Introduction to the Performing Arts Camp 2023 Application


Registration for the 2023 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 7 to 11 (must be 7 years old by July 1, 2023) 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 Monday, July 3rd to Friday, August 11th. Lunch and snack will provided daily.

The cost of the camp is $300.00 for the entire six weeks.   Aftercare will be availble till 5pm for an additional $30 per week or $150 for six weeks if paid at registration (one week free). 


There are four separate sites for the 2023 Introduction to Performing Arts Camp:

  • Francis Myers Recreation Center at 5800 Kingsessing Street in Southwest Philadelphia (please note:  listed as 48th & Woodland on the ensuing form)
  • Holmesburg Recreation Center at Rhawn & Ditman Streets in Northeast Philadelphia
  • Waterview Recreation Center at 5826 McMahon Street  in Germantown
  •  Hawthorne Cultural Center at 1201 Carpenter Street in South Phiadelphia

Registering Online


After you submit your form, you will immediately receive a confirmation email/copy sent to the parent/guardian email.


Questions?    please contact Bill Powell, Performing Arts Coordinator at 215-685-3585 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.