Summer Camp Info



West Chester Parks and Recreation and The Charles A. Melton Arts & Education 

Discover Friendship, Knowledge, and Fun!
Summer Activities For Enrichment
Add Discover S.T.E.A.M., Friendship, Knowledge, and Fun!

Dates: June 22- Aug. 14 (No camp on July 3rd)

Camp Time: 8am – 4pm
After Care Time: 4pm – 6pm

Where: Charles A Melton Arts and Education Center (the Homebase)
501 E. Miner St.
West Chester, PA 19382
(pick up drop off will be on the Market St. side of the building next to the mural)

Ages: 5 – 12 (approx. 90 total children in three different age groups. 5-7, 8-10, & 11-12
Must have already gone through one year of kindergarten to attend
Must be these ages at the start of camp on June 22

Cost: $1,500 per child for Borough residents for all 8 weeks of the program.
This is an all-inclusive camp, minus lunches. Morning and afternoon snack provided.
After camp care, 4-6pm, will be provided at $5 per hour per child.

Trips and Themes: By bus or walking, may be rearranged or substituted pending availability.
Walking trips will take place weekly, or more frequently, as our schedule develops.

Week 1 Going Green
Bus Trip - French Creek State Park

Week 2 Amazing Animals
Bus Trip - Philadelphia Zoo

Week 3 Time Travelers

Week 4 Ooey Gooey
Bus Trip - Lancaster Science Factory

Week 5 Get Active

Week 6 Worldly Wonders

Week 7 Movie Madness
Bus Trip – Legoland

Week 8 Tasty Treats

We will be exploring more of what West Chester has to offer from a walking perspective. Some of the groups/businesses that we will be working with are: West Chester University (sports teams and music dept.),

West Chester Library (reading program), Chester County Historical Society (local history), Knauer Performing Arts Center (the arts), West Chester Area YMCA on Airport Rd. (swimming program),

General Info: We will be working with the Uncommon Individual Foundation ( ) to further expand upon our STEAM aspects of the camp. Each child will receive approx. 3 hours of STEAM related educational activities on a bi-weekly basis.

We intend to use the Borough’s Park System to help enhance the program on a regular basis. Many of the Borough’s wonderful parks are well within walking distance from the Center. The children will be outside, on a daily basis, and fully enjoying their summer.