A Note about the Deerfield Academy Memorial Building Renovation and DASAC:

DASAC’s 24th season will coincide with the second (and final) year of major renovations to Deerfield Academy’s Memorial Building. As we did last year, we look forward to taking advantage of our interim spaces at the Academy as an opportunity to explore new and exciting work with campers.

As the Memorial Building has been the epicenter of camp since its inception, the renovation has altered the traditional locations of the camp’s many studios. DASAC and the Deerfield Academy Fine Arts Department, have moved to interim locations on the Deerfield campus. Thanks to Deerfield’s vigorous support, DASAC will still be able to welcome two full sessions to incoming campers this summer. As in previous seasons, we will admit 105 campers each session, selected by lottery.

As with last year, our staff will provide a robust program of visual and performing arts for our campers. A few studios, such as ceramics, will still exist at in this interim year, albeit in a diminished capacity.

Thankfully, we are blessed with strong support from the Academy and a dedicated staff, many of whom will return again in 2014. We have no doubt that, while our spaces will be different this season, the many rich traditions of camp will continue to thrive. Our goal remains unaltered: to provide an ambitiously creative and exciting program that helps campers discover themselves as young artists. Indeed, these very principles make the opportunity to re-imagine our camp during the renovation an exciting thing–and a chance to explore new possibilities in our work with your children.

We look forward to seeing you this summer.


John Bechtold
Director, DASAC

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