Due to the threat of severe weather tomorrow we will be canceling our open summer camp interviews scheduled for March 7th from 2PM to 4PM
Everhart Park, Hoopes Park and Camp B.I,G Summer Camp Programs have sold out.
Applications for enrollment in our summer camp program will be available in late January. Applications will be available for pick up at the Parks and Recreation office.
We are now accepting applications for all summer camp counselor positions, including Jr. Counselors, Sr. Counselors, Head Counselors, and Art Counselors. We pay you to have fun! Download an employment application (PDF). Please note Jr. Counselors must be 16 years or older. Walk in Interviews March, 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
West Chester Parks and Recreation Summer Camp is a child-centered environment that positively impacts participants through social interaction and learning while offering opportunities for human development. We hope this camp inspires a child to gain a greater appreciation for other individuals in a social setting and broaden their understanding of the environment and community in which we live. We encourage both, staff and campers to enjoy sharing their talents in sports, arts and crafts, music and being their own individual. Our desire is that every child takes home a smile, new friendship and positive memories that will last a lifetime.
Children must be within the age specifications at the start of their respective camps. Ex: A 10 yr old that turns 11 in July would have to go to Summer Day Camp, not Camp B.I.G.
Ages: 5 to 10
Dates: June 18 to August 10
Sites: Hoopes Park and Everhart Park.
*All full day packages include camp from 7:30am to 6:00pm and a morning snack.
A CAMP 3 BUS TRIPS $835 (R) $1,010 (NR)
B CAMP 6 BUS TRIPS $930 (R) $1,125 (NR)
C CAMP 6 BUS TRIPS AND 6 SWIM TRIPS $1,050 (R) $1,265 (NR)
Ages: 11 to 14
Sites: 2018 TBD
Time: 7:30am- 5:30pm
Session 1: 6/18 TO 7/13 $630 (R) $790 (NR)
Session 2: 7/16 TO 8/10 $630 (R) $790 (NR)
Both Sessions: 6/18 TO 8/10 $980 (R) $1,240 (NR)
To register your child:
We urge all parents who have registered their child in our Summer Camp program to read this manual carefully and we ask that you contact us should you have any questions or concerns. We recommend that you go over the material in the handbook with your child and inform them of the rules and policies of the summer day camp program. Download a copy of the Parent Handbook (PDF).
On the last page of this handbook, you will find the Parent/Camper Handbook Agreement Page. You must sign this page, notifying us that you and your child are aware of all the policies and procedures of the West Chester Parks and Recreation Department Summer Camp.
The West Chester Parks and Recreation Department strives to make the summer camp experience accessible and works to provide as much financial aid assistance we can.
In order to be considered for the 2018 Summer Camp Financial Aid, you must fully complete & return the financial aid application and the 2018 Summer Camp Registration Form, along with all of the required documents:
The application deadline for Financial Aid is 2018 TBD. Applications may continue to be processed after the deadline, but we cannot ensure a timely response, nor guarantee the availability of funds.
Please submit your fully completed Summer Camp Registration forms, along with this Financial Aid form. Please note, if you are applying for Financial Aid, and your child is in the 5-10 year old age bracket, you cannot apply for any camp higher than the “B” level camp.
Thank you for your interest in the West Chester Parks and Recreation Summer Camp. If you have any questions, about the financial aid process and policies, please contact us at 610-436-9010.
Interested in working as a camp counselor for the Parks and Recreation Department? Fill out a Summer Employment Application (PDF).