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Summer 2004: Penn Camps for Children

Penn offers summertime fun for children ages 6-18 in an array of activities from athletics and academics to Arabic and anthropology. For more information and applications see the specific contact information and web site listed for each camp or program.

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PennKids Camp

The Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics will sponsor a day camp called PennKids which provides a summer camp experience for children of Penn faculty, staff, and students, in grades 1-6. The program embodies the principle of play, growth, and development, and the camp features weekly themes, daily swimming, arts/crafts, field trips and sport and game activities. For more information contact Recreation at (215) 898-6100. PennKids features six one-week sessions from June 21-July 30. 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.

Nike Volleyball Camp at Penn

volleyballNike General Skills Camp, August 7-10, 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 cafeterias. Cost is $550 for a resident camper and $450 for a day camper (9 a.m.-9 p.m.).

Nike Volleyball High Potential Camp, August 12-15, is recommended for females ages 14-18. Cost is $550 for a resident camper and $450 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.

Penn Junior Fencing Camp

fencingJuly 18-August 7 for 14-17 year-old fencers with at least one year of competitive fencing experience required. Contact David Micahnik, (215) 898-6116 or e-mail

Pennsylvania Wrestling Camps

For information about Wrestling Camps call (215) 898-9504 or visit

Pennsylvania Elite Camp: technique sessions and leadership development for 40 high school students June 16-20. Technique Mini-Camp: 50 children for all levels and ages: June 20.

Gymnastics Camp

gymnasticsSummer 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 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 6-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30. Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $250 per person/per session. The July 6-July 9 session will cost $200. For registration forms call (215) 898-5316 or e-mail

Penn Elite Field Hockey Camp

The Field Hockey Camp, August 8-12, 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

Quaker Basketball Camp

basketballThe 2004 Quaker Basketball Camp sessions--June 21-25 and June 28-July 2--(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 e-mail

Nike Rowing Camp

Both sessions of the Nike Rowing Camp--June 26-29 and July 10-13--are co-ed and geared towards campers between the ages of 14-18 who have rowed at least one season. The camp includes on-the-water instruction, videotaping and ergometer training sessions. Cost is $675 for a resident camper and $575 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

Levy Junior Tennis Camp

tennisPenn'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 7-11, June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 6-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, August 2-6. Camp schedule is 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The fee--$250 per week, prorated for July 6-9--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

Penn Men's Lacrosse Camp

Boys entering ninth grade and up can attend Lacrosse Camp from July 18-21. 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

Penn Elite Women's Lacrosse Camp

Girls entering grades 10-12 are eligible to participate in Women's Lacrosse Camp--July 6-9, at Franklin Field--the cost is $420. For information contact (215) 898-9042 or e-mail

Quaker Soccer Camps

soccerJunior Quaker Soccer Camp; June 14-18 and July 26-30; boys and girls ages 7-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $225, $200 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. Call (215) 573-6178 or e-mail for brochures. Visit for information.

Al Bagnoli All-Star Football Camp

footballFootball Camp runs July 25-28 and is geared towards boys entering grades 7-12. The camp is intended for players interested in improving basic skills and learning both offensive and defensive techniques. Cost is $360 for an overnight camper and $285 for a day camper. Information and registration e-mail Applications are available at

Al-Bustan Camp

An opportunity for 23-25 children ages 6-12 to develop Arabic language skills and appreciate Arabic culture July 5-23, at the Morris Arboretum, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; contact Hazami Sayed at (267) 303-0070 or visit

Anthropologists in the Making

Adventurous children ages 8--12 and for the fist time, young teens ages 13--15 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, organized by the Education Department of UPM, it will run from June 28-August 20, with eight theme-oriented one-week sessions. New this year, there are four weeks of Junior Explorers Camp for young teens, July 12-August 6. Children may choose one or more of eight one-week adventure programs; young teens have the option of taking one to four weeks of the Junior Explorers Camp. This year's themes are:

  • World Music, June 28-July 2
  • From Mesopotamia to Mecca--The Middle East through the Ages,
    July 6-9
  • Archaeological Field Fun, July 12-16**
  • Asian Art, July 19-23**
  • Mysterious Mummies, July 26-30**
  • Creation Myths from Around the World, August 2-6**
  • Classical Mythology in the Arts, August 9-13
  • Africa's Connection to Animals, August 16-20

**Includes a Junior Explorers section

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) 898-4015, option 3, or e-mail or visit

Penn Summer Science Academy

Penn's Summer Science Academy--June 26-July 24--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 Biomedical Research or Physics. Program activities take place Mondays-Fridays, with a daily schedule that varies according to the concentration. The cost is $2,500 for commuters; $4,400 for residential students. For an application call (215) 746-6900 or e-mail

Precollege Program

The Precollege Program at Penn--June 26-August 7--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 $4,800 to $6,700; day student program fees and tuition, including activities, range from $2,850 to $4,700. For information, call the Office of Summer Sessions at (215) 746-6900 or visit

Penn Summer Arts Studio

PSAS--June 26-July 24--is a non-credit 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 six concentrations: Drawing and Painting Studio, Digital Video, Animation, Photography, Architecture: Philadelphia Studio; Ceramic Studio. Along with their studio work, PSAS students enjoy a wide range of academic and social events. Residential student tuition and fees are $4,500; day student fees are $2,600. For more information, call Office of Summer Sessions at (215) 746-6900 or visit

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Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 20, February 3, 2004