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    2021 Summer Tech Camps and STEM Camps at Germantown Academy in Ft. Washington PA

    Lavner Camps at Germantown Academy

    340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034

    Award-Winning Lavner Camps
    Boys & Girls • Ages 6-14
    June 21 to August 13, 2021. Enroll for 1 or More Weeks.

    Cutting-Edge Summer Camps.  Proprietary Expert Curricula.  Talented Instructors.  Dynamic Programming.  Hands-On Learning.  Prestigious Locations.  An Emphasis on Fun.  Building Confidence.  Developing Life Skills.  We Champion Your Champion™.  Accredited by the American Camp Association.

    Exclusively at Lavner Camps®

    The World Leader in Summer Enrichment Camps.  Lavner Camps is created by a leadership team with educational backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Columbia University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, UCLA Graduate School of Educational Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and more. Lavner Camps is filled with experiential, hands-on learning, collaboration, excitement, and cutting-edge topics in STEM, Technology & The Arts. Our proprietary curricula is designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced campers in all age groups, so campers can progress each week. With a guaranteed max staff to camper ratio of 1:5 to 1:10, we offer the premier summer camp experience for ages 6 to 14.

    Success Starts Here.  Our camps offer the latest in STEM, Technology & The Arts, giving campers the opportunity to take their creativity to new heights, turn their ideas into reality, and gain the tools to achieve and exceed their goals. Our campers can learn how to Build and Code Robots, Work with Artificial Intelligence, Create Custom Vans Sneakers, Produce Digital Music, Join a Digital Rock Band, Mod in Minecraft, Design in Roblox, Code in Java and Python, Use Green Screens, Build Games and Apps, Learn Digital Citizenship, and so much more!

    Love What You Do.  Our GA campers choose from 10+ cutting-edge camps and work with some of the most exciting topics in STEM, Technology & The Arts, all on the beautiful Germantown Academy private school campus. Campers specialize in one area of interest each week, fully immersing themselves in the subject matter of their choice. This unique model, in conjunction with our talented instructors and proprietary curriculum, positions our campers to learn a lot, create awesome projects, and truly build skills in areas they are passionate about. Campers benefit from our talented instructors (we hire less than 5% of applicants) and plenty of personalized attention. We also allow for break times and opportunities for socialization. This holistic approach promotes a healthy balance of learning, friendship, and fun, which is essential as part of a great camp experience.

    We Champion Your Champion™.  Lavner Camps is unlike any other camp and has truly changed the summer camp industry. With our commitment to providing our camp families with a great experience nationwide, Lavner Camps takes pride in leading the way and empowering our campers to reach new heights. The Lavner Camps experience is not only a pathway to success for our campers, it is also an amazing journey on which campers can learn life skills, build self-confidence, and make great friends and connections along the way.

    A Great Investment In Your Child.  Lavner Camps is an investment in your child. Through experiential learning and top-notch experiences, our campers gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to put them on a path for success. Lavner Camps offers many great camp options each week, allowing you the flexibility to customize a unique summer schedule for your child. If you would like our assistance in planning your child’s summer at Lavner Camps, we are always happy to help! Just call our camp specialists at 610.664.8800, send us an email, or chat with us online.

    2021 Camp Packet.  Our 2021 Camp Packet containing important “need to know” information for camp will be available in the Spring. If you enroll prior to Spring, we will email you when the camp packet is available!

    2021 Enrollment. Enroll in our 2021 Summer Camps at Germantown Academy at gacamp.org.

    Terms & Conditions.  By sending your child to Lavner Camps, you agree to our terms and conditions which can be viewed here.

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    2021 Summer Camp Schedule – 12 STEM Enrichment Camps! 

    Weekly Camps - Ages 6 to 14
    Camp
    Type
    June
    21-25
    June
    28-July 2
    July
    5-9
    July
    12-16
    July
    19-23
    July
    26-30
    Aug
    2-6
    Aug
    9-13
    3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft Camp
    Ages 7-12
    Camp Description >
    STEM
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    Minecraft Camp with Harry Potter-Themed Builds & Events
    Ages 7-12
    Camp Description >
    STEM
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    Minecraft Camp - World Builder & Competitions
    Ages 10-14
    Camp Description >
    STEM
    $599
    Open
    Roblox Camp with Game Design & Competitions
    Ages 7-12
    Camp Description >
    STEM
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    Roblox Camp with Custom Obbys & Lua Coding
    Ages 9-13
    Camp Description >
    STEM
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    Spy Camp with Among Us
    Ages 7-10
    Camp Description >
    STEM
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    Among Us Camp with Strategy & Game Theory
    Ages 10-14
    Camp Description >
    STEM
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    Coding Camp 101 with Scratch
    Ages 6-10
    Camp Description >
    STEM
    $599
    Open
    $599
    Open
    Coding Camp with Python
    Ages 10-14
    Camp Description >
    STEM
    $649
    Open
    $649
    Open
    YouTube Camp - Video Production & Vlogs
    Ages 8-12
    Camp Description >
    STEM
    Arts
    $619
    Open
    $619
    Open
    Graphic Design Camp - Custom Converse Sneakers & T-Shirt Design
    Ages 8-12
    Camp Description >
    STEM
    Arts
    $649
    Open
    $649
    Open
    Graphic Design Camp - Custom Masks & Hoodies
    Ages 8-12
    Camp Description >
    STEM
    Arts
    $649
    Open
    3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft Camp
    Ages 7-12 STEM
    Dates & Tuition Camp Description
    June 21-25 Open $599
    July 12-16 Open $599
    July 26-30 Open $599
    Aug 9-13 Open $599

    The Ultimate Minecraft™ Camp.

    At Minecraft™ Camp, utilize your creativity, learn and improve your skills, and work individually or collaboratively in an exclusive virtual world on our own private servers!

    Valuable Learning Opportunities include individual/multi-player builds, installing and using mods, survival & scratch crafting recipes, customizing Minecraft™ maps, utilizing redstone & electrical circuits, game design, working with multiplayer servers, building competitions, and weekly Minecraft™ tournaments!

    Camp Take-Homes: Camp project(s), a Minecraft Camp Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard. 

    Minecraft Camp with Harry Potter-Themed Builds & Events
    Ages 7-12 STEM
    Dates & Tuition Camp Description
    June 28-July 2 Open $599
    July 5-9 Open $599
    July 19-23 Open $599
    Aug 2-6 Open $599

    The Magic of Minecraft™ at Your Fingertips.

    At Minecraft™ – Harry Potter Custom Builds & Events, get immersed in the world of Harry Potter within Minecraft™ by designing and building some of the famous buildings from the Harry Potter universe, using redstone to create magic special effects, as well as using a custom magic plugin to design and create magic Harry Potter-themed minigames.

    Valuable Learning Opportunities include building and designing re-creations of Harry Potter builds using reference images and blueprints, using redstone to design special effects to enhance the builds, learning about plugins, going on an epic Harry Potter-themed adventure, experimenting with a custom magic plugin, and using the magic plugin to design custom minigames for the end of the week!

    Camp Take-Homes: Camp project(s), a Minecraft Camp Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard. 

    Minecraft Camp - World Builder & Competitions
    Ages 10-14 STEM
    Dates & Tuition Camp Description
    July 5-9 Open $599

    Take Your Minecraft Skills to the Next Level.

    As one of the world’s leading Minecraft™ Camps, we offer Minecraft™ World Builder for campers with Minecraft™ experience who want to dive deeper into intermediate/advanced gameplay and map construction in Minecraft™. Students work in teams to complete large-scale cooperative projects and participate in survival challenges and minigame competitions. Campers also learn how to do cool things like install and work with mods, make advanced redstone circuits, and use command blocks. Each day, campers are presented with a new survival challenge and a new construction goal. On Thursdays and Fridays campers build minigames and participate in weekly tournaments! The excitement is off the charts!

    Valuable Learning Opportunities include building survival skills, advanced redstone lessons, learning how to use command blocks, high level teamwork and communication, and tournament competitions!

    Camp Take-Homes: Camp project(s), a Minecraft Camp Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard. 

    Roblox Camp with Game Design & Competitions
    Ages 7-12 STEM
    Dates & Tuition Camp Description
    July 5-9 Open $599
    July 12-16 Open $599
    Aug 2-6 Open $599
    Aug 9-13 Open $599

    Build Skills.  Compete.  Have Fun.  Repeat.

    At Roblox Camp, campers design and create their own 3D worlds. Choosing from a variety of different templates, campers can select their type of world and customize their environment. Add awesome features such as drawbridges, scoreboards, clocks, traps, power ups, and customized terrain! With so many options to include, campers can create a game that is unique, fast-paced, and fun! Lessons in camp cover LUA Programming to power different features in Roblox. Campers can also learn how to add characters to their environment and code cool features such as player health. 

    Valuable Learning Opportunities include exposure to building, engineering, and programming, as well as practice collaborating with others in multiplayer servers and tournament competitions! 

    Camp Take-Homes: A Roblox Game Design Camp – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard. 

    Roblox Camp with Custom Obbys & Lua Coding
    Ages 9-13 STEM
    Dates & Tuition Camp Description
    June 28-July 2 Open $599
    July 19-23 Open $599

    Build Skills.  Design.  Code.  Repeat.
    New Projects and Competitions for 2021!

    Roblox is an amazing program that lets you design and play unique and fun games. This course focuses on creating your very own obbys. An obby, short for obstacle course, is a series of platforms and challenges that players have to jump through and navigate correctly to reach an end goal. Campers learn how to design and model a course like this in a 3-dimensional environment. 

    Once campers have created their first Obby, they’ll learn how to customize it by changing colors, creating moving platforms and more.

    In this course, we also focus on programming and creating games using Roblox Studio and the programming language Lua. Lua is a high-level programming language that we can use to code features like traps, powerups, scoreboards, character movement, and more in Roblox! 

    Campers will also get the chance to participate in fun games and challenges each day. With a variety of fun Roblox games and a little competition, campers will have a blast and learn special tricks and strategies along the way.

    Valuable Learning Opportunities: Learn to make your own games, Become an expert at a variety of Roblox games, learn to code using Lua.

    Camp Take-Homes: Roblox Camp – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard. 

    Spy Camp with Among Us
    Ages 7-10 STEM
    Dates & Tuition Camp Description
    June 21-25 Open $599
    June 28-July 2 Open $599
    July 26-30 Open $599
    Aug 2-6 Open $599
    Aug 9-13 Open $599

    Calling All Agents. There Is an Imposter Among Us!

    Calling all agents. There is an imposter among us! We need you to use your special skills and deductive reasoning to determine who is sus and help us take them down.

    Hone your spy skills with special lessons that will teach you how to tell when someone is lying, how to go undetected and gain trust, and other important abilities that every spy needs.

    Campers will play the new hit game Among Us and learn how to solve the case quickly as an expert detective and pull off impressive imposter plays that will shock their friends! Campers will  learn special strategies, play fun and hilarious settings, and compete in exciting camp tournaments! All competitions will be held in private Lavner Camps Lobbies with supervision. 

    To maintain secrecy, agents will develop their own secret code, so they can send messages to each other or their friends without appearing sus. All agents will also design their own spy logo and receive a T-shirt with that logo in the mail.

    Each day a camper will be selected at random to be the “imposter” and will have special missions they need to complete without detection from the rest of the camp. Do you think you have what it takes to pull it off?

    Camp Take-Homes: Among Us – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

    Among Us Camp with Strategy & Game Theory
    Ages 10-14 STEM
    Dates & Tuition Camp Description
    June 21-25 Open $599
    July 19-23 Open $599
    Aug 9-13 Open $599

    Take Your Among Us Skills to the Next Level.

    In this camp, you will learn how to break down, study, and improve your gameplay. You will learn how to use your observation skills and deductive reasoning in a variety of games and social experiments to determine the best plays and learn how to win!

    Play the new hit game Among Us and learn tips and tricks to help go undetected and beat your friends with 200 IQ plays or sus out the imposter and win the game! Campers will play Among Us, learn strategies to improve their gameplay, and compete in fun camp tournaments! All competitions will be held in private Lavner Camps Lobbies with supervision. 

    We will also learn how to solve logic games, count cards, and explore fascinating experiments to see how people act and why! Examining strategies like these can help you succeed in gameplay and beyond! Understanding and solving logic games teaches you how to think critically and use deductive reasoning – skills which are useful everywhere in life!

    Coding Camp 101 with Scratch
    Ages 6-10 STEM
    Dates & Tuition Camp Description
    July 19-23 Open $599
    Aug 2-6 Open $599

    Get A Head Start In Coding.

    Campers gain great experience with computer science using Scratch is a program designed to code, create, and share projects. Scratch uses a custom programming language that is easy to understand. By moving and combining blocks of code, campers develop their own super cool animation projects. Campers can also make their animations interactive by including instructions, designing their character’s costumes, adding unique background images and sounds, and programming characters to dance, sing, talk, and more!

    Valuable Learning Opportunities include preparing for success in coding, improving logical thinking skills, and building creativity and design skills. 

    Camp Take-Homes: At least two projects, a Coding Camp 101 Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

    Coding Camp with Python
    Ages 10-14 STEM
    Dates & Tuition Camp Description
    July 12-16 Open $649
    July 26-30 Open $649

    Make an Impact With Python™.

    Code cool graphics, games, and programs! Campers benefit from clean syntax and other streamlined attributes within Python™ that provide a new approach to learning and understanding programming. With Python™, coders can often write code more quickly, allowing them to produce project results in a shorter period of time.

    Valuable Learning Opportunities include creating programming concepts, developing logical thinking skills, and coding impressive and entertaining projects taught throughout the week!

    Camp Take-Homes: At least one Python Project, a Python Camp Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

    YouTube Camp - Video Production & Vlogs
    Ages 8-12 STEM Arts
    Dates & Tuition Camp Description
    July 5-9 Open $619
    July 26-30 Open $619

    YouTube Video Production camp is being offered exclusively as a Virtual Camp for Summer 2021. Visit our Virtual Summer Tech Camps page for more information.

    Please note, this camp will not take place at the camp location – all campers will participate online from home.

    Graphic Design Camp - Custom Converse Sneakers & T-Shirt Design
    Ages 8-12 STEM Arts
    Dates & Tuition Camp Description
    June 21-25 Open $649
    July 12-16 Open $649

    Create the Next Big Brand.

    Campers express their creativity and learn practical and technical computer skills by launching their very own brand and apparel line! Using graphic design software, campers complement their creativity with the proper technical skills to produce designs that communicate messages and leave lasting visual impressions. Campers create their own custom designs for a pair of white Converse sneakers and two shirts!

    Valuable Learning Opportunities include gaining knowledge of typography, pure design elements like colors, shapes, and images, as well as design skills to organize and convey information, strengthen conceptual skills, and produce clean and effective work product.

    Camp Take-Homes: Custom Converse Sneakers with your customized design and two Custom-Printed white T-shirts, Portfolio of Your Design Work, Graphic Design with Converse – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

    Graphic Design Camp - Custom Masks & Hoodies
    Ages 8-12 STEM Arts
    Dates & Tuition Camp Description
    June 28-July 2 Open $649

    Tell Your Story.

    Custom Hoodie?  Check.  Custom Mask?  Check.  Let’s Go!

    Express your creativity and learn practical and technical design skills to create your own custom brand and awesome apparel. Craft cool design concepts, make a portfolio, and add your favorite designs to your very own custom hoodie and face mask.

    Valuable Learning Opportunities include enhancing technical graphic design skills, building self-confidence, expressing yourself, and owning the design process. 

    Camp Take-Homes: Custom Hoodie and Custom Face Mask (Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery), Portfolio of Your Design Work, Graphic Design – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

    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 3:15pm.

    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.

    Due to social distancing measures, and to reduce interaction between individual camps/cohorts, our typical extended day program from 3:30pm to 6:00pm is postponed to Summer 2022.

    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 $25 registration fee per child for the 2021 year. This allows each child register for any camps, courses, tournament or other programs during 2021.

    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).

    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) 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 2021 can only be changed to another camp week in 2021).

    Camp Packets

    Camp Packets include additional information specific to each location.  Packets will include detailed information for your location, week and courses.  Additional information included in camp packets are: Arrival/Departure information, what to bring to camp, campus maps and directions, meals, and more…

    Camp Packets for Summer 2021 will be available in the Spring!

    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).

    Due to social distancing measures, and to reduce interaction between individual camps/cohorts, our typical extended day program from 3:30pm to 6:00pm is postponed to Summer 2022. We do 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.

    Early Arrival/Private Lessons:

    If you would like to book Early Arrival 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 or process payment via E-Check, depending on your payment method).

    If your child attends Early Arrival and it was not previously scheduled and paid for, our office reserves the right to bill your account in the method that you paid (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!

    Lunch at Camp

    At this time, due to Covid-19 protocol, all campers must pack their own nut-free lunch.

    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 Camps, 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 Camps 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 Camps 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 Camps is not responsible or liable for any personal equipment that is lost, stolen, or broken.

    "Lost and Found" Policy

    Lavner Camps 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 Camps reserves the right to process your credit card on file or process E-Check payment for the camp week.  If after attending camp you still have an account balance, Lavner Camps 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

    The deadline to apply to our financial aid program is February 1, 2021, however, based on demand, program availability may close prior to February 1st. Please email [email protected] to inquire about the availability of this program.

    New and Amended Camp Policies

    To ensure a safe and productive camp environment, Lavner Camps 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:

    Devon Preparatory Academy Camps  363 North Valley Forge Road, Devon PA 19333

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

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

    Rosemont College Camps – 1400 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont, PA 19010

    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


    MARYLAND – TOWSON SUMMER CAMPS:

    Towson University Camps – 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252


    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 New York Institute of Technology – Long Island (Old Westbury, NY), The Cathedral School (Manhattan – Upper East Side, NY), 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), 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 3:15pm. Early Arrival is available beginning at 8am.

    2021 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 3:00pm – Specialized Camp Activity

    3:00pm to 3:15pm – Afternoon Group (Review of Daily Accomplishments & Next Day’s Schedule)

    3:15pm to 3:30pm – Camper Pick Up & Sign Out

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

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

    ***Project Showcase Events are typically scheduled to commence at camp on Fridays at 2:45pm.  For 2021, 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 1:5 to 1:10…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 5% 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 (including 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. 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 Camps is the World Leader in summer enrichment camps.  At Lavner Camps, 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 60+ 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 5% 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 organization that loves learning and fun, and are dedicated to your child’s success and happiness!

    Why Lavner Camps?

    We Champion Your Champion.
    At Lavner Camps, we help campers build their self-confidence. Whether it’s coding an app or creating your own digital design for a pair of custom Converse sneakers, campers have the opportunity to substantially improve their self-confidence by completing projects of their own!

    Campers Can Develop Their Own Interests.
    With over 60 different course offerings, we have something for everyone! Whether a camper wants to become a chef or a computer programmer, our expert instructors and unbeatable curricula let campers grow in fields they are passionate about.

    Succeed Through Hands-On, Experiential Learning.
    Learn through doing. Whether it’s improving skills in athletics, building and coding a robot, designing a handbag, cooking lasagna, and much more, we teach our campers using project-based learning. Our unique curricula and hands-on teaching methods give campers the opportunity to learn through doing. The camps are designed by industry experts in education and our campers improve their skills, learn a lot, and have fun!

    Our camps Are Best in Class.
    We offer cutting-edge opportunities that are unique, educational, and exciting. Our year-round team works passionately all year to keep our curricula on the cutting edge, so that campers get access to the latest educational technologies and advancements.

    Family-Owned Organization and Founder-Led.
    Lavner Camps is a family-owned camp organization that cares deeply about providing top-notch camp opportunities for its campers and camp families.  Your success is our success.

    What’s Included at Camp?

    1:8 Staff to Camper Ratio at Camp.
    A 1:8 staff-to-camper ratio and multiple levels of curricula ensure that all campers are able to grow at their own pace, are well supervised, and have fun.

    Cutting-Edge Curricula.
    Lavner Campers have access to our cutting-edge curricula developed by our in-house experts.

    Premier Camp Locations.
    Lavner Campers attend camp at premier private school and university locations.

    Passionate Instructors.
    We hire less than 5% of applicants.  We are devoted to staffing our camps with talented staff who are passionate about teaching and working with kids and teens.

    All the Equipment You Need for an Awesome Week of Camp.
    Lavner Camps provides the equipment needed to ensure an excellent learning environment where campers have the tools for success.

    A Lavner Camps Certificate of Excellence, Official T-shirt, and more!
    Each camper leaves with a Lavner Camps Certificate of Excellence, a Summer 2021 T-Shirt, and a VIP Lanyard. Most campers also take home a final project (like a 3D-printed masterpiece, a new app, etc.). Campers also leave with incredible memories, new friends, and vastly improved skills!

    Lots More…
    There are many more great things that happen at camp. Join us at Lavner Camps for an awesome experience this summer and to find out more!

    Optional Add-Ons:
    We offer early arrival (8am to 9am) and extended day (3:30pm to 6pm) for families who need extra coverage or for campers who want to get even more of the Lavner Camps experience. We even offer private lessons before and after camp which allow campers to go beyond what is offered in the course curriculum.

    Why is Lavner Camps the Leader in Specialty Camps?

    At Lavner Camps, we champion your champion. Our in-house experts, who hold degrees from University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University Graduate School of Education and more, work year-round to develop curricula in Sports, Technology, and The Arts. These curricula, in conjunction with talented and passionate camp instructors, prestigious camp locations, and over 60 unique course offerings, have allowed us to remain the global leader in specialty camps.

    What is ACA Accreditation and Why is it Important?

    The American Camp Association has hundreds of guidelines for accreditation covering health, wellness, operation, safety and more, which are strictly enforced through regular site visits. We are accredited by the American Camp Association in PA and NJ and carry similar standards to other states. We invest in ACA accreditation because our camp families deserve the best!

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