Sunshine, fresh air and more time to play! There’s so much for kids to love about summer in Montgomery County. And while having some time to just relax is great, there is also tremendous value in planning some scheduled programming for your kiddos to enjoy this summer. It not only stimulates their minds, but helps keep them social and active in a positive and productive way. (Not to mention, you might need the childcare!)
Fortunately, there are plenty of nearby opportunities for kids. Please enjoy our 2020 Camp Guide, you are certain to find the perfect summer plans for your little ones.
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Registration is now open for Bucks County Community College’s popular day camps for children ages 5 to 14 and over
Kids on Campus includes enrichment programs, creative workshops and sports clinics designed to make a child’s summer both a learning experience and a fun adventure. Most programs are one-week long between June 22 and August 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Newtown campus. On-site before-and-after care is available through the YMCA of Bucks County.
For the younger set, new camps this year for ages 5 to 6 years old include Bring it On Cheerleading; Paints, Clay and Mother Goose; and Pop Star Singing. For ages 7 to 9 years old, new camps include Discovering STEAM, High-End Hotel, and Tie-Dye Typhoon.
New additions for the 10 to 13-year-old crowd include Leather Working, Young Artist: Road to Stardom, and Young Chef Academy. For those age 14 or older, new camps include Firefighter Academy, Podcasting 101, and Introduction to Set Building.
These new additions join traditional favorites such as basketball, musical theater, golf, fishing, and outdoor adventures. Back by popular demand are the American Girl doll camp, Lego Animation, Woodturning, and Droneology. A complete list of camps is available at www.bucks.edu/kidsoncampus.
An early bird 10% discount is available for registrations paid in full by April 3. Discount does not include material fees. Scholarships are also available; application deadline is March 15. Visit www.bucks.edu/kidsoncampus for information.
120 Pheasant Run
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940
Camp NAC, located at the Newtown Athletic Club, is offering their Early Bird Discount now through February 15th. Pay in full and register online by February 15th to receive 10% off total camp fees! Multi-week discounts are available for campers enrolled in more than 6 weeks. Multi-sibling discounts are also offered if campers attend 4 or more weeks of camp.
The goal at Camp NAC extends beyond a typical camp day, striving to provide all campers with a safe environment in which they can grow as an individual and develop the skills to create lifelong friendships. Camp NAC offers a variety of themes and camp options each day from 9am-3pm for campers ages 3-15. There are extended care options and tons of additional programs to choose from. Based on the camper’s age, each camp is tailored to fit their specific interests and needs.
With so many options available, you’re sure to find a camp program that’s a perfect fit for your child. This summer’s specialties include sports, arts, cooking and STEM programs and new theme weeks such as Under the Sea, Princess Warrior, Ninja Nastics and The World of Dr. Seuss. All full-day campers also enjoy 1 hour of recreational swim daily in the 4-acre outdoor water park.
The Newtown Athletic Club (NAC) can help you prepare for how your kids will spend their days of freedom. They will be hosting their 2020 Camp NAC Open House on February 8 to share everything you need to know about their summer programs.
1476 Buck Road
The Dance Academy offers a variety of different summer week long camps in the Bucks County area that combine technique, inspire creativity and entertain campers. Their summer camps focus on children by providing them with training in all areas of dance. Dancers experience the joy of music creative movement, and self-expression while developing self-confidence and discover their passion for dance in a safe and nurturing environment.
For more information about their summer camps, please visit www.thedanceacademybuckscounty.com.
For over 30 years, The Dance Academy in Holland, PA has been offering professional dance training with a personal touch, instilling the love of dance to students. Under the creative direction of Miss Donnajean Kline (BFA in Dance, Temple University) and staffed by a group of highly-trained instructors, The Dance Academy has acquired countless awards and accolades each year at local, national, and international competitions.
1195 Florence Columbus Road
Bordentown, New Jersey, 08505
(Lower Bucks bus picks up at the Yardley Park & Ride and Shady Brook Farm)
Liberty Lake Day Camp is a transformative summer experience for ages 4-15, teaching life skills that inspire young people to change the world. Campers enjoy the outdoors- screen-free, as they expand their talents, forge friendships, and enjoy the greatest summer experience imaginable!
On sixty magnificent shady acres, just over the river in NJ, campers customize their days through the “Freedom of Choice” elective program, with over sixty Athletics, Fine/Performing Arts, Swimming, Boating, Fishing and Adventure activities. Committed to high quality supervision, small groups are led by teachers and college students.
Liberty Lake is “all- inclusive” with catered lunches, and a flexible 2-9 week season. Camp begins on the bus, with convenient express pick-ups at Shady Brook Farm and the Yardley Park ‘n’ Ride, as well as downtown Center City. On top of all this, Liberty Lake’s main focus is teaching life skills through its five star points: Independence, Integrity, Teamwork, Aspiration and Friendship. Check out their website, and read why Liberty Lake and its director Andy is recognized around the world for their innovative programming. Open Houses: Feb. 9, March 1 & 22, April 5 & 26 – or call for a personal appointment!
85 W. Mechanic Street
New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938
Ravens Run is a unique day camp for kids aged 5-15 who love art. Located in New Hope PA, Ravens Run brings together professional artists and only 100 campers to explore creativity in a supportive, inspiring & fun environment. They provide each child with a rich visual & performing arts experience in a wide variety of media including: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, digital photography, cake decorating, claymation, movie making, dance, theatre, yoga & singing. They are committed to guiding students through a creative experience that develops their abilities and encourages their personal expression. Each session culminates with a spectacular camp-wide art show and performance. Join Ravens Run as they celebrate their 26th year of quality arts programming! Ravens Run is both serious art and serious fun!
Children and Youth have adventures on this 7-generation, historic and beautiful working farm through Snipes Farm Summer Camp Programs! Programs include: Little Sprouts weekly classes for children ages 3-5, Snipes Farm Day Camp for children ages 5-11, the Camp Leadership Program (CLP) for youth ages 12-14 and the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program for youth ages 15-17. Snipes Farm Day Camp begins the day with fun chores as campers care for animals, garden and cook together. Morning and afternoon activities include: exploring nature in the woods and creek and hands-on science and art projects, theater, music and games. The Camp Leadership Program (CLP) includes team building, special animal care and campus service projects, a weekly lunch-making extravaganza, art, nature and farming activities. NEW THIS YEAR, there will also be Thursday Treks to local state parks, nature centers and cultural sites. The Counselor-in Training (CIT) Program provides training and leadership skills and asks for a 2-week commitment. All run June through August, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Before and after childcare available. For more information or to register, click here.
Rambling Pines is embarking on their 45th season providing memorable summers for children aged 3 to 15.
To make sure your child has the best possible camp experience, the camp has four age-appropriate programs:
Pine Cone Camp for those entering pre-school, kindergarten and 1st grade
Day Camp for school-age campers entering 2nd through 8th grade
Ramblers Teen Camp for teens entering 7th through 9th grade
Leaders in Training for teens entering 10th grade
Each program provides structured activities chosen for your child’s age group, along with well-trained and caring counselors and all the fun and excitement your child needs for the perfect summer. Campers will participate and receive instruction in aquatics, athletics, archery, performing arts, creative arts, outdoor education, horseback riding, as well as other time-tested camp favorites.
To make the summer a little easier for parents, Rambling Pines offer these special benefits for busy families:
- Complimentary door-to-door bus service
- Flexible camp schedules for busy families
- Modified program available to preschoolers
- Lunch and snacks provided daily
Rambling Pines is dedicated to the success of each child. The Jordan family believes camp is an essential part of childhood, a place where children can make lasting friendships and mature socially, emotionally, intellectually, morally, and physically.
Flemington: 144 W. Woodschurch Rd.
Annandale/Round Valley Branch: 1410 Rt. 22 West.
Hunterdon County YMCA Keeps Youth Moving, Learning and Exploring all Summer
It’s never too early to start planning for a great summer and now is the time to register for day camps at the Hunterdon County Y. Summer camps at the Y offer youth, ages 4 – 13, fun and unique experiences with the opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests, and create memories that last a lifetime. New and exciting programs will be offered this summer in addition to traditional camp options. Parents can also save money by taking advantage of special early pricing.
Attending HCY summer camp is a wonderful opportunity for youth to keep their minds and bodies active. According to Kristin Heimall, Senior Program Director, “Every summer I see amazing things happen at our camps. Our talented and dedicated staff create an incredible experience for our campers. I’ve seen new friends sit and chat away as their ice-cream melts, I’ve seen counselors sit in the grass with a guitar and teach a group of kids a new song, and I’ve seen our team of Counselors in Training line up on the third-base line to give high-fives to a 5 year old who just kicked the ball for the first time. Camp is all about growing, learning, having fun and making friends.”
The Y offers a variety of camp experiences which appeal to a child’s unique interests. Traditional camp is held at both Camp Carr in Clinton Township and South Camp at South Hunterdon High School in Lambertville. Sports Camp is held at the Deer Path Branch in Flemington and Pre-Kamp for Preschoolers is held at the Round Valley Branch in Annandale.
Registration can be completed at either the Deer Path Branch, 144 W. Woodschurch Rd. in Flemington or the Round Valley Branch, 1410 Rt. 22 West in Annandale or online at www.hcymca.org/camps. To learn more about YMCA day camps, call 908-782-1030 or visit www.hcymca.org. To ensure that all youth have the chance to experience camp, the Hunterdon County YMCA offers financial assistance to those in need.
LA Fitness, Bensalem – serves communities throughout Lower Bucks and Northeast Philadelphia
500 Rockhill Drive, Bensalem
Bucks County Richboro – serves Central Bucks communities from Newtown through Warminster
100 Almshouse Road, Richboro
LA Fitness, North Wales – serves Montgomery County
120 Garden Golf Boulevard, North Wales
- A goal-oriented level based program that keeps students challenged
- Small class sizes that provide individual attention to all students
- Fun gentle methods that keep students engaged
- The most highly trained and caring instructors in the area
- Year-round warm water pools
Stop by your local Basil Bandwagon Natural Market to get all of your summer camp necessities! They have everything ranging from kid loving snacks to clean wellness products. Have your child ready for the day in the sun with their favorite items in their new fair trade backpack. The Basil Bandwagon staff is always ready to help you– whether to put together the perfect packed backpack, consult on kid friendly wellness and body care products like mineral-based sunscreen and safe and effective bug repellent, or just find that out-of-this-world camp snack.