Summer Camp

Make your summer POP!
June 22nd-July 31st, 2020

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.  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.

A central tenet of POP’s programming is that students perform early and often for their peers, the community, and in formal concerts for family and friends: During the 2019 Summer POP, our students performed for the community on 17 occasions!


Meet A. Solomon, POP Parent

“Here is what I love about POP summer camp: it is well organized, it is enriching, it is not babysitting. The kids did and learned a lot…and I love that the camp is racially and ethnically diverse in a way that most of the really enriching ARE NOT. I loved seeing so many Asian, Black and Brown kids play instruments, sing and have a great time, and this camp is affordable in a way that many are not.”

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 prior instrumental instruction 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

Play On Philly’s 2020 Summer Music Camp registration will open in January 2020.  Please check back to register your student.

If you would like to be notified when registration is open, please fill out the interest form below.

In the meantime, enjoy our 2019 Summer Music Camp showcase!