How to sign up for Philadelphia summer camps and programs
Philly has expanded the summer camps, programs and job opportunities available for children and young adults this summer.
- Registration is open for most programs.
Why it matters: Summer activities and programs provide a safe space at a time when the city’s gun violence typically spikes.
How it works: Find a summer camp or program near you by visiting the city’s locator tool.
- Camp themes this year include rowing, e-sports and the visual arts.
- Spots are limited so sign up soon.
What’s new: The city is offering extended care for children until 6pm at all summer camps.
- Plus: Every summer camp that’s located at a pool will offer free swim lessons to children.
Plus: You can also find summer enrichment programs via a separate city locator tool.
- These are six-week, all-day programs run by the school district and community-based groups.
Meanwhile: The Free Library of Philadelphia will put on its free Summer of Wonder again.
Job opportunities are available through the city’s WorkReady program this summer for those aged 12-24.
- The city also continues to seek pool lifeguards.
Of note: City summer camps and other programs will offer free meals for children.
What they’re saying: “These positive adults, positive programs and positive activities really go a long way in helping our kids get through all this,” Mayor Jim Kenney said Tuesday during a news conference, referencing the city’s gun violence issues.
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