Serendipity will run from Monday, June 19 through Thursday, August 3, 2017. (please note: there is no camp on Tuesday, July 4).
The camp day begins at 9:00 a.m. and runs through 3:00 p.m. with an Extended Day option where campers may be picked up by 4:45 pm. The weekly camp fee for 2017 is $210 Regular Day/ $235 for the Extended Day option. Fees for the field trips that take place during weeks 2-6 run between $7.00 and $15.00. T-shirts, which are mandatory for field trips, are $10 (last year’s purple shirt still works if it fits).
Given ongoing renovations on Haverford's campus, space is limited; if your camper's bunk is full (bunks are assigned according to the child's age at the time of the start of camp) your camper will be put on a waiting list. We will fill bunks in the order in which we receive applications and will send medical and release forms via email upon receipt of the initial application; to secure your camper's space, you must return those forms along with a deposit of the first week's camp fees by May 1, 2017.
We are looking forward to a fun summer and meeting new friends as well as reconnecting with the old friends!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.