About Lavner Camps



At Lavner Camps, we are excited to offer some of the most exciting and “cutting-edge” summer camp experiences in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Washington DC, Maryland, and St. Louis, Missouri!  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, and more, 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 2016 Summer Camp opportunities include 20+ Specialty Day Camps, Exploration Day Camp, TECH R3VOLUTION™, GreenFun Eco Camp, and the CIT Leadership Program.

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



Justin received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.  Justin played for the University of Pennsylvania’s Men’s Tennis Team and helped lead the team to a national ranking his junior and senior year.  Justin attended summer camps from ages 4 to 15, where summer camps were what he looked forward to most each year. Justin also taught in camps from age 17 to 19.  As the founder of Lavner Camps, Justin brings his passion for summer camp experiences  and philosophies of high quality learning to thousands of happy campers and families.  Justin and Lavner Camps have received exciting media coverage about the camps from The Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, 6ABC, CBS3, NBC10, FOX29, WHYY, Wharton Radio and much more.  Justin hosted the radio show “The Business of Sports” on 860AM radio, and passed on a TV show offer mid production in order to dedicate all of his professional time to Lavner Camps!

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Michael Lavner 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 Year Round office includes many high level professionals who bring a variety of talents and expertise to Lavner Camps.  Our Year Round Office features many high level professionals and a full time sports department, tech team, creative arts division, and more!

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.

At Lavner Camps, we are passionate about offering the best summer camp experiences for our camp families.  Experience the difference with Lavner Camps!

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