Summer Camps 2016


Exodus to Excellence

SEEK Program

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

Penn GEMS: Girls in Engineering Math & Science Camp

St. Joseph’s University Summer Reading Program

Penn Summer Scholars Program – for high school students

Arcadia Community Learning Center Reading Camp

Young Writers/Young Readers

Spells Writing Lab

Institute of Reading Development

PACTS Summer Institute – Franklin Institute science institute for rising 6, 7, 8th grades


Academy Explorers Camp at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Arden Theatre Company

Fleisher Art Memorial

Philly Art Center

Filmtech School

Philly Kids Gym

Zhang Sah Martial Arts

Camp Voyages – French Communication Institute

Landmark Camps

Philly Student Stage Camps

Metro Kids’ Club

Treehouse Camp at Grow Thru Play

TLC Charm Camp

Kids on 12th

Western Learning Center

Youth Film & Journalism Summer Camps

Seaport Summer Camp

Palumbo Summer Day Camp

Old Pine Community Center – Summer in the City

Philly inMovement

Performing Arts Center for Kids

Clay Camp

Zoom Dance

Friends Select Future Stars Camp

St. Mary’s Choir Camp

Sew Philly

Makom Community Camp

The Franklin Institute Discovery Camp


City Wild – Exploring nature in an urban environment

St. Peter’s School

School of Rock

Project Flow – Fairmount Water Works, for middle school students

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts – Fairmount Water Works, for high school students

Settlement Music School

Philadelphia Young Playwrights

Fun Factory with Maestro Luis 2016

Spanish Workshop for Children

NFTE BizCamp for 14-18 year old entrepreneurs

NORTH PHILADELPHIA – Including Fishtown/Port Richmond

954DMC Dance Camp


LNESC Summer Program – For 5th-8th graders. Located in Kensington. Free trips, free breakfast/lunch. Call 215-423-4811 for more information.

Tree House Books

Althea Gibson Tennis Camp – (215) 232-7404

Rock to the Future

Portside Arts Center

Boyer College of Music & Dance at Temple


Casa Monarca: Spanish immersion camp. Contact Mirna Ramirez, 215-253-3033, 1448 S. 17th St.

Christian Street YMCA Day Camp

Dixon Learning Academy

Cookies Day Care Center

The Children’s Playhouse Early Learning

M. Amber & M. Laura’s Spanish Summer Camp

Sunrise of Philadelphia

Girls Rock Philly


University City Arts League

Philadelphia Zoo Summer Camp

Drexel Robotics Camp

Summer TEC-LAB

Anthropologists in the Making Summer Camp

Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center

Curio Theater Camp


Young Performers Theater Camp

Neighborhood Bike Works

The Hacktory

Shofuso Japanese House & Garden

Chamounix Equestrian Center

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

Red Cross Camp Save-A-Life


Be Outside Teen Camp – 215-683-3683

Carousel House Day Camp

Miquon Day Camp

Figure Skating Camp

Schuylkill Environmental Center

Allens Lane Art Center

Morris Arboretum Adventure Camp

Fun in the Sun

Northwestern Stables

Summer Fit Camp

Philadelphia City Rowing

Six Senses Clay & Art Camp

Indigo Nature Arts Camp

Penn Charter Camps

Summerside on the Hill – Springside/Chestnut Hill Academy


Introduction to the Performing Arts Camp

City of Philadelphia Summer Youth Camps & Programs

Legacy Tennis Camps

Philly Play

The Business of Doing Good

Yes And…Collaborative Arts Summer Camps

Philadelphia 76ers Camp

The Handwork Studio

Philly Youth Basketball

Science in the Summer – free two-day science classes at local library branches


ESF Summer Camps – Provides busing from Center City, University City, and West Philadelphia

Camp Garrett

Camp Invention

Journey’s End Farm Camp

NXT Sports Camps

Camp Rim Rock for Girls (Yellow Spring, WV)

College Settlement Camp

Amigos service learning abroad – for high school & college students

Tall Pines Day Camp

Riverbend Summer Exploration Camp

Engineering for Kids

Main Line Chinese Culture Center

Fashion University Summer Camp

Temple Ambler Summer Camps

Science Explorers – Summer Science Camps

Camp Jamison

Philadelphia Eagles Football Academy

Union Soccer Schools

Phillies Baseball Academy


Mayor’s Office of Leadership Investment High School Internships


Summer Owls Leadership Experience

Student Conservation Association

UC Green Corps

Penn Summer Mentorship Program

Neurology High School Scholars Program

Philadelphia Outward Bound Leadership Corps

Philadelphia Police Explorer Cadets

UArts Pre-College Summer Institute

Check out the Germantown Avenue Parents compilation of free or almost-free camps or this one from Philly Parenting!

Here is an additional resource guideof enrichment activities throughout Philadelphia.

You can also conduct your own comprehensive camp search (and research!) using websites like Kids in Center City, Philadelphia Summer Camps, MetroKidsActivity Hero or The Best Camps

This list of programs is provided as a courtesy to ICS families and does not represent an endorsement of any of the programs listed.