2019 Camp Guide
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
West Chester, 610-353-5437
“All-inclusive” day camp for boys and girls ages 4-14.
Blue Bell, 215-646-4444
This family-run day camp for ages 4-11 has been building skills and confidence since 1946.
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.
Drexel Hill, 610-259-2712
Traditional day camp for kids ages 2-14, as well as specialty STEAM camps.
Medford, New Jersey, 856-424-4444
Kids ages 3-14 will have the summers of their lives with sports, STEM, swimming, the arts in a Jewish environment.
Columbus, NJ, 856-437-5340
An all-outdoor camp for kids ages 4-15, teaching skills to inspire young people to change the world.
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.
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.
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.
Blue Bell, 610-275-2267
Now in its 66th year, SRDC provides sports, outdoor adventure, arts, aquatics, and more for kids ages 3-14.
Rose Valley, 610-566-1088
Kids ages 3-15 can fill their days with fun indoor and outdoor activities, all of which include daily swimming lessons.
Williamstown, New Jersey, 856-262-3900
South Jersey premier day camp for kids ages 3-14 serving Center City.
(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.
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!
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.
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.
Kids ages 3-15 can explore arts, technology, science, and physical activities.
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.
Various locations (UPenn, Villanova, WCU, Arcadia), 1-888-709-8324
Summer tech camp for kids and teens ages 7–18.
Multiple locations, 610-348-5284
Discover the magic of cooking, one bite at a time!
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.
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!
Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, 443-825-1234
Outdoor, photography, startup, design, and inventor camps.
Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, 215-413-8622
Kids ages 6-12 will enjoy full days of activities and exploration on the water.
Day camp for kids ages 6-16. Camp Pegasus addresses all social challenges in a fun day camp.
“Friar Fun in the summer!” Coed camps and summer courses for ages 6-18.
Virtual camp, 1-888-997-3352
These virtual camps are 100% free for students in grades K-12.
Jeffersonville, 610-277-0660 x 289
The Pathway School offers a six-week Extended School Year (ESY) Program, including supporting IEP goals.
And be sure to sign up to attend our Camp Fair on January 2o at the Franklin Institute!
Lead photograph courtesy of Camp Pathway.