2019 Summer Gap Weeks Camps and Programs

With the extra long summer break this year for families in the Philadelphia School District, students might see the 12+ week break as the summer from heaven – while parents might see it as the summer from hell!

Most traditional summer camps and recreation center camps run from either June 24 or July 1 through August 9 or 16. (Philadelphia Parks & Rec is working on possibly rolling out additional days and we will keep you posted with any news!)

To help get you through the gaps, here is an ongoing list of camps and programs that will be offered during the Gap Days and Weeks: June 5 – 21 and August 19 – 30. 

Kids on 12th
Center City
Offers camp every day apart from major holidays

Philly Art Centers
Queen Village, Fairmount, and Cherry Hill
Offers camp every day apart from major holidays

Philly In Movement
Center City
Weekly camps run through Aug 30

Music Theatre Philly
Center City
Camps run June 10-28 and August 5-30

Philly Agile Learning Community 
Center City
Camp runs June 17- August 30. (Closed from July 22-August 2 for a break.) 

Makom Community Center
Center City
Offers camp every day apart from major and Jewish holidays

Fleisher Art Center
Center City
Offers camp June 17-June 21

Snapology Camp at The Philadelphia School
Center City
Offers camp June 17-June 21

Franklin Institute Summer Camps
Center City
Camps for all ages run June 10-August 30

Butcher’s Sew Shop – Fashion Accessories Sewing Camp
Center City
Offers camp June 17-June 21

West Philadelphia YMCA
Camps run June 10-Aug. 30

Phield House
Center City
Offers camps through the August gap weeks

Tylor Arboretum Day Camp
Offers Family Camping Excursion August 21-23

Liberty Lake Day Camp
South Jersey
Covers the Aug. 19-23 gap week, offered as a single week despite usual two-week minimum

Philadelphia Dance Academy
Center City
Camps start June 10

Old Pine Community Center
Center City
Camps run June 10 – August 23

Summerside on the Hill
Chestnut Hill
Variety of camps (art, STEM, sports, outdoors) running weekly from June 10 – August 23

Living Arts Dance Studios
Northern Liberties
Programs run from June 17-August 23

Redcap’s Corner Board Game Summer Camp
West Philly
Offers camps June 10 – August 30

Sky Soup Art Center
Bala Cynwyd
Offers camp June 17-June 21

If you know of camps offering programs on any of these dates, please share the name of the program, the Web site, and which dates they are offered in the comments!