Neighborhood Extracurricular, Afterschool & Camp Programs

free or low cost programs

Many free programs require applications; make sure to check deadlines. If you need help applying or are in need of additional resources, please contact PAS Partnership Manager Ann Kreidle at 215-400-7760. 



  • A FREE year-round program for middle school students
  • Apply HERE

Friday Night Writes

  • A FREE drop-in writing / editing opportunity for kids in grades 6 - 12 in the fall
  • Run through the Philadelphia Writing Project at the University of Pennsylvania


  • A FREE after-school program for kids in grades 1 - 12
  • Run through (and at) Free Library of Philadelphia locations

Legacy Tennis Camp

  • A low-cost summer camp for children age 7 - 13
  • $100 for half-day camp (located at 47th and Spruce); $200 for full day camp (various locations) for entire 7 week season
  • Register HERE

Math Corps Philly

  • FREE STEM and Math focused summer camp opportunity for current 6th-8th graders
  • Run through Drexel University
  • Apply HERE

Mighty Writers

  • A FREE summer camp for all ages
  • Register HERE

summer camps

Great Philly School Camp List

Philadelphia School District

afterschool programs

The programs listed below have either shared fliers with the school or are within a few blocks of Penn Alexander. These programs are not affiliated with Penn Alexander; as such, families should evaluate each program to ensure it is the right fit for your family.  


Beat the Streets Wrestling

Chinese Community Learning Center

City-Wide Youth Opportunities

Clark Park Youth Soccer

Curio Theatre School

Dancing Classrooms Philly

EveryBody Movement & Wellness

Fairmount Soccer

Fencing Academy of Philadelphia

Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy Enrichment After-School Program (LEAP)

Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center

Healthy Kids Running Series

Kat Academy Sports and Leadership

Kidcare Co-op

Laura Sims Skate House

Parent Infant Center

Philadelphia Athletics Youth Sports Association

Philadelphia School of Dance Arts

Le Phoenix Dance Institute

Made Institute (Fashion)

Redcap's Corner

Salamander Arts

Shotokan Karate Club

Skate The Foundry

St. Mary's Nursery School

Trapezium Math Club

University City Arts League

West Park Cultural Center