Philadelphia Parks & Rec Theatre Camps

Ages 6-10 years

Introduction to the Performing Arts

The Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department’s citywide camp, Introduction to the Performing Arts, is a specialty camp for children ages 6 to 10 (must be 6 years old by July 1, 2012) who have an expressed interest in the Performing Arts. Children will have the opportunity to take classes in movement, drama, & music. The campers will also perform in a presentation at the end of the six-week camp. This unique experience gives youngsters the chance to perform in a professional space. Campers will also take performing arts related field trips. Prospective campers register for the camp in the spring of 2012 and the camp is held daily from 9AM – 2PM from July 2nd to August 10th of 2012 (we will be closed on July 4th). Lunch and snack will provided daily. The cost of the camp is $200.00 for the entire six weeks. After care also available.

For more information or to register please click here.

Young Performers Theatre Camp

Ages 9-18 years

The Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department’s Young Performers Theater Camp is a performing arts camp for children, ages 9 through 18 (campers must be 9 years old before July 1st of 2012) who have an expressed interest in the theater and related arts. Children will receive instruction and stage experience in Dance (ballet, tap, modern & jazz), music (solo and/or ensemble singing, harmony & music theory), and drama (acting techniques improvisation, stage movement, and speech).

The camp is held Mondays through Fridays from 9AM-2PM (Camp will begin on Monday, 7/2/12, and run to Monday, 8/13/12). The camp will be closed on Wednesday, 7/4/12.

Lunch and snack will be provided daily. For program details and registration please click here.


The Clay Studio

Ages 6-12 years

Welcome to Clay Camp at The Clay Studio! Camps begin June 25th and run through August 24th. Camps are listed here chronologically, and include both half day camps and full day camps. Campers who choose to register for both morning and afternoon camps during any given week must register for “Lunchtime Monitoring”. Registered campers will receive more information regarding their registration and what to expect two weeks before their camp begins. Questions can be directed to Sara Gallo, School Coordinator.

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The following classes are avaialable:

-The Wonderful World of Animals
-Reinventing the Wheel
-Big Wheel Keep on Turnin’
-Outrageous Outside Sculpture
-Portraits and Self Portraits
-Fun in the Garden
-Funky Environments for Fantastic Creatures
And more!

School of Rock

For more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, PA in 1998, School of Rock has become a growing international franchise, operating 70+ schools in the US and Mexico.

We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.

From June 25th to August 6th students can join a variety of camp sessions with the School of Rock.

Click here for a camp session schedule for the Philadelphia location and call 267-639-4007 to register today.


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