Where are Excel camps and clinics held?

Our camps are located at the premier facilities of The Episcopal Academy, located at 1785 Bishop White Drive in Newtown Square, PA. Learn more about our campus here.

What are summer camp hours? Are there extended day hours?

Full-day summer camp runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., with optional extended day from 3 - 5:30 p.m. Campers can be dropped off anytime after 8:30 a.m.

Half-day camps may be morning (9 - 11:45 a.m.) or afternoon (12:15-3 p.m.)

What should my child bring with them to camp?

Every camper should plan to bring or purchase a lunch, a snack, sunscreen and a water bottle. Campers should wear comfortable, weather appropriate athletic clothing and sneakers. Any sport specific equipment needed will be sent out in the camp reminders email one week prior to camp and can also be found on the camp description page.

is lunch provided?

For Excel summer camps, optional lunch is provided at $10/day, $50/week. Campers will be served a nutritious and balanced meal with various choices. Daily offerings will include one entree, one small drink, and one snack or fruit. Campers must register for lunch at least one day in advance if interested in this option.

Do you separate children by age and grade during camp?

Yes. During the registration process, you will be asked to enter your camper’s high school graduation year / rising grade. This information will be provided to our coaching staff and will help to group campers during skill sessions. Camp directors also take into account skill level when creating groups and where campers are in their individual development.

Could my camper enroll in multiple weeks of camp?

Yes! Excel has a wide variety of camps for every interest!

Do you offer discounts?

Discounts are offered based on time of registration (i.e. early bird specials). Please reach out to the excel staff at excel@episcopalacademy.org about group and sibling discount rates.

Do you accept “walk up” registrations?

Yes. We encourage parents to register for camps and clinics in advance, but we understand that parents sometimes need to register at the last minute. If you find yourself in this situation, you can enroll online up until 7:30 a.m. on the Monday before camp begins. If you’re heading to camp on Monday morning, please give us a call to let us know, and we can get your camper registered over the phone!

Will I receive additional information about camp after I register?

Once you register and pay for your camp program(s), you will receive a confirmation email for your own records. In addition to that email, you will receive a pre-camp email the week before your session(s) of camp. This email will provide you with necessary information including: what to bring to camp, directions, sign-in/sign-out procedure, etc.

What do I do if my child has medication?

Your camper’s medication must be checked in when you drop off your camper on the first day. Emergency medications (i.e. Epi-Pens and inhalers) will be distributed to your child’s camp director and stored in their backpack for ready use. All other medication will be administered by the Camp Athletic Trainer and will be stored and locked in the camp office.

Yes! Campers have access to The Episcopal Academy’s indoor or outdoor pool each day. In order to swim in the deep end, campers must successfully complete our swim test. The swim test will be conducted by the Director of Camp Aquatics.

Will campers have access to a pool?

What is the counselor-to-camper ratio at Excel Summer Camps?

In each Excel Summer Camp program, we provide a unique environment where campers are able to benefit from individual and small group learning and instruction. We aim to maintain a ratio of approximately 9:1 to maximize camper interaction and development.

How do you handle inclement weather?

Safety is our number one priority at all times, and we are extremely mindful of the weather. Based on our weather alert system, outdoor camp programs will be immediately brought inside as we take extreme precaution to ensure that all outdoor camp programs are safe.

What precautions do you take to handle the summer heat?

We are well aware that the summer heat can drain a camper throughout the day and week. Water is always available and camp directors will mandate frequent water breaks based on the heat index. We take the heat, humidity index, and air quality index seriously. On extremely hot days and for those campers spending the majority of their time playing outdoors, participants will take mandatory and extended breaks throughout the day, an extended lunch break, plenty of water, and lower impact activities during the day.