Camp Ginkgo

We were glad to be back in person this July with great campers!
Watch this space for Camp Ginkgo 2022 information.

Who

Children ages 5-12

What

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.

Where

Camp site at the Horticulture Center in beautiful Fairmount Park, 100 N. Horticulture Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131

When

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 4:00pm 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.

How

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 info@westparkcultural.org or call 215-473-7810.

Forms:

Camper Registration Form

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please enter the names of people who are authorized to pick up your child or children and their relationship, one per line.

Classroom Daydream from Natasha Cohen-Carroll on Vimeo.

“Dear Self” created by campers 2017 with artist/counselor Natasha Cohen Ca