Celebrating over ten years of engaging children with summer fun and learning through Penn Museum’s world-renowned collections.
July 1 - August 23, 2013
For Ages 7–13
Registration Now Open
Penn Museum invites campers to join in a fascinating exploration of ancient and contemporary cultures. Each week highlights a different theme, offering campers the opportunity to enjoy one week or all eight.
Campers delight in topics such as mythology, dance, music, art, and customs from both long ago civilizations and modern cultures.
Through gallery tours, scavenger hunts, art activities, games, and special guest performances, campers will discover the diversity of humankind, past and present.
|8:00am - 9:00am
||Pre-Camp Supervision (optional, additional fee)
|9:00am – 9:30am||Meet and Greet
Break into age appropriate groups, participate in an icebreaker activity and review camp rules and the day’s activities
|9:30am – 10:30am||Cultural Connections
Explore the weekly theme through interactive talks or gallery tours. On Fridays, campers participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt
|10:30am – 10:45am||Snack Time (snack provided)
|10:45am – 12:00pm||Creative Connections
Engage in hands-on activities, which may include art-making, theatrics, and more.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Lunch and Free-Play
Eat a lunch from home or purchase one from the Museum's Pepper Mill Café. After lunch, children can play with board games or cards (provided).
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||Outdoor Excursions
Enjoy organized, recreational games and free play at a Penn campus field. On some days, come back to the Museum early to finish a project, visit a behind-the-scenes area of the Museum, or meet with a special guest.
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||
Break into age appropriate groups and reflect about the day. Engage in a team-building activity, trivia, and more.
|3:00pm - 5:00pm
||After-Camp Supervision (optional, additional fee)
Camp 2013 Themes
Every week is a different theme - enroll in one or more weeks.
Growing Up Through the Ages (July 1-5) *no camp July 4
Discover domestic roles and home structures through time and across continents.
Can You Dig It? (July 8-12) Sold Out and Waitlist Full!
Uncover artifacts in a mock dig.
Artsy Asia (July 15-19) Sold Out and Waitlist Full!
Jump to the mighty continent of Asia and delve into its many art forms.
Mummies Unwrapped (July 22-26) Sold Out and Waitlist Full!
Get up close and personal with Penn Museum’s mummies.
Trickster Tales (July 29-August 2) Sold Out
Construct a totem, paint on a scroll, and write your own trickster tale.
Greek Geeks (August 5-9)For lovers of all-things classical, this camp week is for you! Sold Out and Waitlist Full!
It’s a Monks Life (August 12-16)
Take a vow of silence, contemplate a Zen koan, and illuminate a manuscript.
Visions and Dreams (August 19-23)
Examine the significance of dreams as you learn about the roles of shamans and mystics and the purpose of vision quests.
Tuition and Fees
Receive a reduced tuition rate by taking advantage of the May 1, 2013 early registration deadline.
|Register by May 1:||$255 Museum members per week|
|$275 non-members per week|
|Register after May 1:||$275 Museum members per week|
|$295 non-members per week|
|Pre-camp (8:00am - 9:00am):||$5 per day/$25 per week|
|After-camp (3:00pm - 5:00pm):||$10 per day/$50 per week|
1) Register your child/children through the Camp's online website.
2) Payment may be processed through E-check or credit/debit card through the online website. If you would prefer to pay by check or money order, please call 215.898.4016 (Monday-Friday) to register over the phone.
3) You will receive an automated confirmation via e-mail upon registration.
Penn Museum is conveniently located next to the University City Regional Rail station and several bus and trolley lines. A carpool list is also available for interested families.
Anthropologists in the Making Summer Camp is generously supported by The Coca-Cola Company
|Summer Camp Director|