Quaker Summer Sleep-Away Opportunities for Kids
Most Friends Camps are affordable and provide a range of activities. Many have subsidies for low-income and members of Friends meetings.
Baltimore Yearly Meeting Camps
- Catoctin. http://bymcamps.org/programs/catoctin-quaker-camp/
- Opequon, http://bymcamps.org/programs/opequon-quaker-camp/
- Shiloh, http://bymcamps.org/programs/shiloh-quaker-camp/
- Teen Adventure , http://bymcamps.org/programs/teen-adventure/
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
- Camp Celo, NC http://www.campcelo.com/
- Dark Waters, NJ, http://www.campdarkwaters. org/
- Friends Camp, ME http://friendscamp.org/
- Journey’s End Farm, PA https://www.journeysendfarm .org/
- Onus, PA http://camponas.org/
Farm and Wilderness has 6 overnight camps, Vermont
- Flying Cloud, https://farmandwilderness.org/flying-cloud/
- Indian Brook, https://farmandwilderness.org/indian-brook/
- Questers https://farmandwilderness.org/questers/
- Red Spruce Grove https://farmandwilderness.org/red-spruce-grove/
- Saltash Mountain Camp, https://farmandwilderness.org/saltash-mountain/
- Tamarack Farm, https://farmandwilderness.org/tamarack-farm/
- Timberlake, https://farmandwilderness.org/timberlake/
Two Camps devoted to the Performing Arts
- Friends Music Camp, Earlham, IN, https://friendsmusiccamp.wordpress.com/
- Monteverde, Costa Rica, Theater Camp, http://mfschool.org/summer-camp-in-costa-rica/ (This camp is the only bilingual camp)
More camps that are non-profits, or connected to Yearly Meetings
- Mountain Friends Camp, NM, http://mountainfriendscamp.org/
- Neekaunis, Ontario, https://www.neekaunis.org/
- Quaker Service and Art Camp at Ben Lamond, CA http://www.quakercenter.org
- Woodbrooke, WI, http://www.campwoodbrooke.org/
- Woolman, CA, http://woolman.org
Friends Camps with a Christian emphasis and some with connections to Yearly Meetings
- Camp Quaker Haven, KS, https://www.campquakerhaven.org/
- Camp Quaker Heights, IA, https://www.campquakerheights.org/quakercamps
- Camp Tilikum, OR http://camptilikum.org/
- Quaker Haven Camp, IN, http://quakerhaven.com/
- Quaker Knoll Camp, OH, https://quakerknoll.org/quaker-knoll-summer-camps/
- Quaker Lake, NC, http://www.quakerlakecamp.org/
- Twin Rocks Camp, OR http://www.twinrocks.org/
Camps owned by individual Friends that are grounded in Quaker testimonies of radical equality and practices of listening, sharing, connection, and service.
Other Opportunities for kids of ALL ages:
- Friend General Conference. Provides an annual 6 night gathering for more than 1000 Friends off all age groups around the 1st week of July. 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.
- Three Camps have a farm focus: Celo, Journey‚Äôs End Farm, and Tamarack Farm.
- Many Friends camps also have family camps, and work camps.
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