Main Line Traditional Summer Camps
Find the perfect fit for your kid this summer with these traditionally awesome summer camps.
Your child won’t be bored with this list of traditionally awesome camps to choose from!
Our Main Line Parent Summer Camp Guide highlights over 50 summer camps from across the Delaware Valley, including traditional camps, sports camps, and specialty camps.
Do you have experience with one of the camps featured below or would you like to share another program you love with our community? Please leave us a comment, we’d love to hear from you!
West Chester, 610-353-5437
“All-inclusive tuition” to boys and girls ages 4-13 that includes: house to house transportation by ARROWHEAD staff members, daily nutritious lunch and snack served in unlimited quantities offering a variety of healthy options in our air-conditioned cafeteria, dozens of safe and challenging kid-friendly activities (including daily electives) supervised by qualified, mature staff professionals all in well-maintained and unsurpassed facilities with flexible sessions and tuition options ranging from 4 to 8 weeks.
Blue Bell, 215-646-4444
Day camp for kids ages 4-11 on 15 shaded acres in beautiful Blue Bell. Transportation available from the Main Line, Montgomery County, and Center City Philadelphia. Featuring an all-adult staff and small groups of campers.
Bryn Mawr, 610-525-2700
Camp Magar is a co-ed summer camp for kids aged 3 3/4 through 6th grade. The twenty-five acres of lovely grounds and spacious air-conditioned indoor accommodations of The Baldwin School provide for every need in all weather. Three large playing fields, an archery range, five new tennis courts, volleyball court and “The Super Tent” for outdoor cooking and camping programs, provide for some of the outdoor activities. Full day campers will swim twice a day in the beautiful collegiate-sized pool.
Day camp for kids 3 — 12 with themed weeks, swimming lessons and recreational swimming, dance, sports, gardening and more.
Mention Main Line Parent to receive 20% off before 3/31/19
Find the perfect camp for your child, beginning at age 4. From mini day camp to the Jack Welch Junior Business Academy, ESF has a camp, and a location, that’s just right. ESF builds upon family values and continues to shape the “Character Muscles” of their campers. No matter which camp you choose for your child, fostering gratitude, respect and resiliency is a key part of an ESF summer.
The Haverford School, Haverford, 610-642-0246
The Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, 610-688-3298
Montgomery School, Chester Springs, 610-827-1800
William Allen Middle School, Moorestown, New Jersey, 856-235-5300
Kids ages 4-14 can participate in a broad range of activities from swimming to equestrian, archery to the arts, and everything in between. The program focuses on age-appropriate games and activities to promote friendship and fun at the beautiful 240-acre George School campus.
Day camp for kids ages 3-12, plus the basketball, reading, and math clinic for second through 10th graders, and other academic programs.
Children ages 3 – 8 will fill their summer with exciting and creative activities each day on our beautiful campus. Children will express their creativity through arts, crafts, and loads of fun with imaginative play! Runs from July 22 – August 23.
Valley Forge, Phoenixville, Gilbertsville, Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Lafayette Hill, 215-564-2030
Girl Scouts host four resident camps and three day camps throughout Eastern Pennsylvania for girls in grades K-12.
Holy Child School at Rosemont Summer Camp 2019 offers exciting experiences for boys and girls from ages 3-14. Located in the heart of the Main Line, our beautiful 6-acre campus includes well-appointed playing fields and state-of-the-art, air-conditioned classrooms. We offer a variety of art, athletic, and fun programs that encourage each child’s personal growth and development. Each program is led by adults who are professional educators, coaches, artists, and experts with longstanding relationships with our School.
Various locations in Philly and the Main Line, 610-265-9401
JKCP offers over 22 programs for ages 7-18 on four college campuses. For ages 7-9 there is day camp, and for ages 10-18 there are both day and residential camps.
Use the code FOCUSFAMILY18 to get $50 off when you enroll online!
Phoenixville, 610.933.3635 x108
Outdoor fun is the heart of the Kimberton Waldorf School’s summer camp on 425 acres! Nature crafts, swimming, exploring, cooking, playing, and so much more for kids ages 18 months through rising grade 7.
Main Line Reform Temple Summer Day Camp for ages 2-5! Flexible scheduling: 9 am — 1 pm or 9 am — 3 pm 3, 4, or 5 days a week, for 4, 6, or 8 weeks. Lots of outdoor play, indoor play, and gardening, plus fantasy rooms and special events.
East Falls, Philadelphia, 215-844-3460, ext. 364
A variety of camps for kids ages 3-15; including day, sports, science, performing arts, drone, and even MineCraft camps. Early care, after care, lunch, and transportation available.
The Pocono Mountains (overnight), 215-487-2267
Located in the beautiful Poconos, this camp provides an authentic Jewish camping experience in a rustic setting. For boys and girls ages 6-16.
Elkins Park, 215- 885-8556
Incorporating Jewish values and learning into fun and adventure, Ramah provides the very best camping experience for kids, from prekindergarten up to current seventh grade.
Blue Bell, 610-275-2267
For kids ages 3-7, Sesame Day Camp provides sports, outdoor adventure, arts, and an excellent aquatics program. Kids ages 8-12 participate in Camp Rockwood, which, in addition to the Camp Sesame categories of programming, gives kids electives in athletic, adventure-oriented and creative and performing arts activities. As your kids age through the system, Rockwood Adventures Teen Travel (for kids entering grades 6th through 10th), can choose from one 5-day and three 10-day trips to travel for up to 7 weeks (trips like DC, Boston, and Canada), and can also choose a combo program with day camp at Sesame/Rockwood Day Camp and sister camps.
Summerside on the Hill at SCH Academy is the summer camp destination for a season filled with FUN and DISCOVERY. Now offering 11 weeks of exciting and educational camps and programs for students Pre-K through 10th grade.
Whether it’s for a week or the whole summer (June 10th through August 23rd), your camper is sure to have the summer of a lifetime. Visit the Plan Your Summer page to pick and choose your favorite weeks at Summerside on the Hill and use promo code FAMILYFOCUS19 for $50 off!
Rose Valley, 610-566-1088
Kids ages 3-13 can fill their days with fun indoor and outdoor activities, all of which include daily swimming lessons and woodworking. Activities also include sports, art, cooking, and nature play.
From day camp (for kids ages 6-14) to overnight camp (for boys ages 9-17), from academic enrichment to fitness training, there is something to offer for everyone, with a focus on building leadership and confidence.
Greater West Chester, 610-399-7871
One Camp. Countless Adventures. This day camp for kids starting at age 3 (for swim camp), and including kids all the way up to rising 9th grade (for the leadership program). Kids can enter the Trailblazer program that includes a wide variety of exciting activities each and every week, from arts to outdoor adventures! There are also optional overnight camping activities for rising 3rd – 5th graders.
Greater West Chester, 609-654-8225
Get ready to experience acres of fun, adventure and skill-building at Lake Stockwell, this Day Camp for boys and girls, located in a wooded wonderland in the heart of the South Jersey Pines. This traditional co-ed Summer Camp offers theme-based enriching activities, leadership development for boys and girls, group games, sports, fitness activities, hands-on science projects, arts & crafts, music, swimming, horseback riding, archery, boating, kayaking and much more. YMCA of the Pines specializes in character development and team building for boys and girls – and is technology free, so children can happily unplug from devices while they’re here! Campers spend a lot of time in the outdoors, enjoying pristine lakes, hiking trails, a ropes course, a climbing wall, a nature center and dedicated program areas, in addition to an air-conditioned gym and a craft center. Each day is packed with safe, age-appropriate activities, new friends and personal growth.
Lead photograph courtesy of Blue Bell Camp.