July 11 – August 5, 2022
Due to July 4th happening on Monday in 2022, the holiday will be observed by the City on July 5th. Camp will start on the following Monday and run for four weeks Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm. Extended time to 3:30 pm is available for an additional cost of $10 per day. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Our staff to camper ratio is at least 1-5.
Horticulture Center in beautiful Fairmount Park, 100 N. Horticulture Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131
The camp has stopped taking registrations. To be placed on the waitlist please call 215-473-7810.
Since 2002 WPCC has offered this summer arts and nature program that provides four weeks of meaningful experiences beginning right after the July 4th holiday. Throughout the four weeks professional artists will work with the children on special projects that include visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and film/photography.
West Park Cultural has been in partnership with the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center for 15 years serving as our program venue with horticultural staff providing support to our artist/counselors as they weave nature into their arts projects. In addition to art making the children have field trips, swimming and other recreational activities.
Tuition is $700 covering all four weeks ($175 per week.) The cost of providing the camp exceeds our tuition. The modest fee is made possible through grants and individual donations making it possible for us to never turn a child away for financial reasons. Partial and full scholarships are available for those who qualify (see Financial Scholarship Application.)
To reserve a space for your child(ren) complete the Camp Ginkgo Registration below for each child. A $50 deposit is required at registration unless requesting scholarship. For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-473-7810.
The Camp Ginkgo experience has a positive impact on children. Some of the expected outcomes include:
– Improved interpersonal and communication skills
– Acquired arts skills
– Increased knowledge of the environment and their park
– New motivation for learning