Day Camp Notes
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Registration for Summer 2022 will open in February 2022.
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 its own Counselor for the entire session.
Day camp sessions are Monday-Friday only
Session One: Monday, June 20– Friday, July 1
Session Two: Tuesday, July 5* – Friday, July 15 (9 day session)
Session Three: Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 29
Session Four: Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 12
Campers can be enrolled for 2x day camp sessions(four weeks total). Alternatively, campers may combine their two 2-week day camp sessions with a one or two-week overnight camp session.
*The session beginning July 5th will be one day shorter than other sessions. The price is the same due to the discounts already in place.
Summer Camp Open House Dates 2022
Saturday, April 9 – On-site
Saturday, April 23 – On-site
Sunday, April 24- Virtual
Thursday, June 9 – 5:30 to 7:00 pm
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 a 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.
Learn More about the Summer Feeding Program for our Campers.