Agnes Irwin Summer Session Grades PreK-12 | June 10-July 26, 2013: A co-educational program for grades PreK-12, Summer Session offers elective enrichment courses in arts, academics and fitness, full and half-day specialty programs, courses for credit, SAT and college essay preparation classes, and more. Kids can build a full day or half day of electives, or pop in for just one course! New this year is Camp Wise Owl, for first and second graders, to go with Camp Little Owl (PreK-K). Don’t miss our lacrosse and field hockey clinics and girls’ leadership academy. Call 610.672.1272. The Agnes Irwin School is conveniently located in Rosemont, near Villanova University, 15 miles west of Philadelphia.

Camp UMLY Ages 2 to 18 years | May 27 – August 23 Day Camp at the Upper Main Line YMCA offers a variety of activities including field trips, intriguing session themes and awesome special events in a happy and safe environment. Campers participate in group activities that develop creativity, teamwork, and a sense of community. Contact Karen Murphy: 610 647 9622, x2500

CFS Summer Day Camp Ages 4.5 to 12 years | June 24 – August 5: Held on the grounds of The School at Church Farm, CFS Summer Day Camp offers a safe, non-competitive program where campers are encouraged to have fun, meet new friends and enjoy new experiences. Activities include swimming, sports, arts and crafts, tennis, soccer, basketball, nature, archery and performing arts. A Counselor in Training program is available for 13 and 14 year olds. Contact Pattie Lebresco, 610 363 9622, x2245 or

ESF Camps Ages 3 to 15 | Camp locations in Haverford, Newtown Square, Chester Spring and Chestnut Hill: ESF (Education, Sports and Fun) is an award-winning, family-owned and operated camp since 1982. ESF features exciting programs offering over 60 activities, a wide variety of sports and new adventures for boys and girls .Mini Camp (age 3) is a fun-filled, first camp experience offering crafts, sports, science & nature, musical adventures, water play, theme days and more! Day Camp (ages 4-8) features arts & crafts, swimming, sports, music & drama, world cultures, science, martial arts, fencing, theme days, special events and much more. Sports Camp (ages 6-14) offers instruction and league games in soccer, basketball, baseball, street hockey, lacrosse, team handball, flag football and golf with swimming available daily. Senior Camp (ages 9-15) offers art, swimming, sports, martial arts, fencing and “True Life Adventures” into the worlds of outdoor adventure, drama, digital photography, cooking, ultimate ESF games, music production and more. Major Camps (ages 8-14), a unique specialty camp for ages 8-14, enables campers to enjoy a favorite “Major” in a fun, real-world, camp environment! Choose a one-week or two-week major in areas such as forensic science, animal advocates, sports business, science & technology and more! Tennis Camp (ages 6-15) Designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. Morning, afternoon and full day sessions. ESF offers 1-10 week options. An optional extended day program is available. Call 610-581-7100.

Friends School Haverford Summer Day Camp Whether it is spending time in our organic gardens, walking along nature trails, or making intricate jewelry and fun crafts, our campers will never find themselves at a loss for options. Each day on our beautiful Haverford campus will both excite and engage campers with new and interesting activities to explore. Children will have the opportunity to express their creativity through arts & crafts and loads of fun and imaginative play! Our older campers (5-9) will spend time in our state of the art computer lab. There will be exciting day trips and theme days throughout the summer. The program is designed specifically for children ages 3-9, and runs in 2-week sessions from June 17 – August 9, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available. Register by March 1st to SAVE $100.

The Handwork Studio Ages 5-16 years: In this award-winning kids’ needle arts and fashion camp, kids ages 5-16 will select one of our specialized camp programs: Handwork Day Camp (Ages 5-12) Imagine your child spending her day in the care of warm and loving counselors, knitting, crocheting, hand and machine sewing the day away, making the most adorable creations. Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp (Ages 10-15) Whether you have a budding fashionista with her own sense of style and design or a crafty kid who craves making a one-of-a-king panda unicorn, then our camp maybe just the thing. We have developed our fashion and sewing camp with your pre-teen in mind where they have control over all their decisions: patterns, fabric and design. Fashion Bootcamp (Ages 12-16) Aspiring designers will immerse themselves in the fashion world by learning how to execute a collection. From sketching and draping to sewing and modeling, watch your fashion dreams come to life! Field trips to NYC, The result: Making really cool projects with new friends while having Fun! Fun! Fun! Check out our 26 locations. Call 610-660-9600.

International Montessori Schools – Summer Camp For Children Ages 3 months through 8 years, Week Long Theme-Based Sessions Offered from June 24 through August 23, 2013. The International Montessori Schools’ Summer Camp program offers a fun-filled and nurturing environment for children ages 3 months through 8 years old.  Children and their families will enjoy our small, cozy atmosphere at our four different locations: Great Valley, Paoli, West Chester and Wilmington. Our Summer Camp has all of the elements of our academic programs: independence, free-choice, respect for others and environment adjusted to a relaxed summer pace. In addition to music, drama, sports, and free play, our thematic focus will be science and art, explored through hands on activities using all 5 senses. Summer Camp Weekly Themes:  A World of Color, Kitchen Chemistry, Song of Science, Backyard Biologist, Scientist in the House- DO Try This at Home, The Natural Artist, Stars of the Stage, Artometry, Engineer by Design. We are looking forward to a summer full of friendship and fun!  For more information please e-mail or call (484) 802-4596.

Lavner Camps Ages 3 to 6 | June 17 – August 30, 2013: For the summer of 2013, we are thrilled to offer the following camps: Tennis, Basketball, Sports Camp, Get Fit!, Robotics, Video Game Design, Little Engineers, Science Discoveries, Young Magicians, Culinary Arts, Hip Hop & Modern Dance, Theater, Filmmaking, Salon Services, Entrepreneurship, Day Camp at St. Peter’s School, and Exploration Camp: Historical Philadelphia. Hosted at premier locations, our campsites include: Barrack Academy (Bryn Mawr, PA), Germantown Academy (Ft. Washington, PA), Hairs To You Salon (Bala Cynwyd, PA), Malvern Preparatory Academy (Malvern, PA), Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Philadelphia, PA – Chestnut Hill), St. Peter’s School (Philadelphia, PA – Society Hill), The Cynwyd Club (Bala Cynwyd, PA), The Shipley School (Bryn Mawr, PA) and Valley Forge Educational Services (Malvern, PA), and Varsity Fitness (Bala Cynwyd, PA). 

Malvern Prep Whether you choose Summer Studies, Sports Camps, or our Enrichment Programs, we are confident your child will have a productive and fun summer. Malvern Preparatory School, nestled on a 103-acre suburban campus near Paoli, is uniquely situated near Philadelphia’s Main Line in Chester County. Surrounded by wooded areas, the campus features ponds, nine athletic fields for soccer, lacrosse, baseball and football, six tennis courts, two gymnasiums, an indoor pool, art classrooms, computer rooms and several outdoor basketball courts.
With a great staff, wonderful facilities and a readiness to begin the summer, we would welcome the opportunity to have your child join us!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center Ages 4 to 14 | 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne , PA 19035: Campers at Riverbend have been enjoying the great outdoors on our 30 acre nature preserve for almost 30 years. Kids from ages 4-14 spend their days here at Riverbend exploring our stream, meadow, forest and ponds in search of animals, plants, and bugs. Led by professional educators, in small intimate groups with low camper to educator ratios, natural curiosities are fostered as they investigate the world around them through hands on activities, live animals, crafts, songs and games. Each week from June 10th to August 30th focuses on a different nature theme; from “Shells and Slime” to “Bugs and Slugs” to “Earth Ninja.” Riverbend also offers special camps, such as “Wilderness Survival” for ages 7-11 and “Wildlife Conservation” for ages 10-14. Call 610-527-5234 or email

Studio 180 Join the professional staff of Studio 180 for classes in our beautiful new studio in Paoli. We offer multiple summer dance workshops as well as performance opportunities and a variety of dance and fitness classes throughout the year. Summer dance classes include First Steps (July 8-12, 2013) 9:30-11:30am – Teddy Bear Tea (Ages 3-5),  1:30-3:30 – Make Your Own Tutu & Wand (Ages 6-8). Beginner/Intermediate (July 15-26, 2013) Two weeks of rigorous training for ages 15-23 in various styles of dance. Students will work with guest instructors and faculty from 180 Dance Company while learning choreography from the Company’s repertoire. Daily schedule is from 9:30am – 4:00pm and includes classes in ballet technique, pointe, contemporary, yoga, and choreography. Open Break Dance Party (July 8- August 9, 2013) Inspired by the lunchtime disco craze sweeping Europe and the US, our Lunch Break Dance Parties provide a fun, stress-busting alternative to eating lunch at your desk. Workers take a break from their day to let loose with their co-workers and make new friends on the dance floor. Take your mind off your job, come as you are, and dance the afternoon away! 17 S. Valley Road, Paoli (484) 639-9571

Summer @ Episcopal A personal and educational enrichment program for boys and girls entering Kindergarten through 12th grade featuring arts, sciences, technology, and athletics as well as academic courses for credit. With over 125 courses ranging from Physics to Jewelry Making, flexible scheduling, and early drop-off and late-pick up, Summer @ Episcopal is the perfect choice for active kids and busy families.

Valley Forge Summer Camps Ages 6-17 | Located on the campus of Valley Forge Military Academy: Filled with exceptional, exhilarating, and exciting experiences like horsemanship, marksmanship, mixed martial arts, sailing and nutritional cooking, our camps have become the talk of the neighborhood! Valley Forge Summer Camp offers co-ed day camp for kids 6-17, male only overnight camp for campers age 9-13, and our intense Forging Fitness Camps for males ages 14-17. Valley Forge also offers extended care starting at 7AM, ending at 6PM, at no additional charge for our day camp families! Call 610-989-1262 or email

Variety Club Camp & Developmental Center Ages 5 to 21 years | June 24 – August 17 Nationally-acclaimed 80-acre facility located in Worcester Township, Montgomery County, serving children with special needs. The philosophy of the camp & developmental center is to provide a fun, safe recreational experience designed to foster greater independence and to provide an opportunity to participate in adaptive, age-appropriate peer group recreational and educational programs. Each program is designed to allow all children to participate to the highest level of their abilities. Call 610-584-4366 for more information.

West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts  A community-wide acting and musical theater school and summer camp. Our teachers are experienced professional actors and provide a high caliber performing arts education to students of all ages and abilities from Chester County, Delaware County, Wilmington, and Philadelphia. Call 484-995-2915 or email