Summer Camps


Here is a list of Summer Camps in and around the Philadelphia Area. I have tried to include as much information to help you learn more about camps. I have a variety of camps some are full day, half day and even over night camps.


If you would like to submit a camp please send the following information to tracey@kidsdelco.com: name of camp, location, ages, general information about the camp and website link.

If you don't see a camp listed here that meets your needs check out American Camp Association (ACA) Keystone Section has an easy to use Find-A-Camp search engine that allows parents to enter a lot of custom fields to locate day and overnight camps - you can find it, and other good information, at http://www.campparents.org/.

Overnight Camps

Golden Slipper
Location: Bartonsville, PA (Near Stroudsburg), but main office is located in Bala Cynwyd, PA
Ages: 7-15 for campers... 16= counselor in training
General Information: Golden Slipper Camp emphasizes Jewish values and includes Jewish programming, but more importantly aims to unite children from various cultures and give them the best summers of their lives. There is a unique diversity and spirit at this camp that is palpable year after year. The facilities are comparable or even better than for-profit camps, and a vast array of activities are offered, from sports, to arts and crafts, to a challenge course, to a water activities in our mile long lake, and more. And being in the beautiful Poconos, kids experience the wilderness like they never have before.


Julian Krinsky Camps and Programs

Location: Haverford College or Villanova University
Ages: 10-17
General Information: JKCP is an opportunity for students ages 10 to 17 years old to enjoy academics, sports and activities. JKCP boasts over 20 summer programs, which include tennis, golf, fitness, cooking, fashion, arts, robotics, internships and more. All courses are taught by professionals in their field. Students can choose the courses they want each week and get the unique opportunity to learn something new. Students reside at the prestigious Haverford College or Villanova University in the suburbs of Philadelphia. This is a chance to explore new ideas, skills and experiences while making friends from over 35 states and 40 countries. Residential and Day programs available.


Full Day Camps

Trashcan Lacrosse
Location: Episcopal Academy, United Sports and Westtown School
Ages: 8-14
General Information: Trashcan Lacrosse camp is certainly not your typical lacrosse camp. This camp is built on the foundation of skill building and every player who attends having success and fun. We have developed a curriculum that maximizes the "touches" players get while truly improving their fundamental skills. Our Progressive drills and games allow for players at every level to improve and our staff is first rate. We have our share of MLL, NLL, and College players but lacrosse coaches who are teachers primarily staff our camps.

Malvern Preparatory School Summer Camps

Location: 418 South Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355
General Information: Join the Malvern Prep family for a great summer experience. Whether you choose Summer Studies, Sports Camps, or our Enrichment Programs, we are confident your child will have a productive and fun summer.



MSA Kids Camp
Location:Marple Sports Arena 611 South Parkway, Broomall, PA  19008
Ages: 3-13 years old
General Information: Each summer MSA’s summer camp provides a unique program of recreation adventure, creativity and fun. From skating, crafting, ball playing, rock climbing to water slides and more. They have theme days that are enjoyed by all. Each day at camp is filled with new experiences and great opportunities to develop lasting friendships.


MNP Theater Camp
Location: Swarthmore United Methodist Church 129 Park Ave  Swarthmore, PA 19081
Ages: 8-15
General Info: The campers will start their day with theatre games and warm-ups to get to know each other. From there, they will work in groups where the fun continues as in the June session they adapt the stories of Hans Christian Andersen (known for such classic tales as “The Little Mermaid,“ “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,“ “Thumbelina” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes”) into short plays which they will perform in a showcase for family and friends on Friday evening. The August session will focus on collaborating to adapt stories from Greek Mythology, again culminating in an invited performance showcase. Work will include important theatre skills such as improvisation, character development, diction & projection and much more. With diverse material being explored, each camp session promises to be its own unique and exciting experience.

Briarwood Day Camp
Location: Furlong, Bucks County, PA.
Ages: 3-14 years old
General Information: They pick up from people's houses (they have campers in Delaware County) and they provide lunch each day.They have 3 pools, softball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts (indoor and outdoor), a rock wall, bmx, zip lines, an art room with two kilns, jungle gyms.


Summer Discovery
Location: University of PA
Ages: Grades 9,10,11,12
Day Camp at the University of Pennsylvania-offers 4 or 6 week college credit and pre-college enrichment courses
General Information: 6 weeks, Pre-College Program for students completing grades 10, 11, 12- 4 weeks, Science & ESL Academies for students completing grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Nearly 50 college credit & enrichment courses
Intensive Penn Summer Academies: Biomedical Research, Forensic Science, Physics, ESL College visits and excursions throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, New York City and Washington, DC



Camp Media Theater

Location: Media, PA

Age: 5 - 17 years old

General Information: Camp Media Theater is an extraordinary and exciting opportunity for young actors to study with Professional Directors, Performers, and Technicians. This intensive, two-week day camp is a fun, enriching and rewarding experience. Campers write, design, and perform an improvisational theatre production that is performed on the Media Theatre stage for family, friends and the general public. Jesse Cline, Artistic Director, oversees all aspects of the Camp.
Each camp session* is designed for children 5-17 years of age, in three separate age groups. Your child will have the most unique and exciting experience at Camp Media Theatre!


Tyler Arboretum

Location: Media, PA

Ages: 6-11
General Information: Nature Explorers Summer Camps
Tyler Arboretum's Summer Camps connect kids and nature as campers explore our unique and diverse ecosystems. Enthusiastic, highly-qualified staff and low student/teacher ratios facilitate fun, interactive learning with nature and stewardship projects, games, naturalist-led lessons, crafts, and hikes.




Double D Gymnastics

Location: Media, PA

Ages: 3 year old - 8th grade

General Information: Special Themes each week they offer: gymnastics, rock climbing, music, cooperative fun and games, crafts, indoor soft play, running, climbing, swinging.. Gymnastics.. the Basic Training for ALL Sports. Lots of flexibility offered can sign up for 1 day or 5 days***Full and Half Day Options***



Colonial Plantation

Location: Ridley Creek State Park

Ages: Kindergarten - eighth grade

General Information: Students from kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Plantation's Summer Camp Program. Week long sessions begin in late June and continue through early August. Each session provides information and hands-on workshops that are age-appropriate.




Media-Providence Friends School

Location: Media, PA

Ages: 2-9 (world explorers) and 5th -8th grade (summer synergy)

General Information:

World Explorers
Within a relaxed, safe, accepting environment, children aged 3 to 9 learn about two major world cultures during two four-week sessions. Campers explore each region through encounters with its music, art, dance, food, geography, history, ecosystems and languages.


Summer Synergy

Featuring the fun of hands-on learning (without homework!), Summer Synergy provides rising 5th-8th graders a mid-summer "boredom break", immersing them in stimulating weekly "intensives" which integrate two different disciplines:

Hedgerow Theater Camp

Location: Rose Valley, PA

Ages 6-12, they also have camp for kids 13-18 years old

General Information: Through the acting out of classic stories and time-honored myths, accompanied with songs and dances, campers experience the joy of theatre through a collaborative process that culminates in a final performance. Each camp focuses on a unique story and allows the campers to explore different cultures, country's and periods.




The School in Rose Valley Summer Camp

Location: Media, PA

Ages: 3 to 14 years old

General Information: All full day camps from 8:30 to 3:30 pm All 1/2 day camps run from 8:30 to 12:00 pm They have weekly themes, serve healthful snacks in the morning and Popsicles in the afternoon. Campers must be toilet trained.



Benchmark School Camp

Location: Benchmark School 2107 North Providence Road, Media, PA

Ages: 6-11 years old

General Info: The five-week Summer Language Arts Camp is designed for students ages 6 to 11 who can benefit from reading and writing instruction beyond the regular school year, as well as enjoy the fun of a recreational day-camp experience. The program combines 1–3/4 hours of Benchmark's nationally recognized language arts program with extensive recreational activities, including a Confidence Course. Designed to make even the most reluctant reader "hooked on books," the program places emphasis on developing increased confidence and self-esteem both at work in the classroom and at play with peers.


Rock & Roll After School Summer Band Camp

Location: 400 Franklin Ave, Suite #109 Phoenixville, PA 19460

Ages: 7 to 17 years old

General Info
Join a band, write a song and perform on stage. No prior music experience necessary. Bands rehearse from 8:30am to 3:00 pm each day with supervised extended care until 6:00 pm.


Villanova Boys Soccer Camp
Location: Villanova University

Ages: Session I: (Boys 6yrs- 18yrs old)

Session II: (Boys 11yrs-18yrs old)
General Information:
Led by Villanova Men's Soccer Head Coach Tom Carlin, the goal of the Villanova Boys Soccer program is two fold. 1) To give high school soccer players (Grades 9-12) the edge on recruiting by providing an in depth look at the college soccer recruiting process plus having a collection of top coaches for the players to showcase their abilities. 2) For players (grades 3-8) to TEACH, challenge and develop the enthusiastic, young soccer player in a competitive and fun environment. All players will be trained in a 1:8 coach to camper ratio by our professional staff, comprised of top collegiate, club, and high school coaches as well as collegiate players who are all here to help you reach your goals. Commuter campers do not miss any sessions and are at camp from 8:30am to 8:30pm. For more information please visit our website
www.vusoccer.com or call our camp hotline at 610-519-6782.


Camp Garrett
Ages: 5 - 15
Location: Newtown Square, PA
General Information: Camp Garrett is located on 240 acres at the Garrett Williamson Foundation located in Newtown Square, PA. Camp runs from 9am to 4pm each day with extended care available. At Camp Garrett, we strive to give each child the opportunity to develop to his or her fullest potential. We provide exciting and interesting activities that enhance not only physical development, but social, emotional, and intellectual development.


TCDN's Summer Club
Location: 301 N. Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Ages: Children entering grades 1 through 6
Times: Half day or full day with hours Choice of enrollment hours either 7:30 to 3:00 or 7:30 to 6:00
General Information:Our program features 6 segements (Movin' and Groovin', Say It your Way, Out and About, Under the Microscope, Makin' A Mess, and Back By Popular Demand). The program runs from June 20th to August 31st. Campers may enroll by the week. Children will make choices to experience interesting activities and guests, while having a great deal of fun! Swimming, field trips and culminating "events" are all part of the Summer Club.



Location: 3260 South Streets on the Penn campus in Philadelphia
Ages: AGES 7 to 13
Times: 9 am to 3 pm, with optional pre-camp (8-9 am) and post-camp (3-5 pm) care
General Information: This summer, adventurous children ages 7 through 13 can experience a unique day camp that takes them through time and across continents at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on Penn’s campus in Philadelphia.

“Anthropologists in the Making,” runs eight theme-oriented one-week sessions from June through August. Details about the popular camp, coordinated by the Penn Museum’s Community Engagement department, are online: www.penn.museum/camp. A downloadable registration form is also available.




Location: Haverford, PA
Ages: 4-13 years old (Teen Studios offered for ages 13-18)
Times: Camp is full day and half day (although half day only for the 4-5 year olds). Full day is 9 am-3:30 pm and half day is 9-11:45 am or 12:45-3:30 pm. Before, after and lunch care are also available
General Information:  Explore drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, ceramics, metalwork and jewelry through unique projects inspired by people and places in our community.  From the farm, to the zoo, to Philadelphia, the options for creativity are endless! Camp runs June-August in 11 one-week sessions in full and half days for children ages 4-13. Before care, after care and lunch care available. Discounts for multiple sessions and siblings too!  

Location825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107,
Ages: 8-18
Times: July 7 – August 3
Monday – Thursday, 9:30am to 3:30pm / 4:30pm
Early drop off starting at 8:45 and after care until 6pm

General Info: Discover your talents at Philadelphia's most popular theatre camp! This dynamic theatre training program offers an exciting summer learning environment for campers aged 8 - 18. Camp Walnut is an intense program, consisting of concentrated workshops, classes and performances lasting four weeks, four days per week. The daily schedule affords both student and teacher unique opportunities for rapid growth and development.

LinugaZone Language Camps
Location: Friends' Central School -1101 City Avenue, Wynnewood PA 19096
Ages: 5-17
General Info: LinguaZone Language Camp students work on projects collaboratively, play creatively and explore the language fearlessly. Campers apply their language skills in endless ways inside and outside of the classroom. Students enjoy healthy international competition by playing in a World Cup style tournament, hone their language skills by writing a script and filming a video, practice clothing vocabulary by staging a fashion show and follow directions in the target language by making a recipe.


Catholic Community Choir
Location: Cardinal O’Hara High School
Ages: Programs are open to elementary and middle school aged children (Art Camp open to pre-school)
General Info:Catholic Community Choir has 3 Summer Camp Programs this summer. The first is Creative Explorers Art Camp which takes place June 23rd-27th from 9:00am-12:00pm. The second is our children’s theatre camp presenting “Willy Wonka, Kids” and is July 7th-18th and is 9am-3pm. The last camp is our second theatre camp session presenting “Aladdin, Kids” from August 11th-22nd and is 9am-3pm. All camps are at Cardinal O’Hara High School. Programs are open to elementary and middle school aged children (Art Camp open to pre-school). For registration and more info, please see http://ccchoir.net/2014-summer-camps.html or call 610-200-5218.


Summer Spree Day Camp

Location: The Community Arts Center is located at 414 Plush Mill Road in Wallingford

Ages: 4-17

General Information:
Community Arts Center’s Summer Spree day camp offers campers ages 4 -17 the opportunity to create and have fun alongside experienced teaching artists during morning, afternoon or full day activities over five one and two week long sessions from June 23rd through August 22nd. This year, students are going to Dig It and unearth their creativity by spending eight art filled weeks exploring the wonders of the underground; from twisting roots and digging in the soil to learning about the huge array of animals that make their home in the ground—all explored through art. Special afternoon teen studios for ages 12- 17, Bridge to Summer camp for pre-k kids, and specialty camps like Fashion Week, Rock n’ Roll Camp, Cartooning Crash Course, and Art Extravaganza are also available this summer.

Location: The Clay Studio, 137-139 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Ages: 6 and up

General Information
Fire up your creativity and join the fun this summer at The Clay Studio's week-long clay camps, designed for ages 6 and up! Campers expand their imaginations and explore the exciting world of clay through a wide range of projects and building techniques. Whether working with sculpture, claymation, or wheel-thrown pottery, students learn in a supportive, small class setting with plenty of individual instruction.



Location: The Franklin Institute Phiadelphia PA

Ages: PreK thru 8th Grade

General Information:
 Our  program is a great science based day-camp for kids . Campers spend each week exploring the museum, engaging in hands-on science activities, participating in explosive, live science shows, and having fun; all while learning!  Each Summer Camp session's theme is independent of the other weekly themes. Although the basic science learning goals remain the same throughout all camp classrooms, activities, trips, and themes are carefully modified in order to be made grade-appropriate. Campers do not need to attend weekly sessions consecutively; however, campers should attend a full weekly session to get the most out of the experience
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DISCOUNT CODE OFFER:
Mention code  PARTNER14 and receive this exclusive discounted rate:
-          Pre-K Weekly Rates $340
-          K-8 Weekly Rates $315
*Valid at The Franklin Institute only. Excludes camp at Valley Forge and the Katz JCC. Expires 8/24/14

Arden Kids' Crew: Summer Theatre Camp
Location: Arden Theatre-40 N. 2nd Street, Old City
Ages: 2-18
General Information:
We offer a number of thematic camp offerings throughout the entire summer for kids of all ages. Camp themes included Summer Safari, A Galaxy Far, Far Away, Sketch Comedy, and Ghosts Goblins and Ghouls – to name a few. On the final day of each session, campers showcase all they have learned by presenting their own original play to family and friends – for example, participants in the Musical Theatre Camp for teens will be able to produce and perform the award-winning musical 13, by 2014 Tony nominee Jason Robert Brown.

Get a $35 discount on a one week camp, two week camp, the whole summer. Use the code-word BLOG to get the discount.

Ages: 6-12
Location: Barrall Field - State Street Media Pa
Dates: July 7th-10th
Times: 9a-3p
Info: MapleZone Sports Insitute is holding a summer softball camp with Media Girls Softball.  Girls ages 6-12 are welcomed to join our camp filled with fun softball related games.  Girls of all skill levels will be broken up in to age appropriate groups and review skills and more importantly have FUN!


Ages: 6-12
Location: MapleZone 1451 Conchester Ave Garnet Valley, Pa
Get out of the heat and join us for our indoor baseball/softball camps at MapleZone Sports Institute. 
Cost; $175 per week
Time: 9am-3pm
Baseball Dates:
Week 1- August 4th- August 7th 
Week 2 - August 11th-August 14th
Week 3 - August18th-August 21st
Week 4 - August 25th- August 28th
Softball Dates
Week 1 - August 11th-August 14th
Week 2 - August18th-August 21st


Half Day Camp

Touch of Class Dance Camp
Location: 483 Park Way Broomall, PA 19008
Ages: 4 to 8 years old
General Information:
Each day is based on a different theme. Students will have fun learning different styles of dance, accompanied by a special art and craft project. A healthy snack is provided each day. Space is limited!


Location: Ambler, Springfield, Aston, Ridley 
Ages: 5 to 14
General Information:
  • Technical Skills will be mastered (dribbling, shooting, and passing) and tactical skills will be introduced
  • Age Appropriate high repetition technical training
  • Provide a greater under-standing of where to be on the field
  • Soccer games that are fun and productive for skill development


Location:Marple Sports Arena 611 South Parkway, Broomall, PA  19008
Ages: 3-4 years old
General InformationMSA Junior Camp is built upon week-long themes designed to inspire your child to explore, create, interact, and stay active during the summer!  Laugh, sing, dance, and move your way into a fun summer in an enriching environment.


Makin Music Rockin Rhythms
Location: Media, PA

Ages: 3 1/2 to 7
 All campers must be potty trained.
Times: 9:00 am—1:00 pm (bring a lunch)
General Information: For a week or two, they get transported to another world. They make new friends, learn new things, create works of art, and get to experience independence in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. They have the opportunity to bond with other kids in a way no other place offers - learning camp chants, playing games, water fights, singing, dancing, and working together to put on a show. Kids make memories at camp that they'll treasure for the rest of their lives. Makin' Music is proud to be a part of this magical experience for your child.

*** They also over a camp for 7-12 year olds***



Tyler Arboretum

Location: Media, PA
Ages: 4-5 year olds

General Information: Nature Explorers Summer Camps Tyler Arboretum's Summer Camps connect kids and nature as campers explore our unique and diverse ecosystems. Enthusiastic, highly-qualified staff and low student/teacher ratios facilitate fun, interactive learning with nature and stewardship projects, games, naturalist-led lessons, crafts, and hikes.



Double D Gymnastics

Location: Media, PA

Ages: 3 years olds - 8th grade

General Information: Special Themes each week they offer: gymnastics, rock climbing, music, cooperative fun and games, crafts, indoor soft play, running, climbing, swinging.. Gymnastics.. the Basic Training for ALL Sports. Lots of flexibility offered can sign up for 1 day or 5 days***Full and Half Day Options***



Newlin Grist Mill

Location: Glen Mills, PA

Age: 4- 16 years old

General Information: Newlin has a wide variety of camps for all different ages.




Media Youth Center

Location: Media, PA

Ages: K-8th grade

General Information: The camps runs in June and July from 9am to 1pm




The School in Rose Valley Summer Camp

Location: Media, PA

Ages: 3 to 14 years old

General Information:All full day camps from 8:30 to 3:30 pm All 1/2 day camps run from 8:30 to 12:00 pm They have weekly themes, serve healthful snacks in the morning and Popsicles in the afternoon.




Swarthmore Recreation Association

Location: Swarthmore, PA (Rutgers Avenue School / C.A.D.E.S.)

Ages: For grades K thru 5th (Grades going into in September)

Gerneral Information
Swarthmore Recreation Association Summer Club Day Camp Monday thru Friday: 9:00—11:30 a.m. Everyday activities are planned according to age group and interest; including: Crafts, indoor and outdoor games, sports Playground activities, story time, beverage break Special events will include special "Days" such as:Carnival, Watermelon Hunt, Pop Corn Day, Treasure Hunt, Bingo Party, Hot Dog Day, Water Ice Day,Homemade Ice Cream Day, Magic Show, MoonBounce Day, Skit Day, Color the World Day, Paper Bag Puppet Day, Spin Art Day, Grandparents' Day,Balloon Man Visit, Puppet Show, Collection Day,Karaoke Day, Concert by Makin' Music Band, Franklin Inst. visit.



Swarthmore Recreation Association Pre-School Day Camp

Location: Swarthmore Friends Meeting House Swarthmore College 12 Whittier Place

Ages: 3 yr olds (by June 30) and 4 yr olds (must be toilet trained)

General Information:Monday thru Friday: 9:00—11:30 a.m.

Everyday activities are planned according to age group and interest; including: Crafts, indoor and outdoor games Playground activities, story time, snack break Special events will include special "Days" such as:Pony Rides, Watermelon Party, Pop Corn Day, Nature Hunt, Bingo, Puppet Show, Hot Dog Day, Water Ice Day, Ice Cream Day, Magic Show, Makin' Music Day,Book Day, Color the World Day, Parachute Day, Color Days.



Radnor Tot Lot Camp
Location : Ithan Elementary School
Ages: 3 & 4 year olds
General Info: This camp is a great way to become acquainted with the summer camp experience. An opportunity to meet new friends. Each week features a theme which all activities and special events are planned around. Lots of great visitors each week!



Benchmark School Camp

Location: Benchmark School 2107 North Providence Road, Media, PA

Ages: 6-11 years old

General Info: The five-week Summer Language Arts Camp is designed for students ages 6 to 11 who can benefit from reading and writing instruction beyond the regular school year, as well as enjoy the fun of a recreational day-camp experience. The program combines 1–3/4 hours of Benchmark's nationally recognized language arts program with extensive recreational activities, including a Confidence Course. Designed to make even the most reluctant reader "hooked on books," the program places emphasis on developing increased confidence and self-esteem both at work in the classroom and at play with peers.

Summer Reading Program at Saint Joseph's University
Location: Saint Joseph's University, Merion Hall
Ages: elementary and middle school students
General Info: Saint Joseph’s University Summer Reading Program provides children with individualized assessment profiles, small group instruction, and collaborative literacy learning focused on higher-level thinking. The program is designed to serve elementary and middle school students ranging from struggling readers to those who need to be challenged or enriched. Current literacy research will guide all instructional and reinforcement activities being implemented by certified teachers.


Creative Clubhouse
Location: 16 East Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083
Ages: 4-8
General Info: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays  9am -12pm
Explore the world of art with 1 week and 2 week camps with small class sizes. 

St. Pius Summer Enrichment Programs

Location: St. Pius’ campus is located in the heart of Delaware County on Lawrence Road in Broomall  (204 S. Lawrence Road, Broomall, PA 19008)

Ages: 3-13

General Information: 
Programs: arts, athletics, academic, crafts, cooking and more! (Super Hero Boot Camp, Disney Days, Ocean Explorers, Princess Power, Digging Dinosaurs, Basketball, Sassy Summer Nail Salon, Introduction to Theater, and 30+ other programs!)