Your Ultimate Guide to Local Summer Fun in 2019!

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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 

North Penn YMCANorth 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 Racquet Club

Frog Hollow Racquet ClubFrog 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.


Indian Valley Boys & Girls Club 

Indian Valley Boys and Girls Club Harleysville PAJoin 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.


North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club

North Penn Valley Boys and Girls ClubLooking 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!


XL Sports World, Hatfield

XL Sports World Hatfield logoFor 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

Kitchen Wizards logoKitchen 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!


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!

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Love riding carousels?  Try the one at Menlo Park or Plymouth Meeting Mall!

Community Events


Summer Camps and Classes 

Frog Hollow Racquet Club

Hatfield Township

Indian Valley Boys & Girls Club – (See our article: Summer Camp Fun at the Indian Valley Boys & Girls Club!)

Lansdale Borough – Summer Playground Program

Kitchen Wizards

Montgomery Township’s Kids University

North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club

North Penn Community Education Program

North Penn YMCA – (See our article: North Penn YMCA Helps Youth Experience FUN and ADVENTUREThis Summer!)

Upper Gwynedd Township Summer Programs

XL Sports World



VBS Programs


Movies & Concerts

For movies in the park, check out these venues: 

Fischer’s Park (Lansdale/Harleysville) – concerts and movies

Wentz Run Park (Blue Bell) – concerts and movies

White’s Road Park (Lansdale)

Ursinus College (Collegeville) – movies



Boredom Busters

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:

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!

Use our Parks & Playground guide as your list!


Get in the Pool!

Go to your local township pool or one of these other great centers to learn how to swim!