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Summer 2024 P-H-M Academies & Camps

Super Kids Club Baseball Camp Robotics Camp Learn to Swim camp

The tentative last day of school for the 2023-2024 school year is Friday May 31, 2024. But your child’s education does not have to end, and should not. 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. Click here for a listing of non-PHM community organizations that also offer summer camps activities.

Enrichment Academies

Attention: Enrollment in ALL Enrichment Academies is now CLOSED due to being at full capacity. Thank you to EVERYONE who signed up and is participating this year. Enrichment Academies will be offered again in 2025

  • Visual Arts Academy (July 8 – 12, July 15 – 19, or July 22 – 26, 2024) In this award-winning one-week academy, current P-H-M Kindergarten – 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 Raclin Murphy Museum of Art. Families may select the week that is most convenient for all of their children to attend, regardless of their grade.  The program is free of charge. 

  • Junior STEM Academy - In this one-week academy, current P-H-M Kindergarten – 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 program is free of charge. 

    • Kindergarten and 1st grade attend the week of July 22 – 26.  
    • 2nd and 3rd grade attend the week of July 15 – 19  
    • 4th and 5th grade attend the week of July  8 – 12

  • Junior Foreign Language Academy (July 8 – 12) 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 held at Penn High School and is open to current P-H-M 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students.  The program is free of charge. 

  • Learn a Foreign Language Academy (June 10 – 21) This two-week academy is open to current P-H-M 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 Spanish or Japanese.  The program is free of charge.

Penn Summer Camps 


  • Kingsmen Athletic Camps: 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. Click here
  • Markus Burton Basketball Camp (Sat., July 13 & Sun., July 14): Class of 2023 Penn grad, 2023 Indiana Mr. Basketball, and 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Year Markus Burton is holding his first-ever skills basketball camp. It will be held at Penn High School in the Main Arena. The sessions are for 1st – 6th graders and 7th – 12 graders and are for two days, Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. Click the link for times and registration details.

  • Penn Robotics Summer Camp (June 4 – 7, June 10 – 14): There are two sessions. The Sessions and times are broken down by grade levels (2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. 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 Teams 135 & 328. There is a cost for these camps. Click here to do online registration through the Penn Robotics website.

  • PNN Media Summer Camp (June 10 – 14): Campers will learn how to gather news and create a live broadcast. A focus will be given on learning how to write, shoot, edit and produce news stories. We will focus on learning how to tell impactful stories.

  • Penn Speech & Debate Camp (June 24 – 28 & 29th): There are two, one-week camp sessions. Both weeks are for grades 6 – 8 and is an Introduction to Debate. The 2nd week session is Public Forum Competition. Click here to Register.

  • Penn Construction Camp (June 3 - 7): Penn High School is offering a FREE week-long construction camp to teach elementary and middle school students about the process of planning and building structures. Each participating student will complete fun builds to keep and bring home, participate in group activities, and receive information about the variety of job opportunities available in the field of construction. The camps happen in four, two hour sessions. There will be a maximum of 30 students per time session. This camp is open to current P-H-M elementary and middle school students FREE OF CHARGE!  Click here to register.

Opportunities through P-H-M Community Education – Click for Full Brochure

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 (Penn High School, Session I: June 10 – 21; Session II: June 24 – June 28 & July 8-12 (no classes July 1 – 5); Session III: July 15 – 26) - 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 $40per child, per two-week session. Click for more details.


Camp Invention (Mary Frank Elementary School, June 24 – 28) - 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 $240 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 8 – 12: Prairie Vista; July 22 – 26: 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. The cost is $50 per child per camp. Click for more details. 


Youth Theater Camp (Session I: Penn High School, Studio Theatre, June 17 – 21; Session II: Penn High School, Studio Theatre, July 15 – 19) - 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. 

Summer Kids Club (June 5 – August 16) 

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 2024-2025 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 Summer School (Grades K-4, June 10 – June 28)

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Meadow's Edge and Prairie Vista Elementary School, breakfast & lunch provided, P-H-M Transportation available to students that live within PHM boundaries


MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL (Grades 5 – 7, June 10– June 28)

  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Schmucker Middle School, snack provided, P-H-M Transportation available to students that live within PHM boundaries


PENN HIGH SUMMER SCHOOL, Session 1 (June 10 – June 28)
PENN HIGH SUMMER SCHOOL, Session 2 (July 8 – July 26)

  • Monday – Friday, 8:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., Penn High School, P-H-M Transportation available to students that live within PHM boundaries

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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