NEW! All-inclusive summer camp with 38+ unique programs at Haverford College

As parents ourselves, we understand the challenges of summer planning. That's why, after 22 years of running The Handwork Studio and Velocity Adventure Camp, we've created DEAN Adventure Camps: an all-inclusive camp model with an exciting array of 38+ unique programs designed for Discovery, Exploration, Achievement, and Navigation.  All are held on the beautiful campus of Haverford College.  Designed to give kids unforgettable experiences, explore something new each week, and make your summers smooth sailing.

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Longer Days Same Rate

More than just a camp, it's a summer solution for parents like us! Enjoy extended hours without extended costs – because your peace of mind is priceless. Our hours are 8:00 am - 5:30 pm.

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YUMMY LUNCH & SNACKS

Fueling adventure and taste with diverse options! With two snacks and a lunch menu that caters to every explorer, from pizza to fresh salads, ensuring fun, energy, and satisfaction throughout their exciting day.

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Fun for All Ages

Every adventure is age-appropriate and skill-building, catering to campers from Pre-K to 10th grade. We've got activities perfectly suited for each age group, ensuring a fun and growth-filled experience for everyone!

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Camp Swag

Start the day stress-free: camp tees for easy breezy mornings! Plus, our water bottles and caps mean one less thing to remember: keeping your kids cool, hydrated, and stylish.

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UNIQUE PROGRAMS

Days filled with the power of choice: from skill-building to playful adventures! We aim to send your kids home filled with new skills, joy, friendships, & stories from the day.

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Camp Until August 30th

From June 10th-August 30th*, 11 weeks of all your favorite programs at one beautiful location. Registration launches January 17th! Register early and save BIG.

*No Camp offered on June 19th or the week of July 1st-5th

WHAT IS THE DEAN EXPERIENCE?


At DEAN Adventure Camps, we are a specialty camp wrapped in all the fun, choice, and exploration of a traditional day camp.

Drop-off times between 8 am-9 am where campers head into the DEAN Zone.  Choosing to craft, play games, hang out with friends, and get excited for the day 

By 9 am camp is ready to kick off with a morning gathering, followed by campers breaking off into their selected programs, like Fashion & Machine Sewing, Velocity - Catch the Cache, or enter The World of Sweet Imagination. Chosen programs are interspersed with snack breaks and outside time for a yummy energy boost.

Lunch at Haverford College’s Dining Center brings all campers together to enjoy a delicious meal, then followed by our campers grades 1-10 choosing from water activities, ga-ga, fort-building, craft stations, while our playful explorers enjoy outdoor time, including water play, playground time, and games. 

At 4 pm, the day begins to wind down. Campers head back into the DEAN Zone, accommodating flexible pick-up times and a robust choice of activities like nature hikes, 9-square, crafts, and hanging out with friends.

Each day at DEAN Adventure Camps is packed with thrilling adventures, creating space for campers to explore, learn, and make lasting memories.

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT! RECEIVE $50 OFF EVERY WEEK OF CAMP!

Register now until April 30th and receive $50 off any week of camp. – Let the adventure begin! Sign up below to get your discount code.

ENJOY MORE SAVINGS WHEN YOU BOOK MORE WEEKS

Whether you purchase 1 week or 11, We understand that camp costs can differ significantly across the region due to various factors. At DEAN Adventure Camps, our mission and purpose is to offer a high-quality and nurturing environment for your child's growth and development with an all-inclusive price point. Pricing includes weekly camp from 8 am-5:30 pm, daily lunch and snacks, t-shirt and water bottle, and all supplies and equipment.
Number of Weeks Multi-Week Savings Early Registration Discount (until 4/30)
Purchase 1-2 weeks per camper
$699 per camper per week (6/17-6/21, 4-day week, $580)
$699 $649/week (savings of $50 a week)
Purchase 3-4 weeks per camper
$665 per camper per week (6/17-6/21, 4-day week, $540)
$665 $615/week (savings of $84 a week)
Purchase 5+ weeks per camper
$630 per camper per week (6/17-6/21, 4-day week, $530)
$630 $580/week (savings of $119 a week)

CHOOSE YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURE

Camper eligibility is based on their rising grade for Fall 2024

$699 per week
8:00AM to 5:30PM
June 10 - 14
June 17 - 21
June 24 - 28
July 08 - 12
July 15 - 19
July 22 - 26
July 29 - August 02
August 05 - 09
August 12 - 16
August 19 - 23
August 26 - 30
Sew Tech
Sew Tech

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Machine Sewing

Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

SFX Makeup Magic
SFX Makeup Magic

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Accessorize & Style

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Soapbox Derby
Soapbox Derby

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Woodworking

Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Super Mario Kingdoms
Super Mario Kingdoms

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Design & Build

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

The World of Sweet Imagination
The World of Sweet Imagination

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Culinary Arts

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

The World of Sweet Imagination
The World of Sweet Imagination

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Culinary Arts

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th

Tiny Tinkerers
Tiny Tinkerers

Formerly: Playful Explorers

Studio: Full STEAM Ahead

Grades: K, Pre-K

Under the Sea Adventure  (4 Day Week)
Under the Sea Adventure (4 Day Week)

Formerly: Playful Explorers

Studio: Movers & Shakers

Grades: K, Pre-K

Velocity Adventure Challenge Junior
Velocity Adventure Challenge Junior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 1st, 2nd

Velocity Adventure Challenge Senior
Velocity Adventure Challenge Senior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Wild Things Adventure
Wild Things Adventure

Formerly: Playful Explorers

Studio: Movers & Shakers

Grades: K, Pre-K

Woodworking
Woodworking

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Woodworking

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Woodworking Sr.
Woodworking Sr.

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Woodworking

Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Design Your Own Amusement Park
Design Your Own Amusement Park

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Design & Build

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

DEAN Finale Week
DEAN Finale Week

Formerly:

Studio: DEAN End of Summer Celebration

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Pre-K

Dream House Builders
Dream House Builders

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Design & Build

Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Dream, Write, Publish
Dream, Write, Publish

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Art & Lit

Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Dungeons & Dragons: Write, Build & Create
Dungeons & Dragons: Write, Build & Create

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Art & Lit

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th

Catch the Cache! - Senior
Catch the Cache! - Senior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Catch the Cache! - Junior
Catch the Cache! - Junior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 1st, 2nd

Comic Creators
Comic Creators

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Art & Lit

Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Cyborg Creations
Cyborg Creations

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Robotics, Coding & Creativity

Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Costume Design
Costume Design

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Machine Sewing

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th

Pathfinders - Junior
Pathfinders - Junior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 1st, 2nd

Passport to Yum (4 Day Week)
Passport to Yum (4 Day Week)

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Culinary Arts

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th

Passport to Yum
Passport to Yum

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Culinary Arts

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Eco Explorers - Senior
Eco Explorers - Senior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Eco Explorers - Junior
Eco Explorers - Junior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 1st, 2nd

Once Upon a Chef
Once Upon a Chef

Formerly: Playful Explorers

Studio: Creative Concoctions

Grades: K, Pre-K

Fashion & Machine Sewing
Fashion & Machine Sewing

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Machine Sewing

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th

Multisport Mashup - Senior
Multisport Mashup - Senior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Multisport Mashup - Junior
Multisport Mashup - Junior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 1st, 2nd

Minion Mayhem
Minion Mayhem

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Robotics, Coding & Creativity

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Mini Machines
Mini Machines

Formerly: Playful Explorers

Studio: Full STEAM Ahead

Grades: K, Pre-K

Messy Makers
Messy Makers

Formerly: Playful Explorers

Studio: Creative Concoctions

Grades: K, Pre-K

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Accessorize & Style

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Serve It Up - Restaurant Creation
Serve It Up - Restaurant Creation

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Culinary Arts

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

High Flyers - Senior
High Flyers - Senior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

High Flyers - Junior
High Flyers - Junior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 1st, 2nd

Fashion Bootcamp (2-Week Program)
Fashion Bootcamp (2-Week Program)

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Machine Sewing

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th

Fashion Design & Styling
Fashion Design & Styling

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Accessorize & Style

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Artpreneurs: Fibers
Artpreneurs: Fibers

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Mixed Media

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Camp Construction - Senior
Camp Construction - Senior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Camp Construction - Junior
Camp Construction - Junior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 1st, 2nd

Fiber Arts
Fiber Arts

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Mixed Media

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Camper vs Wild - Senior
Camper vs Wild - Senior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Camper vs Wild - Junior
Camper vs Wild - Junior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 1st, 2nd

Campfire Cookout - Senior
Campfire Cookout - Senior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Campfire Cookout - Junior
Campfire Cookout - Junior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 1st, 2nd

Glamorize Your Doll
Glamorize Your Doll

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Accessorize & Style

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Pathfinders - Senior
Pathfinders - Senior

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Regatta Rush - Junior (4 Day Week)
Regatta Rush - Junior (4 Day Week)

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 1st, 2nd

Regatta Rush - Senior (4 Day Week)
Regatta Rush - Senior (4 Day Week)

Formerly: Velocity Adventure Camp

Studio: Velocity Adventure

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

PokéBots
PokéBots

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Robotics, Coding & Creativity

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Robot Rumble
Robot Rumble

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Robotics, Coding & Creativity

Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Serve It Up - Restaurant Creation
Serve It Up - Restaurant Creation

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Culinary Arts

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th

Fashion Design & Styling
Fashion Design & Styling

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Accessorize & Style

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Accessorize & Style

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th

Comic Creators (4 Day Week)
Comic Creators (4 Day Week)

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Art & Lit

Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Dream, Write, Publish (4 Day Week)
Dream, Write, Publish (4 Day Week)

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Art & Lit

Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Fashion & Machine Sewing (4 Day Week)
Fashion & Machine Sewing (4 Day Week)

Formerly: The Handwork Studio

Studio: Machine Sewing

Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th