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.Read More »
Our 234-acre property has facilities for Corporate Picnics, Special Events, Church Retreats, Family Reunions, Class Trips and much more!Read More »
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.…
The Counselor-in-Training program is designed to give former campers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with staff roles and develop their leadership skills. CITs help supervise campers, facilitate activities, manage camper conflicts, and generally assist counselors in preparation for joining the staff here at College Settlement….Counselors-in-Training Frequently Asked Questions »
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….
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. …
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.Read More »
A limited number of children (grades 2 through 5 only), will be enrolled…Register »
“The Worms,” A Painting Lesson, Two Songs from Loren and Rich, and more…See Week 7 »
Art Lessons, Corny Jokes, Songs, Zombies and more…See Week 6 »
Easy Seed Germination, Holly’s Bleach Tie-Dye, A Message from the Kids in Spain, and more…See Week 5 »