Kids love getting creative at these parent-recommended summer art camps near Philadelphia! Use our map to find a family favorite art camp near you, where kids will explore fun mediums and create masterpieces to help them remember their summer experience.

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    Chester County Art Association - Summer Camps

     (143.5 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Half day

    $180-$245/session for nonmembers

    Age 4-17

    Vanessa M.:  The Chester County Art Association summer camp offerings include a wide range of camps, featuring drawing, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry, photography, and much more!

    Darlington Arts Center - Summer Arts Camp

     (146.2 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full & half day


    Age 3-14

    Vanessa M.:  Kids' imaginations will run wild at Summer Arts Camp at the Darlington Arts Center. Campers can choose from a half or full day program packed with theme-based creative art fun! Exciting themes like Dragons & Unicorns, Heroes and Villains, and Darlington's School of Witchcraft & Wizardry will keep kids engaged and learning day after day.

    Community Arts Center - Summer Spree Art Camp

     (158.2 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full day


    Entering K-6th

    Vanessa M.:  Kids love the Summer Spree Visual Arts Camp. Campers will explore visual arts, ceramics, movement, dramatic play, hiking, music, tie dye, and weekly special projects taught by visiting artists!

    Main Line Art Center - Summer Art Camps

     (164.5 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full & half day


    Age 5-16

    Vanessa M.:  With beautiful galleries and innovative art exhibits, the Main Line Art Center seeks to make art accessible to all with classes and events for kids and adults. Books and art collide during Summer Art Camps. Campers will explore stories, authors, artists and illustrators through drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry and metals, printmaking and digital media

    Philadelphia Woodworks - Kids Summer Camps

     (169.8 mi)

    4-day sessions

    Half day


    Age 9-14

    Vanessa M.:  Beginners are welcome at Philadelphia Woodworks Kids Summer Camps! Kids will love being able to use their hands and use real tools! Expert youth educators will guide campers as they create one-of-a-kind woodworking projects such as keepsake boxes, a bookshelf, dinosaur pencil holder and more in a safe, fun, and educational environment.

    Philly Art Center - Summer Camps

     (171.7 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full & half day

    $305/week (half day), $405/week (full day), $420/tween

    Age 4-14

    Vanessa M.:  Creative kids will love the summer camps at the Philly Art Center. Camp options include NYC Arts, Inventors Workshop, and Fibers, Fabrics, Fabulous. Specially-designed tween camps include Comics Lab, Machine Sewing, and Draw + Paint. Camps include not only a range of media, but also outdoor play.

    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) - Summer Art Camp

     (172.2 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full day


    Age 5-14

    Vanessa M.:  The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts celebrates artistic creativity this summer at their Summer Art Camp. Kids will be excited to get to camp each day as they explore painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, comics, and mixed-media projects in the historic studios of the oldest art school and museum in the United States.

    Butcher's Sew Shop - Summer Camps

     (172.3 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full day

    $360-$440, Early bird discount available

    Age 6-15

    Vanessa M.:  Butcher's Sew Shop offers a great sewing camp for kids! No sewing experience is needed to attend camp. All ages will learn to use a sewing machine, cut fabric, pin and mark, and construct projects from start to finish Every week brings a new theme where kids can create projects like costumes, stuffed animals, garments and more using hand stitching, machine stitching, and embroidery.

    Northern Liberties Arts (NLArts) - Summer Camp

     (173.7 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full day


    Age 5-15

    Vanessa M.:  NLArts is a community arts program for children in the local Philadelphia area. Kids will be thrilled to attend any of the five, fun-filled, week-long day camp sessions offered; each week is unique, and is packed with exciting hands-on art projects, local field trips, and creative learning.

    The Clay Studio - Summer Clay Camps

     (174.2 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full & half day

    $180/half day, $360/full day

    Entering 1st-12th grade

    Vanessa M.:  Whether working with sculpture, clay animation, or wheel-thrown pottery, students learn in a supportive and small class setting with plenty of individual instruction and inspiration from professional teaching artists. On select weeks this summer, they will be making other forms of art including collage, drawing and mixed media. There's a party every Friday as campers and their parents celebrate with an exhibition of works in progress, a claymation film festival, and ice cream!

    Portside Arts Center - Summer Arts Camp

     (175.9 mi)

    1 week sessions

    Full day


    Age 4-13

    Charlene 19125:  Students are exposed to a wide range of arts and artists, participate in daily art projects, and create masterpieces of their own! They will also go on an exciting arts-related field trip, participate in a talk with a talented local artist, and enjoy playtime in the park and plenty of time with their friends.

    Abington Art Center - Summer Camps

     (178.8 mi)

    1- & 2-week sessions

    Full & half day


    Age 4-18

    Vanessa M.:  Half-day summer camp programs at Abington Art Center bring art and theater alive for kids through hands-on art instruction and play. Camps include instruction in creative arts, clay, comics/illustration, acting, musical theater and Shakespeare.

    James A. Michener Art Museum - Summer Camp at the Michener

     (184.8 mi)

    1-week sessions

    Full & half day


    6 years - 12th Grade

    Vanessa M.:  At the James A. Michener Art Museum, kids can choose between a half day or a full day art summer camp program offering every kind of art imaginable! In addition to focusing on drawing, painting, stained glass or more, campers will tour art galleries and the sculpture gardens.

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