We are grateful for the vision of the Rev. Andrew Kellner, now Chaplain of St. James School who created City Camp, a summer day camp, for kids and their families in the underserved neighborhoods of the Diocese.
In 2019 City Camp is continuing now offers one-week Vacation Bible Schools in all communities of the Diocese. If your parish wants to offer Vacation Bible School and you need staff and programming, or just staff, we are able to serve your parish and community. Please reserve your week for 2019 as soon as possible. Contact us here.
City Camp constinues to be a summer day camp program for churches located in the under-resourced communities in the Diocese. In 2019 we are serving more families in South Philadelphia at St. Simon’s and at the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, a new site partner. This year we are serving families in North Philadelphia at the Church of the Advocate as well as Spanish-speaking families in Hunting Park and Kensington at Christ and St. Ambrose. We are continuing to maintain our expansion into the greater diocesan area with sites at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Chestnut Hill, St. Mary’s in Chester, and at Trinity Boothwyn.
Some 2019 City Camp Basics: Cost:
$3000 per week, includes curriculum, and a trained staff of Site Director and 4-5 counselors. It does not include cost of meals or Arts programming
If a church is located in an area where most children are eligible for the Free Lunch Program, the church can apply for subsidized meals through the Child Nutrition Programs
Cost of non-subsidized meals (lunch and snack, minimum) is incurred by a church
If your parish is able to sponsor a week of City Camp or Vacation Bible School, please email us.