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
  • 48th & Woodland Avenue Playground in West Philadelphia
  • 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 2016.

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.