Introduction to the Performing Arts Camp 2020 Application


Registration for the 2020 Introduction to the Performing Arts Camp

Winner of the 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, 2019) 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 2019 and the camp is held daily from 9AM – 2PM from Monday, July 6th to Friday, August 14th. Lunch and snack will provided daily.

The cost of the camp is $300.00 for the entire six weeks. There is aftercare service available until 5PM for an additional fee of $30 per week or $150 in advance for all six weeks.


There are four separate sites for the 2019 Introduction to Performing Arts Camp:

  • 48th & Woodland Playground in Southwest Philadelphia
  • Holmesburg Recreation Center at Rhawn & Ditman Streets in Northeast Philadelphia
  • Waterview Recreation Center at Rittenhouse & McMahon Streets in Germantown
  • Hawthorne Cultural Center at 12th & Carpenter in S. Philly


You must click below to register for camp. Once you register online and your registration is confirmed, your spot is secure. You will receive a letter via mail in late May/early June regarding the June parent orientation night. All fees will be due on that evening in June (Date TBA). Remember, you will NOT receive a letter until late May/early June of 2019.


Registering Online

Register online using the form below.


For more information, please contact Bill Powell, Performing Arts Coordinator at 215-685-2245 or

Camp Preference
Camper's Personal Information
Contact Information
Camp Experience
List any experience, instruction or formal training the camper has received in the performing arts.
Emergency Contact
Camper's Medical Information
Please list any medical problems or conditions that the staff should be made aware of.
Please list any current medications
Additional Preferences
Please list the name, relationship to camper, and phone number of those adults authorized to pick up your child at the end of each day.