Camp Ginkgo

We missed everyone last summer, and due to Covid, we are still not sure what Camp Ginkgo will look like this July. For now, the Horticulture Center greenhouses are still closed to the public, so we are exploring possible options that include a hybrid format outside on Horticulture Center grounds and virtual. Please note the information below refers to our regular camp format. Watch for new 2021 information!


Children ages 5-12


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, dance, theatre, and film/photography.

West Park Cultural has been in partnership with the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center for 14 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.


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


Camp 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19. We will be announcing virtual summer programming and hopefully back together in 2021. 

The camp starts the Monday after July 4th and runs for four weeks Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm (some trip days may be extended days).  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.


Tuition is $175 per week.  The cost of providing the camp exceeds our tuition.  The reduced fee is made possible through grants and contributions which also make it possible for us to never turn a child away for financial reasons.  Partial and full scholarships are available for those who qualify (download application below).

To reserve space(s) for your child(ren) register and pay here or print out the registration form and send in to our mailing address with your deposit or payment in full. A one week $175 deposit is required at registration. For questions email or call 215-473-7810.


Register Now

Classroom Daydream from Natasha Cohen-Carroll on Vimeo.

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