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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

Thank you to this year’s sponsors PM Pediatrics and Center for Lice Control!

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.

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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.

Camp America Day Camp, Chalfont

Award-winning, family-run, traditional day camp since 1967. For ages 2.5 – 15.

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Arrowhead Day Camp, West Chester

Arrowhead is an 8 week day camp in West Chester servicing the Main Line. For children ages 4-14.

Club La Maison, Wayne

Swimming, games, crafts, and sports with flexible schedules. For children ages 3 – 12. 

Camp America Day Camp, Chalfont

Award-winning, family-run, traditional day camp since 1967. For ages 2.5 – 15.

Liberty Lake Day Camp, Bordentown, NJ

UPDATE: Camp dates are now 6/22 – 8/17

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

Fun in the Sun, East Norriton

Fun in the Sun is a day camp serving the Philadelphia area for kids ages 5 – 13. 

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ESF Summer Camps

At Norwood-Fontbonne Academy & Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia

Day, sports, tennis and specialty camps for ages 3-15.

The School in Rose Valley Summer Camp, Media

UPDATE: Virtual Camp options taking place from 6/22 – 8/10.

A summer filled with choices! For kids age 3 – 15 years old.

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Germantown Academy Summer Camps, Fort Washington

UPDATE: Virtual Camp Options, 7/6 to 8/14

Diverse programs offered to campers aged 3-15.

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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.

JCC Camps at Medford, Medford, NJ

UPDATE: Closed for 2020.

Camp enriches lives by teaching values, life skills and FUN! For kids age 3 – 14.

Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line, Wayne

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

Flourtown Summer Day Camp & Swim Club, Flourtown

UPDATE: Camp will be open 6/18 – 8/21

FSDC is a traditional day camp offering daily swim lessons. For kids ages 4 – 14.

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CampNEST!, Philadelphia

CampNEST is your child’s first introduction to Summer Camp in a safe and fun atmosphere! For kids ages 3 – 6.

Friends School Haverford, Haverford

A great camp specifically designed for kids ages 3-8!

Spring Garden Academy, Philadelphia

Morning academic enrichment. Afternoon fun and field trips! For kids 3 years old to 6th grade.

Friends’ Central Summer Programs, Wynnewood

UPDATE: Virtual Summer Scholars, grades 8-12, 7/6 – 7/31

Traditional day camps, instructional swim, and basketball camp. For kids ages 3 – 17.

Tall Pines Day Camp, Williamstown, NJ

We provide transportation from Center City, South Jersey and the Jersey Shore. For kids age 3 – 14.

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Sesame Rockwood Camps, Blue Bell

UPDATE: As of 5/13/2020, camp will be running this summer.

The premier Day Camp experience in the Philadelphia area. Friends Happen Here.

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Smith Playground, Philadelphia

2 hour drop in socially distanced mini camp experiences for kids ages 5-10 between 10 am -12 pm or 1 pm – 3 pm each Tuesday through Friday starting June 16.

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Delaware County Christian School, Devon

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

Julian Krinsky Camps & ProgramsVillanova and King of Prussia

UPDATE: JKCP is closed. See their website for Tennis information.

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Wayne Art Center, Wayne

Art through the Ages! A Summer of ISM’s! For kids age 3 – 17.

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. 

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Elmwood Park Zoo Camp, Norristown

Spring and summer camps, both day and week long for ages 3 – 15. 

Register before March 31, 2020 and receive $25 off one week of camp. No discount code required.

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Lavner Camps, Various Locations

UPDATE: Virtual Tech Camps with all-live interactive instruction.

 

1-week STEM, sports, and arts camps; 8 Philly-area locations! For kids age 6 – 14. 

Wolf Performing Arts Center Summer Theatre Camp, Bryn Mawr

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.

Anthropologists in the Making, Philadelphia

UPDATE: Not running for 2020.

Anthropology-based day camp at Penn Museum offering eight unique weekly themes. For kids ages 6 – 13.

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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.

Burn Brae Day Camp of Creative ArtsDresher

39 yrs of excellence & exploration! We transport- all areas! For kids ages 3 – 15.

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.

Discovery Camp at The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

Get ready to have the best summer ever at TFI! For kids ages 5 – 15.

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. 

Brandywine School of Wizardry, Chester Springs

Wizarding school summer camp with weekly mysteries! For kids ages 6 – 16.

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.

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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. 

Yes! And… Summer Theatre Camp, Philadelphia

UPDATE: Virtual camp 7/6 – 8/14.

Play with purpose- collaborate & create with artists & peers For Kindergarten – 12th grade.

AR Workshop Malvern Youth Summer ARt Series, Malvern

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.

The Handwork Studio, Narberth

UPDATE: Virtual camp dates 6/8 – 8/28.

The Handwork Studio is where kids learn by making. For ages 5 – 15. 

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. 

Penn Charter Summer Camps, Philadelphia

UPDATE: Virtual camp from 6/15 – 7/31.

Making summer fun for 52 years! Experience everything. For kids ages 3 – 16

Mi Verano: Summer Sesh at Mi Casita, Ardmore

UPDATE: Check out the online preschool options.

Spanish learning, hands-on projects, and fun in the sun. 3 months old – graduating Kindergarteners.

Riverbend Environmental Education Center, Gladwyne

Campers experience the best of outdoor play and learning! For kids ages 3 – 13. 

Snapology of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Different LEGO® themed camps offered throughout the summer! For kids entering grades 1 to 6.

Promo Code: SnapFamily10 for 10% off camp enrollment.

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Morris Arboretum Summer Nature Camp, Philadelphia

Outdoor nature camp in a beautiful arboretum setting. For kids ages 4 – 10 years old.

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.)

Seaport Summer Camp, Philadelphia

UPDATE: Camp dates are 6/22 – 8/22.

Summer fun all day long on the Delaware River! For kids age 6 – 12.

SPORTS CAMPS

Phield House, Philadelphia

UPDATE: Camp dates are 6/15 – 8/28

A sports & activities based summer camp for every kid! For ages 6 – 14.

The Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia Sail Camp, Philadelphia

UPDATE: Camp dates are 7/6 – 8/21.

Sail camp for children ages 8 – 17.

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The Cliffs at Callowhill, Philadelphia

UPDATE: Updated in-person day camps are happening.

Indoor and outdoor climbing adventure camps for ages 6+!

Philadelphia Rock Gym, Philadelphia

UPDATE: Camp will be happening as planned but starting a week later: June 15th

Learn to rock climb! No experience required. For kids ages 4 – 15.

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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.

Excel at EA, Newtown Square

UPDATE: Excel at EA will not be held for Summer 2020.

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

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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.

Temple University Summer Education Camps, Philadelphia and Ambler

Programs for youth at Temple’s Main and Ambler campuses. For rising 2nd – 12th graders.

Fusion Academy, Ardmore

UPDATE: Check out the online camp options.

Exploring Your Child’s Incredible Potential. For kids in grades 6 – 12.

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.

The Pathway School, Jeffersonville

UPDATE: Camp dates 7/7 – 7/30.

Enriching day camp for special education students. For ages 5 – 21.

Philadelphia Chinese Academy, Philadelphia

UPDATE: Camp dates are 6/29 – 8/14.

Mandarin immersion summer camp in Center City Philadelphia. For kids ages 3 – 8.

Summer Friends Camp at Media-Providence Friends School, Media

UPDATE: Camp dates are 7/13 – 8/14.

Enriching weekly themes, field trips, swimming, and more! For kids age 3 – 10.

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The Grayson School Summer Online, Radnor

UPDATE: Over 30 half-day, 1 and 2 week sessions online for ages 5-12.

Which fun and learning-filled adventures will you choose? For grades K – 12.

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PA Cyber, where the learning never stops. For grades K – 12.

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.

Summer REACH at St. Peter’s School, Philadelphia

UPDATE: Virtual options staring 6/22.

Play-based and STEAM activity drive; full and half day options. For kids age 3 – 5 years.

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Camp Rim Rock

Camp Rim Rock, Yellow Spring, WV

All girls overnight camp. Ages 6 – 15.

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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.

French Woods Sports and Arts Center, Hancock, NY

UPDATE: Camp will be open 6/13 – 8/29

Teen Camp. 3 hours from Philadelphia. 2 week sessions, co-ed, for kids age 12 – 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.

Global Scholars Program, Johannesburg, South Africa

10 and 18-day leadership camps in Johannesburg, South Africa. For kids age 13 – 19. 

AstroCamp, Camp Motorsport & Camp CHOP, Clover, VA

3 incredible programs, one amazing site! Co-ed residential camp for ages 8 – 17.

Camp Oneka, Tafton, PA

UPDATE: Closed for 2020.

Warm, family environment at an all girls traditional overnight camp with 112 years of tradition! For girls age 7 – 16. 3.5 or 7 week sessions.

Windridge Tennis & Sports Camps, Roxbury, VT

Co-Ed residential sports camp in traditional camp setting. For kids age 8 – 15.

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The Learning Center at PARI, Rosman, NC

UPDATE: Camp dates are 7/5 – 8/6.

Out of this world summer camp experiences in 2020! For kids age 11 – 17.

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.

Independent Lake Camp, Thompson, PA

UPDATE: New dates 6/20 – 8/15

A premiere elective based sleep away camp, which celebrates human diversity. For kids aged 6 – 17. 

CIEE: The Council on International Educational Exchange, Portland, ME

High school summer study abroad programs. For kids age 14 – 18.

YMCA Camp Tockwogh, Worton, MD

YMCA Camp Tockwogh is where kids learn to Ski & Sail! For kids in Kindergarten – 10th Grade.

Camp Pocono Trails, Reeders, PA

ACA Accredited Camp promoting health, wellness, and FUN!! For kids 7 – 18, and 18 – 25 (young adult program).

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!

The Experiment in International Living

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.

Camp Tioga, Thompson, PA

Camp Tioga is a tradititonal coed overnight camp in PA for kids age 7 – 16. 

Camp Half Blood, Brooklyn, NY

Calling all Demigods to our mythology-based adventure camp! For ages 7 – 14.

Kents Hill Sports Camp, Readfield, ME

A premier 3 week overnight sports camp for girls, ages 8 – 15.

Appel Farm Arts Camp, Elmer, NJ

Appel Farm ignites creativity, kindness, and confidence! or kids age 7 – 17. 

Pinemere Camp, Stroudsberg, PA

Pinemere is a dynamic Jewish overnight camp in the Poconos. For kids age 7 – 16, coed and Kosher.

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Summer at Sem, Kingston, PA

UPDATE: Virtual camp 6/8 – 8/14.

Summer arts camp -dance intensive, theatre, and film. Co-ed,  day and residential, for kids ages 12  -18.

Pocono Springs Camp, East Stroudsberg, PA

UPDATE: Camp Postponed – Touring prospective families for Summer 2021 

Traditional co-ed camp experience in a 5-week program. For ages 7 – 15.

ThrillCoaster Tours, East Brunswick, NJ

UPDATE: Our roller coaster teen tour will operate with all the necessary precautions.

We are the world’s only roller coaster teen tour. For kids age 12 – 17.

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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.

Travel for Teens, Wayne, PA

Immersive travel programs for students for ages 13 – 18.

YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser, Reinholds, PA

YMCA overnight camp in Eastern Pennsylvania. For kids age 7 – 17.

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