2019 Summer Camps

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“An Enriching Day Camp in Philadelphia PA’s Main Line Suburbs – Merion Station PA!”




Grades 1-4 (as of September, 2019)


Register for 1-8 weeks!

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

  • At Exploration Junior Specialty Camp, Experience a High Quality Day Camp Where 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 are only enrolling 60 campers maximum per week. Registration is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Accredited by the American Camp Association



Exploration Junior Specialty Camp is a well-rounded summer day camp where campers LEARN a lot, make FRIENDS, have FUN, and DISCOVER their PASSION!  At camp, our mission is to provide a SAFE, WELCOMING and FRIENDLY environment where every individual is valued, included, and HAPPY! Our “Junior Specialty Camp” model introduces campers entering grades 1 to 4 to specialized areas of interest so they can develop their skills, find a passion, and pursue their dreams!



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Full Week, Full Days 9:00am to 3:30pm

Additional Camp Options:

Early Arrival – 8:00am to 9:00am

Extended Day – 3:30pm to 6:00pm


At Lavner Camps, we love camp and experiential, hands-on learning. We drive innovation in the education industry by providing 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, Villanova University, Rutgers University, EMU, Temple University, and more, and of course, tons of camp experience!

At Exploration Junior Specialty 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 Camp Themes provide added excitement each week at camp.  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 • Slime Science Lab • InventLab: Race Cars

Along with returning favorites like:

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!



Lavner Camps offers 50+ cutting-edge Specialty Day Camps throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Missouri; Exploration Junior Specialty Camp at Waldron Mercy Academy; TECH R3VOLUTION™ – a computer & technology day camp in Pennsylvania, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Miami, and Chicago; and a CIT Leadership Program. Working within the Lavner Philosophy of expertly designed curriculum, dynamic instructors and staff, personalized attention for campers, great locations, and an emphasis on safety, Lavner Camps creates a unique atmosphere of learning, friendship, and fun!

We are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and carry our practices to other states. Why is this so important for your child? The ACA provides 400+ guidelines for health and safety, which is a huge factor in providing a safe camp environment. We invest in best safety practices and ACA accreditation because YOUR child deserves the best.

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 Junior Specialty 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 Junior Specialty Camp at Waldron is a true summer camp destination!


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.

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


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



For more information, check out our links on the right side navigation of this page.  You can also email us at [email protected] or call our office at (610) 664-8800.  We are more than happy to help you with registration for camp and answer any questions you may have!

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