We are glad to announce registration is open for our newly reimagined 2020 sessions, Community Camp at Home!
While camp will look very different this summer, our creative staff are committed to making an engaging, fun and spirited Mountain Friends Camp experience for our campers. Although we can’t be together in person, we are still a community and can still have camp! Read details below and contact the director with any questions.
Register for camp here, send payment via website donate page or mail check to 2455 Race St, Denver, CO 80205.
MFC 2020: Community Camp at Home
You’ll receive materials and full instructions for a week of awesome camp activities via the BUDDY BOX, a subscription box filled with ‘hands-on’ projects and prompts that can be done alone, with family or friends, and/or combined with our daily (Mon-Fri) VIRTUAL CAMP SESSIONS. We encourage everyone who can to sign up for virtual sessions as well, you’ll enjoy a daily interactive zoom session with lots of games, sharing and listening, doing activities and crafts together, and of course building community and having fun with camp friends new and old! You’ll be assigned to a “pod” with your own camp counselors, just like every summer, and have other activities with the whole camp or campers choice. Every Friday we’ll have a special evening session, PJs welcome!
Three separate and engaging boxes will be available to correspond with the three weeks of virtual summer camp, campers are welcome to signup for 1, 2, or 3 sessions. More about boxes and sample activities below.
- Week 1: July 6-10 (full)
- Week 2: July 13-17 (wait-list only)
- Week 3: July 20-24 (space available as of 6/30)
Weekly Schedule: Monday -Thursday 1 pm- 3 pm (Mountain Time) zoom camp activities, Friday 1-2 plus a special 6-7:30 evening campfire/creativity night.
Fees: Sliding Scale
- $50 – $100 per week, virtual + buddy box
- $25 – $50 buddy box only
- $25 per week for additional camper in same household.
- Donations always welcome!
Location: Online and via Buddy Box Subscription!
Ages: Campers are ages 9-15 or entering 5th grade in the fall. Teens ages 16-17 can apply to serve as Counselors in Training. Some 17 year olds, who have graduated from high school and/or successfully completed a summer as a CIT may apply for a paid staff position.
Deadline: Please sign up ASAP, and no later than June 26. Every week you’ll receive the buddy box mailed directly to you, and an email with instructions and zoom information a few days before the session starts.
Wait, why aren’t we having camp in-person this summer??
Letter from the director on COVID-19
How will you keep campers safe in the online format?
For those who have concerns about the possibilities about security and privacy in online settings, we want to assure you that we are taking all available precautions and following best practices to ensure that camp sessions run peacefully.
Those precautions include:
– Only registered camper families will be sent the link(s) to sessions. The links will not be posted publicly anywhere.
– Only registered campers will be admitted into the sessions from the “waiting room”.
– Only the host of a session will be able to share their screen or use a whiteboard.
– We will have two camp staff present in each session who can mute, stop video or remove anyone who is disruptive if needed.
– We will not share camper personal information or contact information with staff, all communication will be shared with parents and will go through the camp director.
More about Buddy Boxes
Each box will include an activity related to each of our Quaker camp SPICES! See some examples below, and be ready for surprises too!
SIMPLICITY- Songs; Stories; send (and receive!) Snail mail; Secret friends; S’mores; Quaker quilts
PEACE – Plork projects; Pancake/ Pizza making; Playfair; Peace pets and pillows; Poetry postcards
INTEGRITY- Imagine and create superheroes and discover what’s inside you; I-Spy; Optical illusions
COMMUNITY – Crafts to make; Cookbooks; Creativity night; Kick the can; Climate change
EQUALITY- Snacks to eat/share; Easy friendship bracelets; Earth, air, fire, water yoga for everyone
STEWARDSHIP – Scavenger hunts; Kindness rocks; Scrappy service projects; Speak out