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Our belief is that, in a relaxed, nurturing, and playful multi-age setting where children are safely guided yet free to make their own choices, a child can enhance friendship making skills, try something new, learn from experience, and extend their interests and talents, all of which are critical life-long skills. Our goal is for every child to feel comfortable with whom she or he is, be respectful of all others and the environment, and grow strong, physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. We aim to assist every child in growing as an individual and as a member of the community.
To quote Piaget, "Play is children's work". We take that "work" very seriously.

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3 more weeks

Hello friends,

We have 3 more weeks to have Fun in the Sun!

Our last day of camp is Thursday, August 30th.

I wanted to share something special from 2 of our counselors:

* Danielle Green , long time camper as well as long time counselor made this video of our camp.

She did an amazing job. It totally illustrates what our camp is all about.

Danielle will be a freshman at American University starting in a few weeks.

She will be majoring in film.

Thank you Danielle! You totally Rock!!! — at Fun In The Sun Summer Camp.

Click on links below to watch video

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 * Zach Port, counselor for the 2nd year, organized a field day called “The Color Competition”.

He did this as his community service for his school grad project.

He will be a senior this coming school year at Wissahickon High School.

The competition took place last Wednesday.  Each camper was assigned to one of the color teams”.

Following are some pictures of the event.

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Having Fun in the Sun

Camp started on June 11th and we have been busy having

Fun in the Sun since then.

 

Last week one of our campers came in and told us:
“Every day when I’m around the corner on the way to camp I start to tickle inside
it’s like the happy feeling I get when I’m in the airplane and it’s ready for take off”
by 8 yr. old camper
 
If you would like your child/children to come to
Fun in the Sun this summer you can still register them. 

 

Click here to get all the forms and information

 

 To read our Welcome letter and see everything your child will need
when she/he comes to camp click  below

 

We are looking forward to having your children at Fun in the Sun!
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P.O. Box 797

Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

Bonnie Templin – 610-659-1064  or  Dora Ficher – 215-680-0922

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Philadelphia Day Camp…Very affordable

You can still register your children at Fun in the Sun

We still have room!!!

Fun in the Sun is the most affordable camp in the Philadelphia area.

We accept children between the ages of 5-14 years old

No charge for before or after care. One low price 7:30am to 6:00pm…Get all the info….

Check it all out, go through our pages and read what we are all about

Go to our website,

Click on each “forms” and get all the information you need!

Words about Fun in the Sun from one of our campers who then became a counselor:

Comments on Fun in the Sun

Too often in summer camps, scheduled activities and pre-planned fun inhibits the very magic that summer camps hopes to inspire in children. Fun in the Sun not only encourages freedom for fun at Plymouth Swim Club, but also encourages freedom for imagination. 

As both a camper and counselor, I’ve been at Fun in the Sun since 1994, only taking two years off to life guard at two other summer camps in the area. The jovial feelings that are invoked by the changing of the seasons from spring to summer always remind me of my imagination and child like innocence that I enjoyed during so many years at camp. As a life guard at these other summer camps, I saw structure and time sensitive activities stifle the natural innocence of summer. Fun in the Sun surrounds it’s campers with a diverse set of kids and puts them in an environment where the imagination can run wild.

I remember as a camper at Fun in the Sun spending endless hours in the pool living as Bulbasor (my favorite Pokemon at the time) as I explored the Pokemon world with Pikachu and Charmander. I wasn’t Bulbasor for just 50 minutes until my counselor told me it was time to do arts and crafts, I was Bulbasor until I decided that I wanted to be Volpix, a Pokeman that can harness the element of fire.  

Fun in the Sun fosters the delightful and playful imagination that summer camp should be all about. It encourages parents to ask their child not “What did you do at camp today?” but rather, “How did Bulbasor fair against Team Rocket today?”

Joey Bilyk

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Follow the directions below to register your child/children:

Click on each “forms” and get all the information you need!

click on each form individually and download them.
Check out the forms because there is dated information.
Hope to see you all back at camp this summer!

Download the forms and follow all the instructions.

Click on the forms below to download them:

Description-Summer of 2012

Information-Summer of 2012

Registration – Summer of 2012

Emergency Form-Summer of 2012

Please return the completed registration and  emergency form along with your deposit to make sure that we have a space for your child/children. All written correspondence and deposits should be mailed to the following address:

FUN IN THE SUN inc.

P.O. Box 797

Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

Bonnie Templin – 610-659-1064            Dora Ficher -  215-680-0922

funinthesun3@comcast.net

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And we all had “Fun in the Sun”

Time has flown by and camp has come to a close. Where has the summer gone? 

I was walking around the girl’s locker room on Thursday afternoon and saw some sad campers & counselors. I heard their conversations but stayed in the background: “I’m so bummed” “I Love Summer”… and so on…..and then one of the counselors (our dear Anna) said: “Don’t think about it being over…think of all the good things that happened and how much fun you had”.

That stayed with me because I loved her perspective about something “good”, “happy”, “fun”. It’s a great way to look at our life’s funnest moments. Campers & counselors, Thank you for all those “fun” moments !

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Your wonderful children will be returning to school this week and the school year routine will begin. 

We wanted to let you know that…We have enjoyed your children! We loved playing with them. We loved listening to their stories. We had so much fun….They are totally awesome!!!

Your children have done lots of swimming, in fact lots and lots of swimming. We had such wonderful weather all summer that we spent it at the pool mostly four days a week.

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On trip days the children have golfed (miniature), bowled, roller skated, Happy Tymed, climbed, saw a movie or two, bounced and climbed some more, got splashed with a big bucket full of water, went down water slides, sat on a tube, tied dyed, learned how to spend money in the snack bar….

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They did sports… soccer, basketball, kickball, capture the flag…..etc, etc, etc.

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But most of all they have played. Then they played more, and then they played even more. They met lots of new friends, connected with old friends, and played some more.They used their imagination and creativity, played games indoors and out, invented their own games, spent LOTS of time inside and outside in the mornings and making full use of the great 11 acres at the swim club in the afternoons.

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We wish you all a happy school year!

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of your child’s summer fun.

Love from
The Fun in the Sun Staff

Bonnie, Dora, Sarah, Jessie, Jane, Aaron, Joey, Allie, Dillon, Michael, Zach, Katie, Charley, Anna, Danielle, Kyle, Nayo, Cameron, Peter, Monica, Chad, Julian, Ethan, Annie, Tamika, Jason, Tyler, Jamaar, Kayla, Aaron S., Justin, Gordie, Henry, Daniel, Grayson, Sana.

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Fall News:

One more thing I would like to let you know about:

As many of you know, I (Dora) am a full time artist during the year. 

My studio is located at 915 Spring Garden in the Fairmount section of Philly.

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours for my studio will be held on October 15th & 16th.

I would love it if you can stop by on any one of those days with your children.

Main website —> POST (Philadelphia Open Studios). 

click to see——> My website: Dora Ficher Art

 

 

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And…One more thing:

Don”t forget:

We would STILL love some NEW TESTIMONIALS!

Tell us what you LIKE about Fun in the Sun.

This is for parents, campers, alum campers, alum parents…

This week I will be hopefully updating and adding all the new testimonials we got so far. 

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Week 10

 

Wow! Summer is really winding down.

Only 2 more weeks of camp left for 2011.

Hopefully we have all dried up from the  very rainy and wet week.

Happy to see the sun shining!!!

Last week we took not 1, not 2, not 3…but YES…4 trips!!!

Monday – Thursday trips galore. The Wednesday (only sunny day in the 4) trip to roller skating was programmed before camp even started so we kept it.

Your children were happy to go back to some of their favorite places like Happy Tymes on Mon., Bowling on Tuesday, Roller Skating on Wednesday & Movies on Thursday. Finally on Friday the sun came out and we all happily went swimming!!!

Trip for the week of August 22nd

We will be going back to Bouncetown  on Wednesday August 24th

VERY IMPORTANT: 

YOU MUST DOWNLOAD, SIGN, AND BRING WITH YOU BOUNCE TOWN’S WAIVER:

CLICK here to download —>>> WAIVER

PLEASE HAND THE WAIVER TO US BEFORE TUESDAY!!!

IF YOUR CHILD DOES NOT HAVE A SIGNED WAIVER THEY MAY NOT PLAY AT BOUNCE TOWN.

THIS IS BOUNCE TOWN’S POLICY.

And….Again for this trip…———>>>

Your children NEED SOCKS! SOCKS SOCKS SOCKS…………………

SOCKS! SOCKS SOCKS SOCKS……….

Cost for this trip is $10.

This includes a snack, drink, and afternoon playing at Bouncetown.

If you would like to pay for the pool/trip money all at once on Monday the total in cash for this week will be $34.00

That will cover 4 days of pool @$6 and the WEDNESDAY trip @$10.

Remember that the pool/trip money has to be in cash.

Thank you!

 

@Fun in the Sun 2011

 

The children will be doing  TIE DYE in art next week

A note from Jessie:

TIE DYE in arts and crafts this coming week!

Please have your child bring a plain white t-shirt with her/his name written in the back

AND a plastic trash bag, if they wish to participate in the activity.

The shirts are taken home in the plastic bags and need to sit for a day.
Very Important Instructions – After the dye has soaked:

  • You rinse the shirt in cold water
  • Untie the rubber bands and rinse again
  • Wash the shirt ALONE in the washing machine in cold water
  • Dry
  • Repeat but with hot water and dry

 Bellow is a pictures of last year’s tie dye! 

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A reminder that —–>we have a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

If you have a facebook account you can “Like” our page and share it with your friends.
Same goes for the twitter account. You can now email us, tweet us or leave a message on our facebook page.

 

Trips

  • August 24 (Wednesday) – Bouncetown 
  • August 31 (Wednesday) – Penny Carnival (more info to follow)

There is no trip the last week of camp (The week starting on Monday 8/29).

Reminder that—> we are only open Monday-Thursday that week.

So, that’s August 29, 30, 31 & Sept 1st is our last day of camp.

 

We will go to the pool every day.

Our Annual PENNY CARNIVAL is on

Wednesday 8/31 in the morning

PLEASE:

Have your child bring in 100 pennies in a quart size zip-lock bag with his/her name on it.

They will use the pennies to play the carnival games and the bag to carry the prizes.

Make sure your children are in camp no later than 9:30 on that day so they don’t miss any activities.

Thank you!

Bonnie & Dora

 

Any questions? email:—> funinthesun3@comcast.net

or call

Bonnie at—>610-659-1064 or Dora at—>215-680-0922

FUN IN THE SUN Inc.

P.O. BOX  797

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA.19462

One more thing:

Don”t forget:

We would love some NEW TESTIMONIALS!

Tell us what you LIKE about Fun in the Sun.

This is for parents, campers, alum campers, alum parents…

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FITS ~ Week 9

Wow! only 3 more weeks of camp.
Time really flies when you’re having fun…Happy weekend!

@Fun in the Sun ~ Giant God's Eye

News for next week (week of August 15th)

TRIP WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY 8/17  THIS WEEK

We will be Roller Skating at Palace skating rink

 

Your children need….SOCKS…SOCKS…SOCKS…SOCKS…SOCKS…

Cost for the trip is $8.00

If you would like to pay for the pool/trip money all at once on Monday the 

total in cash for this week will be $32.00

That will cover 4 days of pool @$6 and the WEDNESDAY trip @$8

Remember that the pool/trip money has to be in cash.

Thank you! 

 

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Last week we went to –> –> CoCo Key Water Resort 

Your children had a great time! 
Big hit …campers already asking to go back next year.
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@Fun in the Sun ~ trip home from Coco Key ~ Tired campers & counselors after all the fun at Coco Key!

 

 

 

This past week in the art room the campers along with art teacher Aaron, and counselor Allie did some more work in yarn and ended up making a GIANT God’s Eye with rope.

 

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@Fun in the Sun ~ Giant God's Eye

 

You can see many more pictures of this project on our facebook page and our website.

A reminder that —–>we have a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

If you have a facebook account you can “Like” our page and share it with your friends. 

Same goes for the twitter account. You can now email us, tweet us or leave a message on our facebook page.

 

Trips

Philadelphia Union trip had to be cancelled. Price a bit too high.

Thank you!

Bonnie & Dora

 

Any questions? email:—> funinthesun3@comcast.net

or call

Bonnie at—>610-659-1064 or Dora at—>215-680-0922

FUN IN THE SUN Inc.

P.O. BOX  797

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA.19462

One more thing:

Don”t forget:

We would love some NEW TESTIMONIALS!

Tell us what you LIKE about Fun in the Sun.

This is for parents, campers, alum campers, alum parents…

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FITS – Week 7

Happy weekend! 

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News for next week (week of August 1st)


In the (Crefeld location) art room the children will be working with yarn. They will be making all kinds of yarn projects….stay tuned…..

Trip This week is back to Wednesdays-> –> we will be going back to Happy Tymes

Favorite trip for many of our campers – Cost for the trip is $12.00


If you would like to pay for the pool/trip money all at once on Monday the total in cash for this week will be $36.00


That will cover 4 days of pool and the WEDNESDAY trip. Remember that the pool/trip money has to be in cash.

You can also check out Happy Tymes Facebook and click the “like” button if you wish.


Again…….Your children NEED… SOCKS! SOCKS SOCKS SOCKS socks……………

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Last week was awesome! Lots of swimming,

Roller skating and…

The Big Talent Show put on by counselors and campers. Super talented people!!!

(We have several little videos from the talent show but haven’t been able to stream them to the blog at this point. Working on it…)

Reminders:

Crefeld Location: To make it easy for children who need to buy lunch, on trip days we offer PIZZA. Your children may buy pizza for $2.00 a slice. We also offer drinks, soda, iced tea, apple juice, for $1.00. When you drop off your children let us know if they would like pizza.

If your child gets dropped off at The Plymouth Location they have the snack bar to buy lunch before any trip.

Please visit our website/blogoften since news and photos go up weekly.

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Coming up in the next few week:

Art Room
  • Tye Dying. We will let you know the date soon.

Trips

Thank you!

Bonnie & Dora

Any questions? email:—> funinthesun3@comcast.net

or call

Bonnie at—>610-659-1064 or Dora at—>215-680-0922

 

@Fun in the Sun

 

FUN IN THE SUN Inc.

P.O. BOX  797

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA.19462

 

One more thing:

Don”t forget:

We would love some NEW TESTIMONIALS!

Tell us what you LIKE about Fun in the Sun.

This is for parents, campers, alum campers, alum parents…

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OPEN HOUSE 2011

Welcome to Fun in the Sun 2011!

OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, May 22
1:00 – 300 pm

at

Plymouth Swim Club

1724 Gallager Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

Come and meet the counselors, the directors and other families.


We still have room for your child!

If you would like more information,

Click on “forms” and you will see the 4 new 2011 forms.

Click on each one individually and download them. All the information you need is there!


Please contact us with any questions

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Final week – 2010

Camp has come to an end for this summer…but we hope to see you next summer.

We have enjoyed the children tremendously!

Thank you to the 2010 families for giving us the opportunity to be part of your children’s summer fun.
The children have done lots and lots of swimming.  They have bowled, roller skated, Happy Tymed, climbed, went on tubes down the banana slide, slid on the body slide, saw a movie or two, visited the Phillie’s stadium, learned how to spend money in the snack bar (which helps with their math skills)…. etc, etc, etc.
But most of all they have played. Then they played more, and then they played even more. They met lots of new friends, connected with old friends, and played some more.
They used their imagination and creativity, played games indoors and out, invented their own games, spent LOTS of time inside and outside in the mornings and making full use of the great 11 acres of the swim club in the afternoons.
Our aim was to provide a casual, carefree setting that would allow your child to socially interact with other children and to be free to just be.
We wish you all a happy school year!

See you next summer!

Love,
The Fun in the Sun Staff
Bonnie, Dora, Robert, Sarah, Jessie, Jane, Aaron, Joey, Leah, Jason, Michael B., Michael S., Katie, Charley, Anna, Tyler, Danielle, Kyle, Nayo, Cameron, Peter, Jamaar, Monica, Chad, Julian, Ethan, Mia, Aaron S., Andre, Stanton, and Jake.



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News-Week of 8-2-10

Fun week at FITS!

Wonderful weather all week, and who could ask for more?

Your children Had a great time at Happy Tymes!

On Friday we had a Talent Show organized by Leah! Make sure to take a look

at the YouTube with some of the performers!

Fun in the Sun Talent Show 2010

Trip for the week of August 9th:

We will be going roller skating at Palace Roller Skating Center on Wednesday, August 11th.

Your children need socks to skate. This is a reminder to always have a pair of socks in their backpacks.

Cost for this trip will be $7.00.

This includes regular skates. If your child prefers inline skates (rollerblades) it will cost an additional $3.00.

We should be back around 5:00 pm

Our plan is to go to the pool on M, T, Th and F weather permitting of course.

Reminders:

To make it easy for children who need to buy lunch,

on trip days we offer PIZZA.

Your children may buy pizza for $2.00 a slice.

We also offer drinks, soda, iced tea, apple juice, for $1.00.

When you drop off your children let us know if they would like pizza.


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