The Arts at Enrichment | Ages 14-17

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Learn. Grow. And Have Fun.

Welcome to the Arts at Enrichment. You’re "here" because you said you’re between 14 and 17 years old, you're preparing for college and you’re interested in one or more Arts programs.

This is pre-college enrichment giving you a chance to experience courses you may want to take in college.  Whether you are interested in visual arts, performing arts, language study, culinary arts, or fashion design, Enrichment gives you maximum choices and scheduling flexibility. So, you can focus on your favorite activity, try something new, or do both. With our weekly sessions you can stay as long as you like and take different courses each week.  

Plus, you can mix and match those courses with many more in Sports & Fitness, Science & Technology, and Business & Leadership — including Yoga, Tennis, Computers, Engineering & Robotics, SAT Test Prep, Community Service and others.


The Arts Full-Day Courses (25 hours per week)

  • Cooking 25

  • Fashion 25


The Arts Half-Day Courses (12.5 hours per week)

  • Art & Design 12.5

  • Cooking 12.5

  • Dance & Yoga 12.5

  • DJ 12.5

  • Fashion 12.5

  • Film Studies 12.5

  • French Language 12.5

  • Music 12.5

  • Photography 12.5

  • School of English 12.5

  • Spanish Language 12.5

  • Video Production & Journalism 12.5


View the full Enrichment schedule

Study Your Favorite Arts

Expand your horizons

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 either one course for the whole day, or one course for the morning, 9:30-12:00, and another for the afternoon, 1:30-4:00. A full-day course gives you 25 hours each week, Monday-Friday, to get better at the things you love to do. A half-day course is 12.5 hours of class time.

For example, you might do Photography from 9:30 to 12. Film Studies from 1:30 to 4:00. That sounds like a great week. View the full Enrichment schedule to create your custom week.  

Full-Day Arts Courses (25 hours per week)



Cooking 25

Are you a foodie? Love to experiment with bold flavors and fresh ingredients?

• Globally inspired, hands-on dishes

• Prepare multiple dishes daily

• Learn from our culinary experts

• Proper culinary techniques: Knife Skills, Mise en Place, Final Plate Presentation

• Farm to table, sustainable foods

• Create delicious, summery menus

• The next generation of cooking schools


Fashion 25

What’s your style? Whether you’re a fearless fashionista with an unconventional twist or destined to be a classic, our fashion professionals will help you create your own unique style.

• You’ll learn the elements of structure, color, and fabric

• Illustrate, design and create your signature piece

• Discover the industry from haute couture to ready-to-wear to mass markets




Half-Day Arts Courses (12.5 hours per week)

Art & Design 12.5

Experiment with a variety of media. Discover the design spectrum through drawing, imagery, type and graphics.

• Explore color, layout, pattern, shape identity, proportional relationships and negative space

• Try your skills through graphic, logo and custom T-shirt design

• Create and manipulate images to enhance visual communication

• Stimulate imagination and innovation


Cooking 12.5

Begin to create a more sophisticated palette as you discover new ingredients and experiment with exciting flavor blends using foods from around the world.

• Basic knife skills to hands-on prep

• Create fresh, locally-sourced, authentic recipes

• Fresh, simple, clean flavors

• Become a more skilled chef

• Expert demos by chef instructors

• Improvise to create your own unique dishes



Dance & Yoga 12.5

So you think you can dance? If so, you'll love our high-energy, combo-course taught by a passionate dance professional.

• Yogalates, Vinyasa Hatha and Power Yoga and many more

• Balance your body and mind

• Hip Hop, hypnotic Latin rhythms, aerobic jam, and Zumba

• Total body toning and hear-pumping cardio

• Professional stage and air-conditioned studio space

• All levels welcome


DJ 12.5

Do you always choose the music for your friends? Been messing around with programs like Fruity Loops and Garage Band, but need some more guidance?

• Learn principles of “turntablism:” scratch, chirp, stab, flare, looping and drumming

• Use the Mixer to manipulate the music and mash-up songs

• Understand the importance of tempo, song structure and beat-juggling

• Create your own re-mix for a final performance


Fashion 12.5

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is everywhere right now. And fashion is no exception. We’ll simplify the steps so you can design your signature fashion elements now and when you get home.

• Embellish, re-create, and accessorize

• Trendy tassels to designer dots

• Get the buzz from the runway with our insider expert

• Explore your inspiration, get outside the box, and create your own pieces


Film Studies 12.5

Films consistently change to reflect popular culture. From script to screen, we’ll develop a critical and analytical appreciation of film.

• Recognize the value of cinematography and soundtrack

• Learn how each director’s decision affects the audience

• Daily screenings in a full-size theatre

• Redefine what makes a “classic”


French Language 12.5

Want to try a new language or get ahead for your fall classes? Try our unique approach to language instruction.

• Obtain a complete understanding of first year French grammar

• Expand your vocabulary through texts

• Leave with a customized plan to continue your learning

• Taught by native speakers

• For beginning students


Music 12.5

From studio to stage, this course develops musician’s performance, composition, ensemble playing and recording skills.

• Come as a band or come on your own and be placed in a genre-specific band

• Grow as a solo artist

• Personal instrument coaching and group performance

• Produce your band’s CD at a professional recording studio

• Weekly gigs at popular Philadelphia venues

• Bring your own instrument or use one of ours


Photography 12.5

While everyone enjoys taking pictures, not everyone is a photographer. Enhance your artistic vision, as you learn to “see” like a photographer.

• Learn to use manual camera functions: ISO, aperture and shutter speed

• Depth of field, exposure and composition

• Document the world from the other side of the lens

• Use ordinary subjects to capture outstanding photos

• All levels welcome


School of English 12.5

Fast-learning approach to language education in a fun campus setting. Whether you come from Asia, Europe or South America, you’ll leave speaking English more confidently.

• Complete American immersion

• Prep for Cambridge and TOEFL Exams

• Choose morning classes to focus on grammar & linguistic skill set

• Choose afternoons classes to focus on vocabulary acquisition and conversational skills

• Afternoon field trips to cultural attractions supplement classroom lessons

• All levels welcome. Improvement guaranteed.


Spanish Language 12.5

Want to try a new language or get ahead for your fall classes? Try our unique approach to language instruction.

• Obtain a complete understanding of first year Spanish grammar

• Expand your vocabulary through texts

• Leave with a customized plan to continue your learning

• Taught by native speakers

• For beginning students


Video Production & Journalism 12.5

Get on set and get behind the camera. From storyboard to debut, experience the complete production process.

• Play all the roles: director, editor, producer

• We pick the network. You shoot the video.

• Use software such as Final Cut Pro and iMovie

• Showcase your work on our YouTube channel


View the full Enrichment schedule

Summertime Living at Villanova

7:45 A.M. — Wake-up. You’ll have your a 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, here’s what you can look forward to.

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

Your choice of 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.


Residential Day
June 24 – June 30 June 25 – June 29
July 1 – July 7 July 2 – July 6
July 8 – July 14 July 9 – July 13 
July 15 – July 21 July 16 – July 20
July 22 – July 28 July 23 – July 27 
July 29 – August 4 July 30 – August 3 
August 5 – August 11* August 6 – August 10*







*Students reside and meet at Haverford College.

Tuition: Register Before March 1

  1  week  2 weeks  3+ weeks 
Residential $1695 $1645 $1595
Day: Full $495    
Day: Mornings $295    
Day: Afternoons $245    





Application Fee: $90 for residential students. $50 for day students. 

Tuition: Register March 1 & Later

  1  week  2 weeks  3+ weeks 
Residential $1795 $1745 $1695
Day: Full $510    
Day: Mornings $310    
Day: Afternoons $260    





Application Fee: $90 for residential students. $50 for day students. 


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