Londonderry Backyard Summer Camp 2019

Summer days aren’t lazy at Londonderry’s Backyard Summer Camp. Children ages 4 (Pre-K) through 6th grade enjoy tending and harvesting the gardens, cooking, exploring and building structures in the wooded areas of the playground, creating crafts, dancing, playing games, and making new friends. Certified teachers weave cross-curricular learning opportunities into hands-on activities and play.  Weekly yoga, STEAM, and music classes are highlights. Pizza picnics are a Friday treat. To paraphrase one of the school’s founders, “Children will want to protect nature as adults when they have directly experienced nature as children.” At Backyard Summer Camp, staff takes every opportunity to help children develop their appreciation for the natural world. Whether composting, admiring visiting owls, growing seeds or dodging raindrops in bathing suits as part of water play, children joyfully connect with their environment every day.

Arts and Crafts • Games • Music • Nature Activities • Gardening • Cooking • Free-Play • Reading • Yoga • Hands-on-Learning • STEM Programs •  Animal Visitors • Pizza Fridays • New Friends • Outstanding Staff

Summer Camp is Full – Please call Susan Kempski at (717) 512-6010 for an update on availability or to be put on a waitlist.

To reserve a place for your child, download the registration form:



Hours: 8-5 (Camp day is 8:30-3:30. Before and after camp childcare is included).

Fees: $210 per week (full-day)   $120 per week (half-day)(8:30-1:00)

Ages: Junior Campers (ages 4-5)  Senior Campers (ages 6-12)

Location: Londonderry School, 1800 Bamberger Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110



*Three independent Art Camps will be offered by Cindi Hardwicke, Londonderry’s art teacher, for ages 6 and up: 

Clay Character Camp – July 15 – 19

Crafty Kids Camp – August 19 – 23

Art Camp – August 26 – 30

Please visit for more information.


Week 1   (June 17)   Masterpiece Makers (FULL)

Week 2   (June 24)   Going Green (FULL)

Week 3   (July 1)       Ocean Exploration (closed July 4th) (FULL)

Week 4   (July 8)       Nature Discovery (FULL)

Week 5   (July 15)     Farm to Table Cooking (FULL)

Week 6   (July 22)    Inventors’ Workshop (FULL)

Week 7   (July 29)    Broadway Bound (FULL)

Week 8   (Aug. 5)     Cooking Around the World (FULL)

Week 9   (Aug. 12)   Bookworms (FULL)

Special Mini Camps  (Hours: 9-1   Fee: $155)

Music (ages 4-5)  July 8-12 (FULL)

Music (ages 4-5)  July 15-19 (FULL)

Rockets (ages 8 and up) June 17-21 (FULL)