Select Penn summer camps offer discounts for faculty and staff

The end of the school year is just around the corner and many parents/guardians are pondering what to do with their children over the summer break.

Kids enjoying summer camp

Select Penn summer camps offer discounts for faculty and staff, and others offer perks, such as pre- and post-camp activities that enable parents to drop their children off in the morning before heading to work. But campers must sign up soon; many programs are already full.  
Summer camps with available space include:

Anthropologists in the Making
Penn Museum’s campers (ages 7-13) explore ancient civilizations, mythology, dance, music, cooking, art and customs.  

Wide World of Sports
Penn Athletics offers a wide variety of summer camps for children 6 and older.  

  • The Penn Soccer Academy offers day camps (ages 6-13), a college prep academy (for girls in grades 9-12) and an advanced academy (for girls ages 10-14). University employees get a $40 discount per child if they include their Penn e-mail address on the application.
  • The Quaker Rowing Camp is designed for both experienced and first-time rowers between the ages of 13 to 18.
  • The Al Bagnoli All-Star Football Camp, for high school players, offers one-day clinics on June 12 and July 16, and an overnight camp from July 17-20. The One Day Clinic is designed for rising juniors and seniors who can compete at the collegiate level; the overnight camp provides each athlete with solid fundamentals.

For information on the athletic camps, visit the Penn Athletics website.

Band Camp
The Penn Band High School Summer Camp does not require an audition for admission and University employees receive a 10 percent discount.

Summer School
Penn’s Summer Academies, administered by the College of Liberal & Professional Studies,
are four-week, intensive, non-credit academic programs for high school students.  

Art Imitating Life
The School of Design’s Art and Architecture Summer Studios program offers a four-week, non-credit program for high school students interested in animation, architecture, filmmaking, drawing and painting, sculpture or photography. University employees may receive a $1,000 discount.

For additional information about other summer activities at Penn, visit:

Originally published on April 21, 2011