June

Week of June 10 = Week 1
Week of June 17 = Week 2
Week of June 24 = Week 3

July

Week of July 1 = Week 4 (no camp July 4)
Week of July 8 = Week 5
Week of July 15 = Week 6
Week of July 22 = Week 7
Week of July 29 = Week 8

August

Week of August 5 = Week 9
Week of August 12 = Week 10
Week of August 19 = Week 11 (limited offering)

Outdoor Discovery Camps

Summerside on the Hill is located on 62 acres of beautiful campus, that backs into the Wissahickon woods.  Our Outdoor Adventure Camps utilize every inch of our landscape - from our ropes course, to our trails in the woods, to the various gardens, both floral and vegetable, to our chicken coop; our campers see it all! Some campers will take hikes, exploring the wildlife in our backyard, some will take care of our gardens and chickens, and some will go on adventures outside our school limits, exploring other local areas in Pennsylvania. 

List of 6 items.

  • Feathered Friends | Grades 2 - 4 | Week 2

    Campers will learn all about birds in this camp - from making bird feeders and bird houses to bird watching in the woods and all around campus. Campers will also learn about bird behavior and adaptations through games, crafts, and experiments. Campers will learn how to identify birds by their markings and bird calls.

    Camp Instructor: Marianne Maloy, SCH teacher (bio listed in registration) 

    Cost: $400 

    Camp hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm 
    - Early Birds: 7:30am - 8:30am ($5/day) 
    - After Camp - 3:30pm - 6:00pm ($25/day or $100 for the week)

    Lunch is FREE for Feathered Friends. Snack is also provided. 

    REGISTER HERE.

  • Outdoor Adventure | Grade 5 - 7 | Week 8

    Outdoor Adventure Camp is designed to get boys and girls outside each day to explore the Wissahickon Valley. The camp is small, limited to 15 campers and two counselors, allowing us great mobility and the ability to tackle activities that larger groups could not. We will hike the trails and learn about native flora and fauna. We will visit the Lenape Indian statue on our daylong hike to the Wissahickon environmental education center to learn how the Native Americans lived in the valley for thousands of years. We will work together and build trust in one another on the elements of the SCH Academy ropes course, high in the canopy of the tulip poplars. We will learn the basics of archery in the woods behind SCH Academy. We will venture off campus, spending the day canoeing on the Brandywine River. We will visit Ringing Rock Park and explore a huge boulder field where the rocks ring and hike a streambed to a 20-foot waterfall. We will visit the Philadelphia Rock Gym to learn the basics of rock climbing.

    Outdoor Adventure is a great place for kids to discover nature’s playgrounds that are hiding right in their backyards while nurturing respect and stewardship for the wild spaces around them.

    Camp Instructor: Stephanie Mill, SCH teacher and coach (bio listed in registration) 

    Cost
    : $450 

    Camp hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm 
    - Early Birds: 7:30am - 8:30am ($5/day) 
    - After Camp - 3:30pm - 6:00pm ($25/day or $100 for the week)

    Lunch is FREE for Outdoor Adventure. Snack is also provided.

    REGISTER HERE.
  • Outdoor Adventure | Grades 3 - 4 | Week 3

    Outdoor Adventure Camp is designed to expose campers to the wonderful Wissahickon Valley. This camp is intentionaly small, limited to 15 campers, allowing us great mobility and the ability to tackle activities that larger groups could not. We will hike the trails and learn about native flora and fauna. We will visit the Lenape Indian statue on our daylong hike to the Wissahickon environmental education center to learn how the Native Americans lived in the valley for thousands of years. We will work together and build trust in one another on the elements of the SCH Academy ropes course, high in the canopy of the tulip poplars. We will learn the basics of archery in the woods behind SCH Academy. We will venture off campus, spending the day canoeing on the Brandywine River. We will visit Ringing Rock Park and explore a huge boulder field where the rocks ring and hike a streambed to a 20-foot waterfall. We will visit the Philadelphia Rock Gym to learn the basics of rock climbing.

    Outdoor Adventure is a great place for kids to discover nature’s playgrounds that are hiding right in their backyards while nurturing respect and stewardship for the wild spaces around them.

    Camp Instructor: Stephanie Mill, SCH teacher/coach (bio listed in registration) 

    Cost: $450 

    Camp hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm 
    - Early Birds: 7:30am - 8:30am ($5/day) 
    - After Camp - 3:30pm - 6:00pm ($25/day or $100 for the week)

    Lunch is FREE for Outdoor Adventure. Snack is also provided.

    REGISTER HERE.
  • Wissahickon Walkers: Creepy Crawly Critters | Grades 1 -3 | Week 7

    Come spend a week exploring the Wissahickon Watershed in the heat of summer! What animals can we find? Where do they hide? What do they eat? How do they find their way around? Experience the creatures that live in the water and land of Fairmount Park, learn about wild plants—maybe even taste a few—and try your hand at some outdoor challenges along the way.

    Camp Instructor: Marianne Maloy, SCH teacher (bio listed in registration) 

    Cost: $400 

    Camp hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm 
    - Early Birds: 7:30am - 8:30am ($5/day) 
    - After Camp - 3:30pm - 6:00pm ($25/day or $100 for the week)

    Lunch is FREE for Wissahickon Walkers. Snack is also provided. 

    REGISTER HERE.
  • Wissahickon Walkers: Nature Explorers | Grades 1 - 2 | Week 3

    Summerside on the Hill sits on 62 acres right on the Wissahickon. This camp will explore all throughout the trails that back right into the woods. Join SCH Academy Lower School science teacher Carie Szalay as she leads nature expeditions into the woods. We will explore the creatures that call the woods and streams home. Campers will take hikes, explore nature, and so much more! 

    Camp Instructor: Carie Szalay, SCH teacher (bio listed in registration) 

    Cost: $400

    Camp hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm 
    - Early Birds: 7:30am - 8:30am ($5/day) 
    - After Camp - 3:30pm - 6:00pm ($25/day or $100 for the week)

    Lunch is FREE for Wissahickon Walkers. Snack is also provided. 

    REGISTER HERE.
  • Zoology | Grades 5 - 7 | Week 6

    Campers will become young zoologists as they learn about a different animal each day of the week. Campers will explore and learn about differnt wildlife through research, art, games, and live animal encounters. Campers should dress to get messy as a full day of exploration and adventures are promised.

    Cost: $425 

    Camp hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm 
    - Early Birds: 7:30am - 8:30am ($5/day) 
    - After Camp - 3:30pm - 6:00pm ($25/day or $100 for the week)

    Lunch is FREE for Zoology. Snack is also provided.

    REGISTER HERE.