|2013 Summer Camps and Programs at Penn
January 29, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 19
Dribbling: The children in the Penn Soccer Day Academy have their eyes on the ball.
Penn offers children and teens an array of summer activities from academics, enrichment and recreation—including anthropology, nursing, law, veterinary medicine and music—to more than a dozen athletic sports camps—from baseball to volleyball. For more information and applications see the specific contact information below. Additional camps and programs may be available on the Penn Athletics website, www.pennathletics.com under Sports, and the Summer at Penn website, http://summeratpenn.upenn.edu
Leadership in the Business World (LBW): July 7-August 3. LBW is a program for talented and ambitious rising seniors in high school who want to learn about leadership in business. LBW features classes with Wharton professors, lectures from prominent business leaders, site visits to businesses in Philadelphia and New York City, and team-based activities designed to enhance leadership skills. Cost: $5,995; need-based financial aid is available. Deadline: March 1. Apply: www.wharton.upenn.edu/academics/lbw.cfm
Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI): July 14-August 3. M&TSI is a three-week for-credit program for rising high school seniors and a select few rising high school juniors who want to learn how to bring together technological concepts and management principles. M&TSI 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 activities designed to help students learn the principles and practice of technological innovation. Cost: $6,000, includes tuition, housing, meals and weekend excursions. Deadline: March 1. Apply: www.upenn.edu/fisher/summer/index.html
Wharton Sports Business Academy: July 7-August 3. This residential institute provides an opportunity for talented rising high school juniors and seniors to study the global sports business at the Wharton School. Teaches students about management, marketing, media, negotiations and various professions in the industry as they meet and learn from leaders in the sports business world. Cost: $5,995, financial aid is available. Deadline: March 8. Apply: http://wsb.wharton.upenn.edu/businesseducation-wsba.html
NFL-Wharton Prep Leadership Program: June 24-27. This program is a selective leadership and achievement recognition program for elite male and female rising senior student-athletes who have demonstrated leadership both in and outside of sports participation. Rigorous coursework, breakout groups and panels will be used to develop participants’ skills in areas such as motivating others, public speaking, and conflict resolution as well as to provide an introduction to finance, management and leadership basics. Tuition, room and board costs will be covered by the Wharton School; participants will be responsible for travel to and from the program. Deadline: March 15. For more information and to apply, visit: www.jkcp.com/program/nfl-wharton-sports-leadership/
Julian Krinsky Summer Internship Program: June 23-July 13 and July 14-August 3. Depending on your chosen field, you will work in an office, lab, studio, museum, behind the microphone or on the stage. Learn about the field, get work experience and live away from home on Penn’s campus. Transportation is provided to and from work. For students entering grades 11, 12, or freshmen year in college. Cost: $4,595/session. Admission is on a rolling basis. Apply: www.jkcp.com/program/summer-internships/
International Affairs with Model UN: June 30-July 27. The residential program for students ages 15-18 features debate, public speaking and research workshops, realistic UN simulations and guest speakers. Enjoy field trips to the United Nations in New York City and Embassy Row in Washington, DC. Plus, experience culture through cuisine in Philadelphia. The program is designed to accommodate both new and experienced students. Cost: $6,070. Admission is on a rolling basis. Apply: www.jkcp.com/modelun
Art and Architecture Summer Programs: PennDesign offers two four-week summer programs for high school students, ages 14-18, one in architecture and one in art. These programs prepare students for college admissions as they experience college life and create their portfolio. Dates: June 30-July 27 (residential), July 1-26 (commuter). Cost: $3,350/commuters and $5,775/residents. Apply for the art program at http://jkcp.com/artsatpenn; apply for the architecture program at http://jkcp.com/architecture
Penn Summer Academies: Open to rising sophomore, junior and senior residential and commuting students. June 30-July 27. Cost: $7,899 (residential), $6,799 (commuter). Deadline: June 1. For additional details and to apply, see www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool
Art in the City Academy: Acquaints students with the diverse world of visual culture, both historic and contemporary. This program introduces students to concepts of art production and analysis, street art, museum art, religious architecture and art history. Daily site visits and interactive workshops provide students with the tools and techniques to fully document and analyze artistic culture.
Biomedical Research Academy: Introduces students to the experimental basis of biology, including relevance to disease. Morning lectures cover the cellular, molecular and genetic aspects of biology, while afternoons will be spent in the laboratory with hands-on experiments that introduce students to the tools and techniques used in biomedical research labs.
Chemistry Research Academy: Provides students with hands-on experiences in cutting-edge research projects in the chemical sciences, including synthesis and characterization of new compounds and materials, chemistry of life processes, spectroscopy and environmental photochemistry, nanoscale materials and molecular devices.
Experimental Physics Research Academy: Focuses on modern physics with an emphasis on hands-on experience and laboratory work. Program topics include mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum dynamics and astrophysics.
Social Justice Research Academy: Students examine the historical importance and contemporary relevance of struggles to overcome inequality and injustice using past and present examples, such as peasant revolts, slave rebellions, anti-colonial and anti-apartheid independence movements, the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement and ongoing human rights campaigns across the globe.
Penn Summer Pre-College Program: This six-week residential program is designed for students who are interested in a college experience typical of an undergraduate freshman. Participants enroll in one or two undergraduate courses for academic credit and are fully integrated with undergraduate students. Academic advising, extra-curricular activities and weekend trips are included. Open to rising juniors and seniors. June 30-August 10. Deadline: June 1. For costs and to apply, see www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool/precollege
Penn Summer Young Scholars Program: This six-week residential program is an opportunity for academically exceptional local high school students to take college courses with Penn students and earn full college credit. Young Scholars can pursue their favorite discipline beyond the level offered in secondary schools, get a head start on their college requirements, or explore a brand new field that interests them. Open to rising 11th and 12th grade students. June 30-August 10. Deadline: June 1. For costs and to apply, see www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool/youngscholars
Penn Nursing Summer Institute: The School of Nursing offers a four-week program, June 23-July 20, for rising high school juniors and seniors, ages 16-18, that features cutting-edge research, the latest advances in virtual learning and clinical experience in Philadelphia’s top hospitals. 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. Deadline: March 1. Cost: $6,175. Apply: www.jkcp.com/pennnursing
Summer Student Ambassador Program: June 20-August 30. The Volunteer Services Office at Pennsylvania Hospital offers the Student Ambassador Program for ages 14-17. Participants receive a behind-the-scenes look at health care careers. To apply, call (215) 829-5187. Deadline: May 10.
PennGEMS Camp (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science): The School of Engineering & Applied Science’s PennGEMS program is a week-long day camp targeted at girls finishing 6th, 7th and 8th grade who are interested in math, science and engineering. Students will spend July 29-August 2 working with faculty and students in bioengineering, materials science, graphics and computing. Applications will open February 4. Cost: $625, financial assistance is available. Contact: Michele Grab, firstname.lastname@example.org Register at www.seas.upenn.edu/awe/gems Deadline: April 1.
The Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES) Summer Program: Hosted by the Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, TREES offers students from local high schools (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) a unique, hands-on research experience; lectures in environmental science, field trips and more. Students develop their own research projects. The tuition-free program lasts for five weeks, June 24-August 9. The deadline to apply is March 1. Apply: www.med.upenn.edu/ceet/summerprograms.shtml
Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology (SAAST): Sponsored by the Penn Engineering, SAAST offers an opportunity for rising 10th-12th graders to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework. The residential program from July 8-26 combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. Five programs are offered in the Academy: biotechnology, computer graphics, computer science, nanotechnology and robotics. Cost: $6,727. The priority deadline is March 15 and the final deadline is May 15. Contact: Paige Harker, (215) 898-0053. Registration will be available at www.seas.upenn.edu/saast
Penn Summer Science Initiative for High School Students: A free, four-week summer program, July 8-August 2, for local juniors but occasionally well-qualified sophomores, in materials science and engineering. The program consists of lectures on materials, a computer lab, experimental labs and field trips to both industrial and Penn facilities. Apply by April 13: www.lrsm.upenn.edu/outreach/pssi.html
Summer Mentorship Program: July 8-August 2. Participants will gain knowledge in multiple fields of study, while also gaining exposure to the benefits of post-secondary education in a University atmosphere. This free program is for 10th and 11th grade students who are currently enrolled in Philadelphia public and charter schools. Course programming is offered in the schools of Dental Medicine, Engineering & Applied Sciences, Law, Medicine and Nursing. Apply: www.vpul.upenn.edu/aap/smp/index.php by April 5. Applications will be available February 4.
Penn Law Pre-College Summer Program: June 30-July 27. Whether you would like to better understand how our legal system works, what lawyers do, or think you might want to be a lawyer someday yourself, this residential academy is designed to give motivated rising high school juniors and seniors as well as college freshman and sophomores, clear insight into US law and the legal profession. Cost: $6,895. Contact/registration: Grace Wadell, email@example.com or Adrian Castelli, firstname.lastname@example.org Deadlines: rolling admissions. Deadline: March 15. Info.: www.jkcp.com/program/penn-law-summer-academy/
VETS (Veterinary Exploration Through Science): VETS is a program offered by Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine for college/post bac and current high school juniors and seniors. The program will engage students who will take part in labs and lectures as well as rotations through clinics with the fourth year veterinary students at the Matthew J. Ryan Small Animal Hospital. This day program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday each program week (five weeks total). VETS is offered for college/post bac: May 20-24, June 3-7, June 17-21; high school juniors/seniors: July 15-19, July 29-August 2. Cost: $975. Deadline: April 3. For information, visit: www.vet.upenn.edu/education/admissions/summer-vets-program
ENRICHMENT AND RECREATION
Anthropologists in the Making: July 1-August 23. Penn Museum invites campers ages 7-13 to join in a fascinating exploration of ancient and contemporary cultures. Each week highlights a different theme, offering campers the opportunity to enjoy one week or all eight. This year’s themes are:
|Digging in: Children in the Anthropologists in the Making camp searching for buried treasures.
July 1-5 (NO CAMP JULY 4) fees are prorated for the week: Growing Up Through the Ages: Discover domestic roles and home structures through time and across continents.
July 8-12: Can You Dig It?: Uncover artifacts in a mock dig.
July 15-19: Artsy Asia: Jump to the mighty continent of Asia and delve into its many art forms.
July 22-26: Mummies Unwrapped: Get up close and personal with Penn Museum’s mummies.
July 29-August 2: Trickster Tales: Work with new friends to don a costume and perform some trickster tales for friends and family to attend.
August 5-9: Greek Geeks: Reflect on the daily lives of men and women, from Athens to the gods of Mount Olympus.
August 12-16: It’s a Monk’s Life: Explore spiritual practices across many cultures.
August 19-23: Visions and Dreams: Examine the significance of dreams as you learn about the roles of shamans and mystics and the purpose of vision quests.
Register by May 1: $275. Register after May 1: $295. Penn Museum members at the household level and above receive $20 off each week. Pre-camp (8-9 a.m.) and after-camp (3-5 p.m.) care is also available for additional fees. Call (215) 898-4016, email email@example.com or visit http://penn.museum/camp
Philly Culinary: June 30-July 27. This residential, hands-on program for high school students emphasizes the total culinary experience, including hands-on training and preparation, low-impact farming, restaurant management and cooking in a fully-equipped professional kitchen at Penn. Cost: $7,899. Apply: www.summerdiscovery.com/philly-culinary
Penn Band High School Summer Music Camp: July 28-August 3. This camp, for those in grades 9-12, includes fun activities, lectures, leadership and group building exercises and a diverse repertoire of band music. Audition not required, but evaluation form (completed by music director or private instructor) must be submitted. Fee: $825 (overnight) or $395 (commuter). Children of Penn faculty/staff are eligible for a 10% discount. Sponsored by the Penn Band, Penn Athletics and Destination Penn. Deadline: July 22. Register: www.pennband.net/pebc/ or call (215) 898-8719.
Morris Arboretum’s Summer Adventure Camp: Experience four one-week sessions: June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26. Registration is now open. Visit http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/ed_summerAdventureCamp.shtml for a registration form or call (215) 247-5777 x157. Camp is appropriate for children ages six to eight as of June 1, 2013. Arboretum members: $265; non-members: $285.
Penn Baseball Camps
Penn employees, call (215) 746-2325 for a discount. Register: www.pennbaseballcamp.com
Summer Classic Baseball Camp: June 11-12; teaching-oriented camp for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Each player will receive feedback from their coach at the conclusion of the camp. Cost: $395.
Youth Quaker Baseball Camp: July 22-25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. An organized and structured camp that focuses on preparing the young player (ages 7-13) for refining their game. Competitive and challenging drills will be performed every day. Cost: $275. Register before May 15 for a $10 discount. Deadline: July 15.
The costs for the basketball camps haven’t been determined yet but will be posted on www.pennathletics.comin a few weeks.
Men’s Basketball Team Camp: June 8. For boys high school teams only. Come as a team and play as a team. Play other high school teams as well, round robin tournament.
Men’s Elite Basketball Camp: June 14-16. For high school aged boys who seek a strong academic and athletic camp environment. Training sessions will also be held to inform campers of the college process.
Women’s Elite Basketball Camp: June 20-21. For high school girls 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 advising and strength training sessions as well.
Quaker Basketball Day Camp: June 24-28. For boys and girls ages 6-16, providing each camper with a great opportunity for growth and success. The staff is comprised of 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.
Junior Fencing Camp: July 14-20 and July 21-27; $1,050/week and $1,890/both if received by June 18; $1,200/week if received between June 19 and July 6. Experienced campers, ages 14-18, 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. Register: www.fencingcampatpenn.com
Penn Elite Field Hockey Camp: June 27-29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Camp will challenge players to elevate their game to the next level with high intensity skills sessions and games reflective of collegiate play. Open to all high school age players. Cost: $500/overnight, $400/commuter. For more information, see www.pennathletics.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Al Bagnoli All Star Football Camps:
One Day Clinics: June 9, July 12 & July 20, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Designed to benefit advanced football players who possess the skills necessary to compete at the collegiate level. The Penn coaching staff will provide personalized coaching and conduct drills. Clinics open to players entering grades 11-12, kickers, punters included; $135/session. Register: www.pennfootballcamp.com
Penn Lacrosse Elite Camp: Day camps: June 24, June 26, July 1, July 2; for girls entering grades 9-12. Athletes will be grouped based on ability and challenged accordingly. The staff is comprised of college coaches who will run each session like a college practice. Cost: $250/day. Contact Kerri Whitaker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Quaker Rowing Camp: July 15-20, July 22-27, July 29-August 3; $1,175/overnight, $675/commuter; 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. Includes two daily practices on the water as well as active seminars on erg training and body circuits. Registration begins February 1: www.quakerrowingcamp.com
Penn Soccer Day Academy: Session 1: June 10-14; Session 2: June 17-21; Session 3: July 1-5; Mini Camp: July 1-3 ($225); Session 4: July 22-26; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;Cost: $300. For boys and girls in 1st-8th grade. It offers players of various skill levels the opportunity to improve their soccer skills. Development of individual skills taught through fun exercises, daily competitions and small games. Campers also get time to swim. Register: www.pennsocceracademy.com
Penn Softball Camp: June 17-18. For the serious player looking to refine offensive and defensive techniques; girls ages 14-18. Cost: $180 for both days. Register: www.pennsoftballcamps.com
Quaker Swim Camp: Session 1: June 17-21, Session 2: June 24-28, Session 3: July 8-12. A beginner-to-intermediate swim camp that is focused on quality drill work and learning proper swimming technique for swimmers ages 5-16.Cost: $400/competitive, $450/learn to swim, $375/two or more family members.Contact: Mike Schnur: email@example.com
Penn Tennis Camp: A day camp for players of all experience levels, ages 5-17. Camp will run for three one-week sessions, August 12-16, August 19-23 and August 26-30. Each of the one-week sessions will focus on stroke production and technical skills, while incorporating sportsmanship and teamwork. The camp runs Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $360/one-week session or discounted rate of $315/per week for all three sessions. After-camp care is available from 3:30-6 p.m. for a fee of $15 per day. Register: www.penntenniscamp.com or call (215) 315-3130.
Penn Volleyball Camp: August 8-11. Players (girls ages 14-18, if under 14, please contact us about a possible camp for younger age groups, August 5-8) 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. Cost: TBD. Email Camp Director Seth Rochlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the camp line at (215) 898-4843 with further questions about the camp. We will be sending out registration information in the coming weeks to those that email their interest.