Early Chapters in Our History, 1890 to 1986

This book — “The College Settlement of Philadelphia: A History” — published in 1989, was written in 1986 by Executive Director Leonard C. Ferguson, and covers the decades from our formation in Philadelphia in 1890, through the purchase of the Farm Camp property in 1922, to the year 1986.

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Renting Our Facilities

Our 234-acre property has facilities for Corporate Picnics, Special Events, Church Retreats, Family Reunions, Class Trips and much more!

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Counselors-in-Training Frequently Asked Questions

Can I become a CIT if I’ve never attended camp at College Settlement?
CIT positions are primarily intended for former campers. Each year, we receive many more applications than spots we have available. For this reason, applicants who did not attend as campers will be considered after all former camper applications are reviewed.

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Here at College Settlement, the safety and health of campers and staff is always our highest priority. 
We continue to update our scheduling, screening and sanitizing procedures.  Additionally, we will continue to monitor the CDC and American Camp Association guidelines, and will update our procedures for keeping campers and staff safe in accordance with new recommendations….


Letter to Parents 2021

Dear Parents.
It is our hope to be able to provide a safe, fun summer for your children.  We will follow the guidelines issued by the CDC as well as our extra measures to keep campers and staff protected.  
We will operate our Day Camp and Overnight Camp with reduced numbers. …

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Season’s Greetings from Terry

As we come to the end of 2020, we start to reflect on the trials and tribulations we have all faced, and we are thankful for all of you and the unending support of our programs.

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