Students receive academic instruction in the areas of reading, reading comprehension, writing skills, and math through a variety of structured, multi-sensory techniques and materials. Classes, which are grouped by age and skill level, do not require the students to keep up with materials or do outside work; therefore, campers work on improving their academic skills in a stress-free environment. Recreational activities include swimming, team games, Challenge Course elements and a variety of other games and activities. Each age group also participates in an overnight campout on the school grounds, which includes a cookout, swimming and various group activities.
The Squirrel Hollow staff consists of faculty members of The Bedford School as well as carefully selected college tutors. Students can often make significant academic gains by learning in this small-group, highly structured setting.