Local Summer Camp Options 2018

 Below is a list of suggested local camps. You are welcome to use this list or find a camp on your own.  As camps are confirmed for 2018 we will update information and change the date. Feel free to look up any “unconfirmed” camps on your own, too!  Note: If a camp is free or you can get it with a specific camp scholarship, then you can just sign up for it on your own. It does not need to be run through our T&E Care volunteers. 

Remember –  If you are hoping for some financial assistance with the tuition for a camp – then remember the 4 simple steps:

  1. Figure out the camp you want.
  2. Contact the camp itself and determine if there is still space for the dates you want and if they offer any discounts/scholarships.
  3. Apply for assistance to our Camp Assistance Program if it looks like the camp still costs too much for your budget.  (We can offer up to $275/child IF funds are still available – that’s why it’s best to contact us earlier rather than later.) 
  4. Register for the camp on our own. (If we can help – we only help with the funding, not the registration.)
Camps offering T&E Care scholarships or discounts

Many thanks to the camps below that have offered us special discounts or scholarships. If you are interested in any of these camps be sure to let us know so we can see if a scholarship is still available.

Tredyffrin Township Day Camps
Center on Central
The Photography Workshop
Great Valley Racquet Club
Sky High Basketball Camp
Sky High PE Camp
Future Stars
Home Cooked

Local Township Day, Library and School Camps

These are great camps and you can really get a good deal for the price. They do fill up quickly so don’t delay.

Tredyffrin Township Day Camp 2018

  • Runs from June 18 through July 27 (6 weeks); can attend any number of weeks; runs 9-noon
  • Preschoolers/kindergarteners in one group(3 1/2-5 yrs), and school aged campers (6-12 yrs old) in another
  • All camps are run at Wilson Park (no rain site so camp is cancelled in the event of heavy rain)
  • $75/week for township residents; $100/week for others; no walk-ins accepted
  • Arts, crafts, games, storytelling, sports

Sky High PE Camp 2018

  • at Devon ES, 9-12
  • runs from (June 18-July 19, you can sign up for one, two or three weeks)
  • $125/week
  • for kids entering 1st through 5th grades

Easttown Township Day Camp 2018

  • Registration forms online, at the Easttown Township building or the Easttown Library. Call 610-687-3000 with questions. You must register in advance.
  • June 18 – July 27 (no camp on July 4); 9-noon, rain or shine
  • Due to popularity campers must be registered the Thursday before the week of attendance. No walk-ins.
  • Camp at Hilltop Park near Beaumont ES
  • For kids who have completed Kindergarten through 8th grade; no residency requirements
  • $50/week for first child; $70/week for 2 kids in same family. $90/week for three or more children in the same family.
  • Bus available from Easttown Library

Library Programs at Tredyffrin, Paoli, and Easttown Libraries 2018

Local Sports Camps

These camps do fill up quickly so don’t delay.

Tredyffrin Township Basketball Camp 2018

  • assorted sessions between June 18-July 20 for boys; one week offered – July 23-27 for girls
  • camps run 9am-1pm
  • Boys or girls entering grades 3-10; all held at Teegarden Park
  • Residents: $70/week (or $105/2 weeks or $135/3 wks, $225/4 wks, $300/5 wks)
  • Non-Residents:  $85/week ($120 for 2 weeks or $150 for 3 weeks or $240/4 wks, or $315/5 wks

Teagarden Summer Basketball League 2018

  • For boys entering grades 8-12; 2 divisions (Jr 8-10th grade; Sr 11-12th grade)
  • June 18-Aug 7 games Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings; rain make-ups on Thursdays
  • Game times 7:30 or 8:30
  • $65 for Tredyffrin residents; $85 for non-residents
  • team selections on June 18
  • call 610-505-0643 or email MoreMooreFun@yahoo.com for details

Tredyffrin Township Soccer Shots 2018

  • for 3-6 year olds
  • at Wilson Farm Park
  • March through May
  • $112

Tredyffrin Township Lacrosse Camp – Little Laxers 2018

  • For boys or girls – July 25-29
  • Camp runs 9-noon
  • Forr boys or girls grades K-5
  • No experience needed
  • Camp held at Wilson Farm Park
  • $175 for the camp; sibling discount of $20

Summer (and Spring) Junior Tennis Programs (Tredyffrin) 2018

  • Assorted programs and locations throughout the year, including spring and summer.
  • Raquet provided if needed. Bring water.
  • Learn the fundaments of the sport

Sky High Basketball Camp 2018

  • July 9-13 camp for girls and boys – at CHS, 9am-2pm, ages 6-12
  • July 9-12 skills camp, boys and girls, at CHS,  2-4:30, ages 12+
  • Save $15 if register before May1

Sky High Golf Camp 2018 (new camp this year)

  • June 18-21, 12:30-2;30
  • For students entering 1st through 6th grades
  • held at Devon ES
  • $100 for the week
  • If you come to the morning Sky High PE Camp and bring your own lunch then you can do both camps on the same day.  Combined cost is $210.  See below for that information.

Great Valley Racquet Club 2018

  • one week of full-day (9-4) tennis camp, $600 value (we have one scholarship available for a full-day option)
  • located in Malvern
  • for students ages 8 and older
  • weeks start in July and run through early August
  • half-day programs also available ($300/week)

Herb Magee Basketball Camp 2018

  • Week of June 25, 10am-1pm
  • Held at Great Valley High School/Middle School
  • For boys or girls ages 6-15 (campers will be divided into groups by age and ability; 1:10 ratio)
  • $325/week
  • elite camps available as well

Bright Side Lacrosse Camp 2018

  • various weeks during summer, at assorted local locations
  • girls and boys of ages 5-14 or 8-16 (different camps for different levels)
  • $225/camper for half day (9-noon), early bird discounts until May 18

TEYSA Soccer Camps 2018

  • for kids entering Kindergarten through eighth grade
  • camp runs throughout the summer – at either DVFS (June)  or Wilson Park (August) – see website for dates and times
  • general camp camps offered throughout June and August, 9am-noon
  • $165/week
  • Questions should go to admin@tesoccer@org.

Instructional Youth Football Camp 2017

    • June 26-30 at CHS, 9am-noon
    • For kids going into grades 1-8 (grades in fall 2017)
    • No past experience needed
    • $170 for the week; or $35/day if you can’t come every day.
    • Go to website for registration application

Ultimate Frisbee Camp 2018

    • For boys and girls ages 10-16
    • July 16-20
    • 9am-noon
    • $110 for the camp
    • Held at Wilson Farm Park, PECO field

Archbishop Carroll High School 2018

  • Lots of different sport camps offered, plus science, theater, art, etc.
  • Camps run from 9-3, Monday through Thursday.  FREE before care from 8-9 and FREE aftercare from 3-4!!
  • Dates and Ages vary depending on the camp
  • Call 610-688-7610 for more details.
  • $199/week, family discount

Pioneers Basketball Camp 2018

Local Specialty Camps


The Center On Central 2018

  • Located on W. Central Ave in Paoli
  • Assorted weeks throughout summer – starts early June; different topics each week (check website for schedule): morning sessions 9:15-12:15; afternoon sessions 1-4 (or can go full day)
  • Art lesson, crafts, outdoor play and cooking in mornings; art lesson, arts and crafts, jewelry, pottery, water play and movement in afternoons (may vary some)
  • Many different camp experiences for preschoolers age 3 1/2 through 5 yrs, K – 6th grades, and teens (13-16)
  • Costs range depending on the camp and the length of time – check website for details
  • Before and after care offered (additional fees)
  • Call 610-710-1487 for additional information

Home Cooked 2018

  • Cooking classes for kids – located in Paoli
  • Morning or afternoon camp sessions for boys and girls ages 6 1/2-11 (afternoon classes are great for those with morning commitments)
  • Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays, 10:00-1:00 or 2:00-5:00
  • Different sessions in June, July, and August
  • Learn to cook, each camper comes home with a freshly made dinner entree, sides, and desserts for FIVE people each night.
  • $224/camper per week; $10 off sibling’s registrations; value of food taken home is over $165.
  • Camp fills VERY fast as only14 kids are allowed to attend per session.
  • Learn rock climbing skills and great team building
  • Assorted locations in area – Oaks is closest to us
  • Assorted weeks throughout the summer
  • Half day camps (9-noon) – $260/week; full day camps (9-3) – $410/week
  • Extended day available for additional cost

The Kitchen Workshop 2018

  • Cooking classes for kids – located in Paoli
  • Camps for all ages from 8 to 11, 12+ camps
  • various weeks in June, July, and August
  • morning and afternoon sessions available (full day for the 12+ camps)
  • camp costs range from $256-$320/week, includes all needed supplies
  • Only 10 campers per session.
  • Call 610-993-2665 for additional information

I Love Photography Camp 2018

  • Locations in around the area including West and East Goshen and Downingtown
  • Call 484-604-2004 for additional information
  • Morning and afternoon sessions
  • For kids 9-16

Bournelyf’s Special Camp 2018

  • Camp for special needs kids, ages 8-25
  • Programs are geared toward individuals classified in the mild to moderate range of the intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as individuals with mild physical disabilities
  • Located in West Chester
  • Sessions available all summer long

Local General Camps

These are local camps that offer a variety of activities and lots of options. They are not cheap but many offer extensive scholarship options through their own programs. HOWEVER, these scholarships are usually taken quickly, so check IMMEDIATELY to see if they are available. As always, we might be able to help with up to $250 of any cost, if funds are available.

Upper Main Line Y 2018

  • Berwyn campus
  • Weeklong camps all summer long
  • Day camps, specialty camps with MANY different types of camp options
  • Most camps are for ages 3 through 12
  • There are some preschool camps for 2-5 yrs
  • There are also a few GREAT teen camp options for 12-15 yrs.
  • Cost varies per camp go to website to get costs of specific camps
  • You MUST apply for and receive Y-Cares support to qualify for T&E Care support (go TO the Y to complete that application)
  • Questions:  contact the Y at 610-647-9622

Future Stars 2018

  • All purpose day camps and sports camps
  • Week long camps, run all summer long
  • Held at Cabrini College (Radnor), The Phelps School (Malvern) or other area locations
  • Generally 9:00-3:00 with extended daycare options (at additional cost)
  • For kids ages 4-13; many types of camps
  • Camp prices vary but these can be expensive; call 215-674-0494 to ask for possible financial assistance (first come, first served)
  • Arts/crafts, sports, swimming, etc. (swimming daily for just about all camps)

Launfal Day Camp 2018

  • Varied theme weeks throughout the summer, June 13-Aug 12
  • Junior camp – 9-3
  • Boys and girls ages 4-12
  • Extended hours offered
  • 600 Walker Rd, Wayne
  • Call 610-688-5114 for additional information

Local Special Free Camps

NOTE: You do NOT have to register for any of these camps through the T&E Care program you can do it totally on your own.You will still be eligible for T&E Care assistance through another camp.

Camp Kesem 2018

  • This is a one week overnight camp for kids ages 6 to 16
  • It is run in coordination with the University of Pennsylvania.
  • It is FREE to all children attending. This camp is for kids whose parents have or have had cancer to give them a chance to have fun with other kids struggling with this same situation.
  • If you are interested please contact them at upenn@campkesem.org.

Science In the Summer   2018


If you have kids going into grades 2-6 next fall – and they like science – then this is your chance for an extremely popular FREE science camp. The GSK Science in the Summer™ 2018 program will introduce Chester County students to outer space!  Registration opens May 17 – don’t wait (because it WILL fill up very quickly)!

Class times are Level I (grades 2-3): 9:45-10:45 am or 12:45-1:45 pm, and Level II (grades 4-6): 11:00 am-noon or 2:00-3:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

    • Course dates:  July 16-19 (morning and afternoon, Levels 1 and 11)
    • Course dates:  July 23-26 (morning only, Levels 1 and 11)
    • Course dates:  July 16-19 (morning only, Levels 1 and 11)
  • There are other locations in Chester County if you need a different date. The website link explains those options.

Academic or Leadership Camps 2018

  • For middle and high school students interested in a leadership or academic camp, please contact your TESD counselor. The Foundation for Learning in T/E (FLITE) can sometimes help cover the costs of some of these camps. Your counselor can help work out these details.

Teen Camps (7th Grade or Older)

Camps Aren’t Just for Little Kids!

There may not be as many camps for older kids, but there are a few. You have to dig harder to find them. Because there aren’t as many options, they do then to fill up quickly. Don’t delay if you are interested. Check these out (for specific facts and links go to camps listed above):

  • UMLY has a large number of special teen camps such as babysitting camps, leadership camps, life-guarding camp, environmental camps, fishing camps, some sports camps, and camps that includes adventures and special trips. (Don’t forget to first apply for assistance through the YCares program before contacting us.)
  • The Kitchen Workshop
  • Delaware Valley Friends School
  • Martial Arts programs are for older kids.
  • Many of the Sports Camp
  • The Center on Central
  • Some of the township camps run through 9th graders (i.e. ultimate Frisbee).
  • Check out the general camp lists, too they may have even more options.
  • Some of the township camps use teens for counselors so your kids can go to camp AND get paid. A win-win for everyone.  Check with the townships to see what’s available (they start to post hirings in late winter/early spring.)

Local Church Camps

Many local churches offer a week of camp for area children. Most of these are very low cost (some are even free) so they are a great way to give your child a camp experience without the cost being overwhelming. For ALL of these programs you do NOT need to be a member of the church to sign up they are open to everyone. There are many other churches in our area in addition to the ones listed below.

NOTE: Most church camp details are not ready to be posted until later in April (or at least until after Easter). If you are interested in a specific camp and the updates are not listed here, you are welcome to check with the church directly. They often have the information but it’s just not yet posted on their websites. Please note that because these are such great camps (and very low cost) many of them fill up quickly. Do not hesitate to be proactive on this.

Church of the Savior 2018

  • Assorted camp options for assorted age students from preschool older
  • Even a one week soccer camp
  • Call (610) 688-6338, x230 with any questions.

Wayne Presbyterian Church 2018

    • June 25-June 29, 9am-noon (deadline to register – June 13)
    • Ages 4 (potty trained) through 4th grade
    • Email or call Kelli Maravalli at 610-688-8700 x 222 with questions, kelli@waynepres.org,registration form can be downloaded from church website
    • $25/child ($50/family maximum)

St. Luke Lutheran Church, Devon 2018

Paoli Presbyterian Church2018

  • Ages 3 (potty trained) through rising 6th graders
  • 9am-noon
  • July 9-July 13 (deadline to register is June 17)
  • $30/child donation requested
  • if you have any questions concerning registration please contact Tracy Lopez at TracyeLopez@gmail.com or 610-937-1070

Trinity Presbyterian Church (Berwyn) 2018

  • June 16-20, 1:00-4:00
  • Ages 4 through grade 5
  • Includes cookout on Friday after camp
  • Free
  • Call 610-644-0932 for information

Church of the Good Samaritan (Paoli) 2018

  • for pre-K (4 yrs) through rising grade 5
  • June 25-28, 9-noon
  • $30/child
  • call 610-644-4040 x 206 with questions.

Berwyn United Methodist Church 2017

  • July 16-20  – Sunday through Thursday
  • Evenings (4:30-7:30) includes a light supper each day
  • $15/child, $25 for two and $30 for three in the same family. (register by June 10; fee is $20/child after that date)
  • Children from age 4 through 5th grade
  • To register or with questions: email the church office at officebumc@comcast.net or call 610-644-4653

Wayne United Methodist Church 2017

  • July 31-Aug 4; family night on the 7th
  • For kids ages 5 through 5th grade (junior and senior high students welcome as assistants)
  • 9-noon
  • $40/child; discount for multiple siblings or for parent volunteer
  • Call 610-688-5650 or email Kate Buckley kabuckley80@gmail.com for questions or registration info

Other Summer Camp Lists

These websites list many more camps than the T&E Care website. Between our list and these other lists we are sure you’ll find something just right for your kids!

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