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Moorestown Friends to Host SJ's Largest Camp Fair

Camps for students of all ages and interests will be represented at the fair next month.

Moorestown Friends School (MFS) will host its 21st annual Camp Fair from 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 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, North Carolina, Colorado, New Hampshire, Vermont, Florida and Maine.

The Camp Fair will also feature programs that offer opportunities to travel internationally. For instance, teen participants in SeaTrek BVI receive training in sailing, scuba diving and marine biology aboard 46-foot catamarans. 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. One of the sports camps attending is the Phillies Baseball Academy, where campers learn from professional players and coaches, and get an official tour of Citizens Bank Park.

An example of an academically oriented camp focused on science is Summer Study Programs, where middle and high school students can take enrichment classes, college credit courses, Kaplan SAT/ACT Prep, daily sporting events, intensive sports clinics, evening and weekend activities (which include trips to preview other schools).

This year the school is offering the first-ever Moorestown Friends School Summer Scholars Program, which will be represented at the Camp Fair. The MFS Summer Scholars Program features programs in areas such as: Video and Sound Production, Robotics and Computer Applications, Economics and Entrepreneurship, Architecture and Design, and Chinese Language and Culture.

MFS is also home to ESF Summer Camps. ESF is an activity day camp for children ages 4 to 15. ESF also runs the Major Camp at MFS where campers problem-solve, create and innovate while collaborating with a team on ideas to solve real-world, practical issues.

Submitted by Moorestown Friends School

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