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Summer of Wonder

At Active Learning Centers, we do summer camp the way it used to be. Children spend most of their day outside playing. They have the opportunity to go to the swimming pool twice a week. They go on field trips once a week and play at a local park at least once a week.

Our summer camp was born out of our martial arts program. Parents kept asking: "Will you take my child for the summer? I want them to have more of this structure and fun."  So we did. The next year it grew. The year after that it grew some more. Eventually, we began to offer full year care… and the rest is history.

Still, we do summer camp all out. Every child enrolled in summer camp will also have the opportunity to take martial arts classes twice a week at no extra charge. The only things you won’t find at this summer camp are TV’s and video games… this is Active Learning Centers. We mean the “active” part!


What makes us different?

  • Each week has a different theme (see schedule below). The activities of the week match the theme and are designed to teach, encourage, and to help develop a child’s social/emotional skills.

  • Pool time. We’ll send them home nice and tired. But no reason to worry about safety. We have an excellent staff-to-child ratio that exceeds state requirements… we even send along our own life guard!

  • Safety is paramount. Every time we leave the center we utilize our off-site safety protocols and we put the kids in color-coded shirts.

  • Martial arts. Our unique blend of all the positive traits that martial arts encourages makes this a one-of-a-kind program.

  • From listening skills to problem solving, and courage to communication, this will be the most beneficial and fun camp you’ll ever find. All activities that week, will help turn your child into a strong and successful leader.


Call your nearest ALC location for more information, to schedule a tour or to meet our staff!

EMMAUS: 610-966-2234
PALMER: 610-829-1818
TREXLERTOWN: 484-460-1806
FOGELSVILLE: 610-366-8084

2023 Summer Camp Schedule

Week 1 June 12 – 16: Cruisin’ Into Summer
READY, SET, GO! Time to put away the books and laptops and take out your sunglasses and
towels! This week w
e’ll meet new friends and welcome back the old ones as we gear up for an amazing summer of fun!
Trip: River Boat Cruise

Week 2 June 19 – 23: Shiver Me Timbers
AHOY MATEYS! Come sail the seven seas, chow down on pirate grub, learn pirate lingo and go on wacky pirate adventures. Don’t forget your treasure map and let’s hope you don’t have to walk the plank!
Trip: Pirate Show

Week 3 June 26 – 30: Cupcake Wars

BAM! Let’s stir up some fun this week! Campers with become the chefs as they test their skills with daily challenges and mystery ingredients! The week ends with a bake-off and parents will be the judges!
Trip: Kids in the Kitchen

Week 4 July 3 – 7: Red, White and Run
OH, SAY CAN YOU SEE! Join us for an active and festive week celebrating America’s birthday. It will be a week of red, white and blue from our clothes and crafts to our classrooms and our snacks! Not to mention a little history thrown in…all capped off by our annual color run!
Trip: Color Run

Week 5 July 10 – 14: Masterminds
THINK! Are you ready to hone your problem-solving skills and get your creative juices flowing? This week we will solve mysteries and create masterpieces as we tap into both sides of our brains and learn what it takes to be a master of skill.
Trip: Art Studio (K-4th ) Escape Room (5th -8th )

Week 6 July 17 – 21: The Show Must Go On
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Come discover the glitz and glamor of the stage. This week will be filled with signing, dancing, acting, directing, screenwriting and even set design! Discover what it to get your name in lights!
Trip: Sing for America

Week 7 July 24 – 28: Christmas in July
HO, HO, HO! This week we are bringing back our favorite time of year! We’ll decorate and sing, play reindeer games, have indoor snowball fights and share the joy of the season and we celebrate all that makes Christmas time special.
Trip: Foam Party (K – 4th ) Prom (5th – 8th)

Week 8 July 31 – August 4: Kickin’ It
HIYAH! This week is everything legs, from karate to kickball and soccer to sliding and climbing to dancing! We’re going to test our balance and our skill, our aim and our power…If it’s got kicks, we’re in!
Trip: Spooky Nook Sports Center

Week 9 August 7 – 11: Fear Factor
WARNING! Prepare to step out of the comfort zone. Campers will taste, test and tame their
fears, and then face them head on. Is fear going to be a factor?
Trip: Knoebles

Week 10 August 14-18: Summer Slash Down
SOAK ZONE! Bring the bathing suit and a towel this week to test the waters as the campers will splash and dash their way through a week of water fun!
Trip Blue Marsh (K-4th ) Tubing (5th – 8th )

Week 11 August 21 -25: Carnival
STEP RIGHT UP! Campers turn carnies this week as they design their own amusement park rides and games of skill, make their own carnival foods, and even get to experiment with magic tricks! This week will be topped off with an ALC Carnival experience to remember. Trip: Old Fashioned Carnival
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