Philadelphia Parks & Recreation offers both neighborhood day camps and specialized theme camps at our playgrounds, recreation centers, and facilities across the city.

Many summer camps are already full, but a few are still accepting registrations. Read on for a selection of summer camps that still have openings, and register today to guarantee your child’s spot!

Neighborhood Camps

Parks & Rec’s neighborhood day camp activities typically include arts and crafts, sports and athletics, performing arts, nature activities, library time and reading literacy, dance and exercise, swimming and spray park visits, weekly field trips, and more.

Christy Recreation Center (West Philadelphia)
728 South 55th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Camp tuition includes trips, activities, breakfast and lunch, and camp t-shirt.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Dates: July 2-August 10
  • Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $400/six weeks, $50 non-refundable registration fee
  • Contact: Jonto Swift at (215) 685-1997

Dorothy Emanuel Recreation Center (Northwest Philadelphia)
8500 Pickering Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150

Camp tuition includes trips, activities, lunch, and a snack.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Dates: 8-week session or 4-week sessions available. (8-week session: June 18-August 10. 4-week Session 1: June 18-July 13; 4-week Session 2: July 16-August 10.)
  • Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (before and after-care available for additional fee)
  • Cost: $400/eight weeks or $250/four weeks (both sessions); $35 registration fee
  • Contact: Stop by or call (215) 685-9253

Houseman Recreation Center (Northeast Philadelphia)
5091 Summerdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124

Camp tuition includes trips, activities, breakfast, and lunch. NOTE: there will be a mandatory parents meeting on June 14 at 6 p.m.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Dates: June 18-August 10
  • Times: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (with before or after-care available for additional fee)
  • Cost: $600/eight weeks, $25 registration fee, before/after-care: $30/week
  • Contact: Bri’ana Hawkins at (215) 685-9297

Mount Airy Playground (Northwest Philadelphia)
7001 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Camp tuition includes trips (except Dorney Park and Clementon Park trips), activities, breakfast and lunch, and camp t-shirt. For the Dorney Park Trip, campers must be accompanied by an adult, and chaperone must pay for their own ticket.

  • Ages: 6-12
  • Dates: July 2-August 10
  • Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (with 1/2 hour before or after-care)
  • Cost: $400/six weeks, $50 non-refundable registration fee
  • Contact: Ms. Shinelle at (215) 685-2692

Simpson Recreation Center (Northeast Philadelphia)
1010 Arrott Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124
Camp tuition includes trips (except for chaperones’ tickets for Dorney Park and Clementon Park trips), special activities, camp t-shirt, and lunch.

  • Ages: 5-8
  • Dates: July 2-August 10
  • Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $440/six weeks, $10 registration fee
  • Contact name: Cynthia Young at (215) 685-1223

Theme Camps

We also offer specialty camps across the city. Check out these camps focused on visual and performing arts, sports, and outdoor experiences that still have availability.

Visual Arts Camp at Holmesburg Playground (Northeast Philadelphia)
4500 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19136

Join us for a fun arts and crafts program that includes art projects, including weekly canvas painting, a Read by 4th literacy program, board games, indoor/outdoor play, gardening, lunch, and snack.

  • Ages: 5-13
  • Dates: July 2-August 10
  • Times: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. camp hours, with 2 p.m.-5 p.m. after-care hours
  • Cost: $300/six weeks, $30 a week for after-care hours
  • Contact: Ms. Alice or Mr. Fran at (215) 685-8714

Tennis Camp (several locations city-wide)

Join Legacy Youth Tennis and Education for a Community Tennis Summer Camp that includes comprehensive tennis instruction and game foundation, singles and team matches, a National USTA essay contest, and fun educational activities.

Legacy will provide equipment (but participants can choose to bring their own racquets), Legacy t-shirt, and lunch. Campers should wear appropriate clothing and sneakers, and bring water, snacks, and sunscreen.

  • Ages: 7-16
  • Dates: June 26-August 9
  • Times: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (unless otherwise specified)
  • Cost: $290/seven weeks, $150/additional sibling. Payment plans available.
  • Contact: Register online at www.legacyyte.org or call (215) 487 3477.

Rowing Camp at Lloyd Hall (North Center City)
1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Ever dreamed of rowing on the river? Are you interested in learning how to row? Well, here is a great opportunity for local teenagers to do just that. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will offer four (4) two-week sessions where campers will be taught the basics of the sport.

Campers must be able to meet the requirements listed in the registration form. Breakfast and a snack will be provided. Campers can pack a lunch or purchase lunch at Cosmic Café located at Lloyd Hall.

  • Ages: 13-17
  • Dates: Four (4) two-week sessions, June 25-July 6, July 9-July 20, July 22-August 3, or August 6-August 17
  • Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $25/two-week session
  • Contact: Call (215) 685-3936 or email lloydhall.staff@gmail.com

Young Performers Theater Camp: Senior Musical Theater at Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation (Manayunk)
7 Lock St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Does your child have an expressed interest in the theater and related arts? This fun and educational camp provides instruction and stage experience in dance, music, and drama.

Camp tuition includes breakfast and lunch, camp shirt, DVD of the performance, and costumes.

  • Ages: 9-18
  • Dates: July 2-August 10
  • Times: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cost: $200/six weeks, $150 registration fee
  • Contact: Learn more or register on YPTC’s site.

Is your child looking to learn more about the performing arts? Try the Introduction to Performing Arts camp.

Visit the Parks & Rec finder application to see all of our summer camps.