Belvoir Terrace

Belvoir Terrace Belvoir Terrace is a visual and performing arts camp for girls in Lenox, Massachusetts.
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Campers grades three through ten follow an all elective exciting, educational program in art, acting and musical theater, dance, music, and individual sports.

Mission: Belvoir Terrace is committed to creating strong, independent young women through education in the arts. Belvoir supports the development of artists in visual and performing arts while creating an informed audience for the arts and culture.

Today Diane and I are starting the progamming. Diane with my help works out the individual classes as selected by each c...
04/04/2020

Today Diane and I are starting the progamming. Diane with my help works out the individual classes as selected by each camper. Classes are organized by age, skill, interest into challenging and comfortable classes for each girl. We have completed staffing with many returners and some exciting new artist/teachers as well. Working with the American Camping Association, the Massachusetts, New York and New England Camping Associations, the governors and the health departments of those states, we hope to have safe, and happy camp communities over the summer. Interested families should reach out to us now via our website at www.belvoirterrace.com. Limited spaces for 2020 remain in most age groups.

At this time Belvoir is completing enrollment so if you are interested in an educational arts program for girls grades t...
02/08/2020

At this time Belvoir is completing enrollment so if you are interested in an educational arts program for girls grades two through ten now is the time to explore our website and contact us with the inquiry form there at www.belvoirterrace.com. Belvoir is a supportive community welcoming girls of all ages who are interested in art, dance, music, theater or individual sports. Belvoir girls gain skills, confidence and many lifelong friends while having fun in a safe and inspiring community.

Now is the time to be planning for summer 2020. Belvoir Terrace offers individually selected and organized programs in t...
01/05/2020

Now is the time to be planning for summer 2020. Belvoir Terrace offers individually selected and organized programs in the arts and individual sports for girls completing grades two through ten. Excited skill staff live and work with small groups of motivated girls to explore their interests, hone their skills, and enhance each girls confidence as she makes lifelong friends in a supportive, happy, dafe and fun summer community. Interested girls and families should review the website at www.belvoriterrace.com and fill out the request form there when the director will reply with specifics and move forward with either an interview or a skype. Belvoir is a diverse community welcoming new campers in every age group along with happy returners.

Discover a magical creative summer in the Berkshires. Girls 8 - 16 choose an all elective program in visual arts, dance,...
11/04/2019

Discover a magical creative summer in the Berkshires.
Girls 8 - 16 choose an all elective program in visual arts, dance, theater, music and sports taught by skilled and inspiring staff. In its 67th summer, Belvoir provides a safe, exciting educational program where girls make lifelong friendships! Have fun, gain skills, make friends and try new activities in a beautiful setting!
www.belvoirterrace.com

Belvoir completed an exciting and successful 66th summer in August and is now welcoming returning and new girls for the ...
10/01/2019

Belvoir completed an exciting and successful 66th summer in August and is now welcoming returning and new girls for the upcoming season. Our website will be updated shortly but presently introduces the camp well so check it out if you are interested in an individually structured exciting fun camp program with excellence in studio art, dance, music, theater and all individual sports. Belvoir is a welcoming diverse supportive community where girls and staff make lifelong friendships while gaining self confidence, new skills and having fun.

Belvoir has exciting opportunities for eighth, ninth and tenth graders excited about exploring their interests in arts. ...
02/21/2019

Belvoir has exciting opportunities for eighth, ninth and tenth graders excited about exploring their interests in arts. Whether girls are advanced or beginning in visual arts, dance, music or theater, Belvoir offers a fabulous educational and fun summer. See our website at www.belvoirterrace.com and inquire there. Belvoir will send detailed appropriate information and arrange a skype or interview. .

Belvoir is moving along with enrollment now so spaces are limited in many age groups. If you know girls excited about ar...
02/21/2019

Belvoir is moving along with enrollment now so spaces are limited in many age groups. If you know girls excited about arts education or individual sports check out the website and mark the inquiry button. Also working on staffing now should you know arts staff or competitive athletes in tennis or swimming. Looking forward to our 67th summer.

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01/18/2019

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After completing an exciting 65th summer in visual arts, dance, music, theater and individual sports in our exciting gir...
09/24/2018

After completing an exciting 65th summer in visual arts, dance, music, theater and individual sports in our exciting girls educational community, Belvoir is now planning for next season. If you have a daughter grades two through ten excited about learning in a welcoming summer community for girls please visit our website and request information that we will personalize and send to you following with a skype or personal interview. Summers at Belvoir are FUN and Life Changing as girls make lasting friendship while they learn about themselves, gaining confidence along with new skills..

07/31/2018

Art has been exciting this summer, our 65th at Belvoir Terrace. Michael Ashley heads up ceramics and the entire art faculty.

07/31/2018

Ceramics has been outstanding this summer our 65th at Belvoir Terrace and Michael Ashley has been outstanding as art chairperson. Nancy Goldberg

06/21/2018

Been dreading this day for years, watching the older girls let go of this marker of their childhood, I would always tell myself I had time. I’d sit there and wonder, “wow i can’t even imagine how sad that must be, how in the world am i supposed to do that one day”... But then I blinked and I was sitting in my room, not packing my camp trunks, not food shopping, not planning costumes, not making my summer playlist, not counting down the days and hours and minutes. At that point, I had realized I was now the older girl letting go. It was my turn to say goodbye, to let more little girls find the same love for camp as I did. Girls who were just like me, on my first day of sleep away camp having no clue what the future held. Summer after summer, when we “graduate” camp, we’re giving girls the opportunity to experience all the joy that we did, & each summer BT continues to grow, shaping the lives of so many young women. (all bc we got old, pretty cool idk)
BelvoirTerrace you are my everything. Thank you for believing in me when I couldn’t believe in myself, thank you for introducing me to the most wonderful mentors, and for providing me with the greatest friendships anyone could ever ask for. Thank you for giving me strength to push through the hardest days, for being the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you for giving me a special place to grow up, a second home, a happy place.
7 weeks out of every year feel like a fairytale, and I owe that all to the magic of Belvoir. To the house kids that had so generously let the 4’11 girl into their squad, cottage 2018, anyone who still has time left, you are SO lucky & time flies so enjoy every moment!! I’ll miss you all more than you know. It’s sad, it’s really really really REALLY really very extremely sad, but I am so grateful I had the opportunity to even go in the first place. I love you belvoir, and I will miss you dearly. Thank you for changing my life, thank you for the world, thank you thank you thank you

Belvoir Terrace is a community like no other. it is an academy of enlightenment and empowerment. It is a bucolic respite...
02/22/2018

Belvoir Terrace is a community like no other. it is an academy of enlightenment and empowerment. It is a bucolic respite from noisy distractions and fractious contention, a place where a torrent of creativity is free to flourish and yet, the serene Lenox woods are quiet enough to hear one's inner voice. The instructors and charges, all moving with harmonious, common purpose.

My daughter, Nyoka, thrived in this supportive and inclusive creative cocoon, and though Belvoir is a progressive bastion, it brought my daughter in touch with what is old and real. Here I speak of letter writing instead of e-mail and text, cellphone access is limited to weekly phone calls, thereby cutting the electronic chord, curbing e-ddiction; it's amazing what a young person can achieve when the clutter of TV and myriad apps are cleared away, then these determined girls are capable of storing vast blocks of text, by the likes of Aeschylus, in their limitless brains. This was a transformative experience for my daughter, something that will stay with her, and indeed be a part of her, so long as she lives.



Tanya E., Nyoka's mother

Belvoir is a unique summer camp for girls in that it offers exciting professional training in visual arts, dance, music ...
02/01/2018

Belvoir is a unique summer camp for girls in that it offers exciting professional training in visual arts, dance, music and theater BUT it also offers quality classes in individual sports so girls can choose to balance their days with sports or specialize in one or more of the arts programs. See all the different program areas introduced on this page and learn more at our website where you can reach us by entering information on the request form. Now is the time to plan for Summer 2018.

In addition to the art described below, the dance and music, theater is a popular and successful program at Belvoir Terr...
01/31/2018

In addition to the art described below, the dance and music, theater is a popular and successful program at Belvoir Terrace. The returning professional staff offer acting, Shakespeare, musical theater, technical theater, costuming and writing a complete theater program enriched by the music, dance and art departments. Campers can explore theater for the first time or focus on performing arts with a theater intensive program. Now is the time to explore the website www.belvoirterrace.com and request information if a girl grades two through ten is excited about a fabulous opportunity to enjoy an all arts welcoming community. Make friends, learn new skills, and have fun at Belvoir Terrace summer 2018, the 65th summer at Belvoirhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o73oJATg15A
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Music is everywhere at Belvoir Terrace.Walking the campus you hear instruments and singing. Our largest arts faculty off...
01/29/2018

Music is everywhere at Belvoir Terrace.Walking the campus you hear instruments and singing. Our largest arts faculty offers twice weekly private lessons in all instruments and voice. The department also offers opera, theory, composition, chorus and with theater musical theater as well. GIrls can enjoy continuing with their winter studies or trying a new instrument or private singing.All musicians have an opportunity to perform and to enjoy staff, student and Tanglewood concerts. Special guests add to the program.

Belvoir is dance at camp. In addition to arts and community Belvoir has a fabulous dance program. Serious committed danc...
01/28/2018

Belvoir is dance at camp. In addition to arts and community Belvoir has a fabulous dance program. Serious committed dancers can dance all day, or other girls can choose one or two dance classes with girls who share their age and experience dancing three, sis nine hours a week. The program is all choice and suited to all interested in dance. The teachers are all NYC professionals who live on site and interact with student campers as friends and mentors as well as teachers. If you are a dancer or would like to explore dance, join us for an exciting and rewarding summer. Now is the time to make a summer plan. See our website at www.belvoirterrace.com see the about section and the program area, see the video clips and request information. A Belvoir summer is magical.

Now is the time to be planning for summer. Belvoir has some openings for new campers grades two through ten. This post w...
01/27/2018

Now is the time to be planning for summer. Belvoir has some openings for new campers grades two through ten. This post will show some of the housing and some art pictures. Other posts will introduce other program areas. To learn more about Belvoir Terrace and how a summer can be great fun and life changing explore the website at www.belvoirterrace.com including all the many video slips and photos there.

05/08/2017
Dance at Belvoir 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjrJn5cE99E

Later this week we are moving the office to Belvoir Terrace for the summer readying the site for the campers who will arrive June 26th. There are still limited spaces available so if you know girls excited about an educational and fun summer in the arts and sports have the parents request information on our website and we will see if a bed is available in their age group. Belvoir is a chance for girls to explore their interests while having fun and making life long friendships.

Belvoir’s exciting and outstanding dance program offers a combination of excellent teaching, small classes, and wonderful performance opportunities. Enjoy va...

04/26/2017
Belvoir Terrace 2016 - Girls Summer Camp - Special Events

Currently Diane and Nancy are completing individual camper programs for summer 2017. Limited spaces remain for campers. Interested campers and their families should reach out to us through the website quickly. www.belvoirterrace.com. request information or call the New York City Office. An exciting, fun, educational summer begins the end of June. Spread the work to girls and families interested in arts education, fun with individual sports, a welcoming community, a summer in the cultural Berkshires of Massachusetts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLI0Us6qdUE&t=5s

In addition to the exciting program in arts and sports, Belvoir has fun camp events, games, local trips to nearby professional venues, a busy happy summer.

05/06/2016

Its now 24 years since I first came to Belvoir and 18 years since I was last there, but I wanted to write (and have been meaning to for some time!) to let you know that not a day goes by that Belvoir doesn't feature somewhere in my day.

Facebook of course is fantastic for keeping in touch with everybody and that daily connection. Seeing Bethany's incredible marathon feats, Becca Paulo's travels and the new developments at camp too. Liz Ackerley, Kate Wren, Andrea and Moira, Liz Arnold and Sharon Byres are all regulars in my catch ups. And Jo too has another group of friends about whom we share stories. But even in the absence of social media, Belvoir still features.

In my work as head of analysis in the Scottish Government, the training we received at camp on Stephen Covey is put into practice in the way I work with my staff. Jo and I still say out loud 'just drop the rope' when we talk about our colleagues in our workplaces or even our husbands, siblings or children negotiating too far when they just need to let it go this time. And as a parent of 2 small children - age 6 and 4 - and a husband, 'win-win' is fundamental to our relationships! I could never have imagined it playing such a key part in the person I've become.

But I'm grateful for more the just Covey. I'm grateful for the amazing trust you put in staff to work with campers and the support you offered when we got it wrong. As a more experienced manager and parent now, I look back on my time at camp as a really formative time in my development as a responsible adult. I now see of course how I handled situations then and how differently I would do so now. But I know you were happy as long as everyone was happy and safe and I try to apply this philosophy too in my work and parenting. We will get things wrong and my kids and staff will, but I guess what you taught me and what I've taken with me 24 years later, is to take some perspective and not get too hung up on things. Just get over it as long as everyone's happy and safe.

I've also found Belvoir popping into my world when I least expect it. I'm now living in Scotland in a small village about an hour from Edinburgh. I met another mum here when Sophia, my eldest, was about 4 and she (Amy) too went to Belvoir as a staff member in the kitchen. And her friend, who's now also Sophia's teacher, went for 2 years and took Amy back with her the second year. What a small world! Shona and Amy were there in the late 1990s but it gives us such a lovely connection that I could never have imagined finding in a village of 800 people in the rural parts of Scotland! Amy's daughter is in the same class as Sophia so the three of us see each other quite often.

So in everyday social interactions that make life sweeter, the lasting friendships I've made that are even more valuable and, more fundamentally, in the values you've passed on that shape my behaviours and decisions and the person I've become, I have so much to thank you for. I could never have known when I filled in that BUNAC form quite how much of a life changing decision that was. I'm sure you hear these stories from others and especially from campers, but rest assured that Belvoir is equally as profound for staff, even the BUNACCERs still in college.

So thanks for everything Nancy. I wish you well for your next summer season. I'm just sorry I can't make the alumni weekend - but hopefully one day because I'd love to come back and share Belvoir with my family and I know my daughter would love it!

Best wishes to you and the family,

Louise

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80 Cliffwood St
Lenox, MA
01240

There is a bus to Lenox from NYC and a train from Boston. The Hartford and Albany airports are within comfortable driving distance to the resort town, Lenox.

General information

The educational program runs six weeks in the summer at Belvoir Terrace. There is also an adult chamber music program run with Artsahimsa in August. View the website at www.belvoirterrace.com to learn more about these programs.

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