“Thank you to all of the JKCP team for the wonderful time my children had at Villanova. For parents, it is wonderful to know that our kids are so well taken care of. They kept saying it was too cool!”

Lisa, Parent

“After evaluating several programs JKCP was selected. Our son not only took interesting classes – he made great contacts with other young adults from around the world. Best summer he’s ever had!”

Mike L., Parent

“JKCP, in my opinion, is a really beautiful idea and experience for all high school students who want to know how college looks like.”

Filippo B., Student


As a pre-college 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 historic buildings, you’ll get a taste of what life as a college student is really like. You’ll love the modern facilities, air-conditioned dorms, snack shops, WiFi and state-of-the-art athletic spaces.



Students in these programs live in the dorms at Villanova University together. You can choose any combination of these summer programs and not even have to switch dorm rooms! Experience evening activities, weekend trips and dorm life with other students your age.


One of the most memorable parts of JKCP are all the fun evening activities and weekend trips.

Every evening there is a planned event. Sometimes we stay on campus, and other nights we’ll travel to a local venue for an off-campus activity.

On-Campus Activities Include: Casino night, Dance party, Game night, Talent show, Campus Olympics, Outdoor movie and video night, Karaoke and pizza party

Off-Campus Activities Include: Movies or IMAX, Fireworks, Bowling, King of Prussia Mall, Off-campus dance

Trips are offered every Saturday to regional destinations of your choice. It’s a full day trip that is jam-packed! We leave campus after breakfast on air-conditioned motor coaches and return after dinner that evening. 

Saturday Trip Options Include:

– June 27: New York City, Hershey Park

– July 4: On Campus Party

– July 11: New York City, Dorney Park, The Jersey Shore

– July 18: Washington DC, Six Flags, The Jersey Shore

– July 25: New York City, Hershey Park

Start a little later on Sundays. You can sleep in and enjoy a great brunch on campus. Then, pick from a variety of trip options in the Philadelphia region.

Sunday Trip Options Include:

– June 28: Manayunk Art Festival, University of Pennsylvania

– July 5: Washington DC, The Jersey Shore

– July 12: Rittenhouse Square, Neshaminy State ParkArt

– July 19: Phillies Baseball Game, University of Pennsylvania

– July 26: Historic Philadelphia, Fort Washington State Park


Dorms at Villanova

Most of the rooms are spacious doubles 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.

Residential Advisors

You’ll also have a team of residential advisors who live in the dorm on the same floor as you. Residential advisors are responsible for helping you make friends, dorm life, entertainment, evening activities and weekend trips.

On-Campus Meals

You’ll eat breakfast, lunch and most dinners during the week at the campus dining center. On the weekends, breakfast on Saturday and brunch and dinner on Sunday are served on campus. The food at camp is typical of a college cafeteria. You are given the freedom to make your own choices. Salad, fruit, vegetables, and different hot entrees accompany each lunch and dinner.

Off-Campus Meals

We also understand you might like to eat out, which is why we have built in one evening per week to eat off campus at a restaurant or food court. You will also dine off campus while on your weekend trips. Maybe you want to take the time to sit down with friends at the beach or grab a quick bite on your way to the next site in NYC. Off-campus meals are at your expense.

The food is typical of a college cafeteria, and you are given the freedom to make your own choices. There are always multiple options available for each meal including vegetarian choices. If you have special dietary needs or allergies, please contact us prior to your arrival.

If you don’t feel well, just let your residential advisor know and we’ll help you get better in no time. Chances are you won’t need it, but we have a nurse and doctor on-call and are minutes from the region’s top hospitals. As long as you keep taking any medicine you normally do at home, eat right and get some sleep, you should have nothing to worry about.

Safety on and off campus is always our number one priority. We understand as high school aged students you generally want a little more freedom. We have found a residential advisor to student ratio of approximately 1:10 is the perfect balance of freedom coupled with safe supervision. You’re always required to stay in groups of three or more and required to check-in at regular intervals during any off-campus trips or activities.

JKCP is proactive about your safety:

  • Villanova University is a small and self-contained suburban campus
  • All dorms and most classroom buildings have key card access only
  • 24/7 Villanova campus security
  • Extensive FBI staff background checks
  • Intensive staff and student orientations
  • Staff to handle situations discreetly, with care and sensitivity
  • Professionally designed crisis management plan
  • Access to the region’s top hospitals within minutes
  • A registered nurse, doctor and trainers are always on call


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Arrive by plane, train or car. We’ll be there, ready to meet you!

  • The Philadelphia International Airport is about 20 minutes from campus. There are nearly 600 daily arrivals from 120 cities, including 36 international destinations.
  • The Amtrak train also goes right to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.


Philadelphia is the fifth largest U.S. city, so there’s plenty going on.

Here are our favorites:

  1. Shopping and Hanging Out. Walk around with friends and your counselor in cool sections of town. Grab a bite. Hit some stores. You’ll love Rittenhouse Square and the UPenn campus area.
  2. Restaurants. Philly is a foodie destination with lots of al fresco dining.
  3. Rocky Steps. You’ve seen it. Now do it. Make your own triumphant dash to the top.
  4. Philly Sports. There’s an exciting vibe all summer in this true sports town.
  5. Campuses in Summertime. Philadelphia colleges have some of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Who knows, maybe you’ll come to college here. Even though it’s a few years away, this is a good time to start exploring.
  6. Museums & Historic Sites. If you’re into it, Philly has truly amazing museums and historic sites.



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