2019 Philadelphia Family & Main Line Parent Summer 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.
Day camp with sports, crafts, and swim lessons included. Ages 3-12
Mention Main Line Parent to receive 20% off before 2/28/19!
Various locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1-800-529-CAMP
Award-winning traditional, sports, and specialty camps for kids ages 3-15.
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!
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.
Traditional day camp for children 3-8. Runs from July 22 – August 23.
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.
Bordentown, NJ, 609-499-7820
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.
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.
Rose Valley, 610-566-1088
Outdoor-oriented day camp for ages 3-15. Daily swimming in on-site pools.
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!
Williamstown, New Jersey, 856-262-3900
South Jersey premier day camp for kids ages 3-14 serving Center City.
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.
Various locations, 610-668-0423
Regional, overnight, and specialty Reform Jewish camp programs for kids entering third grade through high school.
(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.
Winter and spring basketball for kids in grades 5-7.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a fiber arts and fashion community offering coed arts-based day camp for kids ages 5-15.
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.
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.
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, 267-997-7744
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.
Various locations in PA, 215-792-3866
STEM activities using LEGO bricks, robotics, and other educational tools for kids ages 5-12.
Campers ages 3-16 will explore the art found in nature.
The summer enrichment program at AIM Academy offers four weeks of academic skill building and STEAM education for kids entering kindergarten through grade 12.
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.
Day camp for kids ages 6-16. Camp Pegasus addresses all social challenges in a fun day camp.
Day camp, sports camps, and summer courses for boys and girls on Malvern Prep’s beautiful campus. Coed camps 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.
Newtown Square, 484-424-1400
Unique academic, athletic, and arts camps at Episcopal Academy.
K-10 summer camp program, and Summer Bridge College Program for eleventh grade through freshman year of college.
And be sure to sign up to attend our Camp Fair on January 20 at the Franklin Institute!
Lead photograph courtesy of Camp Pathway.