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2020 Summer Tech Camps, STEM Camps and Creative Arts Camps in St. Louis, Missouri!

Lavner Camps at WashU in St. Louis

Danforth Campus – 6985 Snow Way Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130

Award-Winning Lavner Camps
Boys & Girls • Ages 6-14
Choose From 30+ Camps & Enroll for 1 or More Weeks!

30+ Cutting-Edge Summer Camps.  Proprietary Expert Curricula.  Talented Instructors.  Dynamic Programming.  Hands-On Learning.  Prestigious Locations.  An Emphasis on Fun.  Building Confidence.  Developing Life Skills.  We Champion Your Champion™.

Exclusively at Lavner Camps®

The World Leader in Summer Enrichment Camps.  Lavner Camps is created 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 designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced campers in all age groups, so campers can progress each week. With a guaranteed max staff to camper ratio of 1:5 to 1:10, we offer the premier summer camp experience for ages 6 to 14.

Success Starts Here.  Our 30+ camps offer the latest in STEM, Technology & The Arts, giving campers the opportunity to take their creativity to new heights, turn their ideas into reality, and gain the tools to achieve and exceed their goals. Our campers can learn how to Design Websites, Build and Code Robots, Work with Artificial Intelligence, Create Custom Converse & Vans Sneakers, Mod in Minecraft, Design in Roblox, Compete in National Minecraft, Roblox, and Fortnite Tournaments, Code in Java and Python, Become YouTube Casters, Use Green Screens, Build Games and Apps, Train in Esports, Learn Digital Citizenship, and so much more!

Love What You Do.  Our St. Louis campers choose from 30+ cutting-edge camps and work with some of the most exciting topics in STEM, Technology & The Arts, all on the prestigious Washington University campus. Campers specialize in one area of interest each week, fully immersing themselves in the subject matter of their choice. This unique model, in conjunction with our talented instructors and proprietary curriculum, positions our campers to learn a lot, create awesome projects, and truly build skills in areas they are passionate about. Campers benefit from our talented instructors (we hire less than 5% of applicants) and plenty of personalized attention. We also allow for lots of socialization and outdoor time during snack and recess with daily sports options during these break periods. This holistic approach promotes a healthy balance of indoor/outdoor time, offering campers the opportunity to play organized games and get some exercise.

We Champion Your ChampionLavner Camps is unlike any other camp and has truly changed the summer camp industry. With our commitment to providing our camp families with a great experience nationwide, Lavner Camps takes pride in leading the way and empowering our campers to reach new heights. The Lavner Camps experience is not only a pathway to success for our campers, it is also an amazing journey on which campers can learn life skills, build self-confidence, and make great friends and connections along the way.

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. Lavner Camps offers many great camp options each week, allowing you the flexibility to customize a unique 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 314.384.4190, send us an email, or chat with us online.

We’ve Got You Covered.  Campers can enroll for 1+ weeks of camp. Regular camp hours are from 9:00am to 3:30pm with extended hours from 8:00am until 6:00pm. Each week we also offer an optional catered lunch program, sports at recess, private lessons, talent shows, red carpet events, and lots of learning and fun all week.

Catered Lunch Program.  Camp families have the option to purchase a lunch plan catered by the University Dining Hall for their child or to pack a lunch. If you decide to purchase lunch you can do so when enrolling for camp or you can log back into your account and purchase lunch until the Friday prior to the start of the camp week.

2020 Camp Packet.  Our 2020 Camp Packet containing important “need to know” information for camp will be available this spring. If you enroll prior to the spring, we will email you when the camp packet is available!

#1 in Summer Enrichment Camps
Discover A Passion.
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Summer Camp Schedule

Regular Camp Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm. Tuition in calendar below.
Early Arrival: 8:00am to 9:00am – $10/day.
Extended Day: 3:30pm to 6:00pm – $24/day or $90/week.
Private Lessons: 8:00am to 8:45am and 3:30pm to 4:15pm – $49/lesson.
University Dining Hall! Optional Lunch Plan – $45/week.

Weekly Camps - Ages 6 to 14
Camp
Type
June
15-19
June
22-26
June
29-July 3
July
6-10
July
13-17
July
20-24
July
27-31
Aug
3-7
Computer Skills Camp 101
Ages 6-8
Camp Description >
STEM
$519
New Camp!
$519
New Camp!
Robotics Camp with LEGO EV3
Ages 6-10
Camp Description >
STEM
$549
Open
$549
Open
Robotics Camp Tournament Week with LEGO EV3
Ages 6-10
Camp Description >
STEM
$549
New Camp!
3D Minecraft Camp
Ages 7-12
Camp Description >
STEM
$549
Open
$549
Open
$549
Open
$549
Open
Roblox Camp with Game Design & Competitions
Ages 7-12
Camp Description >
STEM
$549
Open
$549
Open
$549
Open
$549
Open
Space Camp - Machines & Exploration
Ages 7-11
Camp Description >
STEM
$549
New Camp!
$549
New Camp!
Spy Tech Camp
Ages 7-12
Camp Description >
STEM
$549
Open
$549
Open
$549
Open
YouTube Camp - Video Production & Vlogs
Ages 8-12
Camp Description >
STEM
Arts
$549
Open
$549
Open
$549
Open
Graphic Design Camp - Custom Converse Sneakers & T-Shirt Design
Ages 8-12
Camp Description >
STEM
Arts
$599
Open
$599
Open
$599
Open
Graphic Design Camp - Custom Vans Shoes, Hats & Socks
Ages 8-12
Camp Description >
STEM
Arts
$599
New Camp!
$599
New Camp!
$599
New Camp!
3D Printing Camp
Ages 7-12
Camp Description >
STEM
$549
Open
$549
Open
Artificial Intelligence Camp - Machine Learning & Code Breaking
Ages 10-14
Camp Description >
STEM
$579
New Camp!
$579
New Camp!
AI Camp - Robotics and Coding with Cozmo & Sphero
Ages 7-10
Camp Description >
STEM
$549
Open
$549
Open
Coding Camp 101 with MIT Scratch
Ages 6-10
Camp Description >
STEM
$519
Open
Coding Camp with C++
Ages 11-14
Camp Description >
STEM
$609
Open
Coding Camp with Java
Ages 11-14
Camp Description >
STEM
$609
Open
Coding Camp with Python
Ages 10-14
Camp Description >
STEM
$609
Open
$609
Open
Filmmaking Camp
Ages 8-12
Camp Description >
STEM
Arts
$519
Open
$519
Open
Intro to Game Design Camp
Ages 6-10
Camp Description >
STEM
$519
Open
Game Design Academy with GameMaker
Ages 10-14
Camp Description >
STEM
$579
Open
Graphic Design Camp - Custom Hoodies & Phone Cases
Ages 10-14
Camp Description >
STEM
Arts
$599
New Camp!
$599
New Camp!
National Fortnite Camp - Tournament Week
Ages 13-14
Camp Description >
Esports
STEM
$599
New Camp!
Minecraft Camp - World Builder & Competitions
Ages 10-14
Camp Description >
STEM
$579
New Camp!
$579
New Camp!
National Minecraft Camp - World Championship Tournament
Ages 7-14
Camp Description >
STEM
$549
Open
National Roblox Camp - World Championship Tournament
Ages 7-12
Camp Description >
STEM
$549
Open
Photography Camp for Instagram with Custom Phone Cases
Ages 10-14
Camp Description >
STEM
Arts
$549
New Camp!
$549
New Camp!
Space Camp - Kerbal Space Program
Ages 10-14
Camp Description >
STEM
$579
New Camp!
$579
New Camp!
Web Design Camp
Ages 10-14
Camp Description >
STEM
$609
Open
Esports Camp - Fortnite
Ages 13-14
Camp Description >
Esports
STEM
$599
Open
Computer Skills Camp 101
Ages 6-8 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
July 13-17 New Camp! $519
July 27-31 New Camp! $519

Learn The Basics. Build 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, use computer programs, and even start coding with Tynker.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include using the mouse and keyboard, getting started with computer programs like Microsoft Paint and text editors, coding with Tynker, and learning about Safe Computer Practices. 

Camp Take-Homes: Computer Camp 101 – Certificate of Excellence, 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Robotics Camp with LEGO EV3
Ages 6-10 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
July 6-10 Open $549
Aug 3-7 Open $549

Get the ultimate robotics and coding experience. Lavner Camps offers an experience that goes far beyond a school program or an after school course.

Campers learn the fundamentals of robotics by getting hands-on experience with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3®. Campers explore the principles of robotics and coding  by imagining and creating their own robots, in addition to following instructions for specific robots provided by LEGO®. Campers are then able to add a wide variety of sensors and motors to their robots before programming them.Campers at all levels participate in a camp tournament called ROBOWARS on Friday each week. 

Valuable Learning Opportunities include hands-on building, learning coding skills, and getting experience collaborating. 

Camp Take-Homes: A Robotics Camp – Certificate of Excellence, a 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Robotics Camp Tournament Week with LEGO EV3
Ages 6-10 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
July 20-24 New Camp! $549

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, learning coding skills, and getting experience collaborating. 

Camp Take-Homes: Lavner Camps Robotics Trophy, a Robotics Camp – Certificate of Excellence, a 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

3D Minecraft Camp
Ages 7-12 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 22-26 Open $549
July 6-10 Open $549
July 20-24 Open $549
July 27-31 Open $549

The Ultimate Minecraft™ Camp.

At Minecraft™ Camp, you can utilize your own 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 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard. 

Roblox Camp with Game Design & Competitions
Ages 7-12 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 15-19 Open $549
June 29-July 3 Open $549
July 20-24 Open $549
Aug 3-7 Open $549

Build Skills.  Compete. Have Fun.  Repeat.

At Roblox Camp, campers design and create their own 3D worlds. With choices of many different templates, campers can select their type of world and customize their environment. In addition to designing Roblox Worlds, campers will also create their own game. Add awesome features such as drawbridges, scoreboards, time clocks, traps, power ups, or customized terrain! With so many options to add, 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 and code cool features such as player health. 

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 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard. 

Space Camp - Machines & Exploration
Ages 7-11 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 29-July 3 New Camp! $549
July 27-31 New Camp! $549

Your Mission Awaits.

We’re headed to space! Join the Lavner Camps Space Academy for a week’s worth of fun where campers can build, explore, learn, and have a blast! Campers will go 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 Bottle Rocket Launches, 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 Camp – Certificate of Excellence, 2020 Special Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard

Spy Tech Camp
Ages 7-12 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 15-19 Open $549
June 29-July 3 Open $549
July 13-17 Open $549

Explore New Missions for 2020 at the World’s Leading Spy Tech Camp!

In this action-packed camp, you will 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 will be utilized for a spy mission, creating a one-of-a-kind camp experience that builds skills in technology, leadership, and more!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include gaining exposure to information, logical thinking, high-tech collaboration, Morse Code, and Scratch or Python Coding!

Camp Take-Homes: A Spy Tech – Certificate of Excellence, a 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

YouTube Camp - Video Production & Vlogs
Ages 8-12 STEM Arts
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 22-26 Open $549
July 20-24 Open $549
Aug 3-7 Open $549

Create Your Own YouTube®-Style Videos Using Green Screens & Special Effects.

Utilizing the hands-on format of this camp, campers learn the skills they need to successfully create their very own videos. Sample topics include Minecraft™ Tutorials, Video Game Walkthroughs, Technology Unboxing, Product Reviews, How-To Videos, Fashion Videos, Travel Vlogs, Lifestyle Tips, and so much more! 

Valuable Learning Opportunities include identifying an audience, creating a brand, brainstorming a format, learning how to use green screens and special effects, producing and editing engaging content, and creating one or more YouTube®-style videos.

Camp Take-Homes: Video Files. YouTube Camp – Certificate of Excellence. 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt. Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Graphic Design Camp - Custom Converse Sneakers & T-Shirt Design
Ages 8-12 STEM Arts
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 15-19 Open $599
July 6-10 Open $599
July 27-31 Open $599

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 learn to 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, 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Graphic Design Camp - Custom Vans Shoes, Hats & Socks
Ages 8-12 STEM Arts
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 22-26 New Camp! $599
July 13-17 New Camp! $599
Aug 3-7 New Camp! $599

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, hats, and socks! With the focus on an apparel line, campers look to create a hip new concept that establishes his or her brand as a trendsetter in the market.

Valuable Learning Opportunities including finding a creative outfit, building graphic design skills, and managing a project timeline!

Camp Take-Homes: A Pair of Vans Shoes, a hat, and socks, Portfolio of Your Design Work, Graphic Design with Vans – Certificate of Excellence, 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

3D Printing Camp
Ages 7-12 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 22-26 Open $549
July 13-17 Open $549

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

Welcome explorers! At 3D Printing Camp, join us in our Journey to Mars and help complete exciting missions each week! You’ll have the opportunity to master 3D printing skills by creating replacement parts for our ship, designing a shelter for the red planet, and even creating your one-of-a-kind space buggy. 

Valuable Learning Opportunities include learning how to conceptualize, plan, design, and customize, and improve your own product. 

Camp Take-Homes: 3D Printed Projects and Design Files, a 3D Printing – Certificate of Excellence, a 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Artificial Intelligence Camp - Machine Learning & Code Breaking
Ages 10-14 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 15-19 New Camp! $579
July 6-10 New Camp! $579

Create Your Own AI Personal Assistant.  Learn Code Breaking with AI. Change The Game with AI.

Explore AI topics while getting engaging and fun hands-on experience with artificially intelligent robots, programs, digital assistants and code! 

Valuable Learning Opportunities include customizing a digital assistant, interacting with and learn how to program Cozmo and Sphero, exploring Markov chains and code breaking, programming your own virtual battle bot, learning how to make a path finding AI game, and even more!

Camp Take-Homes: Artificial Intelligence Camp – Certificate of Excellence, 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

AI Camp - Robotics and Coding with Cozmo & Sphero
Ages 7-10 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 15-19 Open $549
July 6-10 Open $549

Create Your Own AI Superhero and Save The World.

In this action-packed camp, campers build their tech skills by using their Cozmo and Sphero robots 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 backgrounds. 

Valuable Learning Opportunities include building skills in artificial intelligence, robotics, coding and more!

Camp Take-Homes: AI Camp – Certificate of Excellence, 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Coding Camp 101 with MIT Scratch
Ages 6-10 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
July 13-17 Open $519

Get A Head Start In Coding.

Campers gain great experience with computer science using Scratch, a program created by the MIT Media Lab, to code, create, and share projects. Scratch uses a custom programming language that is easy to understand. Campers code from the back end to create character actions in addition to establishing entire interactive adventures and stories. By moving and combining blocks of code, campers develop their own programs to create 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 of preparing for success in coding, improving logical thinking skills, and building creativity & design skills. 

Camp Take-Homes: At least two projects, a Coding Camp 101 Certificate of Excellence, a 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Coding Camp with C++
Ages 11-14 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
July 6-10 Open $609

Code The Next Generation of Awesome.

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, conditions, printing text onto the computer screen, and receiving input from the user as well as learning 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 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard. 

Coding Camp with Java
Ages 11-14 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
July 20-24 Open $609

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 can 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 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 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Coding Camp with Python
Ages 10-14 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 22-26 Open $609
July 27-31 Open $609

Python Is A Powerful Programming Language That Can Empower You to Make an Impact.

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 are taught throughout the week!

Camp Take-Homes: At least one Python Project, a Python Camp Certificate of Excellence, a 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Filmmaking Camp
Ages 8-12 STEM Arts
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 29-July 3 Open $519
July 27-31 Open $519

Calling All Future Hollywood Stars.

Welcome to the exciting world of Filmmaking, where campers learn how to complete a film project from start to finish. When starting out in film, whether in front of the camera or behind the scenes, it is always important to understand and appreciate all aspects of production. At Filmmaking Camp, campers have the chance to experience every part of the process!

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

Camp Take-Homes: Film Projects, Certificate of Excellence, 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Intro to Game Design Camp
Ages 6-10 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 22-26 Open $519

Don’t Just Play Games…Create Them.

Campers create their own video games and learn how to create 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 design their own or manipulate the design of objects and 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 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard. 

Game Design Academy with GameMaker
Ages 10-14 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 15-19 Open $579

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, getting exposure to professional level software, and boosting your coding skills!

Camp Take-Homes: Game Projects, Game Design Academy –  Certificate of Excellence, a 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Graphic Design Camp - Custom Hoodies & Phone Cases
Ages 10-14 STEM Arts
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 29-July 3 New Camp! $599
July 20-24 New Camp! $599

Tell Your Story.

Custom Hoodie? Check. Custom Phone Case? 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 phone case.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include building technical graphic design skills, build self-confidence, express yourself, and take ownership of the design process. 

Camp Take-Homes: Custom Hoodie, Custom Phone Case, Portfolio of Your Design Work, Graphic Design with Custom Hoodies and Phone Cases – Certificate of Excellence, 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

National Fortnite Camp - Tournament Week
Ages 13-14 Esports STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
July 20-24 New Camp! $599

Game On.

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 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Minecraft Camp - World Builder & Competitions
Ages 10-14 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 15-19 New Camp! $579
July 20-24 New Camp! $579

Take Your Minecraft Skills to the Next Level.

As one of the leading Minecraft™ Camps in the world, Minecraft World Builder is offered for campers with Minecraft™ experience who want to delve 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 in single player. Each day campers will be 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 using 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 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard. 

National Minecraft Camp - World Championship Tournament
Ages 7-14 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
Aug 3-7 Open $549

Take Your Minecraft Skills National With New High Flying Events for 2020!

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, electrical circuits, and healthy computer usage!

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 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

National Roblox Camp - World Championship Tournament
Ages 7-12 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
July 6-10 Open $549

Take your Roblox Skills National!

Tournament events include Ninja Obstacle Course, Epic Survival, Battle Blox, Freeze Tag, and more. Campers work together throughout the week to practice teamwork and prepare for the national competitions. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, campers will 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 events. All competitions will be held on our own private VIP servers. 

Valuable Learning Opportunities include the chance to work on teamwork & communication, build problem solving skills, and master digital communication. 

Camp Take-Homes: A Roblox Camp Trophy, Roblox Camp – Certificate of Excellence, a 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard. 

Photography Camp for Instagram with Custom Phone Cases
Ages 10-14 STEM Arts
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 22-26 New Camp! $549
July 13-17 New Camp! $549

Serious Photography Skills Learned Here.

At Photography Camp for Instagram, learn the exciting process of creating stunning pictures that are perfect for Instagram! By the end of the week, campers will have a portfolio of their own Instagram-ready photos! Turn one of your favorite photos into a customized phone case, or create a collage of your favorite photos for your phone case!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include mastering the DSLR cameras, editing photos in image editing software, adding effects, and creating Instagram-ready posts!

Camp Take-Homes: Custom Phone Case, All Your Photos, Photography Camp for Instagram – Certificate of Excellence, 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Space Camp - Kerbal Space Program
Ages 10-14 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
June 29-July 3 New Camp! $579
July 27-31 New Camp! $579

Space Enthusiasts Wanted.  Rocket Scientists Made Here.

Join us to explore, innovate, and learn rocket science using the critically acclaimed simulation game Kerbal Space Program! Welcome to Planet Kerbal, where you create, direct, and build up your own space program. Design your own spaceships, conduct experiments to unlock new features, and launch and 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 Camp – Certificate of Excellence, 2020 Special Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard

Web Design Camp
Ages 10-14 STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
Aug 3-7 Open $609

Learn In-Demand Web Design Skills.

Campers design a website in an area of interest. Once campers solidify their concept, they select a theme and lay out their site. Text and graphics are added, making up the basic components of the website. After the basics of the website are established, campers learn how to code in HTML to edit text on webpages and design for various screen sizes in desktops, tablets, and mobile devices. Campers are also able to utilize additional coding languages like CSS, JavaScript, ReactJS, AngularJS, Sass and Ruby.

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 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

Esports Camp - Fortnite
Ages 13-14 Esports STEM
Dates & Tuition Camp Description
July 13-17 Open $599

Excel in One of the World’s Most Popular Games.

Fortnite has taken the world by storm and it’s more than just a fun game. If you want to improve your skills, learn how it was created, and have endless fun with other kids who love the game as much as you do, then this is the place to be! 

Valuable Learning Opportunities include Safe Practices: Sensitivity Training, Schedule Optimization, Level Design with Unreal Engine, Improving Skills and Strategy, Mastering Creative Mode, and of course participating in Action-packed gameplay and competitions!

Camp Take-Homes: Your Project Files, Fortnite Camp – Certificate of Excellence, 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt, Lavner Camps VIP Lanyard.

All Promotions/Discounts - Details

•  Promotions are tallied on a per-camper basis.
•  Promotions apply to full weeks of camp only.
•  Promotions apply to STEM/Technology and Arts camps only.
•  Promotions do not combine with any other promotions and/or discounts. The highest monetary discount at the time of enrollment will be applied.
•  Promotions do not apply retroactively. Promotions are only available when live on our website and enrollment is completed at this time.
•  If you qualify for a promotional discount it will apply in your cart at checkout.
•  Please email us with any questions!

Additional Sibling Discount

•  Additional Siblings (2nd, 3rd child, etc…) Receive $25 Off Per Camp Week.
•  The first child is the one who is participating in the greatest number of camp weeks. If all siblings are enrolled for the same number of camp weeks, this discount will go towards every child except the oldest.
•  This promotion does not combine with any other promotion but can be used in conjunction with payment plans.

Referral Program

•  Receive a $50 referral credit in your Lavner Camps’ Account for the next camp season (Summer 2021) for each “new family” you refer who enrolls their child for at least one full week of Lavner Camps during Summer 2020 (Monday to Friday, full days only).
•  If you refer four (4) or more families, your referral fees increase from $50 per family to $100 per family!
•  A “New Family” is a family that has never enrolled a child for a Lavner Camps summer camp or year-round program.
•  The new family must list your name on the “referred by” line on their online camper enrollment form.  A new family can only list one referral source.
•  Two new families cannot refer each other – in this case, only one family can be awarded the referral fee.
•  To be eligible for a referral credit, you must also send a child to Lavner Camps in Summer 2020 for at least one week (full week, full days).
•  Referrals are unlimited and are awarded in October 2020 in your Lavner Camps’ Account.  You will be notified by email once your referral credit(s) are awarded!
•  The family tallying the most referrals for Summer 2020 will receive one (1) free week of camp at any of our day camps for Summer 2021!
•  Referral credits are not transferable and can only be used for Summer 2021 with a minimum booking of one full week (full days) of camp.

Flexible Payment Options

Flexible Payment Plans Available

•  In Full: Pay tuition in full at enrollment.
•  50/50: Pay 50% at enrollment, 50% on March 15, 2020.
•  $100 Down Per Week: Pay $100 per week at enrollment, and the balance in equal monthly installments through April, 2020.
• 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.

Welcome to Lavner Camps!

Welcome to our general information section for camp. Click on the headings to the right to access camp information by topic. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our camp specialists at [email protected]888.854.CAMP (2267), or the website chat in the bottom right.  We enjoy helping families plan incredible summer experiences for their children and look forward to assisting you!

***You can enroll for one or multiple weeks at any camp. If you enroll for multiple weeks in the same camp, you will move up in curriculum.  If you would like any assistance with scheduling camps for your child(ren), please let us know!***

Camp Hours

Camp Hours:

Regular Camp Day:  The Regular Camp Day is from 9:00am to 3:30pm.

Early Arrival & Extended Day Options: An Early Arrival option is available from 8:00am to 9:00am and an Extended Day option is available from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.  Extended Hour tuition is provided on each location page.

Camp Enrollment

CAMP ENROLLMENT:

Camp enrollment is completed online by clicking the “ENROLL NOW!” button.

To begin enrollment, create a login ID (your email address) and password so you can check your account and camp schedule with us at any time.  If you already have a Lavner Camps account, you can login using this information.  Once logged in, complete your household information, schedule your camp weeks and sessions, apply any applicable discounts, complete your enrollment form, and submit payment.

If paying by credit card or by E-Check, please do so online.  Any payments by cash must be made in person; please contact us to make arrangements.  Now that we accept E-Check, we do not accept payment by check in the mail.

There is a one-time $25 registration fee per child for the 2020 camp year.

If you have any questions or issues regarding enrollment, please call our year-round office at 888.854.CAMP (2267) or email us at [email protected] for assistance.  If you 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).

Consent Form

Enrollment for camp is completed online (by clicking the “Enroll Now!” button on the website).  When enrolling, you must complete the entire Camper Enrollment Form for each child, which contains a consent form that must be signed by the parent and/or legal guardian of the camper.  If you enrolled over the phone, our office will start your enrollment, but you still need to complete your enrollment online, which includes completing/submitting the Camper Enrollment Form.  If you do not complete our consent form but send your child to camp, this is considered implied consent to the terms and conditions listed in our consent form.  If you are having trouble accessing online enrollment, you must print the consent form and scan/email it to [email protected] prior to your child attending camp.  The consent form constitutes the entire agreement and no section of the consent form may be waived by any other writings or methods of communication.

Camp Medical Form

Families must complete and submit the medical form provided below or provide us with the health form that was submitted to your child’s school for their current school year.  Please upload your camper health form to your online account or scan/email your form to [email protected], prior to your child’s first scheduled day of camp.

Camper-Health-History-Form

Minimum Grade Requirement

The minimum grade requirement for our Specialty Day Camps is the completion of kindergarten by June, 2020.

Camp Tuition

Please visit your Specialty Day Camp webpage and select your desired location for the camp tuition, which can be found in the summer camp schedule.

Private Lessons at Camp

Private lessons are offered at many of our specialty day camps.  You may book an AM lesson from 8:00am to 8:45am or PM lesson from 3:45pm to 4:30pm.

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.  If your child is enrolled for a private lesson after camp, extended day coverage until 6:00pm is NOT included in the cost for the private lesson on that day.  

  • Lessons are offered in the subject matter of your child’s camp and tailored to your child’s ability level.
  • Private lessons are only offered to campers in attendance during that camp week.
  • All lessons should be booked via online enrollment.  Spots are limited!

Cancellation Policy

Camp families have up to two months (60 days) prior to the start of each camp week to cancel and receive a refund for that session, less $250 and the camper registration fee. Camp families who are using a payment plan and have not yet paid $250 or more for a camp week, are not entitled to a refund of any amount. Refund requests are only accepted by emailing [email protected].

Should you need to cancel within 2 months (60 days) of a session’s scheduled start date, the entire tuition is non-refundable. Tuition includes all payments toward camp including but not limited to regular camp hours, early arrival, extended day, private lessons, and lunch. Please note that you may be able to change your camp, camp week, or camp location during this period for a change fee of $50. Please see “Change of Camp Weeks” for details.

We do not provide make up days for missed days of camp, “no-shows”, or missed lessons regardless of reason.

Registration Fee: The $25 registration fee for each camper is non-refundable once paid.

Change of Camp Weeks

Camp families have up to two months (60 days) prior to the start of each session to request a change of their child’s camp or camp week(s), subject to a change fee of $25. 

If you wish to change your child’s camp or camp week within two months (60 days) of a session’s scheduled start date, a change fee of $50 will apply.

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

•  A change of camp pertains to either a change of dates, change of camp, or change of location.
• A Change of Week request must be made by the Tuesday (5:00pm) prior to the upcoming camp week.
• A difference in camp tuition may apply. Refunds are not issued for campers who switch into a less expensive camp.
• Change of Camp Week requests must be made directly to our year-round office by emailing [email protected].
• Change of weeks can only be made within the same summer (i.e., a camp week in Summer 2020 can only be changed to another camp week in 2020).

Camp Packets

Camp Packets include additional information specific to each location.  Packets will include detailed information for your location, week and courses.  Additional information included in camp packets are: Arrival/Departure information, what to bring to camp, campus maps and directions, meals, and more…

Camp Packets for Summer 2020 will be available in the Spring!

Snack Period

A snack period is offered each day for 15 minutes to give a chance for campers to take a break, eat a tasty snack, and to socialize!  Campers should bring their own, nut-free snack to camp.

Water Breaks

Campers have access to water breaks as needed. Instructors ensure that our campers are taking ample water breaks throughout the camp day.

Recess Period

A recess period is offered each day following lunch.  Recess can consist of games providing options for exercise, team play, and lots of fun!  Recess is typically 45-50 minutes and and takes place outside, weather permitting.

Authorized Individuals to Pick Up a Camper

In order for an individual to pick up and sign out your child from camp, he/she must (1) be listed on your online Camper Enrollment Form as an authorized individual to pick up your child and (2) present a valid driver’s license or government issued photo ID.  The Camper Enrollment Form is the form you completed during online enrollment, and the question pertaining to Authorized Individuals to drop off/pick up is on the first page of this form.  All Authorized Individuals must be listed on your Camper Enrollment Form by the Friday prior to your child’s  upcoming camp week.  All amendments of authorized individuals (additions or deletions) must be made by the primary account holder on the Camper Enrollment Form.  To log into your account, click on “My Account” at the top of the website.

Authorization For Staff to Apply Sunscreen

If you would like to authorize our staff to apply sunscreen on your child, you can do so on your online Camper Enrollment Form. Authorization must be made by the Friday prior to your child’s upcoming camp week and campers must bring their own sunscreen to camp.  Your child’s sunscreen must have his or her name and application instructions attached.

Extended Hours

Early arrival and extended day are provided at all camp locations.

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 consider Extended Day and your account will be billed for extended day (if not previously enrolled for extended day).

Early Arrival/Extended Day:

If you would like to book Early Arrival, and/or Extended Day please do so by the Friday prior to your child’s upcoming camp week.  If you need to add any of these options during the camp week, please send your request  directly to [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate you (and will charge your credit card on file or process payment via E-Check, depending on your payment method).

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

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

Optional Lunch Program

Families have the option of purchasing lunch or packing lunch for their child.

If a child has a food allergy, the child’s family is required to pack lunch each day for this child, and lunch may not be purchased through camp.  Our third party food service vendors are not able to guarantee that the lunches are free from food allergens and/or free from any cross contamination.

If you decide to purchase lunch you can do so when enrolling for camp or can log back into your account and purchase lunch until the Friday prior to the start of the camp week.  Depending upon the location, lunches are ordered from area restaurants, caterers, and/or the university or school cafeterias.

If you are packing a lunch, please make sure all food items are nut-free.

Nut-Aware Camp

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

Medication Storage and Administration

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

Online Household Information

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

Lavner Camps Apparel

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

Behavioral Policy

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

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

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

 

Camper Electronic Device Policy

Campers are not permitted to use cell phones, personal computers, or any other electronic devices that connect to the internet while at camp except for camp owned computers used for camp purposes.  “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 central office ([email protected] or 888.854.2267) to obtain the contact information for the onsite director.  Additionally, if your child would like to contact you during the camp day, he/she may contact you through the camp director or camp instructor.

Project Completion

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

Personal Property Policy

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

"Lost and Found" Policy

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

Account Balances

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

Tax Benefits

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

Financial Aid

New and Amended Camp Policies

To ensure a safe and productive camp environment, Lavner Camps reserves the right to add or amend camp policies at any time.  All current policies can be found at www.lavnercamps.com in real time.

Contact Information

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

Office: 888.854.CAMP (2267)

Email: [email protected]

Website Chat!

Camp Tuition & Discounts

Camp Tuition is provided on each location page in the summer camp schedule. There is also a one-time $25 registration fee per child for the 2020 camp year. We offer lots of great discount programs (Limited Promotions and Referral Program). Make sure to check out all of our discounts!

Regular Camp Hours – Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm
Early Arrival – 8:00am to 9:00am (Early Arrival tuition is listed at the top of the summer camp schedule)
Extended Day – 3:30pm to 6:00pm (Extended Day tuition is listed at the top of the summer camp schedule)
Lunch – Optional catered lunch cost is provided at the top of the summer camp schedule.


Promotions/Discounts

•  Promotions are tallied on a per-camper basis.
•  Promotions apply to full weeks of camp only (Monday to Friday).
•  Promotions apply to STEM/Technology and Arts camps only.
•  Promotions do not combine with any other promotions and/or discounts. The highest monetary discount at the time of enrollment will be applied.
•  Promotions do not apply retroactively. Promotions are only available when live on our website and enrollment is completed at this time.
•  If you qualify for a promotional discount it will apply in your cart at checkout.
•  Please email us with any questions!


Additional Sibling Discount

•  Additional Siblings (2nd, 3rd child, etc…) Receive $25 Off Per Camp Week.
•  The first child is the one who is participating in the greatest number of camp weeks. If all siblings are enrolled for the same number of camp weeks, this discount will go towards every child except the oldest.
•  This promotion does not combine with any other promotion but can be used in conjunction with payment plans.


Referral Program

•  Receive a $50 referral credit in your Lavner Camps’ Account for the next camp season (Summer 2021) for each “new family” you refer who enrolls their child for at least one full week of Lavner Camps during Summer 2020 (Monday to Friday, full days only).
•  If you refer four (4) or more families, your referral fees increase from $50 per family to $100 per family!
•  A “New Family” is a family that has never enrolled a child for a Lavner Camps summer camp or year-round program.
•  The new family must list your name on the “referred by” line on their online camper enrollment form.  A new family can only list one referral source.
•  Two new families cannot refer each other – in this case, only one family can be awarded the referral fee.
•  To be eligible for a referral credit, you must also send a child to Lavner Camps in Summer 2020 for at least one week (full week, full days).
•  Referrals are unlimited and are awarded in October 2020 in your Lavner Camps’ Account.  You will be notified by email once your referral credit(s) are awarded!
•  The family tallying the most referrals for Summer 2020 will receive one (1) free week of camp at any of our day camps for Summer 2021!
•  Referral credits are not transferable and can only be used for Summer 2021 with a minimum booking of one full week (full days) of camp.


Flexible Payment Plans Available

•  In Full: Pay tuition in full at enrollment.
•  50/50: Pay 50% at enrollment, 50% on March 15, 2020.
•  $100 Down Per Week: Pay $100 per week at enrollment, and the balance in equal monthly installments through April, 2020.
• 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 when enrolling for camp, and a receipt will be provided.


TAX BENEFITS:

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


FINANCIAL AID:


CANCELLATION POLICY:

Camp families have up to two months (60 days) prior to the start of each camp week to cancel and receive a refund for that session, less $250 and the camper registration fee. Camp families who are using a payment plan and have not yet paid $250 or more for a camp week, are not entitled to a refund of any amount. Refund requests are only accepted by emailing [email protected].

Should you need to cancel within 2 months (60 days) of a session’s scheduled start date, the entire tuition is non-refundable. Tuition includes all payments toward camp including but not limited to regular camp hours, early arrival, extended day, private lessons, and lunch. Please note that you may be able to change your camp, camp week, or camp location during this period for a change fee of $50. Please see “Change of Camp Weeks” for details.

We do not provide make up days for missed days of camp, “no-shows”, or missed lessons regardless of reason.

Registration Fee: The $25 registration fee for each camper is non-refundable once paid.


CHANGE OF CAMP WEEKS:

Camp families have up to two months (60 days) prior to the start of each session to request a change of their child’s camp or camp week(s), subject to a change fee of $25. 

If you wish to change your child’s camp or camp week within two months (60 days) of a session’s scheduled start date, a change fee of $50 will apply.

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

•  A change of camp pertains to either a change of dates, change of camp, or change of location.
• A Change of Week request must be made by the Tuesday (5:00pm) prior to the upcoming camp week.
• A difference in camp tuition may apply. Refunds are not issued for campers who switch into a less expensive camp.
• Change of Camp Week requests must be made directly to our year-round office by emailing [email protected].
• Change of weeks can only be made within the same summer (i.e., a camp week in Summer 2020 can only be changed to another camp week in 2020).

Summer Camp Locations

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!

 

PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA METRO AREA SUMMER CAMPS:

Devon Preparatory Academy Camps  363 North Valley Forge Road, Devon PA 19333

Germantown Academy Camps  340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary Camps  816 Norristown Road, Lower Gwynedd Township, PA 19002

Rosemont College Camps – 1400 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont, PA 19010

St. Peter’s School Camps – 319 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

University of Pennsylvania Camps – Houston Hall – 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Valley Forge Educational Services Camps – 1777 North Valley Road, Malvern, PA 19355

Waldron Mercy Academy Camps – 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066

 

NEW JERSEY SUMMER CAMPS:

Katz JCC Camps – 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Montclair State University Camps – 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043

Stuart Country Day School Camps  1200 Stuart Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

 

DELAWARE – WILMINGTON SUMMER CAMPS:

Ursuline Academy Camps  1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington DE, 19806

 

NEW YORK CITY – MANHATTAN SUMMER CAMPS:

New York University Camps – Kimmel Center – 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

 

MARYLAND – TOWSON SUMMER CAMPS:

Towson University Camps – 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252

 

WASHINGTON D.C. – GEORGETOWN AREA SUMMER CAMPS:

George Washington University Camps (Mount Vernon Campus) – 2100 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007

 

MISSOURI – ST. LOUIS SUMMER CAMPS:

Washington University in St. Louis Camps (Danforth Campus) – 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, 63130

 

Our Camp Tech Revolution Locations Include New York Institute of Technology – Long Island (Old Westbury, NY), The Cathedral School (Manhattan – Upper East Side, NY), UCLA (Los Angeles, CA), UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA), The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), The University of Washington (Seattle, WA), and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart (Miami, FL).


A Sample Day at Camp

Camp days are fun and exciting, and no day is just “typical” at Lavner Camps!  However, it is important to have organization and structure, which is one of the pillars of a great camp experience.  At camp, we value offering a mix of Indoor and Outdoor Activities, regardless of camp…  

Below is a “typical” sample schedule for our campers attending our specialty day camps:

2020 Sample Daily Camp Schedule

8:00am to 9:00am – Early Arrival (optional)

8:00am to 8:45am – AM Private Lessons take place (optional)

8:45am to 9:00am – Campers are dropped off & sign in

9:00am to 9:15am – Morning Group (attendance and review of daily activities)

9:15 am to 10:15am – Specialized Camp Activity (e.g. Tennis, Robotics, Fashion Design 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! Indoor/outdoor options vary by day)

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 – Campers are picked up & sign out

3:30pm to 6:00pm – Extended Day (optional)

3:45pm to 4:30pm – PM Private Lessons take place (optional)

***Red Carpet Events are typically scheduled to commence at camp on Fridays between 2:45pm and 3:00pm.  While these events are open to campers and staff only, parents may take photos of their child(ren) in front the Red Carpet display at sign out time.***

Private Lessons at Camp

Improve Your Skills with Private Instruction!

So many of our campers are passionate about the specialty programs they are participating in and want to further improve and develop the skills taught in camp.  Private lessons are a great way to do this!

Private lessons are offered at many of our specialty day camps.  You may book an AM lesson from 8:00am to 8:45am or PM lesson from 3:45pm to 4:30pm.

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.  If your child is enrolled for a private lesson after camp, extended day coverage until 6:00pm is NOT included in the cost for 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 they understand that every camper learns at his or her 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 (during Extended Day).

Private lessons can be booked when enrolling for camp, or by contacting our office via email at [email protected] or by calling one of our camp specialists at 888.854.CAMP (2267). If you already enrolled and want to add lessons, you can log back into your account and add them at any time, subject to availability.

*The purchase of private lessons is considered camp tuition and falls under the terms & conditions provided on www.lavnercamps.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our camp families ask us many great questions about our summer camps.  Below are a list of 10 questions that are frequently asked.  If you have a question that is not listed, please send it our way!  

Question #1:  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. While 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 1:5 to 1:10…or better! We invest in great staff and low ratios to ensure the best camp experience for your child, which is what counts the most!

Question #3:  Who are your instructors?

Answer:  Our instructors are high level and are the very best out of a large pool of qualified applicants we consider. Each year, we hire less than 5% of applicants. Typically, our lead instructors consist of teachers, college professors, undergrad/grad students from excellent colleges/universities, and the occasional superstar student entering college in the fall. Assistant instructors typically consist of accomplished rising seniors. Our instructors are knowledgeable in the subject area, passionate about working with kids, highly responsible, and have cleared background checks. Instructors go through a rigorous orientation and training prior to the summer camp season and have constant support from onsite camp directors and our central office. We put them in a position to succeed…and they do!

Question #4:  Do you have an on-site camp director?

Answer:  Yes! Many of our on-site directors are full-time teachers during the school year. Our on-site camp directors manage each camp location. They are trained to make sure that daily operations at camp are running smoothly, and are also CPR and First Aid certified. Camp directors are available on site to answer your questions, and are available by phone and email if you need to communicate with them during the day. Our central office also employs regional directors who visit camp locations to help ensure a high quality camp environment!

Question #5:  Do campers usually attend for one week or more than one week?

Answer:  Camper attendance varies.  Most campers attend for multiple weeks, either in the same camp or in a variety of camps.  All of our camps have multiple levels of curriculum 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 curriculum in each camp, 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 22.5-25 hours of concentrated time in their camp activity per week. This, combined with our cutting-edge curriculum and high level instructors, allows our campers to improve a lot! Camper improvement is the cornerstone of our Specialty Camps and is what allows us to be successful!

Question #8:  How do you keep camp fun?

Answer:  We hire fun and dynamic instructors, and focus on creating an awesome camp culture! Campers are also attending a specialty camp of their choice, so they already want to be there! We incorporate a number of breaks during the day with opportunities for recreation and socialization. On Fridays, there is typically a grand finale/showcase that campers work towards – e.g. Bake Off, ROBOWARS Tournament, Tennis Olympics, Fashion Show, Beta Testing Projects.  We receive tons of emails from happy parents…our campers truly love camp!

Question #9:  How do you create a safe camp environment?

Answer:  Camp safety is our #1 goal.  We work hard all year long to make sure our camp safety is top notch. We are ACA accredited and follow extensive guidelines. We hire very responsible staff and train them (including a test of our detailed handbook/procedure guide), employ procedures that promote safety and supervision, and are in constant communication. We also implement a behavioral policy that is strict but fair, and requires that all campers exude good behavior, do not engage in bullying, and contribute to a safe and welcoming camp environment. Your child is our #1 priority, which means that the safety of our campers is our top priority.

Question #10:  Why should we choose Lavner Camps?

Answer:  Lavner Camps is the leading Specialty Camp organization in the United States.  At Lavner Camps, you will truly “experience the difference.” Our mission is to provide the best camp experience available… and we do.  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

Excellent Staff

Expert Leadership Team – Camp Professionals who drive our mission of camp excellence full-time, and have years of summer camp experience and educational backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Penn Engineering, Cornell University, Brandeis University, Villanova University, EMU, UM – School of Education, Columbia University, Harvard University – Graduate School of Education and more!

Innovative Summer Camps

“Cutting Edge” curriculum

Skill Development For Your Child

A camp office that believes in excellent customer service and communication with our camp families

Camp owners who are passionate and hands-on!

Extremely high retention rate of campers and growing each year! Especially through word of mouth referrals!

Incredible media coverage – local and national!

A proven track record of thousands of campers who have succeeded and love Lavner Camps!

and so much more…!

Additional Questions:  If you have any additional questions, please email us at [email protected], call our year-round office at 888.854.CAMP (2267), or send us a message on our website chat.  We welcome your questions and are happy to provide you with informative answers!

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Specialty Day Camps!

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

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

2.  Our Huge Selection of 60+ Specialty Camps allows our campers to focus on specialized areas of interest and improve their skills. There is something for everybody at Lavner Camps!

3.  Safety is our #1 priority! We are accredited by the American Camp Association in PA and NJ, and carry our standards to other states. The ACA has hundreds of guidelines for accreditation, covering health, wellness, operation, safety, and more, and they conduct site visits for re-accreditation. We invest in the ACA accreditation because our campers deserve the best!

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

5.  We offer high quality camps at a great value. We want your dollars to see dividends in your child’s happiness, improvement of skill sets, passion for learning, friendships gained, and being part of a welcoming camp environment!

6.  We hire excellent staff who are passionate about teaching, knowledgeable in the subject matter, and highly responsible. We hire less than 5% of applicants!

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, Penn Engineering, Cornell University, Brandeis University, Villanova University, EMU, UM – School of Education, Columbia University, Harvard University – Graduate School of Education and more, and drives excellence in everything we do!

10.  It starts at the top! Our owners, Justin and Michael Lavner, 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! Lavner Camps is a family-owned business dedicated to your child’s success and happiness!

WE ARE REDEFINING SUMMER CAMP

Why Lavner Camps?

We Champion Your Champion.
At Lavner Camps, we help campers build their self-confidence.Whether it’s coding an app or sewing a masterpiece, campers have the opportunity to substantially improve their self-confidence by completing projects of their own!

Campers can develop their own interests.
With over 60 different course offerings, we have something for everyone! Whether a camper wants to become a chef or a computer programmer, our expert instructors and unbeatable curricula let campers grow in fields they are passionate about.

Succeed Through Hands-On, Experiential Learning.
Learn through doing.  Whether it’s improving skills in athletics, building and coding a robot, designing a handbag, cooking lasagna, and much more, we teach our campers using project-based learning.  Our unique curricula and hands-on teaching methods give campers the opportunity to learn through doing.  The camps are designed by industry experts in education and our campers improve their skills, learn a lot, and have fun!

Our camps are best in class.
We offer cutting-edge opportunities that are unique, educational, and exciting. Our year-round team works passionately all year to keep our curricula on the cutting edge, so that campers get access to the latest educational technologies and advancements.

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

What’s Included at Camp?

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.

Cutting-Edge Curricula.
Lavner Campers have access to our cutting-edge curricula developed by our in-house experts.

Premier Camp Locations.
Lavner Campers attend camp at premier private school and university locations.

Passionate Instructors.
We hire less than 5% of applicants.  We are devoted to staffing our camps with talented staff who are passionate about teaching and working with kids and teens.

All the equipment you need for an awesome week of camp.
Lavner Camps provides the equipment needed to ensure an excellent learning environment where campers have the tools for success.

A Lavner Camps Certificate of Excellence, Official T-shirt, and more!
Each camper leaves with a Lavner Camps Certificate of Excellence, a Summer 2020 T-Shirt, and a VIP Lanyard. Most campers also take home a final project (like a 3D-printed masterpiece, customized skirt, or new app). Campers also leave with incredible memories, new friends, and vastly improved skills!

Lots More…
There are many more great things that happen at camp. Join us at Lavner Camps for an awesome experience this summer and to find out more!

Optional Add-Ons:
We offer early arrival (8am to 9am) and extended day (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 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 allow campers to go beyond what is offered in the course curriculum.

Why is Lavner Camps the Leader in Specialty Camps?

At Lavner Camps, we champion your champion. Our in-house experts, who hold degrees from University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University Graduate School of Education and more, work year-round to develop curricula in Sports, Technology, and The Arts. These curricula, in conjunction with talented and passionate camp instructors, prestigious camp locations, and over 60 unique course offerings, have allowed us to remain the global leader in specialty camps.

What is ACA Accreditation and Why is it Important?

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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