FSBC Summer Camp gives kids the opportunity to have fun and experience the exhilarating sense of freedom that summer brings. FSBC campers fill their days with swimming, sports, games, and arts and crafts. We bring out the water balloons on Fridays and play capture the flag, dodgeball, volleyball, and more. We recognize that different kids are drawn to different things and build time into each day where campers can choose their own activities. Some children may want extra time in the pools or playgrounds; others prefer down time with extra arts and crafts or bracelet making. Our new gagaball court was a huge hit in 2023 and many of our campers run there every chance they get.
We focus on fostering a strong sense of community, inclusivity, and bringing joy and a sense of magic to the FSBC summer camp experience. We prioritize diversity and accessibility. We believe that all campers benefit from our diverse and welcoming environment.
Each week will bring new and exciting crafts and activities. In 2024, we will be partnering with Scrappy Elephant to bring campers a variety of new art projects. The whole camp will also participate in the creation of a large mural in the FSBC clubhouse this summer over the course of all sessions. Here we will emphasize teamwork and creativity. We’ll finalize this community project in Session 4.
The FSBC Summer Camp is an outdoor camp. We will have a dedicated outdoor camp space for the first time in 2024. This past fall, we renovated a significant portion of our grounds to include a raised, flat playing field. The camp will convene and dismiss from here each day, with its own entrance and parking. We will only move indoors when the weather necessitates it, as a last resort. When this happens, campers participate in an array of indoor activities including scavenger hunts, talent shows, karaoke, games, and crafts.
2024 CAMP DATES
Half Day (AM or PM): $140 FBSC Members; $199 Non-members
Full Day: $280 FSBC Members; $398 Non-members
Half Day (AM or PM): $176 FBSC Members; $249 Non-members
Full Day: $352 FSBC Members; $498 Non-members
Lunch: FSBC will provide lunch to morning and full-day campers for an addition fee of $22 (Session 1) or $27 (Sessions 2,3,4). Campers also have the option to bring their own lunches.
Our Leadership & Staff
Experienced educator and leader Cicely Shelton will be returning to lead camp in 2024. She will be joined by an enthusiastic, engaged, and well-trained team of counselors.
This year, we will be partnering with Active and Connected Family Therapy as they instruct our team on connecting with and serving as role models for kids of all ages and backgrounds.
Our staff loves spending time with your kids!
Our CIT program is open to rising 7th – 9th grade FSBC Members and scholarship recipients. CITs participate in the fun and games of camp while also assuming leadership roles. They help with the younger campers and serve as role models. The CIT experience also gives older youth the opportunity to further grow in the camp community and prepare to become future junior camp counselors.
CIT enrollment costs $70/half day and $140/full day in Session 1. It costs $88/half day and $176/full day in Sessions 2,3, and 4.
Each year, FSBC reserves 30% of its enrollment for campers that would not otherwise be able to attend camp. Here we welcome children and teens of color with financial need in the community through our own outreach efforts as well as partnerships with local non-profits. In 2023 and 2024, our summer camp scholarship program received grants from the BAMA Works Fund of the Dave Matthews Band.
Apply for an FSBC Summer Camp Scholarship
If you would like to support our camp scholarship program and help a child attend camp, you can do so through Fry’s Spring Next Century, a non-profit formed to raise funds and support FSBC scholarship initiatives.
FRY’S SPRING NEXT CENTURY
REGISTRATION FOR 2024 SUMMER CAMP IS NOW OPEN!
Note that registration consists of 2 parts: the registration form (linked below) + camp payment. You will receive a lik to the payment page once the form is complete.
We understand that sometimes plans change! We offer refunds less a $40 processing fee until APRIL 1, 2024.
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