Serendipity Day Camp

The day camp will run from June 20 through August 4, 2016. This year’s Director is Van Nguyen '10, who has been a Serendipity counselor for 5 years, and the Associate Director is Jonathan Yellets '16, a senior Religion major whose leadership positions on campus have ranged from Executive Board of the Black Students League to Co-Captain of the Men’s Track and Field Team.

Van and Jonathan are working in close collaboration with Ms. Marilou Allen who continues to contribute her support, wisdom, and expertise to Serendipity. Ms. Patty Rawlings will continue to provide administrative support to the camp.

Please fill out all the information forms in the registration packet and return to hc-serendipity@haverford or mail them back to:

Serendipity Day Camp
c/o Patty Rawlings
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041

Download application materials

Because of renovations on campus, space is limited this year and once a bunk fills for a week your camper will be placed on a waiting list. Your deposit (the first week’s camp fee) secures your camper’s registration. All checks should be made out to “Haverford College” with “Serendipity” and your camper’s name on the memo line, and sent via mail.

About Serendipty

For over three decades, Serendipity Day Camp has brought campers ages 5-14 to Haverford College’s campus for activities ranging from kickball on the Cricket Field to cooking in the Multicultural Center to drama in Marshall Auditorium to sowing seeds at the HaverFarm to coding at one of the many computing centers. The camp runs for seven weeks during the summer (starting in late June and ending the first week in August), and is staffed by Senior Counselors from Haverford and other colleges -- many of whom are former campers themselves as well as Junior Counselors from the local community.

Serendipity channels the community-centered spirit of camp founder Marilou Allen -- Director of Haverford’s 8th Dimension community service office for over 30 years, and a lifelong resident of Ardmore. Counselors bring a wide range of experiences and talents to their work and play with the campers, and counselors and campers alike cultivate the community spirit of Serendipity through the ongoing cultivation of friendships old and new. Each week brings new experiences: you may find yourself nose to nose with a penguin on a field trip or representing Ghana at the camp olympics or showing off a new dance move to family and friends on Drama Night.

Serendipity is always looking for people who have great ideas and are energetic, spontaneous, patient, and willing to work happily in the heat and rain. Staff members have been chosen for Summer 2016; inquiries about counselor applications can go to