Registration for 2020 Camps now open!

Welcome to Summerside Camps!

Over 30 camps in the heart of Chestnut Hill   |   Grades PK - 8th  |  Specialty & Day Camps
For over two decades SCH has provided quality summer camps on its beautiful 62-acre campus adjacent to Fairmount Park’s Wissahickon watershed. Moving to its NEW LOCATION in the McCausland Lower School Building, Dr. Steve Druggan, SCH Head of school, stated, “This new space is purposely designed and placed to actively discover and learn about the world around us”. Summerside campers will have the opportunity to enjoy a robust environmental experience by utilizing our unique playspaces, participate in woodland projects, and help maintain trails and the natural habitat of its indigenous plants and animals. 

Our mission is to inspire children to be children - by having fun, building friendships, and discovering new passions, campers gain life-long skills to become independent, confident individuals.


Summerside Leadership

Our full-time staff is available year-round to answer any questions and to help with your summer planning. Please feel free to reach out anytime.

Camp Phone:  215-247-7272

Laura Cortes
Director, Summer Programs
Coordinator, Auxiliary Programs
Kathy Huff
Program Assistant, Auxiliary Programs

Mailing Address: 500 West Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Main Reception: 215-247-4700    |   Campus Security: 267-246-8427
GPS & Campus Map |

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) is an independent school offering a rigorous college preparatory program that delivers an unparalleled academic experience.
The school’s unique model is distinguished by single-sex education for the lower grades (Pre-K through 8) followed by a coed Upper School.