Summer Friends at MPFS provides children ages 3-10 with an opportunity to participate in weekly thematic units, taught by certified elementary teachers. Weekly themes may include Space week, tie-dye week, sports week, and Under the Sea week. Children enjoy the freedom of summer in a welcoming, safe, and relaxed environment. Enriching on-site programs are complemented by field trips to museums, zoos, and other local venues.
The students at Summer Friends are free to explore, play, and express themselves in the safe and nurturing environment found year-round at Media Providence Friends School. The small group sizes of this camp allow for interactions with the teachers as well as other children of similar ages and all activities are tailored for their developmental and physical levels. The children at Summer Friends participate in a wide variety of experiences that help them shape their vision of the people and the world around them.
Each week, artists-in-residence and educators visit to share talents and work on special projects with campers. Our partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology gives us unique access to visiting experts in anthropology and archaeology as well as real artifacts that give campers a hands-on experience. Onsite programs are complimented by field trips to museums, nature centers, zoos, theater performances, and other local events. Twice weekly, they participate in instructional and recreational swimming at Knowlton Swim Club with certified water safety instructors.