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Overview

Germantown Academy Day Camp and Summer Programs in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania has been offering campers in the Greater Philadelphia area opportunities to learn, play, and grow for 49 years. With more than 50 specialized camps for children ages 3-16, GA continues to provide a safe and picturesque environment for campers to make lifelong memories and friendships.

A traditional Day Camp experience remains the foundation of summers at GA, where campers entering 1st through 6th Grade can take advantage of a wide variety of art, science, and nature activities. The Wissahickon Creek runs right through campus, providing a perfect backdrop for fishing, canoe rides, and wildlife exploration.

Day Camp also features frequent visits to The Adventure Course, an expansive combination of high and low rope elements, balance challenges, a giant swing, and a thrilling zip line ride across the creek. Instructional and recreational swimming in our indoor pool and field trips off campus round out this benchmark program.

Day Camp runs week to week, so there’s plenty of opportunity to mix in specialty camps such as Coding, Kids Kitchen, Belfry Theatre, and Art Quest. For older campers, Explorers Camp offers daily field trips and Teen Caravans take off for full-week excursions!

For campers aged 3–5, we have a full slate of age-appropriate programs led by experienced early childhood professionals. Itty Bitty Camp offers a flexible transitional program for 3-year-olds, and Adventurers Camp provides both traditional day and specially themed programs for 4- and 5-year-olds.

Sports Camps are also offered throughout the summer, with specific weeks for baseball, basketball, cheerleading, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track, and wrestling. Each sports camp is run by GA Varsity coaches and players.

Come join us in summer 2018 and explore 126 acres of fun at Germantown Academy!

Our History

Germantown Academy Day Camp & Summer Programs began in 1969 to meet the summer needs of neighborhood children in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.

Over the next 20 years, many GA faculty members developed specific camps in sports, science, theatre, academics, and art. Beginning in 1990, these camps were organized under one name, Germantown Academy Day Camp & Summer Programs.

Today, we are pleased to be entering our 49th year of offering campers in the Greater Philadelphia area an opportunity to learn, play, and grow in the safest of environments. Take a look around and see which of our more than 50 camps is right for you!

Our Campus

Germantown Academy is situated upon 126 beautiful acres, and the campus boasts the latest in classroom technology, athletic facilities, and environmental resources. The Wissahickon Creek runs right through campus, providing a perfect backdrop for fishing, canoe rides, and wildlife exploration.

Age Groups

Germantown Academy Day Camp & Summer Programs provides age-appropriate activities for children 3 to 16. Most camps are grouped by grade, so search based on what grade your child is entering in Fall 2018.