Apply to Big Backyard

BBY is currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 waitlist.  (No application fee due unless admitted)

We are also accepting applications for 2025-26.  (Submit $40 application fee via mail or Venmo.)

If you would like to submit an application, please follow these steps:

  1.  Complete this Form 
  2. Submit the $40 non-refundable application fee via check or Venmo.  Please include your child’s name in memo line.
        Venmo:   @thebigbackyard 
            The Big Backyard
            240 E. Gowen Ave.
            Philadephia, PA  19119
  3.  Applications will not be considered valid until payment is received, at which time you will receive an email letting you know that we have received both the online form & your payment, and have begun processing submissions.
  4. Our program starts in September.  You can expect to hear back about acceptance status in mid-February of the year you are applying for.