Summer Camps at
University of Pennsylvania

2017 Penn Summer Camps, Philadelphia Summer Camps, Center City, University City

2017 Tech Camps and Creative Arts Camps in Philadelphia PA!

Camps are in session from June 19th – August 25th, 2017 

Ages 6 to 15

University of Pennsylvania – Houston Hall & Irvine Auditorium

3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Register Now, Space is Limited!


At the University of Pennsylvania, our 2017 Penn Summer Camps include tech camps, creative arts camps, and educational camps for kids in Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs! Our 2017 Philadelphia summer camps at UPenn include Robotics Camp with LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, Robotics Camp with Tetrix®, 3D Minecraft Camp, Elite Skills Minecraft Camp with Java CodingVideo Game Design Camp with Apps, Game Design with GameMaker, Game Design with RPG Maker® Next Generation Coding Camp, Computer Programming Camp with Java , Computer Programming Camp with Python™, Spy Tech Camp, Virtual Reality Camp with Game Design, Web Design Camp, 3D Printing Camp & Modeling, Digital Fashion Design CampFashion Design Camp, Hand Sewing Camp: Stuffed Animal Creations, Jewelry Design Camp, Acting CampFilmmaking CampSpanish Camp, Creative Writing Camp, Magic Camp, and a CIT Leadership Program and are located in University City, also conveniently located to center city Philadelphia. Our UPenn location is also convenient for parents who work in Philadelphia.

DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS THIS SUMMER!  Lavner Campers have a blast at our Penn summer camps and improve their skills at our tech camps, creative arts camps, and more. Our campers learn from excellent instructors and can explore their passions on an Ivy League campus, making our camps at Penn a true Philadelphia summer camp destination!  At Penn, our campers can build robots, design video games, learn computer programming, learn to install and program mods in Minecraft™ and work in teams on our multi-player servers, explore their talents in Fashion Design, learn to sew stuffed animals and accessories, immerse themselves in Spanish, and much more!

The University of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest universities in America and is centrally located in Philadelphia, PA. Also known as one of the top ranked universities in the country, UPenn is situated on an incredible campus and atmosphere for learning. All classrooms used for camp are air conditioned, and campers get breaks for recreation outdoors each day. For Philadelphia families and families in surrounding suburbs looking for great summer camp opportunities, make sure to check out our camps at Penn! Our 34th & Spruce location is very convenient for public transportation, great eating, shops, and is a perfect place to start your tour of Penn’s campus!

Campers may register for one week or multiple weeks of any of the above camps.

Tuition ranges from $329 per week to $549 per week (9:00am to 3:30pm) and discounts are available for early registration and/or additional siblings.  We also offer a Referral Program where families can earn $50 to $60 credits per new family referral.  For more information about discounts and our referral program, visit our Specialty Camps General Information Page.

Extended Day Options include Early Arrival (8:00am to 9:00am – $10 per day), and Extended Day (3:30pm to 6:00pm – $18/day).

Lunch Program – Camp families may purchase a catered lunch from our third party vendor for $35/week on each families’ Lavner Camps account, or camp families may pack a lunch for their child.  If purchasing a catered lunch, families must do so through their online account no later than the Friday prior to the camp week.  Lavner Camps is a “Nut-Aware” camp as defined on our General Information webpage, and while our caterer provides some “Nut-Aware” options on our camp menu, the caterer is not nut free and meals may contain traces of nut product.

Lunch Menu – Wawa – Click To Enlarge


Please Note:  The lunch menu is subject to change.

Camp Packet – 2017 UPenn Camp Packet

To read camp descriptions and find out more about ages, dates, tuition and discounts, please click on any of the camp links above or on the camp buttons to the left!

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For all General Information about our Specialty Camps, click the Specialty Camps button on the left hand side of this page.

Map of our Philadelphia Camps at Penn:


Upenn Campus Map:  Camps take place in Houston Hall and Irvine Auditorium, which are 245 and 255, respectively on the campus map.  Houston Hall and Irvine Auditorium are located on 34th and Spruce, in the Perelman Quad.

Campus Map of Houston Hall

Map of Irvine Auditorium

Testimonial: “Awesome camps at UPenn. My son really enjoyed Robotics Camp and my daughter had an amazing time at Fashion Design Camp. We will be back this summer!”

– Denise, J., Camp Parent



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