Camp Details


We are pleased to have artist-in-residence JOAN BAZ at Al-Bustan Camp 2014. Joan holds a B.A. in graphic design and a M.A. in digital direction and has worked in production studios in Barcelona, Zagreb, Paris, and London. Currently based in Beirut, Joan now works as a freelance art and film director, and is an art director and illustrator for The Outpost Magazine (which we highly recommend!). She is one of the founders of the multidisciplinary artists collective Waraq, also based in Beirut.

Camp Dates & Hours

AL-BUSTAN CAMP will hold its 13th summer at Friends Select School, July 7 – 18, 2014 for rising K to 8th graders.

Monday – Friday. Drop-off is 8:45 to 9:00am and pick-up is 4:15 to 4:30pm.

Children  can sign up for one or two weeks, although two weeks allows for a richer language and cultural experience.

High School students can apply to be volunteer counselors.  All counselors must attend June 30 – July 3 for training and camp preparations.  If interested, please complete the Counselor Application: Download Counselor Application 2014.

JULY 18, 2014, 6-7pm: End-of-Camp Performance & Exhibit at Friends Select School Auditorium — open to the public.


Al-Bustan Camp will be held in Center City Philadelphia at Friends Select School located at 17th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  Campers will have access to well-equipped classrooms, auditorium, cafeteria, and playground.

Schedule and Curriculum

A typical camp day includes fun and engaging activities in music, storytelling, dramatic play, visual art, nature, and  Arabic. Feel free to contact us if your family would like a copy of the camp’s daily schedule.

This summer, artist-in-residence Joan Baz will work collaboratively with our teaching artists to guide campers in creating a multimedia bilingual storybook exploring themes of home and identity.