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40+ Cutting-Edge Summer Camps. Proprietary Expert Curricula. Talented Instructors. Dynamic Programming. Hands-On Experiential Learning. Prestigious Locations. Friends, Teamwork & Fun. Skills for Life. Success Starts Here. Accredited by the American Camp Association.
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The World Leader in Summer Enrichment Camps. Lavner Camps was developed by a leadership team with educational backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Columbia University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, UCLA Graduate School of Educational Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and more. Our mission is to provide a best-in-class experience in summer enrichment and prepare our campers for the future. Lavner Camps is filled with the most cutting-edge topics in STEM, Technology & The Arts. 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. 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 skills each week and have a blast. With a staff to camper ratio of approximately 1:4 to 1:8, we offer the premier Philly summer enrichment camp experience for ages 6 to 14. Fun Fact ~ Did you know that Lavner Education’s National Headquarters is located in the Philadelphia Metro area? We are leading the way in STEAM Education and it all started here!
Success Starts Here. Lavner’s 40+ cutting-edge specialty camps offer the latest in 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 design your own websites, build, program, and battle robots, cook and bake delicious foods, work with artificial intelligence, create custom Converse & Vans sneakers, learn about cryptocurrency, mod in Minecraft, build/code games in Roblox, compete in national Minecraft and Roblox tournaments, design a new fashion line, code in Scratch, Python, and Java, build apps, explore STEM & Medicine, write a short story, create content for YouTube and TikTok, 3D model and print miniature spaceships, learn digital citizenship, 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 3:15pm. Love What You Do. At Lavner Camps, you’ll 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 at a beautiful private school in Society Hill. You’ll specialize in one camp each week, fully immersing yourself in the subject matter of your choice. Lavner’s 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 experience. We Champion Your Champion™. We are committed to providing you with life-changing experiences that encourage a love for learning and build self-confidence. The We Champion Your Champion™ initiative is woven into the fabric of our camps throughout the country. All Players Welcome. At Lavner, we are committed to changing the game by empowering students and staff – our players – of all backgrounds. We embrace the diversity of our students and staff, and use this as a catalyst to develop life-changing experiences that are cutting edge, representative, and fun. We encourage and value each player, as we create unique opportunities for advancement in the fields of EdTech. The experiences, knowledge, and innovation created by a diverse community of students and staff is unmatched. We are changing the game by ensuring that all players are welcome. 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 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 610.664.8800, send us an email, or chat with us online. 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, we offer a variety of exciting activities in addition to the awesome educational topics covered at camp. 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. Registration Fee. There is a one-time $40 registration fee per child for the 2023 calendar year. This allows each child to register for our 2023 programs: summer camps, virtual school year courses, tournaments, private tutoring, and more. 2023 Flex Enrollment Policy. You can enroll with confidence at Lavner Camps. Click here to view our 2023 Enrollment Policy which outlines our policy for changes of weeks, cancellations, and more. 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. Please visit our Covid-19 Resource Page for more information. Terms & Conditions. By sending your child to Lavner Camps, you agree to our terms and conditions which can be viewed here. *Lavner Camps is accredited by the American Camp Association in PA & NJ.
Early Arrival: Early arrival is available from 8:00am to 9:00am.
Extended Hours: Extended Day is available from 3:15pm to 5:45pm.
Private Lessons: Optional, 45-minute private lessons are offered before and after camp from 8:00am to 8:45am and 3:15pm to 4:00pm.
Regular Camp Hours: Campers can enroll for 1 or more weeks of camp. Regular camp hours are from 9:00am to 3:15pm.
Love What You Do. At Lavner Camps, you’ll 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 at a beautiful private school in Society Hill. You’ll specialize in one camp each week, fully immersing yourself in the subject matter of your choice. Lavner’s 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 experience.
We Champion Your Champion™. We are committed to providing you with life-changing experiences that encourage a love for learning and build self-confidence. The We Champion Your Champion™ initiative is woven into the fabric of our camps throughout the country.
All Players Welcome. At Lavner, we are committed to changing the game by empowering students and staff – our players – of all backgrounds. We embrace the diversity of our students and staff, and use this as a catalyst to develop life-changing experiences that are cutting edge, representative, and fun. We encourage and value each player, as we create unique opportunities for advancement in the fields of EdTech. The experiences, knowledge, and innovation created by a diverse community of students and staff is unmatched. We are changing the game by ensuring that all players are welcome.
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 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 610.664.8800, send us an email, or chat with us online.
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, we offer a variety of exciting activities in addition to the awesome educational topics covered at camp. 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.
Registration Fee. There is a one-time $40 registration fee per child for the 2023 calendar year. This allows each child to register for our 2023 programs: summer camps, virtual school year courses, tournaments, private tutoring, and more.
2023 Flex Enrollment Policy. You can enroll with confidence at Lavner Camps. Click here to view our 2023 Enrollment Policy which outlines our policy for changes of weeks, cancellations, and more.
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. Please visit our Covid-19 Resource Page for more information.
Terms & Conditions. By sending your child to Lavner Camps, you agree to our terms and conditions which can be viewed here.
*Lavner Camps is accredited by the American Camp Association in PA & NJ.
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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 3:15pm.
Early Arrival: Early arrival is available from 8am to 9am.
Private Lessons/Extended Hours: We offer optional private lessons before and after camp. 45-minute private lessons take place from 8:00 to 8:45am and 3:15pm to 4:15pm. 90-minute private lessons take place from 3:15pm to 4:00pm. 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 2023 year. This allows each child to register for any camps, courses, tournaments, private tutoring, or other programs during 2023.
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 2023 calendar year.
If enrolling prior to March 1, 2023, you have the following payment options:
• In Full: Pay tuition in full at enrollment.
• 50/50: Pay 50% at enrollment, 50% on March 1, 2023.
• 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 AM lessons from 8:00am to 8:45am and a PM lessons from 3:15pm to 4:00pm.
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 2023 can only be changed to another camp week in 2023).
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 2023 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 3:15pm to 5:45pm. 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 3:15pm to 4:00pm.
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!
We are still determining the details of our financial aid program for Summer 2023. If you are interested in being notified when this program becomes live, please request that you be added to our financial aid contact list by emailing email@example.com.
Lavner Education is not affiliated with the colleges and universities where it holds summer camps.
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.
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
New York University Camps – Kimmel Center – 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
Washington University in St. Louis Camps (Danforth Campus) – 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, 63130
Camp Tech Revolution Locations Are Available In Los Angeles, Calabasas, San Francisco, San Diego, Manhattan, Long Island, Cambridge MA, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Houston, Austin, Baltimore, Washington DC, Atlanta, Saint Paul, 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 3:15pm. Early Arrival is available beginning at 8am and Extended Day is available until 5:45pm.
Regular camp hours are 9am to 3:15pm. Early Arrival is available beginning at 8am.
8:00am to 9:00am – Early Arrival (Optional)
8:00am to 8:45am – AM Private Lessons (Optional)
8:45am to 9:00am – Camper Drop Off & Sign In
9:00am to 9:15am – Morning Group (Attendance & Review of Daily Activities)
9:15 am to 10:15am – Specialized Camp Activity (e.g. Robotics, Coding, Spy Tech, 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 times may vary due to Covid-19 protocol.
1:00pm to 2:00pm – Specialized Camp Activity
2:00pm to 2:15pm – Optional Break Period
2:15pm to 3:00pm – Specialized Camp Activity
3:00pm to 3:15pm – Afternoon Group (Review of Daily Accomplishments & Next Day’s Schedule)
3:15pm to 3:30pm – Camper Pick Up & Sign Out
3:15pm to 4:00pm – PM Private Lessons (Optional)
3:15pm to 5:45pm – Extended Day (Optional)
***Project Showcase Events are typically scheduled to commence at camp on Fridays at 2:45pm. For 2023, 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!
• 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!
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 veery own projects!
Campers Can Develop Their Own Interests.
With over 60 different course offerings, we have something for everyone! Whether you to become a chef or a computer programmer, our expert instructors and unbeatable curricula allow you to grow in subject areas that 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, and much 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 that 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.
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.
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 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 2023 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!
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 (3:15pm to 5:45pm) for families who want 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 the course curricula.
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/camp managers, prestigious camp locations, and over 60 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!