Peep this massive list of low-cost summer camps for Philly kids - Generocity Philly


May 31, 2018 11:27 am

Peep this massive list of low-cost summer camps for Philly kids

Billy Penn found over 45 programs for families in need of a financial respite.

Girls Rock Philly's 2016 Teen Rock Camp.

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Things we love: lists, free stuff, summer camp.

Billy Penn combined all three will its master list of free and low-cost summer programs for kids in the Philadelphia area. And we mean all kinds of camps — theatre camp, rock camp, leadership camp, regular ol’ sleepaway camp.

Perhaps more important than the joy brought from roasting marshmallows or performing on professional stages is the access these programs offer: Each one included is either completely free or offers financial aid, need-based scholarships or sliding-scale payment.

And as BP notes:

“In Philly, where as many as 62 percent of households don’t make enough to cover basic costs of living and more than a quarter of the population lives below the federal poverty line, summer break for many marks the beginning of 12 weeks of extra financial stress.”

Check it out

Don’t have time to scroll? Here’s a simple, printable Excel spreadsheet version for ya.


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