Presented by Philadelphia School of Rock
June 24-June 28, 2013
This camp focuses on the music of one of rock's modern day masters, Dave Grohl. From his work with Queens of the Stone Age and Nirvana to fronting his own legendary band, The Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl has been at the top of the charts and for 2 decades. The camp is M-F 9:30-3. Lunch is provided on Friday. Completely student-played rock show of Dave Grohl's music will be held on the evening ...More
June 20, 2013
Bring your youngsters, ages 2-6, for an hour of storytelling and hands-on activities, led by PHS staff. Mark your calendars for these fun events about gardening and the ...More
June 22, 2013
Enjoy a day of hands-on fun with art and science in the beautiful APS Museum's outdoor garden. Try out state-of-the art microscopes, make beautiful watercolors with teaching artists ...More
June 22-June 23, 2013
Enjoy the beauty of tropical plants inside the Plaza de Aibonito, Puerto Rico. This colorful cultural celebration includes Hispanic arts and crafts, games, Puerto Rican activities ...More
June 25, 2013
Enjoy your morning listening to fabulous stories as told by a William Jeanes/Springfield librarian. Take a walk in the garden after Storytime. Free for members or free with ...More
June 27, 2013
Franklin Institute educators present some chilling science with liquid nitrogen. See how ultra-cold temperatures change the ways that familiar materials behave. FREE...More
June 8-July 27, 2013
Disney's animated classic is brought to life in a musical version performed by youth actors and professional adults. Cruella De Ville is trying to get those perky Dalmatians...will ...More
June 19-August 14, 2013
Outdoor play inspires a greater connection with the outdoor world. Each week a different activity will be introduced by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff. Children, ages 3 ...More
|Hollystock Music and Arts Festival|
townwide free music and arts feastival featuring over 35 band on outdoor stages and inside venues, beer garden area. Many of Philly area's top acts all in one day in the historic town of Mount Holly
|Backstage BBQ @ Hebe Music||08/09/13-|
|Sundays at Pennsbury: Living History Theater|
What’s new at Neshaminy? - The women of the Middletown Quaker Meeting met monthly to discuss matters of importance in the local community. What concerned them most in the late 17th Century?
|Peach, Princess and Pirate Party Family Festival|
Join the party for NJ’s favorite summer fruit with crafts, a planting activity, and a treasure hunt. Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite Princess or Pirate costume and join us for some themed crafts. Enjoy Jersey Peaches and peach products at the Peachy Concession Stand.
|Camden Children's Garden||08/10/13-|
David Darwin is a professional juggler and sideshow performer. He has appeared on "Last Call with Carson Daly" and was a semi-finalist on "America's Got Talent." He has written, directed and starred in several shows for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. He recently performed in “Caesar’s Palace of Fun” at the Walnut Street Theatre.
|Grasso's Magic Theatre||08/11/13||Philadelphia|
|Six Flags Caribbean Concert|
TriniFly Promotions presents
Every Monday, join Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Free Library of Philadelphia for a nature-inspired story and craft. This program is designed to connect kids to their environment. A new nature theme - frogs, flowers, fish and more - will be featured each week as kids discover the fun of being read to outdoors and creating their own make-and-take nature craft. Bring a blanket to sit on or enjoy the cool grass. For children ages 4 to 6 (older and younger siblings welcome). ...
|Center City District||06/17/13-|
The world we see…nature, poetry and me. We are all connected to Mother Earth and experience the nature around us. In this workshop, children ages 8 to 12 will translate these experiences into words. Children will be encouraged to see the world in new ways and translate these experiences into poetry. Every Monday throughout the summer. FREE
|Center City District||06/17/13-|
|TDBA Movie Night: "The Avengers"|
The Avengers, is a 2012 American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is scripted and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders,...
|TD Bank Ampitheater||08/13/13||Bensalem|
Hiddi hiddi! That’s how to say hello on the Island of Elska, the imaginary volcanic island off the coast of Iceland that is home to the singer Elska and a cast of quirky characters, including her two-foot-tall best friend the Goobler, an Arctic Fox and a vast colony of Lost Socks. Her award-winning debut album, Middle of Nowhere, is packed with kid-friendly modern pop songs rendered in a spell-binding blend of vibraphones, chimes, bells,...
|The Colonial Theatre||08/13/13||Phoenixville|
|Summer Wonder: Mary Knysh presents "A Medival Feast"|
Penn Museum’s Summer Wonder program, appropriate for guests of all ages and their families, continues with this unique musical performance. Join Mary Knysh in an exploration of medieval music and instruments and their continuing influence today. A rich collection of chants, ballads, recorder melodies, troubadour songs, and stories—experienced through Mary’s vivid interpretations—give modern audiences a glimpse into everyday life in the Middle Ages. Presented in...
|Hot Sâ€™more Nights|
Take a hike, learn something new, and enjoy s’mores around Briar Bush’s fire pit campfire. A different theme (bears, sense, night lights, insects, predators, skits/stories) every week. Sign up soon—these popular programs fill up quickly. An event for the whole family (children must be accompanied by an adult).
|Briar Bush Nature Center||07/10/13-|
Every Wednesday, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will provide an opportunity for kids ages 3 to 6 years old to be physically active in a fun and friendly environment. Games will be age appropriate, cooperative, inclusive, and facilitated by a trained staff member. FREE
|Center City District||06/19/13-|
Do you have an active toddler who loves to be outside? Is your child in love with nature? Our interactive programs for children ages 3-5 are perfect for your little one!
|John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove||06/05/13-|
Join one of our naturalists on a guided walk along our trails. Enjoy the sights and sounds as the sun sets.
|John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove||08/14/13||Audubon|
|PUSS IN BOOTS|
The poor miller gives his son the family cat and sends the lad off to make his way in the world. To the son’s surprise, the cat turns out to be magical, clever and totally fashion-forward! Dressed to impress, Puss convinces the King that the miller’s son is a nobleman and helps the boy win the hand of the princess, while also ridding the land of a grumpy ogre. Two actors play all the characters in the spirited version of the classic French fairy tale,
|Family Stages Inc. / Duet Productions||08/15/13||Ambler|
|Summer Nature Adventure: Dusk To Dark|
For students who have completed grades 4-6. Observe your surroundings as the sun sets and darkness envelops us. Learn what or who is out & about. Bring a small flashlight (if you have one).
|Peace Valley Nature Center||08/12/13-|
|Arden Drama School: Kids' Crew Summer Camps-Let the Games Begin|
Inspired by their favorite sports, videogames, board games, or amusement park, campers will create a story all about play. This camp includes a field trip to the Franklin Square Park, which includes playgrounds, a mini-golf course and the Liberty Carousel.
|Arden Theatre Company||08/05/13-|
|Summer Camp at Shofuso Japanese House & Garden|
Spend a week (or four!) this summer experiencing Japanese culture at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden! Boys and girls entering 3rd through 6th grades can try many Japanese hands-on activities in beautiful Japanese House and Garden in West Fairmount park. Each week ends with a special camper-led tour and performance for their parents and guardians!
|Shofuso Japanese House and Garden||07/22/13-|
|Arden Drama School-Teen Company Summer Camps: Musical Theatre Camp|
At Teen Company Musical Theatre Camp, some of Philly’s finest musical theatre pros will teach you how to hone your singing, dancing and acting skills while learning how to read music, sing harmony, integrate choreography and interpret a song. At the end of camp on Friday, August 16th at 4 pm, parents, friends, and family will be invited to a musical revue featuring musical numbers you’ve worked on over the three weeks.
|Arden Theatre Company||07/29/13-|
|Imagination Camp |
Journey through the wacky, wild and wondrous world of your imagination! This program is designed for our youngest campers (K-5) and with their needs in mind. Laying the foundations for effective collaboration (in an age and developmentally appropriate way), young people play hard and play with purpose while being introduced to and developing the skills of the creative theatre arts. We paint with our hands, make up silly songs, and flex our imaginations! A ridiculous amount of fun –...
|Yes! And... Collaborative Arts iMagination Programming (C.A.M.P.)||08/05/13-|
Welcome to the Tribe! This is Yes! And… Collaborative Arts' flagship program – because it’s where it all began! Inspired by the model for arts education developed by MUSE Theatre Company in 1988, Summer Theatre Camp is truly an Adventure in Play! With a focus on the process of collaborative art making and imaginative play Yes! And… Collaborative Arts invites young people to the edge of their own imaginations and beyond!
|Yes! And... Collaborative Arts iMagination Programming (C.A.M.P.)||08/05/13-|
|Summer Dance Camp|
Lace it Up Dance Studio, LLC turns summer into a time for creativity, fun, making new friends and learning new dance skills for children 4-15. Led by our professional, friendly, enthusiastic staff, and featuring convenient, extended hours, LIU is perfect for parents and children alike.
|Lace it Up Dance Studio, LLC||06/17/13-|
From small gnome homes to giant
|Awbury Arboretum and Historic Site||08/12/13-|
|Celiac Awareness Night with the Phillies|
Join the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) for the 6th Annual Celiac Awareness Night with the Philadelphia Phillies! Watch as the Phillies take on the Los Angeles Dodgers while enjoying even more gluten-free food and drink options at the ballpark.
|National Foundation for Celiac Awareness||08/16/13||Philadelphia|
|Let's Move! Nutrition and Fitness Summer Camp at Longwood Gardens|
Explore the Gardens while learning where your food comes from and how plants provide us with nutrients necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Discover ways to stay fit as you experiment with healthy eating habits and challenge yourself in physical activities. Develop strategies throughout the week that encourage a healthy future.
Have a wild summer following our keepers at Elmwood Park Zoo’s Summer Camp! You’ll go behind the scenes and witness first-hand how our animals are fed, trained and cared for. Through various presentations and fun activities, you’ll experience what it takes to be a zookeeper and appreciate the importance of wildlife conservation.
|Elmwood Park Zoo||06/17/13-|
|Brain Boot Camp|
Brain Boot Camp is designed to help your child strengthen their learning capacities during the summer, when many students forget what they have learned or lose cognitive momentum. Children of all ages will participate in the CORE brain- building activities and can then choose other unique academic courses. In addition, a CORE game time is scheduled, which includes supervised, educational, computer games. Parents can choose up to 4 classes from either Academics (Reading Comp, Mental Math,...
|ATG Learning Academy||06/24/13-|
|TEEN FASHION WEEK with Danny Noble & Adriana Valentine; Special August Workshop for ages 12-17|
Fashion Week is a creative workshop for aspiring teen fashion designers. This experience can be used to see if you want a future in the world of fashion OR if you just want to try something new and have fun with like-minded kids. Working with award-winning fashion designer and educator Danny Noble, you will explore the creative process and solve design problems by repurposing clothes to create your own individual statements. You will also learn the basics of how to research your ideas,...
|Community Arts Center||08/12/13-|
|Summer in the City Camp|
Summer in the City is a day camp located at Old Pine Community Center, convenient to Center City, Northern Liberties, and South Philadelphia. Students who have completed Kindergarten through 8th grade are welcome to join us for a summer of fun and adventure right in their own backyard. Campers will go swimming twice a week and have afternoon specialized sports sessions in our air conditioned gym. All field trips are included in the weekly rate. Lunch and Snack are provided and we also...
|Old Pine Community Center||06/24/13-|
The overall dress code for this workshop is clothes your child can comfortably move around and dance in. A leotard is suggested for girls. NO JEWELRY and hair pulled back.
|Step II Dance Center||08/12/13-|
|ART CAMP - DRAW, PAINT, PRINT!|
Spend a fun-filled week doing what you love! Draw from observation and your imagination. Experiment with line, color, and composition as you turn your drawings into paintings and prints. Work with a variety of materials and learn great techniques.
|Alpern Art Studio||08/12/13-|
|AOY Summer Camps: Week 8|
3 different AM camps available to choose from; 3 different PM camps: Design & create a book, modern art theme, Egyptian theme, painting techniques, creative paper making, painted funky footwear and more! Ages 6-13 this week.
|Artists of Yardley||08/12/13-|
|PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER CAMP|
Now in its 10th year! Acting, Voice, and Movement with professional instruction for Grades 1 through 12. Two-week sessions. Summer musical theater production of FAME, JR. for upper camp (Grades 5 - 12).
|Steel River Playhouse||07/08/13-|
|Let's Move - Be A Bug|
Giggle your way through this bug boot camp as you learn how to crawl like an ant, hop like a grasshopper, float like a dragonfly, and spin like a spider. Parents, keep up with the kids and learn these fun moves for yourself! This event takes place the 3rd Saturday in May through August, 11am-1pm.
|Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania||08/17/13||Philadelphia|
|Hagley's Creek Kids: Innovation and Power|
Discover the unique innovations incorporated into the Hagley Powder Yards! Explore how turbines harness water power, why roll mills were constructed so unusually, and other sources of power utilized by the DuPont Company.
|Hagley Museum and Library||08/13/13-|
|The Life and Times of Omar Ibn Sayyid|
A well-regarded African Muslim teacher and scholar from Futa Torro (modern Senegal), West Africa, Omar ibn Sayyid was enslaved and brought to South Carolina in the early 1800s and remained in bondage for the rest of his life. Yet the records he created during his life illustrate that physical and mental bondage are two very different things!
|African American Museum in Philadelphia||08/17/13||Philadelphia|
After a psycho ex-fitness instructor (Ben Stiller) takes over operations at their formerly fat-friendly camp, a group of plump kids band together to save their summer from ruin in this hysterical comedy written and produced by Judd Apatow.
|Bryn Mawr Film Institute||08/17/13||Bryn Mawr|
|Washingtonâ€™s August 1777 Encampment Reenactment |
Join us for our annual reenactment to celebrate Washington’s August 1777 encampment at Moland House. The grounds of the Moland House come alive with 18th Century music, children’s games, and demonstrations of colonial crafts. All proceeds go to deferring the cost of the reenactment and to support the Moland House. Rain date of August 24.
|Warwick Township Historical Society||08/17/13||Hartsville|
|Sundays at Pennsbury: Open Hearth Cooking: |
The cooks at Pennsbury will select their most interesting 17th century receipts (recipes) to demonstrate to the public.
|Family Weekend 2013: Pets in Prison!|
Some furry (and some creepy-crawly) creatures once lived behind Eastern State Penitentiary's walls. Some prisoners kept pets in solitary confinement, and a colony of feral cats occupied the property when the prison was abandoned. Officers once patrolled the grounds on horseback, and kept German Shepherds for security. Families will discover unique stories about animals all weekend long! Kids will learn more about Eastern State Penitentiary’s most famous four-legged resident, Pep the...
|Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site||08/17/13-|
What are you doing the third weekend in August? Well, if you are like thousands of music lovers on the East Coast you head for Upper Salford Township near the bucolic burg of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, a little more than 35 miles outside of Philadelphia where the legendary PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL transforms a working farm into a magical, musical “soundpark”. This cherished event is the longest continuously-running outdoor musical festival of its kind in North America and...
|Philadelphia Folk Festival||08/15/13-|
Eddy Ray began performing at the young age of five years old. Throughout school, magic was his main hobby performing in talent shows and for his classmates. Immediately after graduating Eddy began performing professionally. He entertained at private parties and other various events both locally and internationally. Notable highlights include Eddy performing at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada and performing in Tokyo and Osaka Japan. Aside from performing over 250 shows a year,...
|Grasso's Magic Theatre||08/18/13||Philadelphia|
|Segal Puppet & Theatre Co. presents Ropenose|
Originally based on an East European folktale about an unloved ogre, this 40 minute interactive puppet show has gone through another generation of change thanks to the “love” given to its title character by audiences ages 2-5. Against the backdrop of getting ready for a celebration party, Rodney, Monroe, Sweeper, and other puppet friends find Ropenose – a character originally thought to be made up by a storytelling uncle – to be a real character that is in need of...
|The Colonial Theatre||08/20/13||Phoenixville|
|Rock-N-Roar Concert Series at the Philadelphia Zoo|
Pack your blanket and put on your dancing shoes, it’s time to rock and roar! The Rock n Roar Concert Series kicks off on Tuesday, June 11 and continues every other Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. through the end of August. Philadelphia Zoo is proud to host many of the area’s top family friendly performers for this outdoor concert series on Impala Lawn, as they bring the joy and art of creating and performing live children’s music to a whole new level! Be sure to pack a comfy blanket,...
|Wickline Casting's Film & TV Summer Camps!|
Featured by Philadelphia Magazine as one of their Top Picks For Kids Camps!
|Kathy Wickline Casting||06/04/13-|
|Summer Wonder: Linda Humes presents "A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr."|
Penn Museum’s Summer Wonder program, appropriate for guests of all ages and their families, continues with this storytelling performance. August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Storyteller Linda Humes celebrates the legacy and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., accompanied by master percussionist, Sanga of the Valley. Filled with stories about Rosa Parks, Marion Anderson singing on the steps of the Lincoln...
|Clay Extravaganza for ages 8-12: Special August Workshop!|
The Community Arts Center has one of the strongest ceramics programs in the area. We believe in introducing children to the magic of clay at an early age, and every camper at CAC's SUMMER SPREE has an opportunity to work with clay. For those kids who just can't get enough of ceramics, we are offering this special two day clay immersion workshop. We'll explore the connection between art and nature as we go on a clay digging expedition outside, and learn to print textures from leaves and...
|Community Arts Center||08/20/13-|
|Mama Mac Music Jam!|
An interactive format using instruments, props, movement scarves, parachute, balls, blocks, bubbles & more!
|Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations|
Franklin Institute educators present some chilling science with liquid nitrogen. See how ultra-cold temperatures change the ways that familiar materials behave. FREE
|The Franklin Institute||08/22/13||Philadelphia|
|All Ages Programming|
Join us every Thursday this summer and enjoy our fun and unique educational programming! Topics vary weekly and range from nature hikes to discussions on plants and wildlife. Each program is scheduled for one hour.
|John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove||06/27/13-|
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