"Summer experiences for children should be fun, enriching and affordable." That's the overarching philosophy that Greenhill Day Camp runs by, and it's no surprise that it puts children's needs at the top. Connected to the exploration-centric Plymouth Meeting Friends School, the camp builds those experiences for kids each day with educational summertime activities. Camp sessions are grouped both by age and by theme, giving children the chance to choose a preferred camp week—perhaps one based on learning culinary skills or the wonders of science. In between the daily morning assembly and the campers' sleepy evening commutes home, they spend time splashing at the indoor pool, crafting sculptures from recycled finds, and figuring out which counselor might be the one who's cool with a surprise puppy visitor.
At Go Vertical, walls aren't barriers—they're possibilities. Within the massive gym (one of the largest facilities of its kind on the East Coast), climbers ascend up to 50 feet on 250 different routes. And to ensure consistently fresh challenges, at least 20 new routes are added to the wall each week, joining V0–V8 bouldering walls.
Philadelphia Rock Gyms challenges climbers of all skill levels with 2,000 square feet of climbing terrain, 1,500 square feet of bouldering plains, and more than 30 top ropes. Initiates to the vertical sport can get the hang of climbing basics during the gym’s variety of lessons, which impart skills such as proper technique and the ability to tell which rocks open a supervillain's secret lair. Each participant receives a two week pass to practice the climbing skills they learned and try new climbs. The gym also features a variety of team-building opportunities and private room rentals, as well as a pro shop that outfits patrons with the proper climbing equipment available for rent or purchase.
Stop by Active Acres Farm in Newtown today and have a fun-filled adventure with the whole entire family.
Kickboxing offers a full-body workout as well as a useful self-defense skill.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
South Mountain Adventures hopes to give families a break from their busy lives and a chance to reconnect through various fresh-air activities. Groups might careen down a 360-foot zipline, navigate a high ropes course 35 feet of the ground, or canoe and kayak across the pristine waters of Blue Marsh Lake. On Friday nights, groups can hike up to the top of Cushion Peak, which overlooks the entire Reading area.
Trap shooting, horseback riding, and sailing are some other activities available. All of these activities can be packaged as a coworker team-building event that's more effective than building a tower out of the kitchen's mini coffee creamers.
Gamin' Ride brings amusement park-style entertainment right to your door in the form of a video game theater complete with gaming consoles, high-definition displays, and 4D interactive technology. Arriving with a trailer full of gaming goodies, the Gamin' Ride crew accommodates groups of up to 16 in the indoor theater to play games on Xbox360, PS3, Wii, and the less-popular Kick the Can console.
Yet the experience is far from your typical
video-game play, as players experience superrealistic touches while immersed
in play. Some extras include vibrating seats that let you feel the intensity of a car chase and other games work with a Smell-O-Vision system that releases game-appropriate scents, such as fresh-cut grass during Madden
games. Each trailer's library features 100 of the most popular multi-player games and also includes the latest sports releases, singing and dancing games, shooting games,
many Mario titles.