A coed Friends school, pre-K to 12, on 47 acres in East Falls, Philadelphia

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Skateboarding Camp

Learn beginner skateboarding skills in a vibrant and fun environment.

Session 1: July 8-12
Session 2: July 15-19
8:30 am-2:30 pm
All children ages 7-12

Drop-off begins at 8:15 am in the Middle School circle (Coulter Street entrance), and pickup is no later than 2:45 pm, also at the Middle School circle.

Transportation is limited; details below.

Tuition: $450
Deposit required: $450

Space is limited to 9.

Program Highlights
This is an immersive and exciting introduction to skateboarding, fostering a love for the sport while promoting camaraderie and skill development in a safe and fun setting. 

Skill Building Sessions: Led by experienced instructors, participants will engage in daily skateboarding lessons tailored to beginners. From mastering balance to basic tricks, participants will progress at their own pace in a supportive atmosphere.

Mindful and Creative Activities: Beyond skateboarding, the camp offers an array of mindful and creative activities like yoga, mindfulness, games and art sessions to design custom skateboards, and mini-contests to showcase newly learned skills.

Field Trips to Local Skateparks: Exciting excursions to nearby skateparks provide campers with opportunities to experience diverse terrains and challenges. Supervised visits to these parks allow participants to practice skills learned in a real skateboarding environment.

Expert Guidance: Our instructors provide individualized attention and guidance to ensure campers learn the fundamentals of skateboarding safely. Small group sizes ensure personalized coaching.

Safety First: Emphasizing safety, campers will receive instruction on skateboard safety gear usage and proper skateboarding techniques. Helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads are mandatory during all skateboarding activities.

Community Engagement: Through interactions with local skateboarders, skate shops and skateparks, campers will gain insights into the skateboarding community, inspiring them to explore the culture and history of the sport.

Celebration and Showcase: The week culminates in a celebratory event where campers can demonstrate their newfound skills to family and friends.  Camper must bring their own complete skateboard. The helmet is mandatory. Other pads optional. Sneakers are appropriate for skateboarding. Change of clothes. Lunch and snack.   

Camp Staff: Michael LoStracco
Michael LoStracco chairs the Religious Studies and Philosophy Department at Penn Charter.  He is a lifelong skateboarder who also enjoys surfing.

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2024 Enrollment Information for One-Week Specialty Camps
 

Enrollment is limited, so please register early. Full payment is due at time of registration in order to hold a spot for your child and is nonrefundable. We accept credit card, money order or check payable to William Penn Charter School. If registering after June 1, full payment is due in the form of a credit card or money order. 

Please note: We are not able to offer a lunch option or extended-day. Campers must bring their own lunch, including a beverage. Transportation can be provided for a limited number of campers ages five and older from Center City and Fairmount; see details.

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

By registering, campers and their families agree that should they develop any symptoms in the days leading up to camp or during camp, they will immediately and voluntarily withdraw from participation in the camp until they have confirmed negative test results and are cleared by a physician. 

Specialty Camps Welcome Letter

Contact Information
If you read the Specialty Camps Welcome Letter above and still have questions, contact:
Ari Baker, Director of Specialty Camps
abaker@penncharter.com
215-844-3460 ext. 279
or
Summer Camps Office
summercamps@penncharter.com
215-844-3460 ext. 364