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2021 Philadelphia Summer Camps!

At Lavner Camps, we offer a variety of cutting-edge summer camps in the University City and Society Hill sections of Philadelphia, PA!

Award-Winning Philadelphia Camps for Ages 6-14:

Our Philadelphia camps are located at University of Pennsylvania and St. Peter’s School, with 7 additional camp locations in the Philadelphia suburbs. We offer Specialty Camps, Sports Camps, Technology Camps, STEM Camps, Arts Camps, and a CIT Leadership Program at all Philadelphia camp locations.

Summer Camps at University of Pennsylvania – 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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

60+ 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™.  Accredited by the American Camp Association.

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 Sports, 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 50+ camps offer the latest in Sports, 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, Cook and Bake Delicious Foods, Work with Artificial Intelligence, Create Custom Converse & Vans Sneakers, Produce Digital Music, Join a Digital Rock Band, Mod in Minecraft, Design in Roblox, Compete in National Minecraft and Roblox Tournaments, Design Dresses, Code in Java and Python, Become YouTube Casters, Use Green Screens, Build Games and Apps, Learn East Coast and West Coast Fashion Design, Write a Short Story, Train in Esports, Learn Digital Citizenship, and so much more!

Love What You Do.  Our Philadelphia campers choose from 50+ cutting-edge camps and work with some of the most exciting topics in Sports, STEM, Technology & The Arts, on beautiful campuses. 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 Champion™.  Lavner 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 610.664.8800, 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 private lessons, talent shows, red carpet events, and lots of learning and fun all week.

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All Promotions/Discounts - Details

•  Promotions are tallied on a per-camper basis.
•  Promotions apply to full weeks of camp only.
•  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 be automatically applied in your cart at checkout.
•  Please email us with any questions!

Limited Time Promotion - Save $75-$100/Wk for 3+ Camp Weeks!

• Save $75/week when enrolling a child for 3+ weeks of 2021 summer camp. Each additional sibling who is enrolled in 3+ weeks will save $100/wk (this includes the combination with the additional sibling discount.)
• This promotion only applies to camp registration taking place at our physical camp locations.
• This promotion applies to full weeks of camp only (Monday-Friday) and is tallied on a per-camper basis.
• This promotion does not apply to any sports camps.
• This promotion does not combine with any other promotions and/or discounts except for the additional sibling discount.
• Promotions do not apply retroactively. Promotions are only available when live on our website and enrollment is completed at this time.

• Please email us with any questions!

Additional Sibling Discount - Save $25/Week

Save $25/wk for additional siblings. 

  • This discount applies to each additional sibling (2nd, 3rd etc…) after the first child.
  • 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.
Referral Program

•  Receive a $50 referral credit in your Lavner Education Account for each “new family” you refer who enrolls and sends their child for at least one full week of summer camp during Summer 2021.
•  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 Education summer camp, year-round program, or lesson.
•  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 2021 for at least one full week.
•  Referrals are unlimited and are awarded in October 2021 in your Lavner Education account. This allows us to confirm that each referral attended camp.  You will be notified by email once your referral credit(s) are awarded!
•  The family tallying the most referrals for Summer 2021 will receive one (1) free week of camp at any of our day camps for Summer 2022!
•  Referral credits are not transferable and can only be used for Summer 2022 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% Down, Final 50% Payment on June 1st, 2021.
•  $100 Down Per Camp Week: Pay $100 per camp week at enrollment, and the balance on June 1st, 2021.

We also offer customized payment plans. Please email us if you have a special request.

•  Selecting a partial payment plan option 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.

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 through our website chat feature.  We enjoy helping families plan incredible summer experiences for their children and look forward to assisting you!

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

Camp Hours

Camp Hours:

Regular Camp Hours: Regular camp hours are from 9:00am to 3:15pm.

Early Arrival: Early arrival is available from 8am to 9am.

Private Lessons/Extended Hours: We offer optional private lessons before and after camp. 45-minute private lessons take place from 8:00 to 8:45am and 3:30 to 4:15pm. 90-minute private lessons take place from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. Private lessons may be offered by our instructors either in-person, or virtually if the camp instructor is already booked and/or not available. Private lessons with our virtual instructors will still take place at camp using our computers.

Due to social distancing measures, and to reduce interaction between individual camps/cohorts, our typical extended day program from 3:30pm to 6:00pm is postponed to Summer 2022.

Camp Enrollment

CAMP ENROLLMENT:

Camp enrollment is completed online. To access our enrollment portal, click on the “Enroll Now!” button on our website.

Payment for camp may be made by credit card or e-check.

There is a one-time $25 registration fee per child for the 2021 year. This allows each child register for any camps, courses, tournament or other programs during 2021.

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 would like to reserve your spots in camp and you choose to email us, please provide your phone number and the location/camp weeks you wish to enroll in (we will hold these spots for you for three business days).

Consent Form

When enrolling in camp, you must complete the entire Camper Enrollment Form for each child, which contains a consent form that must be signed by a legal guardian.  If you enrolled over the phone, our office will start your enrollment, but you still need to complete your enrollment online, which includes completing/submitting the Camper Enrollment Form.  If you do not complete our consent form but send your child to camp, this is considered implied consent to the terms and conditions listed in our consent form. If you are having trouble accessing online enrollment, you must print the consent form and scan/email it to [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

To provide us with your child’s medical form, please upload your camper health form to your online account or scan/email your form to [email protected], prior to your child’s first scheduled day of camp.

You may submit the health form that you used for your child’s school this school year or submit the following form:

Camper-Health-History-Form

Minimum Grade Requirement

The minimum grade requirement is the completion of Kindergarten prior to the start of your child’s camp.

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 and a PM lesson from 3:30pm to 4:15pm or 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

If your child is enrolled for a private lesson before camp, early arrival coverage is included in the cost of the private lesson on that day.

  • 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

Enrollment Policy. You can enroll with confidence at Lavner Camps. Click here to view our Worry-Free Enrollment Policy which outlines our policy for changes of weeks, cancellations, and postponements.

E-Learning Backup Option

If Lavner Camps is unable to hold camp at a location, it may at its sole discretion offer camp at another nearby location or through e-learning.

Change of Camp Weeks

Change of Camp Weeks: Families have the option of unlimited fee-free changes up until 30 days before the start of your camp. Within 30 days, there is a $25 fee per camp week (per child).

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

•  A change of camp pertains to either a change of dates, change of camp, or change of location.
• A Change of Week request must be made by the Tuesday (5:00pm) prior to the upcoming camp week.
• A difference in camp tuition may apply. Refunds are not issued for campers who switch into a less expensive camp.
• Change of Camp Week requests must be made directly to our office by emailing [email protected].
• Change of weeks can only be made within the same summer (i.e., a camp week in Summer 2021 can only be changed to another camp week in 2021).

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 2021 will be available in the Spring!

Covid-19 Protocol

To view our Covid-19 Protocol, please visit our Covid-19 Resource Page and check back for updates.

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 “Login” at the top of the website.

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 enrolled for early arrival).

Due to social distancing measures, and to reduce interaction between individual camps/cohorts, our typical extended day program from 3:30pm to 6:00pm is postponed to Summer 2022. We do offer optional private lessons before and after camp. 45-minute private lessons take place from 8:00 to 8:45am and 3:30 to 4:15pm. 90-minute private lessons take place from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

Early Arrival/Private Lessons:

If you would like to book Early Arrival and/or Private Lessons, please do so by the Friday prior to your child’s upcoming camp week.  If you need to add any of these options during the camp week, please send your request directly to [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 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 even if made during the camp week!

Lunch at Camp

At this time, due to Covid-19 protocol, all campers must pack their own nut-free lunch.

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 or unless otherwise determined by the camp.  “While at camp” pertains to all times that a camper is on location at camp.  If you would like to get in touch with your child during the camp day, please contact our onsite camp director.  The onsite camp director’s contact information (name, phone, and email) will be listed on the chalkboard at the sign in location.  During the camp week, you may also contact our main office ([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

The deadline to apply to our financial aid program is February 1, 2021, however, based on demand, program availability may close prior to February 1st. Please email [email protected] to inquire about the availability of this program.

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.lavnercampsandprograms.com in real time. Please feel free to check back on our website for updates.

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!

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


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), Rice University (Houston, TX), 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, we believe that organization and structure are the foundation of a great camp experience. We offer a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, and our schedule is optimized for specialized learning, socialization, and fun.

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

Regular camp hours are 9am to 3:15pm. Early Arrival is available beginning at 8am.

2021 Sample Daily Camp Schedule

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

8:00am to 8:45am – AM Private Lessons (Optional)

8:45am to 9:00am – Camper Drop Off & Sign In

9:00am to 9:15am – Morning Group (Attendance & Review of Daily Activities)

9:15 am to 10:15am – Specialized Camp Activity (e.g. Robotics, Fashion, Coding, etc…)

10:15am to 10:30am – Snack Time

10:30am to 11:30am – Specialized Camp Activity

11:30am to 1:00pm – Lunch & Supervised Recess (Sports, Socialization & Fun!)*

*Lunch/Recess may be subject to variable times based on Covid-19 protocol.

1:00pm to 2:00pm – Specialized Camp Activity

2:00pm to 2:15pm – Optional Break Period

2:15pm to 3:00pm – Specialized Camp Activity

3:00pm to 3:15pm – Afternoon Group (Review of Daily Accomplishments & Next Day’s Schedule)

3:15pm to 3:30pm – Camper Pick Up & Sign Out

3:30pm to 4:15pm – PM Private Lessons (Optional)

3:30pm to 5:00pm – PM Private Lessons (Optional)

***Project Showcase Events are typically scheduled to commence at camp on Fridays at 2:45pm.  For 2021, these events are open to campers and staff only***

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 and a PM lesson from 3:30pm to 4:15pm or 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

If your child is enrolled for a private lesson before camp, early arrival coverage is included in the cost of the private lesson on that day.

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

One-on-one private instruction is an excellent way for campers to learn at their own pace, gain a better understanding and mastery of the skills and subject material, and enhance their experience at camp. Our instructors are friendly and supportive, and understand that every camper learns at their own pace. Our private lessons are designed to be hands-on and very focused, which enables the instructor and camper to concentrate on improving both strengths and weaknesses. Lessons are tailored to the specific camper, and in some instances, campers may use the private lessons to go above and beyond the camp curriculum in an educational and informative manner with the help of the instructor. Private lessons are optional, and are within the subject matter of the camp your child is attending that week.

Private lessons are limited and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis! Campers have the option to purchase more than one private lesson per week, and each lesson builds upon the progress made at camp and in previous lessons.

In addition to being a great supplement to the camp week, private lessons are convenient! Lessons occur either before camp (during Early Arrival) or immediately after camp.

Private lessons can be booked when enrolling for camp, or by contacting our office via email at [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.lavnercampsandprograms.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. It is a lot of work to become and remain accredited; our commitment shows the dedication that we have to providing a safe and healthy environment for our campers, and our overall commitment to excellence and your child!

Question #2:  What are your staff to camper ratios?

Answer:  We guarantee a max staff to camper ratio of 1:4 to 1:8…or better! We invest in great staff and low ratios to ensure the best camp experience for your child, which is what counts the most!

Question #3:  Who are your instructors?

Answer:  Our instructors are high level and are the very best out of a large pool of qualified applicants we consider. Each year, we hire less than 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.  Our camps have multiple levels of curricula and lots of additional activities and projects for all skill levels.

Question #6:  How do you group the campers at camp?

Answer:  Campers are grouped by age and ability. We run multiple levels of curricula, allowing for campers to attend camp with us at any time during the summer, even if they are beginners. Our campers can sign up for any week and be placed appropriately in camp. This provides our camp families with maximum flexibility.

Question #7:  Do your campers improve at camp?

Answer:  Yes! Campers receive approximately 22-25 hours of concentrated time in their camp activity per week. This, combined with our cutting-edge curriculum and high-level instructors, allows our campers to improve a lot! Camper improvement is the cornerstone of our Specialty Camps and is what allows us to be successful!

Question #8:  How do you keep camp fun?

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

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

Answer:  Camp safety is our #1 goal. We work hard all year long to make sure our camp safety is top notch. We are ACA accredited and follow extensive guidelines. We hire very responsible staff and train them (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 first concern. For our Covid-19 protocol, please visit our Covid-19 Resource Page.

Question #10:  Why should we choose Lavner Camps?

Answer:  Lavner Camps is the World Leader in summer enrichment camps.  At Lavner Camps, you will truly “experience the difference.” Our mission is to provide the best camp experience available… and we do.  We understand choosing Lavner Camps is an investment in your child. Our camp programs are designed to empower your child, help them reach their potential, build self-confidence, and develop the skills for success. Join us at any of our 25+ prestigious camp locations nationwide!

Here are some of the things that we offer to provide a great camp experience:

Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)

Safety Is Our #1 Priority

Top-Notch Camp Locations

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

2.  Our huge selection of 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, and friendships gained. We take pride in creating value for your family, and work hard to ensure the success and happiness of your child!

6.  We hire talented staff who are passionate about teaching, knowledgeable in the subject matter, and highly responsible. We hire less than 5% of applicants and many of our instructors come from top-tier/Ivy League schools!

7.  First Class Camp Locations.  Your child will have an awesome camp experience on a beautiful, spacious campus with great amenities!

8.  Excellent communication with our camp families.  We want to communicate with you to make sure your child gets into the camp he or she wants, and to ensure that the camp experience is a great one. Reach out to us any time; our customer service is A+!

9.  We employ full-time Sports, Technology and Arts Departments dedicated year-round to researching, developing, and delivering cutting-edge Specialty Camps. Our Expert Leadership Team has backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Cornell University, Brandeis University, Villanova University, Columbia University, Harvard University – Graduate School of Education and more, and drives excellence in everything we do!

10.  It starts at the top! Justin and Michael Lavner, and our entire Leadership Team, are extremely hands-on and passionate about offering our camp families the best experience possible. Justin and Michael attended camp for many years as children, worked at camps, and eat, sleep, and breathe Lavner Camps! We are organization that loves learning and fun, and are 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 creating your own digital design for a pair of custom Converse sneakers, 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 2021 T-Shirt, and a VIP Lanyard. Most campers also take home a final project (like a 3D-printed masterpiece, a new app, etc.). 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 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, with educational backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Columbia University, University of Chicago, Harvard University Graduate School of Education and more, work hard to create the best experience for our campers. Our best-in-class programs, top-tier instructors/camp managers, prestigious camp locations, and over 50 unique course offerings, have allowed us to remain the global leader in STEM education for kids.

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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