2017 Summer Camp Guide

It’s time to start thinking about summer camps! To help you through this process, we have several of the best camps in Bucks County listed here, with all the information you need to learn about their awesome offerings. Check it all out below!

Synergy Dance Center
Lego™ Robotics Camp at the Mercer Museum
Elements Dance Factory
George School Equestrian Camp
Dance Academy
Villa Joseph Marie High School
Breezy Point Day Camp
Central Bucks Family YMCA
Camp Curiosity
Camp Rad

Synergy Dance Center

515 Stump Road, Store 9, North Wales, PA 19454

Synergy Dance Center provides the Children & Young Adults at their studio the tools necessary in becoming well-rounded performers & individuals. Dancers from around Montgomery & Bucks Counties can participate in beginner to advanced Dance Classes for ages 2.5-18 in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical and many more specialty classes!

Dance Camps:

  • Bumble Bees Camps: Ages 2.5-4 – Introduction to Dance
    • 2 Camps! June 26-June 30 or 8/14-8/18
    • Cost: $100
    • Dancers will be introduced to the basics of Ballet and Tap in a fun and welcoming environment. They will also get to take part in a fun craft to help them with their dancing for the week!
  • Leaping Lizards Camp: Ages 5-7 – Beginner & Intro to Dance
    • When: July 17-July 21
    • Cost: $130
    • Throughout the week, dancers will take classes in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical and HipHop! Throughout the week, the dancers will take part in activities in crafts to break-up their day as well!

Dance Intensives:

  • Turning Tigers Intensive: Ages 8-11 – Intermediate Intensive
    • When: July 24-July 28
    • Cost: $150
    • In a faster-paced learning environment, dancers will experience all of the styles of dance that we offer at Synergy; Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Irish and HipHop! This intensive is recommended for dancers that have 2 years of experience in a structured dance class.
  • Dancing Dragons Intensive: Ages 12+ – Advanced Intensive
    • When: July 31-August 4
    • Cost: $175
    • Our Advanced Dance Intensive is designed for dancers with 3+ years of dance education. In addition to the styles that we normally offer at Synergy, dancers will get to experience Modern, Improvisation, Partner Work and More. This is a fast-paced intensive where dancers can explore their creativity while having fun and making friends!!

*10% Sibling Discount is Available

**Click on the registration packet for information on planned vacation prorate!

***Age is used as a guide for Camps/Intensives. The teachers and director at Synergy Dance Center will be able to help place your dancer correctly.

Lego™ Robotics Camp at the Mercer Museum

84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 345-0210
https://www.mercermuseum.org/education/summer-camps-workshops/

Children in 2nd grade and up will explore the world of Lego™ and robotics while engaging in the key STEM areas of science, technology,  engineering and math. The Lego™ Robotics program also makes connection to the Mercer Museum’s technology collections. Campers will learn to develop robotic devices, create  student-initiated computer programming, and much more!

Lego™ Robotics Workshop: FUNdamentals – Monday-Friday, July 17-21 • 12:30-3:30 pm OR Aug. 7-11 • 8:30-11:30 am
Lego™ Robotics Workshop: Basics Trek – Monday-Friday, June 26-30 • 8:30-11:30 am,  OR Aug. 7-11 • 12:30-3:30 pm, OR Aug. 14-18 • 8:30-11:30 am
Lego™ Robotics Workshop: Intermediate Quest – Monday-Friday, June 26-30 • 12:30-3:30 pm, OR July 17-21 • 8:30-11:30 am,
Lego™ Robotics Workshop: Advanced I NXT Exploration – Monday-Friday, July 24-28 • 8:30-11:30 am
Lego™ Robotics Workshop: Advanced II  EV3 Expedition – Monday-Friday, July 24-28 • 12:30-3:30 pm OR Aug. 14-18 • 12:30-3:30 pm

Fee: $180 per week/$160 for members

Call 215-348-9461, ext. 210 or visit us at https://www.mercermuseum.org/education/summer-camps-workshops/ to register or for more information.​

Elements Dance Factory

401 County Line Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
www.elementsdancefactory.com
Contact: Lori Montague, Business/Media Director

Welcome to Elements Dance Factory’s 2017 “Summer of Fun”. At Elements we believe that your child should experience the world of dance as it was intended to be experienced…our camps are imagination driven, creative and fun. We are offering our most popular dance camps this summer which include Disney Princess Camp for ages 3 to 6, Movie Time Camp for ages 4 to 8 where we celebrate the most popular children’s movies of 2016/2017 each day of the week. Themes will include “The Trolls”, “Moana”, “Leap”, and more. For our more serious dancer we offer state of the art Technique Camps, and for the first time ever, we are offering this to campers as young as 6 years of age. This camp allows your child to focus and master the elements of dance that they are most desiring to perfect…leaps, turns, form, balance, etc… Campers receive individualized attention which will enable them to take their newly developed skills back to their classroom where they may continue to develop into the artist they are striving to become. Our “Broadway Camp” is a three day Workshop where campers will focus on popular Broadway musicals, explore the many varieties of style of both the classical and current Broadway shows all while strengthening their jazz technique. Our Summer Intensive is geared toward the well-rounded and serious dancer. A two-hour master class is included in this full day of dance, technique and improvisation. Master teachers will be from Philadelphia’s most reputed companies including Koresh, Brian Sander and PA Ballet just to name a few.

Elements Dance Factory is conveniently located in Upper Southampton directly on County Line Road. Our facility is state of the art, clean, inviting and conducive to cultivating a passion for dance and performance for children of all ages.

George School Equestrian Camp

1690 Newtown Langhorne Rd, Newtown, PA 18940
(215) 579-6500

Spend your summer days riding on the beautiful 240-acre George School campus. Learn how to improve your riding and horsemanship skills. We have horses available for beginner to advanced level riders. Our camp includes flatwork, jumping, trail riding, and a weekly horse show. Our certified instructors emphasize safety and riding enjoyment for campers ages eight to fourteen. Enjoy a different field trip or activity every Thursday and participate in a George School horse show every Friday. Campers enjoy a daily buffet lunch in the George School dining room, which includes a deli bar, hot bar, salad bar, fresh fruit, and rotating side bars such as hot dogs, hamburgers, tacos, or yogurt. Campers may select any number or combination of weeks from June 19 through August 11. Camp days run Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Before and after care is available through George School Day Camp for families who need early drop off and/or late pick up.

The Dance Academy

http://thedanceacademybuckscounty.com/
1486 Buck Rd. Southampton, PA 18966
(215) 860-9530

The Dance Academy celebrates 30 years of helping teach and grow children in their love of dance this season. Under the Artistic Direction of Donnajean Kline, The Dance Academy offers a rewarding and enjoyable experience, while meeting the needs of all different types of students interested in the art of dance. They have secured a place among the finest dance schools in the tristate area making the Philly Hotlist in 2012 and Bucks Happening Winner 2013.The mission of The Dance Academy is to offer professional dance training with a personal touch. The students who enter the studio are at various levels of ability; whether they start as toddlers or more advanced ballet dancers, our goal is to instill the love of dance in all who pass through our studio doors.

Summer is a great time get to know The Dance Academy. They offer full-day and half day dance camps as well as drop in evening classes. Dancers can enjoy 3, 4 or 5 days camps that vary from Ballet to a combination camp that encompasses tap, jazz, lyrical and ballet. Visit our website at www.thedanceacademybuckscounty.com for a complete list of our 2017 camps.

Villa Joseph Marie High School

1180 Holland Road Holland, PA 18966
www.vjmhs.org/summer

Once again, Villa Joseph Marie is offering a variety of enriching camp experiences for students in grades 4 and up in the Summer of 2017 though its [email protected] camp program. Villa’s flagship summer camp, The EDGE, a two-week preparatory program for seventh- and eighth-graders applying to Catholic/private high schools, will return, with a focus on HSPT preparation, resume writing, and interview skills.

Looking to sharpen your reading and math skills this summer? Then check out CRAM (Critical Reading And Math), which helps students in grades 9-12 develop essential reading and math skills that are often overlooked or under-taught in the standard classroom.

For younger students (grades 5-7), there’s GOAL (Go Out And Lead), the ideal camp for blossoming student leaders. The week-long course features public speaking, organizational, and team-building exercises that will enhance a student’s natural leadership skills in a position in school, on a team, or in the community.

Arts camps include Portfolio-Building for Young Artists (grades 6-8, 9-12), a two-week drawing and painting program that introduces young artists to the elements of art, principles of design, and importance of portfolio-building; Creative Arts & You (grades 7-9), a one-week camp that engages students in fun, Pinterest-type projects, including tie-dye, collaging, jewelry-making, and more; and Camp Jem! (grades 5-9), a two-week program that introduces aspiring performers to the elements of musical theater, including singing, choreography, and stage direction through scenework, culminating in a final performance.

Rounding out our offerings are our athletic camps, which this year include Softball and Soccer for boys and girls in grades 4-9.

There’s something to meet every student’s needs and interests. So please join us this [email protected]!

For more information or to register: www.vjmhs.org/summer

Questions: Please contact Bailey Gorman, Admissions Associate, at [email protected] or 215-357-8810, ext. 209.

Summer Camp at Central Bucks Family YMCA Offers Kids a Chance to Learn and Explore at Camp

Marketing Communications Contact: Marie Axler
[email protected]
215.348.8131, x1180
cbfymca.org/camp

Central Bucks Family YMCA’s summer camp program offers an enriching, learning experience to help youth get more out of summer break – more friendships, more accomplishments and more belonging. Through a mix of fun and educational activities aimed at improving well-being, kids will experience new adventures, learn new skills, & share interests with friends.

Y Summer Camp begins on June 19 and is offered in both Doylestown and Warminster locations. The program provides a flexible schedule of a wide variety of sports and specialty camps. This year, Y summer camp is adding preschool swimming, afternoon indoor specialties, new field trips, ‘campers choice’ activities, new camp themes and late care curbside pickup.

Central Bucks Family YMCA offers a traditional day camp for prekindergarten through 7th grade, teen camps, half day sports and specialty camps including animation, archery, rugby,  art, track, volleyball, babysitter training, cooking, dance, drama, fiber arts, lacrosse, musical theater, fishing, tennis, movie making, photography, guitar, softball, swimming, jewelry making, NFL Flag Football and more. Some of the optional weekly trips include outings to the Philadelphia Zoo, National Constitution Center, Sky Zone, Diggerland, Academy of Natural Sciences, Adventure Aquarium, Trenton Thunder game, and The Franklin Institute.

To learn more about Central Bucks Family YMCA’s camp program, contact Melissa Lollar at 215.348.8131,[email protected] or visit cbfymca.org/camp.

Camp Curiosity

4425 Landisville Rd, Doylestown, PA 18902
(215) 348-7221
http://www.campcuriosity.com/

Camp Curiosity: Camp | School | Stables offers a traditional camp, as well as sports and specialty camps. Camps range from 3 months old to 10th Grade. You have the ability to mix and match camps for variety. You also have the ability to mix and match days/weeks for flexible families and vacations.

For campers who want try a little bit of everything, our General Camp is for you! General Campers will participate in sports, arts & crafts, theater, music, and our famous giant group games like “Outpost”, “Safari” or “Stratego”.

Campers who want a concentrated camp, a sport or specialty camp is for you! Sport CampsInclude: Archery, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Equestrian, Fishing, Flag Football, Golf, Roller Hockey, Soccer, and Tennis. Specialty Camps include, Intro to Fine Arts, Leather Crafting, Outdoor Survival, Photography, Science, and Woodworking.

Whether competing hard in our Camp Olympics or relaxing by one of our swimming pools watching a giant chess match, Camp Curiosity is a place to build friendships for the rest of your child’s life. Open houses are:

  • March 26, 2017 1-3pm
  • April 23, 2017 1-3pm
  • May 21, 2017 1-3pm

Think Fun. Think Summer.  Think Camp RAD.

Location at VE Club: 130 Davisville Road, Warminster, PA 18974
215-572-0469
https://www.camprad.net

Camp RAD is a 10-week traditional summer day camp full of activities including swimming, basketball, newcomb, hockey, gaga, swimming lessons, soccer, karate, capture the flag, dodge ball, t-ball, storytelling, music, arts and crafts.  We will be offering weekly entertainment and events including animals, magicians, puppets, boy vs girl day, water fun day, talent show and science workshops.

Camp RAD will run from June 12th to August 18th.  Camp runs from 9:00am to 3:30pm daily and we offer early and late care 7:30am to 6:00pm.

Daily Option: Pick any day of the week per week

Weekly Option: Pick any week, 1 to 10

Payment Plans: Customized plans available

Referral Program: Receive credits for referring campers: $50 to $200 per family

Contact Kelly Degorski at 215-572-0469 or email her at [email protected] Visit our website at www.CampRAD.net for more information.

 

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