Trips & Outreach
Beach Day offers campers an afternoon of sunshine and fun with friends at the beach. During the 2nd and 6th weeks of camp, we skip minors and head to Avalon, New Jersey, where campers and staff can swim and play at the beach, hang out at the arcade on the boardwalk, or walk into town for a little shopping.
Trip Day, during the 3rd and 7th weeks of camp, is a time for each Bunk Area to go a recreational trip or adventure! This summer, campers may visit the Cape May County Park and Zoo, go to an amusement park, take a canoe trip down the Maurice River, splash around a water park, go on a high-seas pirate ship adventure, or pick blueberries at a local farm.
Field trips enhance the curricula for many of our core programs, and many campers will take an off-camp trip as part of one of their majors or minors. Trips to concerts by The Philadelphia Orchestra, special exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, glassblowing demonstrations at WheatonArts, filmmaking workshops at Drexel University and photography shoots at the Salem County Fair have been popular in the past.
Outreach programs offer a very special opportunity for sharing a wealth of talent with children and adults in the region who often have very little access to the arts. Campers and staff organize programs ranging from concerts, skits, and dance performances to hands-on arts workshops for young and old. In working with people who rarely have opportunities to engage in arts activities, our campers become teachers and gain new insights into the impact of the arts on other people’s lives. Outreach programs are held at community centers, assisted living facilities, special needs camps, and other venues, giving invaluable opportunities to perform and work with audiences of diverse backgrounds and needs. Many campers discover that arts outreach programs are one of their most meaningful experiences of the summer.