Frequently Asked Questions

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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:  Is Lavner Camps accredited?

Answer: Yes, we are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and seek to carry out standards to all of our other states!

Question #2:  What do CITs do at camp?

Answer:  Our CITs are encouraged to be very hands-on at camp!  CITs may help campers do things like roll dough for a homemade pizza, master dribbling techniques on the soccer field, demonstrate how to properly use a sewing machine, assist with learning lines for a play, help build a trap doors in Minecraft™, strategize with campers to find items in a scavenger hunt, brainstorm ideas and story lines for comic books, gear up for Math Olympics, give presentations in camp to demonstrate a skill, help design a cool App, and much more!

Question #3:  Who are your instructors?

Answer:  Our instructors are high level and are the very best out of a great pool of applicants we consider each year – Each year, we hire less than 8% of our 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 extremely knowledgeable in the subject area, are passionate about working with kids, highly responsible, and all have cleared background checks.  Instructors go through a rigorous orientation 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!  Most of our onsite 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 the daily operations at camp are running smoothly. Camp directors are available onsite to answer your questions, and are available by phone and email if you need to communicate with them during the day.  You may also communicate with staff from our central office.  These positions are highly sought out, and we hire the best.  Camp directors also work directly with our camp office, communicate on a daily basis, and offer great support to campers and instructors each day.  Our year-round office also employs regional camp directors who visit various camp locations each week to help ensure a high quality camp environment!

Question #5:  Are CITs hands-on?

Answer:  Absolutely!  Under the supervision of our experienced staff, CITs are very hands-on in assisting campers with camp activities each day and contributing to the overall camp environment.

Question #6:  How do you group the CITs each week?

Answer:  CITs are grouped with campers based upon age and ability.  Typically, CITs are grouped with younger campers.

Question #7:  Do your CITs improve their leadership skills at camp?

Answer:  Yes!  CITs are provided numerous different ways to help develop and strengthen their leadership skills throughout the summer.  CITs attend an orientation where they focus on leadership qualities and meet other like minded, young leaders.  CITs are given a journal to write daily entries, and are encouraged to reflect upon their entries throughout the summer to assess their progress.  Leadership conferences occur at least once a week with the CITs lead instructor (and sometimes the camp director) to have an open discussion about the CITs experience, and ways to continue to improve and develop their leadership throughout the week and summer.  And what’s better than hands on experience?  Each day, CITs have access to hands-on experiences where they build leadership skills in a variety of ways.  Our CITs also learn by doing!  We strongly encourage our CITs to be very engaged throughout the week, from  helping campers build and program a robot from scratch, to public speaking and demonstrations to a group, to developing relationships with instructors and campers alike!

Question #8:  How do you keep camp fun?

Answer:  We hire fun and dynamic instructors!  CITs have also applied for this program, so they already want to be there!  We also incorporate a number of breaks during the day with opportunities for recreation and socialization.  On Fridays, there is typically a grand finale that campers work towards – e.g. a Bake Off, Robowars tournament, Tennis Olympics, Fashion Show, Beta testing video games and Minecraft™ worlds etc…  Just wait until you see all of our amazing campers!  They select the specialty camps they want to be in, and they bring a passion and energy each camp week that is remarkable and inspiring!

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

Answer:  Camp safety is our number one goal.  We work hard all year long to make sure our camp safety is top notch.  We are accreddited by the American Camp Association in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and seek to carry our standards to all of our states. In addition, we hire very responsible staff and train them, which includes a test of our detailed handbook/procedure guide, 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.

Question #10:  Why should we choose Lavner Camps?

Answer:  At Lavner Camps, we are one of the leading camp organizations in the United States, and you will experience the difference.  Our mission is to provide the best camp experience available… and we do.  Here are some of the things that we offer to provide a great camp experience:

Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)

Attention to Safety

Top-Notch Camp Locations

Excellent Staff

Innovative Specialty Camps

“Cutting Edge” curriculum

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 succeeded and love Lavner Camps!

and so much more…!

 

 

Additional Questions:  If you have any additional questions, please email us at [email protected] or call our office at (888) 854-2267.  We welcome your questions and are happy to provide you with informative answers!

 

2019 Summer Camps

Specialty Camps
General Information:

TECH R3VOLUTION CAMP:

Day Camp:

CIT Leadership Program:

Private Lessons & Tutoring:

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