SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS
For students entering grades 1 – 8

Week of July 10 – 14, 2017

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®. - FULL: Wait List Only

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 1 p.m. – 4 p.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®.

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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. - FULL: Wait List Only

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 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Puppet Works: Take your stories from the page to the stage with puppetry. Design and create your own puppet actors to star in original puppet plays.

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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. 

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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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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 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Mini-Movie Makers: Climb into the director’s chair with this introductory video production camp. Use our state-of-the-art One-Button Studio, green screen, and editing software to share your stories with the world.

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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. - FULL: Wait List Only

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GRADE 7-8
 9 a.m. – 12 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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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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Sports Statistics: What’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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 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

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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Movie Studio: Lights, camera, action! Grab your smartphone or borrow a flip-cam to shoot your own footage and learn to edit it all together. Is the public ready for your video masterpiece?

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new 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 – 11
  July 24 – 28    9 a.m – 3 p.m.  

Be the Change: youth leaders
As Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Here’s a chance to do your part to make the Lehigh Valley a better place to live. If you are interested in a career in public service, want to make a difference in your community, or just enjoy helping others, join Penn State faculty in a week of classroom and service learning experiences with community organizations serving children, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.

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GRADE 9 – 11
  July 31 – August 4    9 a.m – 3 p.m.  

makerbotics studentsMakerbotics:
This new program will engage students in a weeklong design challenge using Computer Aided Design (TinkerCAD) software, 3D printing, and Lego® EV3 Mindstorms® 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 – 11
  August 7 – 11    11 a.m – 5 p.m.  

Capturing Musikfest: Video & Marketing Camp for Teensmusicsfest students
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 training in Penn State Lehigh Valley’s state-of-the-art television studios. Students will also work with ArtsQuest Staff to learn what it takes to market one of the largest music festivals in the nation.

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Print Registration Information and Forms:

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

Registrants should download, print, and complete (please type or print) the appropriate Registration Form and Penn State University Youth Program Health Services Medical Treatment Authorization. Both 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.

  Summer Youth Camps Registration Form  

  Teen Summer Pathways Registration Form  

  Penn State University Youth Program Health Services Medical Treatment Authorization  

Additionally, the following Summer Youth Program Emergency Form needs to be completed and mailed to Summer Youth Programs, Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, PA 18034-8447

  Summer Youth Program Emergency Form  

For more information, contact Doug Antonioli at
dba117@psu.edu or 610-285-5239

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

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