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Department of Recreation After School Programs/Camps

Many after school programs and summer camps listed by neighborhood – Main number 215-683-3600, After School Programs 215-683-3676 – www.phila.gov/recreation –
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City of Phila. Summer Youth Programs

AMAZING site to help families find programs for children of all ages during the summer from elementary school-aged programs through high school. Find camps, summer jobs, summer reading lists, pools, summer learning programs, free activities, and free meals over the summer. Visit website below NOW and have a safe and happy summer. www.phila.gov/youthprograms

Ladore Summer Camp

Run by the Salvation Army, this camp allows low income families to experience overnight camping in a beautiful setting for 7-12 years olds. You must contact your closest Salvation Army for information and an application or call # 215-787-2800 (ask for Youth Department for both winter and summer)
ladore.org/summer-camp

 

College Settlement Camp

Overnight camp for children ages 8-14 who cannot otherwise afford this experience. Also day camp 7-14yo. For info call 215-542-7974. – www.collegesettlement.org

Girls Leadership Camp

The mission of Girls’ Leadership Camp is to provide 8-16-year-old girls in the Philadelphia area with an affordable residential camp experience, and to provide year-round leadership development opportunities for teenage girls. Call (215) 951-0330 x2180 for info or visit website. – http://girlsleadershipcamp.org/

Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts

  • Boys Scouts are a great way to get your child involved in positive activities. The Boys Scouts mission is for each child to master “character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.” For children 6 years-20 years old. Call 215-988-9811 or 610-688-6900 for more information or click on Boy Scouts to go to their website.
  • Girl Scouts has for over 90 years helped girls learn positive values, get involved in their community and learn to succeed. For girls 5 years old through 17 years old. Call 215-564-4657 or click on Girl Scouts.

Philly Youth Basketball

Summer Camp for grades 4-12th at several local colleges. Scholarships and needs based discounts available. Click here for details. www.phillyyouthbasketball.org

Dragonfly Forest

Dragonfly Forest is committed to offering children with serious illnesses and disorders the opportunity to enjoy a free overnight camp experience in an environment that is safe, equipped to meet a variety of physical, medical and psychological needs, nurturing, and filled with activities that allow each child to reach their “full fun.” Summer Sessions are available for children with Autism, Persistent Asthma, bleeding Disorders and Sickle Cell Disease. Applications must be completed by March 31 each year. For more information or to apply go to website or call 610-298-1820.
www.dragonflyforest.org

WINS (Women in Natural Sciences)

Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) is a free after-school and summer science enrichment program at the Academy of Natural Sciences. WINS provides young women with the information, encouragement, and confidence they need to shape their futures. Starts in 8th grade and students must have a B average. Go to ansp.org/education/programs/wins for info or call 215-299-1064.

Kids Bowl Free Summer Program

2 free games for kids, every day,  all summer long late Spring to early Fall, at the following bowling alleys. Register below at particiapting lanes. www.kidsbowlfree.com
Erie Lanes 1310 East Erie Ave (North Philly)- 15 and under
South Bowl 19 East Oregon Avenue (South Philly)- 16 and under
Thunderbird Lanes 5830 Castor Ave (NE Philly)- 15 and under
Thunderbird Lanes 3075 Holme Ave (NE Philly)- 15 and under

Village of Champions Soccer Club

Village of Champions empowers youth in West Philly through sports. Its Soccer Club provides lessons, summer camp, clinics, and league participation for boys & girls ages 5-11. Our players learn to be champions on and off of the field through focused training, fun & games, healthy competition, and character building. Join us now – April 30th, 2017 for FREE SOCCER LESSONS after school. June 26th – August 2nd we will have SUMMER SOCCER CAMP. We’re located just 5 minutes from 69th St. Station. Register online at www.villageofchampions.org or contact Sauni, Program Director (814) 880-5401

Artology of BuildaBridge

This full-day camp for youth in grades 5-8 involves field trips to city parks, creative art making, and a final celebration at the Museum of Art where kids exhibit their artwork. Call 215-842-0428 for info.
buildabridge-artology.blogspot.com

American Camping Association

Will send ‘Parent’s Guide to Accredited Camps’ which lists accredited camps in area and camps for special needs children- 765-349-3526 www.acacamps.org

Youth Ministry Diocese of PA Day Camps

City Camps in various ministries. Click below for info
http://www.diopayouth.org/day-camp-locations.html