How will you spend your summer?

Will you act, write, read? Will you code, build, lead? Choose your own adventure this summer at PSU! Come join Penn State Lehigh Valley Summer Camps and explore multiple opportunities to foster your creative expression and critical thinking.

SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
For students entering grades 1 – 12

Week of July 9 – 13, 2018

All Camps held at: Penn State Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Rd, Center Valley, PA 18034

Half day of camp (AM or PM session) = $175. Full day of camp (AM and PM session) = $300.

GRADE 1 – 2
 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

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.

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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®.

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 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Drama DabblersAll the world’s a stage... so join the show! Learn to create and act-out various scenes and characters in this summer theater camp.

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Splash Lab at the Swim-In Zone – Join our friends at Swim-in Zone for lessons in water safety, water confidence, and swimming in a friendly atmosphere where learning is fun!

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GRADE 3 – 4
 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Digital Storybooks – Make your stories come alive by combining pictures and sound. Learn to use digital storytelling tools to realize your artistic vision.

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Lego® NXT Mindstorms® Robotics – Calling all future engineers. Work in teams to build and program your own unique robotic creations. Challenge your friends to robot races, sumo contests, and other competitions.

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 1 p.m. – 4 p.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.

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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..

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GRADE 5 – 6
 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Sports StatisticsWhat’s the difference between RBI’s, OOPS’s, and ERA’s? 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!

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

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Roller Coaster CreationUse everyday materials to build a model roller coaster that YOU design! A fun, hands-on camp that promotes problem-solving and creativity.

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 1 p.m. – 4 p.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.

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Lego® EV3 Mindstorms® Robotics – Change your world with Lego® robotics. Design, build, and program your very own Lego® robot, then test it out with challenge activities like capture the flag and robot soccer.

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Gross Science: All About Bugs!We share our planet with over 1 million species of insects. In this camp you’ll learn to collect, identify, and study the ones that live in our own backyards.

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GRADE 7 – 8
 9 a.m. – 12 p.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.

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CSI Lehigh Valley: DNA Evidence – A crime has been committed, and you are on the1 scene. Gather DNA samples, use scientific techniques, and analyze the evidence to bring the perpetrator to justice!

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 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Middle School Writing Workshop – Writers wanted! Create and share your own writing in any genre you’d like to pursue. Daily readings from writers, both famous and otherwise, are included.

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Roller Coaster Creation Use everyday materials to build a model roller coaster that YOU design! A fun, hands-on camp that promotes problem-solving and creativity.

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GRADE 9 – 12
 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

High School Writing Workshop Do you enjoy creating fictional worlds full of characters who defy the odds? Are you a steward of living history and document current events in moving articles concerning the human condition? No matter what your writing passion, come share your craft with other writers in this week-long writing workshop.

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 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Rocketry Are you up for an engineering challenge? Design and build two different rockets from common materials. The designs will be based on commercially available engines,  stability, height of flight, and appearance. Launch the rockets on the final day, and apply the same techniques to your own designs after camp!

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 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (full day) 

Social Justice: How to Advocate for Your Beliefs Do you have a message that speaks to the betterment of the world? Have you dreamed of advocating for others? Come explore a social justice issue of your choosing and learn how to effectively research, design, and deliver a creative and meaningful Public Service Announcement to our community. Share your voice!

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  TEEN SUMMER PATHWAY PROGRAMS
For students entering grades 9 – 11
 

Enrollment is limited to 10 students per program
Each program costs $500 for the week

GRADE 9 – 12
  July 16 – 20    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

makerbotics studentsMakerbotics
This program will engage students in a week-long design challenge using Computer Aided Design (TinkerCAD) software, 3-Dprinting, and Lego® EV3 Robotics. Taught by PSULV faculty, Makerbotics is a practical introduction to all major aspects of robotic design and implementation.

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GRADE 9 – 12
  August 6 – 10    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Musikfest StudentsCapturing Musikfest: Video & Marketing Camp for Teens
Go behind the scenes at Musikfest, one of the largest music festivals in the nation, in this hands-on Video Production and Digital Marketing camp. This exciting camp provides an all-access pass to Musikfest, as well as hands-on training in Penn State Lehigh Valley's state-of-the-art television studios. Students will also learn from ArtsQuest Staff what it takes to market one of the largest music festivals in the nation.

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  SPECIALITY CAMPS FOR 2018
 

Infinity and Beyond cost $175 for each one week half day camp
Finding Your Roots cost $300 for the one week full day camp
Teen Entrepreneurship Residential Camp all-inclusive cost of $1950
(option to earn 3 college credits for an additional $1000)

August 6 – 10, 2018
Infinity and Beyond
makerbotics studentsA one-week camp where your child’s creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills are challenged and developed in fun and exciting ways. Students will be guided and trained by an expert faculty via problem-based curriculum in an environment where they can imagine, collaborate, explore, and create. This is a unique opportunity for students to improve their math skills during summer. Our goal is to help students to develop critical 21st century learning skills and not only send them back to school in September with sharper skills but also give them a new appreciation for math in the world around us.
 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Infinity and Beyond for grades 3-5

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 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Infinity and Beyond for grades 6-8

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July 16 – 20, 2018

 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (full day) 

makerbotics studentsFinding Your Roots –
A one-week, investigative day camp that invites students between the ages of 10 & 16 to learn about who they are genetically, genealogically, and anthropologically. Students will provide a saliva sample and receive their confidential genetic testing results prior to the camp's start date. During camp, students will run DNA extraction experiments on strawberries and kiwis, test the effects of caffeine on lumbriculus worms, and explore their own near and distant ancestry through scientific inquiry projects, genetic mapping activities, and independent research. Campers will also leave camp with resources for continued investigation of their DNA results.

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June 1829, 2018

 Two-Week Residential Camp 

Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge at Penn State Lehigh Valley/The Perkiomen School –
makerbotics studentsA two-week residential summer camp for rising high school juniors and seniors that encourages and inspires the next generation of entrepreneurs. Participants will learn key strategies for starting a business or business concept, and how to develop an entrepreneurial edge. Instructors include Penn State professors, Perkiomen School teachers, successful business leaders, and Penn State alumni. Designed to build confidence and skills in preparation for a student's entrepreneurial journey, the experience includes field trips to local businesses, hands-on problem-solving activities, featured speakers, and culminates with a "Shark-Tank" style challenge competition. Programming takes place at Penn State Lehigh Valley with additional programming and residency at the Perkiomen School. Their 165-acre campus includes dormitories and an Innovation Center exposing campers to the latest technology including 3-D virtual reality, additive manufacturing, computer design and rapid prototyping.

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pictures from camps

For more information, contact Nicole Moschberger at
nrm157@psu.edu or 610-285-5239

Note: Programs may be canceled if minimum enrollment is not met.

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