Throughout Delaware County, from the Riverside to the Main Line to the Brandywine...Summer is just plain Camp-tastic!

Every kid gets a smile and a glimpse into who they might become...because there's a camping experience for virtually every age, and every interest!

There are 76ers Basketball Camps...Theatre, Dance and Crafting Camps. Don't forget the Garden Camps, History Camps...and the ones listed below aren't even all the camps!  

But here's a variety of camping experiences sure to put a big grin on your child's face this summer!

76ers Basketball Camps in Delco

(1) "SHOWTIME" DAY CAMPS are held at Cardinal O'Hara High School Aug 7-11 for  boys and girls ages 7 through 13:  Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM -- Cost is $425 per child.

Supervised by experienced basketball coaches from your community, each five-day session reviews the fundamentals of the game:
  • Ball Handling - How to protect the ball and dribble with either hand.
  • Passing - 5 basic passes and when to use them.
  • Offense with and Without the Ball
  • Learning how to shake your defender and get in triple threat position.
  • The fundamentals of shooting (off the pass and off the dribble) and how to make a lay up with either hand.
  • Rebounding including how to box your man out and attack the offensive boards.
  • Defense - Learning a proper defensive stance, how to move your feet and stay with your man
Plus there are Little Sixers Day Camps for those 5-7 years old.
These half-day programs are specially designed for the younger set, introducing basic fundamentals of play in a positive, non-competitive environment.  Locations and dates are identical to the regular day camp, but Showtime is scheduled for every day at 11:30, prior to dismissal at 11:45. The cost is $210 per child.  Little Sixers Day Camps

(2) 76ers Overnight Basketball Camps -- Five Day Clinics conducted throughout July at Valley Forge Academy and College in Wayne. 
Since 1985, 80,000 campers from 40 states and 30 countries have made the Sixers Overnight Camp the premier location for fundamentals and skill development.
Each session is complete in itself and runs for 6 days of teaching, fundamentals and skill development-as well as 2-3 games daily. Campers can elect to attend one, two, three, or four sessions which include a fully supervised between sessions program. The Sixers Camp is geared for campers of all skill levels with 5 leagues each session. Those campers wishing to improve a specific aspect of their game can choose individual instruction on a daily basis as one of their camp activities. The cost is $720 per session.

Click here for more information
Go to the link above to hear an interview with Daniel Ocheful who went from Sixers Camp to the HCAA Nat'l Championship to the NBA

Send your kids on an Adventure!
Exploration. Learning. Friendship. Fun. These are the values that underlie every activity the camp has to offer. When you send your children to Summer Discovery Camp, they will be immersed in a unique community that encourages them to follow their passions and discover the world around them. They shouldn't be afraid to get dirty while learning new skills, trying new things, and expanding our abilities! Whether looking for tadpoles, creating cloud-inspired art, making ice cream, floating boats, or meeting a box turtle, they support campers’ curiosity and encourage play and creativity.

Newlin Grist Mill's Mission Statement:
Summer Discovery at Newlin Grist Mill offers history and nature-based experiences in an engaging outdoor environment. Through exploration, enthusiasm, and respect, campers share unique experiences that connect and expand their interactions with each other and their community.

Many exciting sessions are planned for 2017 -- but here are just a few samples!

Nature Detectives
July 10-14, 9:30-12:30
Who lives in that tree? What left that track? Who ate that leaf?
Hone your detective skills in the park as we discover what makes
the natural world work! Through explorations, experiments, and
super-sleuthing, this camp invites campers to work together to
solve the mysteries of the world around them. What’s in store:
DIY detective kits, treasure hunts, and nature disguises!
Price: $125 Members
$150 Non-Members

Fantastic Beasts (of Newlin) and Where to Find Them
August 7-11, 9:30-12:30

Magical creatures inhabit the world of Harry Potter, but there are fantastic beasts right in our backyards! Join Newlin Grist Mill for a magical week of camp, full of amazing animals and their seemingly-magic talents. Campers will enjoy searching for and meeting fantastic beasts, discovering forbidden forests and fields, and learning about the care of magical creatures. What’s in store: mixing magical potions, frog pond expeditions, and owl adventures!  Price: Members $125    Non-Members $150

Plus here's a sampling of just a few of their exciting AFTERNOON ADVENTURES!

Ice Cream Dreamin’ -- July 11, 1:00-3:00pm, ages 4-13 years old
Campers discover the ingredients of ice cream and where they come from, test out three different methods for making ice cream, and vote on their favorites!
Price: Members $30    Non-Members $40

Archaeology Adventures -- June 29, 1:00-3:00pm, ages 10-13 years old
Campers discover the tools and techniques of archaeologists as they screen soil, clean and assemble artifacts, and learn how to read the stories they have to tell.
Price: Members $30    Non-Members $40

Pond Life Safari -- August 8, 1:00-3:00pm, ages 4-13
Explore the frog pond at Newlin Grist Mill to discover the plants and animals that live there. Campers will use dip nets to catch a frog, tadpole, or something unexpected! They will also learn how all of the
creatures work together to form a food web and create a pond life-inspired work of art.
Price: Members $30    Non-Members: $40

Explore More of The Newlin Grist Mill's Summer Adventures
219 South Cheyney Road
Glen Mills

Camp Media Theatre 2017 is an extraordinary and exciting opportunity for young actors to sing favorite songs from Broadway shows, create their own scenes, rehearse, and participate in an improvisational theatre production that is performed on the Media Theatre stage for family and friends the final Friday evening of each camp session.

The unique and exciting experience begins June 12 with a special one-week day camp, and then continues with five two-week sessions. All day camps meet from 9:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday. 

There will be ‘themes’ with each two-week session based on the songs being used within the camp. The focus is on learning and maintaining basic stage skills in singing, acting, and dance.

Ben Kapilow, Music Director; Andrew DePaul, Acting Instructor and Assistant Manager; Lydia Krull, Choreographer; Tim Haney, Show Director; Kyleigh Bleacher, Counselor/ Educator; and Roger Ricker, Camp Manager. The theatre’s Artistic Director Jesse Cline created Camp Media Theatre in 2000 and continues to have a hand in its development.

104 State Street, Media
Media Theatre Website


With interactive, creative one-week camps as well as two- and three-week full production performance classes, Hedgerow Theatre Summer Camp invites children to come play in The Secret Garden, journey into the imagination -- and put on a fabulous show!

Hedgerow believes creative play is vital to the growth of every child and an asset leading to success. Understanding literature, thinking creatively and critically while building one’s own unique voice through communication skills prepares each student for this century.

Stories, songs, and dances are chosen to help each child play at his highest level: verbal skills, physical movement, public speaking, and intense imagining are all heavily stressed in every camp. Join Hedgerow this summer for one creative journey after another.

Hedgerow Theatre Camps for 2017
· The Secret Garden
· All Shook Up
· Hairspray
· Fairies & Goblins
· Adventures in History
· Create your Own Adventure
· Camps are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mondays- Fridays
· Early Care (8:00-9:00 a.m.) & After Care ( 3:00-6:00 p.m.) is available for a rate of $10.00 Per Hours
· Half Day (9:00 a.m.-Noon) available upon request.
· Sibling discount available. $25.00 off of one camp (full days)

For more specific details on camps and costs, click the link below.
Hedgerow Summer Camp Web page

64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley

From Drama to Dance, Music to Visual Arts, Darlington offers inspiration for creative young people in a variety of media!

Darlington’s Summer Arts Camps inspire students ages 3-14 to think creatively about the world around them and express themselves through the visual and performing arts.

Here are exciting sessions planned for June through August:

JUNE 19-23
Digging With Dinosaurs
Imagination Showcase
Visual Art Intensive

JUNE 26-30
Exploring Ancient Egypt

JULY 5-7
Myths of Acient Greece
Visual Art Adventure

JULY 10-14
Dragons & Castles

JULY 17-21
Darlington's School of Witchcraft & Wizardry

JULY 24-28
Inventing the Arts

JULY 31-Aug 4
The Arts Rock!
Guitar Jam Camp

Out of this World Adventure
Dance Discovery Camp

AUGUST 14-18
Hooray for Hollywood!
Visual Art Intentive

AUGUST 21-25
Darlington on the High Seas

AUGUST  28-31
Steam in the Summer

Download Brochure or Register Online

New! Pre-Camp for Preschool 
Pre-Camp for Preschool introduces children ages 3-6 to camp in short, half-day sessions. Structured like a day of preschool to include welcome and goodbye time, snack break, and free play along with arts activities.

All Pre-Camp for Preschool sessions run from 9:00am-12:00pm.

977 Shavertown Rd
Garnet Valley, PA 19060
phone: 610-358-3632

If your child loves the outdoors, Tyler Arboretum’s Summer Camps do an amazing job connect ing children with nature as they explore our unique and diverse ecosystems. Enthusiastic, highly-qualified staff and low student/teacher ratios facilitate fun, interactive learning through nature and stewardship projects, games, naturalist-led learning sessions, crafts, and hikes.

Click here to download Tyler's 2017 Camp Brochure

There are camping programs for children of all ages:
Tiny Trackers (ages 4-5)
Explorers (ages 5-11)
Naturalists (ages 11-13)
Adventurers (ages 13-15)
Leaders in Training (ages 16-17)

But What’s New for 2017? 

More Staff!
Your children will enjoy the personal attention of a 1:4 ratio of staff to camper, ensuring unparalleled enrichment and fun!

Double the Counselors, Double the Fun!
Children will have even more personalized attention to help them explore the great outdoors, develop confidence and make new friends.

More Enrichment with an Additional Nature Specialist
This year they have added another Nature Specialist to allow your children to spend more time with experts, diving deep into our beautiful landscapes and ecosystems with fun activities and exploration designed to help them experience nature in meaningful ways.

An Assistant Camp Director
This new role within the camp supports the daily needs of campers, and offers better communication with parents every day.

Expanded Programs!
During this patriotic mini-week (July 5-7) they will break the entire camp into three teams, to compete in a series of games, races, challenges and hunts. Spend the week with campers of other ages to earn points in a variety of messy, silly, wild, and funny challenges. Bring your patriotic colors and your team spirit and join the summer madness! See individual age groups for more information.

Expanding Middle School and High School Programs
Tyler is now offering more programs for Naturalist (11-13) and Adventurer (13-15) age groups. Naturalists will run every week this summer, and some weeks we offer two groups … that’s double the kids! Adventurers will expand to 5 weeks this summer with amazing trips and overnight experiences.

Leaders in Training (LIT) program
Designed for ages 16-17, these three-week sessions will help teens develop leadership skills while having a blast swinging from trees in high adventure activates, and surviving in the woods with their newly developed outdoor skills. Teens will walk away from this three-week experience with confidence, leadership skills and awesome new friends.

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
Tyler Arboretum Website
Phone: 610-566-9134  
Fax: 610-891-1490
If you have questions about camp registration, please call Joanne: 610-566-9134, ext. 303.
If you have other questions about camp, please call Liz: 610-566-9134 ext. 302. (or ext. 202 from June 26-August 18, 2017)


For over 40 seasons this invaluable program has has become the gold-standard for youth theater programs.

The Upper Darby Summer Stage is one of the nation’s most successful youth theater programs. Learn the art of live theater from a staff of 100 theater professionals. What does it take to put on a professional-quality show? You will learn from the region’s talented directors, choreographers, lighting designers, costumers and enjoy performing in front of one of the largest audiences in the region! Our Apprentice and Rising Stars programs prepare you for the excitement of our Children’s Theater program.

Not a performer? Join our Technical Theater program and learn painting, construction, lighting, sound and costumes!
2017 online registration is open and you can register by clicking on the link below. 
Or call the Box Office at 610-622-1189 for more information.

Apprentice Program (Ages 11 to 12)
Participants must be 11 years of age by June 15, 2017 or finished 5th grade. Classes are offered in acting, movement, music and storytelling from 8:30 to 11:30 am Monday through Friday. 
· Apprentice Program Fees: $165 for residents, $270 for nonresidents 
· First Session: June 22 to July 14 (no classes on July 4) 
· Second Session: July 17 to August 4 

Rising Stars Program (Ages 12 to 13)
Participants must be 13 years of age by June 15, 2017 or finished 7th grade or must have completed a full session of the Apprentice Program. Classes are offered from 1 to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and will culminate in a performance of a children’s musical. 
· Rising Stars Program Fees: $170 for residents, $275 for nonresidents 
· First Session: June 22 to July 14 (no classes on July 4) 
· Second Session: July 17 to August 4

Children’s Theater Program (Ages 14 to 17)
First time members of the Children’s Theater Program participate in one of our six shows presented for a children’s audience. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 10:30 am and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm. Rehearsals are held in the morning from 9 am to 12 noon and in the afternoons from 1 to 4:30 pm. There will be one weekend rehearsal for each show. Children’s Theater is not all day every day. 

601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
(610) 622-1189