Day and Summer Camps at Germantown Academy

Whether you have an athlete, an artist, an outdoorsmen, a tinkerer, a student, a chef, a musician at home, you can always find the perfect camp for you child at Germantown Academy (GA) Day Camp & Summer Programs in nearby Fort Washington. GA Day Camp & Summer Programs offers summer adventures for all sorts of campers. This summer, campers, ages three to 16, can participate in one of GA’s many days camps, sports camps, art camps, academic camps, 1/2 day adventures or discovery camps and enjoy the academy’s beautiful 126 acre campus, which includes cutting-edge classroom technology, athletic facilities (including Carey Stadium and three artificial turf fields), the Wissahickon Creek, preserved wetlands and wet meadows (The Preserve), a ropes course, a zip line, a swimming pool, two gymnasiums, the Field House, Green Roof, vegetable gardens, and GA’s Academic Courtyard.

GA’s Day Camps offer an all-inclusive and extremely versatile camp experience for children during the summer. The Adventurer Camp is for small children as young as three years old, through those entering kindergarten. Traditional Day Camp is for children entering grades 1-6, and Explorer Camp caters to adventurous seventh and eighth graders. Their exclusive Counselor in Training program is available to campers who have completed 8th grade and have met all of the required qualifications (CITs must participate for a minimum of five weeks). In the Day Camp programs, the emphasis is on making friends and participating in a variety of activities, many of which will be new to them. Afternoon Day Camp is available as a PM combination. The Explorer Camp travels off campus for daily field trips. The available camps are:

Sports Camps at GA Day Camp & Summer Programs aim to improve camper’s skill-set while providing a positive and enjoyable learning experience whether beginner, novice or expert. The basic skills and fundamentals of the sport are taught to campers throughout the morning in a relaxed, team setting. Those skills are put to the test during the afternoon where campers compete in game-like situations and scrimmages. Coaches emphasize the importance of sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork throughout each week. Coaching staffs include Germantown Academy’s renowned varsity coaches and varsity athletes. Available camps include:

The Arts come alive at GA Day Camp & Summer Programs. Whether creating a visual masterpiece or performing in a full scale theater production, campers receive specialized instruction taught by professionals in their field. Campers will work collaboratively and individually in order to foster self-confidence and personal expression through a variety of mediums. Available camps include:

Germantown Academy’s summer Academic Programs offer something for everyone, including enrichment, maintenance, or advancement. The school’s patient, persistent, flexible, and caring teachers are highly creative and will use a variety of fun strategies to incorporate reading, writing, and collaborative learning activities into daily lessons. Students are able to learn in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere while meeting other similarly motivated campers. Available programs include:

Grades 1-2

Grades 3-6

Grades 7-10

Half-day Adventures is the perfect opportunity for your camper to create a perfect week of camp! Combine any AM specialty program including art, music, theater and academics to Afternoon Day camp or another specialty program. Campers who combine an AM and PM program will have a supervised lunch and free swim period between their morning and afternoon activities. Campers may also choose to attend and AM camp only. Campers who choose AM only should be picked up at 11:30am. Combination camps offer the maximum flexibility when it comes to your campers interests and schedules. Available morning options are:

Afternoon 1/2 Day options (new this year) are the perfect way to complete your camper’s day! When you combine a morning and afternoon program, campers will enjoy a supervised lunch period and free swim before transitioning to the afternoon programs. Below are the available options:

Cultivate your camper’s passions with GA’s Discovery Camps. Discovery camps are a full day experience with an in-depth focus on a particular area of interest such as Theater, Wilderness, Video Gaming, The Culinary Arts, and more! These fun and challenging activities stimulate creativity and hands-on learning. Class size is limited to ensure maximum individual attention and creative group work. Students will develop their knowledge and skills in small classes where the emphasis is on exploring, thinking, accepting, and risk taking.