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explore our CAMPUS

What's cool about our campus is that it's spread out over seven acres in Philadelphia's historic neighborhood of Germantown. The buildings are an eclectic mix of old and new, a unique look and feel more consistent with a college campus. With three gyms, three auditoriums, a student center, numerous open, green spaces and nine classroom buildings, it's a place worthy of adoration and exploration. The Meetinghouse, at the center of it all, provides a beautiful and spiritual focal point.

1. Main Building 2. Meetinghouse 3. Sharpless 4. Hargroves 5. Wade Science Center 6. Alumni Building 7. Admissions 8. Living Graveyard 9. Dead Graveyard 10. Loeb Performing Arts Center 11. Smith Gym 12. Cary Building 13. Friends Free Library 14. Field House 15. Scattergood Gym

we have deep roots in this place

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Quaker Education

At GFS, students and teachers gather in Meeting for Worship once each week. This is a time for shared, silent contemplation. Anyone who feels moved to speak may rise and do so. It is a simple formula, and can be a remarkably powerful experience.In these days of constant connectivity, the ability and opportunity to sit in silence have special value. Meeting for Worship is a cornerstone of the GFS culture that many come to cherish throughout their lives.

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speak the truth

We strive to deal fairly, equally and honestly with everyone. We aim to do as we say, reflecting our beliefs in our actions. even when it is inconvenient or challenging, we stand by our convictions, striving to lead lives of integrity.

Shine Together

We are all blessed with remarkable gifts. We are equally qualified to seek truth and to hear the voice of God. Every person deserves equal respect. For these reasons, we work against prejudice and discrimination and for equality.

stay connected

"Alone we can do little; together we can do so much."* We know there is strength in cooperation and wisdom to be found when many perspectives come together. We believe in the power of community.*
The words of Helen Keller.

keep it simple

In every way we can, we try to minimize the distractions that can draw our attention from the important things in life. This means not becoming overwhelmed by the busyness of daily routine. It means seeking balance. It means embracing simplicity.

care for all

This planet we inhabit, the talents we've been given, the community of which we are a part- all hold remarkable value. We must be responsible, imaginative and proactive in protecting these gifts and caring for the world and people around us. We must exercise good stewardship.

promote peace

We believe each life is precious and unique. We stand against war and violence and work to eliminate their root causes, including ignorance, racism, hatred and oppression. We are committed to creating peace.

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Summer Camps

Registration is now open. Please click on the link below.

At Germantown Friends School, you'll find summer camps for every interest: sports, academics, technology, arts, and outdoor adventures.
 

Why Camps at GFS?

We believe in helping children find activities that bring them joy. Our summer program is organized around the steps of play, practice, and mastery. Each step offers campers age-appropriate opportunities to explore a wide range of activities that will help them answer that important life question: “What do I really enjoy doing?” 

 

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Personalize Your Summer

To facilitate your search for the ideal camp(s), we invite you to click on the handy sorting tabs included here:

Camp Offerings

Adventure Camp
  • Adventure Camps
  • Full-Day
  • July
  • June
  • Main Campus

Grades: Rising 7–10
Dates: June 15–July 17 (5 weeks)
Time: 8 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
Location: Main Campus 
Price: Weeks 1–2: $495/$450 (early bird)
Price: Weeks 3–5: $425/$395 (early bird)

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Baseball Camp
  • Athletic Camps
  • Full-Day
  • GFS Fields
  • June

Grades: Rising 4–9
Dates: June 22–26
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: GFS Baseball Field, 2940 W. School House Ln.
Price: $335/$305 (early bird)

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Discovery Camp
  • Discovery Camps
  • Full-Day
  • July
  • June
  • Main Campus

Grades: Rising 4–6
Dates: June 15–July 17 (5 weeks)
Time: 9 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
Location: Main Campus
Price: $365 per week/$335 per week (early bird)

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End-of-Summer Camp
  • August
  • Center City Campus
  • Full-Day
  • Main Campus

Grades: Rising Preschool–8
Dates: August 31–September 4
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Main Campus and Center City
Price: $365/$335 (early bird) or $85 per day/$75 per day (early bird)

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Explorer Camp
  • Explorer Camps
  • Full-Day
  • July
  • June
  • Main Campus

Grades: Rising 1–3
Dates: June 15–July 17 (5 Weeks)
Time: 9 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
Location: Main Campus 
Price: $365 per week/$335 per week (early bird)

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Jr. Explorer Camp
  • Center City Campus
  • Full-Day
  • Jr. Explorer Camps
  • July
  • June
  • Main Campus

Grades: Rising PreSchool–Kindergarten
Dates: June 15–July 17 (5 Weeks)
Time: 9 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
Locations: Main Campus and Center City 
Price: $365 per week/$335 per week(early bird)

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Wrestling
  • Athletic Camps
  • Full-Day
  • June
  • Main Campus

Grades: Rising 1–9
Dates: June 15–19
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Main Campus
Price: $295/$275 (early bird)

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