• “I like coming to the Lenfest Center because there’s always something new for me to try…I think everybody here cares about me.” -Student, age 10
  • “I’ve never really seen my son show a lot of interest in any activities but once he tried chess he can’t stop talking about it. Now he just wants to be at the Lenfest every day.” – Parent
  • “When we have family meetings it makes me feel good to set an example for the younger students. I like trying to be a role model.” – Student, age 13

Middle School Summer Camps



The Lenfest Center is a safe, positive place for youth and families in the Hunting Park neighborhood of North Philadelphia. We strive to offer a variety of educational, athletic and life-skills opportunities for children in grades K-12.

Our Mission

We strive to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of youth in grades K-12 in the Hunting Park community. By offering structured and innovative education, athletic and enrichment programming we will prepare young people to be active contributors to their community.


Our Vision

We envision a Hunting Park community in which all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential, all families have the resources to strengthen themselves, and all neighbors are invested in the health of their community.


Our Goal

We aim to be one of the premier youth development facilities in Philadelphia. We are committed to helping young people achieve academic, athletic and social success. We will work to produce young men and women with character, integrity, and a sense of responsibility for themselves, their families and their community.


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May 10, 2017 @ 2:39pm
Inviting all parents and grown-ups to take the time to "Treat Yo Self" at the Lenfest Center… https://t.co/qkaW4lsklh
May 2, 2017 @ 2:44pm
Come out right now and check out the @vetrifoundation mobile teaching kitchen and farm stand!… https://t.co/InP2XV84cB
Apr 27, 2017 @ 3:33pm
We ❤ that tomorrow is Friday!!! See u at the Star Party!! @ The Lenfest Center https://t.co/c0JntoKPF9
Apr 27, 2017 @ 3:30pm
Make sure you come out to our #StarParty tomorrow! We’ll be up on the roof gazing at the night… https://t.co/c1oC5z8eYv
Apr 5, 2017 @ 12:35pm
Today during science month, our kids are learning about different types of fingerprints, doing… https://t.co/HkAywdNc0I
Apr 4, 2017 @ 12:45pm
The #vetricommunitypartnership truck is in the house! Get ready to experience the mobile cooking… https://t.co/rORZ3OIzul

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The Lenfest CenterMay 24, 2017 @ 4:20pm
Make sure your kids get their chance to move! Stop in the Lenfest Center and sign your child up for Summer Sports Programs today!

The Lenfest Center
The Lenfest CenterMay 24, 2017 @ 3:33pm
Everyone is invited to our Parent Cafe on Tuesday! Free food and great conversation presented by NET Community CARE - CUA 1 We'll see you at 6pm on May 30th!
The Lenfest Center
The Lenfest CenterMay 15, 2017 @ 2:59pm
Attention: All Lenfest Programs (including Lenfest Learners) are closed tomorrow because we are a polling place for Election Day. So make sure you get a chance to do your civic duty and vote!! #democracy #vote #weclosed
The Lenfest Center
The Lenfest CenterMay 10, 2017 @ 5:42pm
Inviting all parents and grown-ups to take the time to "Treat Yo Self" at the Lenfest Center this Friday!!! May is Wellness month so we want to show the adults in our community a little love by helping you mindfully relax and unwind at this Free Event! Make your own face scrubs and body butter! De-stress with some therapeutic art activities! Childcare is provided. See you Friday! #treatyoself #wellness #mindfulness #relaxation #selfcare
The Lenfest Center
The Lenfest CenterMay 10, 2017 @ 10:47am
Congrats to our founder Chase for being recognized by GESU school!!
The Lenfest Center
The Lenfest CenterMay 1, 2017 @ 5:32pm
We had fantastic weather and a great time up on the roof for our City Wide Star Party! Thanks to all who came out for a great night under the stars!