For more than 60 years Summer at Friends has been the place to be for camp! Today’s programs range from Junior Camp for ages 4 and 5 through Senior Camp for ages 10 to 13, with lots of specialty options including drama, technology, sports, and fine arts! Summer at Friends is so much fun for campers… and it is fun for the staff who spend all year planning great activities! Enter Summer Programs Coordinator Sue Cusick, Camp Director Steve Cusick, and Associate Director Jack Walderman who can’t wait to share their recipe for summer fun with you!
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The countdown to summer has certainly begun! With only 2 months left until camp begins, you’ll want to secure a spot with our oldest group of campers! Our Senior Camp Super Session (ages 10-13) offers 8 weeks of content perfectly curated for a variety of skills and interests – outdoor sports competitions, scientific experimentation, musical performance, cultural exploration, leading activities for camp, and so much more! Our Senior Campers make the dive into a menagerie of activities in addition to a camp day of swimming, sunshine, and tennis. Our Super Session offers a longer day option from 9am – 5pm for campers who want to keep the fun going all summer! Senior Camp Super Session runs from June 21st – August 13th.
Over the past year, many of us have spent more time on a computer than ever before– shared documents, video conferences, and more. Even our children have made this change – with virtual and hybrid school prevalent across our area. So while it may seem like a weird summer to sign your child up for a Creative Technology Camp, here are 5 reasons why you should:
With just under 100 days until the start of camp, it’s time to make your plans for summer fun! Your camper can spend the summer creating masterpieces in Visual Arts Camp, or exploring their acting and improv skills while shining on stage in Imagination Alive or Take Two. Summer at Friends has created the perfect place for your child to explore their interests and talents in the arts!
Summer at Friends wraps up its Virtual Summer on August 7, completing eight fun-filled weeks of unique virtual experiences. There are program options for participants as young as 4 and as old as 14.
One of the options that the staff is most excited about for the last two weeks is the Senior Soiree. Designed for campers ages 10 to 14, Senior Soiree is a blend of themed activities and time to socialize with old and new friends. For the week of July 27 we’re bringing back a camp favorite, Cooking Around the World! Join Mr. Sam and learn to create different quick and easy dishes to share with your family while at home! We’re talking main dishes, desserts, and a whole lot of fun!
Summer at Friends isn’t on campus this year, but your child can still enjoy many camp favorites from the comfort of home. The Camp Staff has carefully adapted some of their most popular programs to be offered as virtual classes. These Virtual Summer programs are designed with kids in mind, and are scheduled to make it easy for busy parents! Most programs are one hour long and feature a mix of instruction, time to share projects with friends, plus a few activities for children to enjoy throughout the rest of the day! There are plenty of options, and you can mix and match different classes to craft a schedule that is perfect for your child.
“The children have been really enjoying the Virtual Summer programs so far, even though it’s very different from a normal summer…” said Director of Day Camps, Steve Cusick, “we’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback. The classes are spread throughout the day so there is still time for the children to do other things away from the computer. Many are taking the opportunity to expand on the projects we’ve done in class. We just added a variety of new programs for the next few weeks, including a digital photography class and a makers program.”
Newly added programs also include a creative writing class (“Writing with Friends”) and 2 math based classes (“Sports and Stats” and a “Math Tune Up”) that are a great way to keep children thinking while still having fun!
Summer 2020 is different than any we have experienced before, and new challenges call for innovative solutions! Summer at Friends has taken many of your favorite aspects of summer camp, including art, science, music, drama, and technology, and transformed them into exciting virtual options.
These Virtual Summer programs are designed with kids in mind, and are scheduled to make it easy for busy parents! Most programs are one hour long and feature a mix of instruction, time to share projects with friends, plus a few activities for children to enjoy throughout the rest of the day! There are plenty of options, and you can mix and match different classes to craft a schedule that is perfect for your child!
Summer at Friends has been the home for summer fun since the 1960’s. A hidden gem located right on Charles Street between Northern Parkway and Wyndhurst Avenue, Summer at Friends takes full advantage of Friends School’s beautiful 35 acre campus. Campers as young as four and as old as thirteen enjoy thoughtfully crafted activities such as science, technology, art, music, and swimming, in the comfort of a facility designed just for them! It’s a place for campers to be kids, form friendships, and discover the joy of creating lasting memories of summer fun, in a peaceful, safe, and supportive environment.
With more than 20 camp programs to choose from, there are options for almost every interest and ability level. Summer at Friend’s caring, experienced staff plans daily activities that build skills, inspire confidence, and perhaps most importantly – encourage campers to try something new!
Summer at Friends has offered camp experiences for young children for more than five decades. Here four and five year old campers enjoy thoughtfully planned activities – such as music, art, and swimming – in the comfort of a facility designed just for them! Housed in Friends’ Pre-Primary Building, campers have exclusive access to the shaded playground and are a short walk away from the swimming pools. Because Friends’ 35 acre campus has everything campers need, campers never need to travel off campus! It’s a place for campers to be kids, form friendships, and discover the joy of learning and playing in a safe, supportive, environment.
The turf field, tennis courts, and gymnasiums at Friends School are waiting for young, eager athletes of all ability levels to enjoy a full day of skill building, instructional sports, and teamwork. (You don’t have to be an experienced all-pro player to play here.) Every day at Sports Camp, there are skills to be learned, friends to be made, and confidence to be gained. Led by experienced coaches, and assisted by a counselor staff of experienced athletes, campers are not only guaranteed a day full of sports and play, but also a day of fun.