About JKCP

Summer. Fun. Education.

Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs is the world leader in summer programs. From sports and arts camps for middle school students to pre-college academic programs and summer internships for high school students, JKCP offer over 20 specialized experiences.  For over 35 years, JKCP’s customized programs have inspired self-discovery, instilled leadership, encouraged creativity and provided exciting environments for learning. Today, students can follow their passions or try something new in the areas that interest them most all while having fun! 

Directed by Julian Krinsky and his business partner Adrian Castelli, JKCP creates exceptional programs for thousands of young people each summer. We serve a diverse mix of U.S. and international students at top private colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia — including:

20 programs you will love

JKCP offers an innovative lineup of programs that include instruction by professionals in tennis, golf, business leadership, medicine, science, computers, fitness, cooking, the performing arts, law, community service, international relations, journalism, architecture and more.

Discover all our programs in:

  • Sports & Fitness – It all began with Tennis! Now, we’ve expanded our sports curriculum to include Golf, fitness, yoga, dance and much more.
  • The Arts – From intro-level to pre-college programs, the Arts are flourishing on all the JKCP campuses. 
  • Business & Leadership – Great for building your resume, these courses are perfect for young entrepreneurs and future business majors. 
  • Science & Technology – Whether you like engineering or chemistry our teachers guide you through each experiment and explosion!  
  • Summer Internships – Work in a Philadelphia area business, getting real experience in your field while in high school. 

Julian explains, “Teens love choice. We provide it through the rich educational resources in the Greater Philadelphia area.” World-class programs, inspiring teachers and amazing summer experiences — in the changing world of summer camps, that remains our mission.

Recognized worldwide

Over 35 years, we have earned global acclaim for meeting the needs of our students and their families.

  • 99% of all students say that they enjoyed their JKCP experience
  • 98% would recommend JKCP to their friends
  • Students from 40 U.S. states and 35 countries

If you can dream it, we can create it

Most of all, JKCP is about empowering students to achieve their dreams. Our programs let you combine courses to create your own unique experience. We call it “Build Your Summer.” This site lets you do that — based on your age and interests — by clicking through a series of five steps. You can play with different ideas to create the perfect summer.

Begin by clicking any Build Your Summer button or link.

. . . It All Started With Tennis

Born and raised in South Africa, Julian was competing professionally on the international tennis tour by the age of 19, including Wimbledon and the Italian and French Opens.

After earning a law degree and becoming a chartered accountant, Julian emigrated to America and settled in Philadelphia. And he began to teach a few tennis students.

That was 1977. Soon students were staying in bunk beds and backyard tents for weekend lessons. By the next year, leased indoor courts and dormitory rooms were in demand for the fast-growing school of tennis.

World-class programs, real-world experience

Since then, JKCP programs have developed through a constant effort to meet the ever-changing lifestyle requirements of teens and their families. Our students have become more interested in real-world skills every year. Technology is a central part of their daily lives. Scholastic achievement and self-fulfillment are often their goals.

These days our students ask for things such as fashion design, filmmaking, fitness, entrepreneurship and summer internships that provide professional experience and networking opportunities. In every case, our answer is world-class programs, inspiring teachers, and amazing summer experiences.


Experience Summer Krinsky Style

If you want a memorable summer experience that you will never forget, you can’t top the Krinsky Experience. It’s more than just your classes, the Krinsky Experience includes all the details…your housing, meals, trips, activities, health, safety, friendships and, most importantly, FUN! A summer with us is a complete experience!

So, why choose JKCP? We’ve got 10 reasons!

Giving for the Good of It

Growing up in apartheid South Africa, Julian witnessed the need for social equality and developed a lifelong commitment to help. From the earliest days of Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, he has tried to inspire students to become citizens of the world and discover how they can give back.

As a result, we embrace a consistent mission of caring for our neighbors, the communities where we live and work, and the environment.

Inspiring students to become citizens of the world

To help achieve our goal of social responsibility, students are encouraged to learn about and understand the issues facing humanity and the earth. For example, our Community Service and Business majors explore the new concept of “philanthropreneurship.” Beyond that, students can participate in community-based activities in the evening.

According to Julian, “We are trying to plant the seeds for a new generation who will understand the need — and have the desire — to make a difference, wherever they chose to help.”

Organizations we proudly support, just to name a few

  • A Time to Share
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • American Cancer Society
  • Back on My Feet
  • Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania
  • JCCs Stiffel Senior Center
  • The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Keystone Hospice
  • Lynn Saligman League
  • Philabundance

We Are Here for You

The good news? We’ve got a lot to offer. The flip side: It’s a lot to sort through.

Let us help

Our program advisors will help you find the right program, understand your scheduling options, and explain anything else you need to know. When you’re ready, they can help you sign up so there’s no confusion.

How to reach us

Request info form


Phone or Fax
Toll-free: 866.879.5527 (866.TRY.JKCP)
Phone: 610.265.9401
FAX: 610.265.3678

Mail or Delivery to Administrative Office
Julian Krinsky Camps & Program
610 South Henderson Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406 USA

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