Base Camp

Sunday, July 7th to Saturday, July 13th

Base Camp offers an exciting opportunity for campers entering grades 6-8 to experience hands on science labs, intensive art classes, and Socratic discussions.  It is the next step in AICL’s commitment to the belief that learning should be fun and ongoing.  Base Camp does not focus on one subject but offers courses that are active and allow students to explore their interests outside of school.  The only requirement is imagination and a love of learning.  Students should be prepared to be on their toes throughout the day, expanding their academic horizons as well as embracing new artistic ideas.  We will also have two daily sessions of low impact exercise such as swimming, Frisbee, kickball – just to name a few – as well as a full slate of after dinner clubs and activities. Tuition is $835 for residential campers, $515 for day campers.


This residential program is open to rising 6th through 8th graders, and we're now offering a day camp option!


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typical Daily Schedule:

  • 8:30-9:30 Breakfast & Camp Assembly

  • 9:30-10:30 Class 1

  • 10:30-12:00 Class 2

  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch

  • 1:00-2:30 Class 3

  • 2:30-4:00 Class 4

  • 4:00-5:30 Afternoon activities (i.e. Frisbee, Swimming, Hiking)

  • 5:30-6:30 Dinner

  • 6:30-7:30 Clubs (i.e. Reading, Drawing, Board Games)

  • 7:30-9:00 Evening activities

  • 9:00-10:00 Dorm Time

  • 10:00 Lights Out