Please read the following reminders and recommendations to help make the start of camp is a little easier for you and your child.

  • Children attending an all-day camp, or separate morning and afternoon sessions that make up a full day, need to bring a packed lunch. We do not have room to refrigerate, so please use a cool pack or plan accordingly. Please do not pack a lunch that requires microwaving. All campers should bring a water bottle.
  • If your child is attending both a morning and an afternoon session, a staff member or members will attend to them for the hour between sessions. They will have lunch with other campers and play games until the beginning of their afternoon session.
  • If your child is attending an outdoor or sports camp, please bring them to camp with waterproof sunscreen and bug repellent already applied.
  • Your child should bring rain gear and outdoor shoes every day. Summer weather is quite unpredictable, so it’s best to be prepared. On the day that the Adventure Friends program uses canoes (which you will be notified of on the Monday of camp), we recommend you pack a change of clothes, shoes that can get wet, and a towel along with an extra bag for wet clothing, just in case.
  • Sports camps will move to the gym in case of severe weather, however we will try to stay outside as much as possible. We recommend light rain gear on days where inclement weather is expected.
  • Campers attending Summer Friends should bring a water bottle, bathing suit, and towel every day. Though the children will not be swimming, they will have time on hot days to play in the sprinkler, or use the slip-n-slide.
  • Camp drop off is at 9am and pick up is at 3pm for full day. Please do not drop your child off early or pick them up late unless they are registered for Surround Care. Activities begin promptly at 9am. We allow a ten minute grace period for pick up. We must be notified in writing if anyone other than yourself or your child’s emergency contact is picking them up (carpool arrangements, etc.).
  • Any items that your child brings along to camp should be labeled to prevent confusion and lost items. We cannot be held responsible for personal or lost items.
  • All medical forms for children MUST be turned in prior to the start of camp. (If your child is already an FA student, medical information should already be on file.)
  • All fees must be paid prior to your child’s start at camp. All payments can be made via CampBrain or brought to the Friends Academy Business Office. Please make checks payable to “Friends Academy Summer Programs.”