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Summer Opportunities

Pre-College Programs at Pennsylvania College of Technology
 
Experience Penn College's unique in-demand majors and explore your own future path with interactive, hands-on classes lead by industry experts.
 
Registration opens March 1, 2020.
 
Overnight Programs Designed for Students Entering Grades 9-12
 
June 14-29, 2020
  • Architecture Odyssey
  • Autism Spectrum Post-Secondary Interest Experience (ASPIE)
  • Automotive Restoration
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation
  • Engineering Future Restaurateurs
  • Health Careers
  • Information Technology
July 29-24, 2020
  • First Responder Basic
  • Graphic Design Summer Studio
  • Design, Build,  Grow Landscape & Horticulture
  • Hall of FAME (Finance, Accounting, Marketing, & Entrepreneurship)
  • Have Your Cake & Decorate It Too
  • Diesel Truck & Heavy Equipment
  • Thingamajig Fabricators
 
Day Programs Designed for Students Entering Grades 6-8
 
June 22-26, 2020
  • My Tomorrow (Middle School Exploration Camp)
 
July 20-22, 2020
  • Summer Maker Mission
 
 
 
 
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW)
 
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is an award-winning week-long summer economics education program offered to all current high school sophomores and juniors throughout Pennsylvania.  It is an exciting, team-based program that teaches students to understand and celebrate the American free enterprise system by introducing them to the inner workings of modern 21st century business.  PFEW helps students develop critical skills in communication, leadership, time management, problem solving and team building all while improving their self-esteem and confidence.  The PFEW program provides students with opportunities to assess interests, build skills, and identify and explore careers in an interactive, hands-on setting.  Interested students can pick up an application at the high school or apply online at www.pfew.org.  For more information, visit www.pfew.org.  Early bird deadline is 3/2/20, final deadline is 5/1/20.
 
 
Academic Summer Programs at Gettysburg College
 
  • 3D OBJECT MODELING & PRINTING CAMP - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer.  After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • BUILD A BOT AND CODE IT TOO - Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring electronics, and building robots through the open source software and hardware.  This camp is an introduction into the world of coding robotics and electronics.
  • CAMP PSYCH - Students will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • CIVIL WAR ERA STUDIES CAMP - Students will get to enjoy historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania while studying the American Civil War History through lectures, field trips, and unique learning experiences.  They will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war.
  • YOUNG WRITERS' WORKSHOP -  Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing:  fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • CIVIL WAR INSTITUTE SUMMER CONFERENCE - SCHOLARSHIP - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle.
Summer Pre-College Programs at Susquehanna University
 
Our programs will allow you to get a taste of college life and challenge, inspire, and prepare you for the future.
 
  • Actor's Institute - July 19-25, 2020 - Immerse yourself in artistic collaboration and cutting-edge performance.  Take the spotlight for bare-bones monologues and compelling small-cast scenes under the guidance of experienced professional actors and directors.  Learn what it takes to keep a theatre company alive and successful.  Be authentic, engaged and evocative.
  • Choral Institute - July 5-11,2020 - A unique summer performance experience for high school students that focuses on improving musicianship, vocal technique and choral performance skills.
  • Exploring Legal Careers - June 21-27, 2020 - Explore your interest in public law and a legal career.  Learn about current issues related to constitutional law and civil liberties.  Engage in mock trial simulations with feedback from experienced faculty mentors.  Interact with local judges and attorneys.
  • #GOMedia - July 5-11, 2020 - Immerse yourself in the fast-paced world of communications during a week-long experience featuring hands-on projects and networking with leading professionals.
  • i-Engineer:  Calling All Future Engineers - July 19-25, 2020 - Think analytically and look beyond the obvious while deepening our understanding of astronomy, physics, math and team-building psychology.
  • Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship - June 21-27, 2020 - A team-based approach to the ins and outs of starting and running a company.  Hosted by Susquehanna's Sigmund Weis School of Business.
  • Leap:  Leadership 101 - June 21-27, 2020 - Get a jumpstart on your college experience by spending a week with high school leaders from across the country.  Discover your strengths, leadership style, conflict management ability and more to propel you into college-level leadership.
  • Publishing & Editing Institute - June 21-27, 2020 - Do you dream of working at a publishing house?  Learn what it takes to produce and market a book in this hands-on, team-centered program that features workshops, strategy sessions and guest lectures by professionals in the industry.
  • SportsNOW:  Kick Off Your Sports Media Career - July 5-11, 2020 - Our SportsNOW program puts students in the center of the sports journalism and broadcasting industry through immersive learning in all facets of sports media.  From sports writing and play-by-play reporting to on-camera interviews and digital media creation, you'll experience sports media alongside skilled trainers and industry professionals.
  • Stream Ecology Institute - July 5-11, 2020 - This week-long, residential program will have you searching under rocks for crawdads and salamanders and testing stream waters for phosphate, nitrogen and dissolved oxygen.
  • Strings & Keyboard Institute - July 5-11, 2020 - Take private lessons with expert faculty, rehearse and be coached in small ensembles, building valuable connections with professional musicians while developing audition repertoire.  Study music theory and history and prep for performances during the closing concert.
  • Summer Writers Workshop - July 19-25, 2020 - Intensive, small-group workshops in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction, taught by nationally recognized authors.
  • Wall Street Susquehanna - June 21-27 or July 5-11, 2020 - Experience a fast-paced week in the life of a Wall Street analyst during Wall Street Susquehanna.  If you have a passion for business and investing or are considering a career on Wall Street, this is for you.
  • Wind Ensemble Institute - June 21-27, 2020 - Chamber music and symphonic wind ensemble performance for high school students talented in woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.
Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp
 
Lebanon Valley College
July 26-31, 2020
www.lvc.edu/health-bio-summer-camp/
 
Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in the state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and neuroscience.  Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research.
 
The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional!
 
Please do't hesitate to contact Dr. Courtney Lapas, Camp Director, if you have any questions.
Dr. Lappas can be reached at lappas@lvc.edu or (717) 867-6179
2020 Summer Honors Program hosted by the Cooks Honors College
 
Program Dates:  July 5-8, 2020
 
Application Deadline:  May 1, 2020
 
IUP is now accepting applications.  To apply, students must submit an application, a teacher recommendation and an official high school transcript.  Applications and supporting materials can be mailed or emailed separately or together.  Notification of acceptance and course placement will be sent out on May 15th.  
 
Due to generous alumni contributions, all enrolled students will receive a $1,000 scholarship bringing total program costs to only $400.  Full payment of $400 is due on June 1.
 
If you have any questions, please email kevinb@iup.edu or call (724) 357-4971.
Actuarial Science Camp
 
Lebanon Valley College is proud to offer the 2020 Actuarial Science Summer Camp.
 
There are two sessions available:  June 21-26 or July 5-10.
 
Highlights of this camp experience include:
 
  • Interaction with visiting actuaries
  • An introduction to relevant software and content
  • Connections with LVC professors
  • An LVC student experience including living in our residence halls and eating meals in our dining hall
 
Interested students can apply for camp here or email Dr. Patrick Brewer, director of actuarial science, at brewer@lvc.edu with any questions.
Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp
 
Lebanon Valley College July 26-31, 2020
 
The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and neuroscience.   Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, nursing and biomedical laboratory research.  The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.
 
For more information you can visit the website or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at lappas@lvc.edu.