George School Day Camp Program
George School Day Camp (GSDC) provides a nurturing and safe environment for all campers. Like George School, we emphasize the Quaker philosophies of respect for the individual and each person’s responsibility to the group. Though we are not a sports camp, campers do participate in a variety of traditional team sports with emphasis on mastery of skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun—not only competition.
Each child who attends George School Day Camp is placed in a gender-divided group based on chronological age. This ensures that each child participates in age-appropriate activities with their peers. Daily activities vary, but every camper will have the opportunity to participate in swimming, sports, arts and crafts, drama, and games.
Lower Camp (ages 4–6) – The ratio of counselors to campers is 1:4
Our youngest campers are encouraged to explore the world around them. With an emphasis on cooperative activities, we introduce kids to the fundamentals of athletic games, artistic exploration, and an appreciation for the outdoors. Children have the opportunity to try a variety of new activities and receive individualized attention in small groups from counselors and instructors. Our program is structured to help your children grow socially, cognitively, and emotionally.
Middle Camp (ages 6–10) – The ratio of counselors to campers is 1:6
Middle Camp programming focuses on developing more advanced skills in artistic and physical activities. Campers are exposed to a variety of sports and other athletic endeavors and are encouraged to cultivate their artistic exploration through movement, drawing, and painting. At the core of Middle Camp curriculum, activities focus on teamwork, building confidence, and making friendships.
Upper Camp (ages 10–14) – The ratio of counselors to campers is 1:7
Upper Camp provides adolescents with opportunities for growth rooted in taking a step into nature. They will be able to further nurture their interests and skills in the variety of activities that are a part of camp life. As the older campers, they will be the natural leaders for the younger campers and model the Quaker values of respect for the individual and community and each person’s responsibility to the group.
Counselors in Training (ages 14-15)
Our Counselors in Training (CIT) program provides rising high school freshmen and sophomores with the tools to become successful leaders, role models, and George School Day Camp staff members. Through hands-on experiences, skill-building exercises, and mentorship, the program develops responsible young leaders who can contribute positively to GSDC and their community. Participants will engage in daily camp operations, learn about various staff roles, and have the opportunity to explore their strengths while creating a fun, memorable and educational summer.
Participants in the CIT program are also still campers and will engage in regular camp activities each day. This structure helps ease the transition from camper to future staff member.
Enrollment in the program is limited. Interested applicants will need to complete an application and attend an interview. The first step is to have a parent/guardian complete the online CIT application. For current program tuition, please see Dates & Rates.
George School Day Camp food is provided by CulinArt, the George School food service provider. Lunch options are fresh, healthy, and change daily. We are a nut-free camp and can accommodate other food allergies and dietary restrictions.
We offer an extended care program both before and after the camp day. For current rates, please see Dates & Rates.
If registered for morning extended care, campers may arrive as early as 7:00 a.m. Campers who arrive for early morning care will be provided breakfast.
If registered for afternoon extended care, campers may remain until 6:00 p.m. Campers participate in a variety of structured and unstructured activities, all of which are supervised and facilitated by counselors and activity specialists. Snacks are provided.
At the current time, we are not offering transportation services. We will continue to evaluate whether we can safely and successfully provide transportation services this summer. Any updates will be posted here and communicated to our families via email.
George School Day Camp Arrival and Dismissal
Because of the volume of cars arriving, particularly for afternoon pick up, we ask that parents plan not to arrive before 3:50 p.m. Our activities are scheduled until 3:40 p.m. every day, the campers need time to gather their things, pick up a snack and a beverage, and head out to the arrival/dismissal area. We begin dismissal of campers at 4:00 p.m.
Late Arrivals to Camp
Parents dropping off campers after 9:20 a.m. will not be able to utilize the carline for drop off. You will need to park in the Fitness and Athletic Center parking lot and walk your child into the building so they can be checked in by a GSDC staff member.
Early Departures from Camp
Parents must notify the camp office if you will be picking your camper up early (please provide as much advance notice as possible). Campers must be picked up no later than 3:30 p.m. Parents picking up campers for early departure will not be able to utilize the carline for pick up. You will need to park in the Fitness and Athletic Center parking lot and walk into the building to pick up your child.
To ensure the safety of all campers, we ask that parents observe some practical safety precautions:
- Drive slowly: there is a 14 mph speed limit while on campus.
- Please be aware that while two cars can safely pass each other, the carline loop road is narrow. Proceeding at a slow and safe speed will ensure the safety of everyone while on campus.
The carline route map will be emailed in the spring.
Before care – 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Camp – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
After care – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.