Serendipity day camp is for campers ages 6-13. The camp runs for seven weeks during the summer (starting the last week of June and ending the second week of August). Camp staff is composed of Junior and Senior Counselors. Senior Counselors are mainly Haverford students and a few area community college students. Junior Counselors are people from the neighborhood, staff, faculty and children who are at least 15 years old.
Most years the day camp is directed by Haverford Alums with experience as Serendipity Counselors. Activities include daily swim time, arts and crafts, nature, hiking, sports, drama, singing, using computers, weekly field trips, movies, and other events. The more creative the counselor ideas, the better the activities. The finale is the Annual Drama Night, an opportunity for campers to show their stuff the day before camp ends.
Serendipity Day Camp costs $160/week (Mon-Fri 9-3), or $170/week for extended days (8:30-4:45), with some financial support offered to parents who need it. In order to provide this service to parents, Serendipity is supported by money donated from Rotary funds and donations from individuals. The College gives in-kind support by providing space to carry out the daily program.
Students interested in becoming Senior Counselors should look for flyers from Marilou Allen sometime in late November or early December. You can also email Marilou Allen for more information. Serendipity is always looking for people who have great ideas and are energetic, spontaneous, patient, and willing to work happily in the heat and rain.