Introduction to the Performing Arts Camp

Registration for the 2021 Introduction to the Performing Arts Camp is now open.

Winner of the 2007 Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society’s Excellence in Programming Award Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s citywide camp, Introduction to the Performing Arts, is a specialty camp for children ages 6 to 10 (must be 6 years old by July 1, 2021) who have an expressed interest in the Performing Arts.

Children will have the opportunity to take classes in movement, drama, & music. The campers will also perform in a presentation at the end of the six-week camp. This unique experience gives youngsters the chance to perform in a professional space. Campers will also take performing arts related field trips. Prospective campers register for the camp in the spring of 2021 and the camp is held daily from 9AM – 2PM from July 5th to August 13th of 2021. Lunch and snack will provided daily.

The cost of the camp is $300.00 for the entire six weeks.


There are three sites for the Introduction to Performing Arts Camp:


Holmesburg Recreation Center at Rhawn & Ditman Streets in Northeast Philadelphia.

48th & Woodland Playground in Southwest Philadelphia

Waterview Recreation Center at Rittenhouse & McMahon Streets in Northwest Philadelphia (Germantown)


You must click below to register for camp. Once you register online and your registration is confirmed, you will receive an immediate copy of your application.   An email will arrive in May setting up an individual parent/camper orientation at the playground.   For new campers, we request a birth certificate and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, neighbor or relative who believes a performing arts camp is a good fit for the child.

For more information, review the Introduction to Performing Arts camps on this website.  You could also contact Bill Powell, Performing Arts Coordinator at 215-685-2245 or email:

Registration for Intro camp closes June 6, 2021

To register, click the word  "forms" directly under Performing Arts camp below.    Scroll to Introduction to Performing Arts Camp 2021 registration & click.