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Penn offers summertime fun for children ages 6-18 in an array of activities from academics—including Arabic, anthropology and music—to athletic camps. For more information and applications see the specific contact information and website listed for each camp or program.

Penn Camps for Children: Summer 2005

Click here for additional summer camps and academic programs.


Al-Bustan Camp


Al-Bustan Camp is an opportunity for 25-28 children ages 6-12 to develop Arabic language skills and appreciate Arabic culture (no prior Arabic required), July 11-29, at the Morris Arboretum, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; visit www.albustanseeds.org, or contact camp director at (267) 303-0070 or e-mail hsayed@albustanseeds.org.

Anthropologists in the Making

Penn Museum

For the summer of 2005, adventurous children ages 8 through 12, as well as young teens ages 13 to 15, can participate in a day camp that takes them through time, across continents at the  Penn Museum.  For  8-12-year-olds, Anthropologists in the Making Summer Adventures, a program organized by the Education Department of the  Museum, runs from June 27-August 19, with eight theme-oriented one-week sessions. The Museum also offers six one-week thematic sessions of Junior Explorers Camp for young teens (ages 13 to 15),  July 5-August 12. Children and teens may choose one or more of the weekly-themed programs. This year’s themes are:

  • Animals of the Ancient World, June 27-July 1
  • Houses and Temples, July 5-8**
  • Walk Like an Egyptian, July 11-15**
  • In the Field, July 18-22**
  • Fantasy and Folklore, July 25-29**
  • Trade and Currency, August 1-5**
  • Crack the Code, August 8-12**
  • Not Just Carved In Stone, August 15-19

**Includes a Junior Explorers section

Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with optional pre-camp (8-9 a.m.) and post-camp (3-5 p.m.) programs. Registration brochures  can be requested through the Museum’s Education department. Call (215) 898-4015, option 3, or e-mail summercamp@museum.upenn.edu or visit www.museum.upenn.edu/new/edu/kids/summercamp.shtml.

Below are exciting opportunities for high school students this summer at Penn. See www.sas.upenn.edu/CGS/summer/highschool. Plan to attend one of these information sessions: March 3—5:30-7 p.m.;  or March 5—10-11:30 a.m.

Penn Summer Arts Studios

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The Penn Summer Arts Studios offers opportunities for students who will be high school juniors or seniors to pursue in-depth study in one of six areas of studio art: animation, architecture, digital video, drawing and painting, ceramics, or photography. The program runs  June 25-July 24 with classes from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The cost is $2,700 for commuters, and $4,650 for residents.  For an application or information, call (215) 746-6901 or e-mail hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu.

College Academy at Penn

The College Academy at Penn, June 25-July 24, helps college-bound students discover a range of academic  options available to undergraduates. A unique partnership among Penn’s four  undergraduate schools (Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, and Wharton) explores  academic work in four areas of study through an integrated academic experience designed and supervised by Penn faculty and students.

The program includes campus lectures, lab work, interactive discussions and presentations revolving around a collaborative problem-solving project to extend an understanding of the  breadth of opportunities associated with study in an academic area. In addition,  students learn their specific areas of strength and interests, explore options,  and navigate the college selection and admissions process. Students participate in workshops, exercises,  and individual feedback sessions conducted by Penn’s renowned Center for  Positive Psychology.

By the end of the program, students develop a personal evaluation identifying  strengths and interests, and formulate a plan that matches interests with possible  majors and career options. Students identify several colleges or universities  that meet academic interests. They also develop an application strategy for each  identified school and complete a persuasive, well-written application essay.

Students live in the Quad, Penn’s traditional first-year student residence  and interact with a diverse group of high school students from around the world.  A wide range of social and cultural opportunities are available on campus,  in metropolitan Philadelphia and surrounding communities.The cost is $2,700 for commuters, and $4,650 for residents.  For an application or information, call (215) 746-6901 or e-mail hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu.

Pre-college Program

The Pre-college Program at Penn—June 25-August 6—is designed for academically-talented high school students entering the 11th or 12th grade. Pre-college students enroll in one or two undergraduate courses—often in topics not available in high school programs—as well as engage in a range of workshops (college skills, SAT prep, admissions, careers, majors, leadership) as well as a wide variety of social activities. Students who successfully complete these courses receive college credit from Penn and an official transcript from the University. Residential student program fees and tuition range from $4,800 to $6,700; day student program fees and tuition, including activities, range from $2,850 to $4,700. For  information, call the Office of Summer Sessions at (215) 746-6900 or e-mail hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu.

Summer Music Institute


The Summer Music Institute (for grades 8-12) will provide camp for two tracks. Track A: Individual and Ensemble Performance from July 31-August 5 ($795), and Track B: Ensemble Performance August 2-5 ($600); includes tuition, housing and meal charges. The curriculum includes classes in music theory, music history, and conducting. Audition not required but recommendation form must be completed by music director or private instructor.  For more information see www.pennathletics.com and click on “Camps” or e-mail kgupta@force.stwing.upenn.edu.

Penn Summer Science Academy


Penn’s Summer Science AcademyJune 25-July 24—is an intensive non-credit science career program for students entering the 11th or 12th grade. It includes laboratory projects, lectures and discussion groups. Tracks include biomedical research, physics and forensic science. Program activities take place Mondays-Fridays, with a daily schedule that varies according to the concentration. The cost is $2,700 for commuters; $4,650 for residential students. For an application call (215) 746-6901 or e-mail hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu.

Penn Summer Theatre Workshop


The Penn Summer Theatre Workshop—June 25-July 24—is a four-week intensive immersion into the study of theatre and technique. Designed for students who will be juniors or seniors in high school in the fall, the workshop offers three primary modules (acting technique, scene study, and Alexander technique) along with supporting presentations in directing, dramaturgy, musical theatre, theatre criticism, and script analysis. The cost is $2,700 for commuters, and $4,650 for residents. Classes run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For an application or information, call (215) 746-6901 or e-mail hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu.


Quaker Basketball Camp


The 2005 Quaker Basketball Camp sessions—June 20-24 ($240) and June 27-30 ($200)—(daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.) for boys and girls ages 7-18; Discounts: family (2 or more children) and University employee: $205 per camper for Session 1 and $175 per camper for Session 2; Multi-Session Discount $380 for both sessions. Please contact Matt Langel (215) 898-0423 or e-mail matt43@pobox.upenn.edu.

Penn Junior Fencing Camp


July 17-August 6 for 14-17-year-old fencers with at least one year of competitive fencing experience required. $650 per week. For July 31-August 6, two years of competitive fencing experience preferred. Contact David Micahnik, (215) 898-6116 or e-mail davidmic@pobox.upenn.edu.

Penn Elite Field Hockey Camp

hockey sticks

The Field Hockey Camp,  will have two sessions June 19-22 and August 7-10  and is designed for elite players who are entering grades 10-pre-college and preferably have varsity experience. Enrollment is limited to 85 players; camp director is Val Cloud, head coach of Penn’s field hockey team. Cost is $395 per session. For information call Val Cloud (215) 898-6308 or e-mail vcloud@pobox.upenn.edu.

Al Bagnoli All-Star Football Camp


Football Camp runs July 24-27 and is geared towards boys entering grades 7-12. The camp is intended for players interested in improving basic skills and learning both offensive and defensive techniques. Cost is $365 for an overnight camper and $290 for a day camper. For information and registration e-mail football@pobox.upenn.edu. Applications are available at www.pennathletics.com and click on “Camps.”

Gymnastics Camp


Summer Gymnastics Camp provides children with gymnastic instruction on Olympic apparatus led by Penn’s head gymnastics coach Tom Kovic. The camp also offers swimming at Hutchinson Gym, arts and crafts, movies and field trips. There are seven one-week sessions: June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29. Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $260 per person/per session. The July 5-8 session will cost $210. There is also an early drop-off and late pick-up available for no additional cost (8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.). For registration forms call (215) 898-5316 or e-mail kovic@pobox.upenn.edu. Registration forms can also be downloaded at www.pennathletics.com click on “Camps.”

Penn Men’s Lacrosse Camp


Boys entering ninth grade and up can attend Lacrosse Camp July 2-5. Overnight camp $500, day camp $400. Learn all aspects of the game from the Penn coaching staff and many Division I players. Call Chris Malone (215) 746-0291 for information or e-mail cmalone@pobox.upenn.edu.

Penn Elite Women’s Lacrosse Camp

Girls entering grades 11-pre-college freshmen are eligible to participate in Women’s Lacrosse CampJuly 5-8, at Franklin Field—the cost is $450.For information contact Julie Shaner (215) 898-9042or e-mail jmshaner@pobox.upenn.edu or visit  www.pennathletics.com and click on “Camps.”

Penn Quaker Women’s Lacrosse Camp

Girls entering grades 9th-12th are eligible to participate in Women’s Lacrosse CampJuly 9-12, at Franklin Field–the cost is $450. For information contact Julie Shaner at jmshaner@pobox.upenn.edu or (215) 898-9042 or visit  www.pennathletics.com and click on “Camps.”

PennKids Camp


The Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics will sponsor a day camp called PennKids which provides a summer camp experience for children of Penn faculty, staff, and students, entering grades 1-7. The program embodies the principle of play, growth and development, and the camp features weekly themes, sports and games, arts and crafts, daily swimming, field trips and special events. For more information contact the Department of Recreation at (215) 898-6100, visit the website www.upenn.edu/recreation/programs or e-mail pennkids@pobox.upenn.edu. PennKids features six one-week sessions June 20-July 29. New for 2005: a reduced session fee and hot lunch option. Each session is a full day from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and costs $200/session. Hot lunch option $25/session. Early Extended 7:30-8:30 a.m. $25/session. Late Extended 4:45-5:30 p.m. $25/session. Early & Late Extended $40/session. Sibling Discounts: Siblings registered for the same PennKids session will receive $20 off each week. The first child will pay the full session fee while each child thereafter will receive the discount.

Nike Rowing Camp


Both sessions of the Nike Rowing CampJune 25-28 and July 9-12—are co-ed and geared towards campers between the ages of 14-18 who have rowed at least one season. The camp includes on-the-water instruction, videotaping and ergometer training sessions. Cost is $695 for a resident camper and $595 for a day camper (9 a.m.-9 p.m.). Instructor: John Fife. Call (800) 645-3226 for information and registration or visit www.ussportscamps.com.

Soccer Camps

soccer ball

Soccer Camp; June 13-17 and July 25-29; boys and girls ages 7-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $225, $200 for Penn employees. A camp for youngsters who are either beginning their soccer careers or who are ready to develop those important first skills of the game. The week’s instruction will teach individual skills and techniques through exercises and small-sided games. Call (215) 573-6178 for brochures or visit www.pennathletics.com and click on “Camps” for  information.

Quaker Swimming Camp


Quaker Swimming Camp is a competitive swim camp for boys and girls ages 9-16, June 20-24 and June 27-July 1. The cost is $300 per one week session, which includes a personal swimming video tape. Participants should be capable of completing  a 1.5 hour practice and finish a 200 freestyle (8 laps) without stopping, prior to attending camps. For information contact Catherine Holland at (215) 898-6138 or cholland@pobox.upenn.edu.

Levy Junior Tennis Camp

tennis racket

Penn’s Summer Junior Tennis Camp, for players ages 6-16, will offer ten one-week sessions. The camp will be held at the Tennis Pavilion’s eight indoor air-conditioned courts on campus. Camp dates are June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8,July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29,August 1-5 and August 8-12. Camp schedule is 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The fee—$250 per week, prorated for July 5-8—includes a daily cafeteria lunch.  A family discount is available for two or more children that attend in the same week(s). There is also an extended hours fee (3:30-6 p.m.) of $8 per day. For information/registration, call Hal Mackin at (215) 898-4741, e-mail hjmackin@pobox.upenn.edu or visit http://pobox.upenn.edu/~hjmackin/summer.html.

Penn Tennis Camp

Penn Tennis Camp, August 15-19 and August 22-26, is a day camp (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) designed for children between the ages of 6-16 years, with lunch included. Focus on technique, skill development, and match play. Cost $250 per week. Call (215) 898-6958 or e-mail penntenniscamps@yahoo.com.

Nike Volleyball Camp at Penn


Nike General Skills Camp,August 6-9, is recommended for females between the ages of 10-18. Campers experience instruction and coaching from both current college players and coaches, while experiencing college life in the residence halls and cafeterias. Cost is $570 for a resident camper and $470 for a day camper (9 a.m.-9 p.m.).

Nike Volleyball High Potential Camp, August 11-14, is recommended for females ages 14-18. Cost is $570 for a resident camper and $470 for a day camper (9 a.m.-9 p.m.). Registration information for both camps is available at www.ussportscamps.com or by calling (800) 645-3226.

Pennsylvania Wrestling Camps


Pennsylvania Wrestling Camps will take place June 18-22. For information call (215) 898-9504 or visit www.pennsylvaniawrestling.net.




  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 19, February 1, 2005


February 1, 2005
Volume 51 Number 19


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