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Lavner Summer Camps at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary

Montgomery County’s Top Enrichment Camp for Kids Ages 6-14 (June 24th to August 23rd)

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Your Child Can Enroll in Montgomery County’s Best Summer Enrichment Camp

Lavner Camps is the World Leader in Summer Enrichment Camps and 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.

Our mission is to provide a best-in-class experience in summer enrichment and prepare our students for the future. Lavner Camps at Gwynedd Mercy is filled with the hottest topics in Sports, STEM, Technology, & The Arts, and we offer a unique camp experience that prioritizes experiential, hands-on learning, serious skill building, exciting weekly events, and tons of fun that is found only at Lavner Camps.

Experience the ultimate summer enrichment camp on Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary’s beautiful campus! Build your tech skills in our captivating STEM-focused learning spaces, enjoy delicious catered meals at lunch time, and delight in beautifully manicured green spaces perfect for plenty of outdoor fun during recess.

Welcome to the Future of Education

Join us this summer from June 24th to August 23rd for our weekly, cutting-edge enrichment camps in Robotics, Coding, Game Design, Minecraft, Roblox, Artificial Intelligence, 3D Printing, Culinary Arts, Content Creation for YouTube, Filmmaking, Digital Art, Spy Tech, STEM & Medicine, Soccer, Basketball, General Sports and so much more! Our proprietary curricula is student-focused for every level, so whether you’re a novice, intermediate, or advanced camper in a particular subject area, you’ll learn new, in-demand skills each week that will prepare you for the future. With a staff to camper ratio of approximately 1:4 to 1:8, we offer the premier Montgomery County summer enrichment camp experience for ages 6 to 14. Fun Fact ~ Justin & Michael Lavner grew up in Lower Gwynedd just a few minutes from GMA, and are proud to be offering camp in their hometown!

Where Camp is Located in Montgomery County

Our Summer Camp is held at Gwynedd Mercy Academy Elementary – 816 Norristown Road, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002. If you would like assistance in planning your child’s summer at Lavner Camps in Lower Gwynedd, we are always happy to help! Just call our camp specialists at 610.664.8800, send us an email, or chat with us online.

We Believe in a Bright Future

Success Starts Here. Lavner Camps’ 40+ cutting-edge courses offer the hottest topics in Sports, STEM, Technology, & The Arts where you can learn valuable, in-demand skills, discover a passion, and prepare yourself for success now and in the future. You can cook and bake delicious foods, design your own Minecraft worlds, build and code games in Roblox, program and battle robots, create your own website, work with artificial intelligence, design custom Converse & Vans sneakers, compete in national Minecraft, Roblox, and Chess tournaments, roll out a new fashion line, code in Scratch, Python, and Java, build apps, explore STEM & Medicine, create content for YouTube, 3D model and print miniature spaceships, improve in sports, and so much more!

Regular Camp Hours: Campers can enroll for 1 or more weeks of camp. Regular camp hours are from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Early Arrival: Early arrival is available from 8:00am to 9:00am.
Extended Hours: Extended Day is available from 3:00pm to 5:45pm.
Private Lessons: Optional, 45-minute private lessons are offered before and after camp from 8:00am to 8:45am and 3:00pm to 3:45pm.

Build Your Skills at our Summer Enrichment Camps

Love What You Do. At Lavner Camps, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from over 40 cutting-edge summer camps and work with some of the most exciting topics in Sports, STEM, Technology & The Arts, all on a beautiful private school campus. You’ll specialize in one camp each week, fully immersing yourself in the subject matter of your choice.

Lavner Camps’ unique, academy-style camp model, in conjunction with our top-tier instructors and proprietary curricula, allows you to build skills, create awesome projects, and prepare for success in life. You’ll benefit from our highly-talented instructors (we hire less than 3% of applicants) and lots of personalized attention. We also build in break times for socialization, outdoor time, physical activity, and fun. This holistic approach promotes an optimal balance of learning, friendship, and fun, all of which are an essential part of the Lavner Camps experience.

We’ll Give You The Tools to Succeed in STEM and in Life

Lavner Education’s We Champion Your Champion™ Initiative. At camp, we are committed to providing life-changing experiences that help our students build self-confidence, all while inspiring a love and passion for learning. Our We Champion Your Champion™ initiative is woven into the fabric of our summer camps throughout the country to create a powerful experience that our students can use to succeed at camp and in life.

All Players Welcome. At Lavner Camps in Lower Gwynedd, we embrace the diversity of our camp community and use this as a catalyst to develop life-changing experiences that are cutting edge, inclusive, and fun. At camp, it is important to us that everyone feels welcome, excited to make new friendships and ready to learn/have fun.

A Great Investment In Your Child. Lavner Camps is an investment in your child. Through hands-on learning and top-notch experiences, your child will gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to put them on a path to success. We offer a wide variety of courses each week at our Montgomery County camps, allowing you the flexibility to customize and build the ultimate summer schedule for your child.

What Your Child Will Experience at Camp

Super Fun Events. Summer camp is something your child eagerly looks forward to all year, so we believe it should be a super fun and memorable experience. Each week at our Summer Enrichment Camps, we offer a variety of exciting activities in addition to the awesome educational topics covered in our courses. From talent shows to theme days to final project showcases, there’s definitely no shortage of smiles, laughter, and fun at Lavner Camps!

Lunch, Recess, and Snack Time. You may purchase a catered lunch through online registration or may pack a nut-free lunch. Campers should bring their own nut-free snacks from home. Recess takes place outside if weather permits.

Enrollment in Our Summer Enrichment Camp at GMA Elementary

Annual Registration Fee. There is a one-time $79 registration fee per child for the 2024 calendar year. This allows each child to register for our 2024 programs: summer camps, virtual school year courses, tournaments, year-round private tutoring, and more.

2024 Flex Enrollment Policy. You can enroll with confidence at Lavner Camps. Click here to view our 2024 Enrollment Policy which outlines our policy for changes of weeks, cancellations, and more.

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

Today's Camp Promotions

Enroll by July 20th & Save Up To $100/wk on In-Person Summer Camps

Enroll in Summer Camp by July 20th, 2024 and

Save $50/wk on your child’s 2nd week of camp.
Save $100/wk on each additional week of camp for your child (3rd week, 4th week, 5th week etc.).

  • This promotion only applies to five day camp weeks where camp is in session on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Four day camp weeks (e.g. July 1-5, no 4th) are excluded from this promotion as camp is not in session on July 4th and tuition is reduced for this week.
  • This promotion is tallied on a per-camper basis.
  • The tuition listed on our camp calendars does not include this discount. This discount will automatically apply in your cart at checkout.
  • This promotion applies to camps taking place at our physical camp locations.
  • This promotion does not apply to any sports camps.
  • This promotion does not apply retroactively. Therefore, this promotion will not apply to any camp week that was booked previously while this promotion was not available. Promotions are only available when live on our website and enrollment is completed at that time.
Earn $50 for Each New Camper You Refer to Camp (Up To $5,000). Your Referrals Will Save, Too!

(1) Earn $50 for each new camper that you refer to camp. Earn up to $5,000 (100 referrals max) as cash back or an account credit for Summer 2025, your choice! The top 3 referrers for the 2024 season will also receive an additional $500 bonus!

(2) Your referrals will save $50 each when signing up for camp. 

  • New Camper = New Student/Camper who has never attended a Lavner Education camp or program previously.
  • Cousins qualify
  • A referrer is a camp family who referred one or more new families.
  • When you sign up for camp, you will receive a unique referral code that you can share with your friends. Your referral code will be emailed to you within 1-2 business days!
  • To qualify, your referrals must be new to Lavner Education (have never attended a Lavner Education summer camp, year-round program, lesson, or any other program.) and they must use your referral code when they sign up for camp.
  • If you sent your child to Lavner Education previously you do not qualify as a new family and are not able to use a referral code when you sign up for camp again this year.
  • Each new student who uses a referral code from another family will receive $50 off at the time of purchase. In September 2024, referring families will receive a $50 credit in their Lavner Education account for each new friend they referred, after Summer 2024 has concluded and everyone has attended camp. Referral credits can either be used towards future Lavner camps/programs or you can request cash back for the full credit amount. Referral credits cannot exceed your total spend on camp in Summer 2024. (Eg. If you refer a new family that signs up 3 children, they will receive $150 off at the time of purchase and you will receive $150 in September 2024!)
  • Referrals must be made prior to the start of your friend’s first 2024 summer camp week.
  • All referrals are tallied in September 2024 to ensure that your child attended camp and that your referrals attended camp as well (at least one week each). Account credits and cash back will also be awarded in September 2024 after the tallies are made.
  • To be eligible for a referral credit, you must also send a child to a Lavner Education summer camp in 2024.
  • In our camp referral competition, cash bonuses of $500 each will be awarded to the top three referring families. However, if there is a tie among the top referrers that involves more than three families, we will resolve it through a digital raffle. For example, if one family has the highest referral count, another has the second highest referral count, but there’s a tie among six families for the third highest, we will conduct a digital raffle live on Zoom to select which one of these six tied families will receive the third $500 bonus. Another example: 10 families are all tied for the highest referral total. We will conduct a digital raffle to pick all three winners. In this camp referral competition, only three families in total can win, and we’ll conduct a raffle for any necessary tie-breaking.
Create The Perfect Schedule

Enroll This Summer and Build Serious Skills!

Regular Camp Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am to 3pm
Early Arrival/Extended Day: 8am to 9am – $10/day | 3pm to 5:45pm – $28/day

Optional Private Lessons: 8am to 8:45am and 3pm to 3:45pm – $59/lesson
Optional Catered Lunch: Monday-Friday, $58.50/week
Flex Enrollment Policy: Click here for our enrollment policy

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YouTube® Video Production
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All-Girls STEAM - Innovators
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Space Exploration
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Digital Art w/ Framed Piece - Young Artists
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Graphic Design - Custom Converse Sneakers
Ages 8-13
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Minecraft Channel for YouTube®
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$699
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Computer Skills 101
Ages 6-8
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July 1-5 (no 4th) Not Available $609

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 ahead. Getting an early start with computers can help you succeed in school and develop critical thinking skills that open up endless possibilities. In Computer Skills 101, you’ll get a head start learning to type, using computer programs, and coding with Scratch!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include learning how to use the mouse and keyboard, getting started with computer programs like Sketchpad and text editors, learning basic coding logic with Scratch, and learning about safe computer practices. 

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Certificate of Excellence – Computer Skills, 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Coding 101 with Scratch
Ages 6-10
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June 24-28 Not Available $749
July 29-Aug 2 Filling Fast! $749

Success in Coding Starts Here

Gain great experience with computer science using Scratch, a program designed by the MIT Media Lab, to code, create, and share projects. Scratch uses a custom programming language that is easy to understand. By moving and combining blocks of code, you will be able to develop your own super cool animation projects. You can even make your animations interactive by including instructions, designing the 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 & design skills. 

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Camp Projects, Certificate of Excellence – Coding 101, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Game Design 101 with GDevelop
Ages 6-10
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July 8-12 Not Available $749

Don’t Just Play Games…Create Them.

Create your 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 new skills and knowledge, awesome projects, and lots of accomplishments! In addition to using objects and scenery, you will be able to manipulate the design of objects and make your own. You 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 create a project from start to finish, explore programming logic, build skills in animation and design, and much more.

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Camp Projects, Certificate of Excellence – Intro to Game Design, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Pokémon with Games, Strategies & Competitions
Ages 6-10
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June 24-28 Not Available $699
Aug 5-9 Almost Full $699

Become the Ultimate Pokémon Trainer!

Discover the secrets of Pokémon, while creating the ultimate team. Learn strategies to excel in friendly battles and emerge victorious! Join in Pokémon card games using your own decks and online simulators at camp, in addition to competing against AI and other campers! You’ll also learn how to take your Pokémon skills to the next level by learning what Pokémon types and moves are effective against your opponents. Each day, discover new and improved strategies to maximize your Pokémon team’s potential. Exciting tournaments take place each week!

At the beginning of the week, you’ll receive your very own set of Pokémon cards and a binder to hold them. Throughout the week, you’ll get to open booster packs, trade with other campers, and use your cards to play with other campers as well. At the end of the week, you can take home your binder with all of the Pokémon cards you have collected.

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, keeping a collection, trading cards, and more! At the end of the week, campers can go home with boosted self-confidence and a deeper understanding of this very popular game.

You can also bring their favorite Pokémon cards to present at camp!

Robotics League: Battles & Competitions with LEGO Robots
Ages 6-12
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July 15-19 Not Available $749
July 29-Aug 2 Almost Full $749
Aug 12-16 Almost Full $749

Welcome To Our Robotics Tournament Camp Weeks!

Do you want to design your own battle robot and lead it to victory in our epic Robowars competitions? At the Lavner Robotics League with LEGO® Robots, you can design, build, customize, and battle robots every day!

Build Awesome Robots.
By the end of day one, you will be battling and racing with your finished prototypes! Build from a variety of instructions or design your own robots from the ground up.

Test Your Robot in the Arena.
Each day, you’ll be able to compete in battles and other events such as races and obstacle courses.

Upgrade Your Robot.
After battles and challenges, you can create add-ons, defenses, and upgrades to make your robots stronger, tougher, or faster.

Learn While Having a Great Time.
Camp is packed with tons of excitement, competitions, and fun. Getting experience building, experimenting, and coding makes camp a great educational experience too. 

Valuable Learning Opportunities include hands-on building, learning coding skills, epic competitions, creative problem solving, working as part of a team, and much more!

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Lavner Robotics League Trophy, Certificate of Excellence – Robotics League, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Robotics with LEGO Robots - Engineering & Coding
Ages 6-10
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June 24-28 Not Available $749
July 8-12 Not Available $749
July 22-26 Filling Fast! $749
Aug 5-9 Filling Fast! $749
Aug 19-23 Almost Full $749

Invent.  Build. Code. Compete. Have Fun.

At our robotics camp, you will learn the fundamentals of robotics by getting hands-on experience with LEGO® Robots. Explore the principles of robotics and coding by imagining and creating your own robots, in addition to following instructions for specific robots provided by LEGO®. You will then be able to add a wide variety of sensors and motors to your robot before programming it. Participate in a camp tournament called ROBOWARS on Friday each week. 

Valuable Learning Opportunities include hands-on building, learning coding skills, completing challenges, working as part of a team, and much more! 

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Certificate of Excellence – LEGO Robotics, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Roller Coaster Design with STEM Education
Ages 6-10
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Aug 12-16 Filling Fast! $699

Imagination Brought To Life.

Build and digitally design roller coasters using FAO Schwarz® kits, Thames and Kosmos kits, and Roblox. 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!

Valuable Learning Opportunities in physics, teamwork, digital collaboration, and design!

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Certificate of Excellence – Roller Coaster Design, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Minecraft - 3D Innovation & Design
Ages 7-12
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July 22-26 Filling Fast! $749
Aug 12-16 Almost Full $749
Aug 19-23 Open $749

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/multiplayer building, installing and using mods, playing survival & scratch crafting recipes, customizing Minecraft™ maps, utilizing Redstone & electrical circuits, learning game design, working with multiplayer servers, and competing in building competitions and weekly Minecraft™ tournaments!

All campers must arrive with their own Minecraft Java edition accounts.

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Camp projects, Certificate of Excellence – Minecraft, a 2024 Limited Edition camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Minecraft - National Tournament Week
Ages 7-14
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July 29-Aug 2 Open $749

Serious Minecraft™ Competitions. Serious Fun.

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 other teams throughout the United States! You will 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.

All campers must arrive with their own Minecraft Java edition accounts.

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Certificate of Excellence – National Minecraft Tournament, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt,VIP Camp Lanyard, and a Minecraft Trophy for Every Participant

Roblox with Game Design & Competitions
Ages 7-12
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July 1-5 (no 4th) Not Available $639
July 15-19 Not Available $749
July 29-Aug 2 Open $749
Aug 12-16 Almost Full $749

The World’s Leading Roblox Camp. New Projects and Competitions for 2024!

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

*Campers are required to arrive with their own Roblox account for a PC – they are free to create.

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Certificate of Excellence – Roblox with Game Design, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

YouTube® Video Production
Ages 7-10
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June 24-28 Not Available $749
Aug 12-16 Almost Full $749

WOW Your Friends and Family!

At YouTube® Camp – Video Production, learn the exciting process of creating a successful vlog/video for YouTube®! Identify an audience, create a brand, brainstorm a creative format, produce engaging content, and create at least one YouTube®-style video.

Utilizing the hands-on format of this course, you’ll learn the skills you need to create your own vlog/video for YouTube®.

Topics may include Minecraft tutorials, video game walkthroughs, technology unboxing, product reviews, how-to videos, fashion videos, travel vlogs, lifestyle tips, and so much more!

You’ll receive lots of guidance and instruction from our rockstar instructors and also have the opportunity to collaborate with other passionate campers.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include scripting, acting, filming, using green screens, creating special effects, editing, and more!

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Your YouTube Style Video Projects, Certificate of Excellence – Video Production for YouTube, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

All-Girls STEAM - Innovators
Ages 7-10
View Dates Course Description
Aug 12-16 Open $749

Experience the power of STEAM in an all-girls setting. Each day, we will dive deeply into an aspect of STEAM and at least one famous woman in STEAM!

(S) Science
Explore the power of polymers and linked chains of atoms. Learn about the science of Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar and a polymer scientist! See the science come alive by making your own bouncy ball.

(T) The Future of Technology
Follow Grace Hooper’s story, the inventor of the COBOL computer language! Dive into the basics of binary and learn basic coding using Scratch. Before you leave, listen to Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls who Code, a passionate advocate for girls in technology.

(E) Engineer like the Greats
Have you ever driven across the Brooklyn Bridge? You’ve seen the work of engineer Emily Roebling! Join us in a day of engineering as we get hands-on with a set of bridge design challenges sure to get you thinking!

(A) Bridging Art and Technology
Every time you have used an Apple product, you’ve seen the work of Susan Kare, a famous graphic designer! Learn about icon design, pixel-based art, and graphic design basics. Next, learn about Cheiko Asakawa, who helped pioneer text-to-speech and other accessibility technology for multimedia. End the day with a bang by 3D printing your icon design on a keychain!

(M) The Power of Math
By breaking the Enigma code, mathematicians helped decipher German signals during World War II. Learn about the only woman on the project, Joan Clark. Then, use your new cipher skills to break out from our digital escape room before it’s too late!

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Certificate of Excellence – All-Girls STEAM, 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Space Exploration
Ages 7-11
View Dates Course Description
July 15-19 Not Available $749

Your Mission Awaits.

NASA. SpaceX. Boeing. Space is one of the most cutting-edge industries today and could have a huge impact on the future. Many countries, universities, and private companies are heavily investing in space research, discovery, and travel, and now you can too!

We’re headed to space! Join Lavner Education’s Space Exploration for a week’s worth of fun during which campers can build, explore, learn, and have a blast!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include designing and 3D printing spaceships, rocket launching with Roblox, and building a rover!

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, 3D Printed Spaceship, Certificate of Excellence – Space Exploration, 2024 Special Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Digital Art w/ Framed Piece - Young Artists
Ages 7-11
View Dates Course Description
July 8-12 Not Available $749

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, illustrate anime figures, sketch a favorite doll or dollhouse, render 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, creating textures, creating 2D/3D objects, utilizing spacing, utilizing color, and much more! With hundreds of types of pencils, colored pencils, paint 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 3-6 weeks to receive your framed piece of art in the mail!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include learning key principles of digital art, exploring the world of art and technology, and more!

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Portfolio of Your Design Work, Certificate of Excellence – Digital Art, 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, VIP Camp Lanyard

Spy Tech
Ages 7-12
View Dates Course Description
June 24-28 Not Available $749
July 22-26 Open $749

New Action-Packed Missions for 2024 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 fly virtual drones, create surveillance systems, encrypt messages, and much more! In Roblox, test your spy skills in games with other campers like our one-of-a-kind capture the flag game, iSpy, hide and seek, and others. 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 Lavner-branded Flash Drive, a Spy Tech – Certificate of Excellence, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

3D Printing with 3D Modeling
Ages 7-12
View Dates Course Description
July 22-26 Filling Fast! $749

3D Modeling & 3D Printing Will Change The Future.

Welcome Inventors!

At 3D Printing Camp, 3D model and print items that show your true passion. Using cutting-edge 3D printers, you will model prototypes, mod existing designs, and print them in 3D. Throughout the week, you will learn about scalability and how designs can be easily uploaded and printed for mass consumption. During the printing process, discover what it’s like to operate, clean, and care for a 3D Printer.

This summer you will get to choose your favorite track from our list of exclusive 3D Modeling and Printing themes. Summer 2024 is all about choosing what YOU want to create!

Our epic themes for this summer include: 

Space Tools
Create miniature models of tools for space survival.

Doll Accessories
3D Model and Print your own collection of mini furniture for a doll house: tables, chairs, paintings, accent pieces, and more! Create 5-7 pieces total.

Pokémon Characters
Design your favorite Pokémon character or invent your own and bring it to life.

Spy Gadgets
Make top secret creations. Design 3D models of three miniature gadgets that do not currently exist but would help top spies succeed in their missions in the year 2050 and beyond.

Desk Pets
Design a cute animal or friend to sit on your desk at school or home.

Dinosaurs
Pick and model your favorite prehistoric creature, fossils, and archaeology tools.

Jewelry Making
3D model and print your very own jewelry piece.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include conceptualizing, planning, designing, customizing, and improving your own product. 

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, 3D Printed Projects and Design Files, a Certificate of Excellence – 3D Printing, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

3D Printing for Minecraft & Roblox
Ages 7-12
View Dates Course Description
July 8-12 Not Available $749

Inventors Wanted!

Welcome creators! At 3D Printing Camp for Minecraft & Roblox, take your Minecraft and Roblox creations to the next level , and receive 3D prints of your builds. Finally, you’ll have the chance to see your builds in real life! Your printed items will truly be one of a kind when you design inside the Minecraft and Roblox platforms and print at camp.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include conceptualizing, planning, designing, customizing, and improving your own product. 

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, 3D Printed Projects and Design Files, Certificate of Excellence – 3D Printing with Minecraft & Roblox, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

All campers must arrive with their own Minecraft Java edition accounts.

Filmmaking
Ages 8-12
View Dates Course Description
July 15-19 Not Available $749
Aug 5-9 Almost Full $749

Calling All Future Hollywood Stars!

Lots of NEW Film Concepts & Project Ideas for Summer 2024!

Do YOU want to be in film? If so, Filmmaking Camp is for you! Welcome to the exciting world of Filmmaking. Join us this summer to learn how to create a film project from start to finish. Gain hands-on experience in many aspects of the filmmaking process: write a script, develop characters, rehearse lines, act, shoot footage, edit film using cutting-edge video editing software, add special effects, add credits, and produce a final version of your work!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include gaining hands-on experience in the filmmaking process as you ideate and create a script, develop characters, rehearse lines, act, shoot footage, learn how to use green screens, edit film, add special effects, and produce a final copy of your work! 

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Film Projects, Certificate of Excellence – Filmmaking, 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Graphic Design - Custom Converse Sneakers
Ages 8-13
View Dates Course Description
June 24-28 Not Available $849

Create the Next Big Brand.

Express your creativity and learn practical and technical computer skills by launching your very own brand and apparel line! Using powerful graphic design software, campers learn to complement their natural creativity with the proper technical skills to produce designs that communicate messages and leave lasting visual impressions. Create your own custom designs for a pair of white Converse sneakers and a custom tote bag!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include gaining knowledge of typography, using design elements like colors, shapes, and images, and design skills to organize and convey information, strengthening conceptual skills, and producing clean and effective products.

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Custom Converse Sneakers with your customized design, your own Custom Tote Bag, Portfolio of your Design Work, Certificate of Excellence – Graphic Design, 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Minecraft Channel for YouTube®
Ages 8-12
View Dates Course Description
July 1-5 (no 4th) Not Available $639

Create Awesome Minecraft Videos.

Do you want to create YouTube style Minecraft™ videos and Vlog like a pro?! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned YouTuber, join us to take your digital movie production skills to the next level!

While gaining hands-on experience, you may work individually or be placed into teams to create your very own YouTube-style Minecraft™ video project(s). Some project ideas include let’s plays, walkthroughs, mod reviews, PvP tips, and how-to videos! What’s even more fun is that you get to do it in a friendly and collaborative camp setting with other aspiring Minecraft vloggers!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include ideating and creating content, researching, scripting, filming, using screen capture software, adding special effects, promoting a channel, gaining likes and shares, understanding the importance of digital citizenship and safe practices when using the internet, and lots more!

All campers must arrive with their own Minecraft Java edition accounts.

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Your Videos, Certificate of Excellence – Minecraft for YouTube, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Chess
Ages 8-12
View Dates Course Description
July 29-Aug 2 Almost Full $699

Take your chess game to the next level. 

Learn everything from openings to endgames, tactics, positional play and more to improve your game.

Learn general opening principles and specific lines and theory, depending on your level. This will prevent you from falling for traps and help you develop an opening repertoire that leads to positions with which you are comfortable.

Chess is a mathematical thinking game that strengthens your executive functioning skills including planning, abstract thinking, and complex decision making. These are the types of skills that are directly transferable to real life applications, such as studying and succeeding in school, creative problem solving, and preparing and maintaining concentration.

Valuable Learning Opportunities: Improve your chess game, learn to think logically and critically, learn how to develop plans, and improve your calculations and your endgames.

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Certificate of Excellence – Chess Camp, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Chess - National Tournament Week
Ages 8-12
View Dates Course Description
July 15-19 Not Available $699

Take Your Chess Skills National!

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. This includes openings, end games, puzzles, and positional play. Tournaments are primarily held in the afternoons, with local tournaments taking place Monday, and Tuesday, and The National Championship taking place Wednesday through Friday.

Valuable Learning Opportunities: Improve your chess game, learn to think logically and critically, learn how to develop plans, and improve your calculations and your endgames.

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Certificate of Excellence – Chess Camp, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Artificial Intelligence - Machine Learning with ChatGPT
Ages 10-14
View Dates Course Description
July 22-26 Filling Fast! $799

Create Your Own Machine Learning Program, Learn Code Breaking, Change the Game with AI

Artificial intelligence is an exciting new forefront of technology that is changing the way we live. At Lavner Tech Rev, you’ll explore cutting-edge AI topics through engaging and fun hands-on experiences with artificially intelligent robots, programs, generative AI and code!

Students will spend time engaging with ChatGPT using a variety of hands-on activities. Through discussions and interactions with ChatGPT, students will learn how this technology works including exploring generative AI’s strengths and limitations. Topics may include breaking down complex tasks into simple steps (like creating recipes, solving a math problem, or writing a formula in excel), creating jokes, storytelling, designing art, songwriting, and much more!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include customizing a digital assistant, interacting with and discovering how to program Codey Rocky 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: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Certificate of Excellence – Artificial Intelligence, 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt,  and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Coding with Python
Ages 10-14
View Dates Course Description
July 29-Aug 2 Open $849

Change the Game with Python and the Power of Coding

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

Valuable Learning Opportunities include learning key 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 Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Certificate of Excellence – Coding with Python, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Robotics with VEX IQ
Ages 10-14
View Dates Course Description
July 8-12 Not Available $799
July 22-26 Filling Fast! $799

Next-Level Robotics

Using VEX® IQ , this camp offers the next level of hands-on learning in Robotics. VEX® IQ allows you 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, or Python or C++. This gives you the 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: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Certificate of Excellence – VEX Robotics, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

STEM & Medicine
Ages 10-14
View Dates Course Description
June 24-28 Not Available $799
Aug 5-9 Filling Fast! $799

Calling all future medical professionals!

Join us to learn how STEM and medicine intersect and form the basis for everything that future doctors, nurses, researchers, and other practitioners do!

On day one, you will learn how the body’s structure facilitates movement through bones, muscles, and the nervous system. After a quick dive into testing our nervous system to understand sense and perception, you’ll venture into forensic anthropology to learn more about how scientists use bone structure to help identify different bones. Work with our model skeleton, and at the end of the day, you’ll work to solve your first medical case!

Do you know what is wrong with patient X? On day two, we’ll learn about body systems through a virtual dissection. Can you trace the entire digestive system? In the afternoon, we will use our knowledge to try to solve a mystery case.

Medicine is more than science; it’s also working with people. Day three is all about a variety of skills! Learn the basics of taking a medical history, CPR, pulse, and respiration counts. Next, learn the science behind standard medical tests such as X-rays, CTs. and MRIs. Using your new-found knowledge, let’s investigate patient Y!

Math in medicine? You bet! You’ll learn how math relates to medicine through hands-on case studies and projects. Use your newfound math skills to help solve interesting medical cases.

Medicine is a changing field. On our last day, learn the basics of DNA science and then dive into looking at gene therapies and mRNA science that is changing the world!

Camp Take Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, VIP Camp Lanyard, Certificate of Excellence – STEM & Medicine

All-Girls STEAM - Game Changers
Ages 11-14
View Dates Course Description
Aug 12-16 Open $749

Experience the power of STEAM in an all-girls setting. Each day, we will dive deeply into an aspect of STEAM and learn about at least one famous woman in STEAM!

(S) Science
Is that clean? Learn about famous scientist Ellen Swallow Richards, who pioneered the field of sanitation science at MIT and helped bring about cleaner water and air for everyone. Learn how to test indoor water and air quality based on her standards! Then, imagine a trip to Antarctica with Dr. Aditi Pant. Would you be able to do science experiments under these conditions?

(T) The Future of Technology
GUI? WIMP? Find out how Adele Goldberg made it possible for us to interact seamlessly with phones, tablets, and computers. Use your new knowledge to design an app using a unique drag-and-drop interface. No coding skills are required! Does AI pique your interest? Next, learn about Fei-Fei Li, who started AI4ALL, which advocates for human-centered AI principles and increasing diversity. 

(E) Engineer like the Greats
Renewable energy is a growing field, but hydroelectric power has existed for many years. Learn about engineer Edith Clarke, who helped design the Hoover Dam. Participate in a series of dam building challenges, including a constraints challenge to understand the difficulties of the Hoover Dam project.

(A) Bridging Art and Technology
The conversion from written and printed typography to fonts was challenging! Learn about Zuzanna Licko, a graphic designer who created many fonts used today. Next, use a digital program to create your own font typeface! Campers may download the font for home use if they wish!

(M) The Power of Math
Learn about the impressive women of Arlington Hall Station whose math skills were at the the heart of Code Purple, the effort to break Japanese code during World War II. Beginning with Genevieve Feinstein, who used coded Shakespeare as her inspiration to break mob code to Ann Caracristi who became the first woman to serve as an NSA Deputy Director, these super spies are amazing mathematicians. Learn about their code breaking skills, solve math code, and find the prize!

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Certificate of Excellence – All-Girls STEAM, 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

YouTube® Content Creators
Ages 11-14
View Dates Course Description
July 8-12 Not Available $749

Become An Influencer!

At YouTube® Camp – Content Creators, learn the exciting process of creating a successful vlog/video for YouTube®! Identify an audience, create a brand, brainstorm a creative format, produce engaging content, and create at least one YouTube®-style video.

Valuable skills like scripting, acting, filming, using green screens, creating special effects, editing, and more are also covered in this exciting camp!

Utilizing the hands-on format of this course, you’ll learn the skills you need to create your own vlog/video for YouTube®. Topics may include Minecraft tutorials, video game walkthroughs, technology unboxing, product reviews, how-to videos, fashion videos, travel vlogs, lifestyle tips, and so much more! You’ll receive lots of guidance and instruction from our rockstar instructors and also have the opportunity to collaborate with other passionate campers.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include scripting, acting, filming, using green screens, creating special effects, editing, and more!

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Your YouTube Style Video Projects, Certificate of Excellence – YouTube Content Creators, a 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt, and a VIP Camp Lanyard

Creative Writing for Filmmaking & YouTube - Emerging Writers
Ages 11-14
View Dates Course Description
Aug 5-9 Filling Fast! $749

For Current and Aspiring Creators, Screenwriters, Novelists, and Storytellers

Are you interested in becoming a future screenplay writer? Do you want to make your YouTube videos more engaging? If so, join us for a week at our emerging writers’ camp!

Through the writers workshop process, you will have the opportunity to create your very own scripts for YouTube videos and Film. Specialized sessions will focus on character descriptions, dialogue development, filming direction (transitions, camera angles, camera shots, and directions), and action descriptions. You’ll also engage in table readings to hear your word aloud for the first time!

During YouTube scripting lessons, you’ll focus on building your channel brand, focused storytelling, audience engagement, attention grabbers, and visual element planning in scripts. Get introduced to higher-level visual and audio planning elements, including pop-up texts, picture-in-picture, split screens, b-roll, and specialized transitions. Plus you’ll leave with a your very own YouTube video script!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include learning about the writing process, accepting and giving feedback, and utilizing your creative ideas!

Camp Take-Homes: A Lavner-branded Flash Drive, Video Script and Writing Projects, Certificate of Excellence – Creative Writing, 2024 Limited Edition Camp T-Shirt and a Camp VIP Camp Lanyard

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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 Info@lavnercamps.com888.854.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 9am to 3pm.

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 3:00pm to 3:45pm. Extended Day coverage is available daily from 3:00pm to 5:45pm.

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 ACH, credit card, or debit card.

There is a one-time $79 registration fee per child for the 2024 year. This allows each child to register for any camps, courses, tournaments, private tutoring, or other programs during 2024.

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

Payment Options

Payment is accepted via ACH, credit card, or debit card.

There is a one-time $79 registration fee per child for the 2024 calendar year.

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 Info@lavnercamps.com 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 Info@lavnercamps.com, 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 AM lessons from 8:00am to 8:45am and PM lessons from 3:00pm to 3:45pm.

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

You can enroll with confidence at Lavner Camps. Click here to view our Flex 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 $40 fee per camp week (per child).

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

•  A change of camp pertains to either a change of dates, change of camp, or change of location.
• A Change of Week request must be made by the Tuesday (5:00pm ET) prior to the upcoming camp week.
• A difference in camp tuition may apply. Refunds are not issued for campers who switch into a less expensive camp.
• Change of Camp Week requests must be made directly to our office by emailing Info@lavnercamps.com.
• Change of weeks can only be made within the same summer (i.e., a camp week in Summer 2024 can only be changed to another camp week in 2024).

Camp Packets

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

Links to Summer 2024 Camp Packets will be posted here as they become available, and sent via email to all registered families!

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 35-45 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 “Enroll Now” at the top of the website.

Extended Hours

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

Extended Day is from 3:00pm to 5:45pm.  If you pick up your child after 3:15pm it is considered Extended Day and your account will be billed for extended day (if not previously enrolled for extended day).

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

Registration:

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

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

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

Optional Lunch Program

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

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

Lunch information and menus will be available in your Camp Packet in the Spring.

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

Nut-Aware Camp

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

Medication Storage and Administration

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

Online Household Information

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

Lavner Camps Apparel

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

Behavioral Policy

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

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

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

Camp 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 (Info@lavnercamps.com or 888.854.2267) to obtain the contact information for the onsite director.  Additionally, if your child would like to contact you during the camp day, he/she may contact you through the camp director or camp instructor.

Project Completion

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

Personal Property Policy

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

"Lost and Found" Policy

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

Account Balances

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

Tax Benefits

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

Camp Locations

Lavner Education is not affiliated with the colleges and universities where it holds summer camps. For a list of current camp locations, please click the menu at the top of our website.

New and Amended Camp Policies & Camp Descriptions

To help ensure a safe and productive camp environment, Lavner Education reserves the right to add or amend camp policies at any time. Lavner Education also reserves the right to amend any camp description, which includes but is not limited to changes in curricula, camp projects, hardware/software used at camp, login accounts that campers are required to have for camp, and computers/devices for camp.  All current camp policies can be found at www.lavnercampsandprograms.com in real time. All current camp descriptions can be found on each respective camp description page on this website. Please feel free to check back on our website at any time for updates.

Contact Information

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

Office: 888.854.CAMP (2267)

Email: Info@lavnercamps.com

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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 3pm. Early Arrival is available beginning at 8am and Extended Day is available until 5:45pm.

2024 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, Coding, Spy Tech, etc…)

10:15am to 10:30am – Snack Time

10:30am to 11:45am – Specialized Camp Activity

11:45am to 1:00pm – Lunch & Supervised Recess (Sports, Socialization & Fun!)*

*Lunch/Recess times may vary. Recess may be held indoors if there is inclement weather. For indoor recess, sports activities may or may not be an option.

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

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

2:15pm to 2:45pm – Specialized Camp Activity

2:45pm to 3:00pm – Afternoon Group (Review of Daily Accomplishments & Next Day’s Schedule)

3:00pm to 3:15pm – Camper Pick Up & Sign Out

3:00pm to 3:45pm – PM Private Lessons (Optional)

3:00pm to 5:45pm – Extended Day (Optional)

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 AM lessons from 8:00am to 8:45am and PM lessons from 3:00pm to 3:45pm.

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 Info@lavnercamps.com 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:  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 #2:  Who are your instructors?

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

Question #3:  Do you have a camp director on site?

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 #4:  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 #5:  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 #6:  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 follow extensive guidelines, hire very responsible staff and train them in our procedures and best practices, employ procedures that promote safety and supervision, and are in constant communication. We also implement a behavioral policy that is strict but fair and requires that all campers exude good behavior, do not engage in bullying, and contribute to a safe and welcoming camp environment. Your child is our #1 priority, which means that the safety of our campers is our first concern.

Question #10:  Why should we choose Lavner Camps?

Answer:  Lavner Education is the World Leader in summer enrichment camps.  At Lavner Education, you will truly “experience the difference.” Our mission is to provide the best camp experience available… and we do.  We understand choosing Lavner Camps is an investment in your child. Our camp programs are designed to empower your child, help them reach their potential, build self-confidence, and develop the skills for success. Join us at any of our 35+ prestigious camp locations nationwide!

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

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 Info@lavnercamps.com, call our year-round office at 888.854.CAMP (2267), or send us a message on our website chat.  We welcome your questions and are happy to provide you with informative answers!

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Specialty Day Camps!

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

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

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

3.  Safety is our #1 priority!  We follow hundreds of guidelines covering health, wellness, operation, safety, and more, because our campers deserve the best!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Lavner Camps?

We Champion Your Champion.
At Lavner Education, 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, you’ll have the opportunity to substantially improve your self-confidence by completing your very own projects!

Campers Can Develop Their Own Interests.
With over 60 different course offerings, we have something for everyone! Whether you want to become a chef or a computer programmer, our expert instructors and unbeatable curricula allow you to grow in the subject areas you are most passionate about.

Succeed Through Hands-On, Experiential Learning.
Learn by doing. Whether it’s improving skills in athletics, building and coding a robot, designing a handbag, cooking lasagna, or more, we believe in teaching you through project-based learning. Our unique curricula and hands-on teaching methods give you the opportunity to learn through real-world experience. Our camps are designed by industry experts in education so you’re sure to improve your 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 you’ll get access to the latest educational technologies and advancements.

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

What’s Included at Camp?

We offer a Staff to Camper ratio of approximately 1:4 to 1:8.
A 1:4 to 1:8 staff-to-camper ratio and multiple levels of curricula ensure that you’ll be able to grow at your 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 3% 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 you’ll have the tools for success.

A Lavner Camps Certificate of Excellence, Official T-shirt, and more!
At the end of the week, you’ll leave with a Lavner Camps Certificate of Excellence, a limited edition Summer 2024 T-Shirt, and a VIP Lanyard. Most campers also take home a final project (like a 3D-printed masterpiece, a new app, etc.). You’ll 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 (3pm to 5:45pm) for families who need extra coverage for their child. We offer a catered lunch program for those who do not wish to pack lunch from home. We even offer private lessons before and after camp which allows you to go beyond what is offered in your course curricula.

Why is Lavner Education the Leader in Specialty Camps?

At Lavner Education, success starts here. Lavner Camps was build by team members with educational backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Columbia University, University of Chicago, Harvard University Graduate School of Education and more. Our best-in-class programs, top-tier instructors and camp managers, prestigious camp locations, and over 60 unique course offerings have allowed us to remain the global leader in STEM education for kids.

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