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Summer 2014 at CSF offers a wealth of activity for your children! Our full brochure includes the information from these tabs and more, including all of our camp options, special opportunities for youth and adults, and creative camp options.

Regular Day Camp
For children age 3* through completed 6th grade
*must be 3 yrs by 6/1/2014 and potty trained

Monday through Friday 9 AM – 4 PM (extended care available)
Dates: June 16 through August 15 (wk. of June 30 closed Fri., 7/4)
Cost: $230.00 per week (wk. of June 30 - $184.00)
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. Campers will enjoy 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. Each camper grade 1 – 6 will get an opportunity during the week to choose from a list of electives such as drama, camp newspaper, board games, art, science, 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.

Pre-Camp Day Camp
For children age 3* through completed 6th grade
*must be 3 yrs by 6/1/2014 and potty trained

Monday through Friday 9AM – 4 PM (extended care available)
Dates: June 9 - 13
Cost: $200.00 per week
This week has the same programming as Regular Day Camp but at a more relaxed pace. Camper groups will be multi-aged and campers must bring their own lunch.

Extended Care
Available for children attending Regular Day Camp or Pre-Camp and the Disciple Program. Only children registered for Before or After Care may be on site before 9AM or after 4PM.
Before Care hours: 7 AM - 9 AM
Cost: $35 (week of June 30: $28)

After Care hours: 4 PM - 6 PM
Cost: $35 (week of June 30: $28)

Both Before and After Care
Cost: $50 (week of June 30: $40)
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 will be held outdoors (weather permitting) under the watchful care of CSF staff.

Pre-School Camps

Little Critters Day Camp
For children age 3* - 6 years who have not yet gone to kindergarten
*must be 3 yrs by 6/1/14 and potty trained

Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (NO extended care available)
Dates: June 2-6
Cost: $180 per week
Registration Deadline: May 17
A week of camp just for pre-school children. All the fun activities of the regular day camp but programmed for 3 – 6 year olds. Campers will: play large group games, create crafts, sing and make music, listen to Bible stories, have a snack, see puppets, take hikes, experience nature, and enjoy water activities (no pool), all under the watchful care of camp staff who are chosen for their love of these youngest kids. Campers must bring their own lunch.

Pre-School Half-Day Program
For children age 3* - 6 years who have not yet gone to kindergarten
*must be 3 yrs by 6/1/14 and potty trained

Monday through Friday 9AM – 1 PM
Dates: June 16 through August 15 (wk. of June 30 closed Fri. 7/4)
Cost: $135.00 per week (wk. of June 30 - $108.00)
Each session is unique and has all the elements of our full day program, programmed with the pre-schooler in mind! A morning snack and lunch are provided each day.

Creative Camp Options

Red Cross Junior Lifesaving
For children and youth ages 11 – 14
Dates: August 4 - 8 Time: 3:45-5:45 PM
Cost: $75.00 for 5 day class
Maximum: 15
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 14 - 18
Cost: $50.00*
This camp option is a chance for the older campers to spend a couple of nights together in the midst of the summer day camp program. Campers need to be registered for the Day Camp Week 5 session and then add the overnight option. The boys will stay Monday and Tuesday nights and the girls will stay overnight on Wednesday and Thursday. The program in the evenings will include night swims, bonfires, games, and devotions. *Cost will be adjusted if camper is registered for any other extended care that week.

3rd & 4th Grade Pool Party
For children completed 3rd or 4th grade
Date: July 22
Time: 7:00 – 8:30PM
Cost: $10.00
Come enjoy a night swim with your friends from camp. A snack will be provided.

Swim Enhancement Program
For children completed 1st – 6th grade
Dates: July 7 – July 31 (4 two-day sessions)
Time: 3:30 – 4:30PM
Cost: $20.00 for 2 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 4 weeks available. The Monday and Wednesday classes will be for those campers who are trying to attain the green (highest level) band. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be for those seeking the blue (middle level) band. 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 OR 4th – 9th grade
Dates: June 23 - 25 completed 4th – 9th grade
July 28 - 31 completed 1st – 3rd grade
Time: 3:30 – 4:30PM
Cost: $30.00 for 3 day class
This is a class 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 – 9th grade
Dates: July 14, 15 and 17 (Mon., Tue., Thu.)
Time: 3:30 – 4:30PM
Cost: $30.00 for 3 day class
Campers will experiment with various foods and then enjoy the ‘fruits’ of their labors.

Cartooning
For children and youth completed 4th – 9th grade
Dates: July 7 - 9
Time: 3:30 – 4:30PM
Cost: $30.00 for 3 day class Campers will learn how to create their own cartoon characters.

Dates Camp Grade/Age
June 4 Red Cross Lifeguard Re-Certification Age 17+
Red Cross CPR - Professional Rescuer Age 15+
June 2-6 Little Critters Day Camp Age 3-6
June 9-13 Pre Camp Day Camp Pre-6
June 16-20 Summer Day Camp Week 1
Disciple Program
PEACE Ministries
Pre-6
7-11
1-6
June 23-27 Summer Day Camp Week 2
Art Class
Disciple Program
PEACE Ministries
Pre-6
4-9
7-11
1-6
June 30-July 3
(4 days)
Summer Day Camp Week 3
Disciple Program
PEACE Ministries
Pre-6
7-11
1-6
July 7-11 Summer Day Camp Week 4
Cartooning
Swim Enhancement Class
Disciple Program
PEACE Ministries
Pre-6
4-9
1-6
7-11
1-6
July 14-18 Summer Day Camp Week 5
Food Fun
Swim Enhancement Class
5th & 6th Grade Overnight
Disciple Program
PEACE Ministries
Pre-6
4-9
1-6
5-6
7-11
1-6
July 21-25 Summer Day Camp Week 6
Jr. Science Lab
Swim Enhancement Class
3rd & 4th Grade Pool Party
Disciple Program
PEACE Ministries
Pre-6
4-6
1-6
3-4
7-11
1-6
July 28-August 1 Summer Day Camp Week 7
Art Class
Swim Enhancement Class
Disciple Program
PEACE Ministries
Pre-6
4-9
1-6
7-11
1-6
August 4-8 Summer Day Camp Week 8
Junior Lifesaving
Disciple Program
Disciple Retreat
PEACE Ministries
Pre-6
Age 11-14
7-11
7-11
1-6
August 11-15 Summer Day Camp Week 9
Disciple Program
PEACE Ministries
Pre-6
7-11
1-6

Carson-Simpson Farm specializes in camping experiences for Pre-school through Sixth grade. We offer outdoor opportunities for day and overnight camping where children will experience God's creativity in nature, form new friendships, participate in recreational activities, arts and crafts, drama and music, swimming, and Bible study, all led by a loving and committed staff.

PEACE Ministries overnight campers stay in the seasonal dormitory on bunkbeds. Family-style meals are served in the dining room located in the same building. The site offers five covered pavilions, lodge, pool complex, Chapel-in-the-woods, prayer walk, children's prayer garden, outpost area, two basketball and volleyball courts, softball field, two GaGa courts, and two playgrounds. Children will get to experience the many wooded trails and large open fields this 60+ acre site offers.

Carson-Simpson Farm is located just north of Philadelphia two miles from the Willow Grove exit (#343) of the Pennsylvania E-W Turnpike. Our Directions & Map page has further information on how to get to the camp.

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