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Philadelphia Summer Camps

 

Arts & Crafts | Music | Science & Technology | Sports | Recreation/Other                  

Here is a list of Philadelphia summer camps, bootcamps and workshops – for kids, youth and even adults! If you know of a camp that’s not on here, drop us a line at: editor@westphillylocal.com. For advertising information, email: ads@westphillylocal.com 

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some summer camp programs have been cancelled or are offering virtual camp options.




Arts and Crafts Camps

 

Curio Theatre Virtual Summer Camp

Curio Theatre, 4740 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia

July 2020 (one-week sessions)

Camper ages: students in grades 1 – 12 (ages 7-17).

Hours: TBA

Description: Curio Theatre Company continues providing theatre education in West Philadelphia! Qualified theatre professionals engage campers in acting, improvisation, movement/dance, theatrical design, and playwrighting. Update: Online classes will be held in July 2020 — specific dates and times to be announced soon. Instead of two-week sessions, all sessions will be shorted to one week.

Cost: Pay what you can.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.curiotheatre.org/summer-camp-2020.html

 

University City Arts League Summer Arts Camp

University City Arts League, 4226 Spruce St., Philadelphia

June 22 – August 21, 2020 (week-long sessions)

Camper ages: 6 – 14

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Description: Join the University City Arts League’s stellar Teaching Artists for our week long creative arts camps. Campers will get three different arts classes each day in 2D Art, 3D Art, Wearable Art, Media Arts, Pottery, and Dance & Theatre. Older students will have their own class group and will participate in advanced art projects such as wheel throwing and painting! Each session of camp is loosely structured around a theme to spark imagination and creativity. Each session is a 1 week long program Monday through Friday, with a weekly showcase of each camp’s art in the UCAL gallery!

Cost: Early Bird (before May 30th): $330; $350 after May 30th. Some scholarships may be available, please email programs@ucartsleague.org for a Scholarship Application.

For more information and to register online, visit: http://www.ucartsleague.org/summer-camp/. Tel.: 215-382-7811.

 

Mud & Music on 50th Summer Camp

711 S. 50th St., Philadelphia

July 6 – August 28, 2020 (week-long sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (after-camp care is available)

Camper ages: 5 – 14

Description: In this fun and intensive summer camp, we will explore all that clay and music has to offer. Taught by experienced instructors, small classes mean campers get individualized, one on one attention for their art and music projects. No clay or music experience is required! Each session features unique projects and activities.

Cost: $360/week.

For more information and to sign up, go here.

 

Fashion Design Camp (Lavner Camps)

University of Pennsylvania (Houston Hall & Irvine Auditorium), Philadelphia

July 6-10, August 3-7, 2020

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (extended day options available)

Camper ages: 7 – 11

Description: Campers create a sizeable handbag with room for accessories, a summer dress with layering option for the fall, and a denim redesign! At this stylish camp, campers brainstorm ideas, sketch their designs, learn and improve their machine sewing skills, and construct their very own projects! Throughout the week, campers work with a wide range of fabrics, colors, patterns, and styles. Valuable Learning Opportunities include how to safely and effectively use sewing machines, in addition to more manual techniques like measuring, cutting, spacing, hand stitching, and much more.

Cost: $519/week.

Enroll here.

 

Jewelry Design Camp (Lavner Camps)

University of Pennsylvania (Houston Hall & Irvine Auditorium), Philadelphia

June 29 – July 3, 2020

Camper Ages: 7 – 11

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (extended hours are available)

Description: Campers use craft wire to create a bracelet, a pair of earrings, and a necklace each week! In a three-step process, campers first design their piece by hand, 3D model the design using Tinkercad, and then make their own jewelry from a wide selection of materials. Join us for an incredible camp experience and leave with your own personalized jewelry collection! Valuable Learning Opportunities include gaining skills in techniques like macramé basics, needlework, beading, creating and wrapping loops, measuring, cutting, threading, flattening, and more!

Cost: $489.

Enroll here.

 

Performing Arts Camp

Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center, 3611 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia

June 29 – August 7, 2020 (two to five-week long camps)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (half-day camp: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 – 4:30 p.m.)

Camper ages: 7 – 17

Description: The Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center has served the Philadelphia community as a full service dance school for children and adults since 1986. In 2006, the Dance Center merged with and became a division of the Dancefusion non-profit organization. The Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center offers year-round training classes for children and adults and is dedicated to the education and preservation of dance as a performing art; teaching at the highest standards the many disciplines of dance to students who will make up our next generation of dancers, artists, patrons and public; using dance as a bridge to cross cultural, social and economic boundaries. Summer camp programs include the following activities: ballet, jazz, pointe, modern, hip-hop, singing, acting, crafts, and musical theater.

Cost: $340/week; $580 for two-week camps.

For more information, visit: https://www.gbyedance.org/summer-programs or call 215-222-7633.

 

Camp ComedySportz

CSz Philadelphia at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia

July 6-10, 2020

Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Camper ages: rising 4th-9th graders

Description: Camp ComedySportz is a fun, interactive performing arts camp where the camper experiences team building, supporting teammates, taking creative risks, and building self confidence; while learning how to play ComedySportz. Camp ComedySportz programming includes the basics of improv, how to “Yes, And”, basic scene work, creating characters, stage presence and the introduction to ComedySportz-style game play. At the end of the week, the campers will perform in their own ComedySportz match for friends and family.

Cost: $400 (Early Bird Rate; good until June 1, 2019).

Go here for more information and to register.

 

Koresh Dance Children’s Camp

2002 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

June 15 – July 31, 2020 (weekly sessions)

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Camper ages: 4-18

Description: Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh. Known for its engaging performance and technically superb dancers, the company performs critically acclaimed works at its biannual Philadelphia seasons, as well as in touring performances around the country.

Cost: $650-$700 per week.

For more information, please email school@koreshdance.org or visit: https://www.koreshdance.org/children-summer-programs

 

Summer Woodworking Camp

Philadelphia Woodworks, 4901 Umbria Street, Philadelphia

June 22 – August 14, 2020 (one-week sessions)

Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Camper ages: 9 – 14

Description: We’re a woodworking school in Philadelphia focusing on beginner friendly, project oriented classes for adults and children. Our series of safe, fun and educational projects will be perfect to help children expand their understanding of hands‐on crafts and to develop confidence with basic woodworking tools. Your children will make great projects that they can enjoy using at home for years to come. Our 1-week camps are designed to build different projects each session, so multiple sessions will reinforce skills but will not duplicate the projects made!

Cost: $339 + materials ($69-$99).

For more information and to register, click here.

 

Yes! And… Collaborative Arts Summer Camps

Germantown Mennonite Church, 21 W. Washington Ln, Philadelphia

June 22 – August 28, 2020 (one-week sessions)

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (optional before care and after care available)

Camper ages: children in grades K through 12th

Description: Yes! And… Collaborative Arts Summer Camps offer exciting, creative and transformative summer experiences for young people in grades K-12th. Our programs dig into each child’s imagination and awaken a sense of play and wonder. We explore dance, acting, music, visual arts and more in order to teach collaboration, working as a group, and building on each other’s strengths.

Cost: $320-$375 per week. Scholarships are available – simply check the “Campership” box on your registration form and you will be contacted with details.

For more information and to register, visit: http://camp.yesandcamp.org/ or call 215.278.4264.

 

Arden Theatre Summer Camp

62 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia

Dates: June 22 – August 21, 2020 (one-week and two-week camps)

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Camper ages: kids in grades 1 – 12

Description: Join Philly’s best theatre professionals for fun classes in Acting, Music, Storytelling, Improvisation, Dance, and Design at Arden Summer Camp. Inspiring creativity, Drama Camp motivates kids to create stories using characters and ideas built from their own imaginations. Explore the world of theatre, interact creatively, and make new friends at Arden Summer Camp!

Cost: $350-$600 per session.

For more information and to register, click here.

 

Mighty Writers Summer Camps

3861 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia

Dates: TBA

Hours: morning or afternoon half-day options

Camper ages: 2 – 17

Description: Various summer workshops are available for children and youth ages 2 to 17.

For more information and to enroll your child, visit: https://mightywriters.org/workshops/?location=MW%20West

 

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts Camp

5900A Greene Street, Philadelphia

June 22 – August 28, 2020 (one and two-week long sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (after care is available)

Camper ages: 5 – 14

Description: Get your kids moving, climbing, and going upside-down in our air-conditioned space.

Cost: Starting at $410/week; $825 per two-week session.

More information is available at phillycircus.com/summer-camp or by phone: 215-849-1991.

 

Philly Art Center Summer Art Camps

Fairmount Art Center, 2501 Olive Street; Queen Village Art Center, 514 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia; Cherry Hill Art Center, 1721 Springdale Road

Early June – Late August (one-week sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (extended care and half-day options are available)

Camper ages: 4 – 12 (Kids Summer Camps); 9 – 14 (Tween Summer Camps)

Description: Kids Summer Camps: Grouped by age, artists delve deep into exciting weekly themes while exploring a range of 2 & 3-D media through age-appropriate curriculum. Mornings are spent in the studios, buzzing with creative contentment through two, one hour-ish work sessions broken up by snack and story time. We lunch at noon, then head to the playground, followed by another studio block to round out the day. Every week includes a special field trip or visiting artist to enhance theme-based learning. Tween Summer Camps: These totally tween-centered summer camps offer specialty themed studio experiences for kids who want to really focus on a particular medium! Led by experienced artists educators, camp themes include: comics, drawing, painting, ceramics and sewing. Camps run select weeks only and fill fast!

Cost: Starting at $385 per week for full day camp.

More details and registration information are available here. Call with questions: 215-765-2787.

 

Summer Clay Camps

The Clay Studio, 137-139 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia

June 22 – August 28, 2020. One-week sessions.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (half-day options available)

Camper ages: 6 – 17

Description: Fire up your creativity and join the fun at The Clay Studio’s weeklong art camps, designed for ages 6 and up! Campers expand their imaginations and explore the exciting world of clay through a wide range of projects and building techniques. Whether working with sculpture, claymation, or wheel-thrown pottery, students learn in a supportive, small class setting with plenty of individual instruction and inspiration.

Cost: $360/week (members: $320). Scholarships including tuition, travel vouchers, and lunches are available. Please contact: carin@theclaystudio.org | 215.925.3453 x 23.

For more info and to register online, visit: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/3/camps

 

WHYY Film and Journalism Summer Camps

Hamilton Public Media Commons, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Camper ages: teens finishing 9th-12th grade.

WHYY Young Journalists Summer Camp

July 20-31, 2020

Description: Are you a high school student who has dreamed about being a reporter someday? Can you see yourself working for NPR or CNN? During this two-week hands-on journalism program, you’ll develop real-world experience in 21st century reporting, from finding stories on your own “beat” to interviewing leads to writing and producing original news stories. Working with expert staff at WHYY and a small team of other students, you’ll be out on the streets and in the student news room, shooting and editing video, producing audio content and telling great stories.

Cost: $1,200 (members); $1,350 (non-members). Scholarships are available.

WHYY Summer Filmmakers

June 29 – July 17, 2020 (for high school students); August 10-21, 2020 (for middle school students)

Description: Do you want to make movies? Are you a creative storyteller? Do you have dreams of going to Hollywood? Whether you’re a Vine superstar or the next J.J. Abrams, take your skills to the next level during this three-week intensive filmmaking experience. You’ll join other imaginative high school students in learning how to script, shoot, act and edit movies using WHYY’s filmmaking equipment. By the end of this three-week session, you’ll already have one credit to your name: your very own short film.

Cost: $1,800 (members); $1,950 (non-members) for high school students. Cost for middle school students (Aug. 5-16): Members: $1,100; non-member rate: $1,250. Scholarships are available for both programs.

 

For more information and to register, click here. Questions? Contact Craig Santoro, Education Director, at csantoro@whyy.org or 215-351-3318.

 

PAFA Summer Art Camp

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia

June 22 – August 14, 2020. One week sessions.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (After-camp sessions are available).

Camper ages: 4 – 15

Description: PAFA’s summer camp offers enriching and creative experiences for campers in PAFA’s historical galleries, the art studios of the school and around the city. Week long fun and imaginative sessions give campers a chance to learn new skills, create art work and make new friends. Sessions are designed to appeal to all levels and interests of young artists.

Cost: Weekly Family Level Member – $295; Weekly Non Member – $350. Scholarships are available.

For more information and to register, visit www.pafa.org/summercamp, call 215-972-2054 or email: artcamp@pafa.org

 

MADE Teen Fashion Camp

MADE Studios, 305 Cherry Street, Philadelphia

Dates: TBA

Ages: 13 – 18

Description: With this 2 week immersive summer program, students will learn about the exciting world of fashion. We’ll create inspiration boards and fashion sketches. We’ll learn how to go fabric shopping, read a pattern, and sew a cocktail dress in the fabric of their choice. Students will complete the program with a fully illustrated portfolio collection, and an adorable cocktail dress of their own design to display at our Junior Fashion Show and photo shoot at MADE.

Cost: $725 for a two-week session.

For more information, go here.

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Music Camps

Rock to the Future Summer Music Camps

Rock to the Future, 2139 E. Cumberland St., Philadelphia

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (early drop off and late pick up available)

Our innovative summer music camps will inspire and excite your child as they learn guitar, drums, bass, or keyboard and make new friends by forming a band with their peers! Our music summer camps are co-ed, ages 7-12 or 13-17, and last from 9am-4pm for a week (early drop off and late pick up available). We also feature a live student performance on the last day of camp. Experience is not necessary and instruments will be provided.

GUITAR STAR

Dates: TBA

Camper ages: 7 – 12

Description: Spend a week learning the basics of acoustic and electric guitar or bass guitar. Learn popular songs and write your own music with peers. At the end of camp, get a chance to be in the spotlight and perform live for family, friends, and peers.

ROCK-A-DELPHIA

Dates: TBA

Camper ages: 13-17

Description: Spend a week learning how to play music, write songs, and collaborate with other musicians. Learn guitar, bass, keyboard, or drums, write and perform original music and cover songs with peers, and attend creative workshops. At the end of camp, you’ll get a chance to be in the spotlight and perform live for family, friends, and peers!

 

Cost: Rock to the Future Summer Music Camps are free for low-income Philadelphia youth (scholarship application must be filled out and approved); $250 for others.

For more information visit: http://rocktothefuture.org/programs/summer-programs/

 

Girls Rock Philly Camp

Horatio B. Hackett Elementary, 2161 East York St., Philadelphia

Dates: TBA (two one-week sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Camper ages: girls ages 9 – 18

Description: Girls Rock Philly’s Summer Camp is a week-long program featuring instrument instruction, workshops, visiting artists, band practice, a showcase and a day in the recording studio. Campers have instrument instruction every day in groups of 3-5 organized by skill level and age. On Day 1, campers form bands with whom they then will write at least 1 original song collaboratively, assisted by band coaches and adult mentors. Campers also attend workshops on topics ranging from songwriting to improvisation to healthy relationships. At the end of the week, bands perform their original song at a showcase and then spend the next day recording their song in a professional studio.

Cost: $50-$450 sliding scale.

Go to: http://www.girlsrockphilly.org/programs/campers/ for more information. Questions? Email: info@girlsrockphilly.org

 

The Nelly Berman School of Music Camp

461 W Lancaster Ave., Haverford, PA

Dates: TBA (two one-week sessions)

Hours: 8:45 a.m. – 3:45/4:00 p.m. (before and after care is available for additional fee)

Camper ages: 7 – 17

Description: Week 1: Impressionism and Modernism. There will be a trip to the art museum on Saturday, July 21st for a small additional cost TBA once we have the group size. Week 2: Summer Music Boot Camp. Each camp has a Friday afternoon concert presented by the campers for parents.

Cost: Week 1: $450; week 2: $350.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nbsmusic.com/summer-camps/, email: nbsmusic@comcast.net or call (610) 896-5105.

 

School of Rock Summer Camp

421 N 7th St (same building as the Electric Factory)

Dates: TBA (week-long sessions)

Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camper ages: 7 – 17

Description: School of Rock Summer Camps are tailored to the individual skill level of each camper to ensure an educational and enjoyable experience for all. Our camps are ideal for anyone with an interest and/or experience in vocals, guitar, drums, bass, or keys. Our five day summer camps are condensed versions of the programs we offer year round, and are all about LEARNING MUSIC, BUILDING CONFIDENCE, MAKING FRIENDS and PERFORMING LIVE! Campers will spend the week immersed in the theme of each session. Campers will receive coaching, instruction, and support from staff members who will assist campers with songs, arrangements, rehearsals, and performance. The campers will perform as a full band on at the end of each session, showcasing the lessons of the week long camp for family, friends, and community to enjoy!

Cost: $549 per session.

For more information and to sign up, click here or call 267-639-4007.

 

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Science & Technology Camps

 

Robotics Camps (Lavner Camps)

University of Pennsylvania (Houston Hall & Irvine Auditorium), Philadelphia

June 15 – August 14, 2020. Week-long sessions

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Half Day AM Session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; PM Session: 12:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Camper ages: 6 – 14

Description: At our Robotics Camps with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 (for ages 6-10), campers learn the fundamentals of robotics by getting hands-on experience with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3. Campers explore the principles of robotics and coding by imagining and creating their own robots, in addition to following instructions for specific robots provided by LEGO®. Campers are then able to add a wide variety of sensors and motors to their robots before programming them.

AI Camp: Robotics and Coding with Cozmo & Sphero (for ages 7-10): In this action-packed camp, build your tech skills by using Cozmo and Sphero robots to carry out a series of fun missions and save the world! Text-based and drag-and-drop programming is available, making this course appropriate for campers of all levels.

Robotics Camp with VEX® IQ is for ages 10-14. Using VEX® IQ, this camp offers the next level of hands-on learning in Robotics. VEX® IQ allows campers to build complex robots with tons of motors (12 ports!), advanced gears and pulley systems, high-tech sensors, and enhanced controllability. VEX® IQ robots also make use of both a vertical programming language similar to Scratch, and ROBOTC, the standard for educational robotics and competitions. This gives campers experience using the same programs used by middle school, high school, and even college robotics teams nationwide!

Cost: $579-$649/week.

Register here.

 

Coding Camps (with Java, Python, C++)

Lavner Camps, University of Pennsylvania (Houston Hall & Irvine Auditorium), Philadelphia

June 22 – July 31, 2020. Week-long sessions

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Camper ages: 10 – 14

Description: In the Coding Camp with Java, campers learn about the logic, syntax, and calculations that go into building Java™ programs. Campers work to master skills like printing text onto the computer screen, using conditional statements and loops, and receiving input from the user while creating a text-based action adventure game and other projects.

In the Coding Camp with Python, campers code cool graphics, games, and programs. Campers benefit from clean syntax and other streamlined attributes within Python™ that provide a new approach to learning and understanding programming. With Python™, coders can often write code more quickly, allowing them to produce project results in a shorter period of time.

In the Coding Camp with C++, campers will be immersed in one of the most extensively used programming languages ever created. C++ is used everywhere from video game engines and video editing software, to operating systems and office applications. Huge companies like Google, Facebook, Youtube, and Amazon all make use of C++ in their back-end systems. Just like with other programming languages, campers will learn about loops, functions, objects, and programming logic – all of which are concepts that are shared across all Object Oriented Programming Languages such as Java and Python.

 

Cost: $649/week.

Register here or call (610) 664-8800.

 

 

Anthropologists in the Making

Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Dates: TBA. Week-long sessions.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Pre-camp and after-camp care is available).

Camper ages: 6 – 13

Description: Campers delight in topics such as mythology, dance, music, art, and customs from both long ago civilizations and modern cultures. Through gallery tours, scavenger hunts, art activities, games, and special guest performances, campers will discover the diversity of humankind, past and present.

Cost: Register by May 1: $280 Members / $300 Non-members per week. Register after May 1: $300 Members / $320 Non-members per week. Registration will open in early February. A limited amount of partial scholarships ($100 off tuition) are available until May 1 (email: summercamp@pennmuseum.org).

For more information about each session and to register, go here.

KidsMakeItRight Summer Camp

4100 Powelton Ave., Philadelphia

Dates: TBA (one-week sessions; Contact us about about other dates/locations)

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Extended care is available.

Camper ages: students in grades 1 – 4 (ages 6-10).

Description: KidsMakeItRight’s Planet Protector Project is a summer camp focused on the environment and social responsibility. The project-based curriculum was developed by our on-staff learning scientist, an affiliated Professor of Education at the University of Delaware. Children work together to envision and execute trash and recycling projects while building compassion for the people and animals affected. They also learn and apply science skills, creativity, & critical thinking to improve their projects and maximize their impact. As they do, they realize that changing the world is within their reach!

Cost: $299 per week.

For more information and to register, visit: http://smartypal.com/kmir/ or email: prasanna@smartypal.com

 

GSK Science in the Summer™ – Free Summer STEM Courses

Local libraries, including Blanch A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek, Walnut Street West, and Wynnefield Neighborhood Libraries

Two-day sessions in June and July (check with your local library)

Hours: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (2nd and 3rd graders); 1 – 3 p.m. (4th-6th graders)

Ages: rising 2nd-6th grade students

Description: GSK Science in the Summer™ is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin Institute, which introduces students to the wonderful and fascinating world of science. Programs are held during the summer in public libraries in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. 2019 Program Topic: The Science of Me! The Science of Me invites children to explore both the biological systems that make humans fundamentally alike and the elements that interact to create a unique individual. Through engaging, hands-on exploration, students discover how food becomes our body’s fuel, where oxygen goes when we breathe it, how our brains interpret the world, and what role DNA plays in making us who we are.

Cost: This program is FREE. Students must be registered to attend this program. Registration for the Philadelphia program begins in May.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fi.edu/scienceinthesummer/registration

 

Discovery Camp

The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia

June 10 – August 30, 2019. Week-long sessions.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Extended day program is available).

Camper ages: children in grades K – 9.

Description: Our day camps allow campers to spend each week exploring the museum, engaging in hands-on science activities, participating in explosive live science shows, and making new friends—all while learning about the lively world of science! Each summer day camp session’s theme is independent of the other weekly themes. Campers do not need to attend weekly sessions consecutively; however it is highly recommended that campers attend a full weekly session to get the best camp experience and to engage in all camp activities.

Cost: Members: $369 per week; Non-members: $399 per week.

For more information and to register, visit this page.

 

Academy Explorers Camp

Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 8 – August 30, 2019. Week-long sessions.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Optional before and after care available)

Camper ages: 5 – 12 (check out Tiny Tot Explorers for ages 2-5 and Teen Husbandry and Expedition Programs for ages 12-16)

Description: Academy Explorers Camp invites campers to learn about natural science in a safe, fun, and engaging way. Each week of camp explores an exciting new theme and features an off-site field trip.

Cost: Members pay $335 per camper per weekly session. Nonmembers pay $375 per camper per weekly session.

For more information and to register, go here.

 

The Business of Doing Good, Entrepreneurial Summer Camp

Comcast Collaboration Studio at Oxford Mills, 100 West Oxford St., Philadelphia and We Work, 1900 Market St., Philadelphia

July 29 – August 9, 2019

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camper ages: 10-14

Description: Looking for a unique experience for your middle school child? The Business of Doing Good is a social entrepreneur program for kids aged 10 – 14. Week-long program beginning July 29 is a Comcast Collaboration Studio and beginning August 5 is at We Work in Center City. Check us out! Registration deadlines are on a first come basis.

Cost: $450/week. Spots available for under-resourced students who need a reduced payment – please use this link:
http://www.thebusinessofdoinggood.org/guest-reg and contribute what is comfortable. Registration deadlines are on a first come basis.

For more information and to register, go to: http://www.thebusinessofdoinggood.org/registration-philadelphia/. Questions? Please contact: Michelle Julet / 650-245-9218 / thebusinessofdoinggood@gmail.com

 

BugU Camp

Philly Insectarium Butterfly Pavilion, 8046 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia

Dates: July 15 – August 16, 2019 (one-week sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (half-day camp and extended care options are available)

Camper ages: 6-16

Description: Campers will get an up close and personal experience caring for some of the world’s most exotic creatures. From releasing and feeding tropical butterflies, to building tarantula homes, to resorting green spaces, to eco-games, and much much more, kids will leave with an appreciation for the natural world that they will build on for years to come. Over the course of the week, each camper will complete the Junior Entomologist Program and earn a free annual pass for the following year. Campers will have fun while learning about the diversity of life in their local community. Camp activities will be held at the museum, at Pennypack Park, and at Pennypack on the Delaware.

Cost: $300/week.

To request more information or to register, go here.

 

 

 

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Sports Camps

 

Penn Soccer Academy Summer Camps

Penn Park, 3000 Walnut St., Philadelphia

Dates: TBA

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Camper ages: 5 – 13

Description: The Day Camp is a weeklong program designed for the player wanting development of fundamental soccer skills. The staff creates an environment that promotes soccer confidence, enjoyment and good sportsmanship. We will provide instruction on a wide range of areas, including, but not limited to: dribbling, turns, shooting, passing, trapping, move development and introduction to small group concepts. Camps will include instructional, theme-based games, small-sided games and scrimmages each day.

Cost: $320/week.

For more information and to register, go here. Please contact Jason Werner (415-577-8893; Email: pennsoccercamps@gmail.com) with any questions.

 

Ray Priore Football Camp

Franklin Field and Penn Park, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

June 20 – July 11, 2020 (one-day clinics)

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Evening clinics: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

Camper ages: students entering grades 9 – 12

Description: The Ray Priore Football Camp is dedicated to providing a camp environment much like one our student-athletes live and breathe every day at the University of Pennsylvania. Our coaching and support staff work hard to create an environment which develops our student athletes and their commitment to excellence in which TEAM comes first. Camp activities are structured similar to our own practices here at Penn. Athletes will be challenged and compete in drills aimed at developing proficiency at each position. During their time with us, athletes will be held to high standards that push them to excel and maximize their potential.

Cost: $155 per session ($80 for evening camp).

Register here: https://pennfootballcamp.com/camps.php

 

BayWay Sports STEM and the Arts Summer Camp

Harrity: Mastery Charter School, 5601 Christian Street, Philadelphia

Dates: TBA

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Before and aftercare are available)

Camper ages: 5 – 12

Description: BayWay Cares is where SUMMER HAPPENS! Join us for an active summer of athletics, arts and crafts, interactive academic games and field trips! We seek to provide campers with engaging activities each week as we dive in to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experiments, engage in traditional sports with a fun twist, and are exposed to exciting new places within the tri-state area on our weekly field trips. Each week is a new focus with culinary aspects, musical infusions, and dance

Cost: $125 per week. Scholarships may be available. (Mention you heard about this from Ms. Vee and receive $5.00 off of the registration fee). CCIS Subsidy Accepted.

For more information and to register, email us at baywaysummercamp@gmail.com or call 267-408-6777.

 

Soccer Shots Summer Camp

Smith Memorial Playground, 3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia

August 24-28, 2020

Hours: 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Camper ages: 4 – 9

Description: Soccer Shots is offering a week-long summer camp at Smith Memorial Playground for children ages 4-9. Join us for soccer instruction, games, crafts, snacks, playground fun and prizes!

Cost: $200.

For more information and to register, click here. Questions? Call 267-630-1557 or email: philly@soccershots.org

 

University of Pennsylvania Sports Camps

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Summer Camps and Clinics for the 2020 summer were officially canceled by the University on April 13.

https://pennathletics.com/sports/2016/6/24/_131485207648494281.aspx

 

Summer Skateboarding Camp

Location 1: Skate The Foundry, 894. N. 40th Street, Philadelphia; Location 2: Paine’s Park, Martin Luther King JR. Drive And & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

June 15 – August 28, 2020 (week-long sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (half-day camp and extended care options are available)

Camper ages: 6 – 15

Description: Now offering youth skaters the opportunity to develop their tricks faster, build confidence, and meet fellow skaters at private and public skate parks in Philadelphia. Each week-long camp, skaters participate in group and individual lessons as well as fun games and contests. Some games include: S.K.A.T.E., highest ollie, longest ollie, highest hippie hop, street contest, mini-ramp contests, tick-tack race, dodgeball, kickball, basketball, slack-lining, scavenger hunts, and more. Campers have the option to participate in contests as contestants, coaches, judges, filmers, or spectators.

Cost: Before April 15th: Non Member: $450; Member: $285. After April 15th: $500/$385.

For more information and to register go here.

 

Legacy Youth Tennis Summer Camps

26 sites throughout the city

Dates: TBA

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (half-day camps)

Camper ages: 4 – 17

Description: Legacy Youth Tennis and Education offers a variety of summer tennis camps, so you can be sure to find the right one for your children. Legacy’s summer tennis camps are held at the Legacy Center and various neighborhood locations throughout the area. We offer flexible schedules and camps for all age and skill levels.

Cost: 400$ a week for Center-based camps; $450 a week for the elite skill level camp. Community-based pricing can be found on our info page. We offer a sibling discount of 10% for each additional sibling, 10% off when you register for 20 or more days and offer scholarships (contact mhittinger@legacyyte.org).

For more information and to register, go here. For any questions, contact info includes the email above as well as Nick Walton nwalton@legacyyte.org (Director of Center-based operations).

 

NEW! Phield House Summer Camps

814 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia

June 15 – August 24, 2020 (one-week sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camper ages: 6-14

Description: Join us at Phield House for the 2020 Summer Camp season! Captain Kurk Watson will be at the helm leading Creating Experience & Opportunities. Camp will provide a thrilling day full of exciting adventures and activities. Kids of all ages and with all interests can come enjoy a full day of activities, sports and socialization in our climate-controlled state-of-the-art facility.

Cost: $299 per week.

Register here: https://www.phieldhouse.com/youth/summer-camp/

 

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Saint Mary’s Nursery School Summer Camp

3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia

June 15 – August 26, 2020 (week-long sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (early and late care available)

Camper ages: rising 1st – 6th graders

Description: Whether it’s questing to the top of City Hall, exploring the wilds of the Wissahickon, writing and recording original music, or learning to cook a three course meal, PhillyQuest! Summer Camp at SMNS allows youth to experience all the magic, culture and history of the Philadelphia region while learning about themselves along the way. By attending, your Explorer will pick up valuable life-skills, forge lifelong friendships, and go on the adventure of a lifetime. We will have weekly themes as well as focused days throughout the summer.

Cost: $330/week. Week 11 (3-day camp): $204.

Visit stmarysnursery.org/summer-camp-program/ for more information, pictures and sign-up form or contact Lisa Browne -Summer Camp Manager- for more details at: lisa@stmarysnursery.org or 215-386-0321.

 

Redcap’s Corner Board Game Summer Camp

3850 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia

June 15 – August 28, 2020 (one and two-week sessions)

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Camper ages: 11-17

Description: Redcap’s Corner runs a variety of day camp programs during the summer, each tailored to different types of games: Board Game Design Camp, Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Camp, Magic: the Gathering Draft Camp, Star Wars Roleplaying Camp and Warhammer 40,000 Hobby Gaming Camp. Campers will be grouped by approximate age within each camp session.

Cost: $350-$600 per session.

Register online at https://www.redcapscorner.com/programs/summer-camp/ or email benn@redcapscorner.com for more information.

 

Our Mothers’ Kitchens Culinary & Literature Camp for Girls

Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden, 54th & Lindbergh, Philadelphia

June 26-28, August 7-9, 2020

Hours: Friday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Camper ages: 12-17

Description: Our Mothers’ Kitchens Culinary + Literature Camp is a 3-day immersive camp experience for girls of color, ages 12 – 17, interested in cooking and creative writing. Learn about the importance of food and African American cultural histories; share food stories through creative writing activities; learn basic cooking skills, recipes and kitchen hacks; read the works of Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, Ntozake Shange and more.

Cost: Free. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ourmotherskitchens.org/. Questions? Email: hey@ourmotherskitchens.org

 

Seaport Summer Camp

Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

June 22 – August 21, 2020 (one-week sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camper ages: 6-12; 13-16 (teen camp)

Description: Learn all about history, science and how to row or kayak on the Delaware River. Perfect for ages 6-12, Seaport Summer Camp in Philadelphia features full days of activities and exploration on the water. In addition to on-water programming, campers tour our National Historic Landmark ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna, and participate in a variety of hands-on activities and crafts. Every week is a new discovery at the Seaport, with an in-depth look into the science and history behind the Philadelphia region’s waterways. Sign up today! There’s limited availability and spots are filling up fast for this one-of-a-kind camp.

Cost: Museum members: $290/week (register before May 1st); $315/week on or after May 1st; $725 for teen camp (two weeks). Non-members: $330/week before May 1st; $355/week on or after May 1st; $750 for teen camp.

More details can be found at: www.phillyseaport.org/summercamp.

 

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts Summer Program

Fairmount Water Works, 640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia

July 25 – August 1, 2020

Camper ages: students in grades 9 through 12

Description: Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a week-long service-learning program that will be offered to a team of twelve high school students from communities within the Schuylkill River Watershed. This expedition will involve a physical journey (by kayak and van) along the 120-mile Schuylkill River from its headwaters in the anthracite coal lands of Schuylkill County to its confluence with the Delaware River in Philadelphia.

Cost: Free. All applications should be signed, scanned, and emailed as PDF files to Alexa Smith at outreach@schuylkillheadwaters.org by 4:00 pm on Friday, April 24, 2020. Please email or call Alexa Smith at 570-391-3336 with any questions prior to submission.

For more information on this program and the application process, visit: http:// fairmountwaterworks.org/acts- and-impacts/

 

Summer Camp at Children’s Community School (CCS)

1212 S. 47th Street, Philadelphia

Dates: TBA (week-long sessions)

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (half-day, early arrival and aftercare options available)

Camper ages: 2 – 8

Description: CCS welcomes children ages 2 to 8 years (as of 7/1) for an exciting summer full of adventures. Children will enjoy a summer experience that has been thoughtfully designed just for them. Our space offers a beautiful yard with a kid-friendly garden, air conditioned indoor space with classrooms designed for different ages, and a large indoor space for active play, as well. Campers are grouped by age to support age appropriate activities for all.

Cost: $375/week (half-day: $265/week).

For more information and to register, go here.

 

Jubilee School Summer Program – Storytelling Through the Arts

Jubilee School, 4211 Chester Ave., Philadelphia

Jun 29 – August 14, 2020

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Camper ages: 3 – 12

Description: Summer 2020 Program: Exploring Eco-systems on Planet Earth. Weekly activities include trips, swimming, art, music, yoga and more!

Cost: $200/week. CCIS welcome.

For more information and to register, visit: www.jubileeschool.net. Telephone: 215.387.7592.

 

Minecraft™ Camps (Lavner Camps)

University of Pennsylvania (Houston Hall & Irvine Auditorium), Philadelphia

June 15 – August 21, 2020. Week-long sessions.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Camper ages: 7 – 14

Description: At Minecraft™ camps, utilize your creativity, learn and improve your skills, and work individually or collaboratively in an exclusive virtual world on private servers! Valuable Learning Opportunities include individual/multi-player builds, installing and using mods, survival & scratch crafting recipes, customizing Minecraft™ maps, utilizing redstone & electrical circuits, game design, working with multiplayer servers, building competitions, and weekly Minecraft™ tournaments!

Cost: $599-$649/week.

Register here.

 

Game Design Camps (Lavner Camps)

University of Pennsylvania (Houston Hall & Irvine Auditorium), Philadelphia

June 29 – August 14, 2020 (week-long sessions)

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Camper ages: 6 – 14

Description: At Game Design Academy with GameMaker™ (for ages 10-14), campers go through the process of creating a video game – brainstorming, planning, character design, level design, programming, user interface design and much more!

At Intro to Game Design Camp (for ages 6-10), campers create their own video games and apps that are compatible with PC computers and Android™ and/or iOS devices. This camp is a perfect opportunity for aspiring game designers to come away with added skills, knowledge, awesome projects, and lots of accomplishments!

At Roblox Camp with Game Design & Competitions (for ages 7-12), campers design and create their own 3D worlds. Choosing from a variety of different templates, campers can select their type of world and customize their environment.

At Augmented Reality Camp with Game Design (for ages 11-14), campers use Unity with Vuforia™ to transform a phone into a window that shows your real surroundings combined with virtual elements created for gameplay experiences in augmented reality. Think Pokémon™ GO, but you create all of the elements and gameplay.

At Virtual Reality Camp with Game Design (for ages 13-14), campers create their own virtual reality games and worlds using the professional game design platform Unity. With a focus on exploration and adventure games, we’ll help you design a game for multiple platforms like PC, smartphone, iPad, and even virtual reality headsets.

Cost: $599-$649/week.

Register here or call (610) 664-8800.

 

Center City KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder

1700 Market St., Philadelphia

Dates: TBA

Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Camper ages: 1 – 12

Description: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours — so we hope to see you there.

Cost: $110 to $350 per week.

For more information, visit: http://www.kindercare.com/our-centers/philadelphia/pa/303009. Email: care@kindercare.com or call (215) 563-9499.

 

Wave Week Service Leadership Institute

Villanova University, Philadelphia

Dates: TBA

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Camper ages: students in grades 6th – 11th

Description: Wave Week, a program of Spark the Wave, is the premier Service Leadership Institute for teens. Through our intensive program of leadership development, community service, team building activities, and summer fun, participants will learn how to plan and execute better service projects while building stronger teams. Wave Week offers both residential and commuter options.

Cost: $499/week ($799 for the residential program). Multiple incentives to registered participants are available.

Additional information is available at sparkthewave.org.

 

Diana Camp

Bryn Mawr, PA (Shuttle available from West Philly and Mt. Airy)

Dates: TBA (week long sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Camper ages: 8-14 years

Description: Diana Camp is a truly unique and magical adventure for girls aged 8-14. “Diana” also known as Artemis, is the Greek/Roman goddess of the wild spirit, protector of nature and animals and is unfaltering in her own truth. Spend your camp days with activities like archery, hiking and swimming mixed with a “feminist Hogwarts” theme that will spark creativity, self-knowledge and friendship building.

Cost: TBA

For more information: www.redseeds.org or email: tara@redseeds.org

 

Summer Camp at Lansdowne Friends School

110 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA

June 15 – August 14, 2020 (two and one-week sessions)

Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (extended care until 6:00 p.m. at no additional cost)

Camper ages: Pre-K through sixth grade

Description: Lansdowne Friends School Summer Camp will offer your children a chance to experience a playful summer. Your children will learn and grow through hands-on projects. Our camp will offer theme-based activities each morning. Each afternoon, the children will have the opportunity to socialize and play much as you did as a child. We will offer supervised, old-fashion fun, where our conflict resolution teaching will allow children to work through problems on their own. Each Friday, we will take a field trip to a local park, museum, or local attraction.

Cost: TBA.

Click here for more information and to register.

 

LandHealth Institute’s City Wild Camp

Fairmount Waterworks, 640 Waterworks Dr, Philadelphia

Dates: TBA (two-week sessions)

Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Camper ages: 10-13

Description: City Wild is a summer camp for curious kids ages 10-13 that offers two-week session of off-the-beaten-path adventures and behind-the-scenes excursions through Philly’s neighborhoods to explore nature in the urban environment.

Cost: TBA.

For more information and to register, go here. Tel.: (267) 571-5750.

 

Drexel’s Summer Academic Programs

Drexel University, Philadelphia

Dates: TBA (one week sessions)

Description: Drexel’s summer academic programs are summer camps open to highly motivated high school students who wish to explore what a university-level program is all about. Workshops are led by Drexel faculty and utilize Drexel’s labs, facilities, and the city of Philadelphia’s many resources. Camps in the following academic areas are offered: Arts and Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Design, Arts, and Media
Engineering, Hospitality and Food Management, Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions.

Cost: Starting from $300 per session.

Sign up at http://www.drexel.edu/undergrad/summer/

 

The Evoluer House Summer Empowerment Programs for Teen Girls

Peirce College, 1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia

Dates: TBA (two eight-week programs)

Camper ages: girls ages 13 – 18

Description: In-person Summer 2020 Programs have been cancelled due to COVID-19. In lieu of our in-person programs, we are currently planning gender responsive and culturally relevant virtual workshops, digital tools and resources with tips about higher education, professional development, emotional wellness, and more for our Alumnae Network — from trusted experts who understand the unique needs and concerns of our girls, during the pandemic.

Cost: FREE for those who qualify. Others pay a small fee.

More information about the programs is available here. If you have any questions, please call 215-592-8988.

 

Al-Bustan Camp: An Arabic Language and Cultural Day Camp

Al-Bustan’s Hub, 3645 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia

July 6-24, 2020 (three one-week sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Camper ages: children entering K – 7th grades

Description: AL-BUSTAN CAMP provides a fun, welcoming, and enriching environment that brings together campers, artists, educators, and families, while fostering curiosity and creativity. Children have the opportunity to engage with Arab arts and culture through a variety of activities, including music, visual art, storytelling and writing, poetry, and Arabic language instruction. Open to children of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, “Al-Bustan”, Arabic for “The Garden”, encourages dialogue, respect, understanding, and celebrates diversity.

Cost: Fee paid in full by May 1: $340; Fee paid in full by June 1: $380. Limited scholarships, based on financial need, are available.

For more information and to register, go here.

 

Camp Jamison

Pocono Environmental Education Center (two hours from Philadelphia; transportation will be provided from a specific pick-up location in Philadelphia)

July 12-17, 2020

Camper ages: 8 – 14 (CIT program is available for ages 15+).

Description: At Camp Jamison, children get to experience different activities every day such as creating arts and crafts activities, canoeing on two different lakes, swimming in the Delaware River, Environmental Education activities, friendly and competitive sports games, hikes on five different trails, adventure low ropes courses, and more!

Cost: Sliding scale: $175-$899.

For more information and to register, click here.

 

Camp Sojourner, Girls’ Leadership Camp

New Jersey School of Conservation, Stokes State Forest (Pocono Mountains), www.csam.montclair.edu/njsoc.

Dates: TBA

Camper ages: girls ages 8-18

The summer program is located in the Pocono Mountains at the New Jersey School of Conservation, about two and a half hours away from Philadelphia. Buses take girls up to the camp at the beginning of the session and bring them home at the end of the session. Camp office: Calvary Church, 48th and Baltimore. Activities at camp include: swimming, boating, hiking, team-building, campfires, archery, and creative arts such as singing, dancing, drawing, painting, drumming, acting, sewing, and wood-working.

Cost: Camp tuition is based on a sliding scale, depending on family size and income.

New campers (ages 8-13) can apply here. Visit: www.girlsleadershipcamp.org or call: 215-951-0330 x 2180 for more information.

 

Little Green School House Summer Camp

219 S. Melville Street, Philadelphia

Dates: TBA

Hours: 8:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (extended after care available)

Camper ages: 2 – 5

Description: During each two-week session we will do a Deep Exploration of a different topic and use our questions to learn. We’ll also visit parks and playgrounds, go on field trips, play in the water, and learn through music, art, dance, cooking, and gardening. We have a mixed-age environment for students ages 2 through 5 where were inspire all students as teachers and learners.

For updates, call 215-222-0208 or email: rowan@littlegreenschoolhousepa.com

 

Nature Ramblers and Summer Adventure Treks

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia

June 15 – August 21, 2020. Week-long sessions.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Before and aftercare is available.

Camper ages: 3 – 12

Description: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education offers exciting, environmentally-based summer camp programs. All camp programs are run by experienced environmental educators and offer children unparalleled opportunities to explore the natural world and their connection to it.

Cost: Camp fees start at $315/week for members; $350/week for non-members. Partial scholarships are available for low-income families.

For more information and to register, click here.

 

Summer Camp at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

Dates: TBA (week-long sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Half-day camp: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Camper ages: 4 – 15

Description: Spend a week or more this summer experiencing Japanese culture at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden! Boys and girls can try many Japanese hands-on activities in the beautiful Japanese House and Garden and at nearby Sakura Pavilion in West Fairmount Park. Each week ends with a special camper-led tour and performance for their parents and guardians. Campers will experience a different theme each week. Sign up for any or all of the offerings. New! Manga Immersion program: This artist-led program is geared toward older students ages 12-15 who want to explore manga art.

Cost: $240/week for members for full-day camp; $265/week for non-members. Scholarships are available.

For more information about each session and to sign up, click here or email: info@shofuso.com

 

NBW Summer Cycling Day Camp

Neighborhood Bike Works, 3939 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia

Dates: TBA. Two-week sessions.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Camper ages: 8 – 14

Description: Summer Cycling Day Camp offers youth the opportunity to recondition a bicycle and earn a bike, helmet and lock in just two weeks! Youth complete the Earn-A-Bike curriculum in two weeks, and participate in fun outdoor activities, go on educational field trips and learn about safe cycling, nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Classes are limited to 12 campers per session. Campers MUST already know how to ride a bike and MUST be able to ride a bike for 20 minutes without having a rest.

Cost: $625 per two-week session (Session I – $575). Full and partial scholarships are available.

Click here for more information.

Summer Camp at PIC

Parent Infant Center, 4205 Spruce Street

June 22 – August 21, 2020. One-week sessions.

Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Camper ages: children entering grades K – 5

Description: Join us for an enriching summer of art, sports, dance, reading, outdoor fun and much more.
PIC’s urban campus provides easy access to all that the Greater Philadelphia area has to offer children during the summer. Camp is divided into nine one-week sessions, each with a focus on different theme-related activities. In addition to themed sessions, campers enjoy water play, play at neighborhood parks, visit the museums and cultural institutions that surround us, take trips to the nearby lakes, movies, play games, and see shows by visiting musicians and other performing artists.

Cost: $370 per week. Minimum enrollment of two sessions (not necessarily consecutive) is required. Financial assistance is available for qualified families.

To enroll, visit this page and download an application form, email: gpiana@parentinfantcenter.org or call 215-222-5480, ext. 303.

 

Northwestern Stables’ Horseback Riding Camp

120 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia

June 15 – August 14, 2020 (week-long sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camper ages: 7 – 13

Description: The camp is located at the historic Northwestern Equestrian Facility in Wissahickon Park. It is a terrific experience for children ages 8-12 who love horses. Each day, campers will have a riding lesson, and learn something new about horses. The afternoons are filled with fun arts & crafts, and games in the meadow. This program is the perfect fit for kids who have no previous horse experience, as well as those who are currently riding. By the end of the week, it’s fun to see how much progress campers have made in this concentrated riding opportunity. The program is staffed with full-time adult professionals and three additional counselors for each week.

Cost: $360-$370 if paid by May 31, 2020 ($385-$395 on or after June 1, 2020).

For more information and to register, visit: http://northwesternstables.com/programs/summer-camp/

 

Alexa Café: All-Girls Tech Camp

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Dates: TBA. Week-long sessions

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Camper ages: 10 – 15

Description: Coding, game development, robotics, and design for girls ages 10-15. Our programs will no longer be held at Bryn Mawr College for Summer 2020. We’re offering premium online learning experiences right now through this summer.

Cost: $399.

Visit www.AlexaCafe.com for more information and to register. Email: info@iDTech. com. Phone: 1-888-709-8324.

 

iD Tech Camps: Code, Game, Create!

Villanova UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Dates: TBA (week-long sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Camper ages: 7 – 19

Description: Programs at Villanova University and at Penn are on hold until Summer 2021. We’re offering premium online learning experiences right now through this summer.

Cost: $399.

Visit www.iDTech.com for more information and to register. Email: info@iDTech.com. Phone: 1-888-709-8324.

 

The Miquon Day Camp

2025 Harts Ln, Conshohocken PA (bus transportation from and to University City locations is provided by camp)

June 22 – August 14, 2020 (week-long sessions)

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. After camp care is available.

Camper ages: 4 – 11.

Description: Located in a 10-acre wooded valley just outside Northwest Philadelphia in Whitemarsh Township, we offer a rustic setting in which your children can have that summer camp experience of yesteryear. Long summer days filled with friendships & fresh air, swimming & sports, music & drama, arts & crafts. At Miquon Day Camp, children experience summer the way it used to be–when kids had freedom to play, wonder, and experience the joys of the great outdoors.

Cost: $515/week (transportation included), $465/week (no transportation).

Click here for more information and to register. E-mail: campdirector@miquon.org

 

West Philadelphia Cooperative School Summer Camp

4625 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia

Dates TBA. Two-week sessions.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Camper ages: 2 – 6

Description: Summer camp days are filled with opportunities for open-ended play and exploration. Our experienced teachers lead a structured circle time that anchors the day with books, songs, and group activities connected to a different theme for each session. Summer camp themes are often related to nature, and children spend much of the day outdoors in our shaded yard and on the back deck where water play and fun sensory projects are offered daily. Trips to local playgrounds and gardens help connect our school to our neighborhood and community.

Cost: $40 per day.

To sign up, email westphillycoop@gmail.com. For more information, go here.

 

Youth Summer Cooking Camp

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, 4207 Walnut Street

Dates: TBA. Week-long sessions.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Camper ages: 7 – 14

Description: Do you know a child between the ages of 7 and 14 who loves to cook or bake? If so, we have a unique summer camp that’s perfect for them! For a few weeks every summer, campers have the opportunity to hang out with and learn from some of the best chef instructors in the industry. Throughout the camp week, beginning with the basics of kitchen safety, your camper will participate in hands-on culinary or pastry classes in the College’s kitchens, all while using real recipes that are easy enough to duplicate with the family at home. We also cover nutrition, ingredient information, and food safety.

Cost: $559/week.

For more information and to sign up, go here. Tel: 215-222-4200 Ext. 3067, e-mail: communityed@walnuthillcollege.edu

 

YMCA West Philadelphia Branch Day Camp

5120 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

June 8 – September 4, 2020 Week-long sessions.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Extended care is available.

Camper ages: 6 – 9

Description: Summer Day Camp programs include arts & crafts, sports, games, nature, adventure, performing arts, swimming, field trips, special events, story-telling, camp songs and many other activities. All activities are centered on a weekly theme.

Cost: Full Privilege Members: $175/week; Non-members: $225/week. Registration closes two weeks before each camp week begins.

For more information and to register, go here or call: 215-476-2700 ext. 2035.

 

ZoomDance Summer Camp

Equilibrium Dance, 1802 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia

July 6 – September 4, 2020 (weekly sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Early and Late Care options from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Camper ages: 3 – 7

Description: At ZoomDance Camp, there’s plenty of space for all kids to expend energy, express themselves, and find something new they love. Program includes ZoomDance workshops, specialty classes such as Music and Yoga, field trips, art projects, playground adventures, and picnics. In the summer we will also visit the pool regularly. Specific Fridays will be performance days and friends and family will all be invited in to see what we’ve been working on. These performance weeks will feature one of our favorite stories, more on that coming soon!

Cost: Early registration (through April 30th): Full days: $65/day, $300 weekly; Half days: $45/day, $200 weekly. After April 30th, cost goes up $5/day.

Sign up here: zoomdance.com/camps. Questions? Email camp@zoomdance.org or call 215-326-9613.

 

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