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Penn Camps and Programs for Children and Teens: Summer 2009
January 27, 2009, Volume 55, No. 19

Penn offers children and teens an array of summer activities from academics, enrichment and recreation—including anthropology and music—to athletic sports camps. For more information and applications see the specific contact information below or visit http://summeratpenn.upenn.edu.

  • Leadership in the Business World
  • Leadership Education and Development
  • Management & Technology Summer Institute
  • Penn Summer Art and Architecture Studios
  • Penn Summer Science Academy
  • Pre-College Program
  • Summer Institute in Business & Technology
  • Penn Nursing Summer Institute
  • PennGEMS program (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science)
  • Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology
  • Digital Media Academy

  • Enrichment and Recreation
  • Anthropologists in the Making
  • Penn Band Summer Music Camp
  • Athletic Sports Camps
  • Penn Girls Basketball Summer Elite Camp
  • Summer Classic Baseball Camp
  • Junior Fencing Camp at Penn
  • Penn Summer Field Hockey Camp
  • Al Bagnoli All-Star Football Camp
  • Penn Women’s Lacrosse Camp
  • Quaker Rowing Camp at Penn
  • Soccer Camps
  • Quakers Swim Camp
  • Levy Junior Tennis Camp
  • Penn Tennis Camp
  • Nike Track and Field
  • Penn Volleyball Camp
  • Quaker Boys Elite Basketball Summer Camp
  • Quaker Basketball Camp at The Palestra
  • Penn Summer Classic Baseball Camp
  • Rudy Fuller Junior Quaker Soccer Camp
  • Academics

    Leadership in the Business World: LBW is a summer institute for talented and ambitious rising seniors in high school who want to learn about leadership in business. The program, June 28-July 25, features classes with Wharton pro­fessors, lectures from prominent business leaders, site visits to businesses in Philadelphia and New York, and activities designed to give students opportunities to learn about leadership in 21st century business organizations. Cost is $5,400 per participant, includes tuition, housing and meals; financial aid is available. Sponsored by the Wharton School. Visit http://under­grad.wharton.upenn.edu/precollege/lbw.

    Leadership Education and Development: LEAD is a 4-week program, June 28-July 25, that introduces some 30 of the nation’s brightest rising minority high school seniors from across the nation to the world of business. Participants attend lectures, do team-based assignments, and visit corporations in Philadelphia, Washing­ton, DC, and New York City. Sponsored by the Wharton School. Visit http://undergrad.whar­ton.upenn.edu/precollege/lead/.

    Management & Technology Summer Institute: M&TSI is a 3-week for-credit program, July 12-August 1, for rising high school seniors who want to learn how to bring together tech­nological concepts and management principles. The Institute features classes taught by leading Wharton and Engineering faculty and success­ful entrepreneurs, as well as laboratory experi­ence, field trips to companies and research and development facilities, intensive team projects, and other activities designed to help students learn the principles and practice of technologi­cal innovation. Program cost is $5,400 and in­cludes tuition, housing, meals and weekend ex­cursions. Sponsored jointly by The Jerome Fish­er Program in Management and Technology, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Wharton School. Call Lea Engle at (215) 898-4145 or e-mail mgtech@seas.upenn.edu.

    art Summer Art and Architecture at Penn (PennDesign): The Penn Summer Art & Architecture Studios offer opportunities for stu­dents who will be high school juniors or seniors in the fall of 2009. This is a rig­orous, non-credit program con­sisting of intensive study and de­velopment of a portfolio of work in either architecture or fine art with concentrations in anima­tion, drawing, filmmaking and photography. The program runs July 5 - August 1 with classes from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost is $3,150 for commuters and $5,475 for residents. Contact the Penn Sum­mer High School Programs,  (215) 746-6901, e-mail hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/highschool/.
    Penn Summer Science Academy: The Penn Summer Science Academy offers oppor­tunities for students who will be high school ju­niors or seniors in the fall 2009. This is a rig­orous, non-credit program consisting of inten­sive study and laboratory work with tracks in biomedical research, physics and fo­rensic science. The program runs July 5-August 2 with classes from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact the Penn Summer High School Programs at (215) 746-6901 or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/highschool.

    Pre-College Program: The Penn Pre-College Program offers opportunities for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the fall 2009. The Pre-College Program is perfect for students who are interested in an academ­ic experience that is typical of an undergradu­ate freshman. Participants are fully integrated with undergraduate students in regular Summer Session courses and earn academic credit that can be applied towards a Penn degree, if accept­ed, or transferred to other colleges and univer­sities. The program runs July 5-August 15. Contact the Penn Summer High School Programs at (215) 746-6901 or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/highschool.

    Summer Institute in Business & Technology:  SIBT is a 4-week program, July 11-August 8, for internationally minded undergrad­uates enrolled full-time in universities abroad and in the US. The program offers two cours­es (technology entrepreneurship and cross-cul­tural management communications), site visits to companies, visits from corporate representa­tives, guest lecturers, and optional coaching on oral and written communications (in English). Program cost $9,345 includes tuition, deposit, room and board, and fees and costs related to programmatic field trips and outings. SIBT pro­vides an exceptional American cultural immer­sion experience for international students. Spon­sored by the Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, visit www.seas.upenn.edu/sibt/.

    Penn Nursing Summer Institute: The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing offers a unique four-week intensive program for rising high school juniors and seniors that features cutting-edge research, the latest advances in virtual learning and clinical experience in Philadelphia’s top hospitals. As the only undergraduate Ivy League nursing school, Penn is recognized world-wide for setting the standard of academic excellence in this field. Working with Penn faculty and classmates from around the world, students will enjoy an innovative classroom curriculum that covers health care topics such as current epidemics, genetics, bioethics and emergency nursing. This intensive 4 week program is offered July 5–August 1.  For more information please visit http://www.jkcp.com/pennnursing/.

    PennGEMS program (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science): August 3-7. The School of Engineering and Applied Science is pleased to announce the 2nd PennGEMS, a week-long day camp targeted at girls finishing 6th, 7th, and 8th grade who are interested in Engineering, Math, and Science. Students will work with faculty and students in Bioengineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Graphics and Computing. Registration can be found at www.seas.upenn.edu/~awe/gems/ or by contacting Michele Grab, director of Advancing Women in Engineering Program, mgrab@seas.upenn.edu.

    Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology: July 12-31. SAAST offers an opportunity for highly-motivated and talented high school students to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework. The Academy?s intensive, 3-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. Five programs are offered in the Academy: Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Programming, Nanotechnology, and Robotics. Program fee is $5,650 and includes tuition, room, board, and all scheduled activities. Sponsored by SEAS. Call Ms. Katharine Daulton at (215) 573-2575, e-mail kdaulton@seas.upenn.edu or visit www.seas.upenn.edu/saast/.

    Digital Media Academy: From video game design to extreme sports filmmaking to 3-D modeling and animation, these course offer hands-on instruction from top professionals.  Camps offered for kids ages 9-13 and teens; various sessions are July 6-August 14; $465 per week with meals; $360/weekend; $125 Friday or Saturday stay with meals; Digital Media Academy course offerings are presented in partnership with the Penn Engineering SIG Center for Computer Graphics and the Penn Design Summer Art Studios. Info.: http://digitalmediaacademy.org/locations/computer-camp-penn.html

    Enrichment and Recreation

    Anthropologists in the Making: June 22-August 14. Adventurous children ages 7 through 13 can participate in this day camp at Penn Museum, the area’s only summer camp devoted to archaeology and anthropology. Through interactive gallery tours, art activities, games and special guest performances, campers travel through time and across continents. Each week highlights a different theme, offering campers the opportunity to enjoy one week or all eight. This year’s themes are:

    June 22-26: Furry Friends and Savage Beasts
    June 29-July 2: Ancient Maya Civilization: A Journey Down the Chixoy River
    July 6-10: The Magic, Myths, and Mystery of Ancient Egypt
    July 13-17: Can You Dig It?
    July 20-24: Powerful People: Kings, Caesars, Pharaohs, and Shamans
    July 27-31: Game On!
    August 3-7: Going Green
    August 10-14: Life in the Big City

    Camp hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with optional pre-camp (8-9 a.m.) and post-camp (3-5 p.m.) programs. For more information or to request a brochure, call (215) 898-4016, e-mail summercamp@museum.upenn.edu, or visit www.museum.upenn.edu/new/edu/kids/summercamp.shtml.

    Penn Band Summer Music Camp: July 26-August 1. This camp is for instrumentalists (grades 9-12). Includes fun activities, “off the beat” lectures, leadership and group building exercises, and a gratifying and diverse repertoire of band music.  Audition not required, but evaluation form (completed by music director or private instructor) must be submitted. Fee: $795 (overnight) includes tuition, housing, and meals, or $325 (commuter) includes tuition and meals. Sponsored by the Penn Band, Penn Athletics, and Destination Penn.  Visit www.pennband.net/pebc/ or call (215) 898-8719, or e-mail kgupta@stwing.upenn.edu.

    Athletic Sports Camps

    Nike Track and Field: July 5-10. Train at Franklin Field under the direction of Penn Women’s Cross Country and Track Head Coach, Gwen Harris. High school athletes learn technique, strategies, and skills they need to become champions. Camp emphasizes fundamentals of running, jumping, and throwing and teaches young athletes the skills necessary to excel at their chosen events. The coaching staff provides individual and small group instruction that helps campers of all ability levels become faster, smarter, and improved runners. Co-ed, ages 12-18. Residents $725, extended day $625, and day $405. E-mail Running@ussportscamps.com or call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP. Each registered camper will receive a pair of Nike running shoes! Please visit www.ussportscamps.com for details.

    Penn Girls Basketball Summer Elite Camp: June 12-14; $485. The Basketball Camp will be held for high school players (ages 14-17) with aspirations of playing at a Division I, II or III level who also seek a strong academic environment. Stations are taught and games are played, and there are recruiting, academic advisement and strength training sessions as well. Call (215) 898-0280, visit www.pennathletics.com or e-mail Julie Greger at jgreger@pobox.upenn.edu.

    Penn Field Hockey Camp: August 2-5; $475. The Penn Field Hockey Camp is designed for players entering grades 10 through pre-college and preferably have varsity high school experience. All play is held on the artificial turf surface on historic Franklin Field. Their experienced staff is made up of coaches with college and international experience. For Camp Brochure call (215) 898-6308.

    lax Penn Lacrosse Summer Camp: Penn Camp (grades 11-pre college) June 23-25;  Quaker Camp (grades 8-12) July 7-9; $500, $400 for day campers.  Held at the Hill School in Pottstown, PA.  Register online at www.pennathletics.com.  Info.: (215) 898-9042. 

    Quaker Boys Elite Basketball Summer Camp: June 19-21. The Penn Basketball Elite Camp format is for any high school players who seek a strong academic and athletic camp environment. Campers will have the opportunity to work with the Penn staff during stations and games. Training sessions will also be held to inform campers of the college process.

    Quaker Basketball Camp at The Palestra: This Quaker Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 7-16 will provide each camper with a great opportunity for growth and success. The staff is comprised of enthusiastic, hard-working collegiate and high school coaches as well as members of the Penn men’s and women’s team, who will work closely with the campers on the fundamentals and team concepts of the game. It is the intention to help each camper have an enjoyable week where they will strive for excellence while having fun at the historic Palestra.

    Penn Summer Classic Baseball Camp: June 12-14. This Summer Classic Baseball Camp is a must for any player (ages 14-18) interested in improving his total game. The camp will be teaching-oriented, but will also be used as an avenue for the player to compete at the next level. Each player will receive feedback from their coach at the conclusion of camp. The campers will be exposed to the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. They invite campers to join them for an exciting baseball experience in scenic Philadelphia. Register online at www.pennbaseballcamp.com.

    Quaker Rowing Camp: July 13-18, July 20-25, and August 3-8. The Quaker Rowing Camp is designed for both the experienced and novice high school rower (ages 13-18) looking to significantly improve their rowing ability. Instruction and coaching will be geared to the experience level and talents of each camper. The camp includes two daily practices on the water as well as active seminars on erg training and body circuits. The staff will also lead discussions on the college admissions process and life as a student-athlete. For more information, visit www.quakerrowingcamp.com.

    Penn Volleyball Camp: August 6-9. Players (girls ages 14-18) of all levels and positions are encouraged to attend this camp.  Players will be grouped by skill level for an individual development experience where one can maximize her potential and improve to the next level of play.  Check back early Spring to Register Online!

    Penn Soccer Academy: Day Camps: Session 1: June 15-19; Session 2: July 20-24; $275. This day camp program is designed to benefit both male and female players between the ages of 7 and 13. It offers players of various skill levels the opportunity to improve their soccer skills while increasing their love of the game. Focus will be on development of individual skills taught through fun exercises, daily competitions and small games. Day campers also get time to swim. Info.: www.pennsocceracademy.com.

    Junior Girls Residential Academy: July 7-11; $600. Ages 10-13 girls only (teams and individuals accepted!) This week of camp will resemble a college preseason experience for those players aiming to reach their potential. Sessions will revolve around tactical development in small group and team environments. The focus of this camp will be to constantly place the campers in competitive situations to challenge their skill development and evaluate their tactical decision-making.

    Senior Girls Residential Academy: July 14-18; $600; ages 14-18, girls only (teams and individuals accepted!) This intense week of training and small sided games focuses on skill development and decision making in a small group arena. Sessions will build quickly from technical repetition and skill development to dynamic games and exercises that will require decision making and execution of skills in match situations.

    High School Team Pre-Season Camp: This camp will help prepare your team for the season. The curriculum will include daily fitness and technical training. They will incorporate tactical development in the afternoon sessions. The evening games will be structured in a league-type format to enhance competitive play, and will include team development activities as well as leadership seminars. Only ten teams accepted.

    Al Bagnoli All-Star Football Camps: July 19-22 (overnight camp). The objective of this camp is to introduce, develop and reinforce the fundamental of football for both interior and perimeter plays.  This camp is open to any player entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2009. For more information see www.pennathletics.com and click on ‘Camps’ or e-mail football@pobox.upenn.edu.

    Penn Swimming Camp: June 15-19 and June 22-26; $375. Camps run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.  Technique and stroke mechanics-based, with each individual weekday dedicated to a different stroke.  Participants must have the ability to complete 200 yards and a working knowledge of the four strokes. We will be expanding to an instructional/learn to swim session for beginners with a 4 to 1 swimmer to coach ratio.  The camp schedule is the same, price $400.  For more information contact Brian Gallagher via e-mail at gallagbm@pobox.upenn.edu or (215) 898-4495.

    fencing Penn Fencing Camp: July 20–26 and July 27 - August 2; $750 per week. Each camper will acquire a better understanding of practice techniques, fundamental actions, bout structure, strategy, tactics and conditioning. The material of the camp program should enable the camper to be more effective in training and competing during the following season. Individual lessons are geared toward each fencer’s particular needs. Info.: www.fencingcampatpenn.com

    Levy Junior Tennis Camp: nine one-week sessions. Starting June 8, the camp runs 9 weeks through August 7. Camp dates are June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31 and August 3-7; $285 per week. For information/registration, call Hal Mackin at (215) 898-4741, or e-mail hjmackin@pobox.upenn.edu or visit www.pennathletics.com.

    Penn Tennis Camp, is a day camp (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) designed for children between the ages of 6-16 years, with lunch included: August 10-14, August 17-21. Focus on technique, skill development, and match play. Cost $285 per week. Call (215) 898-6958 or e-mail penntenniscamps@yahoo.com.

    Rudy Fuller Junior Quaker Soccer Camp will be held June 22-26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for boys and girls entering first through eighth grades. The summer camp will be led by the Penn men’s soccer staff, Rudy Fuller and Rob Irvine, as well as current student-athletes from the Penn men’s and women’s soccer teams. Cost: $300 per camper; $25 early bird discount (postmarked by May 1, 2009); $25 multiple child discount ($25 off each child if family has 2 or more children enrolled). The registration form is available under the “Camps” section on the Penn Athletics’ website, www.pennathletics.com. For more information or to request registration materials, e-mail rudyfullersoccer@gmail.com or call (215) 898-4815.


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