2014 Summer Camps and Programs at Penn
January 28, 2014, Volume 60, No. 20
Penn offers children and teens an array of summer activities from academics, enrichment and recreation—including anthropology, nursing, law, veterinary medicine and music—to more than a dozen athletic sports camps—from baseball to volleyball. For more information and applications see the specific contact information below. Additional camps and programs may be available on the Penn Athletics website, www.pennathletics.com under Sports and the Summer at Penn website, http://summeratpenn.upenn.edu
Enrichment and Recreation
Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) Program at Wharton: July 6-August 2. The LEAD Program introduces youth of diverse backgrounds to key areas of business. First established at Wharton in 1980 and reflecting a long-standing commitment to developing business leaders through business education, the LEAD Program at Wharton features lectures by corporate executives and Wharton faculty, team-based assignments and visits to businesses in Philadelphia, Washington, DC and New York City. Cost: $2,800 with financial assistance available . Deadline: February 5. Apply: www.wharton.upenn.edu/academics/LEAD.cfm
Leadership in the Business World (LBW): July 6-August 2. LBW is a program for talented and ambitious rising seniors in high school who want to learn about leadership in business. LBW features classes with Wharton professors, lectures from prominent business leaders, site visits to businesses in Philadelphia and New York City and team-based activities designed to enhance leadership skills. Cost: $6,595, need-based financial aid is available. Deadline: February 21. Apply: www.wharton.upenn.edu/academics/lbw.cfm
Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI): July 13-August 2. M&TSI is a three-week for-credit program for rising high school seniors and a select few rising high school juniors who want to learn how to bring together technological concepts and management principles. M&TSI 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 activities designed to help students learn the principles and practice of technological innovation. Cost: $6,000, includes tuition, housing, meals and weekend excursions. Deadline: March 1. Apply: www.upenn.edu/fisher/summer-mt/mt-summer-overview
Wharton Sports Business Academy: July 6-August 2. This residential institute provides an opportunity for talented rising high school juniors and seniors to study the global sports business at the Wharton School. Teaches students about management, marketing, media, negotiations and various professions in the industry as they meet and learn from leaders in the sports business world. Cost: $6,995, financial aid is available. Deadline: March 1. Apply: http://wsb.wharton.upenn.edu/businesseducation-wsba.html
Julian Krinsky Summer Internship Program: June 29-July 19, July 20-August 9. Depending on their chosen field, students will work in an office, lab, studio, museum, behind the microphone or on the stage where they learn about the field, get work experience and live away from home on Penn’s campus. Transportation is provided to and from work. For rising high school juniors and seniors. Cost: $5,495/session, $10,990/both sessions. Deadline: May 1. Apply: www.jkcp.com/program/summer-internships/
International Affairs with Model UN: July 6-August 2. The residential program for students ages 15-18 features debate, public speaking and research workshops, realistic UN simulations and guest speakers. Enjoy field trips to the United Nations in New York City and Embassy Row in Washington, DC. Plus, experience culture through cuisine in Philadelphia. The program is designed to accommodate both new and experienced students. Cost: $6,295. Deadline: Rolling basis. Apply: www.jkcp.com/modelun
Art and Architecture Summer Programs: PennDesign offers two four-week summer programs (part of Julian Krinsky Camps and Programs) for high school students, ages 14-18, one in architecture and one in art. These programs prepare students for college admissions as they experience college life and create their portfolio. Dates: July 6-August 2. Cost: $3,550/commuter and $5,975/residential. Deadline: June 1. Info.: Megan Sweeney, firstname.lastname@example.org Apply for the art program at www.jkcp.com/program/art-summer-at-penn/; apply for the architecture program at www.jkcp.com/program/architecture-summer-at-penn/
Penn Summer Academies: Open to rising sophomore, junior and senior residential and commuting students. July 6-July 26. Cost: $7,299 (residential), $6,199 (commuter). Additional lab fees may apply for science academies. Deadline: June 1. For additional details and to apply, see www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool
Art in the City Academy: Acquaints students with the diverse world of visual culture, both historic and contemporary. This program introduces students to concepts of art production and analysis, street art, museum art, religious architecture and art history. Daily site visits and interactive workshops provide students with the tools and techniques to fully document and analyze artistic culture.
Biomedical Research Academy: Introduces students to the experimental basis of biology, including relevance to disease. Morning lectures cover the cellular, molecular and genetic aspects of biology, while afternoons will be spent in the laboratory with hands-on experiments that introduce students to the tools and techniques used in biomedical research labs.
Chemistry Research Academy: Provides students with hands-on experiences in cutting-edge research projects in the chemical sciences, including synthesis and characterization of new compounds and materials, chemistry of life processes, spectroscopy and environmental photochemistry, nanoscale materials and molecular devices.
Experimental Physics Research Academy: Focuses on modern physics with an emphasis on hands-on experience and laboratory work. Program topics include mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum dynamics and astrophysics.
Social Justice Research Academy: Students examine the historical importance and contemporary relevance of struggles to overcome inequality and injustice using past and present examples, such as peasant revolts, slave rebellions, anti-colonial and anti-apartheid independence movements, the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement and ongoing human rights campaigns across the globe.
Penn Summer Pre-College Program: This five-and-a-half-week residential program is designed for students who are interested in a college experience typical of an undergraduate freshman. Participants enroll in one or two undergraduate courses for academic credit and are fully integrated with undergraduate students. Academic advising, extra-curricular activities and weekend trips are included. Open to rising juniors and seniors. July 2-August 9. Deadline: June 1. For costs and to apply, see www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool/precollege
Penn Summer Young Scholars Program: This five-and-a-half-week commuter program is an opportunity for academically exceptional local high school students to take college courses with Penn students and earn full college credit. Young Scholars can pursue their favorite discipline beyond the level offered in secondary schools, get a head start on their college requirements or explore a brand new field that interests them. Open to rising 11th and 12th grade students. July 3-August 8. Deadline: June 1. For costs and to apply, see www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool/youngscholars
Summer Student Ambassador Program at Pennsylvania Hospital: Dates TBA. The Volunteer Services Office at Pennsylvania Hospital offers the Student Ambassador Program for ages 14-17. Participants receive a behind-the-scenes look at health care careers. Applications will be available in March. To apply, call (215) 829-5187.
|Participants in the Penn GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Camp designing their catapult during a mechanical engineering activity. Photo by Felice Macera.
Penn GEMS Camp (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science): The School of Engineering & Applied Science’s Penn GEMS program is a week-long day camp targeted at girls finishing 6th, 7th and 8th grade who are interested in math, science and engineering. Students will spend July 28-August 1 working with faculty and students in bioengineering, materials science, graphics and computing. Applications will open February 3. Cost: $625, financial assistance is available. Register at www.seas.upenn.edu/awe/gems Deadline: April 1. Contact: Michele Grab, email@example.com
Penn Medicine Summer Program: A residential medical program, July 6-August 2, for rising high school seniors. Students are guided and taught by Penn Medicine faculty and staff and are immersed into the world of medicine as they explore the career possibilities available to medical students. Cost: $6,950. Deadline: June 1. Apply: www.jkcp.com/program/penn-medical-high-school-summer-program/
Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES) Summer Program: Hosted by the Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, TREES offers students from local high schools (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) a unique, hands-on research experience, lectures in environmental science, field trips and more. Students develop their own research projects. The tuition-free program lasts for eight weeks, June 23-August 8. The deadline to apply is March 1. Apply: www.med.upenn.edu/ceet/summerprograms.shtml
Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology (SAAST): Sponsored by Penn Engineering, SAAST offers an opportunity for rising 10th-12th graders to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework. The residential program from July 6-26 combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. Five programs are offered in the Academy: biotechnology, computer graphics, computer science, nanotechnology and robotics. The priority deadline is March 13 and the final deadline is May 15. Contact: Paige Harker, (215) 898-0053. For cost and registration, see www.seas.upenn.edu/saast
Penn Summer Science Initiative for High School Students: A free, four-week summer program, July 7-August 1, for local juniors, but occasionally well-qualified sophomores, in materials science and engineering. The program consists of lectures on materials, a computer lab, experimental labs and field trips to both industrial and Penn facilities. Apply by April 15: www.lrsm.upenn.edu/outreach/pssi.html
Provost Summer Mentorship Program: July 8-August 1. Participants will gain knowledge in multiple fields of study, while also gaining exposure to the benefits of post-secondary education. This free program is for current 9th and 10th grade students who are currently enrolled in a public or charter school within the Philadelphia School District. Course programming is offered in the schools of Dental Medicine, Engineering & Applied Sciences, Law, Medicine and Nursing. Apply: www.vpul.upenn.edu/aap/smp/index.php by April 11. Applications will be available February 10.
Penn Law Pre-College Summer Academy: July 6-26. Whether they would like to better understand how the legal system works, what lawyers do, or think they might want to be a lawyer someday, this residential academy is designed to give motivated rising high school juniors and seniors as well as college freshman and sophomores, clear insight into US law and the legal profession. Cost: $6,999. Apply: www.summerdiscovery.com/penn-law
VETS (Veterinary Exploration Through Science): VETS is a program offered by Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine for college/post bac and current high school juniors and seniors. The program will engage students who will take part in labs and lectures as well as rotations through clinics with the fourth year veterinary students at the Matthew J. Ryan Small Animal Hospital. This day program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday each program week (four weeks total). VETS is offered for college/post bac: June 9-13, June 16-20; high school juniors/seniors: July 7-11, July 14-18. Cost: $975. Deadline: April 3. For information, visit: www.vet.upenn.edu/education/admissions/summer-vets-program
Enrichment and Recreation
|Camper learn tricks of the archaeology trade, and discover ancient cultures through replicas of their artifacts, during the Penn Museum’s “Anthropologists in the Making” Summer Camp. Photo byPenn Museum.
Anthropologists in the Making: June 23-August 22. Penn Museum invites campers ages 7-13 to join in a fascinating exploration of ancient and contemporary cultures. 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: Worn and Adorn
June 30-July 3: Gift of the Nile
July 7-11: Digging China
July 14-18: When in Rome
July 21-25: World Mythology
July 28-August 1: Gift of the Nile
August 4-8: Heroes, Giants and Monsters
August 11-15: Ancient Egyptian Magic
August 18-22: Way of the Warrior
Register by May 1: $275, $255/members. Register after May 1: $295, $275/members. Penn Museum members at the household level and above receive $20 off each week. Pre-camp (8-9 a.m.) and after-camp (3-5 p.m.) care is also available for additional fees. Call (215) 898-4016, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://penn.museum/camp
|Arboretum Camp Counselor, Peter Learning leads campers on an exploration for aquatic life during a discussion about the importance of biodiversity in Philadelphia. Photo by Tiffany Stahl.
Morris Arboretum Summer Adventure Camp: This year, there will be six weeks of summer exploration (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) with a variety of themes to satisfy inquisitive minds 6 to 10 years of age. Campers will interact with the natural world by keeping field journals, hiking in the woods, exploring the Arboretum’s streams and enjoying activities designed around each week’s theme:
June 23-27: Birding Buddies
July 7-11: Green Gardeners
July 14-18: Sensational Summer Science
July 21-25: History Crusaders
July 28-August 1: Habitats Hunters
August 4-8: Arboretum Artists
Register on or before February 28 to secure a guaranteed place for your child and to receive an early bird discount of 15% off camp tuition. Go to http://online.morrisarboretum.org/summer camp Arboretum members: $265; non-members: $285.
Penn Band High School Summer Music Camp: July 27-August 2. This camp, for those in grades 9-12, includes fun activities, lectures, leadership and group building exercises and a diverse repertoire of band music. Audition not required, but evaluation form (completed by music director or private instructor) must be submitted. Fee: $825 (overnight) or $395 (commuter). Children of Penn faculty/staff are eligible for a 10% discount. Sponsored by the Penn Band, Penn Athletics and Destination Penn. Deadline: July 15. Register: www.pennband.net/pebc/ or call (215) 898-8719.
Penn Baseball Camps
Penn employees, call (215) 746-2325 for a discount. Register: www.pennbaseballcamp.com
High School Summer Prospect Camp: June 16-17; camp for 9th-12th graders will consist of instruction and competitive games allowing the camper to have a true college baseball experience. Cost: $375/day, $475/overnight.
Youth Quaker Baseball Camp @ Meikeljohn Stadium: July 21-24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. An organized and structured camp that focuses on preparing young player (ages 7-13) to refine their game. Competitive and challenging drills will be performed every day. Cost: $270.
Cost and dates will be posted on www.pennathletics.com in a few weeks.
Men’s Basketball Team Camp:Open to all High School Boys’ Varsity and JV teams. Camp is one day and games will be played at the historic Palestra. It is a tournament style round robin format. Date TBD.
Men’s Elite Basketball Camp: For high school boys who seek a strong academic and athletic camp environment. Training sessions will also be held to inform campers of the college process. Date TBD.
Women’s Elite Basketball Camp: June 19-20 & August 7-8. Designed for highly motivated female student-athletes who have the will and desire to play basketball at the collegiate level. Coach McLaughlin will teach you how to play with defensive intensity as well as bring your offensive game to the next level. It will be a rigorous program that will help you reach your goals as a college athlete.
Quaker Basketball Day Camp:Provides each camper with a great opportunity for growth and success. The staff is comprised of collegiate and high school coaches as well as members of the Penn men’s and women’s team, who will work closely with the campers on the fundamentals and team concepts of the game. Date TBD.
Junior Fencing Camp: July 20-August 2; day camp: ages 9-13, Cost TBA; residential camp for ages 14-17 ($1,095/week). Gain a better understanding of practice techniques, fundamental actions, bout structure, strategy, tactics and conditioning. The material of the camp program should enable the camper to be more effective in training and competing during the following season. Individual lessons are geared toward each fencer’s particular needs. Registration begins in early February: www.fencingcampatpenn.com
Penn Elite Field Hockey Camp: July 6-8; Camp will challenge players to elevate their game to the next level with high intensity skills sessions and games reflective of collegiate play. Open to all high school age players. Cost: $525/overnight, $450/commuter. For more information, see https://pennfieldhockeycamps.com/elite.php
Al Bagnoli All Star Football Camps:
One Day Clinics: June 27, June 28, July 13 & July 19, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Designed to benefit advanced football players who possess the skills necessary to compete at the collegiate level. The Penn coaching staff will provide personalized coaching and conduct drills. Clinics open to players entering grades 11-12, kickers, punters included; $135/session. Register: www.pennfootballcamp.com
Penn Lacrosse Elite Camp: Day camps: June 30, July 1, July 10, July 11; for girls entering grades 9-12. 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. Cost: $250/camp, $225/2 or more camps, $200/camp if register by February 1. Register: https://pennlacrossecamps.com
Quaker Rowing Camp: June 24-27 (day camp only), July 14-19, July 21-26 and July 28-August 2; $1,175/overnight, $675/commuter; for both the experienced and novice rower (ages 13-18) looking to significantly improve their rowing ability. Instruction and coaching will be geared to the experience level and talents of each camper. Includes two daily practices on the water as well as active seminars on erg training and body circuits. Register: www.quakerrowingcamp.com
Penn Soccer Day Academy: Session 1: June 9-13; Session 2: June 16-20; Session 3: June 30-July 3 ($260); Session 4: July 21-25; Session 5: August 11-15; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;Cost: $310. For boys and girls in 1st-8th grade. It offers players of various skill levels the opportunity to improve their soccer skills. Development of individual skills taught through fun exercises, daily competitions and small games. Campers also get time to swim. Register: www.pennsocceracademy.com
Penn Softball Camp: Dates TBA: June 2014. For the serious player looking to refine offensive and defensive techniques; ages 13-18. Cost TBA. Details/register: www.pennsoftballcamps.com
Quaker Swim Camp:Session 1: June 16-20, Session 2: June 23-27, Session 3: July 7-11. A beginner-to-intermediate swim camp that is focused on quality drill work and learning proper swimming technique for swimmers ages 5-15.Cost: $400/competitive, $450/learn to swim, $375/two or more family members.Contact: Mike Schnur: email@example.com
Penn Tennis Camp: A day camp for players of all experience levels, ages 5-17. Camp will run for three one-week sessions, August 11-15, August 18-22 and August 25-29. Each of the one-week sessions will focus on stroke production and technical skills, while incorporating sportsmanship and teamwork. The camp runs Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $370/one-week session or discounted rate of $335/per week for all three sessions. After-camp care is available from 3:30-6 p.m. for a fee of $15 per day. Register: www.penntenniscamp.com or call (215) 315-3130.
Camp Addendum: Penn Track & Field: Train at Franklin Field, the most historic track in the United States, July 6-9. Led by Olympic and National Champion Coach Steve Dolan, the Penn Track & Field camp features elite level instruction designed for all levels of experience from beginner to All-American, ages 12-18. Cost: $595/overnight, $495/day. Info.: www.PennTrackCamp.com
Penn Volleyball Camps
Players will be grouped by skill and age level to maximize her potential and improve to the next level of play. Campers benefit from extensive, top-notch training in the areas of individual skill progressions, team systems and competition drills. Register: www.pennvolleyballcamp.com
Penn Volleyball Clinic Series: August 4-7 (AM and PM sessions). Open to all girls, grades 3-12. Cost: $60 per 3 hour session.
Penn Volleyball Summer Camp: August 7-10 (overnight and extended day). Open to all girls, ages 12-18. Cost: $650/overnight; $550/extended day.