Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s summer camp season begins on July 6. Due to COVID-19, camps will operate under new guidelines.

We’ve had to cancel the camps listed below. But we’re still hosting dozens of day camps across the city. Learn more about our 2020 summer day camps.

Each summer, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation offers both neighborhood day camps and specialized theme camps at our playgrounds, recreation centers, and parks across the city.

Some of our summer camps are already full, but others are still accepting registrations. Check out these options and register today to guarantee your child’s spot!

Performing Arts Camps

Intro to the Performing Arts Camp

Gotta sing? Gotta dance? This is the camp for youth with an interest in the performing arts. Campers take classes in creative movement, drama, and music. All campers will perform in a showcase at the Dell Music Center. Fee includes lunch and a snack. View the camp options and register today.


Ages: 6 to 10
Start date:
July 6, 2020
End date:
August 14, 2020

Young Performers Theatre Camp

A theme camp for youth with an interest in theater and related arts. Majors include dance and musical theater. An audition is required for new campers in May. This is a great opportunity to rehearse and perform in professional spaces. The six-week camp includes lunch and a snack. Daily bus service can be purchased for an additional fee. Read more about this camp and register today.

Location: Annenberg Center – 3680 Walnut Street
Age: 9—18
Start date: July 6, 2020

End date: August 14, 2020

Skateboard Camp

Calling all skateboarders! Learn from a pro. This camp is taught by professional skateboarders and local teens who compete.  No prior skateboarding experience is necessary. Skateboards and helmets are provided. Campers can bring their own helmet, boards, and pads if preferred. For more information or to request an application form, email

Location: Ralph Rizzo, Sr. Ice Rink
6 to 12

Session 1: June 22—26, 2020; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Session 2:
June 29—July 3, 2020; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Swim for Life Camp

Whether your child wants to learn to swim, or is ready for competition, this camp covers it all. Instructors teach safety in the water. They work with all campers to develop their swimming skills. Campers take a fun trip each week, too! Past camps went to museums, the movies, and bowling. See more details and contact a site to register.


Ages: 9 to 15
Start date: July 6, 2020
End date: August 14, 2020

Visual Arts Day Camp

Staff will teach basic arts & crafts projects and painting. Campers will also enjoy board games, indoor and outdoor play. Meals, snack and beverages are included. See additional details and contact the site to register.

Location: Holmesburg Recreation Center
5 – 13
Start date:
July 6, 2020

End date: August 14, 2020


Each summer Parks & Rec holds more than 130 neighborhood day camps and a dozen theme camps throughout the city. We also offer camps for older adults and people with disabilities.