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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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Pre- and Post-Camp Day Options

Early Risers Breakfast & Activities on Main Campus

Weeks 1-5
June 17-July 19, 7:30-8:45 a.m.
Location: Hargroves Center
Cost: $45/week*  

Early Risers offers parents a reliable option for early morning drop-off. Campers are provided a balanced and nutritious breakfast, which they will help make, as well as a set of planned activities, which include group games, board games, and a wake-up stretching and movement program. What better way to rev up campers' mind, body, and spirit in preparation for a fun-filled day at camp?

Athletic Camp campers who enroll in Early Risers will be shuttled from Main Campus to Fields at 8:45 a.m. each morning.

*Campers who check-in prior to 8:45 a.m. will be charged a drop-in rate of $10. 

Early Risers Tennis

Grades K-10
Weeks 1-5
June 17-July 19, 7:30-8:45 a.m.
Location: GFS Tennis Courts
$125/week, $40/day drop-in

Join GFS Tennis Coach Justin Gilmore for a 75-minute clinic-style Early Riser Tennis Program. Students will be grouped by age and ability. This clinic is the perfect way to learn and develop both skills and love for a classic sport that will last a lifetime.

Early Risers Tennis Clinic campers who enroll in a camp on Main Campus will be shuttled from the GFS Tennis Courts back to Main Campus before 9 a.m. each morning.

After Hours Extended Day

Weeks 1-5
June 17-July 19, 3:15-5:30 p.m.
Location: Main Campus
Cost: $75/week  

Extended Day coverage is a great option for parents to ensure their children are continuing to have an awesome camp experience until the minute they are picked up. Our staff provides your child with a nutritious snack and organized activities, including flying drones, playing speed soccer, performing science experiments, engaging in imaginative play, and enjoying traditional playground classics.

Extended Day coverage is available on a drop-in basis for $25/day. To register, please go to the separate Extended Day season on the online registration site.