The Lavner Camps Team!

#1 In Specialty Camps!


At Lavner Camps, we are excited to offer some of the most exciting and “cutting-edge” summer camp experiences throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Washington DC, Maryland, St. Louis, Missouri, Nashville TN & Los Angeles California!  Working within the “Lavner” philosophy of expertly designed curriculum, excellent instructors and staff, personal attention to campers and parents, great locations, and attention to safety, our camps create a unique atmosphere of learning, friends, and fun!  With camps in Sports, Technology, The Arts & Education, we have a wide range of highly focused camps for your child/children.  While our camps are tons of fun, our curriculum is structured so that each camper is challenged and skill sets are improved.  Our 2018 Summer Camp opportunities include 35+ Specialty Day Camps, Exploration Day Camp, Tech R3volution™, and the CIT Leadership Program.

At Lavner Camps, Directors Justin & Michael Lavner and Team “eat, sleep, and breathe” camp, and strive to offer the best summer camps and year-round programs available!


Justin Lavner, CEO/Executive Director, received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.  Justin played as high as 2nd singles and 1st doubles for the University of Pennsylvania’s Division I Men’s Tennis Team, helping lead the team to a national ranking his junior and senior year.  After completing a junior, college, and professional level tennis career that allowed him to play nationally and internationally, Justin decided to focus his efforts on  his calling – a career that would positively impact the lives of children throughout the US and internationally.  Justin attended summer camps from ages 4 to 15, and it was summer camp fun that he looked forward to most each year.  However, in creating his own brand of summer camps, and drawing upon his experiences as a former Ivy League Student-Athlete, Justin sought to combine fun and exciting summer camp opportunities with cutting-edge learning and a focus on skill development.  As the founder and active CEO of Lavner Camps, Justin brings his passion for developing and providing incredible summer camp experiences to thousands of happy campers and families each summer.  Always looking to improve, and continue to make a POSITIVE impact on the lives of our youth, Justin and his incredibly talented team work hard year round to develop and offer the highest quality camps and programs available.  Justin and Lavner Camps have garnered exciting media coverage about the camps from The Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, 6ABC, CBS3, NBC10, FOX29, WHYY, Wharton Radio, and more… But, most importantly, Lavner Camps receives tons of incredible letters, emails, and phone calls from camp families with children who established more self-confidence, discovered a passion, built real-world skills, made lifelong friends, and experienced genuine happiness through attending Lavner Camps.  Justin hosted the radio show “The Business of Sports” on 860AM radio, and passed on a TV show offered to him in order to dedicate all of his professional time to Lavner Camps and the many children who benefit from these experiences each year.

Michael Lavner, COO/Director, is an enthusiastic learner with a B.A. from Brandeis University and J.D. from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Michael was inducted into the Elite Students of America (’03) and was invited to participate in leadership conferences throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Michael attended summer camp from age 3 to 14 as a camper, and became a CIT, a lead instructor, and a camp director in later years.  Michael also brings great passion to Lavner Camps with an emphasis on high quality experiences full of learning, friends, and fun for our campers.  Michael’s experiences living abroad have been instrumental in his desire to create an open-minded camp atmosphere and to bring people together who have different backgrounds and interests.  With such a passion for summer camps, Michael brings a ton of energy and great ideas to Lavner Camps!



Our expert level, full-time Leadership Team includes high level professionals with backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, EMU, Temple University and more!

Our Year Round team includes many high level professionals who bring a variety of talents and expertise to Lavner Camps.  Our Year Round Office comprises a full time sports department, tech team, creative arts division, and more!  The incredibly talented Lavner Camps Team consists of visionaries, specialists, and educators who work hard all year – fully committed to offering the best camps and programs available.

We also employ an excellent summer staff, where our summer employment positions are highly sought after. Lead summer staff include industry professionals, professors, teachers, graduate students, undergraduate students, and rising college students.  Lavner Camps hires less than 8% of applicants for summer positions!

At Lavner Camps, we are passionate about offering the best summer camp experiences for our campers and camp families.

All camps and programs are owned, developed and operated by Lavner Camps & Programs, Inc.