Introduction to the Performing Arts Camp

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Registration for the 2016 Introduction to the Performing Arts Camp Opens February 2, 2016


Winner of the 2007 Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society’s Excellence in Programming Award

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’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, 2016) 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 2016 and the camp is held daily from 9AM – 2PM from July 5th to August 12th of 2016.  Lunch and snack will provided daily.  The cost of the camp is $250.00 for the entire six weeks.

There is aftercare service available until 5PM for an additional fee of $30 per week or $150 in advance for all six weeks.


There are four sites for the Introduction to Performing Arts Camp:

  • Holmesburg Recreation Center at Rhawn & Ditman Streets in Northeast Philadelphia
  • Hawthorne Cultural Center at 12th & Carpenter Streets in South Philadelphia
  • Waterview Recreation Center at Rittenhouse & McMahon Streets in Germantown
  • Parkside-Evans Playground behind the Mann Music Center on Parkside Drive 


You must click below to register for camp.  Once you register online and your registration is confirmed, your spot is secure. 

You will receive a letter via mail in late May regarding the June parent orientation night.  All fees will be due on that evening in June (Date TBA).  Remember, you will NOT receive a letter until May of 2015.

For more information, please contact Bill Powell, Performing Arts Coordinator at 215-685-2245 or


Click here to register for the 2016 Intro to Performing arts Camp.