Through two specially designed programs, The Country Day Camp at Goshen Friends School 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. The Country Day Camp is staffed by an enthusiastic and qualified team of teachers, aides, and junior counselors.
Click here to view a brochure for our 2016 Country Day Camp programs.
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 a.m.-12 p.m., with Early Morning, Lunch Bunch, and After Camp Care options available. Little Explorers is a great first-camp experience that encourages independence and challenges developing skills.
In 2016, four weeks of camp are offered from June 7 through June 30. Sign up for one, a few, or all four weeks! Sibling and multi-week discounts are available.
EXPLORERS (Ages 6-12)
Explorers Camp is a full-day camp. Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 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. 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 hiking, scavenger hunts, swimming, and more!
Three weeks of camp are offered from June 13 through July 1 with both 3- and 5-day-per-week options. Early Morning and After Camp Care are also available. Mix and match one, a few, or all three weeks! Sibling and multi-week discounts are available.
INFORMATION AND FORMS
Please note: Forms must be completed and turned into the office by June 6, 2016.
LATE SUMMER PROGRAM
Beginning on August 9, 2016, and running through August 18, Extended Care will also be offering a Late Summer Program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The program has 2 options: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Late Summer Program is filled with outdoor activities, crafts, and games and is a great way to get ready for the upcoming school year. An organic lunch is provided, and vegetarian options are available as well.
Find out more about the Late Summer Program by clicking here!
Summer Camp at Goshen Friends
A picture is worth a thousand words. See how much fun we have at summer camp at Goshen Friends School in the video and photos below!
Goshen teachers are not married to “Teaching to the Test.” They tailor their teaching style to the needs of each class. The freedom to be flexible allows each teacher to discover and address the strengths and weaknesses of each boy and girl.