Great Summer Camps and Programs For Philly Kids in 2023
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.
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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
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’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
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