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Summer with Friends

Click the links below for detailed information about each of our summer camps and programs.

Summer Camp for Rising Preschool 4s-2nd Graders.

Summer Arts for Rising 3rd-7th Graders.

Summer Arts Internship for Current 8th-12th Graders.

Brooklyn Friends Summer Camp

Brooklyn Friends Summer Camp for children who will be entering Preschool 4s, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades in the Fall of 2020. 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, sports, yoga and more.

Sessions

Session 1: June 17- June 26
Session 2: June 29- July 10 (closed July 3)
Session 3: July 13- July 24

Summer Camp Confirmation

You will receive a camp packet in April that includes a confirmation letter detailing your child’s placement, teachers and daily activities, a medical form, and permission slips. All forms must be completed and returned prior to your child’s first day of camp. Only children for whom we have full payment and completed forms may attend Summer Camp.

Hours

The summer camp day runs from 8:30 am–3:00 pm. We do not offer Early Bird care. Aftercamp is available from 3:00 pm–6:00.

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

Summer Arts

Summer Arts at Brooklyn Friends School offers a diverse and exciting art experience for children who will be entering 3rd through 7th grades in the Fall of 2020. 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 such as woodworking, animation, sculpture, painting, digital media, and more while honing core competencies such as collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. 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. Students 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.

Sessions

Session 1: June 17- June 26
Session 2: June 29- July 10 (closed July 3)
Session 3: July 13- July 24

Summer Arts Confirmation

You will receive a Summer Arts packet in April that includes a confirmation of session(s) attending, a medical form, and permission slips. All forms must be completed and returned prior to your child’s first day of camp. Only children for whom we have full payment and completed forms may attend Summer Arts.

Hours

The summer arts camp day runs from 9:00 am–3:00 pm. Early Bird drop off is available at 8:30 am at no additional cost. Aftercamp is available from 3:00 pm–6:00 pm.

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

Facilities

BFS is conveniently located in downtown Brooklyn, easily accessible by public transportation, and within walking distance of brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods. The school’s excellent facilities include two gymnasiums, a fully-equipped theater, a cafeteria, two libraries, dance studios and music rooms, computer and science labs, a rooftop playground, fully-equipped art studios, and bright, air-conditioned classrooms. Nearby Cadman Plaza allows for field play and children swim at the Marriott Hotel pool ,which is adjacent to Brooklyn Friends.

Summer Program Registration - OPENS FEBRUARY 10th

When registering, please make sure that your child’s grade level is their correct grade for FALL, 2020.

BFS families AND non-BFS families with children who have attended Summer Camp or Summer Arts previously:

Please log in to My Backpack at brooklynfriends.org/SummerRegistration using your current user-name and password. After logging in, select Program Registration to begin.

Families new to BFS with children who have NOT previously attended Summer Camp or Summer Arts:

Please create a My Backpack account at brooklynfriends.org/SummerRegistration. Once you have created your account, select Program Registration to begin registering your child.

Deadline for Registration is April 30th, 2020. All children are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore we recommend prompt registration.

  • A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due upon registration, with the remaining balance due by June 1st. If you need to cancel a session, fees will be dropped or refunded, less the $300 deposit, until June 1st. There will be no refunds after June 1st, 2020.
  • A 5% sibling discount is applicable for children enrolled in both Summer Arts and Summer Camp.
  • All discounts will be applied to your balance after you register and pay the deposit.
  • Due to the nature of our programming, partial sessions and/or pro-rated fees are not available.