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Testimonials

 

Visit

Open House

Saturday, May 6,  9 AM – 12 PM
Attendees will get the chance to tour the site, meet some of the staff, ask questions, and register for camp. Any camper that registers at Open House will receive a gift.  There will also be drawings to win camp apparel!  No registration or RSVP is required for the Open House.

 

Little Critters Pre-School Camp Visit

For children 3 years old by 6/1/17 through 5 years who have not yet gone to kindergarten

Saturday, May 13, 9:30 – 11 AM
This is a chance for the younger kids to see what a camp day is like. There will be a site tour, games, puppets, Bible story, craft, and a snack. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There is limited space, so please call the camp to reserve your spot by May 8.

 

Individual Site Tours

Call the camp to schedule an individual site tour. Site tours available from February 1 through August 18.

 

Summer Day Camps

Camp Kickoff

For children completed K through completed 6th grade

Monday through Friday 9 AM – 4 PM (extended care available)
Dates – June 12 - 16
Cost - $225.00 if reg. received by April 1. After April 1 - $230.00
Cost will be prorated if child is still in school any days this week.

Kick-off the summer with a unique week of camp.  The programming for this week is geared toward large, multi-aged group activities. Campers will enjoy many of the day camp program areas, including the pool, but at a more relaxed pace.  A good transition week after the school year.  Campers must bring their own lunch.

 

Day Camp for School-age Children

For children completed K through completed 6th grade

Monday through Friday 9 AM – 4 PM (extended care available)
Dates – June 19 through August 18 (closed July 3 & 4)
Cost - $255.00 per week ($153 wk. of 7/5) if registration received by April 1
After April 1 - $260.00 ($156 wk. of 7/5)

Each camp session is designed around a new theme, enabling your child to experience every session like it was their first, whether they come for just one or multiple camp weeks. All campers will participate in arts and crafts, hiking, nature study, music, games, Bible study, outdoor sports, group-building activities, and swimming, all in a caring, Christian environment. All activities are designed to be age-appropriate. Lunch and a morning snack are provided each day. 

Each camper will have the opportunity during the week to choose from a list of electives (some age restrictions) such as archery, slingshots, fishing, drama, dance, makerspace, camp newspaper, quiet activities (i.e. board games, legos, puzzles, drawing) and large group games, providing each camper an opportunity to use their own voice in deciding their unique camp experience.

 

Extended Care

Available for children attending Camp Kickoff, Day Camp, Little Critters Day Camp or Disciple Program.
Only children registered for Before or After Care may be on site before 9AM or after 4PM.

Weekly Fees

Before Care hours – 7 AM – 9 AM  ||  Cost - $35.00 ($21 wk. of 7/5) 
After Care hours – 4 PM – 6 PM   ||  Cost - $35.00 ($21 wk. of 7/5) 
Both Before and After Care   ||  Cost - $50.00 ($30 wk. of 7/5)

Parents have the opportunity to choose either Before or After Care hours, or both if desired. Children attending Before Care will have a quiet playtime in the Lodge from 7:00 – 8:00 and then will go outside (weather permitting) for free-time play. After Care free-time play will be held outdoors (weather permitting).

 

 

 

Little Critters Day Camp for Pre-school Children

For children age 3* - 5 years who have not yet gone to kindergarten
*must be 3 yrs by 6/1/17 and potty trained

Dates: June 19 – August 18 (closed July 3 & 4)

Full-day option: Monday through Friday 9 AM – 4 PM (extended care available)
Cost: $255 ($153 wk. of 7/5) if registered by April 1. $260 ($156 wk. of 7/5) after April 1.

Half-day option: Monday through Friday 9 AM - 1 PM

Cost: $155 ($93 wk. of 7/5) if registered by April 1.  $160 ($96 wk. of 7/5) after April 1.

Our Little Critters Program aims to enhance children's imagination, help them explore the world through play, and expand their creativity and curiosity through developmentally appropriate activities and instruction.  Under the watchful care of camp staff who are chosen for their love of these youngest children, campers will enjoy their own playground area, have playtime in the air conditioned lodge, create crafts, sing and make music, listen to Bible stories, join in all-camp activities and Chapel on Friday, have Buddy time with older campers, take hikes and experience nature, have swim lessons 2 mornings and free swim every afternoon,  and nap every day after lunch. (Parents of 5 year old campers should contact the camp about their child's need for a nap.  Other programming options will be available at that time for those campers who no longer require a nap.)  Counselors are there to guide and support their campers through their daily schedule, while helping them feel safe to explore a new environment and create new friendships. Lunch and a morning snack will be provided.

Campers in the half-day program will enjoy all the programming of the Little Critters Day Camp up to and including lunch.

 

 

Summer Day Camp Classes and Add-Ons

Red Cross Junior Lifesaving  For children and youth ages 11-14

Dates:July 31 - August 4   Time: 3:45 – 5:45 PMCost: $75.00 for 5 day class

The Red Cross Junior Lifesaving Program is an introduction to pool safety, basic CPR, spotting, and beginner guard techniques. This program is used to develop interest in taking the full Lifesaving course when students turn 15. Each student will receive a certificate.

 

Pre-Teen Overnight Option  For pre-teens who have finished grades 5-6

Dates: July 17 – 21 Cost: $50.00

Campers need to be registered for the Day Camp Week 5 session and then add the overnight option. The girls will stay Mon. and Tue. nights and the boys will stay overnight on Wed. and Thu. The program in the evenings will include night swims, bonfires, games, and devotions. 

 

Swim Enhancement Program For children completed 1st-6th grade

Dates: July 11 – 27T, W, Th   Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM Cost: $30.00 for 3 day class

This program is for campers who need a little extra help to reach the next pool band level. Campers can register for any or all of the 3 weeks available.  There is a maximum of 5 campers per guard for each class so campers will receive plenty of individual attention.

 

Art Class For children and youth completed 1st - 3rd AND 4th - 6th grade

Dates: August 8 - 10T, W, Th   Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM Cost: $30.00 for 3 day class

These classes are for those who love fine arts and would enjoy learning how to express their creativity through different mediums.

 

Food Fun!  For children and youth completed 4th - 6th grade

Dates: July 5 - 7 W, Th, F   Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM Cost: $30.00 for 3 day class

Campers will experiment with various foods and then enjoy the ‘fruits’ of their labors.

 

Jr. Science Lab  For children and youth completed 3rd - 6th grade

Dates: July 25 – 27T, W, ThTime: 3:30 – 4:30 PM Cost: $30.00 for 3 day class

Lots of fun exploring the world of science through experiments.

 

Red Cross Classes

Red Cross Lifeguard Re-certification

For youth and adults age 17 and over.

Date: June 7 (rain date 6/8) Time: 6 PM – 9:30 PM Cost: $90

Includes lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First-Aid Re-certification.
Proof of original certification (CPR and Lifeguard) required.

 

Red Cross Junior Lifesaving

For children and youth ages 11 – 14.

Date: July 31 - August 4   Time: 3:45 – 5:45 PM   Cost: $75 for 5 day class

The Red Cross Junior Lifesaving Program is an introduction to pool safety, basic CPR, spotting, and beginner guard techniques. This program is used to develop interest in taking the full Lifesaving course when students turn 15. Each student will receive a certificate.

 

PEACE Ministries Camps for Groups

Partners Equipping All Children for Eternity

To provide a group camp experience for low-income children through United Methodist churches and ministries of the Philadelphia area.

For children who have completed 1st through 6th grade

Day Camp

Monday through Friday 9 AM – 3:30 PM

Children will enjoy arts and crafts, hiking, nature study, group building activities, music, games, Bible study, outdoor sports, and swimming, all in a caring Christian environment. Each camper will have the opportunity during the week to choose from a list of electives (some age restrictions) such as archery, slingshots, fishing, dance, drama, makerspace, quiet activities (i.e. legos, puzzles, drawing, board games), and large group games, providing each camper an opportunity to use their own voice in deciding their unique camp experience. Lunch and a morning snack are provided each day.

Overnight Camp

Monday 10 AM through Friday 2 PM

Children will enjoy all the activities of the PEACE Ministries day camp program along with additional evening swims, bonfires, and other night activities. Campers sleep on bunk beds in dorm-style rooms. All meals provided.

Churches and Ministries can contact Meg at Carson Simpson Farm for more information.

 

Youth

Cornerstone Youth Leadership - Disciple Program

For youth completed 7th - 11th grade

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM

Dates – June 19 through August 18 (closed July 3 & 4)

Cost - $165.00 per week (wk. of 7/5 $99)

Extended hours available – see Extended Care information on Summer Day Camp page.

The Disciple Program is a beginning leadership experience. Youth must make a commitment of at least 3 weeks (not including retreat week August 7 - 11), but may serve for more. Youth will experience serving as helpers to the counselors and program staff, will plan program events and participate in mission projects. The Disciples have their own Bible study time daily, as well as other opportunities for interaction as a group throughout the summer. This program is designed to challenge youth to grow spiritually, learn to serve others and be young men and women of good character. Youth may participate in this program a maximum of three years.

Required Application Process:    NEW!!

  1. Parents and **potential disciple** must attend one informational meeting (required for youth to be accepted into program). Last name A-L February 7 or 13.  Last name M-Z February 8 or 16.  All meetings are at 7 PM in the Red Lodge. Please let camp office know which meeting you will be attending.
  2. After parent meeting, youth may call and request an application packet themselves or can request one at meeting. Applications are due by April 1.
  3. All youth will be called for an interview. If accepted, they will receive their acceptance packet. Interview completion date is May 1.
  4. A mandatory overnight training event is scheduled for May 12 and 13 for those who have completed all of the application process.

Important Disciple Dates for 2017

  • Parent & potential disciple meetings: see above,  7 PM in the Red Lodge
  • Disciple Training: May 12 – 13, Dormitory
  • Disciple Retreat: August 8 – 10 (This week will not count as a service week)
  • Farewell Party: August 15, rain date August 16

 

Calendar & Fees

Dates

Camp

Grade/Age

June 7

Red Cross Lifeguard Re-certification

Age 17+

June 12-16

Camp Kickoff

K - 6

June 19-23

Summer Day Camp Week 1

Disciple Program - See info. in brochure or on website

PEACE Ministries Camp - Contact CSF for information

Pre - 6

7 - 11

1 - 6

June 26 - 30

Summer Day Camp Week 2

Disciple Program - See info. in brochure or on website

PEACE Ministries Camp - Contact CSF for information

Pre - 6

7 - 11

1 - 6

July 5-7
(3 days)

Summer Day Camp Week 3

Food Fun Class (W,Th,F)

Disciple Program - See info. in brochure or on website

PEACE Ministries Camp - Contact CSF for information

Pre - 6

4 - 6

7 - 11

1 - 6

July 10-14

Summer Day Camp Week 4

Swim Enhancement Class (T,W,Th)

Disciple Program - See info. in brochure or on website

PEACE Ministries Camp - Contact CSF for information

Pre - 6

4 - 6

7 - 11

1 - 6

July 17-21

Summer Day Camp Week 5

Swim Enhancement Class (T,W,Th)

5th & 6th Grade Overnight

Disciple Program - See info. in brochure or on website

PEACE Ministries Camp - Contact CSF for information

Pre - 6

1 - 6

5 - 6

7 - 11

1 - 6

July 24-28

Summer Day Camp Week 6

Science Lab (T,W,Th)

Swim Enhancement Class (T,W,Th)

Disciple Program - See info. in brochure or on website

PEACE Ministries Camp - Contact CSF for information

Pre - 6

3 - 6

1 - 6

7 - 11

1 - 6

July 31 - August - 4

Summer Day Camp Week 7

Junior Lifesaving

Disciple Program - See info. in brochure or on website

PEACE Ministries Camp - Contact CSF for information

Pre - 6

Ages 11 - 14

7 - 11

1 - 6

August 7-11

Summer Day Camp Week 8

Art Class (T,W,Th)

Disciple Retreat

PEACE Ministries Camp - Contact CSF for information

Pre – 6

1 - 3 and 4 - 6

7 - 11

1 - 6

August 14-18

Summer Day Camp Week 9

Disciple Program - See info. in brochure or on website

PEACE Ministries Camp - Contact CSF for information

Pre - 6

7 - 11

1 - 6

Camp or Program

Registration received by April 1

After April 1

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Camp Kickoff

$225

$230

Summer Day Camp

$255 (wk. 3 $153)

$260 (wk. 3 $156)

Little Critters Day Camp

$255 (wk. 3 $153)

$260 (wk. 3 $156)

Little Critters Half-Day Camp

$155 (wk. 3 $93)

$160 (wk. 3 $96)

Disciple Program

$165 (wk. 3 $99)

$165 (wk. 3 $99)

Before OR After Care

$35

$35

Before AND After Care

$50

$50

Summer Day Camp Classes and Add-ons – cost is show in class description. No Discounts.

Register

How to Register & Important Financial Information

 

  1. Mail or fax registration form and payment to Carson Simpson Farm or register online at www.CSFarm.org.
  2. Early Bird Discount - Registrations received by April 1 (including required $25 deposit) will receive the discounted price shown. Full payment NOT required for discount.
  3. Multi-child family discount: a $25 discount for second child and each child enrolled thereafter in the same event and from the same family. For Day Camp only.
  4. Referrals - For each new camper you refer to CSF you will receive a certificate for $25 that can be used towards camper fees or the camp store (once new camper has attended).
  5. The balance owed is payable at any time but must be paid in full by the Monday one week in advance of the session registered for. A $10 late fee will be charged after this date.
  6. Payment for all registrations (in person, by mail, faxed or online) can be made using cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card.
  7. There will be a $20 fee for any check returned to our bank.
  8. Cancellations:
    1. Before May 15th, all money refunded
    2. May 15th and after:
      1. More than 7 days prior to event registered for, there will be a $10 cancellation fee to cancel any week's registration, all other fees refunded.
      2. 7 or less days prior to event registered for, deposit fee ($25) will be kept, all other fees refunded.
      3. If no notice of cancellation is received, and your child does not attend, no money will be refunded.

Physical and Mental Health Expectations

Carson Simpson Farm assumes that Parents or Guardians represent to the camp that the camper is in sound physical and mental health and fully able to participate in all camp activities without the need of individual or specialized attention or medical regimen, and that the camper’s health will not impinge or impact negatively on other campers or the camp Program. If a camper is not able to meet this criteria and the parent or guardian still desires to have their child attend Carson Simpson Farm, the parent and child must set up an interview with the Program Manager. Each child will be considered on an individual basis based on his/her ability to participate in the program and to discuss additional support (which the camp does not provide).  

Scholarship Information

The camping program of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference provides limited funding for children and youth whose families have need of financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funds. Camper families who cannot afford the full fee should first contact their local United Methodist Church about scholarship support. If the camper’s family and local church cannot cover the event cost, the family should fill out the Scholarship Request section of the Summer Camp Registration Form. A letter explaining the circumstances of the need must accompany request for scholarship.

Below are links to all forms you need to register for camp.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
— Hebrews 11:1