SUMMER PROGRAMS AT HAVERFORD
Students in these programs live in the dorms on campus at Haverford College together. You can choose any combination of these summer programs and not even have to switch dorm rooms! Experience evening activities, weekend trips and dorm life with other students your age.
WEEKEND AND EVENING ACTIVITIES
One of the most memorable parts of JKCP are all the fun evening activities and weekend trips.
The dorms are the hub of the Krinsky community. You’ll live in an air-conditioned dormitory. Centrally located, it’s a short walk to the dining center and athletic facilities. Most of the rooms are part of a shared suite and complete with beds, desks, chairs and dressers. Each section of the dorm has bathrooms you’ll share with your dorm mates. Plus, spacious lounges in the dorms are a great place to hang out with friends.
You’ll also have a team of residential counselors who live in the dorm on the same floor as you. Residential counselors are responsible for helping you make friends, dorm life, entertainment, evening activities and weekend trips.
You’ll eat breakfast and most dinners during the week at the campus dining center. The food on campus is typical of a college cafeteria. You are given the freedom to make your own choices. Salad, fruit, vegetables, sandwich deli bar and different hot entrees accompany each dinner.
We also understand you might like to eat out, which is why we have built in one evening per week to eat off campus at a restaurant. You will also dine off campus while on your weekend trips. Maybe you want to take the time to sit down with friends at the beach or grab a quick bite on your way to the next site in NYC. Off-campus meals are at your expense.
The food is typical of a college cafeteria, and you are given the freedom to make your own choices. There are always multiple options available for each meal including vegetarian choices. If you have special dietary needs or allergies, please contact us prior to your arrival.
If you don’t feel well, just let your counselor know and we’ll help you get better in no time. Chances are you won’t need it, but we have a nurse on campus and a doctor on-call and we are minutes from the region’s top hospitals. As long as you keep taking any medicine you normally do at home, eat right and get some sleep, you should have nothing to worry about.
Safety on and off campus is always our number one priority. For our middle school programs, we have found that a residential counselor to student ratio of approximately 1:8 is the perfect balance of a little freedom coupled with safe supervision. At this age, we always have counselor supervision. However, on certain trips and with parental and the director’s permission, you may be allowed to travel in small groups of three or more. Either way, you will be required to check-in at regular intervals during any off-campus trips or activities.
JKCP is proactive about your safety:
- Haverford College is a small and self-contained suburban campus
- All dorms and most classroom buildings have key card access only
- 24/7 Haverford campus security
- Extensive FBI staff background checks
- Intensive staff and student orientations
- Staff that is trained to handle situations discreetly, with care and sensitivity
- Professionally designed crisis management plan
- Access to the region’s top hospitals within minutes
- A registered nurse lives in the dorms and a doctor and trainer are always on call