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The Ultimate
Superhero Experience!

Exploration Day Camp

Inquisitive Campers Entering Grades 1 to 4

Discover Your Inner
Superhero
Artist
Chef
Writer
Engineer
Designer
Sports Star

— Waldron Mercy Academy —

513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066

Situated on a 35-acre campus and nestled in the town of Merion Station, PA (located in Philadelphia PA’s Main Line suburbs), Waldron Mercy Academy is the perfect setting for Exploration Day Camp. Waldron’s beautiful school building includes state-of-the-art-facilities with spacious classrooms, an indoor gym, a large cafeteria, sports fields…and of course, air conditioning! With first class facilities, lots of space, and a convenient location, Exploration Day Camp at Waldron is a true summer camp destination!

June 17 – August 9, 2019
Grades 1-4 (as of September, 2019)
Register for 1-8 weeks!

• At Exploration Day Camp – The Ultimate Superhero Experience, Your Child is our PRIORITY!
• Open to Waldron & Non-Waldron Students
• 25+ Enriching Major & Minor Activity Options for Summer 2019!
• 1 TO 8 Staff to Camper Ratio…or better!
• To ensure lots of personal attention for each child, we only enroll 60 campers maximum per week. Registration is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Accredited by the American Camp Association

At Lavner Camps, we love camp and experiential, hands-on learning. We drive innovation in the education industry by implementing cutting-edge learning experiences in a super fun camp environment. Our specialty departments research and develop curricula all year, and take pride in creating camps that offer next-level experiences and opportunities for our campers.

We develop our Award-Winning camp programs all year – Our Expert Leadership Team has backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Columbia University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, EMU, UM, Villanova University, Harvard University – Graduate School of Education and more, and of course, tons of camp experience!

At Exploration Day Camp, campers choose two activities to focus on each week from areas including Sports, Arts, Technology, and Academics. Campers learn from skilled instructors who are engaging, love kids, and contribute to an awesome camp environment! Weekly Superhero Camp Themes provide added excitement each week.  Located at Waldron Mercy Academy, campers attend camp in a beautiful private school setting with top-notch facilities (yes, there is air conditioning when indoors!). Keep reading to find out more about this incredible camp experience!

New activities at Exploration Junior Specialty Camp for 2019 include:

Superheroes • Unicorn Mania • InventLab: Race Cars

Along with returning favorites like:

Arts & Crafts, Baking, Basketball, Soccer, App Design, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, Computer Coding, 3D Printing, Acting, Cartooning, Mural Making, Doll Making, Clothing Design, Geography and Mapmaking, Math Boost, Reading & Writing Boost, Model Rocketry & Drones, and more!

— Exploration Day Camp —

Majors & Minors

Select 1 Major and 1 Minor Each Week!

Welcome to Exploration Day Camp

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 register for one or multiple weeks at any camp. If you register 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 ($10/day) is available from 8:00am to 9:00am and an Extended Day option ($18/day) is available from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.

Camp Registration

CAMP REGISTRATION:

Camp registration is completed online by clicking the “REGISTER NOW!” button above.

To begin registration, 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 registration 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 $20 registration fee per child for the 2019 camp year.

If you have any questions or issues regarding registration, 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 register for (we will hold these spots for you for three business days).

Consent Form

Registration for camp is completed online (by clicking the “Register Now!” button at the top of the website).  When registering, you must complete the entire Camper Registration 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 registered over the phone, our office will start your registration, but you still need to complete your registration online, which includes completing/submitting the Camper Registration 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 registration, 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, 2019.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation on or before March 1, 2019: If you need to cancel your child’s enrollment, you must notify us in writing via email by March 1, 2019 to [email protected] in order to receive a partial refund of your camp payment.  Cancellations on or before March 1, 2019 will result in a partial refund of 90% of camp tuition paid. Cancellations by March 1, 2019 are only accepted by request via email to [email protected].

Cancellation after March 1, 2019:  All tuition payments for camp are non-refundable after March 1, 2019 regardless of any reason for cancellation.  Camp payments include all payments toward camp including but not limited to regular camp hours, early arrival, extended day, private lessons, and lunch.

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

Registration Fee:  The $20 registration fee for each camper is non-refundable once the registration fee is paid.

Change of Camp Weeks

Changing Camp Schedule on or before May 1, 2019: If you wish to change your child’s camp week(s) on or before May 1st, 2019, Lavner Camps will accommodate this request for no charge; however the new camp dates requested are subject to availability.  We do our best to accommodate all requests.

Changing Camp Schedule after May 1, 2019: If you wish to change your child’s camp week after May 1st, 2019 there is a $25.00 change fee (per camp week) per child, and placement into a new camp week(s) is subject to availability.

A change of camp week pertains to either a change of dates, change of camp, or change of location.

A Change of Week must be made by the Tuesday (5:00pm) prior to the upcoming camp week to be granted.

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 (a camp week in Summer 2019 can only be changed to another camp week in 2019).

Camp Packet

The Camp Packet includes additional information specific to Exploration Day Camp.  The packet will include detailed information for your location, week and courses. Additional information included in the camp packet are: Arrival/Departure information, what to bring to camp, campus maps and directions, meals, and more…Camp Packets will be available by May 1, 2019!

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 Registration 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 Registration Form is the form you completed during online registration, 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 Registration 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 Registration 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 Registration 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 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 registered 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 registered 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 online during registration 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 “Exploration Day Camp!” 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.

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

Lavner Camps strives to provide financial assistance to as many families as possible with household income of $50,000/year or less. The deadline for the submission of applications for Summer 2019 was December 15, 2018.  If you missed the deadline this year, you can still take advantage of our many discounts and referral program and we are happy to work with you to set up a convenient payment plan, or we hope you will keep us in mind for next year!

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

There is a one-time $20 registration fee per child for the 2019 camp year.  We offer lots of great discount programs (Early Registration, Multi-Week, Additional Sibling, and Referral Program).  Make sure to check out all of our discounts listed below!

Early/Multi Week Discount

•  This discount is tallied on a per-camper basis.
•  Tuition must be paid in full by March 1, 2019 to receive this discount.


Additional Sibling Discount

•  This discount is applied to each additional sibling after the 1st child (applies to 2nd, 3rd child etc…) The 1st sibling is the child signed up for the most weeks of camp.
•  The Additional Sibling Discount applies to siblings registered for full week, full days of camp only (Monday to Friday).
•  The Additional Sibling Discount combines with the Early/Multi-Week Discount.
•  The discount will be awarded as a refund within 14 days of registration.


Referral Program

•  Receive a $50 referral credit in your Lavner Camps’ Account for the next camp season (Summer 2020) for each “new family” you refer who registers their child for at least one full week of Lavner Camps during Summer 2019 (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 registered 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 registration 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 2019 for at least one week (full week, full days).
•  Referrals are unlimited and are awarded in October 2019 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 2019 will receive one (1) free week of camp at any of our day camps for Summer 2020!
•  Referral credits are not transferable and can only be used for Summer 2020 with a minimum booking of one full week (full days) of camp.


Flexible Payment Options

•  In Full: Pay tuition in full.
•  50/50 Option: Pay the first 50% at the time of registration and the final 50% on March 1, 2019.  This option will activate an automatic pay on March 1, 2019.
•  50%, 25%, 25% Option:  Pay the first 50% at the time of registration, 25% on March 1, 2019, and the final 25% on April 1, 2019. This option will activate an automatic pay on March 1, 2019 and April 1, 2019.
•  1/3, 1/3, 1/3 Option: Pay the first 1/3 at the time of registration, 1/3 on March 1, 2019, and the final 1/3 on April 1, 2019. This option will activate an automatic pay on March 1, 2019 and April 1, 2019.
•  Please Note: If you choose to pay in installments, the Early Registration discount is only effective if all payments are received by the Early Registration deadline of March 1, 2019.  If your final payment is not processed by the Early Registration deadline on March 1, 2019, you are still eligible for Additional Sibling Discounts, Multi-Week Discount, and the Referral Program(if applicable).
•  Payments made by cash should be dropped off at our year-round office when registration is made, and a receipt will be provided.
•  Other payment plans can be arranged upon request (i.e. 25% payment, 25% payment, 25% payment, 25% payment) by calling our year-round office at (888) 854-CAMP (2267) or emailing [email protected].


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:

Lavner Camps strives to provide financial assistance to as many families as possible with household income of $50,000/year or less. The deadline for the submission of applications for Summer 2019 was December 15, 2018.  If you missed the deadline this year, you can still take advantage of our many discounts and referral program and we are happy to work with you to set up a convenient payment plan, or we hope you will keep us in mind for next year!


CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancellation on or before March 1, 2019: If you need to cancel your child’s enrollment, you must notify us in writing via email by March 1, 2019 to [email protected] in order to receive a partial refund of your camp payment.  Cancellations on or before March 1, 2019 will result in a partial refund of 90%of camp tuition paid.  Cancellations by March 1, 2019 are only accepted by request via email to [email protected].

Cancellation after March 1, 2019:  All tuition payments for camp are non-refundable after March 1, 2019 regardless of any reason for cancellation.  Camp payments include all payments toward camp including but not limited to regular camp hours, early arrival, extended day, private lessons, and lunch.

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

Registration Fee:  The $20 registration fee for each camper is non-refundable once the registration fee is paid.


CHANGE OF CAMP WEEKS:

Changing Camp Schedule on or before May 1, 2019: If you wish to change your child’s camp week(s) on or before May 1st, 2019, Lavner Camps will accommodate this request for no charge, however the new camp dates requested are subject to availability.  We do our best to accommodate all requests.

Changing Camp Schedule after May 1, 2019: If you wish to change your child’s camp week after May 1st, 2019 there is a $25.00 change fee (per camp week) per child, and placement into a new camp week(s) is subject to availability.

• A change of camp week pertains to either a change of dates, change of camp, or change of location.
• A Change of Week must be made by the Tuesday (5:00pm) prior to the upcoming camp week to be granted.
• 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 (a camp week in Summer 2019 can only be changed to another camp week in 2019).

Camp Location

WALDRON MERCY ACADEMY

513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, 19066

“A fun and exciting day camp setting!”

Situated on a 35-acre campus and nestled in the town of Merion Station, PA (located in Philadelphia PA’s Main Line suburbs), Waldron Mercy Academy is the perfect setting for Exploration Day Camp. Waldron’s beautiful school building includes state-of-the-art-facilities with spacious classrooms, an indoor gym, a theater, a tech center, an expansive library, music rooms, a large cafeteria, sports fields… and of course, air conditioning! With first class facilities, lots of space, and a convenient location, Exploration Day Camp at Waldron is a true summer camp destination!

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 backbones to 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 Exploration Junior Specialty Camp:

2019 Sample Daily Camp Schedule

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

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

9:00 am to 10:15am – Major Activity

10:15am to 10:30am – Snack Time

10:30am to 11:30am – Major Activity (continued)

11:30am to 1:00pm – Lunch & Recess (indoor/outdoor options vary by day)

1:00pm to 1:45pm – All-Camp Activity

1:45pm to 2:30pm – Minor Activity

2:30pm to 2:45pm – Optional Break Period

2:45pm to 3:15pm – Minor Activity (continued)

3:15pm to 3:30pm – Cleanup/Review Day

3:30pm to 3:45pm – Campers are picked up & sign out

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

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:  Why is the Major/Minor format essential to the Exploration Junior Specialty Camp Concept?  

Answer:  Lavner Camps is the leading Specialty Camp organization in the United States.  As a way to get our younger campers started in Specialty Camps, we are offering Exploration Day Camp as a “Junior Specialty Camp” where campers specialize in 1 major and 1 minor each week, in addition to participating in Weekly Themes and “all camp” Events.  The major/minor format allows each camper the necessary time to truly immerse in exciting subject areas and experience quality learning and skill building, while still attending a camp that offers the types of fun themes and events you may find at a typical day camp.  What’s great is that you can choose different majors and minors each week, so there is plenty of opportunity to try out many subject areas during the summer, but done in a way where hands-on, experiential learning is robust and impactful.  In addition, campers have the benefit of learning from passionate instructors, working within excellent curricula, and learning in a fun and friendly environment!  Through this format, campers will develop their interests and passions, and can continue the experience in our Specialty Camps in future summers!

Question #2:  Are your camps accredited?

Answer:  Yes, we are ACA accredited.

Question #3:  What are your instructor to camper ratios?

Answer:  It depends upon the camp, but typically our ratios are 1 instructor to 8 campers… or better.  We strive to create a camp environment where campers receive excellent supervision and high levels of attention during instructional and recreational periods.

Question #4:  Who are your instructors?

Answer:  Our staff is excellent and are the very best out of a great pool of applicants we consider each year.  Typically, our lead instructors consist of teachers, specialists (like ITs, Fashion Designers, etc…) 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 extremely knowledgeable in subject areas, are passionate about working with kids, highly responsible, and all have cleared background checks.  Instructors go through a rigorous orientation 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 #5:  Do you have an onsite camp director?

Answer:  Yes!  Our onsite camp directors manage each camp location.  They are trained to make sure that daily operations at camp are running smoothly.  Camp directors are available onsite to answer your questions, and are available by phone and email if you need to communicate with them during the day.  You may also communicate with staff from our central office.  These positions are highly sought out, and we hire the best.  Camp directors also work directly with our camp office, communicate on a daily basis, and offer great support to campers and instructors each day.  Our central office also allocates camp directors from our leadership team who visit each week to help ensure a high quality camp environment!

Question #6:  How is a typical day structured at camp?

Answer:  Campers get a great mix of instructional activities and recreation each day!  To view the schedule for a typical day at camp, click here.

Question #7:  How do you group the campers each week?

Answer:  First, we group campers by age into two different divisions:  The Explorers (Grades 1 & 2) and the Adventurers (Grades 3 & 4).  Campers are grouped a bunk within their division, where they start the day, eat lunch, interact in our daily afternoon activities, and end the day.  During Majors and Minors, campers attend with other campers who have selected the same majors and minors.

Question #8:  How do you keep camp fun?

Answer:  We hire fun and dynamic instructors, offer exciting activities, provide ample time for recreation, and create a camp environment that is welcoming and exciting!  All of our campers are valued members of our camp community, and we are passionate about providing them with an awesome summer experience!

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

Answer:  Camp safety is our number one goal.  We work hard all year long to make sure our camp safety is top notch.  We are ACA accredited and follow guidelines, we hire very responsible staff and train them (which includes 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.

Question #10:  Why should we choose Lavner Camps?

Answer:  At Lavner Camps, you will “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)
  • Attention to Safety
  • Top-Notch Camp Locations
  • Excellent Staff
  • Expert Year-Round Leadership Team with lots of summer camp experience and backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Cornell University, Brandeis University and more!
  • Innovative Specialty Camps
  • “Cutting Edge” curriculum
  • 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 succeeded and love Lavner Camps!
  • and so much more…!

 

Additional Questions:  If you have any additional questions, please email us at [email protected] or call our 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 Exploration Day Camp!

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

1. We are passionate about our camp families and we make every effort to ensure a great summer for your child.

2. We value safety, learning, friendship, fun, and excellent camp quality. Our campers have the opportunity to make friends with similar interests and passions in a safe and dynamic environment.

3. Exploration Day Camp offers a wide variety of engaging activities exposing our campers to many areas of interest.

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!

5. We hire excellent staff who are passionate about teaching, knowledgeable in the subject matter, and highly responsible.  We hire less than 8% of applicants!

6. 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.

7. Waldron Mercy Academy, a first-class location, is perfect for summer camp.  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, EMU, UM – School of Education, 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!  Our owners, Justin and Michael Lavner, are extremely hands on and passionate about offering our camp families the best camp experiences 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 Champion Your Champion

The Ultimate Superhero Experience.

Exploration Day Camp is the ultimate superhero experience. At camp, our campers select 1 major and 1 minor each week in sports, technology and the arts, with activities, games, and events geared towards awesome superhero themes. Discovering your inner Superhero is a great way to get our campers excited about learning, events, and having fun at camp! Get active with superhero sports, learn how to make superhero tech and accessories to boost your super powers, or design and customize your very own superhero logo and cape. These are just a few of the 100+ enrichment activities we have planned for camp this summer! Check our schedule of majors and minors, plus their descriptions to learn more!

 

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