Summer Camp & Activities Guide
Your Guide to the best summer camps and activities in the South Central Pennsylvania area!
Sponsored by The Arts at Messiah University
Adams County Libraries SummerQuest
SummerQuest provides participants the opportunity to experience everything the library has to offer through leisure reading, virtual programs, and participation in a variety of activities. Children register for the program and are asked to log the activities they complete. Incentives are offered for the completion of certain activities.
Adams County Libraries also partner with Wellspan to provide a program called GO (Get Outdoors) Adams!
Appell Center Summer Camps
Join the Appell Center for a summer at the Studio this July! We have two camps that will spark curiosity and help you learn new skills in the arts while having fun with new friends!
The camps conclude at the end of the week with a performance on stage for friends and family.
CPFJ Jazz Camp at Messiah University
The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz (CPFJ) Jazz Camp serves music students ages 12-18, of all instruments and voice and is conducted by professional jazz musician-educators.
Students who seriously desire to further their musical education and, in particular, to learn about jazz improvisation, are welcome.
Dutch Apple Broadway Bound Camps
Broadway Bound! Camps are providing young actors the opportunity to participate in a theatrical experience which will develop confidence, responsibility and teamwork. Participants in our classes build self-esteem as they refine their creativity, active listening and concentration skills all while learning about musical theatre.
JCC Harrisburg Summer Camp
Every Day is an Adventure at JCC Summer Camp! We are excited to spend an active and inspiring summer with kids K-8 in our community joining us each day. At JCC Summer Camp, we love to help kids build confidence and lasting friendships, excel at sports and hobbies, and find space to learn and grow in a fun and healthy environment.
We are looking forward to a fantastic, fun, and safe summer at JCC Summer Camp 2022!
Kids Bowl Free
This program was designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.
Children are eligible to register for 2 free games each day of the KBF program, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.
Messiah University Summer Vocal Academy
The Summer Vocal Academy offers an exciting opportunity for students entering grades 9 through graduated high school seniors. Student musicians will sing each day in a large choral ensemble as well as sing in smaller, student-led vocal chamber ensembles. Student musicians will also take individual voice lessons with our voice faculty and attend daily workshops and masterclasses led by expert artist-teachers.
Messiah University Theatre & Dance Academy
Have you ever considered majoring in theatre or dance? The Messiah University Theatre Arts Academy specializes in professional training for rising 9th through 12th-grade emerging theatre and dance artists. Join us for a unique opportunity to experience one week as a Messiah University theatre or dance major, explore faith and art, and culminate your week with a performance. This is an opportunity to explore campus and learn firsthand about campus life from current majors and alumni who serve as resident assistants.
Messiah University Elementary Theatre Camp
Creative exploration and the development of individual potential are the primary goals for junior division theatre students. In addition to devising and rehearsing a production, students have acting and dance classes in which they investigate the world of theatre through exercises that activate their voices, bodies, and imaginations. Open to students going into grades 3rd-6th.
Messiah University Orchestra Camp
The Summer Orchestra Camp offers an exciting opportunity for students entering grades 7 through 12 to play in chamber ensembles, two large orchestras, masterclasses, and take courses in musicianship, all taught by an expert faculty of artist-teachers comprised of Messiah University faculty and orchestral educators of Central Pennsylvania.
Outdoor Movie Nights in South Central PA
There is something about the warm summer breeze, fireflies, blankets, snacks and a good movie that make the perfect summer evening!
We put together a list of free and/or low cost outdoor movies in South Central PA for your family to enjoy.
WRRC and Lititz recCenter Summer Playground
Warwick Regional Recreation Commission (WRRC) and Lititz recCenter, along with support from our community youth sports programs, provide free supervised activities at our local community playgrounds each summer!
Kids ages 5-12 from Warwick School District (any school) are welcome!
York City Day Camp
York City Day Camp is a camp for York City children entering grades 1 – 6. The vision of this camp is to share Jesus with them while providing a safe and fun environment.
York County Libraries SummerQuest
SummerQuest is York County Libraries’ version of a summer reading program–but it’s so much more! We offer kids and teens tons of ways to stay active in mind and body all summer long.
York County Libraries host free, fun activities that keep everyone learning, reading, and physically active from June to August!
Vacation Bible Schools in South Central PA
South Central PA Moms has put together a list of Vacation Bible Schools in the area seperated by county.
Check back often as programs are added as soon as details are provided.
South Central PA Farmer’s Markets
Here is a list of all the great Farmer’s Markets in the South Central PA area!
Does your business offer summer programs?
We would love to include your camp or summer program in our guide!
Ask about our free/discounted listings for non-profits and free programs.