Thursday, February 29 2024 10:33

Brandywine Valley Summer Camps

Written by Marci Tomassone

Our guide to help you keep your kids energized, engaged and happy all summer long

The Agnes Irwin School/Summer at AIS 2024

275 S. Ithan Avenue, Bryn Mawr

June 17–August 2

Little Explorers Day Camp, Age 3–Kindergarten

Explorers Summer Day Camp, 1st–7th Grade

Academic Enrichment Programs, 1st–10th Grade

Athletic Camps, K-8th Grade (age varies by sport)

Ready. Set. Summer. The Agnes Irwin School is excited to kick off another fantastic summer season! They offer athletic camps, academic enrichment and traditional day camp opportunities for both boys and girls, ages 3 years and up. Get excited to Ready. Set. Summer. through performing arts, sports, nature exploration, creative arts, STEM activities, games, water-play, field trips and so much more!

AIM Academy Summer Enrichment Program

1200 River Rd., Conshohocken

July 1–July 26

AIM’s Summer Enrichment Program is a four-week experience for students entering 1st–12th grade, offering thematic, hands-on academics to reinforce and strengthen essential skills in reading, writing, comprehension and math. Alongside academics, students engage in fun camp activities such as visual and performing arts, science and technology, and outdoor adventures!

The Baldwin School

701 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr

June 17–August 2

Summer at Baldwin is a fun and engaging series of week-long themed day camps for girls and boys entering grades Pre-K to grade 8. Campers will enjoy swimming, nature study, field trips, arts and crafts, outdoor sports and games, free and directed play and a weekly special event! Your child deserves a Summer at Baldwin. Visit their website to learn more.

Camp Geronimo

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm
360 Locust Grove Rd., West Chester

June 17–21; June 24–June 28; July 8–12; July 15–19; July 29–August 2; August 5–9

Camp Geronimo offers children ages 6–12 years with disabilities a unique day camp experience on a 17-acre West Chester farm. A 1:1 camper/counselor ratio ensures all children can participate safely and successfully. A registered nurse is on site each day to ensure each child’s medical needs are met. Whether it’s feeding a baby calf from a bottle, picking vegetables from the garden, or grooming one of the miniature horses, the camp guarantees a fun and memorable experience for all campers.

Center School

2450 Hamilton Ave, Abington

July 8–August 2

Join Center School for an “Under the Sea”–themed learning and enrichment program. This four-week program offers full-day and morning-only options for students entering grades 1–8. During the morning sessions, the focus is on targeted instruction in literacy, using the Wilson Reading System, and mathematics. Afternoon sessions will include enrichment activities such as physical fitness, STEM and creative arts. Camp ends with a fantastic foam party!

Centreville Layton School

6201 Kennett Pk., Centreville, DE

June 24–July 26

This Pre-K–8th grade program is designed to reinforce academics, with an optional afternoon program focused on recreational activities and nature exploration. The program offers students instruction and academic support for reading, written language and mathematics to prepare students for the upcoming school year.

Delaware Museum of Nature & Science Camps

4840 Kennett Pk., Wilmington

Ages 3 and Under: Camp for Wee Ones (with caregiver): Wednesday Sessions: June 12–July 31, Thursday Sessions: June 13–Aug. 1 (9–11 a.m., not July 3–4)

4–6 years: June 10–14, July 8–12, Aug. 5–9 (½ day a.m.)

5–6 years: June 17–28, July 15–Aug. 2, Aug. 12–23 (full day)

7–8 years: June 17–28, July 8–Aug. 23 (full day)

9–11 years: June 24–28, July 8–12, July 22–16, Aug. 19–23 (full day)

12–15 years: June 17–21 Full STEAM Ahead Workshop (full day)

Get ready for a fun summer of nature and exploration at the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science! Explore and learn through play, with time for experiments, games, stories and crafts.

The Pilot School

208 Woodlawn Rd., Wilmington

June 17–July 26

The Pilot School offers two summer camps. Summer Enrichment Camp offers children ages 5–14 the opportunity to stay on top of key academic skills in language arts and math without sacrificing all of the fun of traditional summer camp. Weekly camp themes are Superheroes, STEM, Color Wars, H2O & Camps Got Talent. The Reading Immersion Camp for 2nd–4th graders addresses components of literacy via the Wilson Reading Program and other evidenced-based programming aligned with the science of reading. The option to stay for a fun-filled afternoon of traditional camp activities is offered.

The Walden School

901 N. Providence Rd., Media

Ages 3–11

Weekly camps: June 17–Aug. 5

The Walden School is offering its fourth year of Montessori-based, hands-on fun in the sun! From dinosaurs and volcanoes to deep sea creatures and creepy crawly bugs, their activities are designed to encourage children, ages 3–7, to make friends, explore and grow. Looking for more academic support this summer? Check out their new Academic Enrichment Program exclusively for elementary students in 1st–5th grade. Visit their website for detailed weekly descriptions and registration.

West Chester University Summer Music Camps

Swope Music Building, 817 S. High St., West Chester

Elementary School and Middle School: June 24–28

High School Summer Music Institute: July 8–13

Summer Jazz Camp: July 14–19

Elementary School and Middle School Summer Music Camps offer a variety of ensemble experiences, culminating with a finale concert. High School Summer Music Institute students benefit from private lessons, ensembles, music theory classes and a variety of concerts. Summer Jazz Camp students participate in combos, rhythm section clinics and classes in music technology, recording and arranging. All summer camp students benefit from working with their outstanding faculty in state-of-the-art Wells School of Music facilities.

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