Summer Camps Directory


Luzerne & Wyoming Counties     |     Lackawanna County and Pocono Area

Luzerne & Wyoming Counties

Academy of Chess, LLC
Wilkes-Barre; 570-829-0828;
Day camp: 9am-11:30am Grades 2-8 2 one week sessions:
June 27-July 1 and July 25-29
Formal instruction in tactics and strategy, taught by certified coach, US Chess Federation.

Academy Tutoring
Exeter; 570-540-9628;

Summer enrichment: 9:30am-5pm Grades K-12 Mid June-Aug One-on-one and small group instruction in all subjects, SAT and ACT prep
Apple Tree/Susquehanna Prep
Forty Fort; 570-287-2597;         
Day camp: 9am-Noon M-Th; 9am-3pm M-F Ages 3-10 June - July (Registration begins in March) Arts & crafts, physical education and more
Art N' Vino
Wilkes-Barre, 570-430-5045,
Day camp:
Ages 7-12 June -August Paint acrylics on canvas with art techniques, blending and color mixing.
Bear Creek Camp
Bear Creek Twp; 570-472-3741;
Week-long day camp or overnight camp Age 4 year  to 12th grade June -Aug Nature programs, art & crafts, hiking, swimming; Jr Environmental Counselor volunteer program for grades 9-12 service hours
Bloom Early Education Center
Swoyersville; 570-763-7151;
Day camp: M-F: 6am-6pm Completed Kindergarten-Age 12 June-Aug Field trips, Forty Fort park, guest speakers, sports and games
Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club
Mountain Top; 570-814-3859;
Day camps & weekly programs Ages 5-15 May-Aug  Junior golf coaching and instructional programs; beginner to advanced
Boy Scouts - Camp Acahela                                                     Blakeslee; Overnighy & resident camps Ages 6-11 (registered Cub Scouts) June -July BB gun and archery instruction, crafts, nature, swimming, Scout skills
Bright Beginnings Early Learning Academy
Conyngham; 570-436-8748;         
Day camp: full & half-day sessions Entering kindergarten or 1st grade Reading, writing, math, phonics, socialization and developmental skills
Building Blocks PreKindergarten Summer Camp
Dallas, Wilkes-Barre, Mountain Top; 570-793-1725;
Day camp: M-F, full-time, part-time & drop-in options Entering Kindergarten June - Aug Kindergarten readiness: math, science, reading, health and wellness, culture and social skills
Building Blocks Summer Camp
Dallas, Wilkes-Barre, Mountain Top; 570-793-1725;
Day camp: M-F, full-time, part-time & drop-in options Ages 6-13 June - Aug Science, cooking, dramatic arts, nature, creative design and more; day trips, meals and before/after care.
Camp AsthmaCadabra - American Lung Assn.
White Haven; 570-346-1784;
Overnight camp for children with asthma @ Camp Kresge in White Haven Ages 7-12 August Arts & crafts, boating, swimming, rock climbing wall, archery and asthma education
Camp Cadet: Troop N
Hazleton; Trooper David L Peters 570-459-3890 ext. 269
One-week resident camp  Ages 12-14 (living in Carbon, Columbia, Lower Luzerne or Monroe counties) July 10-15
(Limited registrations currently accepted) Application deadline March 31
Free law enforcement camp similar to an actual State Police training school (not a discipline camp for troubled children)
Camp Cadet: Troop P
475 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming; 570-697-2000;
One-week resident camp at Camp Kresge  Ages 12-15 (living in Bradford, Wyoming, Sullivan, or Luzerne counties)  Aug 7-12
(Application Deadline: March 31)
Free law enforcement camp similar to an actual State Police training school (not a discipline camp for troubled children)
Camp Orchard Hill
Dallas; 570-333-4098;                      
Day Camp and Overnight Camp Day camp: ages 4-15; Overnight: ages 8-17; Leadership: ages 15-18 Day camp June 13-Aug 19; Overnight camp June 19-July 30; Leadership camp June 19-July 30 Swimming, sports, crafts, dance, skateboarding, Gaga, climbing wall, canoeing and more; transportation and before/after care.
Catholic Youth Center
Wilkes-Barre; 570-823-6121;
Day camp: 9am-3pm (Before/after care available) Ages 6-13 June-Aug (Registration begins in March) Swimming, art & crafts, computers, gym games, trips to local state parks, bowling and movies
Child Development Council                                                      Hanover Twp 570-829-1021; Kingston 570-287-3592; W Pittston 570-655-3390;                                                    Day camp: 6:30am-5:30pm
(full scholarships available)
Grades K-6 June-Aug (Registration begins in March)        Games, crafts, projects and field trips; emphasis on team building
Country Charm Early Learning Center
Drums; 570-788-4800;                     
Day camp Kindergarten-6th grade Begins June 22 Cake Boss Too, Jewelry Design, Clay Creations, Newswatch U, Kid vs Food, Carnival, Lego Laboratory, Sports, Chemistry, Physics and more
Dietrich Theater
Tunkhannock; 570996-1500;
Visual arts & theater camps, workshops & ongoing classes Ages 5-17 June-Aug (Registration begins in April) Theme-based camps including art, theater, quilting, visual arts, digital arts and music 
Dragons' Tale Karate                                                    Luzerne; 570-574-4393; Martial arts & self-defense  Ages 4 and up June-Aug Age appropriate self defense, how to handle a bully, martial arts, life skills, games and more
Electric Surge Field Hockey Club
Dallas; 570-406-6914;
One week day camp at the Rock Rec Center in Trucksville 9am-3pm pre-K - 6th grade July Fundamentals, astro turf skills, tactical/technique skills, goal scoring, scrimmages, plus swimming, arcade, basketball and more
Elly's House (The Academy for Early Learning)
Forty Fort; 570-817-0031;
Half-day camp 18-36 mos & ages 4-7 June - Aug Weekly programs focused on different themes including: art, music, yoga, science, reading and math
Endless Mountains Nature Center
Tunkhannock & Factoryville; 570-836-3835;                      
Day camp: half & full-day sessions; Counselor-In-Training Day Camp: Pre-K-6th grade; Counselor-In-Training: 7th-12th grade June - Aug Weekly nature themes, games, arts & crafts, journaling, role playing, hiking and live animals
Good Shepherd Academy
Kingston; 570-606-7398;
Day camp: 6:35am-6pm Grades K-6 June - Aug Field trips, guest speakers, weekly camp themes, arts & crafts
Greater Pittston YMCA
Pittston; 570-655-2255 ext 103;       
Day camp, overnight camp, teen leadership programs Ages 6+ June - Aug Boating, sailing, hiking, mt. biking, archery, swimming, high ropes, climbing tower, team building, zip line
Hapkido Taekwondo Institute
Kingston; 570-287-4290;   
Martial Arts morning sessions Ages 4-12 June - Aug Martial arts training; anti-bullying
I'm Big Now
Dallas; 570-675-1220;
Half-day camp: M-Th 9:30am-noon Ages 3-8 June-Aug (Registration begins in April) Arts & crafts, outdoor play, story time and themed activities
JCC Camp of Wyoming Valley
Wilkes-Barre and Idetown; 570-824-4646;
10 week day camps: 9:30am-3:30pm; also special needs,  pre/after care, leadership & overnights Ages 2-14 June 14-Aug 19 (Register by April 15 for discount)             Sports, horseback riding, boating, tennis, swimming, archery, wall climbing, dance, theater, zip line, day & overnight trips, dining/transportation.
Jenny Lynn Academy
Kingston; 570-288-3808;
Day camps: 9:30am-1pm Ages 3-7 June - July                    (two week minimum) Weekly themes with arts & crafts, stories and poems; Daily trips to local parks and swimming with a certified lifeguard
Joan Harris Centre
Luzerne; 570-287-7977;
570-718-0673 for KidTunes Guitar
8 week summer dance course Age 3 and up. KidTunes Guitar Program for ages 5 to teen Late June-mid Aug (Mon-Sat) Hip hop, ballet, jazz, modern dance, dancing with mommy; concludes with show at Knoebels; KidTunes Guitar Program also available
Kingston Recreational Center - Camp & Club Kingston
Kingston; 570-287-1106;
Day camp: full-day & half-day sessions 8am-6pm Kamp Kingston (ages 5-8) & Klub Kingston (ages 9-13) June-Aug (Registration begins mid-Feb) Games, movies, swimming, art & crafts and speakers
Kirby Kidz Theater Workshop
Luzerne; 570-718-0673;
Children's theater workshop Age 6-18 Late June-mid Aug Dramatic arts, voice, dance, theater movement, costuming, set design & more; concludes with a musical production at FM Kirby Center
Lake Lehman Summer Camp
Dallas; 570-472-7966
Day camp: 6:15am-6pm Grades K-6th June - Aug Field trips, guest speakers, weekly camp themes, arts & crafts
The Lands at Hillside Farms
Shavertown; 570-696-2281;                              
Day camp: 8:30am-2:30pm June-July camps offered to campers in grades K-8; Aug 8 camp offered to campers from grades 3-8 June 13, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 8 Farm activities, hiking, games, crafts, pony rides, tie-dye, wagon rides and more
Little Meadows Learning Center
Dallas; 570-675-4392;
Day camp: 6:30am-5:30pm  Entering Kindergarten-5th grade June - Aug Field trips, guest speakers, arts & crafts, science, music, cooking, computers, water play and more
Luzerne County Community College
Nanticoke; 570-740-0495;              
Day camps Ages 9-15 June - Aug LEGO Robotics, Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), Kids Culinary, Art and Firefighter & EMS Camps.
Luzerne County Library System
Call your local library for availability & details;
Summer Reading Program Pre-school-12 years; some teen programs June-Aug (Limited registration)                         Free themed summer reading programs including crafts and special activities; separate tween/teen programs available
Misericordia University Career Exploration Camps
Dallas; 570-674-6400;  
Day camps High school juniors & seniors Bio - June 3, 6 and 10; Overnight camps: Chem/Biochem and OT - June 26-28; Comm & Media, Literature and Speech - June 26-29   Academic camps in biology, chemistry-biochemistry, communications & media, literature, OT and speech-language pathology
Misericordia University Health Sciences Middle School Career Camp
Dallas; 570-674-6494;
One week day camp: 9am-3pm Entering 6th-8th grade Aug 15-19 OT/PT, medical imaging, sonography, nursing, speech-language pathology and other health careers 
Misericordia University Sports Camps
Dallas; 570-674-6374; (swimming -
Basketball June 20-24; Field Hockey June 27-July 1; Co-ed Soccer July 4-8; Baseball July 11-15; Softball July 18-21; swimming varies Girl's basketball, field hockey, co-ed soccers, baseball, softball and swimming lessons
Misericordia University Summer Performing Arts Training Academy  
Dallas; 570-674-6207;
Day camp; M-F 9am-4pm Ages 7-17 July 25-Aug 14 Vocal, dance, drama and musical training; concludes with two live performances
MMI Preparatory School
Freeland; 570-636-1108;                                 
Day camp: 9am-Noon and/or 12:30-3:30pm Ages 6-15 June -July (Registration begins in March) Harry Potter - Magical Science Tour; Egyptian Dig; Crime Scene Investigation; Design a Hovercraft & Egg Drop Car; Messy Art and more.
Music Box Summer Theater Workshop                                   Swoyersville; 570-283-2195; Theater workshop Ages 6-12 July - Aug Acting, improvisation, musical theater & movement; all experience levels; culminates with performance of Willy Wonka Jr.  Aug 12-14
Nature Camp at Frances Slocum State Park

Day camp 9am-Noon or 10am-Noon

Ages 4-15 1-day camps in June and July. Registration in June Indoor/outdoor nature relatd themes
Nature Camp at Nescopeck State Park
Drums; 570-403-2006;
Day camp Ages 4-12 June - Aug. Registration begins in May Outdoor programs with arts & crafts, outdoor nature activities, environmental education, interpretation & discovery
Newberry Estates Country Club 
Dallas; 570-814-3859;                                     
Day camps & weekly programs Ages 4-15 May-Aug   Junior golf coaching and instructional programs; beginner to advanced.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Lehman; 570-675-9253;
Day camp: 9am-Noon, 12:30pm-3:30pm or full day Entering grades 1-12 June 27-July 1; July 11-15 Lego Land, Musical Theatre, Minecraft, Sports, Art, Earth & Space Science, Elementary Olympics, Summer Camp Carnival and more
Perfect Harmony Center for the Arts
Kingston; 570-714-1787;
Day camp: 9:30am-12pm,
Evening: 4-9pm
Ages 1 ½- Adult Begins June 27 Music, Theater, Dance, Art, Creative Writing, Cake Decorating and more
Revolution Ice Centre
Pittston; 570-883-1100;
Ice hockey day camps All ages June-Aug Learn to skate and ice hockey clinics for all ages and skill level
Ripple Effect Music                                                                  Luzerne; 570-718-0673; Music programs Age 4 and up June-Aug Pre-piano, beginning piano & music camps
Rock Rec Sports Complex
Trucksville; 570-696-2769;                                         
Weekly day camp: Indoor and Outdoor Grades pre-K to high school June-Aug  Basketball, tennis and Super Sports camp and clinics; Pool and outdoor fun following most camps
Sue Hand's Imagery
Dallas; 570-675-5094;
Late afternoon daily classes; M-Th Ages 5 & up Late June-mid Aug (Registration begins in April) Drawing, colored pencil and watercolor for ages 5-12; drawing and painting for high school students
Suzuki School for Strings - Summer Fiddle Camp
Plains; 570-208-9191;
Day camp:  1-3pm; Every M, W, F All ages June - July Fiddles provided. Final performace with the Tommy Guns Band
Together We Grow Preschool
Wyoming Valley Children's Assn, Forty Fort; 570-714-1246;                                                                      
Day camp; morning, afternoon or full day (Tue, Wed, Thur) Ages 3-5 June - Aug                          Indoor and outdoor activities, arts & crafts, social, language and literacy development
Trucksville Early Childhood Education Center
Trucksville; 570-696-3899;
Day camp: 9:30am-1pm, M-F Age 3 to Grade K Week 1 June 6-10; Wek 2 June 20-24                                Theme-based camps, arts & crafts and indoor/outdoor activities
Wilkes-Barre Academy
Wilkes-Barre; 570-823-7574;
Day camp: 6:30am-6pm (before/ after care available) Ages 4-13 June- Aug  (Register in May/June) Swimming, arts & crafts, skating, bowling and field trips
Wilkes University Conservatory Summer Dance Intensive
Darte Center; 570-408-4426; 
Intensive dance program: 9am-4:30pm Ages 10 & up July 11-14, 18-21  Intended for serious dancers: classical ballet, pointe, classical variations, modern, jazz, pilates and yoga.
Wilkes WEBS (Women Empowered by Science) Science Camp
Wilkes University;
Day camp Girls entering grade 7 & 8 July 24-30 Hands-on investigative laboratory activities in biology, ecosystems, chemistry, genetics, robotics and more
Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute (PAI)
Kingston; 570-270-2186;
Day & boarding camp Ages 10-18  Musical Theater June 26-Aug 7; Dance June 26-July 24; Vocal/Instrumental June 10-30; Jr PAI July 25-Aug 6 PAI - Music, dance and musical theater for dedicated students ages 12-18. Jr PAI - for students in 5th- 8th grades looking to improve their musical skills.
Wyoming Seminary; Summer at Sem
Kingston; 570-270-2186;         
Day camp; College Prep camp (day & boarding) Toddler-12th grade Early Summer FUN Camp (Toddler-8th) June 6-24,: College Prep Institute, grades 9-12 (day & boarding) July 5-29: Middle School STEM Camp, grades 6-9, June 27-July 8. Foreign cultures, sports, writing, technology, crafts, Legos, cooking and science. Middle School STEM Camp and College Prep Institute offering acacdemic courses in various subjects. 
Wyoming Valley Children's Association - SPOT ON Camp
Forty Fort; 570-714-1246;
Two four-day sessions; Noon-3pm Ages 6-12 June 2–23 and June 27–30

Speech and Occupational Therapy camp

Wyoming Valley Gymnastics
Luzerne; 917-656-3602;
Half or full-day camps; M-F Ages 3-13 Beginner to advanced tumbling, cheer and gymnastics camps
Wyoming Valley Montessori
Kingston; 570-288-3708;                          
Day camp; toddler, primary and elementary programs Ages 18 months-13 years June - July Camps in cooking, crafts, technology, water, community and adventure.
YMCA - Camp Kresge
White Haven; 570-443-2267;  
Day camp, overnight camp, school visits, family camps, teen leadership programs All ages April-Oct Boating, sailing, hiking, mt. biking, archery, swimming, high ropes, climbing tower, team building, zip line. 

Lackawanna County and Pocono Area



Arts Alive Summer Intensive - NEIU
Marywood University & Ballet Theater of Scranton;

Fundamental & advanced visual, performing & instrumental music intensive Entering grades 2-12 July 5-29 Final performance at Goodwill Industries of NEPA.  Visual Arts Exhibition at Marywood Univ.
Backcourt Hoops
Scranton; 570-558-3833;
4-day (M-Th) morning and afternoon sessions Grades K-8th June-Aug Basketball-related activities
Ballet Theatre of Scranton/The Dance Studio
Scranton; 570-347-0208;        
Dance camps Arts Alive Jr (K-4th), Mommy & Me (ages 2-4), Mini Dance (ages 5-8), Technique (ages 9-13) Arts Alive July 11-22, 2-5pm; Other camps in August; Mini Dance 10am-Noon or Noon -2pm;  Mommy & Me Tues and Thurs mornings; Danton - times vary (Register in June) Participation in ballet, jazz, ethnic dance with visiting professional artists in theater, music, visual arts and storytelling
Boy Scouts - Goose Pond Reservation                                                    
Lake Ariel;
Overnight & resident camps Ages 12-18 (registered boy scouts) June - Aug Merit badges, Pathways, C.O.P.E course and Voyager program for the elite outdoorsman
Boys and Girls Clubs of NEPA
Scranton; 570-342-8709;
Day camp: 9am-4:45pm (before/after care available) Ages 6-18 June-Aug  Swimming, crafts, special events, sports and more
Camp AsthmaCadabra - American Lung Assn.                                   Scranton; 570-346-1784; Overnight camp for children with asthma @ Camp Kresge in White Haven Ages 7-12 Aug 4-7 Arts & crafts, boating, swimming, rock climbing wall, archery and asthma education
Camp Cadet: Troop R      
Residential camp: Marywood University campus  Ages 12-15 (living in Lackawanna, Pike, Wayne or Susquehanna counties) July Free law enforcement camp similar to an actual State Police training school (not a discipline camp for troubled children)
Creative & Performing Arts Academy of NEPA (CaPAA)  Scranton; 570-252-4156; 9am-4pm sessions (half day 9am - Noon option for preK/K students) PreK-12th grade June 20-July 1; July 5-15; July 18-22; July 25-Aug 5; Aug 8-19 Theater, dance, music & art. Sessions culminate with performances (Lion King, Peter Pan Jr, Mary Poppins and more!) at Lackawanna College. 
Everhart Museum
Scranton; 570-346-7186 ext 516;
Day camp; weekly camps Entering grades K-6 July - Aug S.T.E.M.; Plants & Animals; Farm to Table; Stories, Costumes, Poetry; Myths & Magical Creatures; Minimillionairs; Ancient Heroes & Villians.
Greater Scranton YMCA
Dunmore; 570-342-8115;           
Day camp: 7:30am-5:30pm Ages 3- entering 8th grade June - Aug (Registration begins mid-Feb) Sports, swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor-themed activities; Summer learning program and Camp Readers program.
Immanuel Preschool & Kindergarten                                                            Scranton; 570-961-9080; Day camp: M-F, 9am-2pm Ages 4-12 June - July Themed Discovery Summer Camp: three field trips per week, gym, arts & crafts, mini golf, science experiment
JCC Scranton Camp Daleville
Scranton; 570-346-6595 ext.115;            
Day camp: 9am-5pm  Age 3 years to grade 9 June 20-Aug 11 (Register before June 1) 100-acre outdoor day camp with numerous activities; Transportation avail from Scranton and Clarks Summit.
Keystone College Children's Center
La Plume; 570-945-8260;
Day camp: M-F, 9am-2pm Ages 3-8 June - Aug Outdoor themed camps
KinderCare Learning Center
Scranton; 570-343-3270;
AM/PM & full-day sessions; 6:30am-6pm 6 wks-12 yrs June-Aug Themed activities and summer learning program; off-site field trips for ages 6-12 three times per week
Lackawanna College Environmental Ed Center    
Covington Twp; 570-842-1506;
Day camp Ages 5-18 June - Aug Animal and plant life experiential activities, outdoor living skills and conservation on 211-acre property
Lackawanna College SummerCamps
Scranton; 570-961-7883;
Day camp; M-F with am & pm sessions Ages 4-14 July 6-Aug 12 Art for Kids, Comic Book Heroes, Cooking, Lego and Paws-a-tively Pets
Lackawanna County Library System
Scranton; 570-348-3000 ext. 3015; 
Summer reading program Ages birth-12 years and Teen reading program June-Aug                                   Free themed summer reading programs including crafts and special activities
My Gym Children's Fitness Center
Scranton; 570-558-1311;                                         
Day camp: M-F (am & pm sessions) 2 1/2-10 years June-Aug (Registration begins in March) Gymnastics, dance, arts & crafts, storytime and imagination games
Northeast Alliance Volleyball Camp
located at Riverfront Sports Complex, Scranton; 570-503-6703;
Ages 12-18 June 27 - 30 (registration due by June 13) Improve individual skills in passing, setting, spiking, serving, and defensive and offensive techniques
Penn State Worthington
Dunmore; 570-963-2600; 
Day camps: 9am-Noon & 1-4pm Ages 6-16 July - Aug Variety of fun science, technology, engineering, art and reading camps.  Business and Health Science academies also offered.
Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum
McDade Park, Scranton; 570-963-4804;
Day camp: 9am-1pm Ages 7-12 One week in July Interactive theme-based camp focusing on NEPA heritage with hands-on activities
PopScience! LLC
Jessup; 570-285-4SCI;
3- and 4-day sessions. Ages 5-12 Late June - mid Aug Various STEM activities based on age level. Daily science experiments, ranging from making Oobleck to building robots. Open-labs, evening clubs and special events all year long
Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple's Performing Arts Summer Camp!
Masonic Temple; 570-346-7369 ext. 100;
Day camp; M-F 9am-4pm Pre-K -12th grade June - Aug Creative environment for Musical Theatre and Visual Arts. Many performance opportunities.
Spirited Art
Dickson City; 570-507-1560;
Day camps; 10am-Noon,  10am-1:30pm or 6-9pm (age dependent) Ages 5 & up Various weeks in June-Aug (See calendar online) Acrylics on canvas, sketching & drawing, crafting. FUNdamentals - Beginner, Beyond the Basics - Intermediate, Calendar & PAINTrest Camps.
The Scranton School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children
Clarks Summit; 570-585-1000;
Residential camps & day camps Literacy day camp - ages preK-1st grade or overnight camp 2nd - 4th grade; Sports & Adventure overnight camp 5-8th grade Day or residential litercy camp - June 20-24; residential middle school camp - June 27-July 1 Literacy Camp and Middle School Sports & Adventure Camp
The Woodlands Stable & Tack
Gouldsboro (near Moscow); 570-842-3742;                  
Day or residential camps Ages 6 and up June-Aug Horseback riding, bareback games, trail rides, swim on horseback, day trips and a final show
United Sports Academy
Dunmore; 570-963-5477;  
Half-day camps: hours vary Ages 3 & up July - Aug Gymnastics, tumbling, ninja training, games and more
Waverly Community House - Comm Camp
Waverly; 570-586-8191;
Day camp Grades pre-K-7; Counselor in Training for grades 8-10 June - Aug          Gym, arts, themed camps; Art and theater special needs day camp.

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