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Summer Opportunities for Teens in Philly. Look NOW!!!

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#ItsASummerThing Philadelphia- LOTS of stuff to do this summer from City of Phila

Your one-stop-hub of information for a Philadelphia summer jam-packed with exciting activities and cool opportunities!

Play It Safe Philly

Connecting children, teens, and families with summer activities and information. Call 215-683-6012

Camp Philly

Click here to find info about getting a scholarship ($900 value, you only pay $30) to this 1 week overnight camp in the Poconos for 9-11 year olds at Camp Speers, around since 1948. 215-683-3600 or

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 – –

Out of School Program Locator

Click here to find activities for children Pre-K to 12th grade.

Dream Camp

Free or low-cost summer camp and after school academy for students grades 1-12, offering sports, writing, arts, performing, production, entrepreneurship, and other activities. For more info, go to or call 610-724-8380 or 856-304-4972 or


Ladore Summer Camp

Run by the Salvation Army, this 1 week camp allows low income families to experience overnight camping in a beautiful setting for  7-16 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)


College Settlement Camp

A low-cost outdoor camp where campers engage in environmental and traditional camp activities. Offers a Day Camp (ages 7-12), Overnight Camp (ages 8-12), and Teen Adventures Program (ages 13-14). Transportation from Philadelphia to the campgrounds is provided. For more info, go to or call 215-542-7974


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 215-564-2030 or click on Girl Scouts.

Girls Leadership Camp

Camp Sojourner, Girls’ Leadership Camp helps girls become leaders who take charge of their own lives and act as agents of positive change in their communities. We host girls ages 8-18 at Camp Sojourner, our overnight summer camp program, and we offer year-round mentoring, service projects, creative arts, and leadership activities. 215-399-1282 or .

Philly Youth Basketball (PYB)

PYB is an innovative community-based organization that uses basketball for health promotion, educational success and mentoring for children, teens and young adults.   Dozens of free and low cost programs to help in all facets of a families life.  For info on specific programs and registration, visit
Also, in the spring of 2024, PYB will open the Alan Horwitz “Sixth Man” Center, ( large building with 7 basketball courts and much more in Nicetown. It will be like a second home for many kids, and will help the community for many years to come. 4250 Wissahickon Avenue.  Click here for list of programs

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.

Camp to Belong

Camp To Belong River Valley reunites siblings separated by foster care and other out-of-home placements.

Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem  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). 253-736-3821 or Go to and click on “register a camper” for dates and info.



Camp Achieve- Epilepsy

Camp Achieve
Camp Achieve is a week-long sleepaway summer camp for youth ages 8-17 living with epilepsy. Campers will participate in traditional summer camp activities with the guidance of experienced camp counselors, and the supervision of trained medical professionals at all times. Camp Achieve will be held from August 13th-18th, 2023. Cost is $350, but full and partial scholarships are available, and no campers will be turned away for financial reasons.  For more information, or to register, please visit or (215) 629-5003 x103 or contact Andrew at

Girls Who Code

FREE virtual summer emersion program. Offers a 2 and 6 week program for 9-12 graders for computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. Participants will get exposure to tech jobs, meet women in tech careers, and join a supportive sisterhood of girls in

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 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.
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

Rock to the Future

Free Music Education for Philly’s Youth- Programs include: MusiCore Kensington (Grades 6-12), MobileMusic Hunting Park (Grades 6-12) and MusiCore Germantown (Grades 6-12) and summer camp for ages 7-17. Go to for info or call 215-302-9633 or

Kamp for Kids

WHAT: At Kamp for Kids, we aim to help many different audiences, from youth at risk to children with Autism. Kamp For Kids achieves its mission by providing free events, offering direct assistance, and facilitating programs for today’s youth by celebrating parities and differences. Provides camping programs and services to youth from the greater Philadelphia and Bucks County area, for those who are economically disadvantaged
WHOChildren ages 8-18
WHERE: Victory Valley Youth Camp, 7352 Salem Bible Church Rd, Zionsville, PA 18092. Transportation leaves from Bristol, Pa
COST: Free

American Camping Association

Will send ‘Parent’s Guide to Accredited Camps’ which lists accredited camps in area and camps for special needs children- 1-800-428-2267

Youth Ministry Diocese of PA Day Camps

City Camps in various ministries. Click below for info or (215) 627-6434 or

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