Enrichment | Ages 14-18

Campus Life at Villanova University – Over 30 Classes to Mix and Match.
Campus Life at Villanova University – Over 30 Classes to Mix and Match.
Academic Classes – SAT Prep, Algebra II, AP Physics Prep, Business, Foreign Languages
Academic Classes – SAT Prep, Algebra II, AP Physics Prep, Business, Foreign Languages
Science Classes – Engineering, Robotics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and more
Science Classes – Engineering, Robotics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and more
Sport Classes – Tennis, Golf, Soccer, and Basketball
Sport Classes – Tennis, Golf, Soccer, and Basketball
Cooking Classes
Cooking Classes
Art Classes – T-shirt Design, Drawing, Fashion Design, Photography, 3D Art, and more
Art Classes – T-shirt Design, Drawing, Fashion Design, Photography, 3D Art, and more



Summer Enrichment Program

JKCP designed the Enrichment summer program to let high school students explore new subjects, interact with people from all over the world, and experience college life.  At JKCP, we know that summer should be challenging, rewarding and, of course, fun!  

It’s Your Choice

Students love Enrichment because of all the choices they have.  With over 20 fun and engaging summer classes to choose from, it’s hard not to find a class that is right for you! Students choose two classes each week in either academic areas like science, business, and SAT prep, or choose classes in the arts like cooking, fashion design, and drawing or choose sports like soccer, basketball, martial arts and tennis.  So, try something new this summer or pursue the things you already love. It’s the perfect pre-college experience.

View the full Enrichment schedule


"Raved about the courses"

"Kayla has been to sleep-away camp in the past and has had a few good summer experiences but nothing that has resonated with her as much as JKCP.  She raved about the courses (from cooking and public speaking to photography and art), the counselors, and the trips.  She's already talking about summer 2011!”  Aisha G, parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Over 30 Courses to Explore

This is your chance to explore new skills and experiences in a friendly atmosphere with great teachers and classmates — people who are excited about the same things you are. There are several groups for each course and we’ll make sure you’re in the right one for you.

The choice is yours!

  

Setting up your day is easy. You'll choose one course for the morning, 9:30-12:00, and another for the afternoon, 1:30-4:00.  View the full Enrichment schedule to create your custom week.  We also offer college credit at Villanova University.    

Courses

3D Art 

Algebra II Boot Camp

AP Physics Prep

Basketball

Biology

Business: Entrepreneurship

Calculus: Core Concepts

Chemistry

Cooking 

Dance

Engineering & Robotics 

Experimental Physics  

Fashion Design   

Filmmaking

French

Fundamentals of Drawing & Illustration

GetFit

Graphic Tee Design

Mandarin Chinese

MMA: Mixed Martial Arts

Music

 

Photography

Psychology

SAT Prep

 

School of English

Soccer     

Spanish

Stock Market Trading

Tennis

The Business of Fashion

Video Game Revolution

Writing for College Admissions

View the full Enrichment schedule

Professional Instructors

  • Over 95% of our instructors have a master's degree

  • About 80% of the teachers return to JKCP each year

  • A completely seperate residential staff is in charge of on-campus supervision, evening activities, and weekend trips

The program offers expert instruction in the arts, cooking, business, fashion, college prep, sports and many other popular subjects.  The instructors at JKCP are what set us apart from other pre-college programs.  Professional chefs, touring tennis pros, and award winning photographers; we select our instructors for both their expertise and their love for what they do best.  This passion makes each class engaging, fun, and really different than your typical high school class. 

Campus Life at Villanova University

Villanova University and the Pre-College Experience

As a summer student, you get to experience life at Villanova.  From meeting your new roommate, walking to class on the beautiful campus, eating in the dining halls, and taking classes in the historical buildings, students in the summer get a taste of what life will be like in college. Villanova has a great reputation for its academics, sports, and student life.

Villanova Campus
Villanova Campus
JKCP Students at Villanova Campus
JKCP Students at Villanova Campus
Villanova Campus
Villanova Campus
Villanova Dining Center
Villanova Dining Center
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Villanova Dining Options
Villanova Dining Options
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Living in the Dorms

The dorms are the hub of the Krinsky community.  You’ll live in the recently renovated, air-conditioned Quad. Centrally located, it’s within steps of the dining center, bookstore, coffee shops, movie theater and classrooms. Most of the rooms are doubles and are spacious and complete with beds, desks, chairs and dressers.  Each wing of the dorm has bathrooms you’ll share with your dorm mates.  Plus, spacious lounges in the dorms are a great place to hang out with friends. You’ll love the modern facilities, classrooms, WiFi and state-of-the-art athletic spaces. Some of the on campus facilities include:

  • Dance Studio

  • Gym

  • Library

  • Air Conditioned Dorms

  • Laundry


Typical Day

7:45 A.M. — Wake-up. You’ll have an air-coniditioned double room on Villanova's campus. Counselors stay on the same floor with their assigned groups.

8:15 — Morning Assembly & Breakfast. Cafeteria-style meals in the dining center include all your favorite breakfast foods.

8:45 — Day Campers Arrive

9:30-12:00 — Morning Session

12:00 — Lunch. Lunch includes all kinds of sandwiches and salads, with fruit and dessert.

1:30-4:00 — Afternoon Session

4:30 — Afternoon Activities. Your call. Play some sports. Go online. Hang with your friends. Read, relax or visit the student center and coffee shop.

5:15 — Evening Forum. We'll give you an update about the evening’s activities.

6:00 — Dinner. Lots of choices. Pastas, stir-fry, chicken, fish of the day. Always soup & salad bar, veggies, fruit and desserts too.

7:00 — Evening Activities. Every evening we do organized activities on and off campus. Our plans vary by week, but, you will have plenty to look forward to.


Evening Activities

On-Campus Activities

  • Casino night

  • Dance party

  • Games night

  • Talent show

  • Campus olympics

  • Outdoor movie & video night

  • Karaoke & pizza party

  • Swim party

  • Double dare

Off-Campus Activities

  • Multiplex or IMAX

  • Fireworks

  • Bowling

  • King of Prussia Mall

  • Rock concerts & coffee houses

  • Beat street dancing

  • Theater or comedy club


Saturday trips

Two trips are offered each Saturday. You choose one. We leave after breakfast and return in the evening. See Weekend Trips & Destinations for this summer’s schedule, subject to change. Favorite trips include:

  • NYC
  • Washington D.C.
  • NJ Beaches
  • Dorney Park
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Paintball

Sunday Trips

On Sundays you can explore the city of Philadelphia.  You will see the best of Philadelphia, America's birthplace and most historic city. Go to the art and science museums, eat a real Philly Cheesesteak, and experience the history the city has to offer.

  • Franklin Institute
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Penn's Landing
  • Liberty Bell
  • National Constitution Center
  • Baseball Games
  • Adventure Aquarium 

What are the residential tuition costs and dates?

Weekly sessions from June 22 – August 9

1 week $1,795

2 weeks $1,745 per week

3 or more weeks $1,695 per week

Nonrefundable application fee $90

Weekend Stay $200 per stay

Whare are the day tuition costs and dates?

Weekly sessions from June 23 - August 8

Full Day (Includes Lunch) $495

Morning Only (Includes Lunch) $290

Afternoon Only (Includes Lunch) $290

Nonrefundable application fee $50

How do I apply?


Housing FAQs

What is it like to live on a college campus?

Villanova University is a beautiful, suburban college.  Students live in a shared dorm with one or two other students and on a hall with about 30 students of the same gender.  There are common areas inside and outside of the dorms where students can hang out with friends, play games, call home, or just relax in their room during their free time.  

What are the dorms like?

The dorms are typical of college housing. They are air-conditioned and furnished with a bed, dresser, and a desk. 

Are linens and bedding provided?

JKCP will provide sheets, a pillow, a pillow case, towels and a blanket for an additional fee. For international students, this is included in our international student package.  

What are the bathrooms like?

The bathrooms are recently updated and clean.  The are shared by everyone on the hall, which is about 30 people of the same gender.  There are about 6 sinks and 6 shower stalls in each bathroom, so there are plenty for everyone.  

How do students get to their classes?

Students walk to their classes, the dining hall, and any activities.  The dorms are close to the dining hall and classes.  The only exception is tennis, some tennis students will take a bus to nearby tennis courts.

What time do we go to sleep?

Students are advised to go to their rooms at certain times depending on their ages. As long as they are quiet there is no lights out policy.

What is supervision in the dorms like?  

Counselors live in the dorms with the students.  There are usually two counselors per floor.  The counselors are typically between the ages of 20 and 25.  There is a 10 to 1 student to counselor ratio.  All counselors go through extensive background checks and fingerprinting every year.

Do students have to clean their room?

You are responsible for keeping your private space neat, clean, and presentable. Hallways and bathrooms are cleaned daily by the colleges.

How much free time do students have?  

Every day students have 1 hour and 15 minutes for lunch.  If students finish eating early, they have the remaining time to hang out with friends, go to their dorm room, or relax.  Also, students have the option to use the afternoon activity period as free time.   This is from 4:15 to about 5:15.

What can students do during their free time?

Students have access to the gym, athletic fields, and lounge areas.   After classes, they can enjoy afternoon workshops and sports.  Students can also walk off campus in small groups with a counselor to Saxby's, Starbucks, Baskin-Robbins, Hope's Cookies, Chipotle or Wawa (a Philadelphia Favorite), too.   

What are the food options? 

The food at camp is typical of a college cafeteria. You are given the freedom to make your own choices.  Salad, fruit, vegetables, sandwich deli bar and different hot entrees accompany each lunch and dinner.

 What if my child has food allergies?

If you have any special dietary needs or allergies, please contact us prior to your arrival. 


Class FAQs

How many classes does my child take per week?  

Every week students take 2 classes.  One morning class from 9:30 to 12:00 and another afternoon class from 1:30 to 4:00.

Can I mix and match classes in ANY area?

Yes, we have over 30 classes to choose from in the Arts, Sciences, Business, Cooking, and Sports. Students can choose two classes in any subject every week.  

How long are the classes?

Each class is 2.5 hours long.  For the whole week, students will be in each of their classes for 12.5 hours. 

What if my child does not like the classes they chose?  

We strongly encourage students to try the class that they have originally chosen.  If they for some reason really do not like their class, we do give students the option to choose a new class within the first two days. 

What are the qualifications of your teachers?

Our teaching staff loves what they do and it shows.  They are experts in their field and excel at teaching this age group.  No matter what subject, they deliver knowledgable instruction that is fun, engaging, and helps students learn.  We have two sets of staff working together to create a great experience for our students.  Instructors are with students during the day; residential counselors are with them at night. The residential counselors are responsible for social life, entertainment, evening activities, and weekend trips.

What are the qualifications of the tennis professionals?

Our tennis professionals are affiliated with USPTA, USPTR, ITF and trained at the Julian Krinsky School of Tennis. Our tennis instructors come from all over the world and are some of the best at teaching the sport of tennis. We have seperate skilled residential counselors to handle your on-campus living and activities.  

How do I choose my classes?

We recommend reviewing the class schedule ahead of time with your child.  Make sure they are classes you are both happy with.  You may also schedule a consult with our academic director


Safety FAQs

Who are the counselors?

Most of the counselors are between the ages of 20 and 25 and come from all over the world.  The directors are typically older and have graduated from college.  They all go through extensive background checks and finger printing checks every year.  Even returning counselors are required by law to submit a renewed background check.

What is the counselor to student ratio? 

There is approximately 1 counselor for every 8 to 10 students. 

Is Villanova University safe? 

Villanova is safe and very easy to navigate.   It is small and self contained suburban campus with 24/7 on campus security.  All dorms and most classroom buildings have key card access only.

How are the weekend trips supervised?

Trips are always well-supervised. Within reasonable limits, the level of supervision varies based on the age of the students and the locations of the trips (e.g. a local movie theater as opposed to New York City or Washington, D.C.). Students are generally allowed to walk in groups of three or more in designated areas.  


Financial & Application FAQs

When should I submit my application?

All of our classes have limited space availability, so you’ll want to apply as soon as possible. Classes have rolling admissions, the earlier you apply, the better your chances of getting the classes you want most. 

How do I make payments?

We require a deposit and application fee at the time of application to secure your spot in the program. Your balance may be paid via cash, check, wire transfer or credit card. Balances, via check, may be made payable to Julian Krinsky Camps and Programs. We respectfully ask that you send your balance in on time to Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, c/o Enrichment, 610 S. Henderson Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406 USA.

What is cancellation insurance?

Trust us: It’s a good idea. We recommend cancellation insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances, sudden illness or injury to you or a family member, or a change in travel plans. The price of the insurance is 5% of the total tuition fee and must be paid at time of application. There will be no refund of tuition after May 1, if cancellation insurance was not paid in full at the time of application.  Please view our policy (PDF).

How much spending money should my child bring to camp?

The amount of spending money you send with your child is at your discretion; you are the best judge of your child’s spending habits. However, we suggest that students bring approximately $75–$125 per week for laundry, off-campus meals, snacks and personal expenses. This money should be sent with the student in the form of a debit or check card.

Do you offer financial aid?

You may request a scholarship by completing our financial aid application form.  If approved, any adjustments are normally made in the form of partial tuition reduction, which is typically between 10% and 15% off the tuition price.


General FAQs

Do your students come alone or with a friend?

Most of our students travel to and attend the program without a friend. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends from around the world. Plus, our counselors are great at helping students meet new people from the moment they arrive on campus. However, you are always welcome to come with a friend and we do our best to accommodate rooming requests. 

How will my child get to and from campus when they arrive?

We offer transportation to and from Philadelphia International Airport or Philadelphia's 30th Street Amtrak Train Station. We also recommend hiring a driver if you are flying to another airport or location. We recommend professional driver Robert Folz 610.636.4530.

What should I do if my child experiences a problem while away at camp?

While cell phone use is allowed at Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, campers are encouraged to notify the director of the program immediately with any problem that arises. We have found that campers who use this direct communication get their problem resolved in the quickest and most professional manner. Working with the directors on campus is much easier than calling home and having parents try to fix the problem remotely. We promote communication between students and parents, as this helps overcome homesickness in many cases. However, please keep in mind that JKCP employs an experienced professional summer staff to help your child have a memorable, fun learning experience while at camp.

What happens if my child is sick or injured?

A nurse, doctor, pediatric nurse practitioner and trainer are always on call. There is a hospital within five minutes of campus. If your child is not feeling well, please have them tell his/her instructor or counselor immediately.  

What happens if a room key is lost?

A $200 room key deposit must be paid before check-in for overnight students. The full amount will be returned at the end of the summer, providing the room key is returned and no damage was done to the room. If you lose your room key notify your residential counselor immediately. The locks will need to be changed and you will be issued a new key deducting $150 from your room key deposit.

What is the difference between the residential and day options?

Residential students stay on campus for meals, housing, and evening and weekend activities. Day students are on campus for daily programming and lunch only. Day students are invited to join residential campers for dinner and evening and weekend activities at additional costs. 

Can I attend if I live outside the United States?

We encourage overseas campers to spend their summer with us. Every summer we are home to international students from over 40 countries. We do, however, incur additional expenses to accommodate the needs of our international students, including round-trip airport ground transportation, specialized staff, laundry and linens. To defray those costs, we charge a nominal $275 per international student.

Do I need to obtain a visa if I live outside the U.S.?

Depending on your home country, some international students will need to apply for a visa. When doing so please apply for a visitor’s visa, not a student visa, and indicate that you will be attending a “summer camp” in the United States. Please contact our office, if you have any questions.

What is your policy on smoking and substance abuse?

We have a zero tolerance policy for the use or possession of alcohol, tobacco, weapons, or drugs. Their use or possession will result in immediate expulsion from camp. If students come to the program carrying alcohol, tobacco, weapons or drugs they must hand these in before camp begins. Parents and students are required to read and sign JKCP program rules and policies (included in their arrival packet), prior to their attending camp. In addition, students are made aware of these rules during student orientation.

What time should my parents pick me up at the end of the session?

Departure time from residential programs is on Sunday between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Students must sign out with one of our senior staff. Airline and train departures should be scheduled between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

What time should I arrive at my program?

For residential students, arrival time is Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. During this time we will assist your child with registering and settling in. Day students must arrive by 8:30 a.m.

What should I bring to camp?

In your arrival packet you will receive a complete packing list including sportswear, sports equipment, linens, and casual clothing. Please leave your jewelry, designer clothing, televisions, DVD players and valuable personal items at home. We are not responsible for any personal items brought to camp. With all the planned activities, you will have very little time to use televisions and gaming systems.