Which Camps Are Open? Closed? Virtual? Our Regional Guide

Whether or not to send your kids to any sort of camp this summer is a personal decision with a tremendous amount of variables. We are here to simply present information on what is available – whether it’s virtual, in person, or some combination of the two.

The CDC’s current guidelines for youth and summer camps makes opening an in person camp this season quite challenging. But some camps are committed to following the protocol. Here is our list of what is canceled, what is virtual, and what is open with a “new normal.” We will update this list as we receive new information.

IN PERSON CAMPS STILL ON (as of now)

Liberty Lakes Day Camp (Bordentown, NJ)
Liberty Lakes is opening camp on July 6 and has posted their protocol of the modifications following CDC guidelines. Transportation is still available. Learn more here: https://libertylakedaycamp.com/camp-opening-2020/.

Future Stars (Various locations)
Future Stars plans to open all locations June 29 with new CDC protocols. Learn more at https://www.futurestarscamps.com/.

Miquon Day Camp (Conshohocken, PA)
Miquon plans to open July 6, but will NOT offer transportation this summer. Learn more at https://miquon.org/camp/.

Summer Friends Camp at Media-Providence Friends School
Summer Friends Camp at Media-Providence Friends School is scheduled to open beginning July 13. They will notify families on or before June 26 if camp will continue in-person as planned or move to virtual programming. In the event that they are unable to reopen in July, the staff has been brainstorming ways to offer virtual content. Visit mpfs.org/camp to learn more.

AR Workshop Chestnut Hill
AR Workshop Chestnut Hill is crafting up unique projects to keep kids (ages 5-13 yrs old) busy during the creative Summer ARt Camps. Three-hour sessions run for four days with an optional 5th day add-on. The camp is implementing social distance practices with reduced class sizes. Visit www.arworkshop.com/chestnuthill to learn more.

Camp Anglewood (Elkins Park, PA)
According to a recent news article, Camp Anglewood plans to open as usual this summer. Visit http://www.campanglewood.com/ to learn more.

Sesame Rockwood Camps (Plymouth Meeting, PA)
According to a recent news article, Sesame Rockwood Camps plan to open as usual this summer. Visit www.srdaycamps.com/ to learn more.

Camp Gan Israel (Wynnewood, PA)
Opening with increased safety protocols. Visit https://www.ganisraelphilly.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/4760039/jewish/Safety-Protocols.htm to learn more.

Camp America Day Camp (Chalfont, PA)
Nothing specific on their Web site about opening procedures, but someone who works there tells me they plan to open as usual. Learn more at www.camp-america.com.

Phield House
Phield House sports camp in Philadelphia plans to open as scheduled with a list of new protocols available online: https://www.phieldhouse.com/youth/summer-camp/.

Philly Art Centers (Queen Village/Fairmount/Cherry Hill)
Philly Art Center plans to open June 15th for Summer Camp. Extra Care is expected to be phased in starting June 29th. “Extensive planning, based on CDC and state guidance specific to our programming, will meet/exceed all guidelines and post here soon.” Learn more at https://phillyartcenter.com/.

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Summerside Camps plans to open summer camp season on July 6 with all CDC and PA State requirements in place. Learn more at https://www.sch.org/summerside-camps.

The Cliffs at Callowhill
The Cliffs at Callowhill Climbing Camp is filled with indoor adventures, including exhilarating high adventure elements, collaborative games, and of course, climbing – all in a new socially distant environment! Campers will climb boulder and top-rope walls and engage in fun strategy group games. Camp weeks are open to climbers of all levels, ages 6-16. Registration and our specific COVID-19 protocols can be found at https://callowhill.thecliffsclimbing.com/summer-camp.

Philadelphia Rock Gyms (various locations)
All camps plan to open on June 15 with protocols to follow CDC camp guidelines. Learn more at https://www.philarockgym.com/camp-programs/.

YMCA
At this time, they expect to operate our summer day camp programs as planned beginning in June. Details on new operating procedures and specific locations can be found online at https://philaymca.org/summer-camp-covid-updates/.

IN PERSON AND/OR VIRTUAL CAMPS

Snapology
Snapology is planing to offer four separate weeks of in-person camps starting the week of July 13th, in addition to their ongoing online classes & camps.  You can see more information here https://bit.ly/SnapologyCampsPhilly2020.

Sky Soup Art Center (Bala Cynwyd)
In-studio weekly camps will meet in the mornings in small groups following regulations. Virtual summer camp will be available afternoons with creative and unique art projects, based upon a weekly theme. Supplies will be mailed or delivered to students’ homes. Visit https://www.skysoup.org/summer-camp-schedule to learn more.

School of Rock Philadelphia
School of Rock Philadelphia is offering both remote and on-site small group camps. They have implemented safety measurements in compliance with all local, state, and CDC guidelines. Group size is 10 campers maximum.To register for camps go to philadelphia.schoolofrock.com.

Philly Board Game Adventure Summer Camp at Queen & Rook Game Cafe
Philly Board Game Adventure Summer Camp at Queen & Rook Game Cafe is in-person summer camp for Adventurers ages 6 – 15, starting Monday, July 6th. Morning or Full Day + Aftercare options available on a weekly basis through the end of August. Limited to 12 Adventurers per week; all state and CDC safety guidelines will be followed. Please see google form for more information and to sign up:  https://forms.gle/Sri3nmwJn6qcgdda8

Portside Arts Center (Fishtown)
Portside Arts Center expects to open as planned for its 8-week Summer Arts Camp beginning on July 6th, with adjustments to prioritize health and safety. They are following all CDC, local, state, and government guidance, and have introduced new safety protocols and procedures. They are also providing Virtual Summer Arts Camp July 6th – August 28th. Virtual classes occur in the morning 8:30-10 EDT and late afternoon 3:30-5 EDT, and virtual classes include visual arts, yoga, and spanish dance. Learn more & enroll at http://www.portsideartscenter.org/virtual-summer-arts-camp.html

VIRTUAL ONLY

Virtual Summer at Moorestown Friends
The summer programs team has filtered through many online options in order to bring you the best of the best online curriculum from regional partners including Black Rocket STEAM Tech Program, NKI Karate, The Handwork Studio “Handwork@Home”, The Knight School Chess, and VineyardAppCamp June 22 through August 7. Visit HERE for more details.

ESF Camps (various locations)
No on-site ESF camps for the summer of 2020. Virtual camp options are available. Visit https://www.esfcamps.com to learn more.

Living Arts Dance
Living Arts Dance, Inc. has created a fun virtual summer dance experience which includes: Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Tap, Acro, West African Dance, Musical Theater, Contemporary, fun activity days and more! Choose 1 – 12 weeks of camp. Visit livingartsdance.com to learn more.

Lavner Camps
Lavner Camps headquartered in Montgomery County offers virtual camp, something they’ve been doing before the pandemic. You can choose Minecraft, roadblocks, coding camps, and even graphic design camps. Visit https://www.lavnercampsandprograms.com to learn more.

Wolf Performing Arts Center
Wolf Performing Arts Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through learning, experiencing, and creating theatre. Live Virtual Summer Theatre Camp 2020 offers on-your-feet, creative theatre opportunities with a final showcase at the end of each week. Sing, dance, act, design, create, and explore with half and full day options. Register at www.wolfperformingartscenter.org/virtualcamp.

Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors offers a wide range of FREE virtual camps for all ages. Learn more at https://www.varsitytutors.com.

Delaware Theatre Company
It’s a new world of exploration and play as DTC brings your favorite Summer on Stage activities right into your home.  Join them in building and expanding your skills in acting, movement, and collaboration as they create a never-before-seen original work for a final recorded performance to share with family and friends! Learn more at https://www.delawaretheatre.org/summer-programs.

Temple Education Camps
Temple’s Summer Education Camps provide an opportunity for kids, tweens, and teens entering grades 2-12 to learn about a specific area of interest, experience a college campus, and have lots of fun at the same time. All camps will be online this summer. Learn more at https://summer.temple.edu/youthprograms/summercamp.

Girls Achieve Virtual Summer Camp 
Held first two weeks of July and August, Girls Achieve Virtual Summer Camp offers interactive, fun, educational, and empowering mornings for tween girls. Includes the Girls Achieve Activity Book with lots of activities to complete with family and friends. Learn more at teenshop.org.

Scattered Solutions
Meet friends from around the world, explore new activities, and have a blast during our Summer Programming. Scattered Solutions offers a balance of social connection, structure, and consistency as well as encouraging screen-free sunshine time! Choose from morning and afternoon, 2 or 3 hour sessions for ages 3-12. Learn more at https://www.scattered.solutions/summer.

The Business of Doing Good
The Business of Doing Good is a social entrepreneur program for middle schools kids (ages 10 – 14).  Usually a day program, they have pivoted the curriculum and are now offering mini-sessions in a series of one hour sessions. The Business of Doing Good goal is to help your child find their passion and to instill the determination and skills to achieve their goals. Learn more at https://www.thebusinessofdoinggood.org.

Yes! And… Collaborative Arts
Yes! And… Collaborative Arts offers a summer of adventure in play, virtually. Middle School students have the opportunity to join Summer Theatre Camp for two-week sessions where they will collaborate with professional artists to refine skills, explore their imaginations and build stronger relationships with each other. The camp day will include classes in acting, storytelling, movement and/or visual arts. “Camperships” and other financial aid are available for all programs. And don’t forget about siblings! Programs for K-5th are also available. Link to sign up: camp.yesandcamp.org

Girls Empowered
Girls Empowered’s Girls Leadership Program will be held virtually Monday, 7/13- Friday, 7/17.  Incoming 7th-9th graders will engage in valuable, interactive activities to EMPOWER them to become leaders.  Topics include: qualities of an effective leader, communication, decision-making, stress and time management, SMART goals, and a community service project.  Visit http://www.girlsempowered.org/virtual-empowerment-programs-2020.html to learn more. Girls Empowered’s Camp Girl Power will be held virtually Monday, 8/17- Friday, 8/21 from 9 AM-12 PM.  Incoming 4th-6th graders will become EMPOWERED through valuable, interactive activities.  Topics include: self-identity, self-esteem, self-care, healthy relationships, leadership, and teambuilding.  Visit http://www.girlsempowered.org/virtual-empowerment-programs-2020.html to learn more.

CANCELED

JCC Camps at Medford
Summer Camps at College Settlement
Tall Pines Day Camp
Franklin Institute Discovery Camps
Arden Summer Camps
Camp Arrowhead in Lewes, DE
Camp Galil Overnight Camp
Nock-a-mixon
Pine Forest
Timber Tops
Lake Owego
Camp Canadensis
Camp Harlam
Briarwood Day Camp
Southampton Day Camp

CITY REC CENTER CAMPS

Just in: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation summer day camps return July 6 – but with some big changes: https://www.phila.gov/2020-06-07-parks-recs-summer-day-camps-return-july-6/?fbclid=IwAR0Xrhw4HltM28RXmgDSfHZ_6GC030lzFVKRVvYwkGu7zqTGGG0-Q3hV3eQ