2020 Summer Camp Directory
Searching for the perfect summer camp? Read on to plan the best summer yet for your child.
All camps that appear in this guide support the Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Family communities.
Spring 2020 Update! To help keep you informed we have reached out to all of our Summer Camp partners to see what their plans are for Summer 2020. Updates include closure, the move to online, or plans to open so far. If we heard from a camp we indicated their update in bold. Stay tuned as more camps respond and we keep this directory up to date for you.
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, and overnight camps.
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
TRADITIONAL SUMMER CAMPS
Blue Bell Camp, Blue Bell
UPDATE: Blue Bell Camp will not be opening for the summer 2020 camp season and instead plans to celebrate its (temporarily postponed!) 75th Anniversary in the summer of 2021. Tours for individual new families will be offered this summer. Please contact Lisa Harris at 215-646-4444 for more information and to schedule a visit.
This family-run day camp for ages 4 to 11 has been building skills and confidence since 1946.
Summerside Camps at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia
UPDATE: Live Day Camp from July 6 – Aug 21
Summerside is an urban oasis with camps for every kid. Co-ed specialty and day camps for grades preK- 8; from June 8 through August 21. Arts, Academics, Sports, STEM, Day and Outdoor camps offered. For children ages 4 – 14.
ESF Summer Camps, Various Locations
PA locations in Haverford, Newtown Square, Chester Springs, Chestnut Hill and Moorestown NJ.
ESF offers 60+ activities for every age and interest. For kids ages 3 to 18.
UPDATE: Camp is happening as planned with smaller group sizes and additional health practices planned.
Weekly themed day camp from 9am-12pm with extended care options until 5 pm. For kids ages 3 – 8.
Promo Code: EARLYBIRD20 for $20 off camp registration
UPDATE: Be sure to view their COVID 19 Response Page linked on the camp home page.
DC Summer Programs exists to provide young people with a fun, educational and distinctively Christian summer experience, enabling them to impact their world through biblical thought and action.
SPECIALTY SUMMER CAMPS: ART, COOKING, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY
Art Camp at PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts), Philadelphia
UPDATE: PAFA’s award-winning art camp is going virtual!
Artistic adventure inspiring confidence and creativity. For kids ages 6 – 15.
UPDATE: Wolf PAC is excited to launch a virtual camp from June-August! Half and full day options available. They are also currently still planning their on-site camp for August if they are able to be on site.
Perform in original and Broadway musicals; one- and two-week sessions. For rising grades K to 12.
POP Summer Music Camp, Philadelphia
Summers at Play On Philly are an opportunity for musical and social-emotional growth through ensemble playing and intensive group lessons. For rising 1st – 12th grade students.
Wissahickon Dance Academy, Philadelphia
UPDATE: Camp will move to an online format if necessary, at 3 hours per day.
Ballet intensive, beginner 1/2 day camp and adult/teen tap. Ages 10-22 for ballet intensive, 7 and up for beginner camp and adult/teen tap.
Snapology of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
UPDATE: Hosting their virtual LEGO® themed camps online.
Different LEGO® themed camps offered throughout the summer! For kids entering grades 1 to 6.
Promo Code: SnapFamily10 for 10% off camp enrollment.
Allens Lane Art Center’s Summer Art Camp, Philadelphia
UPDATE: Our 8 week in person camp is still happening with limited availability. We’re also doing a virtual camp as well.
Summer Art Camp featuring theater, dance, ceramics, art, voice, and field trips. For kids age 5 to 13.
Drexel University’s Startup Summer Camp, Philadelphia
UPDATE: Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship is hosting its inaugural Youth CEO Summer Camp for incoming middle school students. The week’s webinars include Entertainment Entrepreneurship, Tech Entrepreneurship, Education Entrepreneurship, and Environmental Entrepreneurship. This unique virtual summer camp is perfect for middle school students that want to learn all about entrepreneurship in an educational, supportive, and fun virtual learning atmosphere.
The Youth CEO Summer Camp is designed, directed, and taught by Roger Lee. Camp Schedule: August 3-6, 2020 from 1-3 pm daily on Zoom. Tuition Cost: $250 per camper. Registration Deadline: July 29, 2020.
Fleming Tech Camps, Narberth
UPDATE: Our camps have moved online and we are charging only $210 per week for camp ($150 for 1/2 day camps). Full day camps run from 9am to 3pm and feature Minecraft, Game Design, Digital Video, Photography, and Graphic Design.
iD Tech, Philadelphia
UPDATE: We are hosting virtual camp online and have online private lesson offerings!
iD Tech is the #1 Summer Technology Camp for kids ages 7-17, with co-ed and all girls option available.
Kitchen Wizards, Various Locations
UPDATE: Kitchen Wizards is collaborating with other subject area camps to offer virtual versions of Kitchen Wizards camps, along with a robust selection of other virtual camps.
Discover the magic of cooking, one bite at a time at various locations in Philadelphia suburbs and South Jersey Shore Points. For ages 4 – 14.
UPDATE: Summer Art Box Subscriptions will be available!
Creative and crafty wood and canvas workshops. Half day camps for kids age 7 – 14.
Promo Code: FFM15, valid for $15 off 4-day session registrations.
Main Line Art Center, Haverford
UPDATE: Camp for ages 5-9 will be virtual from 9-10:30 am, Camp for Pre-Teens and Teens will be virtual from June 15 – July 10th. Pre-teen and teen camp will remain as scheduled onsite from July 13th through August 21st.
Throw away the map and let creativity be your guide! For kids ages 5 – 16.
Science Explorers, Various Locations
UPDATE: We are hosting two types of summer programs:
1. Virtual half day STEM camp via zoom (AM or PM)
2. DIY Summer Explorers Bundle–which comes with 10 individual lessons/experiments that are guided via pre-recorded videos (or step by step paper instructions if you are sick of the screen!) which are ideal for parents that need to fill schedule gaps (conference calls, rainy days, etc.)
P3PE 2020 Summer Fitness Camps, Philadelphia
UPDATE: New health and safety protocols are being implemented at the barn. Offering 4 different training sections per week and each consists of three sessions. Each training section is limited to four athletes. For health and safety reasons, the four athletes in each section stay the same throughout the 10 weeks of training sessions. Each session consists of one coach to 4 athletes. If all the sessions fill up please place your information on the waiting list and we will create a new group, time and day.
Raise Your Athleticism! Get fit with P3PE! See the Barn! For boys and girls ages 13 – 18.
ACADEMIC & EDUCATIONAL SUMMER PROGRAMS
AIM Academy Summer Enrichment Program, Conshohocken
UPDATE: The AIM Summer Enrichment Program is a four-week online program which offers AIM students as well as students from local public, private and charter schools the opportunity to reinforce and strengthen essential skills in reading, writing, comprehension and math in grades 1-12.
Promo code: CampFair150
Distance Woodlynde Summer Camp, Strafford
UPDATE: Live Zoom Classes everyday from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Presenting strategies for students with language or math-based learning differences, all while having fun & forming lasting friendships. Grades K-10, Wilson Accredited.
Benchmark Camp, Media
UPDATE: We will be offering current and incoming Benchmark School students virtual instruction in language arts and math.
Language arts, recreation, art, science, sports, and zipline. For kids in grades 1 – 6.
Huntington Learning Center, King of Prussia
UPDATE: Offering 1:1 online academic tutoring for K-12 in math, reading, writing, study skills, and test prep (SAT/ACT), etc. They will offer on-site tutoring as soon as the State allows.
Personalized programs in math, reading, writing, studying. Pre-K to adult academic skills and test prep.
French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, Hancock, NY
UPDATE: Camp will be available online this year.
Individualized program in the performing and visual arts. Residential and co-ed, for ages 7 – 17.
Camp Stomping Ground, Rochester, NY
UPDATE: We are suspending in person programming for this summer. As an alternative, we will be running online virtual options for all to join!
Inspiring and practicing radical empathy. For kids ages 7 – 16, including various teen programs.
Where There Be Dragons, Boulder, CO
UPDATE: No camp for Summer 2020
Cultural immersion programs in Latin America, Asia & Africa. Summer (2, 4, or 6 weeks) age range is 13 -20, and gap semester (3 months) age range is 17 – 22.
Hameau Farm in the Big Valley, Belleville, PA
UPDATE: New dates: 6/28 – 8/7
Farm Camp! Cow Camp! “The experience will mooove you!” For girls age 7 – 14, three 2-week sessions. NEW in 2020 a 1-week session for 7 – 9 year old first time campers!
UPDATE: Virtual exchange programming, 6/22 – 8/16.
Expect the unexpected on an Experiment summer abroad program! For kids age 14 – 18, must be high school students who have completed at least one year of high school.
Syracuse University Summer College, Syracuse, NY
Pre-college programs for high school students. For rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors (must be at least 15 years old by the first day of their program).
The Susquehannock Camps, Brackney, PA
UPDATE: Camp dates are 7/5 – 8/2.
Susquehannock for Girls and Susquehannock for Boys provides multi-sport athletic development & confidence-based learning for children age 7 – 16.
Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships, Roslyn, NY
UPDATE: Summer Discovery Online will explore 25+ pre-college courses at leading universities including UCLA, CU Boulder, and UT Austin.
Pre-college enrichment programs and summer internships. For kids in middle and high school.
Featured image courtesy of Pocono Springs Camp.