hrough 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.
Please note: Forms must be completed and turned into the office by June 6, 2016.
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LATE SUMMER PROGRAM
Looking for fun activities to occupy your child for the final days of summer? Thinking of ways to prepare your child for the new school year? Look no further than school itself!
For four days at the end of August, our Extended Care staff is hosting “Get Ready for Goshen!” These fun-filled days of outdoor activities, crafts and games are for students entering preschool through Grade 5. Sessions will be held August 29 through August 31 and September 1. (Extended Care will be closed September 2.) The camp is open to non-Goshen families, too. So tell a friend and bring some friends!
Nut-free lunches will be provided for the children, but families may also pack a bag lunch if they prefer. The program is open from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the regular Extended Care rates of $9 per hour, and $13.50 for lunch from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Sign up for as many hours as you need!
Register online here! We will contact you to complete your registration in time for the program.
Questions? Contact Mimi Ackers, Admissions Director, at 610.696.8183.
Come join the fun, and get ready for a great new school year!
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!
Click here for Summer Camp 2016 photos!