Create with Friends



Grades 5–9 | Mornings 9–12 July 1-12

This camp is a musician’s dream!  The first week will be filled with creative songwriting workshops, for both individual songs and collaborative co-writes.  We will explore: form and structure, hooks and choruses, and how to create a song that speaks to an audience. We want to tell your story through song because your story matters.

The second week will be focused on arranging your song for small ensembles that will be performed at a culminating live performance.  We will break into small groups where each member will act as a bandleader, running the rehearsal sessions for their own tune. Because of our attention to arranging, you will be able to accompany others regardless of your musical skill level. This camp is taught by Putnam Murdock, a songwriting graduate of Berklee School of Music and experienced guitarist/singer/songwriter. Check him out at www.putnammurdock.com.

Cost: $300/2 weeks


Grades 4–8 | Mornings 9–12 July 9-13

From theater games to a staged performance, workshop members will learn to be comfortable acting on stage and creating scenery, props, and costumes. The chosen play will be determined by the number and experience of the participants enrolled. A final performance will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 14th for the friends and families of participating thespians. Taught by Mr. Bean, famous long-time Friends music and drama teacher, and friends

Cost: $165/week


Grades 4–8 | Mornings 9–12 July 8-12

This class will primarily focus on projects that involve hand-building fun and exciting projects with clay using a variety of techniques. Children will use natural objects to create texture and inspiration for sculptures and tableware. Taught by camper favorite Morgan Bozarth, art teacher at Dartmouth High School and regionally recognized artist.

Cost: $165/week


Grades 4–9 | Mornings 9–12 July 8-12

In this camp students will design their own canoes (large enough to carry a team member) out of nothing but cardboard, glue, tape and paint! They can then race them across Apponogansett Bay. This classic engineering design challenge – popular at schools and colleges across the world – is now at Friends Academy!

Cost: $160/week


Grades 4–8 | Afternoons 1:00–3:30 July 22-26

Do you like to ride? How about building your own custom skateboard? In this camp Mr. Pelissier will help you create and build your own personal longboard. By Friday of this week you will be able to ride on a board that you have built and customized with your own graphics. From shaping and laminating, to attaching trucks and painting, you can do it all! The boards are amazing and space is limited, so sign up early and let’s see what we can make this year!

Cost: $230/week


Grades 3–6 | Mornings 9-12 June 24-28

Looking for Platform 9 & 3/4, but can’t find it? Come to the Wizarding World of Wonder, located for one week only, on the Friends Academy campus. Learn mini-lessons in classes similar to those taken by your favorite boy wizard. Create different crafts, and participate in plenty of hands-on activities including a modified version of Muggle Quidditch. You’ll have more fun if you’ve read the books or seen the movies, but it’s not required. Join Professor Lawless for a week of magical fun!

Cost: $160/week


Two camps are offered for different age groups:

Grades 4-8 | Afternoons 1-3 July 15-19

Grades K-3 | Afternoons 1-3 July 22-26

Launch into a fun-filled week exploring the art of dance with Cortney Puza, director of Motion the Dance Studio! Discover creative movement, self-awareness, and dance technique in a positive environment. Teamwork is encouraged through partner work, games and daily performance opportunities. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills to learn and teach dance choreography. Camp will culminate with a final performance on Friday afternoon showcasing campers’ accomplishments.

Cost: $140/week


Grades 3–6 | Mornings 9-12 July 29-August 2

This activity will be an opportunity to enjoy favorite summer camp crafts. Join Mrs. Tavares as we explore craft classics such as gimp, rope bracelets, tie dye t-shirts, and making miniature dolls. Learn something new or enjoy working on one of your favorite things.  There will be lots to do and you will learn skills that will allow you to keep on crafting long after summer camp is over.

Cost: $160/week


Grades 4–8 | Afternoons 1-3 July 8-12

This course explores drawing, design, printmaking, and mixed media techniques inspired by objects found in nature. Each day we will explore the grounds of Friends Academy and collect specimens, create rubbings, and take photographs of plants, animals, insects, etc., in order to inspire drawings and designs in a variety of art media. This course is designed to increase students’ powers of observation and enhance their creativity by emphasizing process and exploration of ideas, media, and techniques.

Cost: $140/week


Grades 5–8 | Afternoons 1-3 July 15-19

Join Morgan Bozarth of the Dartmouth High School Art Department and learn to create your own artisan jewelry. Students will learn the fundamentals of stringing, beading, wire work and simple metalsmithing. They will design and make finished pieces of jewelry for themselves or to give as gifts!

Cost: $140/week


Grades 4–8 | Afternoons 1–3 June 24-28

Can you see more in a piece of wood that just its current shape? Are you creative? Do you like working with your hands? Do you want to learn how? Campers in this camp will develop their skills in design, measurement and construction techniques. Campers will learn to safely use a variety of tools and come away at the end of the week with a project or two that they have created with their own hands and imagination.

Cost: $150/week


Grades 3–8 | Mornings 9-12 July 29-August 2

This summer, learn the ways of the Force as we pay homage to this popular series of movies!  While learning about technology, biology, and maybe a bit of theology, this camp will surely be an unforgettable experience.  Discover that galaxy far, far away, and also, the one we call home.



Grades 3-6 | Afternoons 1-3 July 29-August 2

There are spies all around us – Maybe. But we don’t know because they don’t want to be seen… Learn to use some of the tricks and tools of the trade in this exciting spy training camp.

Cost: $140/week


Grades 2–6 | Full Days 9–3 July 29-August 2

Experience living in the past as we explore a different doll’s history each day. We try cooking, crafting and singing songs of that time period. It is a great way to make friends with others that share the same love of dolls. All dolls are welcome. Come be yourself and learn more about the way life was as a girl years ago. Taught by Miss Koryn and Maddy.

Cost: $275/week