Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.
Friends Academy Celebrates Unity Day with First Community Group Meetings

On Thursday, October 10, the Friends Academy community wore orange to honor Unity Day, part of Bullying Prevention Month. The day was also marked with the first meetings of all-school Community Groups, which bring together students and adults in all divisions to strengthen bonds across campus.

About Us

Philosophy & Mission

At Friends Academy we strongly believe that each child carries unique gifts and talents which we seek to nurture and celebrate. The primary goal of our summer camp experience is to develop each child’s self-confidence, support them in learning new skills and of course, have fun! Friends Academy is a smart choice for families who care about the quality of their child's summer experience.

Our caring staff is comprised experienced educators/coaches and great role models. Our staff provides supervision and guidance throughout the day so that our campers can have fun and participate in exciting activities that provide multiple opportunities for them to learn, succeed, and feel good about themselves.

Accredited by the American Camping Association
Member of the New York State Camp Directors Association Licensed by the Nassau Department of Health.

Facilities & Accommodations


                                Our beautiful 65-acre campus offers a perfect setting for all our summer programs.

The Dolan Center includes an air-conditioned dining hall, professional theater space and computer and art classrooms. Our air-conditioned classrooms offer additional space for our arts programs, science, computers, and a variety of camp activities. All classrooms are networked for computers, video instruction, and on-line services.

On - Campus Facilities: 3 Swimming Pools, 6 Indoor Basketball Courts, 4 Baseball Fields, 7 Outdoor Tennis Courts, 2 Lacrosse Fields, 1/4 Mile Outdoor Track, 2 Soccer Fields, Indoor Track and Field House, Air-conditioned Locker rooms, 2 Football Fields, Multi-age level Playgrounds, BBQ and Picnic Areas, Fitness & Weight Training Center and Early Childhood Center

Off - Campus Facilities: Glen Cove Public Golf Course, Sagamore Rowing Association, Glen Dance Studios, Horseback Riding Stables, Mid-Island Gymnastics, Harbor Links Golf Course and Marine Science-Oyster Bay WFC





Join Our Staff

Friends Summer Camp is a place where our staff can continue to develop personal and life skills and make a positive impact on the lives of our campers. 

We hire Camp Counselors and Specialty Staff who will nurture, support and engage our campers. Additionally, we are looking for individuals who can collaborate, are flexible, mature, empathetic and most importantly, have a passion for working with children.

If you’re interested in joining the Friends Academy Summer Camp Community, please fill out our online application . Applicants may also call 516-393-4207 for more information.


Contact Us

Friends Academy Summer Camps
Duck Pond Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560

Tel: (516) 393-4207

Fax: (516) 465-1720



Office Hours

Summer: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

September - December: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

January - June: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday