Camps in the Philadelphia Area


Here is a list of Summer Camps in and around the Philadelphia Area. I have tried to include as much information to help you learn more about camps. I have a variety of camps some are full day, half day and even over night camps.

If you don't see a camp listed here that meets your needs check out American Camp Association (ACA) Keystone Section has an easy to use Find-A-Camp search engine that allows parents to enter a lot of custom fields to locate day and overnight camps - you can find it, and other good information, at http://www.campparents.org/.




Overnight Camps



Golden Slipper


Location: Bartonsville, PA (Near Stroudsburg), but main office is located in Bala Cynwyd, PA


Ages: 7-15 for campers... 16= counselor in training

General Information: Golden Slipper Camp emphasizes Jewish values and includes Jewish programming, but more importantly aims to unite children from various cultures and give them the best summers of their lives. There is a unique diversity and spirit at this camp that is palpable year after year. The facilities are comparable or even better than for-profit camps, and a vast array of activities are offered, from sports, to arts and crafts, to a challenge course, to a water activities in our mile long lake, and more. And being in the beautiful Poconos, kids experience the wilderness like they never have before.


Villanova Volleyball Camp

Location: Jake Nevin Field House at Villanova

Ages: girls entering grades 8th - 12th

General Information:
Led by Villanova Women's Volleyball Head Coach,this camp provides campers with a complete volleyball camp experience. 1:8 coach to camper ratio. Campers will focus on individual skills as well as competition and game strategy. Commuter campers do not miss any sessions and are at camp from 8:30am to 8:30pm.



Full Day Camps

Glenhardie Gator Sport Camps


Location:
Glenhardie Country Club, 1399 Old Eagle School Road Wayne, PA 19087
Ages: ages 7 and older
General Information:





It's the best of Glenhardie all rolled into one fun package for our kids - ages 7 years or older. Camp runs from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm with extended day available through 5:00 pm at an additional cost. Campers will be given a free t-shirt and lunch is provided each day. Parent/kids may choose their lunches from a limited healthy menu upon check-in the first morning of camp, making selections for each of the 5 days of camp. Yum! And, a morning snack/beverage is also provided daily. For extended day campers, an afternoon snack/beverage will also be provided. Club membership is not required to attend this camp.

Briarwood Day Camp


Location: Furlong, Bucks County, PA.

Ages: 3-14 years old

General Information: They pick up from people's houses (they have campers in Delaware County) and they provide lunch each day.They have 3 pools, softball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts (indoor and outdoor), a rock wall, bmx, zip lines, an art room with two kilns, jungle gyms.


Summer Discovery


Location: University of PA

Ages: Grades 9,10,11,12

Day Camp at the University of Pennsylvania-offers 4 or 6 week college credit and pre-college enrichment courses

General Information: 6 weeks, Pre-College Program for students completing grades 10, 11, 12- 4 weeks, Science & ESL Academies for students completing grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Nearly 50 college credit & enrichment courses
Intensive Penn Summer Academies: Biomedical Research, Forensic Science, Physics, ESL College visits and excursions throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, New York City and Washington, DC



Camp Media Theater

Location: Media, PA

Age: 5 - 17 years old

General Information: Camp Media Theater is an extraordinary and exciting opportunity for young actors to study with Professional Directors, Performers, and Technicians. This intensive, two-week day camp is a fun, enriching and rewarding experience. Campers write, design, and perform an improvisational theatre production that is performed on the Media Theatre stage for family, friends and the general public. Jesse Cline, Artistic Director, oversees all aspects of the Camp.
Each camp session* is designed for children 5-17 years of age, in three separate age groups. Your child will have the most unique and exciting experience at Camp Media Theatre!


Tyler Arboretum

Location: Media, PA

Ages: 6-11

General Information: Nature Explorers Summer Camps
Tyler Arboretum's Summer Camps connect kids and nature as campers explore our unique and diverse ecosystems. Enthusiastic, highly-qualified staff and low student/teacher ratios facilitate fun, interactive learning with nature and stewardship projects, games, naturalist-led lessons, crafts, and hikes.




Double D Gymnastics

Location: Media, PA

Ages: 3 year old - 8th grade

General Information: Special Themes each week they offer: gymnastics, rock climbing, music, cooperative fun and games, crafts, indoor soft play, running, climbing, swinging.. Gymnastics.. the Basic Training for ALL Sports. Lots of flexibility offered can sign up for 1 day or 5 days***Full and Half Day Options***



Colonial Plantation

Location: Ridley Creek State Park

Ages: Kindergarten - eighth grade

General Information: Students from kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Plantation's Summer Camp Program. Week long sessions begin in late June and continue through early August. Each session provides information and hands-on workshops that are age-appropriate.




Media-Providence Friends School


Location: Media, PA

Ages: 2-9 (world explorers) and 5th -8th grade (summer synergy)

General Information:

World Explorers
Within a relaxed, safe, accepting environment, children aged 3 to 9 learn about two major world cultures during two four-week sessions. Campers explore each region through encounters with its music, art, dance, food, geography, history, ecosystems and languages.


Summer Synergy

Featuring the fun of hands-on learning (without homework!), Summer Synergy provides rising 5th-8th graders a mid-summer "boredom break", immersing them in stimulating weekly "intensives" which integrate two different disciplines:

Hedgerow Horizons Theater Camp

Location: Rose Valley, PA

Ages 6-12, they also have camp for kids 13-18 years old

General Information: Through the acting out of classic stories and time-honored myths, accompanied with songs and dances, campers experience the joy of theatre through a collaborative process that culminates in a final performance. Each camp focuses on a unique story and allows the campers to explore different cultures, country's and periods.




The School in Rose Valley Summer Camp

Location: Media, PA

Ages: 3 to 14 years old

General Information: All full day camps from 8:30 to 3:30 pm All 1/2 day camps run from 8:30 to 12:00 pm They have weekly themes, serve healthful snacks in the morning and Popsicles in the afternoon. Campers must be toilet trained.




Radnor Day Camp

** Not updated with 2011 schedule yet check back in May

Location: Radnor High School

Ages: 5 to 15 years old





General Information: Planned activities such as arts and crafts, sports games, swimming, performing arts, and a camp carnival. Special events includes exciting field trips to Devon Bowling Lanes, Water World water park, and Citizens Bank Park! Transportation is available for full day campers.



Benchmark School Camp

Location: Benchmark School 2107 North Providence Road, Media, PA

Ages: 6-11 years old

General Info: The five-week Summer Language Arts Camp is designed for students ages 6 to 11 who can benefit from reading and writing instruction beyond the regular school year, as well as enjoy the fun of a recreational day-camp experience. The program combines 1–3/4 hours of Benchmark's nationally recognized language arts program with extensive recreational activities, including a Confidence Course. Designed to make even the most reluctant reader "hooked on books," the program places emphasis on developing increased confidence and self-esteem both at work in the classroom and at play with peers.

Rock & Roll After School Summer Band Camp


Location: 400 Franklin Ave, Suite #109 Phoenixville, PA 19460


Ages: 7 to 17 years old

General Info:

July 11 - 15 July - 18 - 22
August 8 - 12 August 15 - 19

Join a band, write a song and perform on stage. No prior music experience necessary. Bands rehearse from 8:30am to 3:00 pm each day with no-cost, supervised extended care until 6:00 pm.


Villanova Boys Soccer Camp
Location: Villanova University


Ages:
Session I: (Boys 6yrs- 18yrs old)

Session II: (Boys 11yrs-18yrs old)

Dates: Session I: July 24-27

Session II: July 27-30

General Information:
Led by Villanova Men's Soccer Head Coach Tom Carlin, the goal of the Villanova Boys Soccer program is two fold. 1) To give high school soccer players (Grades 9-12) the edge on recruiting by providing an in depth look at the college soccer recruiting process plus having a collection of top coaches for the players to showcase their abilities. 2) For players (grades 3-8) to TEACH, challenge and develop the enthusiastic, young soccer player in a competitive and fun environment. All players will be trained in a 1:8 coach to camper ratio by our professional staff, comprised of top collegiate, club, and high school coaches as well as collegiate players who are all here to help you reach your goals. Commuter campers do not miss any sessions and are at camp from 8:30am to 8:30pm. For more information please visit our website
www.vusoccer.com or call our camp hotline at 610-519-6782.

Camp Garrett

Ages: 5 - 15

Location: Newtown Square, PA

General Information: Camp Garrett is located on 240 acres at the Garrett Williamson Foundation located in Newtown Square, PA. Camp runs from June 20th to September 2nd and goes from 9am to 4pm each day with extended care available. At Camp Garrett, we strive to give each child the opportunity to develop to his or her fullest potential. We provide exciting and interesting activities that enhance not only physical development, but social, emotional, and intellectual development.
TCDN's Summer Club
Location: 301 N. Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Ages: Children entering grades 1 through 6
Times: Half day or full day with hours Choice of enrollment hours either 7:30 to 3:00 or 7:30 to 6:00
General Information:

Our program features 6 segements (Movin' and Groovin', Say It your Way, Out and About, Under the Microscope, Makin' A Mess, and Back By Popular Demand). The program runs from June 20th to August 31st. Campers may enroll by the week. Children will make choices to experience interesting activities and guests, while having a great deal of fun! Swimming, field trips and culminating "events" are all part of the Summer Club.

Location: 3260 South Streets on the Penn campus in Philadelphia
Ages: AGES 7 TO 13
Times: 9 am to 3 pm, with optional pre-camp (8-9 am) and post-camp (3-5 pm) care
General Information: This summer, adventurous children ages 7 through 13 can experience a unique day camp that takes them through time and across continents at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on Penn’s campus in Philadelphia.

“Anthropologists in the Making,” runs eight theme-oriented one-week sessions from June 20 through August 12, 2011. Details about the popular camp, coordinated by the Penn Museum’s Community Engagement department, are online: www.penn.museum/camp. A downloadable registration form is also available.

Location: Haverford, PA

Ages: 4-13 years old (Teen Studios offered for ages 13-18)

Times: Camp is full day and half day (although half day only for the 4-5 year olds). Full day is 9 am-3:30 pm and half day is 9-11:45 am or 12:45-3:30 pm. Before, after and lunch care are also available

General Information:
This summer, we’re putting ART in the spotlight, and highlighting the many ways that the visual arts enhance every form of creative expression. Explore drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, ceramics, metalwork and jewelry through projects inspired by theatre, music, dance and more. Camp runs June 13-August 26 in 11 one-week sessions in full and half days for children ages 4-13. Before care, after care and lunch care available. Discounts for multiple sessions and siblings too!





Half Day Camp

Makin Music Rockin Rhythms

Location: Media, PA

Ages: 3 1/2 to 7

All campers must be potty trained.

Times: 9:00 am—1:00 pm (bring a lunch)



General Information: For a week or two, they get transported to another world. They make new friends, learn new things, create works of art, and get to experience independence in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. They have the opportunity to bond with other kids in a way no other place offers - learning camp chants, playing games, water fights, singing, dancing, and working together to put on a show. Kids make memories at camp that they'll treasure for the rest of their lives. Makin' Music is proud to be a part of this magical experience for your child.

*** They also over a camp for 7-12 year olds***




Tyler Arboretum

Location: Media, PA

Ages: 4-5 year olds

General Information: Nature Explorers Summer Camps Tyler Arboretum's Summer Camps connect kids and nature as campers explore our unique and diverse ecosystems. Enthusiastic, highly-qualified staff and low student/teacher ratios facilitate fun, interactive learning with nature and stewardship projects, games, naturalist-led lessons, crafts, and hikes.



Double D Gymnastics

Location: Media, PA

Ages: 3 years olds - 8th grade

General Information: Special Themes each week they offer: gymnastics, rock climbing, music, cooperative fun and games, crafts, indoor soft play, running, climbing, swinging.. Gymnastics.. the Basic Training for ALL Sports. Lots of flexibility offered can sign up for 1 day or 5 days***Full and Half Day Options***



Newlin Grist Mill

Location: Glen Mills, PA

Age: 4- 16 years old

General Information: Newlin has a wide variety of camps for all different ages.




Media Youth Center

Location: Media, PA

Ages: K-8th grade

General Information: The camps runs in June and July from 9am to 1pm




The School in Rose Valley Summer Camp

Location: Media, PA

Ages: 3 to 14 years old

General Information:All full day camps from 8:30 to 3:30 pm All 1/2 day camps run from 8:30 to 12:00 pm They have weekly themes, serve healthful snacks in the morning and Popsicles in the afternoon.




Swarthmore Recreation Association

Location: Swarthmore, PA (Rutgers Avenue School / C.A.D.E.S.)

Ages: For grades K thru 5th (Grades going into in September)

Gerneral Information
Swarthmore Recreation Association Summer Club Day Camp Monday thru Friday: 9:00—11:30 a.m. Everyday activities are planned according to age group and interest; including: Crafts, indoor and outdoor games, sports Playground activities, story time, beverage break Special events will include special "Days" such as:Carnival, Watermelon Hunt, Pop Corn Day, Treasure Hunt, Bingo Party, Hot Dog Day, Water Ice Day,Homemade Ice Cream Day, Magic Show, MoonBounce Day, Skit Day, Color the World Day, Paper Bag Puppet Day, Spin Art Day, Grandparents' Day,Balloon Man Visit, Puppet Show, Collection Day,Karaoke Day, Concert by Makin' Music Band, Franklin Inst. visit.



Swarthmore Recreation Association Pre-School Day Camp

Location: Swarthmore Friends Meeting House Swarthmore College 12 Whittier Place

Ages: 3 yr olds (by June 30) and 4 yr olds (must be toilet trained)

General Information:Monday thru Friday: 9:00—11:30 a.m.

Everyday activities are planned according to age group and interest; including: Crafts, indoor and outdoor games Playground activities, story time, snack break Special events will include special "Days" such as:Pony Rides, Watermelon Party, Pop Corn Day, Nature Hunt, Bingo, Puppet Show, Hot Dog Day, Water Ice Day, Ice Cream Day, Magic Show, Makin' Music Day,Book Day, Color the World Day, Parachute Day, Color Days.



Nature Kids Day Camp at Ridley Creek State Park

*** 2011 info is not available yet***

Location: Ridley Creek State Park -Park Office, second floor

Age: 8- 14

General Information: 9 am-1 pm, Monday-Friday
Each session is 2 weeks long
This is a rigorous program designed for rugged outdoor-loving kids. It is not designed to toughen up or introduce children to nature.

Radnor Day Camp
***2011 info will be available in May

Location: Radnor High School

Ages: 5 to 15 years old





General Information: Planned activities such as arts and crafts, sports games, swimming, performing arts, and a camp carnival. Special events includes exciting field trips to Devon Bowling Lanes, Water World water park, and Citizens Bank Park! Transportation is available for full day campers.


Radnor Tot Lot Camp

Location : Ithan Elementary School

Ages: 3 & 4 year olds


General Info: This camp is a great way to become acquainted with the summer camp experience. An opportunity to meet new friends. Each week features a theme which all activities and special events are planned around. Lots of great visitors each week!


Vanilla Beans Cooking Camp

Location: 27 Oberlin Avenue Swarthmore

Ages: 8-16 years old

General Information: Kids will explore foods from the various regions of the United States and around the world! For those students planning on joining for more than one week, they can look forward to new recipes and experience each week.

Benchmark School Camp

Location: Benchmark School 2107 North Providence Road, Media, PA

Ages: 6-11 years old

General Info: The five-week Summer Language Arts Camp is designed for students ages 6 to 11 who can benefit from reading and writing instruction beyond the regular school year, as well as enjoy the fun of a recreational day-camp experience. The program combines 1–3/4 hours of Benchmark's nationally recognized language arts program with extensive recreational activities, including a Confidence Course. Designed to make even the most reluctant reader "hooked on books," the program places emphasis on developing increased confidence and self-esteem both at work in the classroom and at play with peers.




Holmes Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School

Location: Located on the corner of Holmes Road and Academy Avenue in Holmes, PA

Ages: ages 5 thru the 6th grade

Gerneeral Info: This summer camp runs from July 11th – 15th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. The theme is: High Seas Expedition: Where kids explore the mighty love of God. We do amazing crafts, have lip-smacking snacks, sing incredible music, and witness awesome Bible dramas. VBS is for children ages 5 thru the 6th grade. There is no registration fee but donations to offset expenses are appreciated. We are located on the corner of Holmes Road and Academy Avenue in Holmes, PA. To register online go to www.holmeschurch.org/vbs or register upon arrival. Any questions, call 610-532-0346.

Swarthmore Basketball Camp with Dennis Stanton

Location: Swarthmore College

Ages: Boys & Girls Ages 8-16

General Info:

Each camp breaks down skill development and kids work with coaches. There are also guest speakers at the camps.

Summer Reading Program at Saint Joseph's University
Location: Saint Joseph's University, Merion Hall
Ages: elementary and middle school students
General Info:
June 27 – July 28, 2011 M-Th 8:45 a.m to 12 p.m
Saint Joseph’s University Summer Reading Program provides children with individualized assessment profiles, small group instruction, and collaborative literacy learning focused on higher-level thinking. The program is designed to serve elementary and middle school students ranging from struggling readers to those who need to be challenged or enriched. Current literacy research will guide all instructional and reinforcement activities being implemented by certified teachers.





19th Annual Phillies Dance Camp at Springton Dance Academy
Location: 5050 West Chester Pike, Edgemont

Ages: Ages 6-13
General Info: June 21st – 24th

Perform at a Firework Game with the Phanatic Saturday, June 25th


Faith Community Church of Brookhaven
Location: 3515 Edgmomt Ave, Brookhaven, PA
Ages: kids entering kindergarten through 5th grade
General Info: Join Camp Treasure Islands Big Apple Adventure: Where Faith and Life Connect. Sunday, June 26- Thursday, June 30th. . Each day tourists will discover that Faith and Life do Connect, through games, crafts, snacks and music. For more information and to register for this FREE event: www.faithcc.info or call 610-874-1729  

Shake It Up Cafe Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church of Media
Location: First United Methodist Church of Media
Ages: K - Grade 5
General Info:
July 10- 14, 2011, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Kids K – Grade 5 are cookin' at Shake It Up Cafe Vacation Bible School July 10-14, 2011 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Register at http://www.cokesburyvbs.com/shake-it-up-cafe/ShakeItUpVacationBibleSchool before June 15 and it's free. Evening begins with a light meal for kids and families; then music, stories, fun and more are mixed in!


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 
GALACTIC BLAST!
Location:  Reformation Lutheran Church Media PA
General Info:
July 10 – July 14, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


The cadets will have fun as they create Cosmic Crafts, sing and dance at Moons & Tunes, explore the 
universe at the Orbital Observatory, play at Rocket Rec. and eat tasty treats at the Astro Bistro.









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