2018 Summer Challenge

Philly's Favorite Play Day!

Our end of summer celebration, the Philly Play Summer Challenge held on August 8th, brought 1600 kids together for a celebration of play.  Kids ran an obstacle course, showed off their fitness skills, and enjoyed lunch and a dance party on the lawn.  

Who?

All 65 Philly Play camps attend to compete against themselves and each other.  Any Philly kid between the ages of 7 and 12 years old can participate. 

Our Sponsors

 The 2018 Summer could not have happened without the support of our sponsors:


  • The Independence Blue Cross Foundation, Keystone Outdoor Advertising, Philadelphia Energy Solutions, Keystone Outdoor Advertising Co., Steamfitters Local Union No. 420, James J. Anderson Construction Co, the Tacony Community Development Corp. and the Albanian American Association; 
  • Morris Iron and Steel, Northeast Metal Traders and the entire Greller Family who not only supported the program through a generous donation, but also by volunteering for the Summer Challenge;
  • Wawa, Dietz and Watson, the Philadelphia Water Ice Company, Herrs, Chickie's and Pete's, American Box Company and the FOP, who provided lunches, water ice, snacks and clean up supplies for nearly 2,500 kids and volunteers over the course of the summer;
  • PJP Marketplace, the official provider of water for our Summer Challenge with over 7,500 bottles of water donated;
  • The Philadelphia Fire Department, especially the Risk Reduction Unit and Paramedics, Veolia Energy, the International Longshoremen's Association, 
  • And, all of our program trainers, teachers and activity providers, including the Army National Guard and Airforce, Outfront Media, the Philadelphia Water Department, the Free Library of Philadelphia, ABF Mud Run, Scholar Athlete Advantage,J-Dogs, the Philadelphia Insectarium, Zoom Dance, Rapping About Prevention, Philly Dance Fitness, the Philadelphia Ship Guild, Cut and Paste Photo Booth and so many others!

Thank you for your support and the investment you made into the health and well-being of Philadelphia's children.