Local Summer Camp Options 2020

 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 2020 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 $300/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.  YOU still need to handle the registration.)
Camp Fairs and camp lists

Throughout the winter and spring there are occasional camp fairs and/or listings of other camps being offered.  We will include that information here when available.

Main Line Neighbors.com has a great list of camps.  Click here if you want to see that list.

Camps offering T&E Care scholarships or discounts

Many thanks to the camps below that have offered us special discounts or scholarships in the past.We will be in touch with them this spring to see if they will offer any scholarships again this year.  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 – 2020
Center on Central – 2020
Sky High Basketball Camp – 2020
Sky High PE Camp –2020
Sky High Golf Camp –2020
Home Cooked – 2020
More to come….

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 2020

  • Runs from June 22 through July 31 (6 weeks); can attend any number of weeks; runs 9-noon
  • REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON ON WEDNESDAY FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK; no walk-in registrations
  • 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; no refunds once payments are processed
  • Arts, crafts, games, storytelling, sports
  • call for more details:  610-408-3626

Sky High PE Camp 2020

  • at Hillside (June 22-25) and Beaumont (June 29-July 2), 9-12
  • can be combined with golf camp (12:30-2:30) 
  • $125/week for PE only, $225 if combined camps
  • for kids entering 1st through 5th grades

Easttown Township Day Camp 2019

  • Registration forms online, at the Easttown Township building or the Easttown Library. (to find it online – go to DEPARTMENTS – PARK & REC – SUMMER CAMP)  Call 610-687-3000 with questions. You must register in advance.
  • June 22 – July 31 (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

Upper Merion Camps  2020

  • Many assorted options for camps all summer long
  • Some offer extended day
  • Camps for 5 yrs (finished Kindergarten) through teens
  • Questions:  610-265-1071 between 8:15am and 5:30pm.

Library Programs at Tredyffrin, Paoli, and Easttown Libraries 2020

Local Sports Camps

Many of these camps do fill up quickly so don’t delay.

Tredyffrin Township Basketball Camp 2020

  • 4 different sessions for boys between June 15-July 17; one week for girls offered – July 27-31
  • camps run 9am-1pm
  • Boys or girls entering grades 3-9; all held at Teegarden Park
  • Residents: $70/week (or $240/4 wks)
  • Non-Residents:  $85/week (or $300/4 wks)

Teagarden Summer Basketball League 2019

  • For boys entering grades 8-12; 2 divisions (Jr 8-10th grade; Sr 11-12th grade)
  • 2 games/week; June 24-Aug 12 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 17 and 18
  • call 610-505-0643 or email MoreMooreFun@yahoo.com for details

Tredyffrin Township Soccer Shots 2020

  • for 3-6 year olds; also sessions for 2 year olds and sessions for 5-8 yr olds
  • at Wilson Farm Park
  • March through May – spring only!
  • $112

Tredyffrin Township Lacrosse Camp – Little Laxers 2019

  • For boys or girls – June 24-28
  • Camp runs 9-noon
  • For boys or girls grades K-5
  • No experience needed
  • Camp held at Wilson Farm Park
  • $175 for the camp; sibling discount of $20
  • Players must provide their own stick and mouth guard, but boys will not be required to have eye gear or pads.

Summer (and Spring) Junior Tennis Programs (Tredyffrin) 2019

  • 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 2020

  • July 6-10 camp for girls and boys – at VFMS, 9am-2pm
  • ages 6-13, separated by age and ability
  • $290 per camper; Save $15 if register before May1

Sky High Golf Camp 2020

  • June 22-25 (Hillside) and/or June 29-July 2 (Beaumont), 12:30-2;30
  • For students entering 1st through 5th grades
  • $125 per 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 $225.

Bright Side Lacrosse Camp  2020

  • June 22-26,  Dittmar Park, 831 South Valley Forge Rd, Devon Pa
  • Solar Lacrosse Camp is for Girls and Boys players age 5 – 16
  • $250/camper for half day (9-12:30), $350/camper for full day (9-3) (Half day only available for campers ages 5-9)
  • bring helmet, stick, cleats, shoulder/arm pads, gloves, and mouth guard

TEYSA Soccer Camps 2020

  • for kids entering Kindergarten through eighth grade
  • camp runs throughout the summer – starting June 15 through the end of August
  • locations at either DVFS (Paoli) or Wilson Park  – 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.
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Ultimate Frisbee Camp 2019

    • For boys and girls ages 10-16
    • July 15-19
    • 9am-noon
    • $110 for the camp
    • Held at Wilson Farm Park, PECO field

Archbishop Carroll High School 2020

  • Four different sport camps offered, plus algebra prep camp
  • Soccer (grades 1-8, June 15-18, $199); Volleyball (girls grades 6-10, July 13-16, $159), Basketball (grades 1-9, assorted weeks, $199); Field Hockey (girls grades 3-9, June 22-25, $199)
  • Camps generally run from 9-4, Monday through Thursday.  FREE before care from 8-9.
  • Dates and Ages vary depending on the camp
  • Call 610-688-7610 for more details.

Pioneers Basketball Camp 2020

  • Boys and girls, grades 1-7
  • June 22-26, 8:30-12:30
  • $290/camper; $265 if register after May 1; 10% discount for siblings
  • held at Valley Forge Middle School
  • registration is online
  • Questions: PioneersBasketballCamp@gmail.com

Local Specialty Camps

POLICE SUMMER KIDS’ CAMP 2019

The Center On Central 2020

  • Located on W. Central Ave in Paoli
  • Assorted weeks throughout summer – starts early June; different topics each week (check website for schedule): morning sessions 9:00-12:00; 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)
  • There are also some late afternoon and evening sessions available – check out all the opportunities.
  • Many different camp experiences for preschoolers age 3 1/2 through 5 yrs, entering K – 6th grades.  Some opportunities for older students (and adults) as well.
  • 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 2020

  • Cooking classes for kids – located in Paoli
  • Morning or afternoon camp sessions for boys and girls ages 6 1/2-11
  • Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays, 10:00-1:00 or 2:00-5:00 (afternoon classes are great for those with morning commitments)
  • 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.
  • There will also be some baking sessions this summer for 8-11 year olds
  • $229/camper per week; $10 off sibling’s registrations; value of food taken home is over $140-$175!!!
  • Camp fills VERY fast as only14 kids are allowed to attend per session (10/session for baking sessions).
  • call 610-647-1002 for questions.

The Kitchen Workshop 2020

  • Cooking classes for kids – located in Paoli
  • Camps for ages from 8-11 or 12-15
  • various weeks in June, July, and August
  • morning and afternoon sessions available
  • camp costs $320/week, includes all needed supplies
  • Only 10 campers per session.
  • Call 610-993-2665 for additional information

Philadelphia Rock Gym 2020

  • Learn rock climbing skills and great team building, ages 4-14
  • 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

Bournelyf’s Special Camp 2020

  • 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 2020

  • Go to:  Programs – Summer Camps
  • Berwyn campus
  • Weeklong camps all summer long; 9-4 for full day; 1-12 or 1-4 for half day programs
  • 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 and there are also a few GREAT teen camp options for 12-16 yrs.
  • Cost varies per camp go to website to get costs of specific camps
  • You MUST apply for and receive financial based assistance from the Y to qualify for T&E Care support (go TO the Y to complete that application) Check out the website for more detailsPLEASE CONTACT US FIRST IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR Y ASSISTANCE.  WE HAVE A PARTNERSHIP THERE AND MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP MORE.
  • Questions:  contact the Y at 610-647-9622

Future Stars 2020

  • All purpose day camps and sports camps
  • Week long camps, run all summer long
  • Held at Cabrini College (Radnor), The Phelps School (Malvern) or many 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)

ESF 2020

  • Camp held at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square
  • Register on the website, call 610-688-3298 for assistance
  • Early bird discounts available
  • For kids 3-18
  • Week-long camps from June 8-Aug 14, 9-3 with extended hours available
  • Variety of topics offered
  • call 610-688-3298 with any questions

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 2020

  • This is a one week overnight camp for kids ages 6 to 18
  • 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 or call 253-736-3821.

Troop K Camp Cadet 2020

  • July 26-31 at Valley Forge Military Academy
  • available to students age 11-14
  • purpose is to provide insight into police training and the functions of a police officer
  • no cost to attend other than a $45 fee to cover the cost of the uniform.

Science In the Summer   2019

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™ 2019 program will introduce Chester County students to different science topics!  Registration opens in early May – don’t wait (because it WILL fill up very quickly)!  Please check the website for dates and times at the libraries in your area.

Academic or Leadership Camps 2020

  • 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. You could also consider a summer membership at the Y so your kids have access to the pools, the weight and exercise rooms, and lots of the classes.  (Don’t forget to first apply for assistance through the Y financial assistance program as well.  Let us know if you need this help and we might be able to lend a hand.)
  • The Kitchen Workshop
  • Delaware Valley Friends School
  • ESF
  • Martial Arts programs are for older kids.
  • Many of the Sports Camp
  • The Center on Central
  • Some of the township camps or programs run through high school (i.e. ultimate Frisbee, Tea Garden basketball league).
  • 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 2019

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

Wayne Presbyterian Church 2019

    • June 24-June 28, 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 2019

Church of the Good Samaritan (Paoli) 2019

  • for pre-K (4 yrs) through rising grade 5
  • June 24-27, 9-noon
  • $35/child
  • call 610-644-4040 x 206 with questions.

Paoli Presbyterian Church2019

  • Ages 3 (potty trained) through rising 6th graders
  • 9am-noon
  • July 8-July 12 
  • $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

Berwyn United Methodist Church 2018

  • 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

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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