The mission of the Camp Linden Summer Children’s Program is to introduce inner-city children to the wonders of nature. Our 50 acre property is located along the Brandywine in the rolling hills of Chester County, five miles from West Chester, PA. It is owned and operated by the Philadelphia Ethical Society.
We offer a six week summer program, free of cost, to day camps serving school age children from low income urban families. Our partners bring the same group of children to Camp Linden on the same day each week for a program which includes swimming and environmental education.
During the summer of 2017 we served 218 children who were brought to Camp Linden by five organizations based in Philadelphia: The Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia; Community Concern 13; Spring Garden School; and United Communities of Southeast Philadelphia; and two from Wilmington: Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center and the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center.
For more information about our partners see Summer Views 2016.