Friendship Circle Camps

2021

When summer rolls around, it’s time for fun action-packed days filled with camp, activities and more! Once again, Friendship Circle will be offering exciting camps and programs for children with special needs. Click on the pictures below to learn about each of the programs offered during the summer.


Camp registration coming soon!

At our current pricing, only 12% of Friendship Circle’s budget comes from fees and tuition. Nevertheless, our goal is to allow all families to participate in at least some sessions if they find paying the full tuition challenging.

One of the ways we are able to support families is through a scholarship in honor of Shay Ziff, of blessed memory. Shay Ziff was a camper at Friendship Circle Summer Camp and her family wants to make sure that everyone has a chance to enjoy camp as much as she did. To apply please contact Erin Berry ([email protected]) and Shay’s family will select the recipients.

Anyone in need of general tuition scholarship, please contact Erin Berry ([email protected]) and she will try to work with you.

Click on a program above to learn more…

 

Day Camp at Friendship Circle

Day Camp combines learning critical social skills with a fun and engaging camp experience. Friendship Circle is offering three weeks of summer fun on Friendship Circle’s Meer campus. Campers will receive a memorable and active summer experience while developing friendships with teen volunteers and their peers.

Dates

Week 1: June 21 – June 25
Week 2: June 28 – July 1
**No camp on July 2
Week 3: July 5 – July 9

Times: Mon – Fri, 10am-3pm

Ages: 5+

Location: Friendship Circle Meer Campus

Fees

Fundraise to Save on Programs! Visit Walk4Friendship to learn more.
$1,800 Fundraiser = Tier 1 Fee
$3,600 Fundraiser = Tier 2 Fee
$5,400 Fundraiser = Tier 3 Fee

If you did not fundraise for Walk4Friendship 2020, the standard fee will apply.

Early Bird Pricing (Through 11:59PM, April 27th)

Standard: $340
Tier 1: $289
Tier 2: $255
Tier 3: $221

Standard Camp Pricing (11:59pm on April 28th and on)

Standard Fee Per Session: $400
Tier 1 Fee Per Session: $340
Tier 2 Fee Per Session: $300
Tier 3 Fee Per Session: $260

Activities

Each day, campers will rotate through an engaging and unique schedule. Daily rotations include: arts and crafts, sports, water play, music, dancing, singing and more! Campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy special guests and entertainment including magic shows, bounce houses, and other local entertainers.
*Please note: all activities are subject to change.

Safety

At Friendship Circle’s summer camps, safety is our number one priority. Friendship Circle will ensure that there is a minimum of one adult counselor for every four campers. In addition, we will work to provide teen volunteers on a 2:1 basis. Friendship Circle has a designated task force to ensure safety is the priority during all camp sessions. All staff are heavily trained in Friendship Circle’s safety guidelines and are followed meticulously during all camp programming.

Staff and Volunteers

All staff members and group leaders are handpicked for their experience and dedication to working with individuals with special needs. Our group leaders are specially trained and briefed on each camper to ensure that participants have the safest and most exciting summer possible. We aim to pair our campers with a volunteer on a 2:1 basis. Please keep in mind, many volunteers go away for the summer, so we cannot guarantee that your child will always have the same volunteer.

COVID guidelines and policy

Friendship Circle continues to strictly adhere to CDC guidelines and the policies put forth by our state health department. Our summer 2020 programming was successfully run under the guidance of a local doctor and our thorough Covid policies. We will continue to work with local medical professionals and will be consulting them on our continued covid program plan for our summer camps.

Specific covid guidelines and policies will be provided for our summer program.


Early bird discounted pricing ends soon!

Registration Volunteer Registration

Camp registration coming soon!

Rubin Family Summer Camp: Day Camp at North Star Reach

Friendship Circle provides a safe and engaging day camp experience at Camp North Star Reach in Pinckney, Michigan. Each camper will begin their day at Friendship Circle before riding to North Star Reach on an air-conditioned and movie-equipped charter bus. North Star Reach is located on a campground oasis that is bound to give your camper a unique camp experience. Together, we will build friendships, learn critical social skills, and engage in summer fun.

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Dates

Week 1: July 12 – 16
Week 2: July 19 – 23

Times: Mon – Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm

Ages: 5+

Location: Departing daily from Friendship Circle, bussing to North Star Reach and returning to Friendship Circle for pick up.

Fees

Fundraise to Save on Programs! Visit Walk4Friendship to learn more.
$1,800 Fundraiser = Tier 1 Fee
$3,600 Fundraiser = Tier 2 Fee
$5,400 Fundraiser = Tier 3 Fee

If you did not fundraise for Walk4Friendship 2020, the standard fee will apply.

Early Bird Pricing (11:59pm on Through April 27th)

Standard Fee Per Session: $425
Tier 1 Fee Per Session: $362
Tier 2 Fee Per Session: $319
Tier 3 Fee Per Session: $277

Standard Camp Pricing (11:59pm on April 28th and on)

Standard Fee Per Session: $500
Tier 1 Fee Per Session: $425
Tier 2 Fee Per Session: $375
Tier 3 Fee Per Session: $325

Activities

We will enjoy the beautiful nature-based landscape of North Star Reach, with boating, canoeing, lake-front fun, swimming in the pool, arts and crafts in the art studio, field games, and more!
*Please note: all activities are subject to change.

Safety

At Friendship Circle’s summer camps, safety is our number one priority. Friendship Circle will ensure that there is a minimum of one adult counselor for every four campers. In addition, we will work to provide teen volunteers on a 2:1 basis. Friendship Circle has a designated task force to ensure safety is the priority during all camp sessions. All staff are heavily trained in Friendship Circle’s safety guidelines and are followed meticulously during all camp programming.

Staff and Volunteers

All staff members and group leaders are handpicked for their experience and dedication to working with individuals with special needs. Our group leaders are specially trained and briefed on each camper to ensure that participants have the safest and most exciting summer possible. We aim to pair our campers with a volunteer on a 2:1 basis. Please keep in mind, many volunteers go away for the summer, so we cannot guarantee that your child will always have the same volunteer.

COVID guidelines and policy

Friendship Circle continues to strictly adhere to CDC guidelines and the policies put forth by our state health department. Our summer 2020 programming was successfully run under the guidance of a local doctor and our thorough Covid policies. We will continue to work with local medical professionals and will be consulting them on our continued covid program plan for our summer camps.

Specific covid guidelines and policies will be provided for our summer program.


Early bird discounted pricing ends soon!

Registration Volunteer Registration

Camp registration coming soon!

Rubin Family Summer Camp: Overnight Camp at North Star Reach

Friendship Circle provides an incredible overnight camp experience for individuals with special needs. Located at a beautiful natural environment (Camp North Star Reach in Pinckney, MI), campers will enjoy the great outdoors while receiving a safe and unforgettable overnight camp experience.

Dates

Week 1: August 2 – 6
Week 2: August 9 – 13
Ages: 6+

Location: North Star Reach, Pickney

Fees

Fundraise to Save on Programs! Visit Walk4Friendship to learn more.
$1,800 Fundraiser = Tier 1 Fee
$3,600 Fundraiser = Tier 2 Fee
$5,400 Fundraiser = Tier 3 Fee

If you did not fundraise for Walk4Friendship 2020, the standard fee will apply.

Early Bird Pricing (Through 11:59pm on April 27th)

Standard Fee Per Session: $680
Tier 1 Fee Per Session: $578
Tier 2 Fee Per Session: $510
Tier 3 Fee Per Session: $442

Standard Camp Pricing (11:59pm on April 28th and on)

Standard Fee Per Session: $800
Tier 1 Fee Per Session: $680
Tier 2 Fee Per Session: $600
Tier 3 Fee Per Session: $520

Activities

Our time will be filled with swimming, canoeing, nature walks, sports, talent shows and much more! Campers will have the opportunity to engage in nature themed arts and crafts, roast marshmallows over a campfire and enjoy the experience of sleeping in a cabin with all of their friends.
*Please note: all activities are subject to change.

Safety

At Friendship Circle’s summer camps, safety is our number one priority. Friendship Circle will ensure that there is a minimum of one adult counselor for every four campers. In addition, we will work to provide teen volunteers on a 2:1 basis. Friendship Circle has a designated task force to ensure safety is the priority during all camp sessions. All staff are heavily trained in Friendship Circle’s safety guidelines and are followed meticulously during all camp programming.

Staff and Volunteers

All staff members and group leaders are handpicked for their experience and dedication to working with individuals with special needs. Our group leaders are specially trained and briefed on each camper to ensure that participants have the safest and most exciting summer possible. We aim to pair our campers with a volunteer on a 2:1 basis. Please keep in mind, many volunteers go away for the summer, so we cannot guarantee that your child will always have the same volunteer.

COVID guidelines and policy

Friendship Circle continues to strictly adhere to CDC guidelines and the policies put forth by our state health department. Our summer 2020 programming was successfully run under the guidance of a local doctor and our thorough Covid policies. We will continue to work with local medical professionals and will be consulting them on our continued covid program plan for our summer camps.

Specific covid guidelines and policies will be provided for our summer program.


Early bird discounted pricing ends soon!

Registration Volunteer Registration

Camp registration coming soon!

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