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Summer 2022 P-H-M Academies & Camps

Camp Invention Football Camp Learn a Foreign Language Camp JR STEM (2-3)

Your child’s education does not have to end, and should not, when school lets out for the summer on Thursday, June 2, 2022. 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 Penn athletic to District enrichment camps, as well as opportunities for students to improve their academic skills. The enrichment academies are offered through P-H-M’s Learning Division and are FREE! 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 children in the greater community 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.

Enrichment Academies

  • Visual Arts Academy (July 11 – 15, July 18 – 22, or July 25 – 29, 2022) 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 in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame's Snite Museum of Art.  The Visual Arts Academy is now closed.  All of our classes are full.

  • Junior STEM Academy - 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 and will be held at Penn High School. The STEM Academy is now closed.  All of our classes are full.  

    • Kindergarten and 1st grade attend the week of July 18 – 22
    • 2nd and 3rd grade attend the week of July 25 – 29
    • 4th and 5th grade attend the week of July 11 – 15

  • Junior Foreign Language Academy (July 11 – 15) This academy integrates the  Japanese language, social studies, culture, visual arts and music into an intensive and enriching learning experience.  The one-week camp is held at Penn High School and is open to current P-H-M 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students. The Junior Foreign Language Academy is now closed.  

  • Learn a Foreign Language Academy (June 6 – 17) This two-week academy is open to current 6th and 7th graders.  The course will be taught by Penn High School Language teachers who will teach the students how to read, write, and speak in German or Spanish. The Learn a Foreign Language Academy is now closed.  Both of the classes are full.

Penn Summer Camps (June 6 – July 21, 2022)



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 13 – 24; Session II: June 27 – July 1 (no classes July 4 & 8); Session III: July 18 – 29) - All three sessions are 10 classes at 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. Click for more details. Online registration on will open Monday, April 18, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  


Camp Invention (June 20 – 24) - A one-week  STEM enrichment program for students entering Grades K - 6 who want to put their hands and minds to building solutions. Leader-in-Training spots for grades 7 - 9 may be available. 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 $250 depending on when you register. Click here to register and pay online through the Camp Invention website.


Super Kids Camp (June 13 – 17: Horizon; July 11 – 15: Northpoint, July 25 – 29: Bittersweet) - 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. Click for more details. Registration will be online through or call in to (574) 258-9568. 


Youth Theater Camp (Session I: Bittersweet, June 13 – 17; Session II: Schmucker, July 25 – 29) - A one-week creative and expressive experience for students entering Grades 5 - 8. 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 $90 and includes a t-shirt. Click for more details. Registration will be online through and call in to (574) 258-9568. 


Summer Kids Club (June 6 – August 12) 

Full-day childcare will be offered for  current P-H-M students in grades K-5. Children will enjoy a variety of educational and recreational activities, crafts and field trips. Click for more details and online registration.


Summer School Information 

P-H-M will conduct two Summer School sessions prior to the start of the 2022-2023 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. Times vary depending on the program, please refer to the programs below.  

ELEMENTARY and IREAD-3 Summer School (Grades K-4, June 6 – July 1)

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Meadow’s Edge and Walt Elementary School, breakfast & lunch provided, P-H-M Transportation available


MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL (Grades 5 – 7, June 6 – July 1)

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Schmucker Middle School, snack provided, P-H-M Transportation available


PENN HIGH SUMMER SCHOOL, Session 1 (June 13 – July 1)
PENN HIGH SUMMER SCHOOL, Session 2 (July 11 – 29)

  • 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 counselor to take high school summer school classes. Click here for more information on Penn’s website. 



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