Introduction to the Performing Arts Camp 2021 Application

REGISTRATION FOR 2021 BEGINS March 20, 2021.

Registration for the 2021 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.

The camp is held daily from 9AM – 2PM from Tuesday, July 5th to Friday, August 13th. Lunch and snack will provided daily.

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


There are three separate sites for the 2021 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

Registering Online

Register online using the form below.


PARENTS:    For 2021, Hawthorne is not an option.   A glitch in our program will not let me erase the name -- but no camp this summer at Hawthorne.


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.