For campers currently in grades 1 - 5● Weekly, June 19 - July 14
In the tradition of progressive education at The Philadelphia School, campers will explore a variety of activities each day. We encourage curiosity through on-site challenges, build confidence through projects, expand campers’ worldview through storytelling, and empower them with opportunities to thrive throughout the day. We begin each day at The Philadelphia School, where we gather for Opening Circle. Campers greet one another, learn about the day to come, share their stories, and play games. Throughout the week, campers engage in art and exploration of the weekly theme, sports and fitness activities, swimming, gardening, and a special adventure. All of our days end with Closing Circle, leaving campers excited for what’s to come and grateful for the fun they’ve had.
This is your final chance to join in this year’s all-school theme of survival! Learn to pitch a tent, build a campfire, hike safely through the woods, and practice orienteering skills. By the end of this week, campers will be ready to blaze the trails and survive off the land. Take advantage of the natural beauty of Philadelphia during this unique camp experience. Field trip: John Heinz Refuge
Are you ready to embark on a multi-sensory expedition of the rainforest? Learn about animal adaptation and ecosystems through art and engineering. Campers will journey through the canopy layer and examine the rainforest floor through problem-solving adventures. Examine conservation efforts and evaluate how we can continue to protect these fragile ecosystems. Field trip: Philadelphia Zoo
Red, White and Blue or Party in the USA
Philadelphia holds a special place in the history of the Declaration of Independence. Campers will learn the role our city played in Independence Day. Discover why the Fourth of July is about more than fireworks while paying tribute to our great nation. Additionally, campers will take part in an Independence Day Camp Parade! Field trip: Independence Hall
Game Show Mania
On your mark, get set, go! Are you ready for Minute to Win It games, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader competitions, and Survivor challenges? Campers will create team flags and learn the science behind being a tough competitor. Lace up your sneakers for a week of physical and mental challenges. Field trip: Arnold’s Family Fun Center