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Coding Camp 102 with Scratch

Ages 6-10

Camp Locations

2022 Scratch Coding Camps in Philadelphia PA, Main Line PA, Lower Gwynedd PA, Cherry Hill NJ, NYC Manhattan, Washington DC, Towson MD & St. Louis MO!

Success In Coding Starts Here.

Scratch is the perfect programming language to start out with. Scratch is designed to function like other programming languages, containing all of the logic and key elements of programming such as loops, variables, functions, and conditionals, but without the difficult syntax common in most languages.

This camp is perfect for campers who have already picked up on those fundamentals of Scratch, or are quick learners and strong in math. Once everyone has the basics down, we’ll show you what you can do with all of those tools by making awesome projects and games from Asteroids, to automatic code-breakers, to Mario-style platformer games.

We will also show you how to use some of the more advanced tools Scratch has to offer, such as lists and custom blocks, to create high score tables and more complex behavior. All in all, Scratch is a great language to hone your skills, make awesome games, and have some fun!

Each camper will leave camp with at least two projects.

Prerequisite: Students should have attended at least one session of our Coding 101 or have at least 15 independent hours of experience with Scratch. Otherwise, please start coding with us in our Scratch Coding 101 course!

Valuable Learning Opportunities

Prepare for Success In Coding

Scratch is a platform that is quick to pick up and intuitive for children who are beginners, but uses the same logic and tools of languages like Java and C++. It’s the perfect way to learn the logic and fundamentals of programming without getting overwhelmed by the syntax and complexity of professional languages.

Improve Logical Thinking Skills

At camp, we are working on more than just coding. Campers will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills that can be applied almost anywhere! Our campers benefit from this training at school and in life!

A Chance To Be Creative

Our curriculum is structured to ensure that our campers learn important coding concepts and fundamentals, but built to allow plenty of creativity and freedom when making projects. There are a ton of options to choose from, so there is always something for everyone at camp!

Improve Design Skills

In Scratch, designing is a large focus, and campers have the opportunity to make many choices while creating projects. Not only are campers learning to code – they are learning to create their own unique games and animations!

Invest in Your Child’s Education and Happiness

In today’s fast-paced, tech-driven society, learning and understanding programming is a huge step up for your child. This is a great opportunity for him or her to learn how to code in a structured environment with a focus on learning and fun!

Share Projects with Family & Friends

Scratch has a great built-in way to share your projects with others and see what other kids around the world have managed to create! What better way to show off your new skills and spread the love of coding!

Camp Take Homes
  • Camp Projects – CD with all projects (If you do not have a CD drive on your computer, please bring in a flash drive on Friday)
  • Next Generation Coding – Certificate of Excellence
  • Lavner Camps 2022 Special Edition T-Shirt
  • Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard

Coding 102 Camp Locations

Select a location below to see camp dates,
tuition, discounts, general info & more!

New Crypto Camps & Courses for 2022!

Dive into the exciting world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology with our Bitcoin Camp. Learn all about the what, who, and why of cryptocurrencies, the ins and outs of trading, and its financial, environmental, and cultural impacts across the globe. Also check out our Digital Art Camp with NFTs & Ethereum if you are interested in the future of digital art and collectibles, and our Financial Literacy for Kids camp!

Customize Your Own Converse or Vans Shoes at Our Graphic Design Camps!

Bring your creativity to life and expand your technical design skills as you personalize your very own Converse sneakers & t-shirt, Vans shoes & socks, or mask & hoodie! Gain invaluable industry insight behind the processes of graphic design and how you can create eye-catching pieces that will engage your audience and tell your story, all through personalized project-based learning.

Build. Code. Design. One Block at a Time.

Whether you are just starting to learn the ropes of Minecraft or have logged many hours working on your craft, we have a Minecraft camp for every kid out there. Make sure to check out 3D Minecraft, Harry Potter Minecraft, Minecraft Channel for YouTube, Minecraft World Builder, Vanilla Coding in Minecraft, and our National Minecraft Tournaments!

Master the World of Roblox!

Roblox offers a world of opportunity in game design, coding, multiplayer collabs and more! Join us for Roblox with Game Design, Roblox & Custom Obbys, Roblox with Lua Coding, and our National Roblox Tournaments. Roblox learning and fun is going to heat up this summer!

Calling All Future Medical Professionals!

This summer, immerse yourself in the rapidly growing field of technology and medicine. Explore some of the latest advancements in technology and how they have played a pivotal role in changing the world of medicine. Put the concepts you have learned into practice through applicable hands-on activities such as 3D modeling a prosthetic, performing a simulation surgery, optimizing a model for patient flow-through in hospitals, writing code, and much more.

Learn to Code and Set Yourself up for Success!

At our 2022 Coding Camps, our next generation of coders learn valuable computer science skills through project-based learning that will set them up for success in the future. It’s a digital world and everyone should learn how to code. Learn Scratch, Python, Java, C++ and more this summer. With our expertly designed curriculum and 20+ hours of coding instruction each week, we go far deeper than an after school club or hour of code program, and have tons of fun at the same time!

Build Your Digital Footprint!

Dive into the rapidly growing world where art and cryptocurrency collide as you create your own unique digital art masterpiece. Gain a deeper understanding of NFTs, how they work, and why they are changing the world of art. Learn about some of the world’s most popular NFTs, why some of these digital art pieces are selling for thousands or even millions of dollars, and how smart contracts can be executed on Ethereum!

Welcome to Lavner Camps!

Welcome to our general information section for camp. Click on the headings to the right to access camp information by topic. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our camp specialists at [email protected]888.854.CAMP (2267), or through our website chat feature.  We enjoy helping families plan incredible summer experiences for their children and look forward to assisting you!

***You can enroll for one or multiple weeks at any camp. If you enroll for multiple weeks in the same camp, you will move up in curriculum.  If you would like any assistance with scheduling camps for your child(ren), please let us know!***

Camp Hours

Camp Hours:

Regular Camp Hours: Regular camp hours are from 9:00am to 3:30pm.

Early Arrival: Early arrival is available from 8am to 9am.

Private Lessons/Extended Hours: We offer optional private lessons before and after camp. 45-minute private lessons take place from 8:00 to 8:45am and 3:30 to 4:15pm. 90-minute private lessons take place from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. Private lessons may be offered by our instructors either in-person, or virtually if the camp instructor is already booked and/or not available. Private lessons with our virtual instructors will still take place at camp using our computers.

Camp Enrollment

CAMP ENROLLMENT:

Camp enrollment is completed online. To access our enrollment portal, click on the “Enroll Now!” button on our website.

Payment for camp may be made by credit card or e-check.

There is a one-time $39 registration fee per child for the 2022 year. This allows each child to register for any camps, courses, tournaments, private tutoring, or other programs during 2022.

If you have any questions or issues regarding enrollment, please call our year-round office at 888.854.CAMP (2267) or email us at [email protected] for assistance.  If you would like to reserve your spots in camp and you choose to email us, please provide your phone number and the location/camp weeks you wish to enroll in (we will hold these spots for you for three business days).

Payment Options

Payment is accepted via credit card or cash.

There is a one-time $39 registration fee per child for the 2022 calendar year.

If enrolling prior to March 1, 2022, you have the following payment options:

•  In Full: Pay tuition in full at enrollment.
•  50/50: Pay 50% at enrollment, 50% on March 1, 2022.
•  $100 Down Per Week: Pay $100 per week at enrollment, and the balance in equal monthly installments through April, 2022.
• Customized: Contact our registration team for a customized payment plan.

•  Selecting an option other than Pay In Full will schedule automatic payments for the remaining balance.
•  Payments are applied equally to each camp week and cannot be transferred from one week of camp to another.
•  Payments made by cash should be dropped off at our year-round office at the time of enrollment, and a receipt will be provided.

Consent Form

When enrolling in camp, you must complete the entire Camper Enrollment Form for each child, which contains a consent form that must be signed by a legal guardian.  If you enrolled over the phone, our office will start your enrollment, but you still need to complete your enrollment online, which includes completing/submitting the Camper Enrollment Form.  If you do not complete our consent form but send your child to camp, this is considered implied consent to the terms and conditions listed in our consent form. If you are having trouble accessing online enrollment, you must print the consent form and scan/email it to [email protected] prior to your child attending camp. The consent form constitutes the entire agreement and no section of the consent form may be waived by any other writings or methods of communication.

Camp Medical Form

To provide us with your child’s medical form, please upload your camper health form to your online account or scan/email your form to [email protected], prior to your child’s first scheduled day of camp.

You may submit the health form that you used for your child’s school this school year or submit the following form:

Camper-Health-History-Form

Minimum Grade Requirement

The minimum grade requirement is the completion of Kindergarten prior to the start of your child’s camp.

Camp Tuition

Please visit your Specialty Day Camp webpage and select your desired location for the camp tuition, which can be found in the summer camp schedule.

Private Lessons at Camp

Private lessons are offered at many of our specialty day camps.  You may book an AM lesson from 8:00am to 8:45am and a PM lesson from 3:30pm to 4:15pm or 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

If your child is enrolled for a private lesson before camp, early arrival coverage is included in the cost of the private lesson on that day.

  • Lessons are offered in the subject matter of your child’s camp and tailored to your child’s ability level.
  • Private lessons are only offered to campers in attendance during that camp week.
  • All lessons should be booked via online enrollment.  Spots are limited!

Cancellation Policy

Enrollment Policy. You can enroll with confidence at Lavner Camps. Click here to view our Worry-Free Enrollment Policy which outlines our policy for changes of weeks, cancellations, and postponements.

E-Learning Backup Option

If Lavner Camps is unable to hold camp at a location, it may at its sole discretion offer camp at another nearby location or through e-learning.

Change of Camp Weeks

Change of Camp Weeks: Families have the option of unlimited fee-free changes up until 30 days before the start of your camp. Within 30 days, there is a $25 fee per camp week (per child).

The new camp or camp dates requested are subject to availability.  We do our best to accommodate all requests.

•  A change of camp pertains to either a change of dates, change of camp, or change of location.
• A Change of Week request must be made by the Tuesday (5:00pm ET) prior to the upcoming camp week.
• A difference in camp tuition may apply. Refunds are not issued for campers who switch into a less expensive camp.
• Change of Camp Week requests must be made directly to our office by emailing [email protected].
• Change of weeks can only be made within the same summer (i.e., a camp week in Summer 2022 can only be changed to another camp week in 2022).

Camp Communique

The Camp Communique includes additional information specific to each location. Communique will include detailed information for your location, week, and courses including drop off/pickup information, what to bring to camp, campus maps and directions, and more.

Links to Summer 2022 Camp Communique will be posted as they become available, and sent via email to all registered families!

Covid-19 Protocol

To view our Covid-19 Protocol, please visit our Covid-19 Resource Page and check back for updates.

Snack Period

A snack period is offered each day for 15 minutes to give a chance for campers to take a break, eat a tasty snack, and to socialize!  Campers should bring their own, nut-free snack to camp.

Water Breaks

Campers have access to water breaks as needed. Instructors ensure that our campers are taking ample water breaks throughout the camp day.

Recess Period

A recess period is offered each day following lunch.  Recess can consist of games providing options for exercise, team play, and lots of fun!  Recess is typically 45-50 minutes and and takes place outside, weather permitting.

Authorized Individuals to Pick Up a Camper

In order for an individual to pick up and sign out your child from camp, he/she must (1) be listed on your online Camper Enrollment Form as an authorized individual to pick up your child and (2) present a valid driver’s license or government issued photo ID.  The Camper Enrollment Form is the form you completed during online enrollment, and the question pertaining to Authorized Individuals to drop off/pick up is on the first page of this form.  All Authorized Individuals must be listed on your Camper Enrollment Form by the Friday prior to your child’s upcoming camp week.  All amendments of authorized individuals (additions or deletions) must be made by the primary account holder on the Camper Enrollment Form.  To log into your account, click on “Login” at the top of the website.

Extended Hours

Early Arrival is from 8:00am to 9:00am.  If you drop off your child prior to 8:45am it is considered Early Arrival and your account will be billed for early arrival (if not previously enrolled for early arrival).

Extended Day is from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.  If you pick up your child after 3:45pm it is considered Extended Day and your account will be billed for extended day (if not previously enrolled for extended day).

We also offer optional private lessons before and after camp. 45-minute private lessons take place from 8:00 to 8:45am and 3:30 to 4:15pm. 90-minute private lessons take place from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

Registration:

If you would like to book Early Arrival, Extended Day, and/or Private Lessons, please do so by the Friday prior to your child’s upcoming camp week.  If you need to add any of these options during the camp week, please send your request directly to [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate you (and will charge your credit card on file).

If your child attends Early Arrival or Extended Day and it was not previously scheduled and paid for, our office reserves the right to bill the method of payment in your account (i.e. charge your credit card on file).

While we do ask that you book in advance, we are flexible and will work to accommodate your requests even if made during the camp week!

Optional Lunch Program

Campers may sign up for our catered lunch program, or can bring their own nut-free lunch from home.

If signing your camper up for our catered lunch program, please do so in your online account by the Friday prior to your child’s upcoming camp week.  If you need to add any of these options during the camp week, please send your request directly to [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate you (and will charge your credit card on file).

Lunch menus will be available on the specific camp location pages in the Spring.

If your child does not bring a lunch to camp and is not signed up for our lunch program, we will purchase lunch for your child that day and bill the method of payment in your account (i.e. charge your credit card on file).

Nut-Aware Camp

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.

Medication Storage and Administration

For the safety of our campers, all drugs (medications) are stored under lock and key except when in the controlled possession of the person responsible for administering them.  For prescription drugs (medication), they are given only under the specific instruction/directions of a licensed physician.  For nonprescription drugs (medication), they are given under the signed instructions of the parents or legal guardian or signed instructions from the camper’s physician.

Online Household Information

When you create your online account with Lavner Education, please make sure to include your address and any important contact phone numbers (home, cell, work) and additional/emergency contacts.

Lavner Camps Apparel

Free t-shirt:  Every camper receives one white “Lavner Camps!” t-shirt.
Additional Lavner Camps apparel is available for purchase from The Lavner Camps Store at any time.

Behavioral Policy

Lavner Education reserves the absolute right to dismiss a camper without refund for any behavior (1) that threatens or endangers the welfare and/or the safety of any camper, instructor, or any other person involved with the camp, (2) is disruptive to the overall camp environment, which interferes with the beneficial use and enjoyment by campers and staff, or (3) for any form of bullying of other campers or disrespectful behavior to camp authority.

Lavner Education emphasizes a safe, fun, and healthy camp environment that fosters learning and friendship, and appropriate camp behavior is essential to a great overall experience for everyone involved.  It is imperative that every camper feels included, safe, and part of our camp community.

Campers must be potty trained in order to attend camp. A potty trained camper is someone who can 1) communicate to an instructor that he/she needs to go to the restroom, 2) be able to stop what he/she is doing, to go and use the restroom, 3) utilize the restroom facilities without any assistance and 4) postpone going to the bathroom for up to 10 minutes if they must wait for someone who is in the restroom or if they are not near a restroom. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be made for campers with disabilities.

Camper Electronic Device Policy

Campers are not permitted to use cell phones, personal computers, or any other electronic devices that connect to the internet while at camp except for camp owned computers used for camp purposes or unless otherwise determined by the camp.  “While at camp” pertains to all times that a camper is on location at camp.  If you would like to get in touch with your child during the camp day, please contact our onsite camp director.  The onsite camp director’s contact information (name, phone, and email) will be listed on the chalkboard at the sign in location.  During the camp week, you may also contact our main office ([email protected] or 888.854.2267) to obtain the contact information for the onsite director.  Additionally, if your child would like to contact you during the camp day, he/she may contact you through the camp director or camp instructor.

Project Completion

We strive to have every camper complete the project minimums for each camp per the camp descriptions, however, this also requires the active participation and attendance of the camper.

Personal Property Policy

Campers may bring personal items/equipment to camp, but Lavner Education is not responsible or liable for any personal equipment that is lost, stolen, or broken.

"Lost and Found" Policy

Lavner Education is not responsible or liable for any personal items/equipment that is left behind at camp.  Lost and Found items/equipment may be held at camp until the last day of camp.  Any remaining Lost and Found items/equipment will be discarded/recycled at the end of the camp season.

Account Balances

If your child arrives at camp and you have an account balance, Lavner Education reserves the right to process your credit card on file for the camp week. If after attending camp you still have an account balance, Lavner Education reserves the right to process your payment method on file during scheduled billing cycles.

Tax Benefits

You may qualify for tax benefits through the dependent care credit for camp.  Don’t forget to check with your accountant to see if you qualify!

Financial Aid

Due to constraints as as result of the Covid-19 pandemic, our financial aid program has been postponed to 2023.

New and Amended Camp Policies

To ensure a safe and productive camp environment, Lavner Education reserves the right to add or amend camp policies at any time.  All current policies can be found at www.lavnercampsandprograms.com in real time. Please feel free to check back on our website for updates.

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have!

Office: 888.854.CAMP (2267)

Email: [email protected]

Website Chat!

Summer Camp Locations

Our PREMIER camp locations are an important part of our formula for a top-notch camp experience.  

Our locations are situated on beautiful campuses offering convenience, great facilities, functional classroom space with air conditioning, attractive eating areas, spacious areas for outdoor recreation, and so much more! Our campers “experience the difference” at Lavner Camps!

PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA METRO AREA SUMMER CAMPS:

Germantown Academy Camps  340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary Camps  816 Norristown Road, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002

St. Peter’s School Camps – 319 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

University of Pennsylvania Camps – Houston Hall – 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Valley Forge Educational Services Camps – 1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, PA 19355

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


NEW JERSEY SUMMER CAMPS:

Katz JCC Camps – 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Montclair State University Camps – 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043


NEW YORK CITY – MANHATTAN SUMMER CAMPS:

New York University Camps – Kimmel Center – 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012


WASHINGTON D.C. – GEORGETOWN AREA SUMMER CAMPS:

George Washington University Camps (Mount Vernon Campus) – 2100 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007

MISSOURI – ST. LOUIS SUMMER CAMPS:

Washington University in St. Louis Camps (Danforth Campus) – 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, 63130

 

Our Camp Tech Revolution Locations Include Nord Anglia International School (Manhattan, NY), New York Institute of Technology – Long Island (Old Westbury, NY), Adelphi University (Garden City, NY), The Bryn Mawr School (Baltimore, MD), UCLA (Los Angeles, CA), UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA), Rice University (Houston, TX), The University of Washington (Seattle, WA), The Mount Vernon School (Atlanta, GA), University of Denver (Denver, CO), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart (Miami, FL).

A Sample Day at Camp

Camp days are fun and exciting, and no day is just “typical” at Lavner Camps! However, we believe that organization and structure are the foundation of a great camp experience. We offer a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, and our schedule is optimized for specialized learning, socialization, and fun.

Below is a “typical” schedule for campers attending our specialty day camps:

Regular camp hours are 9am to 3:30pm. Early Arrival is available beginning at 8am and Extended Day is available until 6pm.

2022 Sample Daily Camp Schedule

8:00am to 9:00am – Early Arrival (Optional)

8:00am to 8:45am – AM Private Lessons (Optional)

8:45am to 9:00am – Camper Drop Off & Sign In

9:00am to 9:15am – Morning Group (Attendance & Review of Daily Activities)

9:15 am to 10:15am – Specialized Camp Activity (e.g. Robotics, Fashion, Coding, etc…)

10:15am to 10:30am – Snack Time

10:30am to 11:30am – Specialized Camp Activity

11:30am to 1:00pm – Lunch & Supervised Recess (Sports, Socialization & Fun!)*

*Lunch/Recess may be subject to variable times based on Covid-19 protocol.

1:00pm to 2:00pm – Specialized Camp Activity

2:00pm to 2:15pm – Optional Break Period

2:15pm to 3:15pm – Specialized Camp Activity

3:15pm to 3:30pm – Afternoon Group (Review of Daily Accomplishments & Next Day’s Schedule)

3:30pm to 3:45pm – Camper Pick Up & Sign Out

3:30pm to 4:15pm – PM Private Lessons (Optional)

3:30pm to 5:00pm – PM Private Lessons (Optional)

3:30pm to 6:00pm – Extended Day (Optional)

***Project Showcase Events are typically scheduled to commence at camp on Fridays at 2:45pm.  For 2022, these events are open to campers and staff only***

Private Lessons at Camp

Improve Your Skills with Private Instruction!

So many of our campers are passionate about the specialty programs they are participating in and want to further improve and develop the skills taught in camp. Private lessons are a great way to do this!

Private lessons are offered at many of our specialty day camps.  You may book an AM lesson from 8:00am to 8:45am and a PM lesson from 3:30pm to 4:15pm or 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

If your child is enrolled for a private lesson before camp, early arrival coverage is included in the cost of the private lesson on that day.

•  Lessons are offered in the subject matter of your child’s camp and tailored to your child’s ability level.
•  Private lessons are only offered to campers in attendance during that camp week.
•  All lessons should be booked via online enrollment.  Spots are limited!

One-on-one private instruction is an excellent way for campers to learn at their own pace, gain a better understanding and mastery of the skills and subject material, and enhance their experience at camp. Our instructors are friendly and supportive, and understand that every camper learns at their own pace. Our private lessons are designed to be hands-on and very focused, which enables the instructor and camper to concentrate on improving both strengths and weaknesses. Lessons are tailored to the specific camper, and in some instances, campers may use the private lessons to go above and beyond the camp curriculum in an educational and informative manner with the help of the instructor. Private lessons are optional, and are within the subject matter of the camp your child is attending that week.

Private lessons are limited and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis! Campers have the option to purchase more than one private lesson per week, and each lesson builds upon the progress made at camp and in previous lessons.

In addition to being a great supplement to the camp week, private lessons are convenient! Lessons occur either before camp (during Early Arrival) or immediately after camp.

Private lessons can be booked when enrolling for camp, or by contacting our office via email at [email protected] or by calling one of our camp specialists at 888.854.CAMP (2267). If you already enrolled and want to add lessons, you can log back into your account and add them at any time, subject to availability.

*The purchase of private lessons is considered camp tuition and falls under the terms & conditions provided on www.lavnercampsandprograms.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our camp families ask us many great questions about our summer camps.  Below are a list of 10 questions that are frequently asked.  If you have a question that is not listed, please send it our way!  

Question #1:  Are your camps accredited?

Answer:  Yes, we are accredited by the American Camp Association in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and carry our practices to other states. The American Camp Association provides a guideline of hundreds of standards, and conducts site visits for re-accreditation. It is a lot of work to become and remain accredited; our commitment shows the dedication that we have to providing a safe and healthy environment for our campers, and our overall commitment to excellence and your child!

Question #2:  What are your staff to camper ratios?

Answer:  We guarantee a max staff-to-camper ratio of 1:4 to 1:8…or better! We invest in great staff and low ratios to ensure the best camp experience for your child, which is what counts the most!

Question #3:  Who are your instructors?

Answer:  Our instructors are high level and are the very best out of a large pool of qualified applicants we consider. Each year, we hire less than 3% of applicants. Typically, our lead instructors consist of teachers, college professors, undergrad/grad students from excellent colleges/universities, and the occasional superstar student entering college in the fall. Assistant instructors typically consist of accomplished rising seniors. Our instructors are knowledgeable in the subject area, passionate about working with kids, highly responsible, and have cleared background checks. Instructors go through a rigorous orientation and training prior to the summer camp season and have constant support from onsite camp directors and our central office. We put them in a position to succeed…and they do!

Question #4:  Do you have an on-site camp director?

Answer:  Yes! Many of our on-site directors are full-time teachers during the school year. Our on-site camp directors manage each camp location. They are trained to make sure that daily operations at camp are running smoothly, and are also CPR and First Aid certified. Camp directors are available on site to answer your questions, and are available by phone and email if you need to communicate with them during the day. Our central office also employs regional directors who visit camp locations to help ensure a high quality camp environment!

Question #5:  Do campers usually attend for one week or more than one week?

Answer:  Camper attendance varies.  Most campers attend for multiple weeks, either in the same camp or in a variety of camps.  Our camps have multiple levels of curricula and lots of additional activities and projects for all skill levels.

Question #6:  How do you group the campers at camp?

Answer:  Campers are grouped by age and ability. We run multiple levels of curricula, allowing for campers to attend camp with us at any time during the summer, even if they are beginners. Our campers can sign up for any week and be placed appropriately in camp. This provides our camp families with maximum flexibility.

Question #7:  Do your campers improve at camp?

Answer:  Yes! Campers receive approximately 22-25 hours of concentrated time in their camp activity per week. This, combined with our cutting-edge curriculum and high-level instructors, allows our campers to improve a lot! Camper improvement is the cornerstone of our Specialty Camps and is what allows us to be successful!

Question #8:  How do you keep camp fun?

Answer:  We hire fun and dynamic instructors, and focus on creating an awesome camp culture! Campers are also attending a specialty camp of their choice, so they already want to be there! We incorporate a number of breaks during the day with opportunities for recreation and socialization. On Fridays, there is typically a grand finale/showcase that campers work towards – e.g. Bake Off, ROBOWARS Tournament, Tennis Olympics, Fashion Show, Beta Testing Projects. We receive tons of emails from happy parents…our campers truly love camp!

Question #9:  How do you create a safe camp environment?

Answer:  Camp safety is our #1 goal. We work hard all year long to make sure our camp safety is top notch. We are ACA accredited and follow extensive guidelines. We hire very responsible staff and train them in our procedures and best practices, employ procedures that promote safety and supervision, and are in constant communication. We also implement a behavioral policy that is strict but fair and requires that all campers exude good behavior, do not engage in bullying, and contribute to a safe and welcoming camp environment. Your child is our #1 priority, which means that the safety of our campers is our first concern. For our Covid-19 protocol, please visit our Covid-19 Resource Page.

Question #10:  Why should we choose Lavner Camps?

Answer:  Lavner Education is the World Leader in summer enrichment camps.  At Lavner Education, you will truly “experience the difference.” Our mission is to provide the best camp experience available… and we do.  We understand choosing Lavner Camps is an investment in your child. Our camp programs are designed to empower your child, help them reach their potential, build self-confidence, and develop the skills for success. Join us at any of our 25+ prestigious camp locations nationwide!

Here are some of the things that we offer to provide a great camp experience:

Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)

Safety Is Our #1 Priority

Top-Notch Camp Locations

Excellent Staff

Expert Leadership Team – Camp Professionals who drive our mission of camp excellence full-time, and have years of summer camp experience and educational backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Penn Engineering, Cornell University, Brandeis University, Villanova University, EMU, UM – School of Education, Columbia University, Harvard University – Graduate School of Education and more!

Innovative Summer Camps

“Cutting Edge” curriculum

Skill Development For Your Child

A camp office that believes in excellent customer service and communication with our camp families

Camp owners who are passionate and hands-on!

Extremely high retention rate of campers and growing each year! Especially through word of mouth referrals!

Incredible media coverage – local and national!

A proven track record of thousands of campers who have succeeded and love Lavner Camps!

and so much more…!

Additional Questions:  If you have any additional questions, please email us at [email protected], call our year-round office at 888.854.CAMP (2267), or send us a message on our website chat.  We welcome your questions and are happy to provide you with informative answers!

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Specialty Day Camps!

There are many reasons to attend Lavner Camps!  Here are our top 10 (in no particular order):

1.  We are the World Leader in Specialty Camps.  Our campers specialize in an area of interest each week, and our mission is to provide the best camp experiences for your child. We lead the pack in cutting-edge learning, innovation, and fun!

2.  Our huge selection of 50+ Specialty Camps allows our campers to focus on specialized areas of interest and improve their skills. There is something for everybody at Lavner Camps!

3.  Safety is our #1 priority!  We are accredited by the American Camp Association in PA and NJ, and carry our standards to other states. The ACA has hundreds of guidelines for accreditation, covering health, wellness, operation, safety, and more, and they conduct site visits for re-accreditation. We invest in the ACA accreditation because our campers deserve the best!

4. Our in-house experts work year-round to develop innovative and cutting-edge curricula that give our campers the tools to succeed. We ignite passion and learning at your child’s pace! Join us to see why thousands of campers love to participate and thrive at Lavner Camps.

5.  We offer high quality camps at a great value.  We want your dollars to see dividends in your child’s happiness, improvement of skill sets, passion for learning, and friendships gained. We take pride in creating value for your family, and work hard to ensure the success and happiness of your child!

6.  We hire talented staff who are passionate about teaching, knowledgeable in the subject matter, and highly responsible. We hire less than 3% of applicants and many of our instructors come from top-tier/Ivy League schools!

7.  First Class Camp Locations.  Your child will have an awesome camp experience on a beautiful, spacious campus with great amenities!

8.  Excellent communication with our camp families.  We want to communicate with you to make sure your child gets into the camp he or she wants, and to ensure that the camp experience is a great one. Reach out to us any time; our customer service is A+!

9.  We employ full-time Sports, Technology and Arts Departments dedicated year-round to researching, developing, and delivering cutting-edge Specialty Camps. Our Expert Leadership Team has backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Cornell University, Brandeis University, Villanova University, Columbia University, Harvard University – Graduate School of Education and more, and drives excellence in everything we do!

10.  It starts at the top! Justin and Michael Lavner, and our entire Leadership Team, are extremely hands-on and passionate about offering our camp families the best experience possible. Justin and Michael attended camp for many years as children, worked at camps, and eat, sleep, and breathe Lavner Camps! We are an organization that loves learning and fun, and are dedicated to your child’s success and happiness!

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