Your child’s education does not have to end, and should not, when school lets out for the summer on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Research shows students may lose two or more months’ worth of reading achievement, a month or more of spelling learning skills and about 2.6 months’ worth of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills during their summer break.
That’s why P-H-M offers a wide variety of activities over the summer from athletic to enrichment camps, as well as opportunities for students to improve their academic skills. We believe that children’s summer break can be fun while also giving students the academic boost they need.
Listed below are some of the activities available to P-H-M students and community members this summer. Parents are responsible for transportation unless otherwise noted. Not all camps are open to students who do not attend P-H-M schools, so please read the qualifications for each camp carefully.
Visual Arts Academy (July 8 – 12, July 15 – 19, or July 22 – 26, 2019) In this award-winning one-week academy, current P-H-M K – 5th grade students learn art history, art production and writing through a unique integration program. The program is based at Penn High School and includes a field trip to the University of Notre Dame's Snite Museum of Art. The registration for this academy is CLOSED.
Junior Foreign Language Academy (July 8 – 12, 2019) This academy integrates the German language, social studies, culture, visual arts and music into an intensive and enriching learning experience. The one-week camp is open to current P-H-M 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students. The registration for this academy is CLOSED.
Junior STEM Academy (July 8 – 12, July 15 – 19, or July 22 – 26, 2019) In this one-week academy, current P-H-M K – 5th graders will discover how math and science are applied in the real world. Each week is reserved for specific grades. The registration for this academy is CLOSED.
- Kindergarten and 1st grade registration for the week of July 8 – 12
- 2nd and 3rd grade registration for the week of July 15 – 19
4th and 5th grade registration for the week of July 22 – 26
Learn a Foreign Language Academy (July 8 – 26, 2019) This three-week academy is open to current 6th and 7th graders NOW ACCEPTING CURRENT 5th GRADERS. The course will be taught by Penn High School Language teachers who will teach the students how to read, write, and speak in Chinese, German or Spanish. The registration for this academy is CLOSED.
Kingsmen Athletic Camps (June 10 – July 25, 2019)
Penn coaches and members of the P-H-M faculty offer a wide variety of sports camps from cheerleading to wrestling. The camps are open to current students in grades K-8 (most are open to all children in the community). There is a cost for these camps. Check back after April 15 for registration details. Click here for a full schedule of the Kingsmen Athletic camps.
Penn Robotics Summer Camp (June 10 – 14, June 17 – 21, 2019)
There are two, one-week camp sessions. The Sessions and times are broken down by grade levels (1-8) and skill set. Depending on their age and level, students will get to work with Legos, 3D modeling, coding, along with getting hands-on experience with fabrication, prototyping and building an actual robot with VEX IQ! All camps are facilitated by Penn Robotics instructors and Penn's Robotics Team 135. There is a cost for these camps. Click here for a full description of camps and online registration through the Penn Robotics website.
Bakers Gonna Bake Camp (Session I: June 10 – 14; Session II: June 17 – 21; Session III: June 22 – 26)
Session II and Session III for the 5th & 6th grade camps (10:30 – 12:30) are FULL!
This is the second year this camp is being offered. It’s such a hit, three camp sessions will be offered this year. An experience for any boy or girl who wants to learn the basics of baking and creating homemade recipes. This camp is open to students going into grades 3 – 6 for the 2019-2020 school year. PLEASE NOTE: Session II and Session III for the 5th & 6th grade camps (10:30 – 12:30) camps are now full and we will not be taking any more registrations. There are STILL OPENINGS for Session III for 3rd and 4th grade; and there are limited spots left in the other camps. Click to download a copy of the registration form.
Opportunities through P-H-M Community Education
Community Education classes are open to any student in the community; the child does not need to be a P-H-M student or live within the District to be eligible.
Learn to Swim Classes (Session I: June 10 – 21, Session II: June 24 – 28 & July 8 – 12 (no classes July 1 – 5), Session III: July 15 – 26, 2019) - Each two-week session includes 10 classes that are held Monday thru Friday in the Penn High School pool. Classes are 30 minutes each and take place both in the morning and afternoon with 8 different class times to pick from. Children must be at least 4-years-old and potty trained. The cost is $40 per child, per two-week session. Registration opens April 15 at 10:00 a.m. online, by phone, or in person. Registrations by mail are not accepted. Registration continues until the classes are full! Click here for more information & scheduling details.
Camp Invention (June 24 – 28, 2019) - A one-week STEM enrichment program for students entering Grades K - 6 who want to put their hands and minds to building solutions. Camp will be held Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. It will be based at Northpoint Elementary School. The cost is about $235 depending on when you register. Click here to register and pay online through the Camp Invention website.
Super Kids Camp (June 17 – 21: Horizon, July 15 – 19: Elsie Rogers, July 22 – 26: Prairie Vista) - Students entering Grades 1- 6 will experience an engaging rotation of science, music, art and fitness activities in this half-day camp. Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at three locations: Horizon (June 17 – 21), Elsie Rogers (July 15 – 19), and Prairie Vista (July 22 – 26) Elementary Schools. Check back after April 15 for registration details. Click here for more information & scheduling details.
Youth Theater Camp (Session I: June 17 – 21, Session II: July 22 – 26) - A one-week creative and expressive experience for students entering Grades 5 - 8, based at Penn High School’s Studio Theater. Pick one of these weeks for your child to attend. The half-day camp is offered 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost is $80 and includes a t-shirt. Check back after April 15 for registration details. Click here for more information & scheduling details.
Summer Kids Club (June 6 – August 20, 2019)
Full-day childcare is offered at two locations (Prairie Vista and Walt Disney Elementary Schools) for current P-H-M students in grades K-5. Children will enjoy a variety of educational and recreational activities, crafts and field trips. Cost is $125 a week, for 5 days a week. All children not currently enrolled in Kids Club are required to pay the $25 registration fee in addition to all other program-related costs. Click here for more information and to download, complete and print the registration form.
Summer School Information (June 10 – 28, 2019)
P-H-M will conduct two Summer School sessions prior to the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Current P-H-M students who need the academic boost from summer instruction will receive invitations to attend. Penn High School students are able to take high school classes for credit in either summer session. Some students will work online to complete coursework and make up credits.
For elementary, middle and high school students, Summer School will be offered June 10 – 28. Times vary depending on the program, please refer to the programs below.
ELEMENTARY and IREAD-3 Summer School
- Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Walt Disney or Meadow’s Edge Elementary School, breakfast & lunch provided, P-H-M Transportation available
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL
- Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Schmucker Middle School, snack provided, P-H-M Transportation available
EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION (GRADES 6 – 11)
- Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,
PENN HIGH SUMMER SCHOOL, Session 1 (June 10 – 28)
PENN HIGH SUMMER SCHOOL, Session 2 (July 8 – 26)
- Monday – Friday, 8:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m., Penn High School, P-H-M Transportation available
P-H-M students entering grades 9-12 must register with their school guidance counselor to take high school summer school classes
Drivers Education (Session 1: June 17 – 28, Session II: July 8 – 19, 2019)
Penn students can take driving classes through Premier Driving Institute at Penn High School. Classes are from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost is $399. Click here to register online with Premier Driving Institute.
Make sure to check back in April for updated camp registration information.
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