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Summer Camp and Summer Arts 2018 Dates

JUNE 20 – JUNE 29, 2018
JULY 2 – JULY 13, 2018 (closed July 4)
JULY 16 – JULY 27, 2018


Summer Camp is for children who will be entering Preschool 4s, Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2 in September 2018.
Summer Arts is for children who will be entering Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 in September 2018.

Students may register for one, two, or all three sessions. Due to the nature of our programming, partial sessions and/or pro-rated fees are not available. Registration begins on Feb. 5, 2018. There is a 5 percent discount for siblings. Additionally, a credit of $50 is offered to all registrations completed by March 1, 2018 Please enroll early as there are limited spaces in certain sessions.

Scroll through the slideshow below to see our campers in action. Click on the white arrow at the right.

Summer Camp at Brooklyn Friends

Brooklyn Friends Summer Camp is for children who will be entering Preschool fours, kindergarten, first, or second grade classrooms in the Fall. We offer three sessions of engaging theme-based activities led by teaching artists. Activities are designed to cultivate curiosity, creativity, self-expression and positive social interaction. Each week, ascending Fours campers will have in-house visitors, and ascending kindergarten, first and second grade campers will participate in off-site field trips.In addition to our theme-based specialized activities, all campers participate in our core summer camp elements each session, including swimming, cooking, yoga and more.

The camp day runs from 8:30am-3pm. Drop-off is in the classroom. We do not offer Early Bird care, but aftercamp is available from 3-6pm for an additional hourly fee. Siblings attending Summer Camp and/or Summer Arts receive a 5% discount.

For more information about Summer Camp, please contact Camp Director Omar Roberts by email at or phone at 718-852-1029, ext. 228.

Summer Arts at Brooklyn Friends

Summer Arts at Brooklyn Friends School offers a diverse and exciting art experience for children who will be entering grades three through seven in September 2017. Taught by working and exhibiting New York City artists, instructors are selected for their artistic accomplishments, as well as their experience working with children. Under the care and guidance of our staff, children explore their creativity and artistic abilities through an enriched interdisciplinary program. In addition to participating in all of the exciting studio art classes being offered in each session, children go on field trips to NYC’s world-class arts and cultural institutions, including outings to major museums, special exhibitions, and art studios of professional artists. They also enjoy recreational swimming two times a week at the Marriott Hotel pool, they play in two fully equipped gyms and on the rooftop playground at BFS, and have ample opportunities for free play and organized games.

For more information on the Summer Arts program, please contact Summer Arts Director Rachel Webber by email at or phone at 718-852-1029, ext. 248.

“The Summer Arts classes were very sophisticated and the teachers/instructors were phenomenally good. There were amazing trips to artists and museums, including MoMA and the Met, and even a visit with David Byrne of Talking Heads. The program director is a blizzard of energy, enthusiasm, and relates very well with the kids.”

-A Brooklyn Neighborhood Blog

“Brooklyn Friends' Summer Programs take the best from BFS and make that light shine even brighter! For kids, the experience is familiar and new, energizing and relaxing - pure fun. Just like summer should be.”

-Alice, BFS Parent