Play Better at These Philly-Area Sports Camps

With summer just a few short months away, it's time to figure out where the kids will go to camp. Depending on their interests, there's STEM camps, theater camps, arts camps, and sports camps. Read on for a list of the favorite sports camps in and around the Philadelphia area, and check out our summer camp guide for more inspiration.

Baseball/Softball Camps for Philly Kids

ESF Phillies Baseball AcademyVarious locations
Players age 6-14 have a chance to deepen their baseball skills as well as get a behind the scenes tour at Citizens Bank Park, where they may even meet a few Phillies! From rookie to AAA status, this is a camp for true baseball fans.

Lavner Camps—Marion Station, PA
Softball Camp is a complete skills camp where youth aged 7-11 will practice a variety of activities to help master the basics of catching, throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running. Campers receive one-on-one as well as and group coaching and everyone gets to participate in the Friday “World Series” tournament! 

Phillies Baseball Academy—Various locations
Campers aged 6-14 will feel like they joined the majors with this camp designed to as they take the field in their very own official Phillies Baseball Academy uniform and learn from baseball's best. Camps are offered at locations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Basketball Camps for Philly Kids

ESF 76ers CampVarious locations
When it comes to basketball, ESF offers both overnight and day camps for children ages 5-17 to develop their basketball skills with its 76ers camp. Whether you have a little player (5-7) that is only up for a half-day camp, or you want an intensive skills training, this camp is designed to meet the needs of all skill levels, beginner to pro, in multiple locations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Lavner Camps—Lower Gwynedd and Marion Station, PA
Campers age 6-12 gain incredible basketball skills to make them a "triple threat" by practicing drills for dribbling, passing, and shooting with a focus on using developing dominant and non-dominant hand coordination. Campers implement these skills during engaging scrimmages and games throughout the week.​

Football Camps for Philly Kids

Lavner Camps—Devon, Lower Gwynedd, and Marion Station, PA
Flag footballers aged 7-11 learn the fundamentals of the game as they run, pass, and kick. Campers learn in a safe environment with non-contact drills and games to improve their skills. The week ends with a Friday Pro Bowl Skills Showdown.

Gymnastics Camps for Philly Kids

Flip Out Productions—Philadelphia, PA
Campers age 4-14 will gain skills in gymnastics, dance, yoga, strength, and flexibility, as well as spend time in arts and crafts and free time. 

Golf Camps for Philly Kids

Julian Krinsky CampHaverford and Villanova, PA
The Julian Krinsky School of Golf is located on the beautiful Haverford College campus with programs for kids ages 7-18. Golfers will work with certified golf pros who concentrate on tactical, technical, physical and mental aspects of the game, and camp features weekly competitions and 18-hole tournaments.

Soccer Camps for Philly Kids

Lavner Camps—Devon, Lower Gwynedd, and Marion Station, PA
Lavner Soccer Camp is focused on developing your child's soccer skills by teaching fundamentals and techniques across a variety of skill-building drills and scrimmages. Campers will master the basics of passing, dribbling, shooting, and defense. Designed for ages 6-12.

Union Soccer Camps—Various locations
Union Soccer Camps are a players dream come true. Instruction focuses on technique and skill development, but also principles like sportsmanship, individual integrity, and being an all-around team player. Camps are even available for the youngest players, aged 2-6, through a partnership with soccer stars.

Tennis Camps for Philly Kids

ESF Tennis Camp—Various locations
ESF Tennis Camp is designed to cultivate confidence and a love of the game with programs for beginner, intermediate and advanced players aged 6-18.​ Camp features include daily instruction, swim and free time, as well as tournaments.

Julian Krinsky CampHaverford, PA; Villanova, PA
There's no camp more well-respected than the Julian Krinsky School of Tennis. Located on the beautiful Haverford College campus, campers will learn the ins and outs of tennis in a program based on more than 40 years of teaching experience. Children ages 5-9 can be enrolled in Red Ball Summer Tennis, while older more experienced players can be enrolled in intensive programs including overnight 7-day stay on campus, with different tracks and electives to make each individual the best player they can be.

Lavner Camps— Rosemont and Malvern, PA
The Lavner 2020 Tennis Camps are powered by the Lavner Tennis Academy. Campers aged 8-12 work with tennis coaches following the Lavner Curriculum to teach proper swing fundamentals, footwork, and stances for each shot, in addition to constructing point play with strategy and tailoring it to specific opponents.

Legacy Youth Tennis & Education—Philadelphia, PA
Legacy provides Philadelphia youth with a safe and organized program of tennis instruction, team, and individual match play, and life skills lessons to make them winners on and off the court. With programs including Munchkin Summer Camp for ages 4-7, National Junior Tennis and Learning for ages 7-17, Junior Future Stars for ages 6-8 with exceptional tennis talent, and Legacy Training Camp and Legacy Training Camp Elite which focus on tournament play, there's an option for many ages and skill levels. 

Multi-Discipline Sports Camps for Philly Kids

ESF Sports Camp— Various locations
ESF has camps for all interests, and if you have a multi-talented player in sports division, the SportsLab is a great choice. SportsLab takes a multi-focus approach to training to develop a skilled athlete across disciplines. ESF offers these programs at different locations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. 

Lavner Camps—Lower Gwynedd and Marion Station, PA
Lavner Camps offers Prime Time Sports camp for young athletes aged 6-10 to practice skills, drills, and games in traditional sports like soccer, basketball, softball, and more. Campers will also engage in fun and less traditional athletics (but childhood favorites) like Capture the Flag, Run the Bases, Frisbee Golf.

Penn Charter Sports Camp—Philadelphia, PA
Campers age 6-14 receive expert instruction in 6 sports across the week, playing 2 sports daily. Open to the beginner, intermediate and advanced athlete, the camp will offer instruction, competition, coaching, and games in basketball, soccer, flag football, baseball/softball, floor hockey, team handball, volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, swimming and/or water activities. Camp also features tournaments, skill contests, daily swim, and trips!

Philed House Sports Camp—Philadelphia, PA
Phield House Summer Camp campers are lead through a variety of group sports and traditional camp games throughout the day. Designed for ages 6-14, camp will teach skills and build confidence in a fun and safe environment.

Photo courtesy of the Julian Krinsky Camp website. Post updated for 2020

Haverford College
370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford, PA 19041

Villanova University
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19081

Legacy Youth Tennis
4842 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Flip Out Productions
2757-59 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19134

William Penn Charter School
3000 W School House Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Phield House
814 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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