Serendipity Day Camp

For Summer 2018, Serendipity Day Camp is welcoming campers ages 6-13 to Haverford College’s campus for activities such as kickball on the Cricket Field, making art from recycled materials in James House, harvesting veggies at HaverFarm, cooking at the Multicultural Center, swimming at the pool, and drama in Marshall Auditorium as well as field trips at museums and recreation areas throughout the region.

Serendipity Policies and Release Forms

Serendipity will be in session from June 18 to August 2 (no camp on Wednesday, July 4th) 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. Camp fees for 2018 are $220/week, with an additional $25/week for Extended Day. Regular day is from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Extended day is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Spaces are limited, so please make sure to follow the directions to apply and to complete your camper’s registration; as the age-leveled bunks filled, prospective campers will be placed on the wait list.

  • To apply to Serendipity, please fill out the application form for your camper(s).
  • To complete each camper’s registration, by March 22, 2018 please send, via U.S. mail:
  • a deposit of $220.00 for each camper made payable to Haverford College. On the memo line on the check, please write “Serendipity” so that the deposit can be correctly credited to your account to:

    Serendipity Day Camp
    Attention: Patty Rawlings
    Haverford College
    370 Lancaster Avenue
    Stokes Hall 2nd Floor
    Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041-1392

If you would like to have hard copies of the documents mailed to you, please contact Patty Rawlings. As we receive completed registrations and bunks are filled, campers on the waitlist will be notified of their status.

For financial aid, application forms should be sent to Denise V. Allison, Assistant Dean of the College by March 22, 2018. Please email Dean Allison in advance to let her know of your intent to apply. Please submit the financial aid forms via U.S. mail to:

Denise V. Allison
Assistant Dean of the College
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue
Stokes 111C
Haverford, PA 19041-1392

If you have questions, please contact Patty Rawlings (camp application season coincides with peak time for academic affairs on campus, so please note that Patty will respond as soon as she is able).


If you have questions or need a paper copy of the registration form, please contact Patty Rawlings, 610-896-1183.

About Serendipty

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 counselors who have great ideas and are energetic, spontaneous, patient, and willing to work happily in the heat and rain. Inquiries about counselor applications be sent to Former campers ages 14-15 who are interested in the Counselor-in-Training Program, please contact Ben Hughes at