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2019 Summer Camp Guide Directory

Searching for the perfect summer camp? Read on to plan the best summer yet for your child.

Note: All camps that appear in this guide support the Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Family communities. If you are interested in being part of our Camp Guide, register here!

It may be cold outside, but it’s already time to start planning for the summer! Our Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Family Summer Camp Guide highlights summer camps from across the Delaware Valley, from traditional camps to specialty camps, as well as academic camps and programs.

 

Read on to plan the best summer yet for your child. Go straight to: Traditional Summer Camps  |  Specialty Camps: Art, Creative, Science, and Technology  |  Sports Camps  |  Academic Camps and Educational Summer Programs

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Summer Camp Directory

TRADITIONAL SUMMER CAMPS

Arrowhead Day Camp

West Chester, 610-353-5437

 

“All-inclusive” day camp for boys and girls ages 4-14.

 


Blue Bell Camp

Blue Bell, 215-646-4444

 

This family-run day camp for ages 4-11 has been building skills and confidence since 1946.

 


 

Club La Maison

Wayne, 610-964-8800

 Day camp with sports, crafts, and swim lessons included. Ages 3-12

Mention Main Line Parent to receive 20% off before 4/30/19!

 


ESF Camps

Various locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1-800-529-CAMP

  

Award-winning traditional, sports, and specialty camps for kids ages 3-15.

 


Friends’ Central School Summer Programs

Wynnewood, 610-645-5132

  

Traditional day camp with a variety of awesome activities for kids ages 3-12 (plus options up to 10th grade).

Use promo code TBTF100 for a discount!

 

  


Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Various locations throughout Eastern Pennsylvania including Valley Forge, Phoenixville, Gilbertsville, Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Lafayette Hill, 215-564-2030

 

 

Girl Scouts host four resident camps and three day camps throughout Eastern Pennsylvania for girls in grades K-12.


Holy Child Academy

Drexel Hill, 610-259-2712

 

Traditional day camp for kids ages 2-14, as well as specialty STEAM camps.


 

Holy Child School at Rosemont Summer Camp

Rosemont, 610-922-1000

Holy Child School at Rosemont Summer Camp 2019 offers exciting experiences for boys and girls from ages 3-14.

 

 


Friends School Haverford Summer Camp

Haverford, 610-642-2334

 

Traditional day camp for children 3-8. Runs from July 22 – August 23.

 


JCC Camps at Medford

Medford, New Jersey, 856-751-1666

 

Kids ages 3-14 will have the summers of their lives with sports, STEM, swimming, the arts in a Jewish environment.

Photograph courtesy of JCC Camps at Medford.


Liberty Lake Day Camp

Bordentown, NJ, 609-499-7820

 

An all-outdoor camp for kids ages 4-15, teaching skills to inspire young people to change the world.

GIVEAWAY ALERT!

Enter to win two free weeks of camp from Liberty Lake!

 


Camp Nest Philly

Spend your summer at Camp Nest with 10 weeks of themed fun, from fundamentals of tumbling, sports, and games to rock and roll music week, to drama week and more.  You can sign up for a day, week, or the whole summer.

 


Penn Charter Summer Camp

East Falls, Philadelphia, 215-844-3460, ext. 364

 

A variety of camps for kids ages 3-15; including day, sports, science, performing arts, drone, and even MineCraft camps. Early care, after care, lunch, and transportation available.

 


Pinemere Camp

The Pocono Mountains (overnight), 215-487-2267

 

Located in the beautiful Poconos, this camp provides an authentic Jewish camping experience in a rustic setting. For boys and girls ages 6-16.

 


Ramah Day Camp

Elkins Park, 215- 885-8556

 

Incorporating Jewish values and learning into fun and adventure, Ramah provides the very best camping experience for kids, from prekindergarten up to current seventh grade.

 


Sesame Rockwood Day Camps

Blue Bell, 610-275-2267

 

Now in its 66th year, SRDC provides sports, outdoor adventure, arts, aquatics, and more for kids ages 3-14.

 

 


Society Hill Synagogue Playschool Camp

Society Hill, Philadelphia, 215-922-6590

 

Welcoming, inclusive camp for children ages 2-5 that embraces diversity in religion, ethnicity, race, and family structure; providing art, music, science, and outdoor play.

 


Summer Camp at the School in Rose Valley

Rose Valley, 610-566-1088

 

Outdoor-oriented day camp for ages 3-15. Daily swimming in on-site pools.


Summerside on the Hill

Chestnut Hill, 215-247-7272

11 weeks of camp on a 62-acre campus in Chestnut Hill for students entering Grades PK – 10th.

Use promo code FAMILYFOCUS19 for a discount!

 


Tall Pines Day Camp

Williamstown, New Jersey, 856-262-3900

 

South Jersey premier day camp for kids ages 3-14 serving Center City.

 


Westtown School

West Chester, (610) 399-7569

 

This day camp for kids starting at age 3 (for swim camp), and including kids all the way up to rising 9th grade (for the CIT program) includes a wide variety of exciting activities each and every week, from arts to outdoor adventures.

 


URJ Summer Programs

Various locations, 610-668-0423

 

Regional, overnight, and specialty Reform Jewish camp programs for kids entering third grade through high school.

 

 


YMCA of the Pines

(Formerly known as YMCA Camp Ockanickon)

Medford, NJ, 609-654-8225

 

Coed day camp for kids ages 3-15, located in the South Jersey Pine Barrens.

Early Registration Incentive: Register before February 15 for 5% off.

 SPECIALTY SUMMER CAMPS: ART, COOKING, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY

Photograph courtesy of Academy of Natural Sciences.

Academy Science Camp at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Logan Square, Philadelphia, 215-299-3798

 

Science based programming with a focus on the natural world for kids ages 5-12 and teens ages 13-16.

 


 Burn Brae Day Camp of Creative Arts

Dresher, 215-657-3388

 

Kids ages 3-15 can explore arts, technology, science, and physical activities.

 


Discovery Camp at the Franklin Institute

Logan Square, Philadelphia, 215-448-1200

 

 

Kids ages 5-15 can participate in museum exploration, hands-on science projects, presentations by local scientists, and more.

 


 

Elmwood Park Zoo

Norristown, 610-277-3825, ext. 235

 

Kids ages 6-11 will enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences with zoo animals and keepers. Full-day camps by the week. Half-day camps for ages 3-5. Special needs camps available.


 

The Handwork Studio

Narberth, 610-660-9600

 

The Handwork Studio is a fiber arts and fashion community offering coed arts-based day camp for kids ages 5-15.

  


iD Tech

Various locations (UPenn, Villanova, WCU, Arcadia), 1-888-709-8324

 

Summer tech camp for kids and teens ages 7–18.

 


Kitchen Wizards

Multiple locations, 610-348-5284

 

 

Discover the magic of cooking, one bite at a time!

 


Lavner Camps

Various locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1-888-854-2267

 

Weekly sports, tech, and arts camps for kids ages 5-15; offered at various locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including UPenn.

 


Main Line Art Center

Haverford, 610-525-0272

 

For this summer’s theme, “Beyond the Page: The Art of Books,” literature and art will collide during a summer of creative exploration for kids ages 5-16. Summer camp, pre-teen, and teen studios available.

 

 


Philly Art Center

Queen Village and Fairmount, Philadelphia + Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 215-765-2787

 

 

Philly Art Center’s summer camps run by-the-week all summer long, for ages 4-14. Build confidence and skills to last a lifetime!

 


Quadrat Academy

Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, 267-997-7744

 

Outdoor, photography, startup, design, and inventor camps.


Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Gladwyne, 610-527-5234

Kids ages 3-13 have fun as they connect with nature and build upon skills and knowledge of the outdoors.

 


Photograph courtesy of Independence Seaport Museum.

Seaport Summer Camp

Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, 215-413-8622

 

 

Kids ages 6-12 will enjoy full days of activities and exploration on the water.

 


Snapology of Philadelphia and the Main Line

Various locations in PA, 215-792-3866

 

 

STEM activities using LEGO bricks, robotics, and other educational tools for kids ages 5-12.


Summer Theatre Camp with Wolf PAC

Bryn Mawr, 610-642-0233

Theater camp for kids in grades K-12. Perform original and Broadway musicals; one and two-weeks.

 

 

 


Wayne Art Center Summer Arts Camp

Wayne, 610-688-3553

 

Campers ages 3-16 will explore the art found in nature.

 SPORTS CAMPS

Haverford Hoops Boys Basketball Camp

Haverford, 610-896-1315

 

July 15-19, 2019. The camp is open to boys entering grades 1-8 (ages 6-14) and will be staffed by Head Coach, Patrick Doherty, his assistant coaches, as well as current and former members of the Haverford basketball program. The camp will feature drills and skill work, as well as competitive 1v1, 3v3, and 5v5 games.

 


Jewish Youth Basketball sponsored by Pine Forest Camp

Philadelphia, 267-639-2488

 

Winter and spring basketball for kids in grades 5-7.

 


Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs

Various locations in Philly and the Main Line, 610-265-9401

 

 

JKCP offers over 22 programs for ages 7-18 on four college campuses. For ages 7-9 there is day camp, and for ages 10-18 there are both day and residential camps.

Use the code FOCUSFAMILY18 to get $50 off when you enroll online!


 

Level 7 Tennis Academy

Malvern, 484-580-9597

Serving ages 6-18, the philosophy at Level7 Tennis Academy is not just about tennis skills. In life as on the tennis court, our game is determined by our ability to serve well. The better the serve, the more skillful the player! To this effect, we strive to acquire and practice the below mentioned virtues.

 

 


Philadelphia Rock Gyms

Oaks, Wyncote, East Falls, Coatesville, 877-822-7673

 

Full-day and half-day camps. Indoor and outdoor. No experience necessary! For ages 4-15; campers are divided into small groups of similar age range for most activities each day.

 


Villanova Soccer Camps

Villanova, info@vusoccer.com

 

Boys’ soccer camps for grades 1-12. Girls’ soccer camps for grades 1-8. Residential, twilight, and day camps all available. Register by March 31 for an early bird discount.


 ACADEMIC CAMPS AND EDUCATIONAL SUMMER PROGRAMS

AIM Academy Summer Enrichment Program

Conshohocken, 215-483-2461

 

The summer enrichment program at AIM Academy offers four weeks of academic skill building and STEAM education for kids entering kindergarten through grade 12.

 


 

Benchmark Camp

Media, 610-565-3741

 

Coed camp for kids entering grades 1-6 focusing on language arts, executive function strategy, and design thinking. Includes confidence ropes course, zip wire, arts adventure; science discovery; innovation lab; swimming.

 


Camp Pegasus

Rosemont, 610-649-1080

 

 

Day camp for kids ages 6-16. Camp Pegasus addresses all social challenges in a fun day camp.

 


Malvern Prep Summer Programs

Malvern, 484-595-5218

 

Day camp, sports camps, and summer courses for boys and girls on Malvern Prep’s beautiful campus. Coed camps for ages 6-18.

 


PA Distance Learning Charter School

Virtual camp, 1-888-997-3352

 

These virtual camps are 100% free for students in grades K-12.

 


The Pathway School

Jeffersonville, 610-277-0660 x 289

 

 

The Pathway School offers a six-week Extended School Year (ESY) Program, including supporting IEP goals.

 


Summer at Episcopal Academy

Newtown Square, 484-424-1400

 

Unique academic, athletic, and arts camps at Episcopal Academy.


Thrive Literacy Center

Havertown, 484-402-7323

 Help your child (age 4-12) develop a love of reading this summer!

  

 

 


  

Woodlynde School

Strafford, 610-293-6612

 

K-10 summer camp program, and Summer Bridge College Program for eleventh grade through freshman year of college.

Featured image courtesy of Philly Art Center.

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