Miquon Day Camp
Dear Miquon Day Camp Families –
We deeply appreciate your patience and hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and ready for summer fun. On Friday May 22nd, Governor Wolf provided information that every day camp and family wanted to know. Day Camps are allowed to open with guidelines in place. The CDC and ACA alongside CHOP have provided guidelines for camps to follow and adhere to. If the public health situation continues to improve and Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties enter the yellow phase, then Miquon Day Camp will open this summer.
As of this communication, our plan is to open July 6, 2020. This is our decision with the information we have currently–things could change. If we have to cancel any additional weeks of camp, we will refund your full payment, including the deposit.The first two weeks of camp will be canceled so that we can thoroughly train our staff on the guidelines from the CDC and CHOP. The safety of our campers and staff is paramount, and we intend to go above and beyond the public health guidelines that state and local officials have provided. While camp will look and feel different this year, everyone needs camp more than ever.
If you planned on attending the first 2 weeks of camp and are not enrolled for additional weeks, a refund will be issued as soon as possible. If you are enrolled for additional weeks, any amount paid for these first two weeks will be applied as a credit towards the additional weeks enrolled. We are working to get refunds processed as quickly and efficiently as possible, hopefully within 10 days. We ask for your patience as we navigate this with personnel working remotely under less than ideal circumstances.
In addition, to best protect the health, safety, and wellness of our children and community, we have decided that the best course of action is to not provide transportation for campers this summer. This means that families will need to provide their own transportation to and from Miquon. We understand the challenges that this is likely to present to families, and are sad to imagine that there may be families who are not able to attend this summer without transportation. We are prioritizing the less risky experience of playing outside in our woods over the logistics of transportation and at the same time already look forward to next year’s return to normal operations along with our families being able to easily join us at camp.
For those of you who will not be able to attend Miquon without transportation, please let us know that you need to withdraw and we will refund your entire tuition until June 15. For those of you who had anticipated using transportation but plan now to come to Miquon on your own, we will refund the transportation charge integrated into your fees.
In the meanwhile, attached are FAQs that you can look over. We will be sending General Day-to-Day Guidelines to give you a picture of how camp will operate by June 10th. If after review of these guidelines you would like to withdraw your camper, the full-refund cancellation date has been moved to June 14th.
All requests for cancellation should be emailed to [email protected].
Miquon Day Camp is working hard to do its part to keep our community safe, and we ask that you help us by doing the same as we prepare for the summer season:
- Please maintain social distancing, particularly in the two weeks prior to your camper’s first day(s) and through their time at camp.
- Talk with your campers about how the camp experience will be both the same and different: still outdoors, in the pool, along the creek, doing crafts, learning about nature, and enjoying old and new friends, but with new attention to safety and cleanliness and interactions with fewer children overall.
- Explain to your campers the importance of our safety protocols and their cooperation.
We plan to be READY! We plan to be SET! And, we cannot wait to GO!
Cindy and Carlos
Located in a 10-acre wooded valley just outside Northwest Philadelphia, Miquon offers a rustic setting where children have that summer camp experience of yesteryear. Miquon is close enough to be accessible to many Philadelphia city and suburban neighborhoods, while feeling just far enough away from home. Registration for Miquon Day Camp is open to children ages 4-11, entering preschool-6th grade. Your child may attend from 1-8 weeks; consecutive weeks are recommended but not required.
2020 Summer Season
- Week 1 – Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26
- Week 2 – Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 3
- Week 3 – Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10
- Week 4 – Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17
- Week 5 – Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24
- Week 6 – Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31
- Week 7 – Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7
- Week 8 – Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14
Miquon offers Vacation Care during the weeks between school and camp, daily between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. The program includes supervised play in our woods, arts and crafts projects, sports games, and swimming.
Vacation Care weeks are as follows:
- June 15 – 19, 2020
- August 17 – 21, 2020
- August 24 – 28, 2020
To register, download the 2020 Summer Vacation Care registration form.
You can contact D.J. Giordano with your Vacation Care questions by emailing [email protected] or by calling 610-828-3675 between the hours of 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Mondays-Fridays.
Camp runs 9:00 am – 3:15 pm, Monday-Friday. After Camp Care is available until 6:00 pm at an additional charge.
Bus transportation is provided for children 4 years and older. If your family is not using transportation, you may drop off your child(ren) on campus as early as 8:00 am. Informal supervision is provided. Pick up time is between 3:30-3:40 pm (after the buses leave the campus).
Take a Tour
Tours are offered on weekends beginning in January of each year. Attending a tour is a great way to meet the senior camp staff, become familiar with the campus, and ask any questions you may have regarding the camp. Please contact us to register for a tour.
Submit your Application
Be sure to reserve your child’s spot in by February to receive special early bird discount pricing. Visit our Camp Application and Fees Page to enroll today!
Miquon School Families
Current Miquon School families follow a special registration process. Please contact Camp Registrar, Emily Ounsworth, to register by emailing [email protected].