2014 Summer
Youth Camps







At any given moment more than a dozen satellites are orbiting the earth, just above your current location. Armed with handheld GPS units and tales of treasure we will take to the trail to embark on this high-tech scavenger hunt within our own backyard. Campers will be introduced to the adventurous sport of Geocaching, which can be enjoyed by people of all ages in all types of communities. We will learn how to hunt for caches, design our own containers, and discover more about the many types of treasure hunts which await the challenger. In addition to learning the scientific background of cartography, the artistic process of creating containers, and the history of this sport, each camper will also have the opportunity to weave written tales to support the hunt. Campers will hunt for "practice" caches, peer caches, and even several Geocaches. The treasure hunt doesn't have to end at the conclusion of camp, as campers will have a free account on and tales of their own to follow.

This camp is for students entering grades 4-6.

Instructor: Kathy Hontz

Passionate about the world of education, Kathy Hontz brings with her a lifelong wealth of experience in a variety of educational realms. Her past includes dozens of years being integrally involved in homeschooling her own children, from elementary through high school graduation, to directing a preschool program. In addition, she has also enjoyed the opportunity to become a Penn State Lehigh Valley alumnus by earning her K-6 certification with an ESL specialist endorsement. As a National Writing Project Fellow she has also recently expanded her certification with a Writing Specialist endorsement from PSU. She currently teaches a self-contained classroom of 6th grade students, along with English Language Arts for 7th and 8th grades at a private school near Doylestown. As a wife of a veteran, a mother, and a grandmother, her hobbies include photography, scrapbooking, reading, and writing. She and her husband have been Geocaching for 5 years and have more than 1000 finds with several dozen hides of their own.

All camps will be held at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus in Center Valley, PA.

To arrange extended care or Air Products busing, please call 610-285-5058 after you have registered online or mark it on the mail-in registration form.

Returning campers who refer a new camper will receive a 20% discount on their registration. New and returning campers each receive the 20% discount!

Please call Carol Buddock at 610-285-5058 for details on the discounted registration fee.

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project is a member site of the National Writing Project. The NWP is a network of sites anchored at colleges and universities and serving educators across disciplines and at all levels, early childhood through university. We provide professional development, develop resources, generate research, and act on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities.

Extended care option available mornings beginning at 8 a.m. and afternoons until 5:30 p.m. M-Th and 5:00 p.m. Fridays.

Busing is available if you work at Air Products. If using Air Products busing, campers must be scheduled for both morning and afternoon camp.