It’s time to start thinking about summer camps! To help you through this process, we have several of the best camps in Bucks County listed here, with all the information you need to learn about their awesome offerings. Check it all out below!

The Dance Academy


1486 Buck Rd. Southampton, PA 18966

(215) 860-9530

The Dance Academy celebrates 30 years of helping teach and grow children in their love of dance this season. Under the Artistic Direction of Donnajean Kline, The Dance Academy offers a rewarding and enjoyable experience, while meeting the needs of all different types of students interested in the art of dance. They have secured a place among the finest dance schools in the tristate area making the Philly Hotlist in 2012 and Bucks Happening Winner 2013.The mission of The Dance Academy is to offer professional dance training with a personal touch. The students who enter the studio are at various levels of ability; whether they start as toddlers or more advanced ballet dancers, our goal is to instill the love of dance in all who pass through our studio doors.

Summer is a great time get to know The Dance Academy. They offer full-day and half day dance camps as well as drop in evening classes. Dancers can enjoy 3, 4 or 5 days camps that vary from Ballet to a combination camp that encompasses tap, jazz, lyrical and ballet. Visit our website at www.thedanceacademybuckscounty.com for a complete list of our 2017 camps.

Camp NAC


20 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA 18940

(215) 526-5906

The Newtown Athletic Club (NAC) is hosting an Open House for its summer camp, Camp NAC, on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 11:30am – 1:00pm. This is a chance for families in the community to stop by, meet the leadership team and learn about Camp NAC’s summer camps and programs. There will be games, inflatables, giveaways and more for everyone in the family. Camp NAC summer camps are open to everyone, NAC members and non-members alike!

There will be special promotions, including our Early Bird Discount which is 10% off of camp costs if you register during the Open House event. Sign up for six or more weeks to qualify for the multi-week discount.

Camp NAC summer camps are for campers ages 3 to 15, offering both half and full day options.  Pick and choose the weeks that work for you or sign up for the entire summer. Camp NAC offers a traditional variety camp, Camp NACster, in addition to interest-based specialty camps. Specialty camp themes include: Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lego, Crazy Crafts, Superhero, Mad Scientist, Junior Chef, Pokémon, and more. Camp NAC is held in the NAC Sports Training Center, a 40,000 square foot facility that comes fully turfed and ready for fun!

In addition to before care, mid-day care, after care, lunch packages, lunch bunch and swim lessons, campers have the option to extend their camp day to 4:30 p.m. with the summer enrichment program. Another additional bonus to all campers is every Friday from 3–8pm the world class outdoor pool complex is open to families of all campers who attended camp that week (exception July 4th weekend).

“We are so excited to welcome both new and returning campers to our annual Open House event,” stated Camp NAC Director, Amanda Brown. “We know that choosing a summer camp is a major decision for many families and are happy to host this event so that parents can meet our camp team, see the facility and learn about all of the amazing camps and programs that we offer.”

For more information, visit www.campnac.com or call the camp office at 215-944-8860. Don’t miss the Open House to secure your spot in one of Bucks County’s best summer camps.

Kids on Campus – Bucks County Community College

Newtown Campus: 275 Swamp Road, Newtown

Lower Bucks Campus: 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol

Upper Bucks Campus: 1 Hillendale Road, Perkasie

More Info: (215) 968.8016

Registration is now open for the 160 popular day camps at Bucks County Community College, all of which have an educational component. Topics range from athletics and sports, to crafts and academics.

NEW camps include:

Be a POP star

Camp Construct

Camp Half-Blood

Cheer Spirit

Electronic Fashion

The Escape Room

Green Thumb

Intro to Adobe Animate

Makers Slam

Play Golf at Bucks

Project Dig

STEM Challenge

Storybook Creation

Summer with the Bard

Superhero Training Camp

Write On! Creative Writing

YOBC Band Camp Fun

YOBC String Camp Fun

Camps are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at all three of our campuses in Newtown, Perkasie & Bristol.

A complete camp calendar and registration information can be found at www.bucks.edu/kidsoncampus. To register, call 215-968-8409 Option 1. For more information, contact Rick Snyder, at 215-968-8016.

Most camps are one week in length, giving a family the freedom to choose among many programs yet still have time for a family vacation. In cooperation with the YMCA, before- and after-camp care is also available.

Open House: Mar 25 (10a.m. – Noon) Newtown Campus

Bucks’ acclaimed day camp program – invites children, parents, and caregivers to an open house at the Newtown campus Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Gallagher Room of the Rollins Center. Learn about the more than 160 programs for children ages five years to teens. Parents and kids can meet instructors and camp leaders, sample activities, and ask questions.

An early bird 10% discount is available if registration is paid in full by April 1 and made by phone, mail, or web registration. A few scholarships are available with an application deadline of April 1.

Villa Joseph Marie High School

1180 Holland Road Holland, PA 18966

Once again, Villa Joseph Marie is offering a variety of enriching camp experiences for students in grades 4 and up in the Summer of 2017 though its Summer@Villa camp program. Villa’s flagship summer camp, The EDGE, a two-week preparatory program for seventh- and eighth-graders applying to Catholic/private high schools, will return, with a focus on HSPT preparation, resume writing, and interview skills.

Looking to sharpen your reading and math skills this summer? Then check out CRAM (Critical Reading And Math), which helps students in grades 9-12 develop essential reading and math skills that are often overlooked or under-taught in the standard classroom.

For younger students (grades 5-7), there’s GOAL (Go Out And Lead), the ideal camp for blossoming student leaders. The week-long course features public speaking, organizational, and team-building exercises that will enhance a student’s natural leadership skills in a position in school, on a team, or in the community.

Arts camps include Portfolio-Building for Young Artists (grades 6-8, 9-12), a two-week drawing and painting program that introduces young artists to the elements of art, principles of design, and importance of portfolio-building; Creative Arts & You (grades 7-9), a one-week camp that engages students in fun, Pinterest-type projects, including tie-dye, collaging, jewelry-making, and more; and Camp Jem! (grades 5-9), a two-week program that introduces aspiring performers to the elements of musical theater, including singing, choreography, and stage direction through scenework, culminating in a final performance.

Rounding out our offerings are our athletic camps, which this year include Softball and Soccer for boys and girls in grades 4-9.

There’s something to meet every student’s needs and interests. So please join us this Summer@Villa!

For more information or to register: www.vjmhs.org/summer

Questions: Please contact Bailey Gorman, Admissions Associate, at bagorman@vjmhs.org or 215-357-8810, ext. 209.

Grey Nun Academy

1750 Quarry Rd, Yardley, PA 19067

(215) 968-4151

Grey Nun Summer Academy (GNSA) is an opportunity for children from PreK – 8th Grade to have fun, unwind, make new friends and gain new skills in a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment. We encourage curiosity, promote leadership, applaud teamwork, build confidence, and foster respect. Our serene and secure 90-acre campus sets a superb backdrop for the perfect experience for children to grow and develop. Summer at GNA offers an equal balance of creativity and learning that will provide your child with one of the most enjoyable summer experiences possible. Our small camper-to-teacher ratio is ideal for achieving these goals.GNSA offers unique summer camp experiences for students in PreK – 8th Grade. Each grade refers to the child’s starting grade on September 2017. Sign up for the week of your choice, or both weeks.

ATTENTION JUNIOR TRAVELERS Calling all 3-5 year olds! This specially designed one-week program will be packed with age appropriate adventures and fun! This camp will be held June 19-23.

Fees: $175 for week 1; $275 for week 2; $425 for both weeks; Junior Camper Fee (age 3-5): $140

Space is limited. For questions, please contact: Lisa Grabowski at 215.968.4151. For more information, please visit http://www.greynunacademy.org/about/grey-nun-summer-academy

Lego™ Robotics Camp at the Mercer Museum

84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

(215) 345-0210

Children in 2nd grade and up will explore the world of Lego™ and robotics while engaging in the key STEM areas of science, technology,  engineering and math. The Lego™ Robotics program also makes connection to the Mercer Museum’s technology collections. Campers will learn to develop robotic devices, create  student-initiated computer programming, and much more!

Lego™ Robotics Workshop: FUNdamentals – Monday-Friday, July 17-21 • 12:30-3:30 pm OR Aug. 7-11 • 8:30-11:30 am

Lego™ Robotics Workshop: Basics Trek – Monday-Friday, June 26-30 • 8:30-11:30 am,  OR Aug. 7-11 • 12:30-3:30 pm, OR Aug. 14-18 • 8:30-11:30 am

Lego™ Robotics Workshop: Intermediate Quest – Monday-Friday, June 26-30 • 12:30-3:30 pm, OR July 17-21 • 8:30-11:30 am,

Lego™ Robotics Workshop: Advanced I NXT Exploration – Monday-Friday, July 24-28 • 8:30-11:30 am

Lego™ Robotics Workshop: Advanced II  EV3 Expedition – Monday-Friday, July 24-28 • 12:30-3:30 pm OR Aug. 14-18 • 12:30-3:30 pm

Fee: $180 per week/$160 for members

Call 215-348-9461, ext. 210 or visit us at https://www.mercermuseum.org/education/summer-camps-workshops/ to register or for more information.​

George School

1690 Newtown Langhorne Rd, Newtown, PA 18940
(215) 579-6500

George School Day Camp

Established in 1977, George School Day Camp (GSDC) is open to boys and girls aged four to fourteen. Campers participate in a broad range of activities from swimming to equestrian, archery to the arts, and everything in between. Our program focuses on age-appropriate games and activities to promote friendship and fun. Children practice skills—like working with others, waiting their turn, and handling success, failure, and frustration in an environment where they are encouraged by a supportive and loving staff. Located on the beautiful 240-acre George School campus in Newtown, Pennsylvania, GSDC campers have access to athletic fields, tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness and athletics center, and so much more. GSDC runs for eight weeks, June 19 through August 11, 2017. Parents are able to choose any combination of weeks with a minimum of four weeks. These weeks do not need to be consecutive. For more information, please contact Beau Byrtus, camp director at 215-579-6689.

George School Tennis Camp

George School Tennis Camp (GSTC), powered by Next Level Tennis Academy (NLTA), offers instruction for players aged seven to seventeen. The program is designed to appeal to individuals ranging in skill from the beginning player to the advanced competitive tournament player. Daily instruction will focus on the fundamentals of stroke production, footwork and movement, live ball practice, conditioning, stroke refinement, match play, strategy, and mental conditioning. A variety of targeted drills will help campers refine their technique and improve their game play. Located on the beautiful 240-acre George School campus, campers will have access to a 100,000 square-foot Fitness and Athletics Center for footwork, conditioning, and rainy day activities. If you have questions about the online registration process, please contact Beau Byrtus at bbyrtus@georgeschool.org or 215.579.6508. For questions about the dates and registration fees, please contact Beau Byrtus at bbyrtus@georgeschool.org

George School Equestrian Camp

Spend your summer days riding on the beautiful 240-acre George School campus. Learn how to improve your riding and horsemanship skills. We have horses available for beginner to advanced level riders. Our camp includes flatwork, jumping, trail riding, and a weekly horse show. Our certified instructors emphasize safety and riding enjoyment for campers ages eight to fourteen. Enjoy a different field trip or activity every Thursday and participate in a George School horse show every Friday. Campers enjoy a daily buffet lunch in the George School dining room, which includes a deli bar, hot bar, salad bar, fresh fruit, and rotating side bars such as hot dogs, hamburgers, tacos, or yogurt. Campers may select any number or combination of weeks from June 19 through August 11. Camp days run Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Before and after care is available through George School Day Camp for families who need early drop off and/or late pick up.

Elements Dance Factory

401 County Line Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Contact: Lori Montague, Business/Media Director



Welcome to Elements Dance Factory’s 2017 “Summer of Fun”. At Elements we believe that your child should experience the world of dance as it was intended to be experienced…our camps are imagination driven, creative and fun. We are offering our most popular dance camps this summer which include Disney Princess Camp for ages 3 to 6, Movie Time Camp for ages 4 to 8 where we celebrate the most popular children’s movies of 2016/2017 each day of the week. Themes will include “The Trolls”, “Moana”, “Leap”, and more. For our more serious dancer we offer state of the art Technique Camps, and for the first time ever, we are offering this to campers as young as 6 years of age. This camp allows your child to focus and master the elements of dance that they are most desiring to perfect…leaps, turns, form, balance, etc… Campers receive individualized attention which will enable them to take their newly developed skills back to their classroom where they may continue to develop into the artist they are striving to become. Our “Broadway Camp” is a three day Workshop where campers will focus on popular Broadway musicals, explore the many varieties of style of both the classical and current Broadway shows all while strengthening their jazz technique. Our Summer Intensive is geared toward the well-rounded and serious dancer. A two-hour master class is included in this full day of dance, technique and improvisation. Master teachers will be from Philadelphia’s most reputed companies including Koresh, Brian Sander and PA Ballet just to name a few.

Elements Dance Factory is conveniently located in Upper Southampton directly on County Line Road. Our facility is state of the art, clean, inviting and conducive to cultivating a passion for dance and performance for children of all ages.

Solebury School

6832 Phillips Mill Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 862-5261


Solebury School is pleased to offer new and seasoned programs this summer.  Day Camp is offered for 6 weeks for kids entering Pre-K through 7th grade.  Themed weeks, daily swimming and fun activities makes this camp a place for kids to call home during the summer.  More of thespian? Try StarCatchers Theater Camp. Partnered with Bucks County Playhouse, this 3-week camp is for kids entering 4th-12th grade and will put on multiple productions of Peter Pan Jr. this year.  For the second year, Solebury School is also offering small-group swim lessons for beginner ages 3-9 throughout the summer.

Have older kids? Solebury School is launching a robust summer program for entering 9th-12th graders. Students will have the option to take a high school-level class for credit.  Complete a full year credit class in just 5 weeks, including: Pre-Calculus, Geometery and Chemistry. Shorter sessions are available for Photography (introductory & intermediate), Global Scholars as well as two English elective travel classes.  Boarding and Day options available for this program.

Questions? contact Staci Freer at sfreer@solebury.org

Synergy Dance Center

515 Stump Road, Store 9, North Wales, PA 19454

(215) 896-5605


Synergy Dance Center provides the Children & Young Adults at their studio the tools necessary in becoming well-rounded performers & individuals. Dancers from around Montgomery & Bucks Counties can participate in beginner to advanced Dance Classes for ages 2.5-18 in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical and many more specialty classes!

Dance Camps:

Bumble Bees Camps: Ages 2.5-4 – Introduction to Dance

2 Camps! June 26-June 30 or 8/14-8/18

Cost: $100

Dancers will be introduced to the basics of Ballet and Tap in a fun and welcoming environment. They will also get to take part in a fun craft to help them with their dancing for the week!

Leaping Lizards Camp: Ages 5-7 – Beginner & Intro to Dance

When: July 17-July 21

Cost: $130

Throughout the week, dancers will take classes in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical and HipHop! Throughout the week, the dancers will take part in activities in crafts to break-up their day as well!

Dance Intensives:

Turning Tigers Intensive: Ages 8-11 – Intermediate Intensive

When: July 24-July 28

Cost: $150

In a faster-paced learning environment, dancers will experience all of the styles of dance that we offer at Synergy; Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Irish and HipHop! This intensive is recommended for dancers that have 2 years of experience in a structured dance class.

Dancing Dragons Intensive: Ages 12+ – Advanced Intensive

When: July 31-August 4

Cost: $175

Our Advanced Dance Intensive is designed for dancers with 3+ years of dance education. In addition to the styles that we normally offer at Synergy, dancers will get to experience Modern, Improvisation, Partner Work and More. This is a fast-paced intensive where dancers can explore their creativity while having fun and making friends!!

*10% Sibling Discount is Available

**Click on the registration packet for information on planned vacation prorate!

***Age is used as a guide for Camps/Intensives. The teachers and director at Synergy Dance Center will be able to help place your dancer correctly.

Breezy Point

1126 Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne, PA 19053

(215) 752-1987

Celebrating 62 years of camping this summer. BREEZY POINT DAY CAMP is the “Best of Nature and Nurture ~ Year- Round! This camp is not just about Bugs, Dirt and Water, but with a new pool and six amazing creative play areas there are plenty of all three. Breezy Point is where friends, fun and outdoor learning combine to build character in our campers ages 2-14. Kids enjoy the Petting Zoo, Crafts, Nature, Sports and Drama plus, our very successful Learn to Swim programs.

Breezy Point provides flexibility for parents; who can choose any 4, 6, or 8 weeks with their own transportation and any hours between 7AM and 6PM. Summer Camp runs for 8 weeks from Monday, June 26 to Friday, August 18. There is also a half day option for younger campers. Breezy Point has an 85% return rate for our Head Counselors many of whom are educators and specialists in their field.

Visit Breezy Point’s fun family Open House on Sunday April 30, 2017, 1-3 PM OR Call 215-752-1987 to visit any time with “Uncle Bill” the program director.

Visit our website, www.breezypoints.com.

Summer Camp at Central Bucks Family YMCA Offers Kids a Chance to Learn and Explore at Camp

Marketing Communications Contact: Marie Axler


215.348.8131, x1180

Central Bucks Family YMCA’s summer camp program offers an enriching, learning experience to help youth get more out of summer break – more friendships, more accomplishments and more belonging. Through a mix of fun and educational activities aimed at improving well-being, kids will experience new adventures, learn new skills, & share interests with friends.

Y Summer Camp begins on June 19 and is offered in both Doylestown and Warminster locations. The program provides a flexible schedule of a wide variety of sports and specialty camps. This year, Y summer camp is adding preschool swimming, afternoon indoor specialties, new field trips, ‘campers choice’ activities, new camp themes and late care curbside pickup.

Central Bucks Family YMCA offers a traditional day camp for prekindergarten through 7th grade, teen camps, half day sports and specialty camps including animation, archery, rugby,  art, track, volleyball, babysitter training, cooking, dance, drama, fiber arts, lacrosse, musical theater, fishing, tennis, movie making, photography, guitar, softball, swimming, jewelry making, NFL Flag Football and more. Some of the optional weekly trips include outings to the Philadelphia Zoo, National Constitution Center, Sky Zone, Diggerland, Academy of Natural Sciences, Adventure Aquarium, Trenton Thunder game, and The Franklin Institute.

To learn more about Central Bucks Family YMCA’s camp program, contact Melissa Lollar at 215.348.8131,x1117/mlollar@cbfymca.org or visit cbfymca.org/camp.

Camp Curiosity

4425 Landisville Rd, Doylestown, PA 18902

(215) 348-7221

Camp Curiosity: Camp | School | Stables offers a traditional camp, as well as sports and specialty camps. Camps range from 3 months old to 10th Grade. You have the ability to mix and match camps for variety. You also have the ability to mix and match days/weeks for flexible families and vacations.

For campers who want try a little bit of everything, our General Camp is for you! General Campers will participate in sports, arts & crafts, theater, music, and our famous giant group games like “Outpost”, “Safari” or “Stratego”.

Campers who want a concentrated camp, a sport or specialty camp is for you! Sport CampsInclude: Archery, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Equestrian, Fishing, Flag Football, Golf, Roller Hockey, Soccer, and Tennis. Specialty Camps include, Intro to Fine Arts, Leather Crafting, Outdoor Survival, Photography, Science, and Woodworking.

Whether competing hard in our Camp Olympics or relaxing by one of our swimming pools watching a giant chess match, Camp Curiosity is a place to build friendships for the rest of your child’s life. Open houses are:

March 26, 2017 1-3pm

April 23, 2017 1-3pm

May 21, 2017 1-3pm


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