Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Founded in 1963, Serendipity Day camp is a seven week program on the Haverford campus for children ages 6 to 13 from the communities surrounding the College, particularly Ardmore. Since its beginning, the emphasis has been on providing services to diverse populations. The camp is staffed by junior counselors from the local community and senior counselors who are students at Haverford and other colleges. In its early days, many Haverford faculty were involved with the camp. Camp activities include sports, making art, cooking, swimming, theater and dance, and field trips to museums and recreation areas.
The materials in the Serendipity Day Camp records document the camp from the 1980s to 2000s. Newsletters and publicity provide information on the advertisement of the camp. Program information, songbooks, activities, and upper bunk materials show the types of activities campers engage in. There is a small amount of financial information. Materials for counselors include documentation for training and orientation, as well as evaluations of the camp from parents. Much of the collection is comprised of photographs, almost all of which are unlabeled and undated. There are also several video tapes of the camp and drama night.
Materials are arranged by topic.
Processed by Sarah Horowitz, completed August 2018
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Sarah Horowitz
- Finding Aid Date
- August, 2018
- Access Restrictions
Records of Serendipity Day Camp are closed for a period of 25 years from the date of the creation of the record
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)