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Penn Camps and Programs for Children and Teens: Summer 2008
February 5, 2008, Volume 54, No. 20

Penn offers children and teens an array of summer activities from academics, enrichment and recreation—including anthropology and music—to athletic sports camps. For more information and applications see the specific contact information below or visit http://summeratpenn.upenn.edu.

Academics
  • Leadership in the Business World
  • Leadership Education and Development
  • Management & Technology Summer Institute
  • Penn Summer Art and Architecture Studios
  • Penn Summer Science Academy
  • Penn Summer Theatre Workshop
  • Pre-College Program
  • Summer Institute in Business & Technology
  • Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology

  • Enrichment and Recreation
  • Anthropologists in the Making
  • Penn Band Summer Music Camp
  • Digital Media Academy
  • Athletic Sports Camps
  • Penn Girls Basketball Summer Elite Camp
  • Summer Classic Baseball Camp
  • Junior Fencing Camp at Penn
  • Penn Summer Field Hockey Camps
  • Al Bagnoli All-Star Football Camp
  • Penn All-Star Lacrosse Camp
  • Penn Elite Women’s Lacrosse Camp
  • Penn Quaker Women’s Lacrosse Camp
  • Quaker Rowing Camp at Penn
  • Soccer Camps
  • Quakers Swim Camp
  • Levy Junior Tennis Camp
  • Nike Track and Field
  • Penn Volleyball Camp
  • Tennis Camp
  • Gymnastic Camp
  • Academics

    Leadership in the Business World: LBW is a summer institute for talented and ambitious rising seniors in high school who want to learn about leadership in business. The program, July 6-August 2, features classes with Wharton professors, lectures from prominent business leaders, site visits to businesses in Philadelphia and New York, and activities designed to give students opportunities to learn about leadership in 21st century business organizations. Cost is $5,200 per participant, includes tuition, housing, and meals; financial aid is available. Sponsored by the Wharton School. Visit http://undergrad.wharton.upenn.edu/precollege/lbw.

    Leadership Education and Development: LEAD is a 4-week program, June 29-July 26,  that introduces some 30 of the nation’s brightest rising minority high school seniors from across the nation to the world of business. Participants attend lectures, do team-based assignments, and visit corporations in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and New York City. Sponsored by the Wharton School. Visit http://undergrad.wharton.upenn.edu/precollege/lead/.

    Management & Technology Summer Institute: M&TSI is a 3-week for-credit program, July 13-August 2, for rising high school seniors who want to learn how to bring together technological concepts and management principles. The Institute features classes taught by leading Wharton and Engineering faculty and successful entrepreneurs, as well as laboratory experience, field trips to companies and research and development facilities, intensive team projects, and other activities designed to help students learn the principles and practice of technological innovation. Program cost is $5,400 and includes tuition, housing, meals and weekend excursions. Sponsored jointly by The Jerome Fisher Program in  Management and Technology, the School of Engineering and Applied  Science, and the Wharton School. Call Lea Engle at (215) 898-4145 or e-mail mgtech@seas.upenn.edu.

    art Summer Art and Architecture at Penn (PennDesign): The Penn Summer Art & Architecture Studios offer opportunities for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the fall of 2008. This is a rigorous, non-credit program consisting of intensive study and development of a portfolio of work in either architecture or fine art with concentrations in animation, drawing, filmmaking and photography. The program runs July 6 - August 2 with classes from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost is $3,045 for commuters and $5,105 for residents. Contact the Penn Summer High School Programs,  (215) 746-6901, e-mail hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/CGS/highschool/.
    Penn Summer Science Academy: The Penn Summer Science Academy offers opportunities for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the fall 2008. This is a rigorous, non-credit program consisting of intensive study and laboratory work with tracks in biomedical research, physics and forensic science. The program runs July 6-August 2 with classes from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost is $3,045 for commuters and $5,105 for residents. Contact the Penn Summer High School Programs at (215) 746-6901, e-mail hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/CGS/highschool/.
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    Penn Summer Theatre Workshop: The Penn Summer Theatre Workshop offers opportunities for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the fall 2008. The workshop offers three primary modules (acting technique, scene study, and Alexander technique) along with supporting presentations in directing, dramaturgy, musical theatre, theatre criticism, and script analysis. The program runs July 6-August 2 with classes from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost is $3,045 for commuters and $5,105 for residents. Contact the Penn Summer High School Programs at (215) 746-6901, e-mail hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/CGS/highschool/.

    Pre-College Program: The Penn Pre-College Program offers opportunities for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the fall 2008. The Pre-College Program is perfect for students who are interested in an academic experience that is typical of an undergraduate freshman. Participants are fully integrated with undergraduate students in regular Summer Session courses and earn academic credit that can be applied toward a Penn degree, if accepted, or transferred to other colleges and universities. The program runs from June 30-August 10. Residential student program fees and tuition range from $7,360 to $8,635; commuter student program fees and tuition, range from $3,300 to $5,850. Contact the Penn Summer High School Programs at (215) 746-6901, e-mail hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/CGS/highschool/.

    Summer Institute in Business & Technology:  SIBT is a 4-week program, July 12-August 9, for internationally minded undergraduates enrolled full-time in universities abroad and in the US The program offers two courses (technology entrepreneurship and cross-cultural management communications), site visits to companies, visits from corporate representatives, guest lecturers, and optional coaching on oral and written communications (in English). Program cost $8,900 includes tuition, deposit, room and board, and fees and costs related to programmatic field trips and outings. SIBT provides an exceptional American cultural immersion experience for international students. Sponsored by the Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, visit www.seas.upenn.edu/sibt/.

    Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology: SAAST offers an opportunity for highly-motivated and talented high school students to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework. The Academy’s intensive, 3-week programs, July 13-August 2, combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. Six programs are offered in the Academy: Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Programming, Nanotechnology, Robotics, and Technology and Democracy. Program fee is $5,375 and includes tuition, room, board, and all scheduled activities. Sponsored by SEAS. Call Dr. Christine Brisson at (215) 573-2575, e-mail brisson@seas.upenn.edu or visit www.seas.upenn.edu/saast/.

    Enrichment and Recreation

    Anthropologists in the Making: From June 23-August 15, adventurous children ages 7 through 13 can participate in Anthropologists in the Making, a day camp organized by Penn Museum’s Education Department. Through interactive gallery tours, art activities, games and special guest performances, campers travel through time and across continents. Each week highlights a different theme, offering campers the opportunity to enjoy one week or all eight. This year’s themes are:
    June 23-27: Global Cuisine
    June 30-July 3: Survival of the Fittest
    July 7-11: Egypt: Ancient and Modern
    July 14-18: The Roman Empire
    July 21-25: Fun in the Field
    July 28-August 1: Learning the Lingo
    August 4-8: Amazing Architecture
    August 11-15: Myths, Magic, and Motifs
    Camp hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with optional pre-camp (8-9 a.m.) and post-camp (3-5 p.m.) programs. For more information or to request a brochure, call (215) 898-4066, e-mail summercamp@museum.upenn.edu, or visit www.museum.upenn.edu/new/edu/kids/summercamp.shtml.

    Penn Band Summer Music Camp: July 27-August 2, is for instrumentalists (grades 9-12). Includes fun activities, “off the beat” lectures, leadership and group building exercises, and a gratifying and diverse repertoire of band music. Audition not required, but evaluation form (completed by music director or private instructor) must be submitted. Fee: $795 (overnight) includes tuition, housing, and meals, or $300 (commuter) includes tuition and meals. Sponsored by the Penn Band and Penn Athletics. Visit www.pennband.net or call (215) 898-8719, or e-mail kgupta@force.stwing.upenn.edu.

    Digital Media Academy: From video game design to extreme sports filmmaking to 3D modeling and animation, these courses offer hands-on instruction from top professionals. Camps offered for kids ages 9-13 and teens; various sessions June 23-August 22. See www.digitalmediaacademy.org/locations/computer-camp-penn.html for more information. 

    Athletic Sports Camps

    Penn Girls Basketball Summer Elite Camp: The Basketball Camp will be held June 13-15 for high school players (ages 14-17) with aspirations of playing at a Division I, II or III level who also seek a strong academic environment. Stations are taught and games are played, and there are recruiting, academic advisement and strength training sessions as well. Cost: $425. Discounts (per camper): Family (2 or more children) $375; Penn employee $375 each; Team (5 or more campers) $350 each.  Call (215) 898-0280, visit www.pennathletics.com or e-mail Julie Greger at jgreger@pobox.upenn.edu.

    Summer Classic Baseball Camp: June 17-19, is for rising high school sophomores to rising seniors. For information on accommodations and program cost, call (215) 898-6282 or visit www.pennathletics.com.

    Penn Gymnastics Camp, for boys and girls ages 5-12, no exceptions. Weeks: June 9-12, June 23-27, June 30-July 1, July 7-11, July 21-25, July 28-August 1 and August 4-8; Time: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $325/week plus each enrolled child will receive a camp t-shirt. Early drop off at 8:50 a.m. and camp will end at 5 p.m. Call John Ceralde (215) 746-5708 or Jessy Smith (215) 898-5316 or visit www.pennathletics.com
    There will be no summer gymnastics camp during the week of June 16-20 due to the USAG National Congress in conjunction with the 2008 Olympic Trials—Gymnastics in Philadelphia.

    fencing Junior Fencing Camp at Penn: July 20-26, is for 14-17-year-old fencers with at least one year of competitive fencing experience required. July 27-August 2, two years of competitive fencing experience preferred. $725 per week, housing and meals included. Contact David Micahnik, (215) 898-6116 or e-mail davidmic@pobox.upenn.edu or visit www.fencingcampatpenn.com.

    Penn Summer Field Hockey Camps: There are two sessions: July 27-30 and August 3-6. For players entering grades 10 through pre-college, and preferably who have varsity high school experience. All play is held on the artificial turf surface on historic Franklin Field. See www.pennathletics.com.

    Al Bagnoli All-Star Football Camp: Football Camp, July 20-23,  is geared towards boys entering grades 9-12. It is intended for players interested in improving basic skills and learning both offensive and defensive techniques. For more information see www.pennathletics.com and click on ‘Camps’, or e-mail football@pobox.upenn.edu.

    Penn All-Star Lacrosse Camp: Boys entering ninth grade and up can attend Lacrosse Camp, July 12-15. Overnight camp: $515, day camp: $415. Learn all aspects of the game from the Penn coaching staff and many Division I players. Call (717) 235-0512 for information or visit www.starlacrosse.com.

    Penn Elite Women’s Lacrosse Camp:Girls entering grade 11—pre-college freshmen are eligible to participate in Women’s Lacrosse Camp—July 1-3, at Franklin Field—the cost is $475, $375/day camper. All sessions will run like a college practice—fast-paced and demanding. We will emphasize advanced game concepts and strategies. Players will have the chance to play with and against Division I athletes. For information contact Gloria Lozano gloriadl@pobox.upenn.edu or call (215)-898-9042 or visit www.pennathletics.com and click on ‘Camps.’

    lax Penn Quaker Women’s Lacrosse Camp: Girls entering grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in Women’s Lacrosse Camp July 15-18, at Franklin Field—the cost is $475, $375/day camper.  Athletes will be grouped based on ability and challenged accordingly. The staff is comprised of college coaches who will run each session like a college practice. Penn players will act as counselors, assist the coaches and monitor the campers at night. There will be a great deal of skill development coupled with competitive play to create a very challenging environment. For information contact Gloria Lozano gloriadl@pobox.upenn.edu or call (215) 898-9042 or visit www.pennathletics.com and click on ‘Camps.’

    Quaker Rowing Camp at Penn: Rowing and coxswain training for boys and girls ages 14-18; experienced and novice rowers are welcome. Day and overnight programs for beginners, intermediate, and advanced athletes. Sessions: June 23-28, July 14-19, and August 4-9. Overnight camp: $1000, day camp: $600; drop off at Boathouse between 8:30-9 a.m. Pick up at Boathouse between 5-5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.quakerrowingcamp.com.

    Soccer Camps: Day Camp: June 16-20 and July 21-25; boys and girls ages 6-13; $265 per week. 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) 898-2923 for information or visit www.pennsocceracademy.com.

    Advanced Academy: July 9-13; girls ages 10-14, teams accepted; $595, $450/commuter. An intense week of training and small-sided games focusing on skill development and decision making in a small group arena. Also includes specialized practices for goalkeepers. Call (215) 898-2923 for information or visit www.pennsocceracademy.com.
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    College Prep Academy: July 15-19; grades 9 through 12, teams encouraged; $595, $450/commuter. This week of camp will resemble a college pre-season experience for those players aiming to reach their potential. Sessions will revolve around tactical development in small group and team environments. Includes goalkeeping skill learning. Call (215) 898-2923 for information or visit www.pennsocceracademy.com.

    High School Preseason Team Camp: July 27-31; ages 14-18; $595, $450/commuter.

    Quakers Swim Camp: Boys and girls ages 9-17 can attend this competitive swim camp, June 16-21 and June 23-27. The cost is $325 per one-week session. For two or more campers from the same family, the fee is $300 per camper. Camp includes a personal swimming video tape. Participants should be capable of completing a 1.5 hour practice and finish a 200m freestyle (8 laps) without stopping, prior to attending camps. For information contact Brendan Gallagher at (215) 898-6138 or gallagbm@pobox.upenn.edu.

    tennis Levy Junior Tennis Camp: Penn’s Summer Junior Tennis Camp—now in its 27th season—for players 6-16, will offer nine one-week sessions. Starting June 9, the camp runs 9 weeks through August 8. 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, and August 4-8. The weekly fee of $265 includes a daily cafeteria lunch. A family discount is available for two or more children who attend the same week. An extended hours service is also available. For information/registration, call Hal Mackin at (215) 898-4741, or e-mail hjmackin@pobox.upenn.edu or visit http://pobox.upenn.edu/~hjmackin.

    Penn Tennis Camp, is a day camp (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) designed for children between the ages of 6-16 years, with lunch included: August 11-15, August 18-23 and August 25-29. Focus on technique, skill development, and match play. Cost $275 per week. Call (215) 898-6958 or e-mail penntenniscamps@yahoo.com.

    Nike Track and Field: Train at Franklin Field, July 6-11, under the direction of Penn Women’s Cross Country and Track Head Coach, Gwen Harris. High school athletes learn technique, strategies, and skills they need to become champions. Camp emphasizes fundamentals of running, jumping, and throwing and teaches young athletes the skills necessary to excel at their chosen events. The coaching staff includes current and former athletes who have competed on the national level and provides individual and small group instruction that helps campers of all ability levels become faster, smarter, and improved runners. Co-ed, ages 12-18. Residents $680 and extended day $580.  E-mail aclinton@ussportscamps.com or call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP. Each registered camper will receive a pair of Nike Air Span running shoes! Please visit www.ussportscamps.com for details.
    Penn Volleyball Camp: August 7-10, is for females 10-14 years old. Instruction and coaching from college players and coaches, while experiencing college life on campus. Resident: $595 (reg. before July 1), $605 (after July 1); Day Camp: (9 a.m.-9 p.m.)   $495 (reg. before July 1), $505 (after July 1). Contact: Ambrose Crenshaw at (215) 898-4843 or e-mail: ambrose@pobox.upenn.edu.

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