We had huge qualms about sending our California girl across country and away from home for 6-7 weeks. I now realize that 6-7 weeks is the time it takes to develop deep friendships, discover who you really are outside of school and family, and make meaningful progress in music, art, theater, and dance. At Belvoir, my music-loving daughter (piano, violin, voice) discovered she is equally passionate about drawing and sculpture. She also fell in love with theater -- as an audience member. She LOVED watching her camp-mates in the 25+ end-of-summer performances! Co-directors Diane and Nancy have created a supportive environment where campers feel encouraged to take risks and try new things while developing mastery in their area of focus. Best of all, my daughter describes her camp-mates as "sisters" and says the Belvoir community is her other family.