Kids love being with us after school because of the array of interesting experiences we offer including trips and special events. We offer a safe place where kids can be themselves and form meaningful, long lasting relationships with others.
A Place to Belong

Academic Support

Our after school programs offer daily support with homework and integrate hands-on academic activities.

Physical Activity

From our high-energy opening program to our wide variety of recreational games, campers reap all the benefits of physical activity while having fun!

Social Engagement

We support children and their families and promote the development of positive social bonds between participants and with their teenage StreetLeaders.

New Experiences

Whether through field trips or on-site activities, UrbanPromise creates opportunities for kids to explore and develop new skills and interests.

“You know why I like coming to program? You see the good in us.”
5th grader to his After School Director
Special Events & Experiences

Harvest Carnival

Pumpkin painting, spooky mazes, games, hot chocolate and fun costumes make this a highlight for our kids!

MLK Jr. Speech Contest

Young people are challenged to consider the principles taught by Martin Luther King Jr. while also building public speaking skills.

Shopping Spree

Participants have the opportunity to shop for their family around the holidays, giving presents of their choosing (costs are covered), wrapping gifts, and enjoying a visit from Santa.

Thanksgiving Dinners

Families are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving with each other and the UrbanPromise “family”.

Field Trips

A variety of trips are exciting for campers, offer new experiences, and valuable relational time with their peers, teenage StreetLeaders, and staff.

Christmas Store

Each year, our community rallies to collect gifts, then parents are invited to select gifts to give to their kids.

Spring Break

Highly anticipated multi-day trips provide incentives for academic engagement and offer exciting new experiences for participants.

100+
Annual Participants
Engage across three neighborhood-based locations
40
Minutes
Of daily homework support to bolster academic success
240
Minutes
Of activity per week promotes physical health and well being
Our Reach

Camp Spirit

After school and summer camp programming supported by StreetLeaders and located on our main campus

Camp Faith

After school and summer camp programming supported by StreetLeaders and located on our main campus

Camp Peace

After school and summer camp programming supported by StreetLeaders and located in South Camden

Camp Freedom

After school and summer camp programming supported by StreetLeaders and located in the Fairview neighborhood

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Support our youth

Sponsorship

Child Sponsors help underwrite the cost of after school and summer camp programs, offering positive, engaging programming for young people during the times of day that research shows they are most at-risk.

After School Program FAQ
How do I register my child for after school program?

If you child attends the CamdenForward School and would like to attend the school’s after care program, please contact school staff.

The following information is for our neighborhood-based programs in East Camden (our main campus), South Camden, and Fairview.

The registration form must be completed by the parent or legal guardian of the child(ren). You may include multiple children on this application, as long as you are the parent/legal guardian of all children.

In order to complete this online application you will need:
– Basic information about you, your child(ren), and emergency contacts
– Health insurance information for your child(ren)

Please note: submission of this application is not verification of enrollment.  After your application is submitted, you will be contacted by a member of our team.

If you have questions, please contact gmcdowell@urbanpromiseusa.org.

How old does my child need to be to attend after school program?

Our neighborhood-based after school programs are for children in grades 1-8 and are located in South Camden, Fairview, and East Camden/Pennsauken.

For students at our CamdenForward School, there is a K-8 after care program available at the school.

Does UrbanPromise provide transportation?

Transportation varies by site. Please review to determine if our camps can meet your families needs.

South Camden (Camp Peace)
Children attending Sacred Heart or HB Wilson will be picked up from school.  Children from other schools may enroll, but must have daily transportation to the program.  Transportation home is discussed directly with the program director.  Any child for whom transportation cannot be provided must have a ride home.

Fairview (Camp Peace)
Transportation from school to program and from program back home is limited and discussed directly with the program director.

East Camden (Camp Spirit/Faith)
Serves children attending the CamdenForward School. Children from other schools may enroll, but must have daily transportation to the program.  All participants must have a ride home as no transportation is provided.

CamdenForward School (Elevate)
Serves children attending the CamdenForward School. All participants must have a ride home as no transportation is provided.

How much does it cost to attend after school program?

There is no fee for after school program enrollment. Should your child(ren) wish to participate in summer programming, a modest fee may apply. Information would be provided prior to summer camp enrollment.

Meet our team
Director of Children and Youth Ministries
Albert Vega
Camp Spirit Program Director
Brandon Santiago
Camp Peace Program Director
Derrick Sondrini
Program Administrator
Geneva McDowell