CSFP will provide financial assistance to a limited number of students enrolled in our program so they can attend educational summer camps. Applications are on a first-come, first-served basis, and open to all current CSFP scholarship recipients in grades K-8.
The purpose of Camp Connections is to combat “summer slide” by providing an enriching and fun opportunity for CSFP scholarship recipients to learn, grow, and be challenged outside of their regular school environments. Selected recipients receive a fully-funded experience at a local, academically-focused summer program, pre-selected by CSFP.
CSFP has built partnerships with local institutions that host summer camps for Philadelphia students. This year, we are working with four different camps that provide instruction in core competencies for workforce development, such as math, science, language arts, and technology.
If selected, you will be required to mail a $25 deposit to CSFP offices to hold your child’s space in the program. CSFP will return your deposit after your child has attended the full summer camp.
Please read these program descriptions before applying; your available options will be determined by your student’s grade. You may only apply for ONE program, so please consider the descriptions, the dates and times, and transportation/other logistics before making your selection. Applying for a program DOES NOT guarantee selection for that program. If selected, it is expected that your student will be able to attend for the full dates of the program. Please apply only if you are able to attend and participate fully.
*COVID-19 Considerations: Most of the program partners plan to have in-person camps this summer. Please refer to each website (listed here) for more specific details about health & safety precautions they will take.
Please note if your student is selected for this opportunity, CSFP will handle all registration directly with the program unless otherwise noted. Students should not register directly with the program unless instructed to do so upon approval from CSFP. Families who are not selected for the Camp Connections opportunity will be notified shortly after the deadline.