Camp Ginkgo

We missed everyone last summer, and now we are coming back! For now, the Horticulture Center greenhouses are still closed to the public with a possibility of opening by July. Without waiting, our plan is for a hybrid format with in-person three days (Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays) on the Horticulture Center grounds and virtual (Tuesdays/Thursdays) with fun take-home activities and online with the artists.

NOTE: We WANT to be fully in-person this summer, so please know we are monitoring the Horticulture Center opening status and Covid-19 guidelines. The hybrid model is subject to change for full in-person if the venue status permits.


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, 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.


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


July 5th – 30th

The camp starts the Monday after July 4th and runs 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.


Tuition is $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 one week $175 deposit is required at registration unless requesting scholarship. For questions email or call 215-473-7810.


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 Car