About The College Settlement of Philadelphia

The College Settlement of Philadelphia was founded in 1892 to provide social, cultural and educational programs for the immigrants of South Philadelphia. The Agency operated a Settlement House in Philadelphia at Fourth and Christian Streets. The College Settlement Camp was founded in 1922 by Anna Freeman Davies to augment the cultural, educational and recreational programs conducted in the city by The College Settlement of Philadelphia. Since that time, The College Settlement Camp has been providing camping services for people from the greater Philadelphia area. Services have ranged from an active summer program to weekend camping by Scout and community groups.

The College Settlement of Philadelphia operates overnight camp programs (ages 8-14) and Kuhn Day Camp offers day programs (ages 7-12) for children with financial disadvantages from the metropolitan Philadelphia area. Many of these children live in difficult situations and face challenging problems in their daily lives. We offer them an enjoyable, educational summer camp experience.