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Great Summer Camps and Programs For Philly Kids in 2023

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Although the summer is a much-needed break from school for young Philadelphians, it’s also an opportunity to continue enrichment outside of the standard school curriculum. Through summer camps and programs, students can focus on their favorite subjects, activities, and potential specialty areas, have a chance to connect with their interests in new ways, and forge new relationships that could last a lifetime. The Philadelphia area has a wide range of summer camp and program options, from arts to academics to athletics, that you and your child can choose from. Here are ten Philly favorites.

Academy of Notre Dame

Discover summer camps at the Academy of Notre Dame! Featuring dance and sports options for girls grades two through 12, including Future Stars, dance intensive, youth and elite basketball, field hockey, tennis, soccer, volleyball, and rowing, there’s something for everyone this summer. | 560 Sproul Road, Villanova, PA; 610-687-0650; @nd1856

AIM Academy’s Summer Enrichment Program

AIM’s Summer Enrichment Program (July 3-28) provides first through 12th grade students from the Philadelphia area the opportunity to reinforce and strengthen essential skills in reading, writing, comprehension and math. Specialized small-group instruction by AIM’s highly skilled staff focuses on students’ areas of academic need. Students engage in interactive projects that build confidence, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. | 1200 River Road, Conshohocken, PA; 215-483-246; @aimacademy

Center School

Targeted literacy and mathematics, CrossFit, STEM, and creative arts are all aspects of Center School’s space-themed summer learning and enrichment program!

The program operates from July 5th through August 4th and will run from 8:15 a.m. through 3:15 p.m. There are two options, mornings only or a full-day option. Early registration is encouraged. Visit the website for additional information. | Center School, 2450 Hamilton Avenue, Abington, PA, 215-657-2200

Friends Select School SummerSessions

Friends Select’s SummerSessions program offers a variety of courses that use our Center City location to create in-depth, exploratory learning experiences for students of all ages and backgrounds. In distinct tracks like City Academy and City Lab, and some pay-what-you-can courses, students have opportunities to use Philadelphia as a living classroom. SummerSessions courses run from June 20 through August 18, keeping students engaged all summer. | 17th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia; 215-561-5900; @friendsselectschool

Greene Towne Summer Camp

Greene Towne’s Summer Camp is inspired by the Montessori approach to education and combines physical and emotional development with exciting endeavors in art, music, science, culture and, of course, fun! Open to children ages three through six years old, campers will spend time indoors in beautiful classrooms stocked with engaging activities and outdoors on the expansive playdeck with opportunities for water play. | 55 N. 22nd Street, Philadelphia; 215-563-6368; @greenetowne

Gwynedd Mercy Academy

Summer is a time for creativity, exploration, fun, and friendship! Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School offers weekly camps from June to August for fourth through 12th grade girls. Sports, theater, music—there is something for everyone! Camp Inspire for sixth through eighth graders is a ‘confidence-building camp’ designed to expose girls to a STEAM field while also teaching them to develop their sense of purpose and self-worth. | 345 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, PA; 215-646-8815; @gmahighschool

Quadrat Academy

The Quadrat Academy summer program is designed to develop future entrepreneurs and artists with innovative summer camps for ages nine through 16 in Northern Liberties. At our photography camp, we’ll spend the week in a creative flow led by a professional Philly photographer. Our experiential outdoors camp will build confidence and an appreciation for mother nature. Finally, our entrepreneurship camp prepares campers to launch their own business! | 222 Brown St, Philadelphia; 267-997-7744; @quadratacademy

Solebury School Leap Summer Immersion

Leap Summer Immersion is for boarding and day students attending independent schools. The program prepares students to be ready for the new school year. Students spend three weeks gaining valuable study skills, preparing for core subjects and making life-long friends by participating in activities and trips. Boarding students gain additional experience building life skills to live in a dorm setting. | Solebury School 6832 Phillips Mill Road, New Hope, PA; 215-862-5261; @soleburyschool

PrepU at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School

Make the most of your summer! Prep U at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School offers programs that enrich your mind, heart, soul, body and character. Meet new friends from all over the Delaware Valley at our Philadelphia campus while enhancing math, science and leadership skills and enjoying games, a speaker series and theater workshops. There is something for everyone! Pre-7th and Pre-8th boys and girls welcome from July 10 to July 28. | 1733 W. Girard Ave. Philadelphia; 215-978-1015; @st_josephs_prep

Summer at the Mount

Summer at the Mount offers all the best Mount Saint Joseph Academy has to offer—along with glorious summer sunshine! Each year, the Mount invites middle school girls to enjoy a variety of fun new experiences through immersive, hands-on camps. There is something for everyone, with camp choices ranging from STEM and various sports, to glee, visual arts and culinary. Flexible schedules are designed to allow campers with varied interests to enroll in multiple camps and tailor their own unique experience. Camps are for girls entering grades five through nine and run June through August.
STEM: Science Madness, Innovation Camp; THE ARTS: Camp Glee, Visual Arts, Culinary Fundamentals; ATHLETICS: Basketball, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Track & Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Crew | 120 W Wissahickon Ave, Flourtown, PA; 215-233-3177; @summer_at_the_mount