Friendship Cares is Friendship Public Charter School’s licensed extended day program operated at all six elementary campuses: Armstrong, Blow Pierce, Chamberlain, Ideal, Southeast, and Woodridge campuses.
Click here to open an account and complete a summer application.
Friendship Cares hours of operation for the 2021 Summer Camp:
Before Care: 7:00 am – 7:55 am
Summer Learning Academy (SLA): 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friendship Cares Summer Camp: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
After-Care: 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
*All current Pre-K3 and up students must be enrolled in SLA in order to participate in the Friendship Cares Summer Camp. Please be aware that there is a separate registration form for SLA.
Friendship Cares is a licensed childcare program and is fee-based. The weekly fee is $70 per child (Pre-K3 and up). Childcare subsidy is available to those who qualify. If you think you may qualify for a childcare subsidy, please click link below to make an appointment with our Eligibility Specialist.
Friendship Cares summer camp weekly themes:
Week 1 (June 28th – July 2nd): Kick-Off Week
Campers will engage in activities to reinforce program procedures and expectations and promote team building and community.
Week 2 (July 6th – 9th): No Camp on July 5th – “DMV Landmarks”
Campers will explore historical landmarks throughout Washington, D.C, Maryland and Virginia through various mediums and hands-on activities to help cultivate their knowledge of the area in which they live.
Week 3 (July 12th – 16th): “DMV Music History”
Campers will explore famous musicians and popular music genres native to the DMV area. Campers will also have the opportunity to tap into their musicianship and creativity.
Week 4 (July 19th – 23rd): “DMV Murals”
We will introduce scholars to various murals in Washington, DC and involve them in the same creative process. After exposing scholars to the various art mediums, scholars will use creativity and teamwork to create their own a mural.
Week 5 (July 26th – 29th): “DMV Olympians”
Scholars will dive into the Olympics Games, learning the history of the Olympics through hands on activities. Additionally, scholars will discover how DMV athletes earned an opportunity to compete on the world’s greatest competitive stage.
*In addition, swimming, arts and crafts, theater and visual arts activities will be included every week if health protocols allow.
Friendship Cares is staffed with early childhood professionals and our staff-to-child ratio never exceeds 1 to 15. The program is managed by Friendship’s Office of Extended Learning Programs.
If you have any specific questions regarding the Friendship Cares Summer Camp at Armstrong, Blow Pierce, or Southeast, please contact Mr. Samuel Mattison, Regional Coordinator, at email@example.com.
If you have any specific questions regarding the Friendship Cares Summer Camp at Chamberlain, Ideal, or Woodridge, please contact Ms. Lanika Womack, Regional Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friendship Cares application for the 2021-22 School Year will open in July!
For current Friendship Cares parents:
For new Friendship Cares parents:
1) Enrollment is on-going throughout the school year. Enrollment must be completed online through the Parent Portal. There are no paper applications. The online enrollment application and all OSSE required supplemental forms must be completed and approved before your child can be fully admitted and start the program.
2. Friendship Cares is a fee-based program. Parents either pay a weekly fee or are subsidized by D.C. government (if income eligible).
3. If you are interested in receiving subsidized childcare, click below to schedule an appointment online with an Eligibility Specialist.