Summer Camp 2018

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Is your child curious about Japan? Summer camp at Shofuso offers kids from preschool through high school the opportunity for fun and friendship while learning about Japan. Daily workshops spotlight traditional and modern arts and crafts, music, dance, cooking, media, and more. Choose from three sessions tailored to your child’s age and interests.

New! Half Day Camp: June 18 – June 29, 9 am – 12:30 pm

This new weekday camp program introduces young children ages 4-5 to the Japanese house and garden using activities designed especially for their age and developmental level. Children’s literature, hands-on activities, and plenty of outdoor play and exploration round out each morning session.

View all Half Day Camp sessions and register here.

Summer Day Camp: July 9 – August 10, 9 am – 3 pm

Shofuso’s weekday camp program is “Philly’s most chic summer camp,” and is designed for youth aged 6-11. Take a five-week journey through Japan, or enjoy camp as independent themed weeks. At the end of every week, campers show off their skills and knowledge in a cumulative event for family and friends.

View all Summer Day Camp sessions and register here.

New! Manga Immersion: July 9 – August 10, 9 am – 3 pm

This artist-led program is geared toward older students ages 12-15 who want to explore manga art. Each week campers will work toward creating their own characters and story lines, using their favorite manga as source material.

View all Manga Immersion sessions and register here.

Register early and save on camp tuition for full-day camp!

Early Bird
Deadline January 15 April 16 After April 16
Costs $255 non-members
$230 members
$265 non-members
$240 members
$280 non-members
$255 members


Before and After Care
Early drop-off and late pick-up are now available for Summer Day Camp and Manga Immersion campers. Campers can craft, play games, watch anime, and work together to make a daily after-camp snack in a relaxed atmosphere. Campers must be preregistered for one session to be eligible for before and after care.

Morning session: 8 – 8:45 AM, $25 weekly

Afternoon session: 3:15 – 5:30 PM, $65 weekly (no Friday after-care)

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  1. […] Shofuso Summer Camp scholarships: The Shofuso House in Fairmount Park has a new scholarship program for our summer camp. Youth ages 7 to 12 years can attend camp for $145 a week plus the family receives a free year of membership to Shofuso. Here is more information about the program and a link to the online application for parents: […]