Princeton Friends Summer Camp offers campers a summer full of adventure, creativity, fun, and community within the peaceful wooded environment of the Princeton Friends School campus. Princeton Friends Summer Camp (PFC) features arts and crafts, games of all sorts, music, drama, weekly special events, and time spent every afternoon constructing stick-and-log “villages” in our woods. While campers spend the majority of the day in their units with same age fellow campers, there are parts of the day, such as Community and swimming, when we enjoy mixed-age activities. In addition to our regular camp program, we also offer a few specialty camps, Art, Drama, and Kungaloosh Camp. Every week we take on a new theme, and around each theme, we offer a variety of activities and events at age-appropriate levels. At the center of it all is a connection to nature deeply felt by both our campers and our staff.
Our camp is offered to students from Pre-K (beginning at 4 years old) through 8th grade. Normal camp hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (with the exception of June 20th and July 4th, for which we are closed). Parents in need of a longer camp day for their children may register for our Extra Camp program. PFC Extra Camp runs from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., features games and activities run by our camp staff, and makes for a relaxing, fun-filled way to begin or end a busy day of camp.
PFC is led by Camp Director Courtney Braconi and Assistant Camp Directors Firoozeh Wilson and Nick Lavery, who have been with the camp since 2011, 1999, and 2002 respectively. Also on staff is Elisha Jones, a practicing nurse since 2004. Assisting them is a staff of talented and enthusiastic counselors, most of whom have been with us for several summers and are trained in first aid, CPR, and water-safety skills.
For more information on the differences between Specialty camps and Summer camp, please visit our Camp FAQ page.