CIT & Enrichment Specialty Camps

The Counselor-in-training Program

This program is available to campers with special interests and talents who are entering high school. It seeks to develop the skills needed to become a competent junior counselor. In the mornings, our CIT’s are assigned to a group or an activity where they develop their leadership skills and sense of responsibility through their daily interaction with campers, camp staff and parents. After lunch, CIT’s can participate in our weekly elective activities, swim or continue assisting the staff as needed. Most CIT’s spend two years in the program before applying for a position as a junior counselor. Snack and lunch will be provided.

Camp Dates: June 25 – Aug. 17 (8 weeks)

Enroll before February 28 for the full summer: $1,926 Full Day

Enroll after February 28  for the full summer: $1,974 Full Day

Select any 2 consecutive weeks: $500

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Specialty Camps

Animation Camp

In our two week animation camp we will use the Istopanimation app for Ipad to do short stop motion pieces using animation puppets.Our animation puppets will be constructed from clay and other materials over a wire armature. We will use green screen effects toadd backgrounds to our animated characters using Imovie. Our finished animations will be optimized and uploaded to YouTube. Wewill conclude out time together with a screening for all families in AFS’s Muller Auditorium.

Dates: July 30 – August 10 Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Fees: $800 (Includes Lunch & Snack)

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Math and Science of Roller Coasters

Explore STEM in action during this exciting summer class! Campers will spend the week exploring the mechanics and movements of roller coasters and building models. They’ll head off to Dorney Park Wednesday) and 6 Flags (Friday) to experience the math and physics of coasters in real life. At the middle school level, students will explore topics such as geometric shapes, lines, angles, curves, simple machines, force, speed, motion, data collection, experimentation, and more.

Grades: 5 – 7 Dates: July 16 – July 20

Time: 9am – 3pm Fees: $525 (Includes Lunch & Snack)

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Minecraft & Java

Explore, learn, problem solve and create amazing and unique worlds using the popular game Minecraft, a 3D simulation game in which players work to discover resources and use them to craft and build a unique world. By combining instruction in Java coding and gameplay campers will learn the fundamentals of Java programming and use them to create resources to add to their Minecraft worlds

Grades: 4 – 6 Dates: June 25 – July 6

Time: half-day 9am – 12pm Fees: $450 (includes snack)

A full day option is available to participate in additional afternoon camp activities.

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Inhale…Exhale: A summer braiding of Poetry and Yoga

Take a deep, slow breath. Pay careful attention to the world. Write a poem. Join AFS teachers Jenny Burkholder and Mary Lynn Ellis for a week of breathing and practicing yoga poses, of reading poetry and beginning to write poems of your own.Jenny Burkholder teaches yoga at Blue Banyan Yoga Studio and School, and both Mary Lynn and Jenny are published poets. The class is open to all adults in the AFS community and beyond. No experience in either yoga or poetry is necessary.

Adult Course Offering Dates: July 23 – 27

For specific details on time and price contact:

Jenny Burkholder: jburkholder@abingtonfriends.net or

Mary Lynn Ellis: mellis@abingtonfriends.net

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