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FAQ

Start Times and End Times:

Sunday start time will be 10:30 am. This is different from previous years as day campers and overnight campers will both begin on Sunday. For the third week which begins on a Tuesday, we will start at 10:30am as well. The rest of the week will begin at 9am and will run to 4:30pm with the exception of the last day which runs till 3pm

Drop off for kids will be The Penn Squash Center located at 235 S. 33rd St, Philadelphia Pa 19104. For overnight campers, we will check them into their rooms later that day.

The courts are located between historic Franklin Field and between the Palestra, two iconic sports venues. We will have a counselor down on the locust walk entrance to the sports complex's there for guidance. Campers should come directly to the courts so that we can start on time.

Day Campers:

Day campers will be provided lunch after the first session and will have the ability to buy drinks and other snacks at the shop across from the Penn Squash Center.

Please bring a towel each day, a spare set of clothes, and a water bottle as it will be a warm week and we want to make sure that nobody over heats and is properly hydrated.

Residential Campers:

Campers, who plan to attend as overnight campers, must be dropped off on the Sunday afternoon before camp begins. Drop off time will be 5:30pm at the Harnwell House located on 3820 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104. A link for the Harnwell House is included below.

http://harnwell.house.upenn.edu/frontpage

There are two options when dropping off in terms of parking. One is to park on Walnut street around 39th and walk over. The other is to park on 39th and Spruce and walk into campus. A coach and or counselor will be there to greet you.

For Campers who are coming on Monday morning, come directly to the courts which is located at the 235 S. 33rd Street address. You will drop your bags there and will be escorted later in the day to your room.

Check out is Friday at Noon at the Ringe Squash courts. If you need to leave earlier please let us know during the week and we can make sure that you are where you need to be at the appropriate time. Campers who stay overnight will bring their bags down to the courts and will be picked up there.

In order to stay in the dorms, campers much be 14 years or older.

What to Bring:

Release forms if they haven't been sent (For Residential and Day Campers)

  • - Squash Shoes and Running Shoes
  • - Racket and goggles
  • - 2 Changes of squash clothes per day (the courts are hot so its important to have plenty of dry shirts)

Towels, linens, and pillows (For residential campers only)

  • - Water Bottle!!!! This is important. Please bring this
  • - Rain jacket
  • - Evening hang out clothes
  • - Pocket money for anything extra that campers want

Dining:

Meals will be at the Penn dining halls as well as Aramark catering service. Let us know of any allergies or food restrictions. The campers will be escorted to and from the courts everyday by a camp counselor or coach.

http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/dining/hours-locations-a-menus/residential-dining/1920-commons.html

If you have any more questions please feel free to email me or call. My cell is 215-740-4645.