ABLE COURSES 2017-18

Delaware Valley Friends’ unique ABLE program takes our students out of the classroom and into the world to learn the critical skills of teamwork, self-sufficiency and leadership. Over the past few years ABLE has taken our students to Peru for mountain climbing and hiking adventures, to Costa Rica for a jungle adventure, to Florida and the Chesapeake for sailing, to Canada for canoeing, and on a service trip to India. There are also opportunities for more local activities, such as backpacking, cross-country skiing or bicycling in New York and Maryland, and day programs that include high ropes and rock climbing courses.

We are offering six ABLE elective courses during the 2017-18 school year. Click on the course you are interested in to learn more about it and to fill out an online registration form.


Please note additional costs for trips with air travel. Scholarship money for ABLE trips that involve a travel fee may be available to students who qualify. Please contact Kathy Barry concerning financial aid: kathy.barry@dvfs.org


PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE ONE ABLE COURSE PRIOR TO GRADUATION.

Students may choose to participate in more than one ABLE course during their time in upper school at DVFS, but they are not required to take an ABLE course each year - just one (1) before graduating.

INCA TRAIL Spring Break (Travel Program)

DATES: March 22-31, 2018

LOCATION: Peru

COST: $3,850

Click here for more information and online registration.

SAILING Biscayne Bay, FL (Travel Program)

DATES: December 18-23, 2017

LOCATION: Biscayne Bay, FL

COST: $2,600

Click here for more information and online registration form.

ROCK CLIMBING (Day Program)

DATES: April & May, 2018

LOCATION: Ralph Stover State Park, PA

COST: none

Click here for more information and online registration form.

KNOW THE ROPES (Day Program)

DATES: October & November 2017

LOCATION: Westtown School, PA

COST: none

Click here for more information and online registration form.

SKI TOURING (Local Program)

DATES: February 15-20, 2018
(a 5-day weekend)

LOCATION: Osceola, Tug Hill, NY

COST: none

Click here for more information and online registration form.

BIKE TOURING (Local Program)

DATES: October 12-17, 2017

LOCATION: C & O Canal, Chesapeake Bay, MD

COST: none

Click here for more information and online registration form.

Delaware Valley Friends School
19 E. Central Avenue, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Phone: 610.640.4150
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