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FAQ

CAMPUS RECREATION ADVENTURE CAMP
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

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

    No! Our camps are open to everyone who meets the specified age requirements. (6-12 years of age).

  • [ What is the cost of your camp? ]

    $295 if purchased before 2/15. $325 per week after 2/15.

  • [ What does a typical day look like? ]

    The standard hours for the camp will run from 9am-3pm. Extra care is available 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 if full of more sports games, rockwall, 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 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 regularly go outside to travel across campus from one facility to another throughout the week, 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? ]

    Lunch can be provided for $55 per week. Campers can 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 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, 8-10 year olds in another, and 11-12 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 6 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.