Get Your Spot: East Falls Summer Sports Camp

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Sharpen your children’s skills in several sports this summer at McDevitt Recreation Center. Games, teamwork, fun, and fundamentals–what more could you ask for? How about breakfast and lunch daily, and at least two field trips to amusement parks? Sign up is open now until July 6.

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About Sue Roccia, Camp Director–

Sue grew up in East Falls and spent many years at McDevitt playing sports, hanging out with friends, and attending the camps herself. She’s worked for the Parks and Recreation Department since she was 16. She decided to run the McDevitt camp because of her fond memories of the Rec and the gratitude she feels for the guidance from past counselors, “especially Tom ‘Red Dog’ McNicholas!”

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Monday July 6 to Friday August 14

9 AM to 3 PM

Boys and girls, 6-12 years old

MEALS (daily)
Breakfast 9 AM
Lunch 12 PM

Each camper should come dressed appropriately and be prepared to actively participate in a day’s worth of activities. Please check with Sue Roccia or Tom McNicholas for specifics, especially on days that there are trips scheduled.

Every attempt will be made to include trips that offer sports-related activities, but trips will also include healthy, safe, educational and fun activities and destinations. So far, two fun trips have been scheduled: Dorney Park (7/21) and Clementon Park (8/4).

The fee is $70/week.

Can be obtained at McDevitt Recreation Center (2-9 PM Mon-Fri & 8AM-3PM Saturday). Applications must be filled out completely, signed and returned with the camp fee. The camp reserves the right to remove campers for uncooperative or unacceptable behavior.

Call Tom McNicholas at 215-685-2197


  1. My grandson will be visiting me this summer from Pottstown. He is 12years of age and I am looking for a trustworthy and a reliable camp for him to attend this summer. Please forward me an application via email. I live in Landsdowne, PA and selected your camp because he will be between both of his grandparents. I look forward to hearing from your soon.

    • Hello Nina: I’ve emailed Tom McNicholas, the supervisor for McDevitt Recreation Center, and asked if he could forward you an application. Thanks for your interest in the camp (and EF Local)!

  2. My niece Is visiting philadelphia, I am an east falls resident, and I am looking for a camp for her to join this summer. Can you email me an application please?

    I would love for her to begin as soon as possible.


    • Hi Dianna: Emailed Camp Director Sue Roccia to see if there was availability and she told me she spoke with you already this AM. Hope everything went smoothly!

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