2023 Middle School Summer Camp

July 17th - July 21st

The Child Language Lab Summer Camp is a week-long day camp for middle school students in the Philadelphia area that aims to teach students about linguistics and languages. Campers will explore interesting language phenomena while developing their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The camp is hosted by the Child Language Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Campers will:

Sample schedule

9:00-9:30 - Drop-off/Check-in

9:30-10:30 - Linguistics Lecture and Interactive Game

10:30-10:45 - Snack Break

10:45-12:00 - Guest Speaker Lecture (Penn Faculty/Grad) 

12:00-1:30 - Lunch (provided by camp)

1:30-3:00 - Outdoor Activity (ex. visiting labs, etc.)

3:00-4:00 - Collaborative Group Project*/Pick Up

*Throughout the camp, students will be working on group projects, which they’ll present at the end of the week!

Please note: The camp is a day camp only. Campers are expected to be picked up and dropped off from the camp location on Penn's campus each day.


When does the camp take place?

From July 17-21 on Penn’s campus!

Who can apply?

Rising 7th and 8th graders from the Philadelphia area and surrounding areas are eligible to apply!

How do I apply?

Fill out our application, which you can find at the top of this page or at this link!

How much does it cost?

Child Language Lab Summer Camp is free for all participants! Lunch and snacks will also be provided for campers.