Philly Spring Break Camps
Working over spring break? Here are some great options for your kids.
Does anyone know when Spring Break is this year? It depends on what school you ask. For families with multiple kids in different schools, this is no picnic—you only have so much PTO after all. If your kids have off but you don’t, here are some great options for break camps around town!
Ages 3-5 at 610 S. Percy St.
Grades K-8 at 500 Kenilworth St.
April 6-10, 9 am–3:30 pm (extended care available)
Little ones (age 3-5) can go to Kinder Camp at Bella Vista’s Mini InMovement, while big kids can get active at the Queen Village location. Daily camps include gymnastics-based games, obstacle courses, rock climbing, and more. Camp is $75 per day.
April 6-10, 9 am–3 pm (half days available)
814 Spring Garden St.
Kids will have a fun-filled day of games and sports. Prices are $30 per half day (morning or afternoon), and $50 for each full day.
Philadelphia Rock Gyms
Ages 4 and up (Age 6 and up for full day)
B-3 3500 Scotts Lane (East Falls): March 23-26; April 6-10
2412 E. York St. (Fishtown): April 6-10
Kids will spend the day learning bouldering and top rope skills, while also strengthening their problem solving, communication, and teamwork. Kids will also do team building exercises, arts and crafts, and even yoga to help with balance and body positioning. Choose from full day for $80 or half day til noon for $45. Extended care is also available for an additional $10 an hour. Philadelphia Rock Gyms have seasonal camps at all of their locations in the area, so check out their website for all the options.
Philly Art Center
Ages 5 — 12
9 am — 3 pm (extra care available)
514 Bainbridge St. (Queen Village): March 19-26; April 6-14
2333 Fairmount Ave. (Fairmount): March 23-27, 25-29; April 1, 5, 15-19, 22-23
Kids can spend the day in the studio at Philly Art Center’s Queen Village and Fairmount locations. Age groups are split up and guided by teachers who structure creative playtime where kids can draw, build, collage, paint, and more. Sign up for one day or any combination of days for $80 each day. Half days are also available for certain dates. Before and after care are available.
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Ages 5 — 12
April 6-10; 8 am — 3 pm (after care available)
8480 Hagy’s Mill Road
Turn your kids’ days off into an adventure! Campers hike, do activities, play games, and generally have fun enjoying nature. Cost is $70 per day (member discounts apply), and extended day until 6 pm is available for an additional $20. Register for one day or for the whole week.
Butcher’s Sew Shop
March 23—27; April 6-10; 9 am–3 pm (extended care optional)
800 S. Eighth St.
Kids can explore the art of sewing in innovative ways using hand and machine projects. No sewing experience necessary. Camp is $95, with extended care an additional cost.
Pinnacle Parkour Academy
Ages 6 – 16
April 6-10; 9 am—3 pm
3500 Scotts Lane
Coaches will lead students through challenges, skills, and games, with some awesome open gym time mixed in. Lunch is also included. Non-members pay $65 per day; members pay $35.
April 15-17, and 24; noon—3 pm
1241 N. Front Street
Kids can spend the afternoon playing, tinkering, exploring, and more. Registration ends 24 hours in advance. Cost is $35 for each half-day.
University City Arts League
April 15-17, and 24; noon—3:45 pm
4226 Spruce St.
UCAL day camps offer fun half-days of art classes, outdoor play time, and optional homework time when school is not in session. Prices start at $35 for half day.
Arden Theatre Co.
Grades K-5 (plus afternoon workshops for middle school and high school)
April 6-10, 9:30 am — 4:30 pm
Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. Second St.
Kids will spend the week taking acting, improv, music, dance, storytelling, and design classes while they work as a team to create an original show! Family and friends are invited to a performance in the Arden’s Studio Theatre on the last day of camp. Cost is $350 for the session.
For grades 6-8, there will be a Beetlejuice workshop on Thursday, April 9 from noon—5 pm for $50, where kids will spend the day learning selections from the smash Broadway musical, and then put on a revue-style performance for family and friends at the end of the day. For high schoolers, Arden will offer a The Prom workshop on Friday, April 10 from noon—5 pm for $50 with the same format.
Academy Science Camp
Ages 5 — 12
April 9, 10, 13, and 14; 9 am — 4 pm (extended care available)
Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Spend the day getting to know dinosaurs, bugs, and live animals (including Lulu the baby sloth!) at the Academy of Natural Sciences! Every day includes hands-on activities, live presentations, crafts, games, and more. It’s $60 per day and $235 for all four days for members (and $65 and $245 for non-members).
Portside Arts Center
- Full Day: April 6-9, 8:30 am—5:30 pm
- Half Day: April 15-17 and 24; noon—6 pm
2531 E. Lehigh Ave.
Kids will participate in fun hands-on visual arts activities, creative free play, and playground time. Camp is $45 for full day and $30 for half day.
Ages 2.5-7 (must be potty trained)
April 6-10; 9 am — 3 pm (half-day and extended care available)
Equilibrium Dance, 1802 S. Broad St.
Children are welcome at this day camp where moving and grooving is encouraged. This year, the theme is Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax! You can sign up for one day or the whole session. Half day options as well as aftercare and before care are available. The cost is $325 for the full-day session, and $225 for the half-day session; or $70 per full day and $50 per half day.
Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
April 4–10, 9 am — 3 pm
5900A Greene St.
If your child harbors a secret desire to run off to the circus, this is the perfect camp for them! Kids can come for a day or the whole week, and spend time improving their strength and balance while having a blast. Cost is $85 per day or $400 for the whole week.
Photograph courtesy of Philadelphia Rock Gyms.