Summer camp is a chance for kids to interact, form lifelong friendships, and enhance their skills or even learn some new ones. It’s something that they get to look forward to at the end of the school year. If you’re located in the Philadelphia area of PA, you’re in for a treat. There are dozens of summer camps in Philadelphia, simply because it’s such a large city! We’ve compiled five of our favorites here, but make sure you check out the explore page to find more incredible summer camps in Philadelphia!
NAIOP Greater Philadelphia
The NAIOP Drexel Summer Program is a one-of-a-kind camp that tailors to high school sophomores and seniors. The camp is open to students of color who want to expand their knowledge of and prepare for a future in various areas of real estate. The summer camp focuses on subbranches of real estate including architecture, brokerage, urban planning, investment, and more!
This is a 10-day camp where, upon acceptance, students get the chance to stay on the campus of Drexel University for the duration of the program. Acceptance into the program is competitive and does require test scores and a letter of recommendation, but it is also one for the most rewarding programs for high school students interested in pursuing a career in real estate. VIEW PROFILE
ZOOM Dance camp is a summer camp in Philadelphia that runs from July 11 to August 29 on a weekly basis. The day camps are for kids aged 3-7 and runs from 9am-3pm! Each week hosts its own theme so if you don’t want to do each week, that’s fine! You can register your kiddo for the week’s where the themes are of interest to them.
During their time at ZOOM Dance camp, kids will get the opportunity to mingle with other young one’s their age, use their imagination, and stay active! Camp is held indoors and outdoors and hosts obstacle courses, dance groups, and a circle time for chatting about the day and winding down before pick up! This is an incredible camp for social kids who seem to never run out of energy!
Fly Legacy Aviation
If your child is showing a growing interest in airplanes, both mechanically and a desire to fly, this is the camp for them! Fly Legacy Aviation is a day or weekend camp that teaches kids and adults about the aerodynamic aspects of flying a plane! Your child (or yourself!) will get the chance to engage in simulations, learn about the different careers within the aviation industry, and even act as pilot in an aircraft simulator at an actual flight school!
There are three options available at Learn to Fly Camp. However, each option is offered on multiple dates. For example, the STEM camp is for kids aged 6-14 and is a M-F camp that runs from 9am-4pm. There is also a kids 2-day program that runs on weekends from 9am-4pm as well as an adult 2-day weekend program that runs from 9am-4pm! VIEW PROFILE
NEST Center City
Ideal for parents looking for summer camps in Philadelphia for their young kiddos, NEST in Center City, Philadelphia offers 10 summer camps for kids aged 2.5-5 y/o! Each camp offers something a little different than the last. With each camp having a specific theme, you can even get your child’s opinion on what sounds the most intriguing to them. These are half-day camps that run from 9am-12pm for 5 days.
If your child is interested in sports and athletics, their All-Star Sports Summer Camp might be best for you! On the other hand, if you’ve got a book worm, check out their Look in a Book Summer Camp! There’s even camps for future musicians, science lovers, marine enthusiasts, and kids who just love all things summer! VIEW PROFILE
Phield House Indoor Sports Facility
For the kids who just love to be active and engaged in team sports, Phield House Indoor Sports Facility offers weekly day camps in Philadelphia! Each week is hosted by the facilities incredible counselors who come up with sports and group activities to keep your child active and social. Camps run on a weekly basis from 9am-3pm and kids are expected to bring their own lunch.
The indoor camps are for kids aged 6-12 and the outdoor camps are for ages 8-12! Kids 13 and up also get to join in on the fun by registering for the counselor-in-training camps! These allow older kids to also attend summer camp in Philadelphia, but with an added twist. They get to be assistants to the adult counselors, helping kids take direction, organizing events, and more! VIEW PROFILE
There are dozens of summer camps in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. These may be our top 5 picks, but don’t forget to view our explore page linked above to get a glimpse of all the City of Brotherly Love has to offer! If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us! We look forward to helping you find the perfect summer camp for you kiddo!
By the way, while you’re on the explore page, make sure you to check these summer camps in Boston, MA! They’re full of fun activities that your kiddos will love!