Summer at Friends

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Summer at Friends

2024 Summer Camp Information

We are excited for Summer 2024! We're pleased to offer a full line-up of camps with flexible options. As always you can count on intentionally small group sizes, fun-filled daily schedules, and terrific counselors. Campers can look forward to a summer of fun! All programs are open to both Friends School and non-Friends School students.

Our online Camp Portal streamlines the application process and makes it easy and convenient to enroll! Spaces are limited in all programs, and we anticipate many programs will sell out again this summer. Register early to guarantee your child’s space! 

Staff applications are now available. Visit the Staff Portal to apply.  All applications will be online this year.  CIT Applications are also available in the Staff Portal.

The Camp Office is open year-round. To contact us, please email or call 410-649-3218.

Enhanced Safety Protocols

Summer at Friends will be following the safety protocols that Friends School has had in place during this school year. In addition, we follow current CDC, State and Local Health Department/Government regulations, restrictions, and guidance for camps.

Our nurse is on campus or on-call daily.

Our Communicable Disease Action Plan includes symptom-monitoring, staff training to observe and report symptoms and signs of illnesses, and an isolation area for campers or staff showing any signs of illness.

We have a Health & Safety Community Code of Conduct to help prevent illness on campus.

Currently, masks are optional for all children and adults while on campus.

Safety Protocols are subject to change at any time. Camper and staff safety is our priority. Changes in federal, state and local regulations, restrictions, and guidelines may cause us to update our safety protocols, or to cancel or alter any program, schedule, or activity at any time.  Any updates will be published here.

Day Camps

For children ages 4-13

Designed for Children

With spacious, safe, self-contained, convenient campus, beautiful facilities and playgrounds!

Daily Swimming

All groups swim daily. Some of our programs feature instructional swim time: view the program descriptions for more details.

Restrictions at the pool, or other federal, state and local restrictions, may cause us to cancel or alter our swim program. 

Never Boring

Arts + crafts, music, dance, science, drama, technology, sports, games, and more! 

No lunches to pack!

All full-day camps include lunch, beverage and snack.

Convenient Hours

Super Session (our best value):  8:45 am to 5 pm (drop off begins at 8:30 am and pick-up ends by 5:15 pm)*

Session A and Session B:  8:45 am to 3:30 pm (drop off begins at 8:30 am and pick-up ends by 3:45 pm)*

Session A and Session B – Long Day Option: 8:45 am to 5 pm (drop off begins at 8:30 am and pick-up ends by 5:15 pm)*

Select camps have 2-week session options. A Long Day Option is available for Sports, Fine Arts, and Creative Technology Camps. Long Day Option spaces are limited! Visit program descriptions for more information.

*Session A and Session B are 4-week sessions. Super Session is an 8-week session. 

Exciting Camp Options

Day Camp Traditional Day CampsOur popular Day Camps are jam-packed with fun-filled activities. This is the stuff childhood memories are made of! 

Dance/Drama Fine Arts Camps: For budding artists and actors, our Fine Arts Camps pull out all the stops to provide campers with hands-on experience and performance opportunities.

Technology Creative Technology Camps: More than just tech! All of our Creative Technology Camps offer more than just time in a computer lab. Campers take advantage of our whole campus enjoying a mix of indoor and outdoor activities – including daily swimming! Entertaining lessons and exciting challenges are guided but self-paced – with as much or as little counselor assistance as needed – to inspire creativity and instill confidence! 

For Teenagers! Counselor-in-Training Program for ages 14-15.

Come play with us!

Summer at Friends offers a variety of fun, enriching day camps. Led by energetic and enthusiastic staff who love working with kids, campers form friendships and discover the joy of learning new skills in a safe, supportive environment.

Safe. Supervised. Super-fun!

Summer at Friends programs are certified by the State of Maryland for compliance with Youth Camp Safety Regulations. Our Registered Nurse is on campus or on-call during camp hours, and certified Water Safety Instructors and Lifeguards lead daily swimming instruction and recreational swim. Our team of experienced teachers and counselors guides children through a busy day that includes plenty of water breaks, sunscreen checks and camp spirit.  

Experience the Quaker Dimension

In accordance with the Quaker philosophy of Friends School, our program strives to instill feelings of self-worth and confidence in every camper and to encourage respect, cooperation and consideration of others. We celebrate diversity and believe in the unique worth of each individual. 

Want a Tour?

Tours will be available in the spring, but we are always eager to discuss camp with you. Just call or email us.

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