Moorestown Friends School (MFS) will host its 22nd annual Camp Fair on Saturday, February 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school’s Field House. This is the largest Camp Fair in South Jersey, featuring dozens of camps. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. The Camp Fair is sponsored by the MFS Parent Council.
There will be face painting and other entertainment for children, and refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase.
A wide variety of summer camps will be represented, including day and residential camps for young people in preschool through high school. There will be camps from the South Jersey/Philadelphia region, as well as camps based in New York, Colorado, Texas, Vermont, California, and Florida.
The Camp Fair will also feature programs that offer opportunities to travel internationally. For instance, Actionquest and Lifeworks International offer adventure travel, cultural immersion, and community service programs, in locations around the globe. Global Works runs a service-based program with international trips to Central and South America, Europe, China, Africa, and the South Pacific.
Traditional camps will be present, as well as specialty camps with programs in art, sports, academic enrichment, advanced science, technology, and service. An example of an academically oriented program is the Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. This is a unique opportunity for a selective group of highly motivated and talented high school students to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. Girls attending “Girlblazers” at the Alice Paul Institute will learn skills to help them become leaders in their school and community and will meet women who have blazed a trail for them. Sports camps attending the Camp Fair include the Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Academy and Philadelphia Union Soccer Schools.
The Moorestown Friends School Summer Scholars Program, which will be represented at the Camp Fair, provides opportunities for children to innovate, create, experiment, and collaborate with others. Summer Scholars courses are available to students in prekindergarten through ninth grade, and all programs are led by Moorestown Friends School teachers.
MFS is also home to ESF Summer Camps. ESF offers activity day camps for children ages 3 to 15.
Moorestown Friends School is minutes from the Moorestown Mall, at the intersection of Main Street and Chester Avenue in Moorestown. Parking for the Camp Fair is in the back lot, and the entrance to the Field House is near the tennis courts.