Since the late 1920's, the Friends' Central Summer Programs have been offering local children enriching opportunities consistent with the Quaker tenets of the Friends' Central School including a commitment to diversity and stimulation of personal growth.
The Friends' Central Summer Programs have traditional day camps as well as specialized programs for a variety of age groups and interests.
One of our favorite's on the list is their Tenderfoot Camp for children 3-6 years of age and focuses on social development, independence and curiosity where children can explore friendships and strengthen self-esteem. Children are placed in coeducational groups by age and work together in alternative learning environments where they are encouraged to practice community over competition.
The Friends' Central School is offering up to 15% off of their Tenderfoot Camp for the children of our readers. Contact them for more information.
For children looking for a more specialized program, the Basketball, Reading and Math Clinic might be an interesting approach. This 5-week summer program is designed to address the recreational, athletic and academic needs of students entering grades 2-10 and is geared towards the individual needs of each student. Students will also be exposed to guest speakers, life-skills discussion groups and a fitness awareness program. Academic instruction is provided by experienced teachers, basketball instruction is provided by veteran coaches and all activities throughout the camp are supervised.
If science interests your little one, perhaps they'd be interested in the Einstein by Design program which gives campers access to technology and allows them to invent, innovate and make new friends. Primarily for students entering grades 4-6.