The emphasis of the Summer Recreation Program is on building skills and self-confidence across a wide variety of sports and activities that children of all ages and ability levels consider AWESOME!

Half-Day Camp:  An hour and 45 minutes of reading and writing instruction and two hours of recreation
Children visit two recreation stations each day and rotate among six stations during the week. The stations include Arts Adventure, small group games, the Confidence Course, and many other activities.

Full-Day Camp: An hour and 45 minutes of reading and writing instruction and six hours of recreation
The full-day program includes the half-day language arts and recreation sessions, as well as an afternoon of sports, Arts Adventure, gym, swimming, and Science Discovery Club.
Benchmark Camp counselors are a caring, experienced, and dedicated group. The majority of the counselors have been part of the recreation staff for many years and all promote the enthusiasm and care that contributes to the success of the program.

Benchmark School’s facilities provide the perfect environment for summer fun.  A heated outdoor pool, gymnasium, climbing wall, green game area, playing fields, and our beautiful, wooded campus, all contribute to an experience that many characterize as "their best, summer, ever."
“I was so impressed after attending the Zip Wire Challenge today. All of the counselors were so supportive and encouraging to the students! …The attention that was paid to my son by the counselors to encourage him to keep trying was amazing…. Allowing him to have that sense of accomplishment and follow through with the risk of the zip wire was priceless. … Building his confidence is one of the main reasons we enrolled him in the Benchmark program and I think he took a big step today."    -J.D.
"Benchmark has been our daughter's favorite camp experience."   -A.V., Chadds Ford
"Our child learned so much and enjoyed doing it. The counselors were great!"   -A.H., Berwyn
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Confidence Course
A summer favorite, Benchmark’s Confidence Course is designed to increase children's self-confidence and problem-solving skills through participation in the 35-event ropes course. 
 On the Zip Wire, a highlight of the course, every child is given the opportunity to ascend to great heights by overcoming a series of obstacles. They complete the event by jumping from a 40-foot high platform and flying down a 250-foot cable safely to the ground—an experience which brings a tremendous sense of accomplishment.