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Summer Camps 2015

Arts | Music | Science | Sports | Recreation/Other                  

Here is a list of summer camps that parents and kids around the neighborhoods might be interested in. The list will be continually updated, so if you know of a camp that’s not on here, drop us a line at: editor[at]westphillylocal.com     Updated: 2/15/2015.

 

 

Arts

 

Curio Theatre Summer Camp

Curio Theatre, 4740 Baltimore Avenue

Session 1: July 6 – 17, 2015

Session 2: July 20 – 31, 2015

Camper ages: students in grades 1 – 12.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Extended care is available.

Description: Enjoy two weeks of theatre fun: Acting, improv, movement, games and dance. All working towards a final presentation for family and friends on the last Friday of camp at 2 p.m.

Cost: $450 per session. Scholarships may be available (email: Harry Slack at harry@curiotheatre.org)

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.curiotheatre.org/theatre-school.html.

 

University City Arts League Summer Arts Camp

University City Arts League, 4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia

June 29 – August 28, 2015. Two-week sessions.

Camper ages: 5-10

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. (optional before care and after care available)

Description: Stamp your passport as we travel the world this summer. Each session will start with a focus on local myths and legends, and then switch to an exploration of modern and contemporary art of the region. Included:
Lunch, snack, outdoor play and field trips!

Cost: $485 (for members), $515 (for non-members) per two-week session. Register before May 1 and receive discounted pricing ($440/$470).

For more information, visit: http://www.ucartsleague.org/classes/children-family-programs/summer-camp or call: 215-382-7811.

 

Fashion Design Camp (Lavner Camps & Programs)

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

June 22 – 26, July 20 – July 24, 2015

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Camper Ages: 8 – 12

Description: At this stylish summer camp, campers brainstorm ideas, sketch their designs, and bring them to life! Throughout the week, campers work with a wide range of materials, fabrics, colors, patterns, and styles. Campers learn how to use and improve their skills on sewing machines, in addition to more manual techniques like measuring, cutting, spacing, hand stitching, and much more!

Cost: $479/week. Early registration discounts are available (by March 14, 2015).

For more information and to register, go here.

 

Jewelry Design Camp (Lavner Camps & Programs)

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

June 29 – July 3, 2015

Camper Ages: 8 – 12

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

Description: At Jewelry Design Camp, campers create a bracelet, a pair of earrings, and a necklace each week! In a two-step process, campers will first design their piece and then create it using hands on methods and an awesome selection of materials. Campers learn jewelry-making techniques like macramé basics, needlework, beading, creating and wrapping loops, measuring, cutting, threading, flattening, and more! Campers are encouraged to focus on the aesthetic and functionality of their designs.

Cost: $479. Early registration discounts are available (by March 14, 2015).

For more information and to register, go here.

 

Brooke Lanier Fine Art Summer Camps

Brooke Lanier Fine Art, 201 S. Camac Street, Philadelphia

More info coming soon.

Contact brooke.lanier@gmail.com for questions and registration.

 

Mighty Writers Summer Camps

1501 Christian Street, Philadelphia

More info coming soon.

Visit www.mightywriters.org for updates.

 

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts Camp

5900A Greene Street, Philadelphia

June 22 – August 28, 2015. One and two-week sessions.

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

Camper ages: 5-18

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

Cost: Youth Camps cost $795 per camper for each two-week session and $395 per camper for each one-week Junior Camp Session. Youth Aerials Intensive for experienced aerial students: $975 for two weeks (June 22 – July 3).

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

Early June through Memorial Day, 2015. Weekly sessions.

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

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

Description: Kids Summer Camps: Award winning summer camps run by-the-week all summer long, starting in early June and going through Memorial Day! Each week, we delve deep into a new theme, experiencing a wide range of 2 & 3-D media, balanced by daily outside time and an exciting special event, museum trip or visiting artists! Campers are grouped by age and enjoy age appropriate studio challenges supported by the best art teachers in Philly! Tween Summer Camps: These totally tween-centered camps offer specialty themed weeks for kids who want to really focus on a particular medium! Led by experience artists educators, camp themes include: sewing, comics, crafts and hacks, as well as drawing and painting. Sign up for the themes that interest your budding artist! These camps run select weeks only, check the camps page for dates and themes!

Cost: $365 per session.

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

July 6 – August 28, 2015

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

Camper ages: 6 and up

Description: Fire up your creativity and join the fun at The Clay Studio’s 2015 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 ($320 for members) for full-day camp.

Questions can be directed to Josie Bockelman, Director of Education at 215-925-3453 x 23 or josie@theclaystudio.org.

For more info and to register online, visit: public.theclaystudio.org/public/ClayCamp.faces.

 

WHYY Film and Journalism Summer Camps

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

June 29 – July 10, August 10 – 21, 2015

Description: This award-winning, hands-on camp gives you the opportunity to use WHYY production equipment to develop and produce news stories based on your interests, while under the tutelage of experienced media instructors. Facilitated by the staff of WHYY’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons, the two-week intensive camp features lectures and training sessions from the renowned staff of WHYY’s news department.

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

WHYY Film Academy

July 13 – 31, 2015

Join our award-winning staff for an exciting opportunity to learn all aspects of movie production with other young filmmakers. Learn to script, shoot, act and edit movies as you create your own short film from script to screen, over three fun-filled weeks. If you have the desire to tell a story or have an interest in filmmaking, this is an excellent chance to express your ideas and use professional equipment!

Cost: $1,800 (members); $1,950 (non-members). Scholarships are available.

 

For more information and to register for both camps, click here or call: 215-351-3318.

 

PAFA Summer Art Camp

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

June 29 – August 14, 2015. Weekly sessions.

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

Camper ages: 5 – 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: Registration before April 6, 2015: $245/members; $265/non-members per session. After April 6: $280/members, $300/non-members.

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

 

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Music

 

Future Summer Music Camps

Rock to the Future, 2139 E Cumberland St

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

July 20-24, 2015

Camper ages: 7 – 12

Description: Spend a week learning the basics of acoustic and electric guitar! Learn basic chords, technique, exercises, and basic music theory. Learn popular songs and even write your own music. Students will receive daily lessons and creative workshops. At the end of camp, get a chance to be in the spotlight and perform live for family, friends, and peers. All instruments are provided; no musical experience is necessary.

ROCK-A-DELPHIA

August 17-21, 2015

Camper ages: 13-17

Description: Spend a week learning how to play music, write songs, and collaborate with other musicians. Students will arrive at Rock to the Future at 8 a.m. and have a fun filled day of learning their choice of guitar, bass, keyboards or drums. Students will receive daily lessons, creative workshops, and band practice. At the end of camp, get a chance to be in the spotlight and perform live for family, friends, and peers. All instruments are provided; no musical experience is necessary.

 

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

For more information visit: rocktothefuturephilly.org/summercamp

 

Girls Rock Philly Camp

Location TBA

August 3 – 7, 2015

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 studio recording their original songs. Campers have instrument instruction every day in groups of 3-5 organized by skill level and age. 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 and to register. Questions? Email: info@girlsrockphilly.org

 

The Nelly Berman School of Music Camp

461 W Lancaster Ave., Haverford, PA

July 13 – 17; August 3 – 7, 2015

Hours: 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (before and after care is available for additional fee)

Camper ages: 7 – 16

Description: The week long summer camp at The Nelly Berman School of Music offers an unusually high-quality, personalized program for up to 20 students, providing unparalleled one-on-one attention. The emphasis here is on the quality of instruction, the results of which can be heard by the parents and friends themselves at the concert on end of camp concert on the final Friday of each week.

Cost: $450 per session.

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

 

School of Rock Summer Camp

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

July 6 – August 14, 2015.

Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camper ages: 9-18

Description: School of Rock Camps are 5 days of learning and playing music, band bonding, and performing! Throughout the week the kids go from zero to a full set of songs and perform at the venue located in our school! Group rehearsal, song casting, one-on-one attention from our instructors, gear education, and band-related activities are all aimed at helping kids learn a set of songs and be totally ready to rock them by the end of the week. Whether you play drums, sing, shred guitar or bass or play keyboard-you’ll have a blast!

Cost: $408.75/session.

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

 

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Science

 

Robotics Camp (Lavner Camps & Programs)

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

June 22 – August 21, 2015. One-week sessions

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Half Day AM Session: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.; PM Session: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Camper ages: 6 – 12 (Robotics Camp with LEGO® MINDSTORMS®); 12 – 14 (Robotics Camp with Tetrix®)

Description: At Robotics Camp for ages 6-12, campers will use LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT 2.0 and LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 to learn the fundamentals of building and programming a wide variety of robots. By learning important principles, campers will acquire the ability to create robots from their imagination, in addition to following instructions for specific robots provided by LEGO® and independent websites.

At Robotics Camp for ages 12-14 (August 10-14), campers will use Tetrix® from Pitsco. This Robotics Camp offers the next level for hands on learning in Robotics. Tetrix allows campers to build and program more complex robots using advanced features such as aircraft grade aluminum parts, powerful drive motors, wires, customizable remote controls, and engineering design.

Cost: Robotics Camp with LEGO® MINDSTORMS®: $479 per full-day full-week session; Robotics Camp with Tetrix®: $579.

For more information and to register, go here.

 

Video Game Design (Lavner Camps)

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

June 23 – July 25; August 11 – 15, 2014

Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Half Day AM Session: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; Half Day PM Session: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Camper Ages: 6 to 12; CIT Ages: 13 to 15

Using the powerful program Multimedia Fusion 2, campers learn how to create their own video games for use on computers, and create Apps compatible with iOS® devices (the Ipad® and iPhone®) and the Android™. No previous experience is necessary, however more complicated projects are offered to campers based upon their age and ability. Starting with a blank screen, campers begin with a single frame where they place objects, scenery, a scoreboard, and number of lives. They then use the events editor to program how objects behave in this environment. The games and Apps are then expanded to multiple frames and levels, resulting in a complete multi-level arcade and/or platform game/App.

In addition to using objects and scenery from Multimedia Fusion 2, campers can bring outside objects and scenery that they design into the game, or manipulate the design of objects within the Multimedia Fusion 2 library. In this sense, campers learn not only programming logic, but also animation and design. Multi-level decision-making teaches campers to consider the game as a whole, beyond just a single frame, and encourages vision and planning.

Tuition: Full Week: $455/week; Full Day: $94/day; Half Day: $60/day

For more information, visit: www.lavnercamps.com.

 

Minecraft 3D Innovation (Lavner Camps)

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

July 14-18, July 28 – August 1, August 4-8 & August 18-22, 2014

Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Half Day AM Session: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.; Half Day PM Session: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Camper Ages: 7 to 12; CIT Ages: 13 to 15

Stretch your imagination, improve your skills, and work individually or collaboratively (on our own private server) in the same virtual world! Our own servers allow campers to work together on the same projects, creating fun and dynamic group interaction! Using Minecraft as a learning tool, campers participate in one of the world’s most popular gaming platforms to create their own world. By using blocks and various resources, campers will literally “mine” and “craft” their own creations, with some project options including: dream homes, towers, castles, caves, roller coasters and entire amusement parks. Campers may also construct famous buildings and structures like the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, the Egyptian Pyramids, and/or structures of their own choosing.

Projects will include the construction of a train system or roller coaster allowing all players to tour and travel the entire environment for observation, work efficiency, and gameplay. Campers may choose to work with others or on their own, but group participation is highly encouraged. By working in the same world with multiple players, campers will assume different roles (builder, architect, resource gatherer, protector, etc…) where communication and fulfilling one’s role is very important to the group’s collective success.

Tuition: Full Week: $455/week; Full Day: $94/day; Half Day: $60/day.

For more information, visit: www.lavnercamps.com.

 

Anthropologists in the Making

Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

June 29 – August 21, 2015. Weekly sessions.

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

Camper ages: 7 – 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: Before May 1, 2015: $270 Members / $290 Non-members per session. After May 1: $290 Members / $310 Non-members. A limited amount of partial scholarships ($100 off tuition) are available until May 1. Email: summercamp@pennmuseum.org for more information.

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

 

Discovery Camp

The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street

June 15 – September 4, 2015. Weekly sessions.

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

Camper ages: children in grades Pre-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: Before April 1, 2015: $315 per week (Members), $340 per week (Non-members); after April 1: $329 per week (Members), $359 per week (Non-members). Scholarships are available (apply by May 1, 2015).

For more information and to register, visit this page.

 

Academy Explorers Camp

Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

July 6 – August 28, 2015. Weekly sessions.

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

Camper ages: 5 – 12

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: $320 (members), $360 (non-members) per session.

For more information and to download Registration Form, go here.

 

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

Temple University College of Science and Technology, 1803 N. Broad Street

July 12 – 24, 2015

Camper ages: students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade

Description: This year’s camp theme: “STEMbiosis: Foundation of our Future.” The EMBHSSC is a two-week, academic, residential camp that emphasizes increasing students’ mathematics and science knowledge and skills while introducing them to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path. The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) is organized to provide activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the Fall of 2013. The camp promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and supports historically underserved and underrepresented students with limited opportunities.

Cost: Students attend the camp free of charge. Students currently in grade 5, 6, or 7 who have an interest in science and mathematics, at least a B average in science and mathematics courses and a passing score on the state’s standardized science and mathematics tests are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: May 22, 2015.

For more information and to apply, go here.

 

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Sports

 

Penn Sports Camps

University of Pennsylvania

From June 22, 2015

Description: A variety of sports camps are available, including swimming, basketball, football, soccer, gymnastics, tennis and more. For more information and online registration click here.

 

University City Field Hockey Day Camp

Drexel University, Buckley Field, The Field Complex, 43rd and Powelton, Philadelphia

June 29 – July 10, 2015. Two weekly sessions.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Extended care is provided at no additional cost.

Camper ages: 6 – 12

Description: University City Field Hockey Day Camp (UCFHC) summer 2015 is for boys and girls. No experience or equipment required. We’ll teach your child how to play field hockey, with a focus on skill development, team building, sportsmanship, age appropriate fitness training and fun! Sign up for one week or two. We will give your child what is needed to have a great experience and all you will need to do is send a bagged lunch and a water bottle. That’s it!! Equipment supplied: Field hockey stick, balls. Age grouping: (6-8) and (10-12).

Cost: Early bird sign-up (by May 17): $265 for week 1 and $330 for week 2 ($280 after 5/18 for week 1 and $350 for week 2). Early bird sign-up for both sessions: $595 ($630 after 5/18).

Visit this page for more information and to register.

Contact: Steve Wagner: steve@goalkeeping1-on-1.com (phone: 215-901-6880).

 

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Recreation/Other

 

Bible Way Baptist Church Summer Camp

1323 N 52nd Street, Philadelphia

Dates TBA

Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camper ages: 3 – 12

Description: If you’re looking for a way to make new friends, be in a Christian Environment, go on trips and do a little learning, too, then the Bible Way Baptist Church Summer Camp is the camp for you.

Cost: Only $65/week! The extended camp (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) is $80 per week. Call Sis. Emily at (215) 477 0778 or email info@biblewaybaptist.org for more information.

 

CIT Leadership Program (Lavner Camps)

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

For teenagers ages 13-15

The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Leadership Program is for motivated teenagers who want to learn and develop new skills while working with children in a camp setting. CITs receive an orientation-training prior to camp and become certified in CPR/First Aid. During the summer, CITs work under the close supervision of our instructors and camp directors, and an evaluation is provided each week (for learning & improvement purposes.) This program helps to prepare our CITs for future work experience and will also bolster their résumés. It also gives our CITs a chance to have a fun and productive summer where they can work in specialty camps of their choice!

To become part of our CIT Leadership Program, an applicant must “register” on lavnercamps.com and complete an application process. The CIT Leadership Program is offered for every camp that is offered at the University of Pennsylvania this summer. A CIT can choose to work from four to eleven weeks at camp, but a four-week commitment (full week) is the minimum requirement.

For more information about this program visit www.lavnercamps.com, call (215) 767-1354 or email: Info@lavnercamps.com.

 

Filmmaking Camp (Lavner Camps)

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

July 7-11, July 21-25 & August 18-22, 2014

Times: 9:00am to 3:30pm; Half Day AM Session: 9:00am to 11:30am; Half Day PM Session: 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

Camper Ages: 8 to 13; CIT Ages: 14 to 15

The ultimate goal of the camp is to teach campers how to start and complete a film project from scratch. Campers script a short film, develop characters, film, edit, and produce a final copy. The final product can be used as a reel for aspiring actors/directors, and all of the skills learned at camp help campers understand many aspects of working in film.

This camp is a combination of scripting, acting, directing, and editing. When starting out in film, whether in front of the camera or behind the scenes, it is always important to understand and appreciate all aspects of production. Campers who get a taste of everything can decide what they like and want to pursue in the future. Campers are grouped by age and ability level. If time allows, campers may also create and film commercials.

Join us for a totally unique and fun summer experience where campers are super-creative, challenged, and produce a final product they can be proud of and watch for years to come. Campers take home their project on a CD at the end of the week!

All film projects are new for 2014! Calling all future Hollywood stars!

Tuition: Full Week: $455/week; Full Day: $94/day; Half Day: $60/day

For more information, visit www.lavnercamps.com.

 

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

Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia

June 22-26, 2015

Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Camper ages: children entering K – 5th 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. Typically, camp is held for 3 weeks and open to middle-high schoolers, however, this year we see this as a pilot program for one week, to be expanded upon next year.

Cost: $300 if paid in full by May 1, 2015; $330 if paid in full by June 1, 2015. Scholarships 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 20-24, 2015

Camper ages: 8 – 14 (CIT program is available to 15-16 year olds).

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: $426. Full and partial scholarships are available.

For more information, click here or visit: www.facebook.com/campjamison

 

Camp Sojourner, Girls’ Leadership Camp

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

August 3-8, 2015

Camper ages: girls ages 8 – 16

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. Note: As of 2/24/15, we are accepting applications for our WAIT LIST ONLY, with the exception of 8 year old girls, where we still have a few spots available in that cabin.

Cost: Camp tuition is on a sliding scale, depending on family size and income, starting at $300. Scholarships are available.

For more information and to register, visit: www.girlsleadershipcamp.org or call: 215-951-0330 x 2180.

 

Nature Ramblers and Summer Adventure Treks at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

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

June 15 – August 21, 2015. Weekly sessions.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Before and aftercare available for 8 – 9 a.m. and 3:30 – 6 p.m.

Camper ages: 3 – 15

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

Cost: Camp fees start at $250/week for members, $270/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

July 13 – August 14, 2015. Weekly sessions.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camper ages: For children entering 3rd through 6th grades.

Description: Spend a week (or five!) 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.

July 13–17: Taste of Japan (Food Week)

July 20–24: Way of the Samurai

July 27–31: Into the Garden

August 3–7: Sounds of Japan

August 10–14: Manga Madness

Cost: Non-Members $260/week, Members $235/week.

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

 

Summer Cycling Day Camp

Neighborhood Bike Works, 3916 Locust Walk (behind St. Mary’s Episcopal Church)

June 30 – August 22, 2014. Two-week sessions

Camp Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For children ages 8 – 14

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.

Tuition: $575 for the full-day two-week session. Scholarships are available.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

 

Summer Daze Camp

Jumpstart Learning Center, 45 Long Lane, Upper Darby, PA

Dates TBA

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (before care (6:30 – 8:30 a.m.) and after care (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.) available for additional fee).

Snacks are provided but parents must pack bag lunches for campers.

For more information and to sign up call: 610-734-1560 or e-mail: jumpstartlearning1@gmail.com

 

Summer Camp at PIC

Parent Infant Center, 4205 Spruce Street

June 22 – August 28, 2015. Two-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 five two-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: Tuition for sessions 2-5 is $485. Due to the July 4 holiday, the rate for the first session is $435. A one-week session is $280. Discounts and tuition assistance for qualified families are available.

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

 

Summer Camp at the Little Green School House

219 S. Melville Street, Philadelphia

Dates TBA

Hours: 8:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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.

To sign up, email: info@littlegreenschoolhousepa.com, or call 215-222-0208. For more information, visit: www.littlegreenschoolhousepa.com

 

Tree House Books: History Makers Summer Camp

1430 W. Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia

Dates TBA

Hours: Monday-Thursday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Camper ages: 7-13

Description: Tree House Books’ 4-week summer camp is a diverse learning experience for children to explore reading in exciting ways. Each of our camps will read a different book that focuses on a specific time in Black history or on specific African-Americans who changed history. Campers will connect the characters in their books to community stakeholders (past and present) here in Philadelphia. Campers will learn how to interview and record story as they talk with community members, create art and writing projects influenced by what they hear and display their work at our End-Of-Camp party.

Registration for our 2015 Summer Book Camps will open in April of 2015.

For more information, call 215-236-1760, email: lauren@treehousebooks.org, or go to: http://treehousevolunteers.wordpress.com/programs/

 

Northwestern Stables’ 2015 Horseback Riding Camp

120 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia

June 15 – August 7, 2015 (weekly sessions)

Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Camper ages: 8 – 12

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: $325 per week.

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

 

iD Tech Camps: Code, Game, Create!

Villanova UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania, West Chester and more locations nationwide

June to August 2015 (dates vary by location)

Hours: Please check website

Camper ages: 7 – 17

Description: Learn code, game design, app development, robotics, web design, film, photography, and more in a fun camp setting! Weeklong day and overnight programs for ages 7-17 are held at over 100 top universities nationwide. Create and innovate with personalized instruction—only 8 students per instructor. iD Tech also offers iD Game Design & Development Academy (ages 13-18, held at Villanova), iD Programming Academy (ages 13-18), Alexa Café (all-girls STEM program, held at Bryn Mawr), and iD Tech Mini (half/full day for ages 6-9).

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, 2015

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: $495/week (discounts apply for 4+ weeks). Camp Fee includes accident insurance, bus transportation, beverages, snacks, and a cookout lunch on Wednesdays.

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

 

Wildlife Warriors Summer Camp

Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

June 22 – September 4, 2015. Weekly sessions.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Extended day options are available.

Camper ages: 4 – 13.

Description: This year, campers will help solve the mystery about what is happening to great apes globally. Become Great Ape Heroes and join with Zoo experts to take action and help save these amazing animals. Through each week-long adventure, campers will have exclusive animal encounters, science investigations, action-based projects, behind the scenes tours and of course, memories to last a lifetime.

Cost: $330 (members), $350 (non-members) per week.

Click here for more information and to register. Tel.: 215-243-5601.

 

Kids’ Yoga Summer Camp

Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Avenue

August 4 – 8, 2014

For ages 5-12

Hours: 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (8-12 year olds); 8:45-12 p.m. (5-6 year olds)

This full-day camp is filled with fun, educational activities, and games. Yoga camp is unique because your kids will spend time together as a team building trust and friendships that fall outside of a typical competitive sports camp, yet has all the benefits of developing a love for movement and play. Throughout the week, kids will practice yoga, learn about yoga history and philosophy, prepare ayurvedic snacks (and a Friday meal), learn about staying healthy, create art, play games, make music, and still have time for reflection, relaxation and rest.

Cost: Full day: $225/$250 after July 14; Half day: 135/$150 after July 14.

For details and registration, visit: http://studio34yoga.com/events/kids-yoga-summer-camp-2014/

 

Cooperative Preschool Summer Camp

West Philadelphia Cooperative School, 4625 Baltimore Avenue

June 30- August 22, 2014. Two-week sessions.

Hours: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

2-5 days/week options

For ages 2-6

Session 1: June 30 – July 11 (closed July 4)
Session 2: July 14 – July 25
Session 3: July 28 – August 8
Session 4: August 11 – August 22

The West Philadelphia Cooperative School (WPCS) is welcoming non-member families to join in the fun for its summer camp program. 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 2-week 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 to the Pentridge Children’s Garden help connect our school to our neighborhood and community.

Tuition: $40 per day, with a $12 activity fee and $30 co-op fee per session. Families who can commit to contribute two hours per session of teacher assistance, maintenance work, or other projects in school, will be waived the $30 per session co-op fee.

Click here to sign up. For more information about WPCS visit: www.westphillycoopschool.com

 

Summer Empowerment Programs for Teen Girls

Peirce College, 1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia

July 8 – August 28, 2014

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday—10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For girls ages 13-18

In an era when teen girls idolize reality TV stars and scantily clad music artists, the non-profit Evoluer House is offering two far more positive development workshops for area teen girls: The Evoluer Personal Development Workshop and the Evoluer Youth Workforce Development Program. Taught by area youth development and education professionals, Evoluer’s Personal Development Workshop seeks to inspire a positive self-image and ambition in girls through an eight-week, reality-based learning experience. Topics include “Loving the Skin You’re In,” “Your Life, Your Goals,” financial literacy, internet safety and etiquette. The Youth Workforce Development program focuses on the personal, resume-writing and communication skills girls need to land a job, keep a job, and advance in their lives and careers.

Camp fee:  The programs are free, or require a small fee for applicants who do not meet income guidelines.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.evoluerhouse.org/#!summer-program/c11kv

 

Youth Summer Cooking Camp

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, 4207 Walnut Street

July 7 – 25, 2014

Camp Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For children ages 7 – 15.

Tuition: All-day full week – $525; All-day two weeks or more – $450 per camper per week. Tuition includes 1 Chef Jacket, Hat and Apron.

Registration deadlines: two weeks before the first day of camp unless sold out.

Click here to download Camp Registration Form. For more information, go here. Tel: 215-222-4200 Ext. 3067, e-mail: communityed@walnuthillcollege.edu

 

YMCA West Philadelphia Branch Day Camp

5120 Chestnut Street

June 23 – August 29, 2014. One to two week-long sessions.

Camp Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Extended care is available.

For children ages 4 – 14.

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.

Camp fees: Full Privilege Members: $165-$175/week; Program Members: $175-$185/week.

Registration closes two weeks before each camp week begins. All campers must have a current Y membership.

To download the camp brochure, click here. For more information call: 215-476-2700 ext. 2035.

 

ZoomDance Summer Camp

Actors Chekhov Studio, 1831 Bainbridge Street

July 14 – August 29, 2014

Camp Hours: Full days: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Half days: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 12 – 3 p.m.

For ages 3-8

With lots of different movement classes, field trips, swimming, art projects, dancing, and performing there’s plenty of space for all kids to expend energy, express themselves, and find something new they love. Program may vary week-to-week, but specialty classes can include Hip Hop, Music, Yoga, Ballet, and Tap Dance. Each week will also feature ZoomDance performance workshops centered around one of our favorite stories. Pick your schedule: You can choose which weeks to attend, which days of the week you’ll join, and half or whole days.

Camp fees: 5 full days – $250, 3 full days – $180; 5 half days – $150, 3 half days – $105.

For information and to sign up, visit: www.zoomdance.com or email: info@zoomdance.org.

 

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