The Miquon Day Camp shares the campus of the Miquon School. Located in rural Whitemarsh Township in a protected 10-acre wooded valley, we offer a unique rustic setting. Miquon is close enough to be accessible to many neighborhoods in and around Philadelphia while feeling far from home and in the wilderness while you are there. The setting provides a sense of beauty and calm to an energetic and busy day. Campers spend most of their day outside doing activities; each bunk has a kid-sized building of their own that provides a home base and rainy day retreat.
Our fully equipped art and ceramic studio includes a potter’s wheel and kiln. Families are invited to attend the annual Summer Art Show where campers display their artwork in gallery fashion for all to see.
The Music & Drama program both make use of the “playbarn”—Miquon’s open air stage for making and playing simple instruments, dancing, singing, and performing. Music is an integral part of the day with camp songs, bunk songs, and jamming sessions, led by a designated music counselor. The Drama program works with campers of all ages to learn to express themselves and perform comfortably. An all-camp play is a highlight of every summer with each bunk designing their contribution to the performance. top
Miquon is nature. The natural environment makes the nature program rich and accessible, using the forest, rocks, stream, and wildlife on the grounds to teach ecological awareness and appreciation for the natural world. Over the years, children have delighted in our butterfly gardens, begun and maintained by Miquon School parents. In 1998, the school built a bird observation building with bird-friendly plantings, thanks to a family gift. Our creek runs the length of the campus and has had a special fascination for Miquon children for over 65 years. top
Campers make incredible strides in their swimming at Miquon. Every day, each camper has both a recreational swim and swimming instruction supervised by certified water safety instructors and led by the director of the Swimming program. Campers are grouped according to current swimming achievement levels and are awarded Red Cross proficiency standards. top
The Athletic program emphasizes cooperative sports and games with a focus on skills building and participation. The program also teaches teamwork and sportsmanship through traditional competitive sports. top
In addition to the formal activities that campers are engaged in, developing relationships and building friendships is a strong camp focus. Campers have an opportunity to spend unstructured time with their bunkmates and counselors to build a sense of community and develop friendships that last long after the last day of summer. top