In the spring of 1950, Mrs. Katherine Peebles was asked to start a weekend playgroup for young children at the Weston Golf Club so that mothers could play golf. Mrs. Peebles, then a new resident of Weston, had experience with children as a third grade teacher, a day camp counselor, the wife of a pediatrician-in-training, and the mother of a two year old.
The playgroup expanded and by summer, the golf club could not accommodate the growing number of children so arrangements were made to lease space at the nearby Meadowbrook School. At this point, Mrs. Peebles decided to develop an all-day summer camp program and asked permission to name it “Meadowbrook Day Camp.” Thus, the camp received its name and was settled on its present location.
In 1955, with the retirement of Mrs. Peebles, the camp became part of Meadowbrook School. Mrs. Peebles maintained an active interest in the camp and was a member emeritus of the Day Camp Committee until her recent passing.
The Meadowbrook Day Camp is a proud member of the American Camp Association (ACA), a voluntary, professional organization of camps and camp professionals who have committed themselves to safe, enriching, and competent camp programs. All ACA camps undergo an accreditation process every three years during which their programs are scrutinized with regard to ACA standards.