Day Camp Notes
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The Mission of Summer Camps at College Settlement is to deliver a unique camp experience to young people concentrated in the greater Philadelphia area, without regard to economic circumstances. Our programs foster personal growth and provide a safe, affordable, and nurturing place for young people to enjoy the outdoors while learning about themselves, others and the environment.
Day Camp is located on over 60 acres in Horsham Township, Montgomery County. Founded in 1950, the Day Camp is adjacent to the Overnight Camp, and the two camps share some facilities and resources.
Each weekday, campers are dropped off or bused from designated stops near their home and arrive at camp in time for breakfast. Day Camp is a great, exciting place where children get to spend the day swimming, creek crawling, playing games, biking, cooking, creating great crafts, picking berries and all sorts of other fun-filled activities.
The Day Camp is open to children ages 7 to 12 years. Transportation will be provided to select locations in Philadelphia.
The Day Camp operates four, two-week sessions for summer 2021. Children are provided with breakfast, lunch and a snack each day. Former day campers who age out of the program may have the opportunity to also participate in overnight camp (Teen Adventure Program for 13-14 year old children) or become a Counselor in Training (age 15+) once they are old enough.
The Camp is divided into three co-ed villages. Each village is divided into smaller groups, and each group has their own Counselor for the entire session.
Session One: Monday, June 21– Friday, July 2
Session Two: Monday, July 5 – Friday, July 16
Session Three: Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 30
Session Four: Monday, August 2 – Friday, August 13
Campers can be enrolled for TWO day camp sessions. Alternatively, campers may combine their 2-week day camp session with a two 2-week overnight camp session.
After a morning filled with nature time, swimming lessons, and small group activities, the children stop for a nutritious lunch in the Day Camp Activities Center. After lunch, campers get to choose from several small group activities, then enjoy free swim time in Carolyn’s Pool. We keep everyone busy until it’s time for a snack before loading the buses for the trip home.
Sample Daily Schedule:
7:45 – 8:15 Bus Pick-ups
7:45 – 8:45 Car drop-off for campers
8:30 – 9:00 Buses Arrive/Breakfast Served
9:00 Announcements, etc.
9:15 – 12:15 Morning activities with your group
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 3:45 Afternoon Activity Choice Time
4:00 Bus Lines and Snack
4:15 Buses Depart
4:15 – 5:30 Car Pick Up for Campers
While at Camp, your child will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. Environmental activities may include creek crawls, fishing, forest exploration, hiking, bug hunts, farm and garden projects and many more. We have plenty of physical activity at camp, and children get to enjoy kickball, biking, climbing, basketball, gaga, soccer and tag games. Other activities include arts & crafts, cooking, dancing, drama, hayrides and many, many more. We are always adding new activities and no two summers are the same!
Each Friday at Day Camp is a “Special Day.” Special Days may include Movie Themes, Water Carnivals and others.
Licensed Physician Form and up to date immunization history must be completed no more than 4 weeks before the child’s summer session.
Please register for a session with availability and add waitlist option for any full session you would prefer. If/when space becomes available we will call you to secure a space for your child. If you need assistance, please call the camp office at 215-542-7974 and ask for Becky.