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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 STEM, Technology & The Arts. Our proprietary curricula is student-centered, so whether you are a novice who can’t wait to learn a new program or an advanced camper with years of experience, you will acquire new skills 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.
Premier Safety Plan/Covid-19 Resource Page. As a camp proudly accredited by the American Camp Association*, we make the safety of each camper our top priority. In collaboration with NYU, face masks are required indoors and social distancing practices will take place at camp. Lavner Education staff working in-person at NYU will be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, subject to applicable law. Please visit our Covid-19 Resource Page for more information. Regular Camp Hours: Campers can enroll for 1 or more weeks of camp. Regular camp hours are from 9am to 3:30pm. Success Starts Here. Lavner’s 40+ cutting-edge specialty camps offer the latest in STEM, Technology & The Arts, opening up a world for campers to take their creativity to new heights, turn their ideas into reality, and gain applicable, real-life skills to achieve and exceed their goals. Campers can Design Their Own Websites, Build and Code Robots, Work With Artificial Intelligence, Create Custom Converse & Vans Sneakers, Produce Digital Music, Learn About Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Tech Stocks, Mod in Minecraft, Build/Code Games in Roblox, Compete in National Minecraft and Roblox Tournaments, Code in Scratch, Java, and Python, Design Apps, Take a Deep Dive Into STEM & Medicine, Train in Esports, Learn Responsible Digital Citizenship, and so much more! Love What You Do. Our NYU campers have the opportunity to choose from over 40 cutting-edge camps and work with some of the most exciting topics in STEM, Technology & The Arts, all on the prestigious New York University campus right across from Washington Square Park. Campers specialize in one camp each week, fully immersing themselves in the subject matter of their choice. Lavner’s unique, academy-style model, in conjunction with our top-tier instructors and proprietary curriculum, has proven to enable campers to build skills in areas they are passionate about, create awesome projects, and prepare them for success in both the digital and non-digital world. Campers benefit from our highly-talented instructors (we hire less than 3% of applicants) and lots of personalized attention. We also allow for break times and opportunities for socialization. This holistic approach promotes a healthy balance of learning, collaboration, friendship, and fun, which is an essential part of the Lavner 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 the best experience nationwide, Lavner 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 that will last a lifetime. A Great Investment In Your Child. Lavner Camps is an investment in your child. Through experiential learning and top-notch experiences, our campers gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to put them on a path for success. We offer a wide variety of camp options each week, allowing you the flexibility to customize and build the ultimate summer schedule for your child. If you would like our assistance in planning your child’s summer at Lavner Camps, we are always happy to help! Just call our camp specialists at 646.308.1555, send us an email, or chat with us online. Super Fun Activities. Summer camp is something your child eagerly looks forward to all year, so we believe it should be a fun and memorable experience for them. Each week, Lavner Camps offers a variety of exciting activities for campers to create connections, build confidence, and highlight their uniqueness. 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. For Summer 2022, you may purchase a catered lunch through online registration or may pack a lunch. Campers should bring their own nut-free snacks from home. Recess takes place outside if weather permits. 2022 Camp Packet. Our 2022 Camp Packet containing important “need to know” information for camp will be available on May 1, 2022! Registration Fee. There is a one-time $40 registration fee per child for the 2022 calendar year. This allows each child to register for our 2022 programs: summer camps, virtual school year courses, tournaments, private tutoring, and more. 2022 Flex Enrollment Policy. You can enroll with confidence at Lavner Camps. Click here to view our 2022 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. *Lavner Education is accredited by the American Camp Association in PA & NJ, and carries a large number of standards to additional states.
Early Arrival: Early arrival is available from 8am to 9am.
Extended Hours: Extended Day is available from 3:30pm to 6pm.
Private Lessons: Optional private lessons are offered before and after camp. 45-minute private lessons take place from 8am to 8:45am and 3:30pm to 4:15pm. 90-minute private lessons take place from 3:30pm to 5pm.
Regular Camp Hours: Campers can enroll for 1 or more weeks of camp. Regular camp hours are from 9am to 3:30pm.
Success Starts Here. Lavner’s 40+ cutting-edge specialty camps offer the latest in STEM, Technology & The Arts, opening up a world for campers to take their creativity to new heights, turn their ideas into reality, and gain applicable, real-life skills to achieve and exceed their goals. Campers can Design Their Own Websites, Build and Code Robots, Work With Artificial Intelligence, Create Custom Converse & Vans Sneakers, Produce Digital Music, Learn About Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Tech Stocks, Mod in Minecraft, Build/Code Games in Roblox, Compete in National Minecraft and Roblox Tournaments, Code in Scratch, Java, and Python, Design Apps, Take a Deep Dive Into STEM & Medicine, Train in Esports, Learn Responsible Digital Citizenship, and so much more!
Love What You Do. Our NYU campers have the opportunity to choose from over 40 cutting-edge camps and work with some of the most exciting topics in STEM, Technology & The Arts, all on the prestigious New York University campus right across from Washington Square Park. Campers specialize in one camp each week, fully immersing themselves in the subject matter of their choice. Lavner’s unique, academy-style model, in conjunction with our top-tier instructors and proprietary curriculum, has proven to enable campers to build skills in areas they are passionate about, create awesome projects, and prepare them for success in both the digital and non-digital world. Campers benefit from our highly-talented instructors (we hire less than 3% of applicants) and lots of personalized attention. We also allow for break times and opportunities for socialization. This holistic approach promotes a healthy balance of learning, collaboration, friendship, and fun, which is an essential part of the Lavner 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 the best experience nationwide, Lavner 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 that will last a lifetime.
A Great Investment In Your Child. Lavner Camps is an investment in your child. Through experiential learning and top-notch experiences, our campers gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to put them on a path for success. We offer a wide variety of camp options each week, allowing you the flexibility to customize and build the ultimate summer schedule for your child. If you would like our assistance in planning your child’s summer at Lavner Camps, we are always happy to help! Just call our camp specialists at 646.308.1555, send us an email, or chat with us online.
Super Fun Activities. Summer camp is something your child eagerly looks forward to all year, so we believe it should be a fun and memorable experience for them. Each week, Lavner Camps offers a variety of exciting activities for campers to create connections, build confidence, and highlight their uniqueness. 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. For Summer 2022, you may purchase a catered lunch through online registration or may pack a lunch. Campers should bring their own nut-free snacks from home. Recess takes place outside if weather permits.
2022 Camp Packet. Our 2022 Camp Packet containing important “need to know” information for camp will be available on May 1, 2022!
Registration Fee. There is a one-time $40 registration fee per child for the 2022 calendar year. This allows each child to register for our 2022 programs: summer camps, virtual school year courses, tournaments, private tutoring, and more.
2022 Flex Enrollment Policy. You can enroll with confidence at Lavner Camps. Click here to view our 2022 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.
*Lavner Education is accredited by the American Camp Association in PA & NJ, and carries a large number of standards to additional states.
Regular Camp Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm. Tuition in calendar below. Tuition is pro-rated at 80% for the July 5-8 week (4-day week).
Early Arrival: 8:00am to 9:00am – $12/day.
Extended Day: 3:30pm to 6:00pm – $28/day.
45 Minute Private Lessons: 8:00am to 8:45am and 3:30pm to 4:15pm – $59/lesson.
90 Minute Private Lessons: 3:30pm to 5:00 pm – $99/lesson.
Discounts: The discounts for 2+ 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.
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, 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Get A Head Start In Coding.
Campers 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, 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 2022 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 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a 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 2022 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 2022 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!
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 2022 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®. 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 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
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 2022 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 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
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 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Take Your Minecraft Skills National With New High Flying Events for 2022!
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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a 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, 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, 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 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Explore New Missions for 2022 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 2022 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, 2022 Special Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard
Join us for an action-packed week of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! With exciting and unique topics each day, campers will get exposure to a wide variety of STEAM learning. Check out our topics below!
Monday – (S) Science with Virtual Labs.
Experience the fun of hands-on learning using our virtual science labs and explore some of the most exciting topics in science today.
Tuesday – (T) The Future of Technology.
Have you ever thought about what 2050 will look like? How about 2450? Dive into the next generation ideas, inventions, and advancements, and learn about some of the exceptional women leading the charge in this space!
Wednesday – (E) Engineering A Cleaner World. Learn about the future of EV vehicles, the technology behind it, and how adopting this technology can help support climate change initiatives. Create a digital map of EV charging stations for your favorite city to help them go green, and present to the group!
Thursday – (A) The Key to 3D Art
Thursday is all about 3D Modeling! You’ve just come up with a game changing idea for the world’s technological future, and have the research to back it up. You need to lock everything up in a safe, but need to create a super stealth key that is impossible to copy. Your challenge is to 3D model a unique key for your safe: think specific color codes, ridges, and camouflage. We’ll 3D print your key and mail it to you from one of our secret locations!
Friday – (M) The Power of Math
Friday is all about the power of real-world math. Discover how math can be used to help you do things like start a business, understand the value of money over time, predict the weather, or identify the patterns behind hit songs. Math is an incredibly powerful tool, and when used the right way, it can help you unlock incredible discoveries and truly change your life!
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 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a 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, 2022 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, 2022 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, 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Build Skills. Design. Code. Repeat.
New Projects and Competitions for 2022!
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 2022 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 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
In Vanilla Minecraft Coding Camp, campers will learn how to program in Minecraft (Java Edition) using Minecraft’s powerful vanilla commands and create resource and datapacks to customize the game experience. Although Minecraft’s commands are very different from traditional programming languages, many of the principles you will use are just the same. Model and program a custom item, build an awesome minigame to play with your friends, or create the next trending survival challenge!
Please note that this is different from modding.
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 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.
Dive into the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency with our Bitcoin Camp. Learn all about the what, who, and why of cryptocurrencies, the ins and outs of trading, and its financial, environmental, and cultural impacts across the globe.
What is Cryptocurrency and Who Uses it:
Learn all about the history of cryptocurrency. What is Bitcoin? What are the ways you can buy, invest in, and trade bitcoin and how is it stored securely with Blockchain technology? What other Altcoins exist and what are their main differences? Study different Fintech (Financial Technology) companies in the crypto space and evaluate how they are driving this industry. Learn about the different companies and countries that use Bitcoin and why it is considered legal tender in some parts of the world.
What are the Pros and Cons of Bitcoin:
How is Bitcoin mined? Study the environmental implications of mining for Bitcoin and how Bitcoin miners are looking to make the process more green. Is Bitcoin really a hedge against inflation? Understand what inflation is and why some have turned to cryptocurrency as an alternative to avoid this. What is supply and demand and how does the limited amount of Bitcoin in the world affect the value? Learn about decentralized finance and what this means for Bitcoin.
Create and trade your own Cryptos:
Take all of your newfound knowledge on the world of cryptocurrency and Bitcoin to create your own digital currency! Design a t-shirt and real-world marketing flyer for your new cryptocurrency that you can take home. Play a variety of games and solve cryptography puzzles to win “camp crypto” and participate in group crypto trading simulations with your digital currency during camp!
Valuable Learning Opportunities: Learn all about Cryptocurrencies, Gain an understanding of the technology behind it: Blockchains, Discuss the environmental impacts of mining Bitcoin, Participate in Crypto trading simulations
Join us to learn about some of the most exciting tech stocks on the market like Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, Tesla, and more! Explore the world of Big Tech, the growth of their industries, and some of their most powerful contributions/influences in the world today.
Tech Stocks, Trading Simulations & Competitions:
Learn how to analyze a company’s financials, study historical performance, and calculate P/E ratios, earnings per share, dividends, and valuations. Use $100,000 of “play money” on Monday and buy/sell stock throughout the week, with the goal of selling for a profit on Friday. Also, learn about strategies for holding longer term investments, the historical performance of tech stocks over time (including bubbles), and collaborate with fellow campers to envision the future.
Big Data – Analytics & Challenges:
tech companies thrive on the collection of data to help them make better decisions and optimize the experiences of its users. What kind of innovations are utilized in this space and what are some of the successes and implications of these practices? At camp, learn how to work with sample data from case studies and compete in fun and exciting analytics challenges.
Team Project – Problem Solvers:
Many tech companies have become household names by solving problems and making everyday life more efficient. Amazon connects buyers and sellers while delivering products to your door quickly and cheaply, Uber connects drivers and passengers (no more hailing cabs in the rain), and Tesla creates electric cars that are not dependent on oil and better for the environment. At camp, with a team, we challenge you to identify a problem in the world that you would like to solve, create a solution using a technology or technologies of choice, and create a roadmap for launch, innovation and growth!
Join us to take a deep dive into this powerful industry, improve your knowledge in an array of topics, and have fun working with fellow campers!
Valuable Learning Opportunities: Learn About The Stock Market, Study Tech Stocks, Gain Understanding Of The Tech Industry, Learn Technical Trading Practices, Track Your Own Stocks, Learn Analytics, Solve Real-World Problems, and Participate In Our Weekly Stock Challenge!
A new app to track your health. A better way to communicate with your friends. A new online brand. Bring your ideas to our exciting Tech Startup Camp and begin developing your own mission-driven company. Study some of the most successful tech startups such as AirBnB, Uber, WhatsApp and more!
Study Tech Startups:
Read and evaluate real case studies of some of the most prominent tech startups to date. Why were they successful? What did they do that helped them make big strides in their industry when other companies failed? What takeaways can you utilize from their accomplishments and setbacks to help you be successful in your own startup?
What goes into a Tech Startup from start to finish:
Take a deep dive into the processes and steps that successful tech startups follow, from the moment of conception to the launch of a company. Learn about project management, assessing competition in the market, and generating revenue.
Group Project – develop your own startup:
Collaborate in teams and utilize the skills you just learned to develop your own startup company. Learn how to communicate with one another effectively and efficiently in order to grow your idea into a successful startup. Bring your brand to life as you create your own pitch deck for potential investors and design a poster to market your company. Each camper will receive a printed poster in the mail following their camp week.
Pitch your idea:
Once your plan is ready, It’s time to pitch your idea to possible investors – your fellow campers. Each camper will be given $100,000 of play money to invest in ideas that they find attractive. Can your startup gain the most backers?
Valuable Learning Opportunities: Learn about what it takes to develop a tech startup, Utilize effect communication as you work in groups to create your own tech startup, Discuss case studies to better understand why some tech startups were successful
Calling all future medical professionals!
STEM plays a huge role in the research, development, and practice of medicine. From understanding how viruses attach to cells at a microscopic level to better learn how to fight them, to 3D modeling and printing prosthetics that help change lives, there’s lots of science, technology, engineering, and math that goes into modern medicine. Whether you’re using math to model the potential impact of a pandemic or learning about the technology behind mRNA vaccines, you will have to call upon a number of STEM disciplines to achieve the best possible results and help the most people.
In this camp, you will be immersed in interesting disciplines and given the chance to explore the fascinating advancements and latest technology in the world of medicine. Hands-on activities will help you to put concepts into practice. You’ll get to 3D model a prosthetic, perform a simulated surgery, write code, and more.
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, 2022 Special Edition T-Shirt, 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, 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, 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 2022 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!
Design Games Like a Pro!
Campers go through the process of creating a video game – brainstorming, planning, character design, level design, programming, user interface design and much more! After learning the Graphical User Interface in GameMaker™: Studio, campers begin to plan their game by crafting a storyline and developing characters using the advanced, built-in, digital painting software. Once their characters are created, campers learn about level design and lay out floor plans with an easy-to-use, efficient tiling technique that allows for excellent control and precision. Once the basic visuals are established, campers begin to program the character movement and interactions within their game. Offering a vast database of game design concepts, and sharp graphics, GameMaker™ is a great step towards professional level design and an even bigger step towards top-level creativity and innovation!
Valuable Learning Opportunities include creating an incredible look, feel, and appeal for a game, working with professional level software, and boosting your coding skills!
Camp Take-Homes: Game Projects, Game Design Academy – Certificate of Excellence, a 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a 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. 2022 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 2022 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 Info@lavnercamps.com, 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 3:30pm.
Early Arrival: Early arrival is available from 8am to 9am.
Private Lessons/Extended Hours: We offer optional private lessons before and after camp. 45-minute private lessons take place from 8:00 to 8:45am and 3:30 to 4:15pm. 90-minute private lessons take place from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. Private lessons may be offered by our instructors either in-person, or virtually if the camp instructor is already booked and/or not available. Private lessons with our virtual instructors will still take place at camp using our computers.
Camp enrollment 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 $40 registration fee per child for the 2022 year. This allows each child to register for any camps, courses, tournaments, private tutoring, or other programs during 2022.
If you have any questions or issues regarding enrollment, please call our year-round office at 888.854.CAMP (2267) or email us at 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 is accepted via credit card or cash.
There is a one-time $40 registration fee per child for the 2022 calendar year.
If enrolling prior to March 1, 2022, you have the following payment options:
• In Full: Pay tuition in full at enrollment.
• 50/50: Pay 50% at enrollment, 50% on March 1, 2022.
• $100 Down Per Week: Pay $100 per week at enrollment, and the balance in equal monthly installments through April, 2022.
• Customized: Contact our registration team for a customized payment plan.
• Selecting an option other than Pay In Full will schedule automatic payments for the remaining balance.
• Payments are applied equally to each camp week and cannot be transferred from one week of camp to another.
• Payments made by cash should be dropped off at our year-round office at the time of enrollment, and a receipt will be provided.
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.
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:
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 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 2022 can only be changed to another camp week in 2022).
The Camp Communique includes additional information specific to each location. Communique will include detailed information for your location, week, and courses including drop off/pickup information, what to bring to camp, campus maps and directions, and more.
Links to Summer 2022 Camp Communique will be posted as they become available, and sent via email to all registered families!
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).
Extended Day is from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. If you pick up your child after 3:45pm it is considered Extended Day and your account will be billed for extended day (if not previously enrolled for extended day).
We also offer optional private lessons before and after camp. 45-minute private lessons take place from 8:00 to 8:45am and 3:30 to 4:15pm. 90-minute private lessons take place from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.
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!
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 menus will be available on the specific camp location pages in the Spring.
If your child does not bring a lunch to camp and is not signed up for our lunch program, we will purchase lunch for your child that day and bill the method of payment in your account (i.e. charge your credit card on file).
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 Education, 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 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.
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.
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 Education is not responsible or liable for any personal equipment that is lost, stolen, or broken.
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.
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.
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!
Our financial aid program is now open for applications until January 10th, 2022. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Lavner Education is not affiliated with the colleges and universities where it holds summer camps.
To ensure a safe and productive camp environment, Lavner Education reserves the right to add or amend camp policies at any time. All current policies can be found at www.lavnercampsandprograms.com in real time. Please feel free to check back on our website for updates.
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!
Germantown Academy Camps – 340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary Camps – 816 Norristown Road, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002
St. Peter’s School Camps – 319 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
University of Pennsylvania Camps – Houston Hall – 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Valley Forge Educational Services Camps – 1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, PA 19355
Waldron Mercy Academy Camps – 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066
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
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
Camp Tech Revolution Locations Are Available In Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Manhattan, Long Island, Cambridge MA, Miami, Orlando, Houston, Austin, Baltimore, Washington DC, Atlanta, Ann Arbor, Denver, and Seattle.
Camp days are fun and exciting, and no day is just “typical” at Lavner Camps! However, we believe that organization and structure are the foundation of a great camp experience. We offer a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, and our schedule is optimized for specialized learning, socialization, and fun.
Below is a “typical” schedule for campers attending our specialty day camps:
Regular camp hours are 9am to 3:30pm. Early Arrival is available beginning at 8am and Extended Day is available until 6pm.
8:00am to 9:00am – Early Arrival (Optional)
8:00am to 8:45am – AM Private Lessons (Optional)
8:45am to 9:00am – Camper Drop Off & Sign In
9:00am to 9:15am – Morning Group (Attendance & Review of Daily Activities)
9:15 am to 10:15am – Specialized Camp Activity (e.g. Robotics, Fashion, Coding, etc…)
10:15am to 10:30am – Snack Time
10:30am to 11:30am – Specialized Camp Activity
11:30am to 1:00pm – Lunch & Supervised Recess (Sports, Socialization & Fun!)*
*Lunch/Recess may be subject to variable times based on Covid-19 protocol.
1:00pm to 2:00pm – Specialized Camp Activity
2:00pm to 2:15pm – Optional Break Period
2:15pm to 3:15pm – Specialized Camp Activity
3:15pm to 3:30pm – Afternoon Group (Review of Daily Accomplishments & Next Day’s Schedule)
3:30pm to 3:45pm – Camper Pick Up & Sign Out
3:30pm to 4:15pm – PM Private Lessons (Optional)
3:30pm to 5:00pm – PM Private Lessons (Optional)
3:30pm to 6:00pm – Extended Day (Optional)
***Project Showcase Events are typically scheduled to commence at camp on Fridays at 2:45pm. For 2022, these events are open to campers and staff only***
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 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.
Our camp families ask us many great questions about our summer camps. Below are a list of 10 questions that are frequently asked. If you have a question that is not listed, please send it our way!
Question #1: Are your camps accredited?
Answer: Yes, we are accredited by the American Camp Association in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and carry our practices to other states. The American Camp Association provides a guideline of hundreds of standards, and conducts site visits for re-accreditation. It is a lot of work to become and remain accredited; our commitment shows the dedication that we have to providing a safe and healthy environment for our campers, and our overall commitment to excellence and your child!
Question #2: What are your staff to camper ratios?
Answer: We guarantee a max staff-to-camper ratio of 1:4 to 1:8…or better! We invest in great staff and low ratios to ensure the best camp experience for your child, which is what counts the most!
Question #3: Who are your instructors?
Answer: Our instructors are high level and are the very best out of a large pool of qualified applicants we consider. Each year, we hire less than 3% of applicants. Typically, our lead instructors consist of teachers, college professors, undergrad/grad students from excellent colleges/universities, and the occasional superstar student entering college in the fall. Assistant instructors typically consist of accomplished rising seniors. Our instructors are knowledgeable in the subject area, passionate about working with kids, highly responsible, and have cleared background checks. Instructors go through a rigorous orientation and training prior to the summer camp season and have constant support from onsite camp directors and our central office. We put them in a position to succeed…and they do!
Question #4: Do you have an on-site camp director?
Answer: Yes! Many of our on-site directors are full-time teachers during the school year. Our on-site camp directors manage each camp location. They are trained to make sure that daily operations at camp are running smoothly, and are also CPR and First Aid certified. Camp directors are available on site to answer your questions, and are available by phone and email if you need to communicate with them during the day. Our central office also employs regional directors who visit camp locations to help ensure a high quality camp environment!
Question #5: Do campers usually attend for one week or more than one week?
Answer: Camper attendance varies. Most campers attend for multiple weeks, either in the same camp or in a variety of camps. Our camps have multiple levels of curricula and lots of additional activities and projects for all skill levels.
Question #6: How do you group the campers at camp?
Answer: Campers are grouped by age and ability. We run multiple levels of curricula, allowing for campers to attend camp with us at any time during the summer, even if they are beginners. Our campers can sign up for any week and be placed appropriately in camp. This provides our camp families with maximum flexibility.
Question #7: Do your campers improve at camp?
Answer: Yes! Campers receive approximately 22-25 hours of concentrated time in their camp activity per week. This, combined with our cutting-edge curriculum and high-level instructors, allows our campers to improve a lot! Camper improvement is the cornerstone of our Specialty Camps and is what allows us to be successful!
Question #8: How do you keep camp fun?
Answer: We hire fun and dynamic instructors, and focus on creating an awesome camp culture! Campers are also attending a specialty camp of their choice, so they already want to be there! We incorporate a number of breaks during the day with opportunities for recreation and socialization. On Fridays, there is typically a grand finale/showcase that campers work towards – e.g. Bake Off, ROBOWARS Tournament, Tennis Olympics, Fashion Show, Beta Testing Projects. We receive tons of emails from happy parents…our campers truly love camp!
Question #9: How do you create a safe camp environment?
Answer: Camp safety is our #1 goal. We work hard all year long to make sure our camp safety is top notch. We are ACA accredited and follow extensive guidelines. We hire very responsible staff and train them in our procedures and best practices, employ procedures that promote safety and supervision, and are in constant communication. We also implement a behavioral policy that is strict but fair and requires that all campers exude good behavior, do not engage in bullying, and contribute to a safe and welcoming camp environment. Your child is our #1 priority, which means that the safety of our campers is our first concern. For our Covid-19 protocol, please visit our Covid-19 Resource Page.
Question #10: Why should we choose Lavner Camps?
Answer: Lavner Education is the World Leader in summer enrichment camps. At Lavner Education, you will truly “experience the difference.” Our mission is to provide the best camp experience available… and we do. We understand choosing Lavner Camps is an investment in your child. Our camp programs are designed to empower your child, help them reach their potential, build self-confidence, and develop the skills for success. Join us at any of our 25+ prestigious camp locations nationwide!
Here are some of the things that we offer to provide a great camp experience:
Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)
Safety Is Our #1 Priority
Top-Notch Camp Locations
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!
There are many reasons to attend Lavner Camps! Here are our top 10 (in no particular order):
1. We are the World Leader in Specialty Camps. Our campers specialize in an area of interest each week, and our mission is to provide the best camp experiences for your child. We lead the pack in cutting-edge learning, innovation, and fun!
2. Our huge selection of 50+ Specialty Camps allows our campers to focus on specialized areas of interest and improve their skills. There is something for everybody at Lavner Camps!
3. Safety is our #1 priority! We are accredited by the American Camp Association in PA and NJ, and carry our standards to other states. The ACA has hundreds of guidelines for accreditation, covering health, wellness, operation, safety, and more, and they conduct site visits for re-accreditation. We invest in the ACA accreditation because our campers deserve the best!
4. Our in-house experts work year-round to develop innovative and cutting-edge curricula that give our campers the tools to succeed. We ignite passion and learning at your child’s pace! Join us to see why thousands of campers love to participate and thrive at Lavner Camps.
5. We offer high quality camps at a great value. We want your dollars to see dividends in your child’s happiness, improvement of skill sets, passion for learning, and friendships gained. We take pride in creating value for your family, and work hard to ensure the success and happiness of your child!
6. We hire talented staff who are passionate about teaching, knowledgeable in the subject matter, and highly responsible. We hire less than 3% of applicants and many of our instructors come from top-tier/Ivy League schools!
7. First Class Camp Locations. Your child will have an awesome camp experience on a beautiful, spacious campus with great amenities!
8. Excellent communication with our camp families. We want to communicate with you to make sure your child gets into the camp he or she wants, and to ensure that the camp experience is a great one. Reach out to us any time; our customer service is A+!
9. We employ full-time Sports, Technology and Arts Departments dedicated year-round to researching, developing, and delivering cutting-edge Specialty Camps. Our Expert Leadership Team has backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Cornell University, Brandeis University, Villanova University, Columbia University, Harvard University – Graduate School of Education and more, and drives excellence in everything we do!
10. It starts at the top! Justin and Michael Lavner, and our entire Leadership Team, are extremely hands-on and passionate about offering our camp families the best experience possible. Justin and Michael attended camp for many years as children, worked at camps, and eat, sleep, and breathe Lavner Camps! We are an organization that loves learning and fun, and are dedicated to your child’s success and happiness!
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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, 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 Education is a family-owned 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 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 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 2022 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 Education, 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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