Summer Camps

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

Overnight Camps

NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering

Dates: July 17-22, 2016

Location: On Villanova’s campus (overnight)

Ages: Rising sophomores, juniors and senior high school students

Goal: To introduce a diverse population of students from different ethnic and social backgrounds to the traditional fields of engineering, including Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer and Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.

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.

Location: Haverford College or Villanova University
Ages: 10-17
General Information: 

JKCP is an opportunity for students ages 10 to 17 years old to enjoy academics, sports and activities. JKCP boasts over 20 summer programs, which include tennis, golf, fitness, cooking, fashion, arts, robotics, internships and more. All courses are taught by professionals in their field. Students can choose the courses they want each week and get the unique opportunity to learn something new. Students reside at the prestigious Haverford College or Villanova University in the suburbs of Philadelphia. This is a chance to explore new ideas, skills and experiences while making friends from over 35 states and 40 countries. Residential and Day programs available.

Full Day Camps

Location :Milltown  Square
150 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Downingtown, PA 
General Information:
"Summer Hip Hop Camp" 

Tuition: $250 (4 full days/ 9:00am - 3:30pm)   Ages: 7 to 13 year olds
June 29th - July 2nd
July 13 - July 16th
August 17th - August 20th

Showcase Thursdays at 3:00pm for family/friends.     

Summer Dance Classes 
Wednesdays, June 10-July 29
Classes in Kinderdance, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Tumbling, and Improv

TOC Summer Intensive (Broomall Location)
August 24 - 28th
9:00am - 3:00pm
Professional training for students who want to develop and improve their dance skills through exposure to a variety of disciplines. Master classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Conditioning and Musical Theater taught by a renowned faculty from the East to West Coast.

Valley Forge Educational Services' Summer Matters Camp

Location: 1777 North Valley Rd., P.O. Box 730 Paoli, PA 19301

Ages: 5-21

General Info: Multiple Camps offered from ESY camps, Autism &  Asperger’s Syndrome and a camp for children with learning challenges.  The camp focuses on socialization and academics as the core of their Summer Matters programs.

Location: 701 Haywood Drive Exton Pa 
Ages: 7-11

General Information:Every day is a field trip!  We travel to local area attractions such as:  zoo's, museum's, park's, climbing gyms, swimming, fun zone's, gardens, and much  more.

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

Green Valleys Association’s Summer Nature Day Camps

Location: Green Valleys Association at Welkinweir Arboretum 1368 Prizer Road
Pottstown, PA 19465

Ages: 4-14

General Information: 
Nature camps run rain or shine, on a weekly basis, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. A 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. option is available for younger campers. Nine weeks of camp are offered for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grades, with each week having an independent theme. Three of the nine weeks offer camps for children entering grades 6, 7 and 8. Campers are split into 4 groups with age-appropriate activities. All groups have a ratio of 2-3 counselors per 12-14 campers. Campers are outside most of the day, with an indoor facility for cooling off and shelter from storms.

Location: The Center on Central | 24 W. Central Ave.| Paoli  PA  19301

Ages: 5-12 yrs old

General Information 
Kids ages 5-12 will enjoy a different Young Rembrandts® drawing and a cartooning less each morning and again each afternoon.   We will also enjoy one of the following activities: arts and crafts, beading, cooking, drama, yoga, outdoor games and water play - along with afternoon exclusives - pottery (2x per week) and Zumbatonic® (1x per week)*

They also have a preschool camp for 3 1/2- 5 year olds.

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:

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 supervised extended care until 6:00 pm.

Location: Villanova University

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

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

General Information:
Led by Villanova Mens 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 or call our camp hotline at 610-519-6782

Location: The Clay Studio, 137-139 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Ages: 6 and up

General Information
Fire up your creativity and join the fun this summer at The Clay Studio's week-long clay 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.

Summerstage at People’s Light &  Theatre

Location: 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.

General Information: 
Littles, Grades 2—3
Monday—Friday, 9am—3pm

Ten days of creative fun! Young artists will explore our upcoming production of Shipwrecked! through improvisation, writing, and movement to create their own adventure story. This workshop will develop an original script, performed for family and friends on our last day, and is a great experience for both returning students and first-time Summerstagers!

Youth, Grades 4—8
Monday—Friday, 9am—3pm

Imagination and creativity are at the heart of this four-week program. Students work with professional artists to explore theatre through acting, movement, music, writing, and design. Youth Summerstage will use the well-loved classic A Wrinkle in Time as a springboard of inspiration to create a unique new production written and performed by the participants.

Teen, Grades 9—12
Monday—Friday, 10am—3pm

This exclusive teen ensemble will write, design, rehearse, and perform an original script inspired by our upcoming production Of Mice and Men. Teens will work with senior members of the acting company and designers through this four-week intensive. *Teen Summerstage will take place at Delaware Valley Friend School in Paoli and participation is by audition. All participants should call Sara Waxman at 610.647.1900
x116 for audition information.

Art Partners Studio
Location: 524 E. Lincoln Hwy  Coatesville, PA  19320

Ages:   6-15

General Information: A non-profit art center in Coatesville that offers after-school art programs and eight weeks of summer all-day camps for kids ages 6-12 and photography workshops for kids ages 13-15 starting June 20!

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

Location825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107,

Ages: 8-18

General Info: Discover your talents at Philadelphia's most popular theatre camp! This dynamic theatre training program offers an exciting summer learning environment for campers aged 8 - 18. Camp Walnut is an intense program, consisting of concentrated workshops, classes and performances lasting four weeks, four days per week. The daily schedule affords both student and teacher unique opportunities for rapid growth and development.

Children's Summer Dance Camp

Location:  The Dance Center, Howard Business Park, 317 Westtown Road, West Chester PA

Ages: Two age groups: 6-8 & 9-11 

Kimberton Dance Academy Summer Camps and Dance Intensives
Phoenixville, PA

Ages: 4-6, 7-12, and 13+

General Info: A week long camps running from June  through August  - please contact for more information

Berks East Gymnastics

Location: 2490 Schuylkill Rd. Parkerford, PA

Ages: Boys and Girls Ages 4 and Up

General Info: Single Days and Full Weeks
Half Day or Full Day Options
Boys and Girls Ages 4 and Up (infant care avail, too!)
The perfect alternative to traditional DayCare

Yellow Springs Camp
Location: Historic Yellow Springs 1685 Art School Road Chester Springs, PA 19425

Ages: 5-14 year olds

General Info:
We provide unique and enriching day camp programs in the visual & performing arts, archaeology, history and nature for children and youth ages 5-14 year olds. We also offer a Counselor in Training (CIT) Program for 15 to 17 year olds.
Yellow Springs Camp is located on 142 acres of beautiful landscape with meadows, fields, and natural springs including 13 historic buildings that make up a 'living' early American village.
All campers bring their own lunch and two snacks, hat, sunglasses, sun screen, bug spray, reusable water bottle, and a towel and extra sneakers for creek walks. Campers will receive a group camp photo and a Yellow Springs souvenir.
The camp day is from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Camp Show & Tell is each Friday at 3pm for family and friends.

Brandywine and Red Clay Valley Associations’ Myrick Center Summer Camp

Locaion: 1760 Unionville-Wawaset Rd.West ChesterPA 19382

Ages: For ages 4-through-15 years.    

General Information:
Programs for fours and fives are half-day and sensory-based. Sixes and sevens delve into the world of animals and habitats. Eights and nines may tube the Brandywine Creek or go in search of treasure. Tens to 12s participate in high adventure caving, rock climbing and overnight camping trips. Ages 11-to-15 can learn everything they need to know about fishing while practicing their skills in local ponds, rivers and streams. Guaranteed to get your kids wet, muddy and outdoors! 
For camp descriptions and spots available visit or contact us at 610-793-1090

Location: The Franklin Institute Phiadelphia PA

Ages: PreK thru 8th Grade

General Information:
 Our  program is a great science based day-camp for kids . Campers spend each week exploring the museum, engaging in hands-on science activities, participating in explosive, live science shows, and having fun; all while learning!  Each Summer Camp session's theme is independent of the other weekly themes. Although the basic science learning goals remain the same throughout all camp classrooms, activities, trips, and themes are carefully modified in order to be made grade-appropriate. Campers do not need to attend weekly sessions consecutively; however, campers should attend a full weekly session to get the most out of the experience

Location: Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia.

Ages:  2-18

General Information: 
Taught by professional artists with a passion for teaching, Arden Drama School provides theatre education and training for students Pre-K through 12th grade. Curriculum is offered for all age groups, with growing confidence and skills emphasized in each grade level and greater performance opportunities provided for middle and high school students. Classes and workshops are offered throughout the school year as well as Spring Break Camp and Summer Camps.

To enroll or for more information :  /   215.922.1122.

Location:Marple Sports Arena 611 South Parkway, Broomall, PA  19008
Ages: 3-13 years old
General Information: Each summer MSA’s summer camp provides a unique program of recreation adventure, creativity and fun. From skating, crafting, ball playing, rock climbing to water slides and more. They have theme days that are enjoyed by all. Each day at camp is filled with new experiences and great opportunities to develop lasting friendships.

Half Day Camp

Location: 5 Locations through out Delaware and Chester Counties

Ages: Ages 8-11 & 12-16

General Info:
Here at THE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP we will "expose" your child to many aspects of the art of photography. Varying camps will cover basic concepts such as Rules of Composition, Motion, Lighting, Focus, Perspective, Color & Tones and Textures. There are many camps to choose from depending on the child interests. We offer 17 camps covering various types of photography: Action, Sports, Fashion, Macro, Street, Landscape, Abstract, Portrait, Nature, Wildlife, Photojournalism and some special topics classes.

BounceU Exton Summer Camps
June 22 – August 219am -2pm
Ages: 4 -12

Description: two special camps this year. Create and Bounce will focus on art and physical activity with a new theme every week! Our NEW Sports Camp will focus on skills for soccer, basketball, teeball/baseball and hockey followed by a full day of games and competitions. Call us at 610.363.6610 for more information and to register today!  Weekly and daily rates available.

Location :Milltown  Square
150 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Downingtown, PA 

General Information:
"Summer Hip Hop Camp" 
Tuition: $100 (4 half days/ 9:00am - 11:30am)  Ages: 4 to 6 year olds  

June 29th - July 2nd
July 13 - July 16th
August 17th - August 20th

Showcase Thursdays at 3:00pm for family/friends.  

Summer Dance Classes 
Wednesdays, June 10-July 29
Classes in Kinderdance, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Tumbling, and Improv   

Summer Dance Classes 
Monday & Tuesday, June 8 - July 28th
Classes in Ballet, Hip Hop, Kinderdance, Modern/Contemporary, Pee Wee Class, Tumbling, Tap, Jazz
Little Sprouts

Location: 781 Hillsdale Road West Chester, PA 

Ages: 3-7 yrs old

General Info: Our camps are a combination of nature, gardening, art and cooking activities that provide children with a variety of fun summer adventures. Activities include scavenger hunts, games, craft projects, preparing some delicious snacks and working in the garden. All camps take place outdoors and we have many shaded areas to provide some relief from the summer sun. An indoor space is available in case of inclement weather. Camps are for 4 to 6 children similar in age (e.g. 3 to 6 years or 4 to 7 years). You can choose a week of camp for your child and his or her friends or you can contact us to have your name put on the waiting list for one or more camp weeks. When at least 4 children are on the waiting list, we will activate the online registration for that particular camp.Camp hours are 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. but we can also accommodate 10 a.m. to noon. 

Location: 479 Thomas Jones Way, Ste 200, Exton, PA 19341

Ages: 3 years old - 12 years old

General Information:
Our summer camp is filled with fun educational activities for children ages 3-12 years old. Our 3 and 4 year old program consists of a full time curriculum with visitors coming in several times a week to speak with the children about the biweekly theme/unit that they children are learning about. Our camp for ages 5+ consists of approximately 3 field trips a week that include: Herrs Chip Factory, Bowling Palace, Delaware Children's Museum, Hands on House, and much much more. For a full calendar of events, please contact Kelly Joyce at or 610.524.7733.

Archaeology & Art Bootcamp

Location: Chester Springs Studio, 1668 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA

Ages: Two Groups: 8-10 yrs old, 11-14 yrs old

General Information: Archaeology & Art Bootcamp is a hands-on two-week art program and archaeology dig for 11 to 14 year olds. Be ready to get dirty as you learn to survey the site, excavate and sift soil to uncover artifacts, track daily progress, map and record findings. Continue your research and explore local history as you create models and projects that illustrate your findings. Follow clues left by the artifacts to identify the found objects, how the object was used and by whom. Class projects will be showcased on July 9th during Historic Yellow Springs’ “Under the Ground” Town Tour. Parents and families are invited to enjoy the Town Tour. Students are welcomed to join their class instructors to share their findings and local history.