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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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The Pillars of A

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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Financial Assistance

We wish for all students to be able to participate in programming offered by GFS. Financial assistance is available for qualifying GFS families. If your child will be enrolled at GFS for the 2019-20 academic year, you would like your child to participate in a GFS summer program, and you anticipate needing assistance, please contact Chris Breña, Director of Financial Aid; and camps@germantownfriends.org.

Camp Ages Date Cost Early Bird*

Lower School Camps (Preschool-Grade 6)

Jr. Explorer Camp

Preschool-Kindergarten

June 17-July 19

$365

$335

July 1-5

$295

$275

Explorer Camp

Kindergarten-Grade 2

June 17-July 19

$365

$335

July 1-5

$295

$275

Discovery Camp

Grades 3-6

June 17-July 19

$365

$335

July 1-5

$295

$275

Lower School Tech Camps

Grades 3-6

June 17-July 19

$450

$425

July 1-5

$380

$350

Specialty Camps

Fleming Tech's Robotics 101

Grades 6-8

June 17-21

$450

$425

Painting 101 (Center City)

Grades 6-8

June 17-21

$365

$335

Fleming Tech's Programming for Gamers

Grades 6-9

June 24-28

$450

$425

Sculpting 101 (Center City)

Grades 6-8

June 24-28

$365

$335

Master Chef

Grades 6-8

July 1-5*

$295

$275

Orchestra Camp

Grades 5-12

July 22-27

$550

$525

Comics and Illustration 101

Grades 6-9

July 15-19

$365

$335

Adventure Camp

Grades 6-10

July 1-5*

$365

$335

July 8 -26

$495

$450

Science Explorers: Take a Dive

Ages 7-11

July 22-26

Full day: $395/Half day: $225

$375

Science Explorers: Far Out Space Academy

Ages 7-11

July 29-August 2

Full day: $395/Half day: $225

$375

Science Explorers: Jr. Investigative Team

Ages 4-6

July 22-26

Half day: $225

$200

Athletics Camps

Girls Sports Camp

Grades 1-6

June 17-21

$365

$335

Girls Sports Camp LIT

Grades 7-9

June 17-21

$295

$275

Boys Sports Camp

Grades 1-6

June 17-21

$365

$335

Boy Sports Camp LIT

Grades 7-9

June 17-21

$295

$275

Girls Basketball Clinic Grades 3-8 June 17-21 $65 $55

Soccer Shots*

Preschool-Grade 1

June 17-21 & 24-28

$195

$175

Soccer Camp

Grades 2-9

June 24-28

$385

$355

Girls Lacrosse Camp

Grades 2-9

June 24-28

$365

$335

Baseball Camp

Grades 4-9

July 1-3*

$235

$210

Wrestling Camp

Grades 2-12

July 1-3*

$235

$210

Community Basketball and Enrichment (CBE) Camp

Grades 3-9

June 24-July 19

$145

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Other Options

Early Risers

All ages

June 17-July 19

$45

n/a

Extended Day

All ages

June 17-July 19

$75

n/a

Transportation to/from Center City

   

$115

$65

Lunch

Hot lunch

$45

Boxed

$40

Academic Programs

College Essay Workshop

Grades 11 & 12

June 17-21

$95

$75

Algebra 1

Grades 9 & 10

June 17-July 19

$845

$725

Gear Up for Fall

Grades 7-11

August 19-30

$180

$165

End-of-Summer Camps

The Great Empire Race

Grades K-8

August 19-23 & 26-30

$355/week, $80/day

$325/week, $70/day

The Wizard of Oz Camp

Preschool-PreK

August 19-23 & 26-30

$365/week, $80/day

$335/week, $70/day

* Early Bird discounts run until March 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.