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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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
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)
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
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/
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 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.
Camp Kasem provides a week-long, free summer camp experience to children ages 6-16 years who have been impacted by a parent’s or primary caregiver’s cancer (has cancer, had cancer or died from cancer). Go to http://campkesem.org/ and click on “register a camper” for dates and info.
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.
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 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
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.
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