Summer Camps at Penn: From Anthropology to Tennis...

The following youth camps at Penn still have openings in their programs this summer:

museum | basketball | fencing | gymnastics | rowing | soccer | tennis

This information has not previously been published in Almanac.

 Anthropologists in the Making

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will hold a summer exploration camp Monday-Friday, July 10-August 25, for children ages 8-12. During this 7 week camp, the children will have the opportunity to investigate the mythology, dance, music, cooking, and craftsmanship of long ago civilizations. Through gallery tours, treasure hunts, arts and crafts, games, and special guest performances, children will uncover the secrets of the past. Camp hours will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with a pre-camp (8-9 a.m.) and after-camp (3-5 p.m.) for an additional fee. For more information, please contact Jamie Stubbs (215) 898-6423 x10072 or

 Quaker Basketball Camp

The Penn Men's Basketball program will hold the annual Quaker Basketball Camp at the Palestra. This year there will be three sessions for boys and girls ages 7-18: June 1-23, June 26-30, July 5-7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A staff comprised of collegiate and high school coaches will work closely with campers on the fundamentals and team concepts of the game. The cost for sessions I and II is $175 general public; the discounted rate for children of Penn faculty/staff is $150 or if more than one family member is participating. The rate for Session III is $115. For information call Gil Beverly at (215) 898-0280.

 Junior Fencing Camp

100 14-17 year-olds; for fencers with at least one year of competitive fencing experience; David Micahnik, (215) 898-6116; July 23-August 5.

 Gymnastics Camp

For five weeks starting in mid-June, the Summer Gymnastics Camp at Penn will provide children with gymnastic instruction on Olympic apparatus by champion gymnasts, led by Penn's head gymnastics coach Tom Kovic.

The Camp also offers swimming at Hutchinson Gym, arts and crafts, movies and field trips.

The five one-week sessions begin June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17, and July 24. The week's schedule is Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., but parents can drop children off at 8:30 a.m. and pick them up by 5:30 p.m. at Hutchinson Gymnasium.

The cost is $210 per child, per session. For registration forms call Mr. Kovic at (215) 898-5316.

 Nike Rowing Camp

30 children 14 and up; Contact Bruce Konopka, (215) 573-7071; July 18-21 and August 1-4.

 Junior Quaker Soccer Camp

Summer Soccer Camps will be held July 17-22, and 24-29 for boys and girls ages 6 to 13. Each session is $200 with a $25 discount for Penn employees, or for those attending both weeks. Tuition includes lunch and swimming. For more information, please call Jon Pascale, Pennsylvania men's soccer assistant coach, at (215) 573-6177, or e-mail him at

Preseason Soccer Camp

Summer Soccer Camps will be held August 7-11 for 13-18 year olds at Franklin Field. There will be two sessions, 9 a.m.-noon, and 4-7 p.m.

Either session is $150 per week and there are 36 slots available in each time period.

Directing the camp will be Penn's new women's soccer coach Darren Ambrose. For a brochure call (215) 898-2923.

Junior Tennis Camp

Penn's Summer Junior Tennis Camp, for players ages 6 to 16, will conduct 9 one-week sessions starting in June. In the course of each one-week session, children will improve their tennis skills, and learn teamwork and good sportsmanship, while staying in shape and having fun.

Led by Hal Mackin, head professional and manager at the Levy Tennis Pavilion, Michael Dowd, head coach of Penn's women's tennis team and Gordie Ernst the head coach of Penn's men's tennis team, the camp will be held at the Tennis Pavilion's eight indoor, air-conditioned courts on campus.

The dates of the 10 sessions are as follows: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 5-7 (prorated), July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4, August 7-11. The week's schedule is Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The fee is $225 per one-week session, which includes a daily cafeteria lunch. A family discount is available for two or more children who attend the same week(s). There is an extended hours fee (from 3:30 to 6 p.m.) of $6 per day. For information/registration call Hal Mackin at (215) 898-4741.

More Camp Information

Information and schedules of other camps on campus are contained in the SUMMER at PENN calendar.

This information has not previously been published in Almanac.

Posted June 19, 2000