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George School Day Camp Program

George School Day Camp (GSDC) provides a safe and nurturing 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.

We are a very active camp, and campers participate in a variety of traditional team sports with an emphasis on the progression of skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun. Daily activities vary, but every camper will participate in swimming, art, drama, dance, and a multitude of activities and games including Gaga, Scooter Soccer, Capture the Flag, Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Ping Pong, Air Hockey, Foosball, Chess and many more!

Each child who attends GSDC is placed in an all gender group based on school grade. This ensures that each child participates in age-appropriate activities with their peers.

High brightness Lower Camp

  • Ages 4–6
  • Ratio of counselors to campers is 1:5
  • Home base is Newtown Friends School
  • Emphasis on cooperative play activities
  • Individualized attention in small groups
  • Promotes camper’s growth socially, cognitively, and emotionally
  • Sample activities include:
    • Swim lessons
    • Stream Stomp
    • Parachute Games
    • Gaga
    • Art
    • Climbing Wall

Sample Lower Camp Daily Schedule

High brightness Middle Camp

  • Ages 6-10
  • Ratio of counselors to campers is 1:6
  • Emphasis on developing more advanced skills in artistic and physical activities
  • Activities focus on teamwork, building confidence, and making friendships.
  • Sample activities include:
    • Swimming
    • Street Hockey
    • Game Room
    • Art
    • Gaga
    • Nature Activities
    • Zipline/Giant Swing (oldest group only)
    • Low Ropes Course
    • Climbing Wall

Sample Middle Camp Daily Schedule

High brightness Upper Camp

  • Ages 10-14
  • Ratio of counselors to campers is 1:8
  • Emphasis on nurturing their interests and skills in the variety of activities that are a part of our camp life
  • Serve as leaders for the younger campers
  • Model the Quaker values of respect for the individual and each person’s responsibility for the group
  • Sample activities include:
    • Swimming
    • Street Hockey
    • Game Room
    • Art
    • Gaga
    • Nature Activities
    • Zipline/Giant Swing
    • Low Ropes Course
    • Climbing Wall

Sample Upper Camp Daily Schedule

High brightness Counselor in Training (CIT) Program 

  • Ages 14-15 (CITs must be at least 14 years old by June 30, 2024)
  • Provides the tools to become successful leaders, role models, and future George School Day Camp staff members.
  • Provides hands-on experiences, training sessions, skill-building exercises, and mentorship
  • Develops responsible young leaders who can contribute positively to GSDC and their community.
  • Engages participants in daily camp operations, teaches them about various staff roles, and provides the opportunity to explore their strengths while creating a fun, memorable and educational summer.
  • Participate 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.

*CITs must be at least 14 years old by June 30, 2024.

High brightness Swim Program

  • Led by the summer camp Aquatics Director and other certified water safety instructors (WSI).
  • Aquatic staff to camper ratio is 1:4
  • Utilizes the Red Cross swim instruction program.
  • Camper swimming ability is assessed and they are grouped by skill level.
  • Lessons occur at least 3 times a week and pool time is scheduled every day of camp.
  • Campers are taught the skills they need to become safe and confident in the water

High brightness Lunch

  • Provided by CulinArt, the George School food service provider.
  • Lunch options are fresh, healthy, and change daily.
  • We are a nut-free camp and do our best to accommodate other most allergies and dietary restrictions.

Sample Lunch Menu

High brightness Extended Care

Morning Care

  • If registered for morning extended care, campers may arrive as early as 7:30 a.m.
  • Campers who arrive for early morning care will be provided a continental breakfast.

Afternoon Care

  • 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.

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Camp Hours

Before care – 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Camp – 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
After care – 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Summer @ George School:

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