Another season of Summer Youth Camps has come to an end, and a fantastic week was had by all. Join us again next summer!



Authors and Artists: Follow in the footsteps of your favorite writers and illustrators in this fun camp that develops both literacy and creativity in young learners. (a.m.)

LEGO® Simple Machines: When you turn on the water or pedal your bike, you’re harnessing the power of simple machines. Explore the world of gears, wheels, levers, and pulleys through the magic of LEGO®. (a.m.)

Mixed Media Masterpieces: Make amazing art! Draw, paint, and collage your own masterpieces in this camp for young artists with big imaginations. (p.m.)

Splash Lab at the Swim-In Zone: Join our friends at the Swim-in Zone for lessons in water safety, water confidence, and swimming in a friendly atmosphere where learning is fun. (p.m.)


Digital Storytelling: And the Oscar goes to…YOU! Make your stories come alive through the power of pictures, sound, and video. Learn to use video production tools to realize your artistic vision. (a.m.)

LEGO® NXT Mindstorms® Robotics: Future engineers, work in teams to build and program your own unique robotic creations. Challenge friends to robot races, sumo contests, and other competitions. (a.m.)

Exploring Art in 3-D: Bring your imagination to life with three-dimensional artwork of your very own. Sculpt your masterpieces in paper, clay, plaster, and more in this hands-on camp. (a.m.)

Future Programmers: Unlock the future! Learn the secret language, or code, that makes your computer do amazing things. No prior programming experience needed in this introductory coding camp. (p.m.)

Data Detectives: Numbers have a lot to teach us about how our world works. Be a Data Detective and uncover the mysteries of math as we collect, record, and describe the data of our daily lives. (p.m.)


Comedy Writers: Let’s get punny! From puns to parodies, explore humor writing by reading works that will make you laugh out loud and publishing your own funny stories. (a.m.)

Cracking the Code: Design games you want to play. Learn how to write the code that runs your favorite programs by creating your own interactive stories and games. (a.m.)

Sports Statistics: What’s the difference between RBIs, OOPSs, and ERAs? How do NFL teams figure out the stats for their first round draft picks? Use math to make predictions in this camp for both sports and math fans! (a.m.)

Junior Movie Makers: We’ll put you in the director’s chair. Grab your smartphone or borrow a flip-cam to shoot and edit your own video masterpiece. (p.m.)

Creative Drawing: If you love to draw, this camp is for
you. Learn to use the techniques of masters like Van Gogh and Matisse to create drawings as expressive and unique as you. (p.m.)

LEGO® EV3 Mindstorms® Robotics: Change your world with LEGO® robotics. Design, build, and program your very own LEGO® robot, and then test it out with challenge activities like capture the flag and robot soccer. (p.m.)


Drawing for Teens: Learn from Leonardo and Michelangelo. Explore the principles of line, perspective, volume, and value to capture a moment with still-life, portraiture, and landscape drawing. (a.m.)

LEGO® Mindstorms® Advanced Robotics: Open your mind to opportunities in engineering with advanced robotics. Build the future in our Engineering Lab with minds-on learning and hands-on Mindstorms® activities. (a.m.)

High School Writing Workshop: Writers wanted! Create and share your own writing in any genre and any aspect of writing you’d like to pursue. Daily readings from writers, both famous and otherwise, are included. (p.m.)


Go behind the scenes at Musikfest, one of the largest music festivals in the nation, with a veteran television journalist for a hands-on video production camp. Limited to 10 participants only. Don't wait!

This special camp runs August 8–12 from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. and costs $500.

*Extended care option available mornings beginning at
8 a.m. and afternoons until 5:30 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and 5 p.m. Fridays*

Online registration is recommended, but those who would prefer not to register online are welcome to complete a print registration.

Registrants should download, print, and complete (please type or print) the 2016 Summer Youth Camps Registration Form and Penn State University Youth Program Health Services Medical Treatment Authorization Form. Both of these forms should be faxed to 814-863-2765, or mailed to Penn State Lehigh Valley, Outreach/Non-Credit Registration Office, P.O. Box 410, State College, PA 16804.

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To complete your child's registration, please download, print, and complete (please type or print) the 2016 Summer Youth Camps Emergency Forms and either scan and email to, fax to 610-285-5135, or mail to Penn State Lehigh Valley, Registration Office, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, PA 18034.

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