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2010 Summer Camps and Programs at Penn
January 26, 2010, Volume 56, 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
  • Summer Art and Architecture at Penn
  • Penn Summer High School 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
  • The Morris Arboretum Summer Camp
  • Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES)
  • VETS (Veterinary Exploration Through Science)

  • Enrichment and Recreation
  • Anthropologists in the Making
  • Penn Band Summer Music Camp
  • Athletic Sports Camps
  • Nike Track and Field
  • Penn Girls Basketball Elite Camp
  • Penn Field Hockey Camp
  • Summer Classic Baseball Camp
  • Junior Fencing Camp at Penn
  • Penn Lacrosse Summer Camp
  • Quaker Boys Elite Basketball Summer Camp
  • Quaker Basketball Camp at The Palestra
  • 2010 Youth Quaker Baseball Camp
  • Quaker Rowing Camp
  • Penn Volleyball Camp
  • Penn Soccer Academy
  • Al Bagnoli All-Star Football Camp
  • Penn Swimming Camp
  • Penn Fencing Camp
  • Levy Junior Tennis 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, July 4-31, 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 www.wharton.upenn.edu/academics/lbw.cfm.

    Leadership Education and Development: LEAD is a 4-week program, July 3-31, that introduces approximately 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 www.wharton.upenn.edu/academics/LEAD.cfm.

    Management & Technology Summer Institute: M&TSI is a 3-week for-credit program, July 11-31, 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. Apply online at www.upenn.edu/fisher/summer/index.html.

    art Summer Art and Architecture at Penn The School of Design’s Penn Summer Art & Architecture Studios offer opportunities for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the fall of 2010. This is a rigorous, non-credit program consisting of intensive study and development of  work in either architecture or fine arts with concentrations in animation, drawing, painting, sculpture, filmmaking and photography. Additional classes are available in graphic design, life drawing, ceramics and wheel throwing, web design, digital photography, print-making and book arts, and video projects. The program runs July 5-30 with classes from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost is $3,150 for commuters and $5,475 for residents. Visit the academic website: www.aasapenn.org/ for questions about the program content and the Julian Krinsky Group website: www.jkcp.com/artsatpenn/ for applications, fees, activities, etc. 
    Penn Summer High School Academy: The Penn Summer Science Academy offers opportunities for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in fall 2010. 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 in July with classes from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact the Penn Summer High School Programs at (215) 898-0728 or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/highschool for additional details and to apply.

    Pre-College Program:The Penn Pre-College Program offers opportunities for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in fall 2010. 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 toward a Penn degree, if accept­ed, or transferred to other colleges and univer­sities. The program runs July 5-August 14. 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 10-August 7, for internationally minded undergraduates enrolled full-time in universities abroad and in the US. The program offers courses (technology entrepreneurship, new product development, and entrepreneurial marketing), site visits to companies, visits from corporate representatives, guest lecturers, and optional coaching on oral and written communications (in English). Program cost: $9,800 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, apply online at www.seas.upenn.edu/sibt/.

    Penn Nursing Summer Institute:The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing offers a unique 4-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 program is offered July 4-31. Cost: $5,825. For more information please visit www.jkcp.com/pennnursing/.

    PennGEMS program (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science): August 2-6. The School of Engineering and Applied Science announced the 3rd 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. Cost: $500. Registration can be found at www.seas.upenn.edu/awe/gems/index.html or by contacting Michele Grab, director of Advancing Women in Engineering Program, mgrab@seas.upenn.edu.

    Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology: July 11-30. 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 $5,900 and includes tuition, room, board, and all scheduled activities. Sponsored by SEAS. Call Dara Wathanapaisal at (215) 573-2575, e-mail saast@seas.upenn.edu or visit www.seas.upenn.edu/saast/.

    The Morris Arboretum Summer Camp is a fun-filled week of learning, adventure and discovery for children ages 6-8. The camp will run from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. from June 21-25 at the Arboretum; See www.morrisarboretum.org for details. 

    The Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES) Summer Program: TREES is a rigorous community outreach education program hosted by the Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology which offers seven students from local high schools a unique, hands-on research experience; this includes mentorship, participation in lectures and a mini-course in toxicology, opportunity to develop research projects, field trips and more. The tuition-free program lasts for five weeks, June 28-July 30, 2010. The deadline to apply is April 1. For more information or to apply: www.med.upenn.edu/ceet/summerprograms.shtml.

    VETS (Veterinary Exploration Through Science): VETS is an exciting new day camp offered by Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine for college/post bac and high school students (juniors and seniors). The program will engage students as they rotate through clinics with the 4th year veterinary students at the Matthew J. Ryan Small Animal Hospital. Exposure to different areas of veterinary medicine and science through various lectures and labs in Pathology, Anatomy and Developmental Biology will provide the student with an understanding of a career in veterinary medicine. A whole day will be devoted to the New Bolton Center, the renowned large animal education and treatment campus. Students will experience the Marshak Dairy, Repro Center, Swine Facility and Widener Hospital. Day camps are offered for college/post bac: May 24-30 and June 14-18 and for high school juniors/seniors: July 12-16, August 2-6 and August 9-13. For information, visit: www.vet.upenn.edu/EducationalTraining/StudentAdmissions/VETSSummerCamp/tabid/1506/Default.aspx

    Enrichment and Recreation

    Anthropologists in the Making:

    June 21-August 13. 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. Call for fees and availability. This year’s themes are:

    June 21-25: Sail the High Seas

    June 28-July 2: Mesopotamian Mysteries

    July 6-9: It’s a Celebration!

    July 12-16: In the Field

    July 19-23: A Day in the Life of an Egyptologist

    July 26-30: Bring Out Your Dead

    August 2-6: It’s Written in the Sky

    August 9-13: Signs and Superstitions

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

    Penn Band Summer Music Camp: July 25-31. This camp 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. Children of Penn faculty/staff are eligible for 10% discount. Sponsored by the Penn Band, Penn Athletics, and Destination Penn.  Visit www.pennband.net/pebc/ or call (215) 898-8719, or e-mail kgupta@force.stwing.upenn.edu.

    Athletic Sports Camps

    Nike Track and Field: July 11-15. 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 $755, extended day $655, and day $500. E-mail Running@ussportscamps.com or call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP. All campers receive a NIKE Running Camp T-shirt, a pair of NIKE running shoes and a NIKE Running Camp certificate. Please visit www.ussportscamps.com for details.

    Penn Girls Basketball Elite Camp: dates TBA. 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. Updated information will be posted on www.pennathletics.com.

    Penn Field Hockey Camp: August 1-4; $500. 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: Elite Camp (girls in grades 10-pre college) July 6-8; Quaker Camp (girls in grades 7-12) July 13-15; $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: Camp will take place in June but dates are TBA. 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. Updated information will be posted on www.pennathletics.com.

    Quaker Basketball Camp at The Palestra: Camp will take place in June but dates are TBA. 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. Updated information will be posted on www.pennathletics.com.

    2010 Youth Quaker Baseball Camp: July 26-29 at Penn’s Meikeljohn Stadium. This camp will focus on teaching all aspects of the game. We will provide an organized and structured camp that focuses on preparing the young player for his next level and refining his game. Competitive and challenging drills will be performed every day that reinforce the total development of the young player. All these drills and skills will be performed in a fun and safe environment. The camp will also have team competitions in the afternoon. Updated information will be posted on www.pennbaseballcamp.com or contact John Yurkow at yurkowf@pobox.upenn.edu.

    Quaker Rowing Camp: July 19-24, July 26-31, and August 2-7; $1,100/overnight, $650/day 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 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 5-8. 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. More details including the cost will be posted on www.pennathletics.com.

    Penn Soccer Academy: Day Camps: Session 1: June 21-25; Session 2: July 19-23; $290. 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.

    Advanced Academy: July 6-9; $560/resident, $400/commuter. Ages 10-13 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 environment. 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.

    College Prep Academy: Session 1: July 10-13; Session 2: July 14-17; $560/resident, $400/commuter; ages 14-18, girls only (teams and individuals accepted.) This week of camp will resemble a college pre-season experience. 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. 

    High School Girl Team Only Camp: July 27-30; Resident: $525 teams of 15-19; Resident: $500 teams of 20+. 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.

    Al Bagnoli All-Star Football Camps: July 18-21 (overnight camp); $415. The objective of this camp is to introduce, develop and reinforce the fundamentals of football for both interior and perimeter plays. This camp is open to any player entering grades 8-12 in the fall of 2010. For more information see www.pennathletics.com and click on ‘Camps’ or e-mail football@pobox.upenn.edu.

    Penn Swimming Camp: Dates TBA. 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. For more information contact Brian Gallagher via e-mail at gallagbm@pobox.upenn.edu or (215) 898-6138.

    fencing Penn Fencing Camp: July 19-25 and July 26-August 1; $795 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 for ages 6-16. Camp dates: June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, August 2-6, August 9-13; $295 per week. Each session is individually programmed. Children will improve their tennis skills, and learn teamwork and good sportsmanship, while staying in shape and having fun. For registration, visit www.upenn.edu/athletics/levy/summer.html.


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