“An Enriching Day Camp in Philadelphia PA’s Main Line Suburbs – Merion Station PA!”


            REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR SUMMER 2017!                                                

                                              Ages 5 to 11 

                                    June 12th to August 4th  

                                    Register for 1-8 weeks!  


Waldron Mercy Academy – 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066

At Exploration, Experience a High Quality Day Camp Where Your Child is our PRIORITY!

Open to Waldron & Non-Waldron Students.

60+ Enriching Activities for Summer 2017!

1 TO 6 Adult Staff Member to Camper Ratio… or better.

To ensure lots of PERSONAL ATTENTION for each child, we are only enrolling 70 campers maximum per week.  Registration is granted on a first come, first serve basis.

Accredited by the American Camp Association




Exploration Day Camp, offered in partnership with Waldron Mercy Academy, is a well-rounded summer day camp where campers LEARN a lot, make FRIENDS, and have FUN!  At camp, our mission is to provide a SAFE, WELCOMING and FRIENDLY environment where every individual is valued, included, and HAPPY! Campers are divided into three groups: The Pioneers (Age 5) – entering first grade, The Explorers (Ages 6 to 8), and The Adventurers (Ages 9 to 11). Campers participate in activities such as instructional swim, free swim, water zone, athletics, the arts, technology, languages, math, science, martial arts, magic workshop, and so much more. Campers also learn from instructors who are engaging, love kids, and contribute to an awesome camp environment! Special Events and Weekly Camp Themes provide added excitement each week at camp.  Located at Waldron Mercy Academy, campers attend camp in a beautiful private school setting with top-notch facilities (yes, there is air conditioning when indoors!) Keep reading to find out more about this incredible camp experience!

Regular Camp Hours:  9:00am to 3:30pm

Early Arrival Option:  8:00am to 9:00am

Extended Day Option:  3:30pm to 6:00pm

Check out some of the cool & updated activities at Exploration Day Camp 2017:

Instructional Swim, Free Swim, Water Zone, Super Sports, Circle Time, Imagination Station, Sensational Science, Art Exploration, Outdoorsy Adventures, Martial Arts, Survival Skills, Magic Workshop, Cartooning, Brain Games, Spanish, Tech Time, Next Generation Tech, App Creation, Math Olympics, Sneaker Design Station, Creative Writing, 3D Printing, and much more!

We are excited to announce our Weekly Themes for 2017:

Pirates & Treasure Hunts, Superheroes, Under The Sea, International Travels, 1970’s Theme Week, Wild Wild West, Color War, and the Lavner Carnival.

Camp hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm.  Early Arrival Option is from 8:00am to 9:00am and Extended Day Option is from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.

Private Swim lessons take place from 8:00am – 8:45am and 3:45pm – 4:30pm and are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Swim lessons are limited and often sell out.


Lavner Camps offers 24 “cutting-edge” Specialty Day Camps throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Missouri, Exploration Day Camp at Waldron Mercy Academy, TECH R3VOLUTION™, a residential computer & technology camp, GreenFun Eco Camp at Plymouth Meeting Friends School, and a CIT Leadership Program. Working within the Lavner Philosophy of expertly designed curriculum, dynamic instructors and staff, personalized attention for campers, great locations, and an emphasis on safety, Lavner Camps creates a unique atmosphere of learning, friendship, and fun!


513 Montgomery Avenue

Merion Station, PA 19066

Situated on a 35-acre campus and nestled in the town of Merion Station, PA (located in Philadelphia PA’s Main Line suburbs), Waldron Mercy Academy is the perfect setting for Exploration Day Camp. Waldron’s beautiful school building includes state-of-the-art-facilities with spacious classrooms, an indoor gym, a theater, a tech center, an expansive library, music rooms, a large cafeteria, sports fields, a pool… and of course, air conditioning! With first class facilities, lots of space, and a convenient location, Exploration Day Camp at Waldron is a true summer camp destination!



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Below is a snap shot of our tuition.  For more details, please click on the “Camp Tuition” link on the right side of the page.

Full Week, Full Days 9:00am to 3:30pm


Additional Camp Options:

Early Arrival – 8:00am to 9:00am

Extended Day – 3:30pm to 6:00pm


Camp Discounts:

Multi-Week Discounts: Multi-Week discounts are already built into tuition… The more weeks you register for, the more you save! Multi-Week Savings (2 or more weeks) are based off of standard one-week tuition rate.

Additional Sibling Discount:  SAVE $30 per week for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th… sibling! This discount applies only to the additional sibling(s), where the siblings are registered for the same full week, full days of camp (Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm). The “first child” is the sibling registered for the most weeks (full week/full days only). Additional siblings are the “2nd, 3rd, 4th child, etc.”  All Additional Sibling Discounts are applied by our camp office within fourteen (14) days of your registration.

NEW Family Referral Program:  Receive a $50 referral credit in your Lavner Camps Account for the next camp season (Summer 2018) for each “new family” you refer who registers their child for at least one full week of Lavner Camps during Summer 2017  (Monday to Friday, full days only).

The Early Registration Discount and Sibling Discount cannot be combined, and are not combined with any other Lavner Camps’ offerings (Specialty Day Camps, TECH R3VOLUTION™, GreenFun Eco Camp, or the CIT Leadership Program). 

Referral Fees can be combined with any of the above discounts.

Please see the Camp Tuition Webpage for all terms and conditions.




Families have the option of purchasing lunch or packing lunch for their child.

If a child has a food allergy, the child’s family is required to pack lunch each day for this child, and lunch may not be purchased through camp.  Our third party food service vendors are not able to guarantee that the lunches are free from food allergens and/or free from any cross contamination.

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



For the safety of our campers, we are a Nut-Aware camp.  Please do not send any nut products to camp with your child.  While we are a “Nut-Aware” camp, we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment.

Check out our lunch menu and all of the great daily options here: Lavner Camps ~ 2017 Lunch Menu


Please Note:  The lunch menu is subject to change.


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For more information, check out our links on the right side navigation of this page.  You can also email us at [email protected] or call our office at (610) 664-8800.  We are more than happy to help you with registration for camp and any questions you may have!