More camps may be added throughout the spring. As camps are confirmed for 2017 - we will change the date. Feel free to look up any "unconfirmed" camps on your own, too!
Remember - there are MANY other camp options besides those on our list below - this is just a starting list of local camps. If you are hoping for some financial assistance with the tuition for a camp - then remember the 4 simple steps:
Figure out the camp you want.
Contact the camp itself and determine if there is still space for the dates you want and if they offer any discounts/scholarships.
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 $250/child IF funds are still available.) The application can be downloaded and emailed to us, or you can complete the form on the main camp page.
Register for the camp on our own. (If we can help - we only help with the funding, not the registration.)
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.
Camps offering us scholarships or discounts Many thanks to the camps below that have offered us special discounts or scholarships. 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!
Sky High Basketball Camps
Sky High PE Camps
Center on Central
Tredyffrin Township camps
The Photography Workshop LLC
More may be added - check back!
Local Township Day camps, Library and School Camps Registration on-line, in person at township building or in schools, or as directed below. 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 - 2017
Runs from June 19 through July 28 (6 weeks); can attend any number of weeks; runs 9-noon
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
Registration forms at the Easttown Township building or the Easttown Library. Call 610-687-3000 with questions. You must register in advance! Forms can also be downloaded off the Easttown website at www.easttown.org.
June 19 - July 28 (no camp on July 4); 9-noon, rain or shine
Due to popularity campers must be registerd the Thursday before the week of attendance. No walk-ons!
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
Library Programs at Tredyffrin, Paoli, and Easttown Libraries - 2017
held throughout the summer - dates and times vary
usually free or very low cost
all sorts of really great activities and themes - check each library website for more details
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 around $250 of any cost, if funds are available.
Upper Main Line Y- 2017
Berwyn campus (also campus in Great Valley)
weeklong camps all summer long
day camps, specialty camps - MANY different types of camp options
most camps are for ages 3 through 12
there are some preschool camps for 2-5 yr olds
there are also a few teen camp options for 12-15 yrs. (GREAT CAMPS)
cost varies per camp - go to website to get costs of specific camps
you MUST apply for and receive Y-Cares support to qualify for T&E Care support (go TO the Y to complete that application)
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. Registration is open - don't wait! (because it WILL fill up very quickly!).
The GSK Science in the Summer™ 2017 program will introduce Chester County students to the SCIENCE OF SPORTS! Behind every professional basketball player, gymnast, swimmer, and sprinter is a team of scientists who help athletes excel in their sport, from trainers, nutritionists and physical therapists to statisticians and equipment engineers. Students will learn about these scientists and tackle basic scientific concepts through fun, hands-on activities like experimenting with healthy sports drink recipes and creating their own bouncy balls to test bounce height against other sports balls.
Class times are Level I (grades 2-3): 9:45-10:45 am or 12:45-1:45 pm, and Level II (grades 4-6): 11:00 am-noon or 2:00-3:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Registration for the “Science in the Summer” program will begin in May online. The spots fill quickly so don't delay if you are interested. Go to http://scienceinthesummer.com/library-map.html to register and for specific details on this very exciting science camp!
Course dates: July 17-20 (morning and afternoon, Levels 1 and 11)
Course dates: July 24-27 (morning only, Levels 1 and 11)
Course dates: July 17-20 (morning only, Levels 1 and 11)
There are other locations in Chester County if you need a different date. The website link explains those options.
Academic or Leadership Camps2017
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 can help cover the costs of some of these camps. Your counselor can help work out these details.
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.
Teen Camps (great options for those in 7th grade or older) CAMPS AREN'T JUST FOR LITTLE KIDS! Please note that there are not as many camps for older kids, but there are a few - you just 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, lifeguarding camp, environmental camps, fishing camps, some sports camps, and camps that includes adventures and special trips. (Don't forget to first apply for assistance through the YCares program before contacting us.) www.umly.org
The Kitchen Workshop has some great camps for teens.
Delaware Valley Friends School has good afternoon options for teens!
Martial Arts programs are for older kids.
There are tennis and squash camps for older kids.
TEYSA runs camps for kids as old as 15.
Some great art classes at The Center on Central are for teens.
The Great Valley Nature Center has nature camps for teens.
Some of the township camps run through 9th graders (ie: ultimate frisbee).
Check out the general camp lists, too - they may have even more options.
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.
PLEASE NOTE - Most church camp details are not ready to be posted until later in April. We'll try to get this updated as soon as they make it available - but you are welcome to check with the churches on your own as well. Because these are such great camps (and very low cost) many of these camps fill up quickly. Do not hesitate to be proactive on this.
Church of the Savior - 2017
June 19-23, Camp Little Bear (ages 3-5), around $65 per camper before May 1
July 6-10, Celebration Camp (grades 1-4), around $100 per camper
Adventure Camp, July 30-Aug 5, (grades 5-7)
check out website for information on these and other camps and to register
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