Camp Information & Policies
The Summer Camp is located on the campus of Friends School Haverford at 851 Buck Lane, Haverford, PA 19041. On-site facilities include a large multipurpose gym, two art/activity rooms, maker space, kitchen, music room, library, and outdoor fields and play equipment.
Weeks, Hours & Cost
June 12 – August 18, 2023
Camp Weeks 1 – 9 (Full Program)
August 21 – September 1, 2023
(Post Camp— same hours less programming )
Core camp hours are from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Before (7:30–9 a.m.) and After Care (3–5 p.m) can be arranged at no cost. Seedlings campers have a 1 p.m. pick-up option, for $300/week.
If for any reason during the camp day you need to contact the Summer Camp staff or your child, please call (610) 642-2334. The Summer Camp at Friends School Haverford email address is [email protected].
Nurse & Medications
We will not have a nurse on site. Members of the staff are CPR and first aid trained to deal with the types of minor injuries campers may experience. In addition, if your child needs access to an Epi-pen® or asthma inhaler, we will have staff members who can dispense them. If your child has any special needs, parents are responsible for bringing the medication to camp. Please read the Emergency Form carefully for additional information regarding medication and field trip policies.
Clothing and Toys
Children should wear cool, comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes to camp, and be prepared for both outdoor and indoor activities. All campers must wear sneakers and socks. Please do not send your child to camp in sandals. Campers will not need to bring toys to camp. While it is appropriate for our Seedlings campers to bring a favorite blanket or stuffed animal to help them relax during quiet time, all other toys and electronic devices are prohibited from being brought to camp.
If your child is going to be absent, please call (610) 642-2334 after 7:30 a.m. to inform the camp staff.
Lunches and Snacks
Snack will be provided to all campers in the mid-morning and early afternoon prior to dismissal. There will be a third snack provided part way through extended day for those campers enrolled in After Camp care. Water or juice will be available throughout the day. Campers will need to provide their own lunches in insulated bags or coolers. Please pack lunches that do not require additional refrigeration or heat.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellation for any reason before June 1st will be subject to forfeiture of deposited funds. Your deposit may be applied to alternative programs, however, in which case a mandatory $25 change fee will be assessed. After June 1st, cancellation will result in forfeiture of all fees. Summer Camp at Friends School Haverford reserves the right to cancel or modify individual programs due to enrollment or weather concerns. Finally, campers must conduct themselves in a responsible and respectful manner. Any camper involved in wrongful behavior that raises significant concerns will be subject to immediate dismissal and forfeiture of payment.
Fees and Registration Policy
Please see our online registration form for a complete list of fees. Late pick-up fees and/or change-of-week fees may also apply. Full payment of the total amount due is required at the time of registration before campers are permitted to attend. Checks should be made payable to Friends School Haverford.
Camp registration is due by May 1st, 2023. Spots are filled as registrations are received until camps reach capacity. Thereafter, registrants will be put on a waiting list. Full payment is due at time of registration If the balance is not received by the above deadline, we cannot guarantee your place. Late registration is possible provided there is space available in the desired program. Late registration must be made one week prior to the start of the desired program and must be accompanied by full payment. Changes in registration from one week to another are subject to program availability and not guaranteed.
Late Pick-Up Policy
Children not enrolled in After Camp care must be picked up between 3:00 and 3:15 p.m. While there is no charge for before- or after-care, campers need to sign up in advance so we can ensure appropriate coverage. All children must be picked up by 5:00 p.m. Any late pick-ups after this time will incur a per-child late fee of $15 for each 15-minute interval after 6 p.m (for example, a 6:20 pick-up will be charged $30).
Please call (610) 642-2334 if you will be later to pick-up than expected.
Children age 3 and potty trained through those entering 6th grade in the fall are eligible to attend Summer Camp at Friends School Haverford. Due to the number of transitions throughout the camp day, we require that Seedlings campers manage themselves independently when using the potty. Regular breaks and lots of encouragement will assist in this process. While we understand accidents can and will occur from time to time, we do not have the staffing to manage more regular accidents with campers while also maintaining the integrity of our program. If the occasional accident becomes a regular pattern of behavior, we reserve the right to dismiss campers at our discretion.