With summer right around the corner and the promise of life returning to normal on the horizon, many parents are beginning to think about summer scheduling, introducing new routines, and of course, keeping the kiddos entertained! Whether you’re a busy working parent or just looking for something fun and engaging for the kids to do after weeks of being cooped up, summer camp will be a lifesaver this year.

There are so many summer camp options in the Camp Hill area. How can you be sure you are picking a camp that will work for you and your child? Lucky for you, we’ve created a summer camp guide to help you narrow it down and keep your summer planning as stress-free as possible. Below are five of our favorite summer camps in and around Camp Hill, PA.

Kids at Snapology Camp

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1. Snapology

€Snapology’s curriculum is designed to build on the math, science and technology knowledge students have gained over the school year to keep them interested and engaged in STEAM year-round. But shh€¦don’t tell them it’s educational! The best part about Snapology is that their programs are so packed with fun, children will be excited to return to school next year to use what they’ve learned. Exciting summer camp themes include Adventures with Star Wars®, Gamebots, Junior Creators, Amusement Park Engineering and much more! Snapology also focuses on developing real-world interpersonal skills through sharing ideas, communicating and working together. Check out what this parent had to say about Snapology: “So much fun for kids! The summer camps are a blast and they still got to learn a lot about science. Definitely the best place to send a kid to keep them learning.€ There are multiple dates, locations, and themes to choose from. Right now Snapology is offering risk-free summer camp booking to help ease parents’ concerns of potential cancellations during these uncertain times. Learn more here.

YMCA Sports Camp

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2. Harrisburg YMCA Sports Camps

Does your child love sports and getting active? If so, definitely check out Harrisburg YMCA Sports Camps! There are camps for every age and skill level currently available for 2020! If your child loves basketball, camps are offered for athletes ages 5-15. If your child loves volleyball, camps both competitive and developmental are offered for athletes ages 8-18. There are also preschool programs available focusing on gymnastics, creative movement, making crafts, songs and swimming. 

Kids in martial arts camp

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3. FEAR KNOT Martial Arts For Kidz Summer Camp

Are you looking for a fun and exciting way for your child to learn about character development? FEAR KNOT Martial Arts For Kidz Summer Camp is a program designed to teach your child focus, discipline, and respect through field trips, fun physically active games, quiet time for summer reading programs and other structured activities. Summer camp dates may be affected by CDC guidelines at the time of the camp.

Art projects

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4. CALC & YWCA Summer Art Camps

What could be a better way for your child to spend their summer then spending their days expressing themselves through art? CALC & YWCA Summer Art Camps give your child the ability to express themselves in a variety of ways. Programs are available that focus on different types of art such as dance, photography, ceramics, painting, yoga, and so much more! Summer camp dates may be affected by CDC guidelines at the time of the camp.

Photo courtesy of Tender Years’ DESTINATION DECADE

5. Tender Years’ DESTINATION DECADE Summer Camp

Travel through time with Tender Years’ DESTINATION DECADE Summer Camp! Each week is new and exciting. Kids will have opportunities to go on field trips, explore nature, create art projects, learn to cook and bake, express themselves through performance, partake in STEM projects, go bowling, and watch movies! This is definitely one of the most fun and educational camps around.

Ready for some serious fun?