Summer Camps at
University of Pennsylvania

2018 Penn Summer Camps, Philadelphia Summer Camps, Center City, University City

2018 Tech Camps, STEM Camps and Creative Arts Camps in Philadelphia PA!

Ages 6 to 15

University of Pennsylvania – Houston Hall & Irvine Auditorium
3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(610) 664-8800

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At the University of Pennsylvania, our 2018 Penn Summer Camps include tech camps, creative arts camps, and educational camps for kids in Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs! Our 2018 Philadelphia summer camps at UPenn include Roblox Camp with Game Design & CompetitionsRobotics Camp with LEGO® EV3®, Robotics with Artificial IntelligenceRobotics Camp with VEX® IQ3D Minecraft™ Camp, Elite Skills Minecraft™ Camp with Java™ CodingNational Minecraft™ Camp Tournament WeekVideo Game Design Camp with Apps, Game Design with GameMaker, Game Design with RPG Maker®Next Generation Coding Camp, Computer Programming Camp with Java , Computer Programming Camp with Python™, Spy Tech Camp, Virtual Reality Camp with Game Design, Augmented Reality Camp with Game DesignWeb Design Camp, 3D Printing Camp with 3D Modeling, Minecraft™ Channel for YouTube® CampDigital Fashion Design CampFashion Design Camp, Hand Sewing Camp: Stuffed Animal Creations, Graphic Design with T-Shirt CustomizationJewelry Design Camp, Acting CampFilmmaking CampSpanish Camp, Creative Writing Camp, Sports Analytics Camp, Magic Camp, and a CIT Leadership Program and are located in University City, also conveniently located to center city Philadelphia. Our UPenn location is also convenient for parents who work in Philadelphia.

Lavner Camps ~ Award-Winning Summer Camps where YOUR child can thrive!  Campers attend one camp each week, and SPECIALIZE in an area of interest for the entire week!  This allows campers to fully immerse themselves in the subject matter of the camp, improve skill sets, and create awesome projects, all while learning from talented instructors (we hire less than 8% of applicants) in a camp environment that offers a 1:8 staff to camper ratio or better!  We also allow for plenty of socialization and outdoor time during snack and recess.  Combining lots of education and fun, an investment in this amazing camp experience is an investment in YOUR child.  And yes… campers can attend the same camp for multiple weeks… as they move up in our curriculum!  Campers may also attend different camps over the span of multiple weeks.  We provide lots of great camp options each week, allowing YOU to create an optimal schedule for your child!  If you would like our assistance in planning, we are always happy to help!  Just call our camp specialists at (610) 664-8800 or email [email protected]

DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS THIS SUMMER!  Lavner Campers have a blast at our Penn summer camps and improve their skills at our tech camps, creative arts camps, and more. Our campers learn from excellent instructors and can explore their passions on an Ivy League campus, making our camps at Penn a true Philadelphia summer camp destination!  At Penn, our campers can build robots, design video games, learn computer programming, learn to install and program mods in Minecraft™ and work in teams on our multi-player servers, explore their talents in Fashion Design, learn to sew stuffed animals and accessories, immerse themselves in Spanish, and much more!

The University of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest universities in America and is centrally located in Philadelphia, PA. Also known as one of the top ranked universities in the country, UPenn is situated on an incredible campus and atmosphere for learning. All classrooms used for camp are air conditioned, and campers get breaks for recreation outdoors each day. For Philadelphia families and families in surrounding suburbs looking for great summer camp opportunities, make sure to check out our camps at Penn! Our 34th & Spruce location is very convenient for public transportation, great eating, shops, and is a perfect place to start your tour of Penn’s campus!

Campers may register for one week or multiple weeks of any of the above camps.

Tuition ranges from $329 per week to $549 per week (9:00am to 3:30pm) – not including discounts.  To locate each camp’s weekly tuition, please visit the camp’s individual webpage (by clicking on the links above) and scroll to the bottom of the page.  Discounts are available for Early Registration, Multi-Week Registration, and/or Additional Siblings.  We also offer a Referral Program where families can earn $50 to $60 in referral credits for Summer 2019 for each new family referred.  For more information about discounts and our referral program, visit our Camp Tuition & Discounts Page.

Extended Day Options include Early Arrival (8:00am to 9:00am – $10 per day), and Extended Day (3:30pm to 6:00pm – $18/day).

Lunch Program – Camp families may purchase a catered lunch from our third party vendor for $38/week on each families’ Lavner Camps account, or camp families may pack a lunch for their child.  If purchasing a catered lunch, families must do so through their online account no later than the Friday prior to the camp week.  Lavner Camps is a “Nut-Aware” camp as defined on our General Information webpage, and while our caterer provides some “Nut-Aware” options on our camp menu, the caterer is not nut free and meals may contain traces of nut product.



To read camp descriptions and find out more about ages, dates, tuition and discounts, please click on any of the camp links above or on the camp buttons to the left!

For all General Information about our Specialty Camps, See Right Side Navigation 

Map of our Philadelphia Camps at Penn:


UPenn Campus Map:  Camps take place in Houston Hall and Irvine Auditorium, which are 245 and 255, respectively on the campus map.  Houston Hall and Irvine Auditorium are located on 34th and Spruce, in the Perelman Quad.

Campus Map of Houston Hall

Map of Irvine Auditorium


Testimonial: “Awesome camps at UPenn. My son really enjoyed Robotics Camp and my daughter had an amazing time at Fashion Design Camp. We will be back next summer!”  –– Denise, J., Camp Parent



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