Summerside 2021
SCH Ropes Course, outdoors program
Summerside talent show 2020
Camper Upside-down on playground


Summerside Camps at SCH

Summerside Camps at SCH Academy provides innovative, creative, and fun camp programming for children in grades Pre-K through 9 throughout the summer months. From computer coding to outdoor adventures to sports skill-building, there's a variety of options for every camper’s passion as well as our much-loved day camp, featuring weekly themes and exciting special events. Last summer, Summerside offered 10 weeks of day camp and specialty camp from June 13 - August 19, 2022, including before and aftercare options (as early as 7:30 AM and as late as 6:00 PM).

Summerside Camps is located in Chestnut Hill (Northwest Philadelphia), at the edge of the Wissahickon Valley Park, just 20 minutes from Center City, 5 minutes from Mt. Airy, 10 minutes from Manayunk, and nearby Montgomery County locations. Summerside Camps is an urban oasis providing a true, outdoor experience unlike any other camp in the city. Summerside’s campers explore the outdoors while enjoying all the robust amenities that our 62-acre Springside Chestnut Hill Academy campus has to offer. With over 50 miles of trails, woods, meadows, and the Wissahickon Creek running through our backyard, campers are encouraged to develop a passion for lifelong outdoor adventure and an appreciation for nature. 

Summerside Camps are led by SCH Academy's year-round Director of Summer Programs, Andy Morris. All Summerside staff are dedicated to creating an environment where campers will flourish and have fun, strengthening their confidence in an inclusive community. No matter your child’s age or interest, Summerside Camps provide a place where they will build friendships and memories to last a lifetime.


Registration is now closed. Please join our mailing list below to be alerted to when Summerside opens for the 2023 season. Questions? Please contact our Director of Summer Programs, Andy Morris

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SUMMERSIDE highlights

Watch this video that features all that SCH's Summerside experience has to offer: day camp themes, fun experiences, sports, outdoors, and more!

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Philly Family LOVE Award 2020 Summerside Camps at SCH Academy

Summerside's mission is to inspire children to be children. By having fun, building friendships, and discovering new passions, campers gain lifelong skills to become independent, confident individuals.

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Summerside highlights

  • Voted "Best Camp in Philly" by Philly Family Magazine 2021

  • Programming offered from June to August (dates coming soon!)

  • Over 20 camps offered

  • STEM, Art, Theater, Nature, Ropes Course, Sports, Science—all offered on our Urban Oasis!