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Nest Philadelphia

1301 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Nest is more than just a kids’ gym. With over 12,000 square feet of space, Nest seeks to engage children from six-weeks to six-years in addition to providing a haven for parents. This unique space hosts development and enrichment programs that nurture creativity and stimulate the senses. Classes are held in early enrichment, movement, dance, art, cooking and more and are led by local leaders who specialize in their field. Nest also features a portrait studio, café and parent’s lounge, children’s salon, and a toy and clothing boutique featuring unique and locally made products.

In addition to all the other services, Nest offers birthday parties and summer camp.  Camp Nest is the remedy for hot summer days, kids’ boredom, and holiday school closings. Additionally, Camp Nest offers children the opportunity to make new friends, burn off extra energy, and most importantly, have FUN in a safe, clean, and air-conditioned environment. Campers will engage in instructed free play, organized skilled activities, and create arts & crafts projects.  Participants will play indoor sports, gather around the parachute, and cook healthy snacks. Additionally, children enjoy a new experience as we change our weekly themes like, Under the Sea, Superheroes, and Animal Planet!  Camp Nest is designed for kids ages 2.5 - 8 years of age.

Nest is the brainchild of six close friends who experienced first-hand the reawakening of a once dormant city.  They were tired of schlepping their kids all over the city to attend a music class here, a mommy and me class there and a birthday party yet somewhere else. While at home their restless children learned to build forts out of sofa cushions. The idea hatched- if the perfect destination didn't exist they would build it. The founders combined the best of what they experienced at various locations into one unrivaled and central destination. Nest will serve as a destination with all the services a parent could possibly want under one roof, eliminating the need to run all over the city.

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