Destination Philadelphia

Your Summer Adventure Starts Here


With Love Philadelphia XOXOOne of the great things about JKCP is that it all happens in and around Philadelphia. You'll be centrally located on U.S. Mid-Atlantic coast.

Philadephia is halfway between New York and Washington, D.C. And the New Jersey beaches are about an hour east.

World-class colleges and attractions

Philadelphia is the fifth largest U.S. city. So there’s plenty going on. It’s home to dozens of world-class colleges, rich history and newsworthy famous places, not to mention some amazing food.

We could tell you what we like best about Philadelphia. Things like the World Series-winning Phillies. Or the University of Pennylvania's University City campus. Or even the National Constitution Center.

But it's probably better if you decide for yourself. Take a look at to see what you can look forward to at JKCP. It has complete information about Philadelphia’s attractions, music and events, museums, parks and much more. Don’t miss the list of "Favorite Attractions" on the homepage.

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Top Favorite Ways to Explore Philly

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    Shopping & Hanging Out

    Just walking around with friends in cool sections of town. Grabbing a coffee or a bite. Hitting some stores. We love Rittenhouse Square and the Penn campus, but they're just a start.





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    Philly's on the rise as a foodie destination. From the restaurants around Penn in University City to our Center City faves, you'll find a million places to love. Lots of al fresco dining too.





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    Rocky Steps

    You've seen it. Now do it. Make your own triumphant dash to the top.





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    Philly Sports

    Even if you're not a big sports fan, there's an exciting vibe in a real sports town. Philly's a REAL sports town in the summertime. You'll catch the buzz.





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    Outdoor Festivals

    All summer long there are festivals, concerts in the park, outdoor events and more.





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    4th of July

    America celebrates its Independence Day. "Independence" started here. What more can we say. It's the place to be.





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    Campuses in Summertime

    Philadelphia colleges have some of the most beautiful campuses in the world. In any season. They're famous for it. Who knows, maybe you'll come to college here. This is the perfect time to explore.





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    Museums & Historic Sites

    If you're into it, Philly has truly amazing museums and historic sites. It might be a fun thing to do with your family before or after JKCP too.







Suggested Hotels and Restaurants

We have great relationships with the hotels in Center City and close to our camp locations. Here's our list of suggested hotels and restaurants: Philadelphia Hotels and Restaurants (PDF)

If you choose a restaurant from this list, please tell the proprietor
we sent you. Many of their children attend our programs!

Easy to Get to From Anywhere

Wherever you are, JKCP is easy and convenient to get to by car, train or plane.

Philadelphia International Airport is about 20 miles from most of our campus locations. There are nearly 600 daily departures to 120 cities, including 36 international destinations.

Amtrak trains arrive and leave from 30th Street Station, which is west of Center City and very convenient to our campuses.

Personalized pickup and drop-off

Our shuttle service takes the hassle out of transportation. It makes it safe and easy. JKCP staffers will personally meet students at the airport or train station on all check-in/check-out days. The service costs only $30, one way, or $50, round trip. Students must notify JKCP of their arrival and departure dates and times after receiving the arrival packet.

JKCP Locations in Philadelphia

Be sure to Google the directions or set your GPS to the campus where your program is located.

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