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POP Summer Music Camp

Make your summer POP!
Play on Philly’s Summer Music Camp will be held from June 22nd-July 31st, 2020 for students in rising grades 1-12.

Summers at Play On Philly are an opportunity for musical and social-emotional growth through ensemble playing and intensive group lessons.  Students also devote part of their day to other forms of creativity and expression including dance, physical fitness, and art. Year-round POP students, as well as young musicians across Philadelphia are eligible to join.

Summer Camp 2020

Session 1: June 22-July 2 (no program July 3)
Session 2: July 6- July 17
Session 3: July 20- July 31

Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance
2001 N. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19122

Registration for POP Summer Music Camp has closed.

Our summer music camp is located at Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, a musician-friendly space that also provides our campers with the experience of being on a university campus.

Instrumental Offerings: 

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Harp
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin

Student Eligibility

Rising 1st-4th graders
No instrumental experience required

Rising 5th-8th graders
Must have at least 1 year of experience playing their instrument

Rising 9th-12th graders
Must have at least 3-4 years of experience playing their instrument


Breakfast, lunch, and a light snack will be provided to campers.  Campers may bring their own meals, however we cannot refrigerate or reheat food items. All food brought into camp facilities must be peanut-free.

Arrival & Dismissal Times

Arrival is 8-8:15am.  Families may choose to pick up their students at 3pm or 5pm.  From 3-5pm, we offer aftercare, free of charge.  We do ask that families choose the time in which they can consistently pick up their student(s).


A one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $25 per student for all students is due by June 8, 2020.


Students not enrolled in Play On Philly for the 2019-20 school year programming are required to pay tuition. Full payment is due by June 8, 2020. Tuition payments are non-refundable.

One Session: $230

Two Sessions: $380

Three Sessions: $555


Financial Aid is available for families who qualify.  Please indicate your interest in receiving the form when you register your student(s).

Tuition payments can be made in check or money order forms (no cash, please) and should be made out to Play On Philly.  Payments can be made via credit card HERE or can be mailed or dropped off to:

POP Summer Music Camp
1520 Locust St., Suite 901
Philadelphia, PA 19102

If you have any questions concerning registration for POP Summer Music Camp 2020, please email

Registration Checklist

  • Currently enrolled 19-20 POP students:
    • Summer Registration Form
    • Emergency Contact Information
    • Dismissal Form
    • Carpool Form
    • $25 Registration fee (per student, non-refundable)
  • Summer 2020 only students:
    • Summer Registration Form
    • Emergency Contact Information
    • Waiver and Release
    • Dismissal Form
    • Demographics Form
    • Instrument Loan Form
    • Carpooling Form
    • Placement Video: Students who have instrumental experience must submit a video showcasing appropriate scales (see guidelines and a 30 second clip of a solo or an etude.  All students in rising grades 5th-12th must have experience on an instrument in order to register. Do your best, we will not turn any camper away.  These videos will help us to place students in the approproate classes and ensembles. Click here to open the Placement Video Guidelines in a new window.Click here to watch a Sample Placement Video in a new window.
    • Financial Aid Request Form
    • $25 Registration fee (per student, non-refundable)
    • Tuition is not due at the time of registration, however it must be paid in full by June 8, 2020

Summer Music Camp Calendar


March 31st: Registration closes

June 8th: Tuition and registration payment deadline

June 22nd: Session 1 begins

July 2nd: Session 1 Showcase

July 3rd: No program

July 6th: Session 2 begins

July 17th: Session 2 Showcase

July 20th: Session 3 begins

July 31st: End of Summer Showcase