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Sports Camp

Expert instruction in eight sports.

Register online! (Read Enrollment Information on the right.)

7 weeks | June 18 - Aug. 3
9 am-3:30 pm
Boys and girls ages 6-14
Also available:
Extended day

$2,765 for entire 7-week session $2,370 any 6 weeks
$1,975 any 5 weeks
$1,580 any 4 weeks
$1,185 any 3 weeks
$790 any 2 weeks
$395 single week
Deposit required: $100 per week enrolled

Penn Charter’s Sports Camp is open to boys and girls ages six to 14 and is designed for the athlete who truly loves sports. Open to the beginner, intermediate and advanced athlete, the camp will offer instruction, competition, coaching, games and fun in eight sports per week.

Weekly sports: basketball, soccer, flag football, baseball/softball, lacrosse, field hockey, floor hockey, team handball, swimming. Choice sports: archery, tennis, racquet baseball, pickleball, ultimate Frisbee. Tournaments, skill contests, daily swim, trips.

Camp Staff

Jeff Humble and David Bass will provide the leadership for this program. Jeff is a member of Penn Charter's Middle School faculty, and David teaches in the Lower School. Both have extensive experience playing multiple sports and coaching at all levels. Jeff and David have been involved with PC's Sports Camp for many years. They will be assisted by a balance of teacher-coaches, college students and student athletes, all with a passion for sports.

Program Highlights
Two sports will be offered each day, Monday through Thursday. There will be instruction, skill development and team competition in each sport daily. Skill contests will take place throughout the summer. Teams will be assembled based on age, skill level and desire of the camper. Each day will be enhanced with an instructional/free swim component. Experienced teachers and coaches will work directly with the campers on a daily basis to foster self-confidence, sportsmanship and good competitive habits.

The camp fee covers all regularly scheduled activities and instruction, including Friday treats and a camp T-shirt. Penn Charter will provide all equipment for campers except baseball/softball gloves.

Special Features:

  • Weekly tournaments: The week will culminate with a sport-specific tournament each Friday. There will also be an awards ceremony to honor the accomplishments of the campers throughout the week. Tournaments will include: World Cup, Stanley Cup, Super Bowl, NBA/WNBA Finals and World Series.
  • Skill contests
  • Daily swim, alternating instructional and free swim.
  • Recreational activities, including capture the flag, ultimate Frisbee and golf.
  • Trips: Past trips have included a Phillies game, Dave & Buster’s, Union soccer, the Trenton Thunder and bowling.
  • Clinics and guest speakers:  Last years included Philadelphia Soul Football, Philadelphia Phoenix Professsional Frisbee Team, Scholar Athlete Advantage, George Pagano (rowed across the Atlantic Ocean).

Lunch OptionSports Camp football
Don't feel like packing lunch in the summertime? Try our lunch option. Campers will be served a nutritious and balanced meal with various choices. Daily offerings will include one entree (salad, sandwich or grill item) one small drink, and one snack or fruit. Cost: $6/day, $30/week. Campers are encouraged to sign up in advance if interested in this option, although cash “drop-ins” will be accepted. 

Extended-Day Program 
Interested families may enroll in the extended-day option when registering. Campers may enroll in the Early-Bird Program, the After-Camp Program or both. Families who need this service occasionally or in an emergency must contact the director, and cash payment must be received the day the service is provided.
Note: The After-Camp Program is not held on the last day of camp, Aug. 3.
Prices listed below apply to advanced registration only. Drop-ins accepted on a daily basis without registration for a cash fee of $15 per day, per program.

Early-Bird Program
Hours  Drop off any time between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m.
Cost  $6/day, $30/week

After-Camp Program
Hours  3:30-5:45 p.m. Pick up any time before 5:45 p.m.
Cost  $11/day, $55/week
Snack and supervised activities included. 
A late fee of $1 per minute will be charged for pick-up after 5:45 p.m.

Transportation can be provided for campers ages five and older from Center City and some surrounding communities. However, our provisions for your child’s transportation do have limits. Once registration has been submitted, any changes to pickup and drop-off locations must be e-mailed well in advance, and a $25 administrative fee will be charged. Friends of campers may not ride the buses unless they have signed up in advance for transportation. We ask your cooperation in registering early for this extra service. 
Round-trip $100/week; one-way $50/week.

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2018 Enrollment Information for Day Camp, Sports Camp, Performing Arts Camp

Enrollment is limited, so please register early. A nonrefundable deposit of $100 per week enrolled in Day Camp or Sports Camp is due at the time of registration. For Performing Arts Camp, the nonrefundable deposit is $400. We accept credit card, money order, cash or check payable to William Penn Charter School. There is also a nonrefundable $25 registration fee for each applicant (whether attending one or multiple camps). Full payment is due by June 1. Payments made after June 1 must be in the form of credit card, money order or cash. A $25 administrative fee will be charged for any changes made to the application after it has been submitted, including transportation changes.

The camp fee covers all regularly scheduled activities, including camp T-shirt and Friday treats. Trips may involve additional costs. Campers who do not choose the lunch option must provide their own lunch, including a beverage. Ice cream is available for purchase in the afternoon.

Penn Charter Day Camp, Drone Camp, Sports Camp and Performing Arts Camp will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

All campers must have a physical examination prior to camp. Print and complete this medical form for each camper and returned to the summer camp office before the first day of camp.

Welcome letters are available here or on our registration site:
Day Camp welcome letter
Sports Camp welcome letter
Performing Arts Camp welcome letter 

Day Camp overnight letter (Bunks E F, G) (to come)

Contact Information

If you have questions, contact:
Charles Kaesshaefer, Director
Penn Charter Summer Camps
215-844-3460 ext. 364

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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