Penn Summer Scholars Program – for high school students
PACTS Summer Institute – Franklin Institute science institute for rising 6, 7, 8th grades
Math Corps Philly – For current 6th grade students
STEM Summer Programs at Penn for middle & high school students
Youth Film & Journalism Summer Camps – for high school students
Old Pine Community Center – Summer in the City
City Wild – Exploring nature in an urban environment
Project Flow – Fairmount Water Works, for middle school students
Schuylkill Acts & Impacts – Fairmount Water Works, for high school students
NORTH PHILADELPHIA – Including Fishtown/Kensington
LNESC Summer Program – For 5th-8th graders. Located in Kensington. Free trips, free breakfast/lunch. Call 215-423-4811 for more information.
Althea Gibson Tennis Camp – (215) 232-7404
Summerside on the Hill – Springside/Chestnut Hill Academy
Be Outside Teen Camp – 215-683-3683
CAMPS WITH MULTIPLE PHILLY LOCATIONS
Science in the Summer – free two-day science classes at local library branches
CAMPS BEYOND PHILADELPHIA
Camp Rim Rock for Girls (Yellow Spring, WV)
ESF Summer Camps – Provides busing from Center City, University City, and West Philadelphia
SUMMER JOB, INTERNSHIP, CREDIT, & SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Amigos service learning abroad – for high school & college students
Math Corps Philly – teaching assistant positions for 9th-11th graders
If you want to skip straight to the best deals, check out this compilation from 2015 of the free or almost-free camps by Philly Parenting!
This list of programs is provided as a courtesy to ICS families and does not represent an endorsement of any of the programs listed.