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Our schedule for summer youth programs and camps is now available.

Kids in College

Course fee for Kids in College and Summer Camps:

  • One class—$85.00
  • All day (one morning class and one afternoon class)—$150
  • Summer Camp prices are listed with the specific camp

Week One—July 15-19, 2013

  • Grades K-2
    • Morning—9:00 a.m. to Noon
      • Your Favorite Seuss!
        During this course, students will learn about the well-known author, Dr. Seuss, read some of his most popular books, write several wacky poems, and create an ooey-gooey experiment to go along with his famous book, Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
      • Art Blast
        Create and experiment using paints, paper, and other types of art media.
    • Afternoon—1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
      • Running Up and Down the Pyramid
        In this class, you will learn the food groups, explore how to fulfill what we should intake at every meal, have a fun activity using the food groups, and make a healthy snack daily.
      • Space Explorers
        Explore space through crafts, stories or games. Learn about the stars and famous space missions.
      • ARRR, First Matey
        Determine fact from fiction while sailing the seas. Using art and history even the ardent landlubber will find their "sea legs."
  • Grades 3-5
    • Morning—9:00 a.m. to Noon
      • Sink or Float
        In this class, we will explore the viscosity of different liquids and test what makes items sink or float when they are submerged. Students will investigate force, pressure and density to determine the scientific workings of sinking and floating.
      • Baseball/Softball Strategies
        Students will learn the fundamentals of catching, throwing and hitting. We will also work on defensive positioning and use of these skills during game situations. Students should bring a glove, spikes, and a bat.
      • Mix It Up Art
        Join this art class and you will work with different forms of art. Including modeling clay, tie-dye t-shirts, painting, and even creating a comic character.
    • Afternoon—1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
      • It's Elementary, My Dear Watson!
        In this class you will tour the Penn State campus to entice the senses. Then, descriptively write what you've found. In the end, you will have a mini-book of exploration stories.
      • Where in the World Am I?
        In this adventure, students will play hide and seek all over the world. It is a fun-filled way to discover the culture and survival skills of other countries. Students work collaboratively to develop clues of where they are, when the other teams must find them! In the end students will have learned culture with hands-on learning.
  • Grades 6-8
    • Morning—9:00 a.m. to Noon
      • Media Magic Camp
        This class will offer a chance to take photographs and videos of things around you. Then using different technologies you will learn to use your photos/videos and add music, sound effects, and captioning into your project.
      • It's All Up to Chance
        Students will learn PA statistic standards while analyzing the things that occur on a daily basis. We will discuss and explore theoretical and experimental probability, dependent and independent variables, factorials, and odds while working with fractions and percentages.
    • Afternoon—1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
      • Soccer Strategies
        Students will learn the fundamentals of how to shoot, trap, pass, head, dribble, goal-keep, juggle, and more fundamental skills. Students will also learn different defensive and offensive formations used while in a game play. Student should have so me soccer experience.
      • What's In Your Head?
        Experiment with your brain as you explore vision and learning in this hands-on introduction to the science of psychology. Use visual illusions and memory games to investigate your brain. Learn parts of your brain and how it controls your thought process and actions. Then analyze your friends.
      • Power-palooza
        You will learn current energy sources and infrastructure and work to create/learn types of renewable resources that will be good for generations to come. Students will investigate the science that causes different energy sources to occur or erode. Students will then create a city using renewable resources.

    Week Two—July 22-26, 2013

    • Grades K-2
      • Morning—9:00 a.m. to Noon
        • A Backyard Safari
          Campers will look for bugs and birds, while learning how they survive. Bring your safari hat and create a marshmallow holder or bird feeder.
        • Fun Physical Fitness
          Have fun with kickball, wiffle ball, mouse trap, soccer, and more. Get a workout, learn about the game, and have a blast at the same time!
      • Afternoon—1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
        • Recycled Art
          Students will recycle materials to make arts and crafts such as musical instruments, animals, and paintings. The options are limitless so dig into your garbage and come join us.
        • Heroes and Villains
          Bring your hero to class and we'll learn what actions make a super hero, and why we love them so much. Then by the end of the week create your won hero; give your hero an identity and face, through your own mask and short story.
    • Grades 3-5
      • Morning—9:00 a.m. to Noon
        • The Amazing Race to South America
          Imagine traveling to South America and visiting a new city each day. In that city you will learn about their culture and region, and then put your knowledge to work through a physical activity with a brain-busting competition.
        • Star Bright, Star Light...
          Topics will include the history of astronomy, the solar system, the sun, the evolution of stars, black holes, the Milky Way Galaxy, and the Big Bang theory. Students may play Planet Bingo or Star Scavenger Hunt.
      • Afternoon—1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
        • Soccer Strategies
          Students will learn the fundamentals of how to shoot, trap, pass, head, dribble, goal-keep, juggle, and more fundamental skills. Students will also learn different defensive and offensive formations used while in a game play. Student should have so me soccer experience.
        • Math Maniacs
          Explore fractions with yummy treats, learn to tell time hands-on, investigate geometry with art and talk probability with your friends. by the end of the week you'll be an elementary mathematical genius!
        • Natural Disasters
          Volcanoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, etc. are unexplained natural disasters. What makes a volcano erupt? want to look at a hurricane in the eye? If you are intrigued by this science and hands-on experiments, this is the class for you.
    • Grades 6-8
      • Morning—9:00 a.m. to Noon
        • Baseball/Softball Strategies
          Students will learn the fundamentals of catching, throwing and hitting. We will also work on defensive positioning and use of these skills during game situations. Students should bring a glove, spikes, and a bat.
        • Amusement Park Fizz-ics
          Explore the physics behind building a successful roller coaster. You will learn about potential and kinetic energy, forces, inclines, and Newton's three laws of motion. then, let's engineer our own roller coaster.
        • A Blast From the Past
          Take a journey through time as history comes to life. Students will experience the development of the past through dress, dance, important people and significant events. Don't miss this historical class!
      • Afternoon—1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
        • Creative Computer
          Students will learn the proper ways to use Microsoft to its fullest capabilities. Make a birthday card or invitation, a certificate or an iron on...the possibilities are endless, just use your imagination!
        • The Amazing Math Race
          This class will challenge students to apply their best math and critical thinking skills to conquer each task that has been created. Students will first be given basic lessons on skills that include: proportions, surface area, volume, and conversions. These are all skills that are used in everyday life. Students will be asked to work collaboratively to solve puzzles, operational problems, or even play a game.

      Summer Camps for Grades 9-12

      • Mining Camp—June 10-14
        Travel into the world of coal mining. Campers will learn what coal is, where it comes from, how it is mined, and where it goes after it is mined. Students will have experiments, videos, and lectures from experts in the mining industry. To celebrate the successful end of camp, participants will go underground into a simulated mine that is used to design products that increase coal mining safety.
        Time:10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
        Location: Westmoreland County Community College and Greene County Education Center
        Cost: No Cost
      • S.T.E.M. Camp—June24-28 or July 15-19
        The Summer STEM Camp is a week of hands-on educational programming that will focus on the practical application of science, technology, engineering, and math in everyday life. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate on academic exploration with Penn State faculty and industry professionals in project-based activities that foster creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking. Seats are limited.
        Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
        Cost: No Cost
      • Health Care Career Camp—June 24-26
        This camp is designed for students to explore careers in healthcare, while learning healthcare concepts and skills. Students will learn about healthcare career options through hands-on activities, tours and visits from health care professionals. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to develop a foundation in healthcare concepts and skills that will help them pursue their interest in a healthcare career. CPR training will be included.
        Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon
        Cost: $50
      • SAT Prep Camp—August 5-9
        This camp will give students an overview of the SAT test. It is not designed as a cram course for the SAT's, but instead, it teaches test-taking techniques to help students realize their full potential on the test. The course includes a review of verbal and math concepts, and it will also work on how to tackle the essay portion of the test. This course is to help local high school students best prepare for an important part of their college admissions decision.
        Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon
        Cost: $109

      If you are interested in receiving a schedule you can call 724-430-4211.

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