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Summer Tennis Camps for Kids Ages 4 - 17

posted Jun 4, 2019, 10:02 AM by Jennifer Leddy   [ updated Jul 16, 2019, 11:10 AM by Jessica Lester ]

Tennis racquet and tennis ball
Join us this summer for some of the best tennis instruction in the area!  We will be offering basic instructional tennis clinics broken down by age groupings and skill levels to assure a positive and safe learning experience.  The camps will be offered for six weeks during the summer and will consist of one hour of instruction per day between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon, or 3 and 7 p.m. each week.  Students will need their own tennis racquet, water bottle and sunscreen.  For additional information and to download the registration form, please visit or contact Jen Leddy at 610-489-8506, ext. 1125 or

Reminder: Don't forget to sign up for Orchestra Activity Week!

posted May 24, 2019, 7:40 AM by Jennifer Leddy

violinists in orchestra
PVSD's Community Education Department is once again offering Orchestra Activity Week for students in grades 3 through 8.  The week will include group instruction, a preview of some of the music that is done in orchestra, tips on practicing, and more.  The program will be held at Middle School West from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on July 22 to July 26.  On Friday, a program will be presented for the parents and guardians at 4:00 pm.  The deadline to register has been extended, so don't delay in signing up!  For more information, and to register, please visit, or contact Jen Leddy at 610-489-8506, ext. 1125.

Knights, Captures, Action - Summer Chess Camp!

posted May 22, 2019, 8:34 AM by Jennifer Leddy

Child's hand moving chess piece
We are happy to be offering a Shining Knights Chess Camp this summer!  Whether he or she is new to the game, learning to push pawns for the first time, or has played in numerous tournaments, this camp is for children, ages 5-13, with all levels of chess experience.  The camp will be held at Skippack Elementary School, July 15 - July 19.  There are both half- and full-day options available.  For more information, and to register, please visit, or contact Jen Leddy at 610-489-8506, ext. 1125 or 

Registration is Open for Summer Swim Lessons

posted May 13, 2019, 8:08 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated May 13, 2019, 8:09 AM ]

child splashing
May 18 will be the first of three upcoming mandatory testing dates for summer swim lesson registration. This is a friendly reminder that if you would like to sign up for lessons, you can register first online. Please read on for more information: 
  • Registration can be made online at, select “swimming” and register using the appropriate category and session (Adult, Child 3+, or Parent/Child). A 2.49% fee will be applied.
  • Registration will not be complete until your child is tested for swimming ability. This will occur during mandatory testing dates scheduled for Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Perkiomen Valley High School pool (enter by Door V).
  • During mandatory testing, your child will be evaluated and assigned to a level. Lesson times will also be determined at mandatory testing.
  • When you register online, a receipt will be emailed to you. Please print this and take it with you so you may present it at mandatory testing.
  • If you do not want to pay online, you may pay by check in person during one of the mandatory testing dates.
  • People registering for Adult Swimming Improvement or Parent/Child Swim classes do not need to attend mandatory testing dates. Time slots will be assigned by direct communication with Fran Wieber, Aquatics Director.
  • Summer lessons will be offered Monday to Friday all four weeks of July with times running from 12:30 to 6:45 p.m. See our brochure for times and more information.
  • Please remember that you must attend a mandatory testing date in order to start lessons in July.
  • Summer session costs are $47 per swimmer in a group setting; $92.50 for private lessons.
Anyone with questions may contact Aquatics Director Fran Wieber at

Summer Fun for Kids

posted Apr 15, 2019, 7:16 AM by Jessica Lester   [ updated Apr 15, 2019, 7:16 AM ]

kids jumping
Summer is right around the corner – time to reserve a spot or two for your child in one of our Community Ed programs for kids! We’re offering more options than ever before to keep young people engaged and active during the summer months (see list below).

Whether you are looking for a full-day option or just keeping your child busy for a few hours in the morning or afternoon, we have it all. For a full-day option, sign your child up for our popular Summer Fun Camp in the morning and then allow him or her to stay for lunch and attend a Bricks for Kidz (Lego camp) or the new Creative Kids Camp offered by Community Music School in the afternoon. We also have full-day Music Theatre, Young Hacks Academy and Chess Club camps. Check our brochure or our webstore for options.

We’re also offering swim lessons during the afternoon and evening, as well as tennis lessons and Orchestra Activity Week. If you have a child starting middle school next fall, sign him or her up for our Jump Start programs as a low-stress transition into sixth-grade.

If you have any questions about our offerings, please call us at (610) 489-8506, ext. 1125.

  • Jump Start Your Way into Middle School: Week of June 17
  • Musical Theatre Camp: Week of June 24
  • Summer Fun Camp & Bricks 4 Kidz (Lego) Camps: Weeks of July 1, July 8, July 15 & July 22
  • Creative Kids Camp: Weeks of July 8, July 15 & July 22
  • Young Engineers: Week of July 8
  • Chess camp: Week of July 15
  • Young Hacks Academy’s Agent Training (Grades 5-7): Week of July 22
  • Orchestra Activity Week: Week of July 22
  • Young Hack’s Academy Beta Masters (Grades 7-9): Week of July 29
  • Drama 4 Kids: Week of July 29

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