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The Summer Camp program is part of Auxiliary Programs at New Garden Friends School.

Our counselors have many years of experience working as teachers and camp counselors and enjoy sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge with young people. Many of our counselors are former students, campers, and CITs (counselor-in-training). Each session has one lead counselor for every six children. All lead counselors and full-time staff members are CPR and First Aid certified.   

Jeff Bills is the Director of Auxiliary Programs, where he oversees Summer Camp, Extended Care, Student Clubs, Transportation, and Safety and Security. He has worked at NGFS for over 25 years and has over 30 years of outdoor and educational experience. Many of our NGFS teachers return in the summer to lead program sessions and serve as lead counselors in all levels. Additionally, many alumni and former CITs (counselors-in-training) return to serve as camp counselors.

We are excited to announce that Meredith McDonough has returned to NGFS as the Summer Camp Director. Meredith is an alum and previously worked in the Extended Care and Summer Camp programs. More importantly and most impressively to our campers, she held the esteemed title of Carpentry Week's Professor Safety for an unprecedented four consecutive years! Meredith returned to Greensboro this year and is excited to be reunited with her NGFS family and is looking forward to a great summer.

You can contact Meredith at summer@ngfs.org or 336-299-0964, ext.2338

 

 

 


COVID-19 Information for Summer 2022

 

The COVID policies and protocols of the NGFS Summer Camp program will be consistent with the policies and protocols as defined in the Summer Camp 2022 handbook. Read the handbook here.

Our plans, practices, and policies will evolve as COVID-19 conditions change. As we have learned in the past two years, we know our response to COVID-19 must be flexible. Our protocol will adapt to the changing conditions and challenges that COVID-19 presents. Any changes to our health protocols will be shared with our camp community through email.

All participants and families must understand and agree to adhere to summer camp health guidelines. Please be aware, these are one-week sessions; it is imperative that all participants follow the protocols and policies so that we are able to ensure the safety of everyone participating in our camp programs this summer. 

Our basic sick policy is always in place. These include:
  • Campers must stay home for at least 24 hours when sick (fever, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, cold symptoms, cough, sore throat, etc)  
  • Handwashing and basic hygiene
  • Protocol may also include masking when indoors. 

As we get closer to the camp start date, we will share the updated summer Covid-19 policies. The NGFS health team is available to address concerns and questions. Please email health@ngfs.org for assistance.