Summer 2023 Core Programs
- Little Friends (Ages 3-4) — waitlist weeks 2, 3, 5-8 (full day), weeks 2, 3, 5-8 (mornings)
- Summer Friends (Grades K-3) — waitlist all weeks (K-grade 1), weeks 2, 3, 5, 7 (grades 2-3)
- Adventure Friends (Grades 4-5)
- Outdoor Explorers (Grades 6-7) — waitlist week 2
- Survival Friends (Grades 6-8)
- Counselor in Training (Ages 13-15)
Please register your child for programs marked for the grade they will be going into in fall 2023. Register now »
- Full Day Camp (9am-3pm): $345 per week
- Half Day Camp (Mornings 9am-12pm): $225 per week
- 10% discount if you register for four or more weeks of a full-day core camp (Little Friends, Summer Friends, Adventure Friends, or Outdoor Explorers)
June 13-August 4 (Register weekly) | Full Day 9-3 or Mornings 9-12 — waitlist weeks 2, 3, 5-8 (full day), weeks 2, 3, 5-8 (mornings)
Designed for those new to the summer camp experience, Little Friends provides a safe and enriching environment for our youngest campers. Our instructors are skilled at organizing activities specifically for preschool-aged children, pacing the day to best help each camper navigate camp successfully.
Children must be 3-4 years of age and potty trained to attend Little Friends.
June 13-August 4 (Register weekly) | Full Day 9-3 — waitlist all weeks (K-grade 1), weeks 2, 3, 5, 7 (grades 2-3)
Summer Friends is the camp that started it all here at Friends Academy. After getting requests and inquiries from parents, we decided to start a camp that would feel safe and nurturing for our students and their friends. More than 20 years later, Summer Friends still focuses on small groups and personal attention for each camper, centered around educational theme-driven activities led by familiar and caring staff. It’s a great way to build new friendships and make lasting connections that will carry on throughout the school year and for many summers to come!
Summer Friends is split into two groups: Kindergarten-Grade 1 and Grades 2-3. Each week of Summer Friends features a theme, including a field trip or a special guest.
- June 13-16: Music and More
- June 20-23: Treasure Hunters
- June 26-30: Under the Sea
- July 3-7: Blast Off!
- July 10-14: Nature Explorers
- July 17-21: Animal Adventures
- July 24-28: Mad About Science
- July 31-August 4: Myths and Legends
June 13-August 4 (Register weekly) | Full Day 9-3
Adventure Friends is a fun and educational outdoor program that makes extensive use of the fields, woods, and river on the Friends Academy campus. Campers participate in traditional camp activities like sports and games, arts and crafts, and outdoor recreation.
June 13-August 4 (Register weekly) | Full Day 9-3 — waitlist week 2
Outdoor Explorers provides a fun and educational program that teaches campers a variety of outdoor skills. The camp includes outdoor activities, field trips, and guest speakers, some of which will be similar to Adventure Friends.
July 31-August 4 | Full Day 9-3
How do you make a fire, cook outdoors, stay warm and dry in the rain, plan ahead and prepare for trips, navigate the trails, and “leave no trace”? During Survival Friends, campers will learn these skills (and more!) to help them build confidence and have fun. Other skills will include proper care and safe handing of knives, how to create a shelter, how to tie a knot, and basic first aid.
Survival Friends will include an optional overnight camping experience, with dinner and breakfast included (additional $75 fee).
Counselor in Training
Two 3-Week Sessions: June 20-July 7 (Session A) & July 10-28 (Session B) | Full Day 9-3
Do you have a responsible young adult who is eager to learn? The Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program is designed to foster and encourage campers ages 13-15 to become leaders and gain professional experience. Following an experiential learning model, young adults receive guidance from experienced staff as they set goals for their summer, work with younger campers, participate in team-building activities, and reflect on their experiences.
CIT campers complete the program with a diversity of skills needed to work at a summer program, including CPR and first aid training, leave-no-trace training, ample volunteer hours, presentation skills, and land stewardship experience.
Cost: $1,000 (3-week course)