Fully Accredited by the American Camp Association
All dorms and activity rooms are fully AIR-CONDITIONED!
is Wave Week?
WAVE WEEK (July 14-19, 2013) is one of the premier service-leadership training grounds in the U.S. Through our intensive 6-day program of leadership development, community service, team building activities, and summer fun you will learn how to plan and execute better service projects while building stronger teams. Wave Week offers both overnight and commuter camp options.
Will we do community service at Wave Week?
Volunteering is a very important aspect of a participant’s experience at Wave Week. This year at Wave Week we are partnering with other local organizations to focus our service efforts and resources towards the needs of those living it West Philadelphia. Through our camp’s service, awareness efforts, and take home projects, we will work to help the people of this neighborhood and the groups that work with them. Wave Week affects the lives of tens of thousands of people every year through the generosity and service of its participants. We hope that you will join us and learn how to expand your own Big Ripple Effect and help even more people who need a hand.
Who can participate?
All teens who have completed 7th grade through 11th grade are welcome at Wave Week. Campers are divided into two tracks based upon their age. Each track meets separately for most activities and for dorm assignments. Meals and large group activities incorporate both tracks.
Track 1: 7th-9th graders Track 2: 10th-11th graders
Where does Wave Week take place?
Wave Week is held on the beautiful campus of Villanova University in Villanova, PA. The university is 20 minutes west of Center City Philadelphia in the historic Main Line area. All dorm rooms and activity rooms are now fully air-conditioned. To learn more about Villanova University, go to www.villanova.edu.
What skills are taught at Wave Week?
Get more information and an overview of the Wave Week schedule.
Who teaches these skills at Wave Week?
Wave Week is a unique peer-learning environment and 3/4 of our staff are experienced high school and college student leaders! We keep the lecturing to a minimum and teach most of the concepts through a range of small group activities.
What is the average camper like?
There is no average camper at Wave Week! Spark the Wave prides itself on recruiting a diverse mix of participants and staff. Our participants come to us from a broad geographic, demographic, and economic pool. We have found that exposing teens to young leaders from varied backgrounds creates a more comprehensive and dynamic learning environment. This diversity prepares teens for real-world experiences and helps to develop their communication and team-building skills.