Summer Sports Camps at Penn: Having a Ball on Campus

Junior Tennis Camp

Penn's Summer Junior Tennis Camp, for players ages 6 to 16, will conduct 9 one-week sessions starting in June. In the course of each one-week session, children will improve their tennis skills, and learn teamwork and good sportsmanship, while staying in shape and having fun.

Led by Hal Mackin, head professional and manager at the Levy Tennis Pavilion, Michael Dowd, head coach of Penn's women's tennis team and Gordie Ernst the head coach of Penn's men's tennis team, the camp will be held at the Tennis Pavilion's eight indoor, air-conditioned courts on campus.

The dates of the 10 sessions are as follows: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 5-7 (prorated), July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4, August 7-11. The week's schedule is Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The fee is $225 per one-week session, which includes a daily cafeteria lunch. A family discount is available for two or more children who attend the same week(s). There is an extended hours fee (from 3:30 to 6 p.m.) of $6 per day. For information/registration call Hal Mackin at (215) 898-4741.

 Quaker Basketball Camp

The Penn Men's Basketball program will hold the annual Quaker Basketball Camp at the Palestra. This year there will be three sessions for boys and girls ages 7-18: June 1-23, June 26-30, July 5-7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A staff comprised of collegiate and high school coaches will work closely with campers on the fundamentals and team concepts of the game. The cost for sessions I and II is $175 general public; the discounted rate for children of Penn faculty/staff is $150 or if more than one family member is participating. The rate for Session III is $115. For information call Gil Beverly at (215) 898-0280.

 Junior Quaker Soccer Camp

Summer Soccer Camps will be held July 17-22, and 24-29. Each session is $200 with a $25 discount for Penn employees, or for those attending both weeks. Tuition includes lunch and swimming. For more information, please call Jon Pascale, Pennsylvania men's soccer assistant coach, at (215) 573-6177, or e-mail him at

 Gymnastics Camp

For five weeks starting in mid-June, the Summer Gymnastics Camp at Penn will provide children with gymnastic instruction on Olympic apparatus by champion gymnasts, led by Penn's head gymnastics coach Tom Kovic.

The Camp also offers swimming at Hutchinson Gym, arts and crafts, movies and field trips.

The five one-week sessions begin June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17, and July 24. The week's schedule is Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., but parents can drop children off at 8:30 a.m. and pick them up by 5:30 p.m. at Hutchinson Gymnasium.

The cost is $210 per child, per session. For registration forms call Mr. Kovic at (215) 898-5316.

More Camp Information

Information and schedules of other camps on campus will be published in an upcoming issue of Almanac.

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 23, February 29, 2000