About Summer Friends

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Summer 2020!

Friends Seminary, founded in 1786, is the oldest continuous co-educational independent school in New York City. Bordering Stuyvesant park, Friends educates students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Quaker values and academic rigor combine to create an environment that nurtures our students and teaches them to be global citizens.


From June 15th – July 31st  the Summer Friends Day Camps adheres to the School’s values with a touch of summertime whimsy for children ages 2 - 14. This summer, in addition to our traditional day camps, we are excited to offer specialty programs for children ages 4- 14. For inquisitive young scientists, we welcome the return of hands-on exploration with Science Explorers and Handwork Studio.  Back by popular demand, our acclaimed Pre-school Programs, Too Cute, Wee are Three, Fours and Fun, and Fives and Fun. For children entering 1st grade we are excited to introduce Ready, Set, Sixes, our new imaginative program specifically designed for six-year-olds and Seven-Up for the inquisitive 2nd grader.


Depending on age, days will include individualized swimming instruction with Imagine Swim, creative arts workshops, Karma Kids Yoga, CATS tennis, Live Animals with the Nature Company, Robotics with Idea Studio, music and creative movement, exciting group games and sports, and dynamic and enriching field trips. To round it out, Summer Friends is proud to offer optimal camper-to-counselor ratios. Stay tuned to our website for some additional programs that we will offer in June. Attend for the whole summer or come for a week, but don’t miss out. We’re getting the bubbles ready for you!

Robin Hoffmann
Director of Extended Programs at Friends seminary

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