Camp Ginkgo at West Park Cultural Center

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Since 2002 WPCC has offered this summer arts and nature program that provides four weeks of meaningful experiences beginning right after the July 4th holiday. Throughout the four weeks professional artists will work with the children on special projects that include visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and film/photography.

West Park Cultural has been in partnership with the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center for 15 years serving as our program venue with horticultural staff providing support to our artist/counselors as they weave nature into their arts projects. In addition to art making the children have field trips, swimming and other recreational activities.

Tuition is $700 covering all four weeks ($175 per week.) The cost of providing the camp exceeds our tuition. The modest fee is made possible through grants and individual donations making it possible for us to never turn a child away for financial reasons. Partial and full scholarships are available for those who qualify (see Financial Scholarship Application.)

To reserve a space for your child(ren) complete the Camp Ginkgo Registration below for each child. A $50 deposit is required at registration unless requesting scholarship. For questions email [email protected] or call 215-473-7810.

Required forms for participation:


The Camp Ginkgo experience has a positive impact on children. Some of the expected outcomes include:

  • Improved interpersonal and communication skills
  • Acquired arts skills
  • Increased knowledge of the environment and their part
  • New motivation for learning  


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