Day Camp

Germantown Academy Summer CampGermantown Academy Summer Camp

At Germantown Academy campers get to do it all! Every day is a new adventure.

Day Camp Programs
Choose your camp based on your child's grade in Fall 2018

Itty Bitty (Age 3)

Itty Bitty Camp is perfect for your aspiring camper! Led by Early Childhood professionals, your 3-year-old will be introduced to everything that GA Day Camp has to offer. Our activities are adapted for little hands and are specifically tailored to this age group.

Itty Bitty Camp will be located in our Learning Cottage (within the GA Child Care Center) and will have full access to all facilities on our campus throughout the camp day.

Age: 3
Dates: June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6 (no camp on July 4); July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-August 3; August 6-10
Time: 8am - 4:30pm
Fee: $275/week ($220/week 3)

Notes:
  • Max Enrollment: 29
  • Drop off at the Child Care Center
  • Children do not need potty training
  • Swimming 'experiences', not lessons
  • Extended Day not available
  • Snacks and Lunch must be provided

Adventurers (Ages 4-5)

Adventurers Camp provides an age-appropriate, all-around camp experience. Through daily scheduled activities like arts and crafts, music, science, and outdoor play, your camper is encouraged to explore, create, and stay active! Adventurers are well-prepared when it comes time to move on to the traditional camp experience.

We also offer specially themed Adventurers Programs that pair with Day Camp in the afternoon. Check them out here: Adventurers Specialty Programs

Adventurers Camp Weekly Themes and Field Trips
Week ThemeField Trip or Special Event
Week 1 Welcome to the JungleElmwood Park Zoo
Week 2 SurvivorJumping Jacks
Week 3 Heroes and LegendsN/A
Week 4Mess-tivalFoam Party (on campus)
Week 5 Razzle DazzleAmbler Theater
Week 6 Geek Out!Franklin Institute
Week 7 3-2-1 Blast Off!Facenda Whitaker Bowling
Week 8 Games GaloreCarnival (on campus)

Ages: 4-5
Dates: June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6 (no camp on July 4); July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-August 3; August 6-10
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $450/week ($360/week 3)

Notes:
  • Max Enrollment: 18 per class
  • Adventurers Day Camp is for children entering PreK or Kindergarten in Fall 2018.
  • All campers must be potty trained prior to joining.
  • All campers participate in daily group swimming lessons. Our professional swim instructors have great success with helping young children reach their full potential in the water.
  • A waiver is required for off-campus field trips.
  • Lunch and Extended Day options may be purchased.

Pathfinders (Grades 1-3)

Pathfinders have access to our full range of day camp activities. Every day, campers roll through an exciting mix of Art, Games, Science, Athletics, Swimming, Nature, Technology, Song & Dance, and our awesome Adventure Course!

Pathfinders Camp Weekly Themes and Field Trips

WeekThemeField Trip or Special Event
Week 1Welcome to the JungleElmwood Park Zoo
Week 2SurvivorJumping Jacks
Week 3Heroes and LegendsN/A
Week 4Mess-tivalFoam Party (on campus)
Week 5Razzle DazzleAmbler Theater
Week 6Geek Out!Franklin Institute
Week 73-2-1 Blast Off!Facenda Whitaker Bowling
Week 8Games GaloreCarnival (on campus)

Grades: 1-3
Dates: June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6 (no camp on July 4); July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-August 3; August 6-10
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $450/week ($360/week 3)

Notes:
  • Campers are divided into same-sex troops of up to 12 children, led by responsible and experienced counselors.
  • Pathfinder campers have one swimming period per day in our 25-yard indoor pool. This is either instructional or recreational in nature, depending on the individual swimmer's proficiency. Our pool is staffed with experienced and certified lifeguards.
  • A typical afternoon includes a one-hour activity period, and occasionally additional swimming opportunities.
  • Weekly themes in Day Camp involve troop-specific activities in the morning and all-camp group activities in the afternoon. Afternoon activities range from any of the available morning options to special activities based on the week's theme.
  • Campers from other GA programs join the morning groups at lunchtime to form the afternoon Troops.
  • A waiver is required for off-campus field trips.

Trailblazers (Grades 4-6)

Trailblazers have access to our full range of day camp activities. Every day, campers roll through an exciting mix of Art, Games, Science, Athletics, Swimming, Nature, Technology, Song & Dance, and, of course, our awesome Adventure Course!

Trailblazers Camp Weekly Themes and Field Trips

WeekThemeField Trip or Special Event
Week 1Welcome to the JungleElmwood Park Zoo
Week 2SurvivorGet Air Trampoline Park
Week 3Heroes and LegendsN/A
Week 4Mess-tivalFoam Party (on campus)
Week 5Razzle DazzleAmbler Theater
Week 6Geek Out!Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Week 73-2-1 Blast Off!Brunswick Zone
Week 8Games GaloreCarnival (on campus)

Grades: 4-6
Dates: June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6 (no camp on July 4); July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-August 3; August 6-10
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $450/week ($360/week 3)

Notes:
  • Campers are divided into same-sex troops of up to 12 children, led by responsible and experienced counselors.
  • Trailblazer campers have one swimming period per day in our 25-yard indoor pool. This is either instructional or recreational in nature, depending on the individual swimmer's proficiency. Our pool is staffed with experienced and certified lifeguards.
  • A typical afternoon includes a one-hour activity period, and occasionally additional swim opportunities.
  • Weekly themes in Day Camp involve troop-specific activities in the morning and all-camp group activities in the afternoon. Afternoon activities range from any of the available morning options to special activities based on the week's theme.
  • Campers from other GA programs join the morning groups at lunch time to form the afternoon Troops.
  • A waiver is required for off-campus field trips.

Explorers (Grades 7-8)

Explorers Camp gives young people entering 7th and 8th Grades the opportunity to learn how to take healthy risks while making friends and having fun. Campers travel off campus to attend wilderness excursions, face new challenges, and enjoy recreational pursuits.

Explorers Camp Welcome Letter

Explorers Camp Calendar 2018

Our creative and experienced staff supervises this safe and exciting schedule of varied summer activities. From hiking, whitewater rafting, and rock climbing to a day at the Ocean City shore, campers can do it all! Our schedule changes each week and daily trips are determined by the Director. The Director works to tailor each week’s trips to the campers, the weather, and the guidelines of our sites and locations.

Grades: 7-8
Dates: June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6 (no camp on July 4); July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-August 3; August 6-10; August 13-17
Time: Varies; see Calendar
Fee: $500/week ($400/week 3)

Notes:
  • Campers may attend one week or all eight, but space is limited, so early registration is recommended.
  • The fee covers all costs except spending money for souvenirs when applicable.
  • Due to the nature of the program, all campers should plan to bring a lunch from home instead of ordering from our lunch service.
  • On some days, campers are required to arrive before 8:30am, and will arrive back at GA after 4pm. Parents will be notified about those occasions in advance.
  • Please note that it may be beneficial for siblings of Explorers Campers to enroll in Extended Day due to the unique schedule.
  • Waivers for specific trips are found below:

Waiver Forms

Movies: PG-13 Consent
Philly Rock Gym (online form)
Pocono Biking
Pocono Whitewater Rafting
Skyzone (online form)
Tubing (Twin Rivers)
Tubing (Bucks County River Country)
Zorbing

Leaders in Training (Grades 7-8)

The four-week LIT program introduces campers to the camp counselor position. LITs participate in teambuilding activities, service learning, and workshops that prepare them for leadership roles. LITs will also have opportunities to shadow camp staff and directors. This program provides invaluable insight and hands-on training by leading and facilitating camp activities, while still enjoying the benefits of the day camp experience. Campers must complete a minimum of three weeks.

Grades: 7-8
Dates: July 2-27 (no camp on July 4)
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $1,615/four-week session; 1,190/three-week session

Counselors in Training (Grades 9-10)

The Counselors in Training (CIT) program teaches responsible teens the essentials of becoming a superior leader, employee, and camp counselor. CITs participate in workshops and discussions to learn about basic child care, behavior management techniques, communication skills, camp organization, activity planning, job application, first aid, and leadership.

For a portion of each day, CITs gain valuable hands-on experience while working in a troop under the guidance of our professional camp staff. They also accompany day campers on their weekly field trips.

HOW TO APPLY

Prospective CITs are required to complete an application and ask two adults to complete a recommendation (at least one current teacher; no family members). The earlier applications and recommendations are submitted, the better, with all materials due no later than March 30, 2018.

CIT Application Form

CIT Recommendation Form

Grades: 9-10
Dates: June 18 - July 27 (no camp on July 4)
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $970

Notes:
  • This is a selective six-week program, and enrollment is limited.
  • Five-week applications may be accepted if space is available.
  • Do not register or pay until you receive notification that you have been accepted into the program.