Upenn Recreation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Information

  • Dates of Camp

    Week 1: 7/29 – 8/2
    Week 2: 8/5 – 8/9
    Week 3: 8/12 – 8/16
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  • Hours

    Each day of the Camp will run from 9am-3pm. Extra Care is available in the morning starting at 9am and in the afternoon until 5pm for an additional cost of $100 per week.

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  • Cost

    1 Week: $395
    Extra Care: $100 per weekClick here to register for the Campus Rec Summer Camp
  • Age Requirements

    In order to participate in the Campus Rec Summer Camp, all campers must be between the ages of 6-12.

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  • Facilities

    Pottruck Health & Fitness Center
    The majority of the week will be spent at the Pottruck Health & Fitness Center, which was recently ranked as the #2 recreation facility in the country by College Consensus. Pottruck is located at 3701 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA, 19104.The Pottruck Health & Fitness Center hosts three indoor basketball courts, the Sheerr Pool, an Indoor Climbing Wall, and several Group Exercise Studios.  Penn Park is located on the eastern end of campus, off 31st Street and Chestnut / Walnut / Spruce Streets. Penn Park hosts 2 turf fields that will be used for a field day on the final day of each week of camp. 

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  • Registration

    Click here to register for the Campus Rec Summer Camp!  Registered campers will also be required to fill out the Parent Permission Form here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Contact: Michael Daley
    Phone: (215) 898-4351
    Email: recsummercamp@upenn.edu

    Do I have to be a Penn affiliate to attend your camps?

    No! Our camps are open to everyone who meets the specified age, grade, or gender.

    What does a typical day look like?

    The standard hours for the camp will run from 9am-3pm. Extra Care is available in the morning starting at 9am and in the afternoon until 5pm for an additional cost of $100 per week. Days typically begin with a morning meeting to do introductions and review the camp rules. Campers then participate in a warm up game, typically followed by another sport or game. Swim is in the morning for each group, followed closely by lunch. The afternoon is full of more sports games and fitness activities

    What is Extra Care?

    Extra Care is an extension of the camp day and includes more games and activities. Campers often choose between board games, arts & crafts, and games on our basketball courts.

    What type of games do you play?

    We play a wide variety of sports and games, including the following camp favorites: Capture the Flag, Kickball, Relays, Soccer, Dodgeball, and tag. All of our games and activities are intended to help campers develop cooperative skills, introduce them to new activities, and have fun.

    Do you go outside?

    Campers will occasionally go outside to travel across campus from one facility to another, but the majority of the first four days occur in the Pottruck Health & Fitness Center. The final day of the camp will primary occur outside at Penn Park.

    Are swim lessons included?

    Swim time is recreational swim.

    Can my non-swimmer participate in swim time?

    Campers must have some prior swim experience to ensure they are water-safe. Campers who want to participate are evaluated on the first day of swim to make sure they can float and swim the length of the pool. Campers who cannot pass or do not wish to take the evaluation will swim with a Coast Guard Approved life jacket. Campers who do not wish to swim are able to participate in other fun sports and games.

    Is lunch provided?

    No. Campers bring their own nut-free lunches each day. Refrigeration is available during the camp day, and each camper must have their lunch in the morning at drop off. Unfortunately, microwaves are also not available to reheat camper lunches.

    How are campers grouped?

    Campers are traditionally grouped based on age, with 6-7 year olds in one group, 8-9 year olds in another, and 10-12 year olds in the final group.

    What is your counselor to camper ratio?

    We always maintain a ratio of at least 1 staff member to 10 campers, but it varies based on age and activity.

    Who are the staff members?

    Many of our staff members are either full-time Campus Recreation employees, after school teachers, or University of Penn graduate and undergraduate students.

    Can I apply for a job as a counselor?

    To be a counselor, you must be over the age of 18 and have some prior camp experience. Students ages 16 and older can volunteer for a few weeks during the summer. The applications for both can be found here.

    What is your cancellation policy?

    Each camp week must be canceled two weeks prior to the start date. A cancellation fee of $125 will be applied. Make ups and refunds will not be granted for missed camp days.

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