Summer is knocking at the doorstep! That means we’re thinking about how to keep our kids (and ourselves) entertained and happy. So here’s your one-stop shop to find summer camps, VBS programs, community programs such as concerts and movies in the park, places to play, and more!
As usual, be sure to check out the NPUT Calendar daily for even more events and things to do!
Featured Camps and Programs
North Penn YMCA, with branches in Lansdale and Harleysville, offers day camp to give kids and teens in the North Penn, Indian valley, and Perkiomen communities an adventurous, active, and healthy summer – one that will surely be described at the “best summer ever” for years to come!
Check out the full NPUT Spotlight on North Penn YMCA’s Summer Camp to learn more!
Frog Hollow offers summer camp for junior players ages 3 – 18 where players not only have fun and spend time with friends – they learn and improve their tennis game! Frog Hollow has camp for everyone! From Tadpoles Camp for ages 3-4, Junior Camp for players ages 5 – 10, Top Spinners for ages 11-13, and Competitive Training Camp for ages 14-18 – we have camp that’s just right for you! Plus, throughout the year we host special Holiday Camps and weekly clinics. Our camps are a great way for players to meet friends and have fun while taking their game to the next level! Weekly and daily sign ups are available, plus extended day.
Join us for 10 weeks of fun this summer! Enjoy outdoor games, dress-up days, field trips, pool trips, Ice Cream Stand Fridays, Pancake Tuesdays, arts & crafts, gym time, and more! Camp is open to ages 6-13 years old. Join the fun for a full week or even 2/3 days a week options! Give us a call at 215-723-2402 or stop by the Club, located at 115 Washington Ave., Souderton, PA 18964 to learn more.
Looking for your child to have a safe and fun-filled summer? The North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp is the place to be! For $110.00 per week, we provide structured and supervised fun for kids ages 6-12 from 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM Monday through Friday. Local pool trips, field trips, Kona Ice, theme days, gym activities and arts & crafts are just a few of the exciting things we offer! Give us a call at 215-855-7791 for more information or stop by for a tour anytime between 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday!
For an active summer, camp at XL Sports World is the place to be! Our summer camps, designed for ages 5-14, are made for fun, sports, activities and learning. This will be a great way for your child to meet new friends and stay active during their time off from school. We will have many different sports and activities for the campers to take part in during the day. Soccer, flag football, and basketball specialty camps are available. We also have a Counselor-in-Training program for ages 14-16. Click here to learn more and save using a special promo for NPUT readers!
Kitchen Wizards gets participants to discover the magic of cooking, one bite at a time! Kitchen Wizards’ summer camps encourage creativity, patience, and listening skills. Students learn to take pride in their work and gain a skill that they can use for a lifetime. We offer baking, cooking, candy-making programs summer camps. Kids even bring home the recipes so they can reproduce their creations for friends and family. We ignite a love of the culinary arts in our young chefs. Classes and camps are held around the area including: Lansdale, North Wales, Limerick, Eagleville, King of Prussia, Newtown, and Haverford. Check out their offerings down the shore too! Learn more about this great local business in our spotlight from last year!
View all of this year’s local programs here: Kitchen Wizard’s Summer Camps for 2019 Offer Delicious Fun!
CAL Sports Academy offers a variety of camps to keep kids active all summer long! CAL Sports Academy offers summer camps in basketball, volleyball, multi-sports, and fitness to meet the needs of players in grades K-12. There’s also preschool camps that cater to younger players. Co-ed and Girls Only options available too! Camps are held in Hatfield, Harleysville, and Montgomery County Community College. Visit www.calsportsacademy.com/summer-camps/ to learn more!
A WELCOMING day camp for children 6-12, from August 5-16! Peace Camp at Gwynedd Friends gives children delightful opportunities to see value in themselves and others, improve communication skills, work together to achieve a goal, be creative, and have FUN with new friends, through indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, music, nature study, and service projects. Register now at www.gwyneddmeeting.org/PeaceCamp.html or call 215-699-3055 by July 20. $265 per week. Scholarships available. 9am to 3pm, with optional 3-5 pm.
Carnivals and Community Events
The Community Events Calendar holds them all, but if you’re a fan of rides, cotton candy, and all else that screams “summer fun-time”, mark these down on your list of must-dos!
Summer Camps and Classes
Indian Valley Boys & Girls Club – (See our article: Summer Camp Fun at the Indian Valley Boys & Girls Club!)
North Penn YMCA – (See our article: North Penn YMCA Helps Youth Experience FUN and ADVENTUREThis Summer!)
Vacation Bible School and Religious Programs
June 17-21, 2019: Shipwrecked VBS at Gwynedd Square Presbyterian in Lansdale.
Join GSPC for our evening Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School Program open to all children ages 4-12. Enjoy nightly music, craft, snack, games, and Bible lesson along with our special water night, Friday family picnic, and service opportunity. Online registration is now open!
June 17-21, 2019: Epic. Bible. Fun at Calvary Church in Lansdale.
Superheroes are everywhere in pop culture. This is because we see that our world is broken and our hearts yearn for someone to save us. The entire week of Epic Bible Fun we are going to be learning that Jesus is the only One who can save us from sin. And because of that, He is no superhero. He is the Savoir. This free program is open to children entering 1st-7th grade and is held from 9am-12pm. Online registration is open!
Movies & Concerts
For movies in the park, check out these venues:
Fischer’s Park (Lansdale/Harleysville) – concerts and movies
Veterans Park (Quakertown) – movies
Wentz Run Park (Blue Bell) – concerts and movies
White’s Road Park (Lansdale) – concerts and movies
There’s never excuse to be bored this summer – unless you want to be! 🙂 Here are some additional resources to get you enjoying the season as much as you can:
- Visit a museum or amusement park.
Be sure to read our piece on How to Get Free and Discounted Attraction Tickets before you go!
- Rainy days and thunderstorms can’t hold you back! Just go inside to play!
Read our piece about Inexpensive, Indoor Ways to Tire Out a Preschooler for ideas!
- Make a playground bucket list, and visit them all.
Use our Parks & Playground guide as your list!
- Prep for fall sports.
- Find local athletic organizations here.
- Get your reading time in. Get to the library for special summer programming for all kids. Little ones can enjoy storytime.
Get in the Pool!
Go to your local township pool or one of these other great centers to learn how to swim!