A Frame Cabins
The Boys’ Campus has a total of 7 of these unique A-frame style cabins. Each cabin houses 2 staff members and a maximum of 9 campers. The cabins are equipped with bunkbeds and cots, both have mattresses, and each camper has a drawer and cubby to store their belongings for the session.
Brantwood for Boys has 2 large Waysides (bathroom buildings) for the campers to use. Each Wayside is a modern building with hot running water, private shower areas, sinks and flushing toilets.
The pool is a great place to cool off on a hot summer day. When not in use the pool is secured by a locked fence and during every scheduled swim the pool area is supervised by certified Lifeguards. During the first swim period of each session, the swimming ability of each camper is evaluated, and the campers will be assigned to the appropriate area of the pool based on their abilities. Campers have the opportunity to improve their swimming skills during Instructional Swims and have fun in the pool with friends during Free Swim. Swimming in the pool consistently ranks first when campers are asked to list their favorite activities at Camp.
Brantwood has several large playing fields where campers and staff enjoy soccer, flag football, softball/baseball, kickball, group games and many other activities.
The Commons (Dining Hall)
The Commons is equipped with custom crafted tables, benches and chairs and comfortably holds about 100 people. The room is also equipped with a working fireplace. The dining hall at the Boys’ Camp seats about 100 people comfortably. All staff and campers from the Boys’ Camp gather together in the Commons for 3 meals each day. Our experienced chef plans menus that are delicious and healthy. In addition to the main meal, there is a salad bar available at most lunches and dinners. There is always plenty of food and we are able to make accommodations for vegetarian diets. If your camper has food allergies, diet restrictions or any other diet related need, please be sure to let us know that on the Health History form so that we can best plan for your child.
The Health Facility
In 2008 Brantwood opened 2 new health facilities, one at the boys’ campus and one at the girls’ campus. The building is fully stocked with medical supplies and is where all prescription and over the counter medications are kept under lock. There are beds for campers who are not feeling well, and any camper in the Health Facility is supervised and monitored by the Camp Nurse, either an LPN or RN. Each campus (boys and girls) has a nurse in residence for the duration of the session.
The Winslow Building
The Winslow Building houses the Camp’s indoor basketball court and is a gathering space for other indoor games, Prize Night, daily Chapel, movie night, and is put to use during rainy days.
The Murphy Building
The Murphy Building sits in the middle of campus and it’s wide inviting porch is often a point of gather for staff and campers. The building is used for evening campfire gatherings as well as other indoor activiities. There is a large stone fireplace in this building.
Brantwood Camp has developed a marked nature trail system that explores the woods and stonewalls of this former farm property. The highlight of the nature trail is the extensive beaver pond that is accessible from both the Boys’ and Girls’ Campus. The pond has multiple beaver dams and lodges and is host to endless opportunities for exploration.
Brantwood has an extensive high and low element ropes course. It includes a Zip Line, Catwalk (High Log), Incline Log, and Two Line Bridge for high elements, and has 6 low elements including a Whale Watch, Tension Traverse, Mohawk Walk, and Bosun’s Chairs. Each year, prior to the summer, the ropes course is inspected and select Brantwood Camp staff undergo a training and refresher in proper set up and use of each element by professional trainers who are hired to come to Brantwood and provide this extensive on-site training.
The Camp Bell
The bell that sits perched on top of the Murphy Building is the life of Camp. It’s tones, waking campers and staff up in the morning, signaling activity changes, and ringing to bring everyone together for the evening camp fire, can easily be heard throughout camp.
Brantwood for Boys has the capacity for 63 campers (9 per cabin x 7 cabins), 14 staff (2 per cabin x 7 cabins) in camper cabins for supervision, 15 staff beds in the Headquarters Building, and 17 staff beds in the Junior Staff Quarters. Total capacity of 109. This capacity number is reflective of the number of beds available in camp, and does not reflect the number of staff supervising the 63 campers at any given time.