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Summer 2003: Penn Camps for Children

PennKids Camp | Volleyball | Gymnastics | Field Hockey | Basketball | Rowing | Tennis | Men's Lacrosse | Women's Lacrosse | Soccer | Football | Anthropologists in the Making | Science | Precollege | Art

Penn offers intensive summer instruction for children ages 6-18 in academics and athletics.

PennKids Camp

This summer the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics will sponsor a new day camp called PennKids. This camp will provide a summer camp experience for children of Penn faculty, staff, and students, in grades 1-6. The camp program embodies the principle of play, growth, and development. The camp features weekly themes, daily swimming, arts/crafts, field trips and sport and game activities. For more information on the PennKids program, please contact the Department of Recreation at (215) 898-6100. PennKids features six one-week sessions from June 23-August 1. Each session is full day 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and cost $250/session. Early Extended 7:30-8:30 a.m. $25/session. Late Extended 4:45-5:30 p.m. $25/session, Early & Late Extended $40/session. Sibling Discounts: Siblings registered for the same PennKids session will receive $20 off each week. The first child will pay the full session fee while each child thereafter will receive the discount.

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Nike Volleyball Camp at Penn

Nike General Skills Camp, August 2-5, is recommended for females between the ages of 10-18. Campers experience instruction and coaching from both current college players and coaches, while experiencing college life in the residence halls and dining rooms. Cost is $525 for a resident camper and $425 for a day camper (9 a.m.-9 p.m.).

Nike Volleyball High Potential Camp, August 7-10, is recommended for females ages 15-18. Cost is $525 for a resident camper and $425 for a day camper (9 a.m.-9 p.m.).

Registration information for both camps is available at or by calling 1-800-645-3226.

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Gymnastics Camp

Summer Gymnastics Camp provides children with gymnastic instruction on Olympic apparatus led by Penn's head gymnastics coach Tom Kovic. The camp also offers swimming at Hutchinson Gym, arts and crafts, movies and field trips. There are 7 one-week sessions: June 16-20, June 23-27, June 30-July 3, July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-August 1. Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $245 per person/per session. The June 30-July 3 session will cost $196. For registration forms call (215) 898-5316 or e-mail

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Penn Elite Field Hockey Camp

The Camp, June 15-19 and June 22-26, is designed for elite players who are entering grades 10-pre college and preferably have varsity experience. Enrollment is limited to 85 players; camp director is Val Cloud, head coach of Penn's field hockey. Gwen Alexander, assistant coach, will be the assistant director. Cost is $475 per week. For information call Val Cloud (215) 898-6308 or e-mail

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Quaker Basketball Camp

basketballThe 2003 Quaker Basketball camp sessions--June 16-20 and June 23-27--(daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.) for boys and girls ages 7-18; $200 per week; Discounts: Family (2 or more children) $170 per camper; University employee: $170 per camper; Multi-Session Discount $340 for both sessions. Please contact Harris Adler (215) 898-0423 or Andy Pogach (215) 898-0280.

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Nike Rowing Camp

Both sessions--June 28-July 1 and July 12-15--are co-ed and geared towards campers between the ages of 14 and 18 who have rowed at least one season. The camp includes on the water instruction, videotaping and ergometer training sessions. Cost is $625 for a resident camper and $525 for a day camper (8 a.m.-8 p.m.). Instructor: Bruce Konopka, (215) 573-7071. Call 1-800-645-3226 for information and registration or visit

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Levy Junior Tennis Camp

tennis ballPenn's Summer Junior Tennis Camp, for players ages 6-16, will offer nine one-week sessions. The camp will be held at the Tennis Pavilion's eight indoor air-conditioned courts on campus.

Camp dates are June 9-13, June 16-20, June 23-27, June 30-July 3, July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-August 1, August 4-8. Camp schedule is 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The fee--$245 per week, prorated for June 30-July 3--includes a daily cafeteria lunch. A family discount is available for two or more children that attend in the same week(s). There is also an extended hours fee (3:30-6 p.m.) of $7 per day. For information/registration, call Hal Mackin at (215) 898-4741, e-mail or visit

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Penn Men's Lacrosse Camp

Boys ages 10 and up can attend camp from July 19-23. Overnight camp $500, day camp $400. Learn all aspects of the game from the Penn coaching staff and many Division I players. Call Chris Malone (215) 746-0291 for information or e-mail

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Penn Elite Women's Lacrosse Camp

Girls entering grades 10 through 12 are eligible to participate--July 7-10, at Franklin Field--$ 410. Contact (215) 898-9042 or e-mail for information.

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Quaker Soccer Camps

soccer ballJunior Quaker Soccer Camp; June 16-20 and August 4-8; boys and girls ages 7-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $215, $190 for Penn employees. A camp for youngsters who are either beginning their soccer careers or who are ready to develop those important first skills of the game. The week's instruction will teach individual skills and techniques through exercises and small-sided games.

Mini-Quaker Soccer Camp; June 16-20 and August 4-8; boys and girls ages 5-6, 9 a.m.-noon; $125. Learn the basic skills and fundamental techniques involved in the game through staff demonstrations, exercises and games. Each day will conclude with small matches and competitions.

Call (215) 573-6178 or e-mail for brochures. Visit for information.

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Al Bagnoli All-Star Football Camp

footballCamp dates are July 27-30. Sessions are geared towards boys entering grades 7 through 12. The camp is intended for players interested in improving basic skills and learning both offensive and defensive techniques. Cost is $325 for an overnight camper and $250 for a day camper. Information and registration contact James Urban (215) 573-9229.

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Anthropologists in the Making Summer Adventures

This summer, adventurous children ages 8 through 12 can participate in a day camp that takes them through time, across continents--and it's right on campus. Anthropologists in the Making Summer Adventures, a program organized by the Education Department of UPM, will run from June 30 through August 22, with eight theme-oriented one-week sessions. Children may choose one or more of eight one-week adventure programs. This year's themes are:

  • Archaeology: From Dig to Discovery, June 30-July 3
  • Powerful Pyramids: Monuments of Mystery, July 7-11
  • The Ancient Empires of Greece and Rome, July 14-18
  • From Persia to Polynesia: The Amazing Visual Arts of Asia, July 21-25
  • Earth and Sky in the Native Americas: From the Inuits to the Inca, July 28-August 1
  • The Pulse of Africa: Music and Dance in Daily Life, August 4-8
  • Games from Across the Globe, August 11-15
  • Mythology and Magic in Ancient Egypt, August 18-22

Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with optional pre-camp (8-9 a.m.) and post-camp (3-5 p.m.) programs.

Registration brochures can be requested through the Museum's Education department. Call (215) 898-6423, ext. 10072, or e-mail the coordinator at or visit

Registration is by full-week sessions, and children can register for one, several or all eight sessions. The weekly fee, which includes a mid-morning snack, art materials and a t-shirt, is $190, or $165 for Museum members. (The one exception, the June 30 to July 3 four-day holiday week is prorated at $150, or $130 for Museum members). A non-refundable deposit of $75 per session is due at time of registration. Pre-camp and after-camp supervision will be available from 8-9 a.m. and 3-5 p.m. respectively. The pre-camp is $25 per week or $6 per day and after-camp is $50 per week and $11 per day.

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Penn Summer Science Academy

Penn's Summer Science Academy--June 28-July 26--is an intensive non-credit science career program for students entering the 11th or 12th grade. It includes laboratory projects, lectures and discussion groups. Tracks include Physics and Astronomy and Molecular Biology. Program activities take place Mondays through Fridays, with a daily schedule that varies according to the concentration. The cost is $2,150 for commuters; $4,000 for residential students. For an application call (215) 746-6900 or e-mail

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Precollege Program

The Precollege Program at Penn--June 28-August 9--is designed for academically-talented high school students entering the 11th or 12th grade. Precollege students enroll in one or two undergraduate courses--often in topics not available in high school programs--as well as engage in a range of workshops (college skills, SAT prep, admissions, careers, majors, leadership) as well as a wide variety of social activities. Students who successfully complete these courses receive college credit from Penn and an official transcript from the University. Residential student program fees and tuition range from $4,300 to $6,200; day student program fees and tuition, including activities, range from $2,500 to $4,300. For information, call the Office of Summer Sessions at (215) 746-6900 or visit

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Penn Summer Arts Studio

PSAS--June 28-July 26--is a noncredit arts studio program open to high school students entering the 11th or 12th grade who demonstrate academic achievement as well as evidence of ability to do creative work. Choose an intensive studio in one of five concentrations: Beginning and Intermediate Drawing and Painting, Digital Video, Animation, Photography, or Advanced Drawing and Portfolio Preparation. Along with their studio work, PSAS students enjoy a wide range of academic and social events. Residential student tuition and fees are $4,100; day student fees are $2,250. For more information, call Office of Summer Sessions at (215) 746-6900 or visit

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  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 20, February 4, 2003