2014 List of Summer Camps in Chester County

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As promised, I have compiled a list of 2014 Summer Camps offered in Chester County.  Please share!


Kindercare Summer Camp

Age(s): 6  – 12 years old

Contact: Please visit the website for a location near you!


The 422 SportsPlex

Age(s): 3.5 – 18 years old

Specialty: Sports

Contact:  Email us at info@the422sportsplex.com

               Fax Number: 800-430-9088

The 422 SportsPlex is conveniently located just off of the Armand Hammer Exit of U.S. Route 422 in Pottstown.


The Valley Forge Military Academy Summer Camp

Valley Forge offers 3 programs that will challenge your child, an overnight adventure/fitness camp for boys 9-17 and a co-ed day camp ages 6-17. Leadership training, sports, and field trips make our camp unique and a step ahead of other adventure-oriented summer programs.

Age(s):  6 – 17 years old

Contact:  Please visit the website for more information


Bournelyf Special Camp (Special Needs)

Bournelyf Special Camp is a summer educational and recreational day camp in West Chester, PA, for youth with intellectual disabilities and related disabilities.

Age(s):  8 – 25 years old

Specialty:  Special Needs

Contact:  1066 South New Street

               West Chester, PA 19382



Chester County Intermediate Unit Summer Career Academies

The Summer Career Academies are designed for students entering grades 5-9,

who are interested in exploring careers through fun, hands-on learning activities.

Professionals in professional learning labs teach all of our sessions.

Age(s):  students enter grades 3 – 12

Specialty:  Career exploration and development

Contact:  455 Boot Road, Downingtown PA 19335   



Bright Light Early Learning Center

Children enrolled in our summer program participate in a wealth of safe and enjoyable activities organized around weekly themes.

Age(s):  6 – 12  years old

Contact:  70 Senn Drive Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425


               Nancy Gosselin /Owner

               Dawn Curtis / Director  dawn@brightlightelc.com

Bricks for Kids:  Lego Based Summer Camps for Kids

Age(s):  3 – 13 years old

Specialty:  Lego

Contact:  (484)341-0004


Chester County Art Association Camps

Age(s):  3 – 17 years old

Specialty:  Art

Contact:  Chester County Art Association

               100 North Bradford Avenue

               West Chester, PA 19382

               610 696 – 5600

               fax 610 918 – 1327


Downingtown Area Recreation Consortium

Lots of exciting activities and programs for all ages! Our popular, and reasonably priced,Health & Fitness Programs are back! We offer exercise and yoga programs for all interests and ability levels…even Aquatic Exercise Programs! Want to get into a dance program? We offer Youth and Adult Dance programs for all interests…from Twinkle Toes Ballet…to Hip Hop…to Ballroom Dancing…we have a class for you.

Interested in Cooking Workshops that will provide you with healthy and flavorful secrets…we have several new offerings for those too!

Contact:  Phone: 610-269-9260

               Fax: 610-269-9264

               email: darc@kennett.net


Great Valley Nature Center Summer Camps

Our mission is to provide the best learning experience for your children /young adults using environmental education programs that are fun, relevant and will be remembered for a lifetime. Our carefully designed, themed programs combine the use of outdoor hikes, live animals, hands-on activities, stories, and props which spark the natural curiosity that is within each student.

Age(s):  3 – 14 years old

Specialty:  Nature and Adventure

Contact:  located in Charlestown Township on State Rd. or Rt 29.

               4251 State Rd., Devault, PA 19432 



Greylyn Farm Horse Lovers Camp

Camp for horse lovers of all skill level!

Specialty:  Horses/Riding

Contact: Greylyn Farm is located at

              69 Hillsover Lane    

              Malvern, PA   19355




Paradise Farm Camp

Each camp session is designed around a new theme, enabling your child to experience every session like it was their first.  From our 9:00 am start time to our 4:00 pm end, your child will be trekking through a day filled with fun and engaging activities.

Age(s):  5 – 16 years old

Specialty:  Outdoor

Contact:  1300 Valley Creek Rd

               Downingtown, PA 19335



Saginaw Day Camp

Our goal is to offer a safe and healthy environment which encourages each child to discover and excel at new activities, promote self confidence, and develop life-long friendships.

Age(s):  4 – 15 years old

Contact:  740 Saginaw Road

               Oxford, PA 19363

               (610) 998-1281


Downingtown School of Rock Music Camps

Modern Indie, Songwriting and Recording, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana/Green Day, The Beatles

Specialty:  Music

Contact:  478 Acorn Lane

               Downingtown, Pennsylvania  19335



Arrowhead Day Camp

We offer our unique “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 quanities offering over a dozen choices 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.

Age(s):  4 – 13 years old

Contact:  240 Dutton Mill Road

               West Chester, PA 19380

               (610)353-KIDS (5437)


YMCA of the Brandywine Valley

There’s a summer camp for every kid at YMCA of the Brandywine Valley! Whether your child is a budding scientist, a gymnast, or an intrepid explorer, Y full and half-day camps are filled with fun and adventure for campers from preschooler through teen.

Download a camp guide here!

Age(s):  3 – 17 years old

Contact:  Go Here to find a location near you!


The Little Gym Exton Summer Camp

TLG of Exton is super excited to celebrate summer with our brand new camps!  For bathroom-independent children ages 3-10, we have our Super Kids’ Quest camps each day from June 16th – August 29th.  Each day there is an exciting, creative mission where children’s brains, muscles, and cooperation skills are all engaged and kids work together to complete their challenge!


For our gymnasts ages 6-12 who want to focus on improving their skills while still having Serious Fun, we offer our Grade School Skill Thrill Camp each week!  A different gymnastic skill will be highlighted each session, along with complementary skills, so that our campers can see improvement quickly as a result of their focused effort and hard work each week!


Check out each week’s theme atwww.TLGExtonPA.com.  You can register for as many days as you want (or as few as 1 day) and there are volume discounts when you register for more than 5 camp days!  Give the gym a call at 610-363-2350 to register your kids today!!

Age(s):  3 – 12 years old

Contact:  260 North Pottstown Pike

               Exton, PA 19341

               (610) 363-2350



My Gym Exton/Lionville Summer Camp

Each summer fun day program is uniquely designed to keep your children moving and active, as we emphasize physical development and personal success. Our themes and programs change daily, so no two summer fun days at My Gym are ever the same.

Age(s):  Classes for ages 6 weeks – 6 years old

Specialty:  Gymnastics/ Tumbling

Contact:  138 Eagleview Blvd.

               Lionville, PA 19353

               610 363-6090


Exton Adventure Camp

is an adventure every day that will challenge both your childs body and mind! Does your child love field trips? Well every day is a field trip with us.

Age(s):  Ranges from 6 – 19 years old depending on program.  Some co-ed.

Specialty:  Sports

Contact:  418 S Warren Ave

               Malvern, PA 19355

               Mr. Kurt Ruch




               Mrs. Denise Popper



Green Valleys Watershed Association Camps

Our week long camps focus on different nature related themes.  Children are placed in grad-appropriate groups and the curriculum includes educational activities, wildlife study, nature walks, outdoor play and exploration of woods, meadows,streams and ponds. 6th and 7th grade groups go on field trips and have team building activities.



Contact:  1368 Prizer Rd

                Pottstown, PA 19465

                (610) 469-7543


The Center on Central Creative Arts Camp

Creative Arts Camp- arts, crafts, drawing, beading, drama, pottery, yoga and outdoor/waterplay

Age(s):  Kindergarten – 6th Grade

Specialty:  Creative Arts

Contact:  The Center on Central

               24 W. Central Avenue

               Paoli, PA 19301

               (610) 710-1487

Kimberton Dance Academy

For new and returning dancers

Age(s):  4 and up

Specialty:  Dance

Contact:  400 Franklin Ave, Ste 131

                    Phoenixville, PA 19460



Cheer Excel Allstars Camp

Camps are offered as an option for cheerleaders looking to further develop their skills during the off-season and make new friends in a fun environment.

Specialty:  Cheer

Contact:  1150 Boot Road#10

               Downingtown, PA 19335

               Tara Armento  tara@cheerexcel.net



Touch of Class Dance Camp

1/2 day camps held at the Broomall and Downingtown Studios.  Summer Dance Camp at Touch of Class offers many fun filled days.  Basic Dance steps and choreography are taught with emphasis on developing coordination and performance skills. Each day is based on a theme accompanied by a special art and craft project.  A healthy snack is provided.  Dance Experience is not necessary!

Specialty:  Dance

Contact:  150 East Pennsylvania Avenue

               Downingtown, PA 19335-2632

               (610) 518-2130



ESF Summer Camp

Mini Camp (age 3), Day camp (ages 4-8), Sports Camp (ages 6-14), Senior Camp (age 9-15), Extended Day and After Camp Clinics

Age(s):  3 – 15 years old

Contact:  Chester Springs, PA(610) 581-7100


Indian Springs Day Camp

Indian Springs Day Camp, founded in 1959, is located on 46 acres of rolling countryside in beautiful Chester Springs in Chester County Pennsylvania, which provides excellent facilities for both sunny and rainy day activities. We offer boys and girls, ages 3-14, the best in recreation, fitness and learning experiences. The camp employs mature teacher-counselors to ensure that each child receives the finest instruction in all phases of camp life. Specialists in all areas make your child’s summer that much more enriching.

Campers enjoy hiking and trails, fishing in our lake, and swimming in our heated pools. Our outstanding Red Cross instructional swim program turns even the most timid of campers into stronger, safe swimmers.

Contact: Camp Location

              1540 Street Road

              Chester Springs, PA 19425

              (610) 827-9444


              Camp Office

              P.O. Box 389

              Chester Springs, PA 19425

              (610) 827-9444


Think Like a Scientist

Camp for a Cure is a science camp based upon the writings of Eric Carle. Join us as we explore science through literature! Proceeds from this camp are donated to the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for a Cure. June 9-12

Animal Planet! Join us at TLaS! to classify, create and explore some of our planet’s most amazing creatures! July 21-24

Adventures in Science Join us under the ground, up in space and in our own backyard as we explore some of the astounding features and creatures our earth has to share! August 18-21

Age: Our summer camps are developmentally appropriate for children ages 4-8 (or 9-you know your child best!)

(Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2013 to participate.)

Cost: $150  (Registration checks made payable to Think Like a Scientist! llc)

Time: Each camp offers a choice of a morning session (9:00 to 11:30) or afternoon session (12:30 to 3:00)

To Register: Contact Coleen Herbst and Jodi Wooten at  tlascientist@gmail.com or 484.678.1602. We will email you the necessary paper work to enroll your child. Full registration fee is required to hold a spot for your child on one of our camp rosters.

Age(s):  4 – 9 years old

Specialty:  Science

Contact:  610-696-2988 | 610-692-8877

               Brookworth Plaza

               780 Miles Road, Suite F

               West Chester, PA 19380


Chester Valley Dance Academy

Specialty:  Dance

Contact:  130 S. Village Avenue

               Exton, PA, 19341



United Sports

United Sports Instructional Programs present a terrific opportunity for any player wishing to take their game to the highest level. These programs are designed to teach young players proper skills and tactics through a structured curriculum.

Age(s):  Elementary – High School

Specialty:  Sports

Contact:  1426 Marshallton-Thorndale Rd.

                Downingtown, PA 19335

                (610) 466-7100


Book Family Farm “Hallelujah Horses”

Riders will have the time of their lives at the Book Family Farm Summer Day Camp. Children, ages 9 and up will learn everything from the basic care & feeding of horses to the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for good horsemanship. In addition, riders will participate in a daily devotional that teach them about God’s love for them.

Camp is Monday – Friday 9 -3 $325.00 a week

Age(s):  9 and up

Specialty:  Horses/Riding

Contact:  251 S Sandy Hill rd

               Coatesville  PA 19320  



Acting Antics

Special educator by trade and an avid thespian Cindy Schneider experimented with offering theater workshops for youth on the autism spectrum and found them to be natural actors.

Specialty: Theater/Drama for youth on the Autism Spectrum

Contact:  3 Ravine Rd.

               Malvern PA 19355 



Art Partners StudiosSummer Camp Brochure

Age(s):  Programs available for ages 6 – 18

Specialty:  Art Education

Contact:  524 east Lincoln Highway

               Coatesville 19320-3499

               (610) 384-3030 



Evolution Training Center

Specialty:  Horses/Riding

Contact:  Lauren Shock Owner and Trainer

               1441 Manorwood Dr

               West Chester, PA 19382




West Chester Parks and Recreation Camps

West Chester Parks and Recreation offers four affordable camp options in June, July & August. Two Summer Day Camp locations for ages 5-10 & Camp B.I.G. for ages 11-14. All sessions begin June 23. Registration begins Feb. 7 with a deadline of June 13.Camp Ages: 5-14Website:http://west-chester.com/recreation.php

Age(s):  5 – 14 years old


Department of Recreation

Borough of West Chester

Phone: (610) 436-9010

401 E. Gay Street

Fax: (610) 436-0009

West Chester, PA 19380

E-mail: parksandrecreation@west-chester.com

The Painted Plate

The Painted Plate is offering weekly summer camps for the 15th year! Our camps are fun, exciting and great for bringing out the creative side in your child! This year, our campers will be making some great projects that will challenge older kids, but are simple enough for the young kids to enjoy as well! Each day, your child will create a one of a kind masterpieces in a different art medium. 

Some examples of what we will be doing are:

Wet clay projects! We will teach your child how turn a lump of clay into a wonderful piece of art. They will be using clay tools, and glazing the projects!

Pottery Painting! Since we are a paint your own pottery store, we will be teaching multiple painting techniques on prefired pottery. Once fired the pieces will be ready for everyday use!

Glass Fusing! The kids will learn how to use glass cutting tools and make wonderful projects that are a great blend of color and light!

Canvas Painting! New to summer camp this year! We will provide instruction on how to create a canvas painting you will place on your wall with pride!

There will also be some surprises that the kids will love!

Each camp is Monday- Friday from 10am till noon

Age(s):  minimum age of 7 years old

Specialty:  Pottery/Art

Contact:  104 W. Market St


 If you would like to add a camp to this comprehensive list, please contact Jen:  Jworthingtonlower@gmail.com



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