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School Day Off Camps for Philly Kids

These camp programs in Philly provide children with a safe and stimulating environment where they can learn new skills, make friends, and have fun during school holidays or breaks. 

When school is out, send your kids to one of the many vacation camps in Philadelphia! Whether they like sports, visual arts, performing arts, or spending time outside you’ll be able to find a themed camp for them in any parts of the city. This list is updated periodically throughout the year with organizations who offer programs for school breaks and days off. Please click through to their websites for more information and to sign up!

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Sports Camps for School Days Off

Phield House

814 Spring Garden St.

Grades K-8

Athletes of all skills will have fun at Philly’s only urban multi-sport facility.

Flip Out

2757 Frankford Ave.

Ages 6-15

Calling all gymnasts! Spend your day flipping, somersaulting, and cartwheeling at this welcoming, comprehensive gymnastics gym.

Philadelphia Rock Gyms

B-3 3500 Scotts Lane, East Falls

2412 E. York St., Fishtown

Ages 6 & up

Are your kids always clambering around? PRG camps will teach them bouldering and top rope skills to keep them occupied in a safe, exciting way.

Elite Sports Factory

5050 Umbria St. 

Ages 5-15

Elite Sports Factory offers a wide range of activities to keep your kids engaged and having fun all day long, including sports and games, a ninja warrior course, and hanging out with friends. 

Photo courtesy of NLARTS, 700 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia

Visual Arts Camps for School Days Off  

Philly Art Center

2333 Fairmount Ave., Fairmount

514 Bainbridge St., Queen Village

530 Carpenter Lane, Mt. Airy

Ages 5-12

Philly Art Center’s vacation camps offer young artists a wide range of materials to experiment and create with.


700 N. 3rd St.

Ages 4-15

Your kids will create seasonal crafts, play art games, and run around outside at NLArts day off camps.

University City Arts League

 4226 Spruce St.

Grades K-6

This arts organization in West Philly offers full or half days of art instruction and games for local students.

Photo courtesy of Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, 6452 Greene Street, Philadelphia

Performing Arts Camps for School Days Off

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts

6452 Greene St.

Ages 6-16

Let your kids run away to the circus (for a day or two) where they will be under the careful supervision of professional circus teachers.

Music Theatre Philly

262 S. 12th St.

Grades K-5

Music Theatre Philly offers singing, acting, dancing, crafts, games, and more during their packed days.

Arden Drama School

62 N. 2nd Street

Grades K-5

Arden Drama School has an action-packed spring break camp taught by theatre professionals. 

Photo courtesy of Butcher’s Sew Shop, 800 S 8th St, Philadelphia

Home Skills Camps for School Days Off

Butcher’s Sew Shop

800 S. 8th St.

Ages 5-11

Kids of all experience levels can learn how to sew at the unique classes offered by Butcher’s Sew Shop.

Hudson Table

1001 North 2nd St.

Ages 4-14

Young chefs will learn basic cooking skills through hands-on participation at Hudson Table’s themed classes.

Photo courtesy of Morris Arboretum100 E Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphi

Outdoors Camps for School Days Off

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd.

Ages 5-12

Send your kids into nature for the day to explore the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education’s 340 acres of beautiful wooded trails, streams and ponds.

Morris Arboretum

100 E. Northwestern Ave.

Grades K-3

Kindergarten through third grade students at Northwest Philadelphia public and charter schools can spend their days off from school at the Morris Arboretum.

Photo courtesy of Nerd Street, 401 North Broad, Philadelphia

And More Camps for School Days Off

Makom Community

2013 Sanson St., 1st Floor, Center City

1311 S. Juniper St., South Philly

Makom Community provides fun programming and Jewish education during their day off camps that include playtime, snacks, and themed activities. 

Holy Family Parish

251 Fountain St.

Ages 5-12

Holy Family’s seasonal camps provide provides challenging activities while promoting growth, values, and developing life skills.

Nerd Street

401 North Broad St.

Ages 9-13

Do you have a gamer in your family? They can play both on and off-screen games alongside others at Nerd Street’s camps.

Feature photo of Butcher’s Sew Shop by Parikha Mehta