in front of you to finish dropping off campers before pulling forward. Team Members will be there to greet campers and help them out of the cars.
    Afternoon Pick Up
    Pick up is at 3:00 p.m. from the Middle School car line circle.