Through two specially designed programs, Explorers Camp offers preschoolers to fifth graders an exciting and nurturing camp experience. During the summer months, Goshen Friends School’s ten-acre campus serves as the camp’s home base. The philosophy of the camp is guided by the same Quaker values that have been the backbone of a GFS education for over fifty years. Explorers Camp is staffed by an enthusiastic and qualified team of teachers, aides and junior counselors. Click here to view a brochure.
LITTLE EXPLORERS (for Preschoolers)
Little Explorers Camp provides a creative and engaging variety of structured and self-select centers, including crafts, music, sports, science, games and much more. Camp runs Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am-11:30 am, with Lunch Bunch and Extended Care options available if a longer day is desired. Little Explorers is a great first-camp experience that encourages independence and challenges developing skills.
EXPLORERS (Ages 6-12)
Explorers Camp is a full day camp. Tuesday through Thursday, Tr. Wes Davis (GFS P.E. teacher) guides the campers through games, sports, strength training and more. The campers then prepare their own nutritional lunch and enjoy a variety of self-select activities designed to encourage small group or one-to-one interaction. The afternoon is spent diving into the week’s theme-based activity (see registration form). At the end of the day, campers come together to enjoy a snack and reflect on the day’s activities so that new ideas and interests can be voiced.
Campers can also register separately for Monday and Friday outings to area parks, farms, and nature centers for fishing, hiking, scavenger hunts, swimming and more!
Information and Forms to download:Brochure & Registration 2014Extended Care options for Little ExplorersExtended Care options for Explorers
Graduates of Quaker elementary schools know themselves and are able to recognize the strengths of peers. Because they are effective communicators and creative problem solvers at an early age, the fifth graders approach transitions with self-assurance. They are not only prepared for a middle school setting; they are “ready” in every sense.