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Boys & Girls • Ages 6-14
Choose From 45+ Camps. June 21 to August 20, 2021. Enroll for 1 or More Weeks.
45+ 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.
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The World Leader in Summer Enrichment Camps. Lavner Camps was developed 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 Sports, 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 1:4 to 1:8, we offer the premier summer camp experience for ages 6 to 14. Fun Fact ~ Justin & Michael Lavner grew up in Lower Gwynedd PA, just a few minutes from GMA, and are proud to be offering camp in their hometown!
Premier Safety Plan/Covid-19 Resource Page. As a camp proudly accredited by the American Camp Association, we make safety a top priority. In collaboration with Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary, face masks are required and social distancing practices will take place at camp. Please visit our Covid-19 Resource Page for more information. Regular Camp Hours: Campers can enroll for 1+ weeks of camp. Regular camp hours are from 9:00am to 3:15pm. Success Starts Here. Our 45+ camps offer the latest in Sports, 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 Improve Their Sports Skills, Design Websites, Build and Code Robots, Work with Artificial Intelligence, Create Custom Converse & Vans Sneakers, Produce Digital Music, Join a Digital Rock Band, Mod in Minecraft, Design in Roblox, Compete in National Minecraft, Roblox, and Fortnite Tournaments, Design Dresses, Code in Java and Python, Become YouTube Casters, Use Green Screens, Build Games and Apps, Learn East Coast and West Coast Fashion Design, Train in Esports, Learn Digital Citizenship, and so much more! Love What You Do. Our GMA campers choose from 45+ cutting-edge camps and work with some of the most exciting topics in Sports, STEM, Technology & The Arts, all on a beautiful 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. Super Fun Activities. Each week we also offer optional private lessons, talent shows, final project showcases, and lots of learning and fun all week! Lunch, Recess, and Snack Time. For Summer 2021, campers must bring their own nut-free packed lunch and snacks from home. Recess takes place outside if weather permits. 2021 Camp Packet. Our 2021 Camp Packet containing important “need to know” information for camp is available here! Registration Fee. There is a one-time $25 registration fee per child for the 2021 calendar year. This allows each child to register for any camps, courses, tournaments, or other programs during 2021. 2021 Flex Enrollment Policy. You can enroll with confidence at Lavner Camps. Click here to view our 2021 Enrollment Policy which outlines our policy for changes of weeks, cancellations, postponements, and rescheduling options. Terms & Conditions. By sending your child to Lavner Camps, you agree to our terms and conditions which can be viewed here.
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.
Regular Camp Hours: Campers can enroll for 1+ weeks of camp. Regular camp hours are from 9:00am to 3:15pm.
Success Starts Here. Our 45+ camps offer the latest in Sports, 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 Improve Their Sports Skills, Design Websites, Build and Code Robots, Work with Artificial Intelligence, Create Custom Converse & Vans Sneakers, Produce Digital Music, Join a Digital Rock Band, Mod in Minecraft, Design in Roblox, Compete in National Minecraft, Roblox, and Fortnite Tournaments, Design Dresses, Code in Java and Python, Become YouTube Casters, Use Green Screens, Build Games and Apps, Learn East Coast and West Coast Fashion Design, Train in Esports, Learn Digital Citizenship, and so much more!
Love What You Do. Our GMA campers choose from 45+ cutting-edge camps and work with some of the most exciting topics in Sports, STEM, Technology & The Arts, all on a beautiful 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.
Super Fun Activities. Each week we also offer optional private lessons, talent shows, final project showcases, and lots of learning and fun all week!
Lunch, Recess, and Snack Time. For Summer 2021, campers must bring their own nut-free packed lunch and snacks from home. Recess takes place outside if weather permits.
2021 Camp Packet. Our 2021 Camp Packet containing important “need to know” information for camp is available here!
Registration Fee. There is a one-time $25 registration fee per child for the 2021 calendar year. This allows each child to register for any camps, courses, tournaments, or other programs during 2021.
2021 Flex Enrollment Policy. You can enroll with confidence at Lavner Camps. Click here to view our 2021 Enrollment Policy which outlines our policy for changes of weeks, cancellations, postponements, and rescheduling options.
Terms & Conditions. By sending your child to Lavner Camps, you agree to our terms and conditions which can be viewed here.
Regular Camp Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:15pm. Tuition in calendar below.
Early Arrival: 8:00am to 9:00am – $10/day.
45 Minute Private Lessons: 8:00am to 8:45am and 3:30pm to 4:15pm – $49/lesson.
90 Minute Private Lessons: 3:30pm to 5:00 pm – $89/lesson.
Discounts:The discounts for 3+ camp weeks are not included in the tuition below. If you qualify, the discount will automatically apply at checkout. Visit our Promotions page for all details/promotions.
Build Your Skills and Prepare for Fall Soccer.
Learn the proper fundamentals and techniques of the most popular sport in the world. Campers receive individual and group coaching throughout the week, and are divided into teams based on age and ability for drills, games, and competitions. Every camper, regardless of age or position, participates in both offensive and defensive drills, helping them develop and improve the different aspects of their game. Our training program actively encourages campers to use both their dominant and non-dominant feet, and emphasizes the importance of ball control, field awareness, and adequate spacing among players.
Valuable Learning Opportunities include passing, dribbling, shooting, defense, teamwork, and more!
Camp Take-Homes: Soccer Camp – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
The Ultimate Football Skills Camp.
Come run, pass, and kick your way to victory in this action-packed camp! Our coaches help campers build self-confidence through positive instruction and feedback, allowing every camper to improve their skills, techniques, and knowledge of the game. Campers participate in a variety of fun skill competitions throughout the week in preparation for the Friday Pro Bowl Skills Showdown – just like the Pros! Campers will also gain valuable game-play experience each day in daily scrimmages.
Valuable Learning Opportunities include improving fundamentals and techniques in passing, route running, receiving, running with the ball, punting and kicking, defensive positioning, and more!
Camp Take-Homes: Football Camp – Certificate of Excellence. 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt. Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Take Your Skills To The Next Level.
Campers participate in a variety of drills focusing on dribbling, passing, and shooting to help each camper become a Triple Threat on offense. Additionally, activities that highlight defense, rebounding, and footwork are used to further develop the overall skill set of each camper. Campers implement these skills during exciting games, scrimmages, and competitions throughout the week.
Basketball camp offers the Valuable Learning Opportunities to build skills, confidence, and self-esteem.
Camp Take-Homes: Basketball Camp – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Action-Packed Drills, Games, and Competitions!
Prime Time Sports campers are exposed to a wide variety of sports, drills, and games. Campers work on skills and compete in traditional sports like Soccer, Basketball, Softball, SpikeBall, Mini Tennis, Track & Field, and more! Campers will also engage in fun and less traditional games like Capture the Flag, Run the Bases, and Frisbee Golf, among others. The variety of sports offered allows campers to try many sports, and develop a passion for athletics!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include buildings campers’ hand-eye coordination, fitness, strength, knowledge of sports rules, strategy, and lots more!
Camp Take-Homes: Sports Camp – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
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.
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!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include learning to program, improving logical thinking skills, and building creativity and design skills.
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!
Camp Take-Homes: At least two projects, a Coding Camp 102 Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Calling All Agents. There Is an Impostor Among Us!
Calling all agents. There is an impostor 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 impostor 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 “impostor” 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.
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 impostor 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!
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.
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.
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.
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 even learn how to hatch their own Roblox pet.
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.
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.
Get the ultimate robotics and coding experience. Lavner Camps Robotics goes far beyond a school program or an after school course.
Campers learn the fundamentals of robotics by getting hands-on experience with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3. Campers explore the principles of robotics and coding by imagining and creating their own robots, in addition to following instructions for specific robots provided by LEGO®. Campers are then able to add a wide variety of sensors and motors to their robots before programming them. Campers at all levels participate in a camp tournament called ROBOWARS on Friday each week.
Valuable Learning Opportunities include hands-on building, learning coding skills, and working as part of a team.
Camp Take-Homes: A Robotics Camp – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Join Us for a Week of Exciting Tournament Events and Robowars!
Campers design, build, customize, and battle robots every day!
Build Awesome Robots. By the end of day one, campers will be battling and racing with their finished prototypes! Campers can build from a variety of instructions or design their own robots from the ground up.
Test Your Robot in the Arena. Each day, campers will be able to compete in battles and other events such as races and obstacle courses.
Upgrade Your Robot. After battles and challenges, campers can create addons, defenses, and upgrades to make their robots stronger, tougher, or faster.
Learn While Having a Great Time. Camp is action-packed with tons of excitement, competitions, and fun, and getting experience building, experimenting, and even coding makes camp a great educational experience too.
Valuable Learning Opportunities include hands-on building, epic competitions, and working as part of a team.
Camp Take-Homes: Lavner Camps Robotics Trophy, a Robotics Camp – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Welcome to the exciting world of digital art!
Join us to learn how to create beautiful pieces of art using a digital platform. Sketch, draw, paint, shadow, style, and much more!
At camp, you can use your trackpad, mouse, or stylus (optional) to draw a self-portrait, paint a still life, create anime figures, draw a favorite doll or create your own dollhouse, create a new Pokemon character, create a cartoon script with text, paint landscapes, and much more. Learn lots of tips and tricks from our instructors, and learn the art of creating shadowing, textures, 2D/3D objects, spacing, utilizing color, and much more! With hundreds of types of pencils, colored pencils, pain brushes and more, you can explore tons of options when creating your stunning images.
On Fridays, you will present your favorite pieces of art at our digital art show!
In addition, you can pick your favorite piece from the week and we will print it, frame it, and mail it to your home!
Please allow approximately 2-4 weeks to receive your framed piece of art in the mail!
Camp Take-Homes: Portfolio of Your Design Work, Digital Art – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
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.
Trust Your Skills. Believe in Yourself.
Whether you’re ollying, catching a wave, or skiing a black diamond, it’s always important to trust your skills. At Graphic Design camp, you’ll build the skills and self-confidence to help make your ideas come to life. Craft original ideas while learning in-demand tech computer skills by creating your very own apparel! Each week, campers create designs that are then sized and printed on custom Vans shoes and socks! With the focus on an apparel line, campers look to launch a hip new concept that establishes his or her brand as a trendsetter in the market.
Valuable Learning Opportunities include finding a creative outlet, building graphic design skills, and managing a project timeline!
Camp Take-Homes: A Pair of Vans Shoes, custom socks, Portfolio of Your Design Work, Graphic Design with Vans – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
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.
Explore New Missions for 2021 at the World’s Leading Spy Tech Camp!
In this action-packed camp, take your technology skills to the next level by participating in exciting spy missions throughout the week. Agents will need to fly drones, create surveillance systems, encrypt messages, and much more! Each new topic is utilized for a spy mission, creating a one-of-a-kind camp experience that enhances skills in technology, leadership, and more!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include gaining exposure to data analysis, logical thinking, high-tech collaboration, Morse Code, and Scratch or Python Coding!
Camp Take-Homes: A Spy Tech – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Your Mission Awaits.
We’re headed to space! Join the Lavner Camps Space Exploration for a week’s worth of fun where campers can build, explore, learn, and have a blast! Campers are sent on specially developed fun and exciting space missions that provide Valuable Learning Opportunities in physics, rocketry, astronomy, and math. Each day, campers receive new challenges and missions that keep camp exciting and fresh. Missions have multiple options for campers of different levels.
Activities that campers can complete during missions include Designing and 3D Printing Spaceships, Rocket Launching with Roblox, Designing a Custom Space Suit, and Building a Rover!
Camp Take-Homes: 3D Printed Spaceship, Custom Space T-Shirt, Space Exploration – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Special Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard
Space Enthusiasts Wanted. Rocket Scientists Made Here.
Welcome to Planet Kerbal, where you create, direct, and build up your own space program! Join us to explore, innovate, and learn rocket science using the critically acclaimed simulation game Kerbal Space Program. Design your own spaceships, conduct experiments to unlock new features, and launch & pilot your own multi-stage rockets within a physics-accurate space flight simulation.
In addition to creating and flying rockets in Kerbal Space Program, campers also have the chance to build and customize their own space station using Roblox’s incredible game design studio. Advanced campers may even get a chance to program their rockets to fly!
Campers also can design their own custom space T-shirt! Campers quickly learn how to use graphic editing software, and put together a unique design.
Camp Take-Homes: Custom Space T-Shirt, Space & Rockets – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Special Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard
Create Your Own AI Superhero and Save The World.
In this action-packed camp, build your tech skills by using Cozmo robots and Sphero BOLT to carry out a series of fun missions and save the world! Text-based and drag-and-drop programming is available, making this course appropriate for campers of all levels.
Valuable Learning Opportunities include building skills in artificial intelligence, robotics, coding, and more!
Camp Take-Homes: AI Camp – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
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.
Get A Head Start in Coding This Summer.
Immerse yourself in Java™, the popular programming software used on billions of devices worldwide! Campers learn about the logic, syntax, and calculations that go into building Java™ programs. Campers work to master skills like printing text onto the computer screen, using conditional statements and loops, and receiving input from the user while creating a text-based action adventure game and other projects. Campers can even add exciting graphics to their new programs!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include sharpening skills in planning, problem solving, as well as learning tons of new computer programing skills!
Camp Take-Homes: A text-based adventure game or different project, a Java Camp Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Step Up in the World of Coding.
C++ is used everywhere from video game engines and video editing software, to operating systems and office applications. Engineers at companies like Google, Facebook, YouTube®, and Amazon all make use of C++ in their back-end systems, and now you can too!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include utilizing loops, functions, objects, and conditionals; printing text onto the computer screen; receiving input from the user; and working with graphics. Campers also learn core principles of programming including memory management and object-oriented programming concepts.
Camp Take-Homes: A text-based adventure game or different project, a C++ Camp Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Don’t Just Play Games…Create Them.
Campers create their own video games and apps that are compatible with PC computers and Android™ and/or iOS devices. This camp is a perfect opportunity for aspiring game designers to come away with added skills, knowledge, awesome projects, and lots of accomplishments! In addition to using objects and scenery, campers can manipulate the design of objects or make their own. Campers can also expand the games and apps to multiple frames and scenes, resulting in a complete multi-level arcade or platform game/app.
Valuable Learning Opportunities include a chance to manage a project from start to finish, explore programming logic, and build skills in animation and design.
Camp Take-Homes: At least two video games, Game Design – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Take Your Minecraft Skills National With New High Flying Events for 2021!
Put your competition skills to the ultimate test in local and national tournaments full of action-packed challenges, team play, and fun! Spend mornings learning and developing skills for tournament competitions, and afternoons engaged in thrilling competitive tournament events both locally and against Lavner Camps Teams throughout the United States! Campers also benefit from lessons in redstone and electrical circuits!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include building skills in engineering, improving hand-eye coordination, and gaining experience in teamwork & collaboration.
Camp Take-Homes: A Minecraft Camp Trophy, Minecraft Camp – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Take your Roblox Skills National!
Campers work together throughout the week to practice virtual collaboration while preparing for the national competitions. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, campers compete against other Lavner Camps Teams across the country. Campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas, as they compete in tournament events including Ninja Obstacle Courses, Epic Survival challenges, Battle Blox, and more. All competitions are held on our own private VIP servers.
Valuable Learning Opportunities include teamwork & communication, building problem solving skills, and mastering digital communication.
Camp Take-Homes: A Roblox Camp Trophy, Roblox Camp – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Learn The Basics. Establish A Foundation. Get A Head Start.
Using and becoming comfortable with computers is one of the most valuable skills that a child can learn to get a step ahead. Getting an early start with computers can help campers succeed in school and develop critical thinking skills that open up endless possibilities. In Computer Skills 101, campers will get a head start learning to type, using computer programs, and even start coding with Scratch Jr..
Valuable Learning Opportunities include using the mouse and keyboard, getting started with computer programs like Microsoft Paint and text editors, coding with Scratch Jr., and learning about Safe Computer Practices.
Camp Take-Homes: Computer Camp 101 – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Build. Engineer. Design. Code.
LittleBits uses small magnetic circuit boards that snap together to make amazing electronic devices. Each bit has a specific function such as a button, light, or speaker. The variety of specialized bits means there are thousands of possible combinations allowing for unique inventions! Using the code bit, campers learn to code their newly-made hardware using drag and drop programming. Campers build awesome projects like an electric guitar, a tug of war game, a Morse code machine, or their own invention!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include hands-on inventing and an introduction to variables, loops, logic, and functions, and an introduction to the fundamentals of engineering and programming.
Camp Take-Homes: Engineering Camp – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Become the Ultimate Pokémon Trainer!
Discover the secrets of Pokémon while creating the ultimate team! Find out how to most effectively battle your friends so you can come out on top! Campers will join in Pokémon card games using their own decks and online simulators, in addition to battling against AI and other campers! Campers will also learn how to take their Pokémon battling skills to the next level by learning what Pokémon types and moves are effective against their opponents. Each day, campers will learn new and improved ways to utilize their Pokémon team to its full potential. Exciting tournaments take place each week!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include learning about the history of Pokémon including legendary Pokémon such as Mew, Groudon, Kyogre and more, exploring Pokémon types, move effectiveness, strategy, and counters, building skills in multiple dimensions of gameplay, diving into tournaments and competitions, and more! At the end of the week, campers can go home with boosted self-confidence and a deeper understanding of the popular game.
Campers can also bring their favorite Pokémon cards to present at camp!
If You Can Imagine It, You Can Build It.
Campers build and digitally design roller coasters using K’NEX® kits, Roblox, and Minecraft™. In addition to having tons of fun and building skills in design and construction, campers also learn about physics concepts such as gravity, mass, inertia, velocity, acceleration, potential energy, and more! Using Minecraft™ and Roblox as learning tools, campers utilize various skills to create and customize their own virtual roller coasters. On Friday afternoon, each team gives a demonstration of their final roller coaster designs and hosts an amusement park experience.
Valuable Learning Opportunities in physics, teamwork, digital collaboration, and design!
Camp Take-Homes: A Roller Coaster Design – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Discover Your Inner Superhero.
BAM! ZAP! KAPOW! Campers assume their own superhero identity and use it to make projects and complete exciting activities! The week is action packed with super fun missions like building a superhero headquarters, making a robotic sidekick, creating an awesome superhero book,and more!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include exploring the science behind awesome superhero powers like flight, night vision, time travel, and magnetism, and hands-on engineering with LEGO® EV3!
Camp Take-Homes: Customized Superhero Cape, Superhero Book, Superhero Camp – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Create Your Own Digital Designs Inspired by the Latest East & West Coast Fashion Trends.
Create Your Own Masterpiece. After learning about the latest fashion trends in New York City and Los Angeles, campers plan out and design their projects. Campers will learn how to create clothing patterns online that they can print and use for themselves. They’ll learn to use graphic design software to design fabric patterns that they can use in their clothing designs. Campers will create their own fashion logos as well as develop their own portfolios with a mood board and designs for their first fashion line.
Projects include a fashion logo for a custom T-shirt printed and mailed to your home, and creating a digital design portfolio!
Camp Take-Homes: Your Custom T-Shirt (mailed to your home after camp), Fashion Camp – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
3D Modeling & 3D Printing Will Change The Future.
Welcome explorers! At 3D Printing Camp, join us in our Journey to Mars and help complete exciting missions each week! You’ll have the opportunity to master 3D printing skills by creating replacement parts for our ship, designing a shelter for the red planet, and even creating your one-of-a-kind space buggy.
Valuable Learning Opportunities include conceptualizing, planning, designing, customizing, and improving your own product.
Camp Take-Homes: 3D Printed Projects and Design Files, a 3D Printing – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Invent the Next Great App.
Learn how to plan, design, code, and publish your very own apps! Whether you want to create a game, photo-editor, GPS, to-do list, or something completely different, App Development Camp is the place to get started! The software is user-friendly, making this camp an excellent choice for those looking to learn programming or develop awesome apps with little coding experience.
Valuable Learning Opportunities include gaining coding skills, improving logical thinking capacity, boosting creativity, and building self-confidence!
Camp Take-Homes: Your own apps, an App Development – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Calling All Future Hollywood Stars.
Welcome to the exciting world of Filmmaking, where campers learn how to complete a film project from start to finish. Whether in front of the camera or behind the scenes, it is always important to understand and appreciate all aspects of production. At Filmmaking Camp, campers have the chance to experience many parts of the process!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include gaining hands-on experience in the filmmaking process as campers ideate and create a script, develop characters, rehearse lines, act, shoot footage, learn how to use green screens and special effects, edit film, add special effects, and produce a final copy of their work!
Camp Take-Homes: Film Projects, Certificate of Excellence, 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Check Out Some of The Latest Hot Topics in Science!
Our lab-based science camp is created for enthusiastic, science-loving campers! Fun and exciting science experiments that are mind-riveting, challenging, and educational. Science camp is a hands-on experience where you will acquire lots of knowledge and be able to WOW your family and friends.
Throughout the week, campers conduct experiments in Meteorology, Forensic Science, and Model Rocketry, and learn the concepts behind them. Whether becoming detectives for the day and learning how to solve the case using forensic science, or learning the engineering and physics behind rocketry, the build, and the launch on ever-popular Model Rockets Day, we make Science fun!
Camp Take-Homes: Science Camp – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Create Your Own Tech Startup & Code Alexa Skills.
Have you ever wanted to invent your own App, start your own business, and change the world? Now is your chance. At camp, create a mock startup that gives you the experience of starting up a business in tech. Work together with a team of other campers to develop your own Alexa skill, learn about the startup business model, and create a pitch for customers and investors. Become an Amazon developer, learn the business behind developing, and make your pitch this summer!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include creating your own startup, gaining experience with the Amazon platform, improving your programming skills, learning how a company like Amazon works, and being creative.
Camp Take-Homes: Your camp projects and investor/customer pitch DVD, an Amazon Camp Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Using VEX® IQ , this camp offers the next level of hands-on learning in Robotics. VEX® IQ allows campers to build complex robots with tons of motors (12 ports!), advanced gears and pulley systems, high-tech sensors, and enhanced controllability. VEX® IQ robots also make use of both a vertical programming language similar to Scratch, and ROBOTC, the standard for educational robotics and competitions. This gives campers experience using the same programs used by middle school, high school, and even college robotics teams nationwide!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include developing skills in mechanics, engineering, and logical thinking.
Camp Take-Homes: VEX Robotics Camp – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Learn In-Demand Web Design Skills.
Valuable Learning Opportunities include gaining experience in HTML coding, graphics, fonts, page layouts, plugins and more!
Camp Take-Homes: Your Own Website, A Web Design – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Create Your Own AI Personal Assistant. Learn Code Breaking. Change The Game with AI.
Explore AI topics through engaging and fun hands-on experiences with artificially intelligent robots, programs, digital assistants, and code!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include customizing a digital assistant, interacting with and discovering how to program Cozmo and Sphero, exploring Markov chains and code breaking, programming your own virtual battle bot, learning how to make a pathfinding AI game, and even more!
Camp Take-Homes: Artificial Intelligence Camp – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Be Your Own GM. Learn Advanced Stats. Dominate Fantasy Sports.
Learn skills in sports analytics, become a truly knowledgeable sports fan, improve your skills in fantasy sports, and maybe launch a career in the world of sports one day! You will learn how to make decisions based on statistics to organize a team and evaluate players. In addition to learning how to analyze stats and make theories and assertions, campers will participate in an All-Camp Fantasy Baseball League to put their skills to work!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include getting experience in statistics, creating a Java™ program that assigns a Player Efficiency Rating (PER), and a chance to explore an exciting and fast-growing industry!
Camp Take-Homes: Camp Projects – Java PER Model. Certificate of Excellence. 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt. Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Excel in One of the World’s Most Popular Games.
Fortnite has taken the world by storm and it’s more than just a fun game. If you want to improve your skills, learn how it was created, and have endless fun with other kids who love the game as much as you do, then this is the place to be!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include Safe Practices: Sensitivity Training, Schedule Optimization, Level Design with Unreal Engine, Improving Skills and Strategy, Mastering Creative Mode, and of course participating in Action-packed gameplay and competitions!
Camp Take-Homes: Your Project Files, Fortnite Camp – Certificate of Excellence, 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Put your competition skills to the ultimate test in local and national tournaments full of action-packed challenges, team play, and fun! Spend mornings learning and developing skills, and put them to the test in local and nationwide Fortnite competitions!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include developing pro-level skills in mechanics like aim, build speed, and movement, as well as individual and team strategies. Campers also work on stretches and exercises to optimize gameplay, and learn how to take healthy breaks.
Camp Take-Homes: A Fortnite Camp Trophy, Fortnite Camp – Certificate of Excellence, a 2021 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
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!***
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 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).
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.
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:
The minimum grade requirement is the completion of Kindergarten prior to the start of your child’s camp.
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 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.
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.
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: 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 Communique include additional information specific to each location. Communique will include detailed information for your location, week and courses. Additional information included in camp communique are: Arrival/Departure information, what to bring to camp, campus maps and directions, and more…
Links to Summer 2021 Camp Communique will be posted as they become available, and sent via email to all registered families!
To view our Covid-19 Protocol, please visit our Covid-19 Resource Page and check back for updates.
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.
Campers have access to water breaks as needed. Instructors ensure that our campers are taking ample water breaks throughout the camp day.
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.
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.
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!
At this time, due to Covid-19 protocol, all campers must pack their own nut-free lunch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
Katz JCC Camps – 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Montclair State University Camps – 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043
New York University Camps – Kimmel Center – 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
Towson University Camps – 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252
George Washington University Camps (Mount Vernon Campus) – 2100 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007
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), Nord Anglia International School (Manhattan, NY), St. George Academy (Manhattan, 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), and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart (Miami, FL).
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.
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***
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.
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 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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
At Lavner Camps, we champion your champion. Our in-house experts, with educational backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Columbia University, University of Chicago, Harvard University Graduate School of Education and more, work hard to create the best experience for our campers. Our best-in-class programs, top-tier instructors/camp managers, prestigious camp locations, and over 50 unique course offerings, have allowed us to remain the global leader in STEM education for kids.
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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