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Sports Camp

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Expert instruction in eight sports.

6 weeks | June 17-July 26
9 am-3:30 pm
All children ages 6-14

Please note:  Penn Charter Summer Camps are closed on June 19, Juneteenth, and July 4, Independence Day, and July 5.

Drop-off begins at 8:45 am on Palaia Field (baseball field on School House Lane).  Pickup is no later than 3:45 pm, also at Palaia Field.

Transportation is limited; details below.

$390  June 17-24 (4 days)
$490  June 24-28
$295  July 1-3 (3 days, no camp July 4-5)
$490  July 8-12
$490  July 15-19 
$490  July 22-26 
Deposit required: $100 per week enrolled.

Penn Charter’s Sports Camp is open to girls and boys 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, floor hockey, team handball,volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and swimming. Choice sports: archery and tennis. Tournaments, skill contests, swim and trips.

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. 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. Personal equipment is optional but encouraged due to covid-19 safety.

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. Every Tuesday and Thursday campers will attend swim. 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. Personal equipment is optional but encouraged due to covid-19 safety.

 

Special Features:

  • Weekly tournaments. The week will culminate with a sport-specific tournament each Friday. A recognition ceremony will honor the accomplishments of the campers throughout the week. Campers will be recognized for good sportsmanship, attitude, cooperation and teamwork.

  • Skill contests.

  • Cooperative activities. Campers will engage in large and small group activities that promote team building, strategy, fair play and teamwork.

  • Clinics and guest speakers. Past guests have included Philadelphia Soul Football, Harlem Globetrotters,  Philadelphia Phoenix professional Frisbee team, Scholar Athlete Advantage and George Pagano (who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean).

  • Trips. This year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not have off-campus trips.

  • Lunch. Campers must bring their own lunch and beverage and will need their own water bottle; water will be available throughout campus.

2024 Enrollment Information for Day Camp, Sports Camp, Performing Arts Camps

Enrollment is limited, so please register early. A deposit of $100 per week enrolled in Day Camp, Sports Camp or Performing Arts Camp is due at the time of registration. We accept credit card, money order, cash or check payable to William Penn Charter School. There is also a $30 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 $30 administrative fee will be charged for any changes made to the application after it has been submitted.

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

The camp fee covers all regularly scheduled activities, including a camp T-shirt. Campers must provide their own lunch, including a beverage.

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. 

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

Contact Information

For general questions about Penn Charter Summer Camps, contact:
Jeff Humble, Director of Summer Camps
jhumble@penncharter.com 
215-844-3460 ext. 373 (voicemail)

For questions about Sports Camp, contact David Bass, Director of Sports Camp
dbass@penncharter.com
215-844-3460 ext. 138 (voicemail)

If you read the Day Camp Welcome Letter above and still have questions about Day Camp, contact:
Chris Burnett, Director of Day Camp
cburnett@penncharter.com
215-844-3460 ext. 359 (voicemail)

If you read the Performing Arts Welcome Letter above and still have questions about Performing Arts Camp or specialty camps, contact:
Ari Baker
abaker@penncharter.com
215-844-3460 ext. 279

For the Summer Camps office, contact:
summercamps@penncharter.com
215-844-3460 ext. 364