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.
Peewee/ Lower Camp (ages 4–6)
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. The ratio of counselors to campers is 1 to 4.
Middle Camp (ages 6–10)
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. The ratio of counselors to campers is 1 to 6.
Upper Camp (ages 10–14)
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. The ratio of counselors to campers is 1 to 7.
Counselors in Training (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. The program develops young leaders through hands-on experiences and mentorship. Participants will engage in daily camp operations, learn about various staff roles, and have the opportunity to explore their strengths while creating a memorable and educational summer.
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 enjoy breakfast in the dining room.
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.
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.