The Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps

The essentials on 38 local programs.



Academy of Notre Dame de Damur

Villanova, (610)-687-0650

Activities: Academics, sports

Campers: Ages 4-18

Dates: Begins June 15

Agnes Irwin School    

Rosemont, (610) 672-1272

Activities: Academics, sports, art, writing    

Campers: Grades pre-K to 12    

Dates: June 15-July 24 (day)

The Baldwin School’s Camp Magar      

 Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-2700

Activities: Sports, art, theater, music, nature exploration

Campers: Ages 3-12    

Dates: June 22-July 31 (day)

Benchmark Camp

Media,  610-565-3741

Activities: Writing, reading

Campers: Grades 1-6

Dates: June 29 to July 31 (day)

Better Ball    

Haverford, Villanova, Springfield; (484) 486-4089   

Activities: Sports    

Grades: K-9    

Dates: June-July (day) 

Chester County Art Association     

West Chester, (610) 696-5600, ext. 10

Activities: Pottery, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, anime   

Grades: Ages 3-16    

Dates: June 15-Aug. 21 (day)

Community Arts Center    

Wallingford, (610) 566-1713,    

Activities: Art, music, nature    

Grades: Ages 4-17    

Dates: June 22-Aug. 21 (day)

Corinthian Yacht Club    

Essington, (610) 521-4705

Activities: Sailing    

Grades: Ages 8-17    

Dates: June 15-July 10 (day)

Delaware Valley Tennis Academy    

Bryn Mawr, Villanova; (610) 527-2387   

Activities: Sports    

Grades: Ages 6-18    

Dates: June 8-Aug. 28 (day)

Emagination    

Rosemont College, (877) 248-0206

Activities: Computers, technology    

Grades: Ages 8-17    

Dates: June 21-Aug. 14 (day + overnight)

ESF Camps & Experiences    

Chester Springs, Chestnut Hill, Haverford, Newtown Square, (800) 529-2267

Activities: Sports, technology, theater, photography, dance, music   

Grades: Ages 3-15    

Dates: June-August (day)

Episcopal Academy’s Center for Growth & Innovation    

Newtown Square, (610) 581-7100

Activities: Sports, art, science, mathmusic, photography, writing, theater, leadership training. ESF day and and sports camps

Grades: pre-K to 12    

Dates: June 9-Aug. 15 (day)

Friends’ Central School    

Wynnewood, (610) 645-5132   

Activities: Sports, technology, theater, arts, academics, nature exploration   

Grades: Ages 3-17    

Dates: June-August (day) 

Hedgerow Theatre    

Rose Valley, (610) 565-4211   

Activities: Theater    

Grades: Ages 3-14    

Dates: June-August (day)

Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs    

Haverford College, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University; (610) 265-9401

Activities: Sports, sports management, technology, photography, dance, music, medicine, theater, architecture    

Grades: Ages 3-14    

Dates: June-August (day)

Indian Head Camp

​Equinunk; (914) 345-2155

Activities: Sports, creative and performing arts, outdoors

Grades: 2-11

Kaiserman JCC    

Wynnewood, (610) 896-7770

Activities: Sports, technology, theater, arts    

Grades: pre-K to 6    

Dates: June 22-Aug. 14 (day)

Main Line Art Center   

Haverford, (610) 525-0272  

Activities: Wild About Art; Teen Studio Exceptional Art  (for those with developmental disabilities)  

Grades: Ages 4-18, Ages 10-22   

Dates: June 15-Aug. 28 (day)

Media Theatre for the Performing Arts    

Media, (610) 891-0100

Activities: Theater    

Grades: Ages 5-17    

Dates: June 15-Aug. 21 (day)

Music Training Center  

Ardmore, Conshohocken, Malvern, North Wales   

Activities: Rock band, musical theater    

Grades: Ages 7-17    

Dates: June 15-Aug. 28 (day)

Penn Museum    

Philadelphia, (215) 898-4016 

Activities: Anthropologists in the Making    

Grades: Ages 7-13    

Dates: June 29-Aug. 21 (day)

People’s Light and Theatre    

Malvern, (610) 644-3500

Activities: Theater, music    

Grades: 2-12    

Dates: June-August (day)

Philadelphia Rock Gym   

Oaks, Valley Township, East Falls, (877) 822-7673   

Activities: Discovery/Experience Day,    

Grades: Ages 4-15    

Dates: June-August Climbing Adventure (2 weeks),  Climbing Exploration (3 weeks) (day + overnight)

Play by Play Sports Broadcasting    

Villanova University, (800) 319-0884

Activities: Journalism    

Grades: Ages 10-18    

Dates: June 22-26 (day + overnight)

Riverbend Environmental Education Center   

Gladwyne, (610) 527-5234

Activities: Exploration and adventure    

Grades: Ages 3-13    

Dates: June-August

Rock & Roll After School   

Collegeville, (484) 961-8724   

Activities: Music    

Grades: Ages 7-17    

Dates: June 22-Aug. 21 (day)

The Shipley School    

Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-5022 

Activities: Sports, art, theater, science    

Grades: Ages 5-12    

Dates: June 15-July 24 (day)

Sixers Basketball    

Exton, Haverford, Wayne, West Chester, (610) 668-7676

Activities: Basketball    

Grades: Ages 5-17    

Dates: June-August (day + overnight)

Sixers Dance    

Rosemont, Wayne, West Chester, (610) 668-7676

Activities: Dance    

Grades: Ages 7-13    

Dates: June (day + overnight)

Harcum Music School    

Bryn Mawr, (610) 526-6114

Activities: Rock band    

Grades: Ages 11-17    

Dates: June-August (day + overnight)

The Tennis Farm    

Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, (800) 7-TENNIS

Activities: Tennis    

Grades: Ages 4-12    

Dates: June 23-Aug. 15 (day)

Tyler Arboretum    

Media, (610) 566-9134   

Activities: Tiny Trackers, Young Explorers, Young Naturalists    

Grades: Ages 4-13    

Dates: June 22-Aug. 14 (day + overnight)

Valley Forge Summer Camp     

Wayne, (610) 989-1262 

Activities: Sports, academics, leadership skills, nature exploration   

Grades: Ages 6-17    

Dates: June 21-Aug. 7 (day + overnight)

Villanova University    

Villanova, (610) 519-7580  

Activities: Basketball, lacrosse, football, soccer, tennis, volleyball, leadership, college prep    

Grades: 2-11    

Dates: June-August (day + overnight)    

Wayne Art Center    

Wayne, (610) 688-3553    

Activities: Painting, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, photography, drama, music, cooking    

Grades: Ages 3-16    

Dates: June-August (day)

West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts   

West Chester, (484) 995-2915

Activities: Theater and theater production    

Grades: Ages 4-18    

Dates: June 15-Aug. 21 (day)

Westtown School    

West Chester, (610) 399-7569

Activities: Leadership, academics, sports, arts, science    

Grades: K-12    

Dates: June-August (day)

Wolf Performing Arts Center    

Wynnewood, (610) 642-0233

Activities: Theater    

Grades: K-12    

Dates: June 22-Aug. 28 (day)

Woodlynde School    

Wayne, (610) 687-9660

Activities: Academics, sports, art, technology, nature exploration   

Grades: K-12    

Dates: June-August (day + overnight)

YMCA    

Various   

Activities: Sports, theater, art, technology    

Grades: Ages 3-18    

Dates: June-August (day + overnight)

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