Quaker Summer Sleep-Away Opportunities for Kids
Most Friends Camps are affordable and provide a range of activities.
Baltimore Yearly Meeting Camps
- Shiloh, http://bymcamps.org/programs/shiloh-quaker-camp/
- Opequon, http://bymcamps.org/programs/opequon-quaker-camp/
- Teen Adventure , http://bymcamps.org/programs/teen-adventure/
- Catoctin. http://bymcamps.org/programs/catoctin-quaker-camp/
For families who seek over-night Friends summer camp for 6, 7, and 8 year-olds.
Five Friends' camps (on the US East Coast) fill the need. Registration for some begin in early December and camps can fill up in hours.
Those camps include:
- Dark Waters, NJ, http://www.campdarkwaters. org/
- Onus, PA http://camponas.org/
- Friends Camp, ME http://friendscamp.org/
- Journey's End Farm, PA https://www.journeysendfarm .org/
- Camp Celo, NC http://www.campcelo.com/
3 Camps have a farm focus: Celo, Journey’s End Farm, and Tamarack Farm.
Farm and Wilderness has 5 overnight camps, Vermont
- Saltash Mountain Camp, https://farmandwilderness.org/saltash-mountain/
- Flying Cloud, https://farmandwilderness.org/flying-cloud/
- Tamarack Farm, https://farmandwilderness.org/tamarack-farm/
- Timberlake, https://farmandwilderness.org/timberlake/
- Indian Brook, https://farmandwilderness.org/indian-brook/
Two Camps devoted to the Performing Arts
- Monteverde, Costa Rica, Theater Camp, http://mfschool.org/summer-camp-in-costa-rica/ (This camp is the only bilingual camp)
- Friends Music Camp, Earlham, IN, https://friendsmusiccamp.wordpress.com/
More camps that are non-profits, or connected to Yearly Meetings
- Neekaunis, Ontario, https://www.neekaunis.org/
- Mountain Friends Camp, NM, http://mountainfriendscamp.org/
- Woolman, CA, http://woolman.org
- Woodbrooke, WI, http://www.campwoodbrooke.org/
- Quaker Camp and Service Camp at Ben Lamond, CA http://www.quakercenter.org/summer-youth-camps/
Friends Camps with a Christian Focus
- QuakerLake, NC, http://www.quakerlakecamp.org/
- Twin Rocks Camp, OR http://www.twinrocks.org/
- Camp Tilikum, OR http://camptilikum.org/
- Camp Quaker Haven, KS, https://www.campquakerhaven.org/
- Quaker Haven Camp, IN, http://quakerhaven.com/
Camps owned by individual Friends that are grounded in Quaker values
Other Opportunities for kids of ALL ages:
- Friend General Conference. Gathering at Niagara Falls, First week of July 2017. http://www.fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering
- Many residential Yearly Meeting Gatherings are fabulous places for kids to attend.
- Some Yearly Meetings have quarterly High School and Middle School conferences.
- Many Friends Schools host summer day camps.
- Many Friends camps also have family camps and work camps.