Summer Opportunities

CSI Camp 
June 12 - June 16, 2023
Waynesburg University
Waynesburg University would like to invite students to their annual CSI Camp!
CSI Camp is designed to give students hands-on experience of what they can expect in the forensic science and criminal justice majors and, ultimately, occupations.  Camp will enable students to enhance their knowledge and understanding of forensic topics and allow them to make valuable connections with professionals and fellow peers in the field.  Students will have the opportunity to train with and learn from certified experts in a small group setting.
Students entering 11th or 12th grade, or who are spring 2023 high school graduates are eligible to attend CSI Camp.
Please visit for more information and to register, if interested.
Pharmacy Exploration Day
The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy is hosting its annual Pharmacy Exploration Day - a one day summer camp for high school students to explore the field of pharmacy together with School of Pharmacy faculty and students.  
Pharmacists don't just fill prescriptions.  You will learn about the many different career options for pharmacists and participate in hands-on:
  • SimMan patient simulation demonstration
  • Point-of-care testing and monitoring
  • Pharmacy compounding techniques
  • And more!
Two versions of Pharmacy Exploration are available.  Please sign up for one day.
On Campus:  Monday-Friday, June 19-23 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Virtually on Zoom:  Monday, June 26 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Pharmacy Exploration Day is free to attend, but seating is limited.  The registration deadline for the on-campus versions is Monday, June 12, 2023.
Registration for the virtual version is Sunday, June 25, 2023.
For more information and to register, please visit
Summer Academies at St. Francis University

SFU Summer Academies are one-week, residential, immersive programs for high school students who are currently in grades 10 and 11 (and are at least 15 years old) and are interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics. This year we are offering programs in chemistry, theatre, engineering design, environmental science and watershed restoration, pre-med, and cybersecurity and computer science.


Academies will be held the weeks of June 25-30 and July 9-14, 2023. Dates of academies are noted beside each academy. Thanks to generous funding, most academies are offered at the discounted rate of $550; the Environmental Science and Engineering Academy is $150. This includes all instruction materials, plus room and board on our beautiful campus. 


Participants will be eligible for a $1,000/year scholarship (up to four years) to SFU if enrolling as a full time SFU student within 28 months of high school graduation, and receive one college credit.


We are offering the following academies:

  • Chemistry Exploration Academy (June 25-30, 2023)
  • Improvising and Devising Theatre (June 25-30, 2023)
  • Pre-Med Academy  (June 25-30, 2023)
  • Computer Science and Cybersecurity Boot Camp (July 9-14, 2023)
  • Design of a Lunar Base (July 9-14,2023)
  • Environmental Science and Engineering Academy:  Water Reclamation (July 9-14, 2023)
Application deadline April 15, 2023
  1. To apply for the program, please write a single paragraph explaining your interest: why would you like to participate in the summer academy at Saint Francis University?
  2. High school transcript (unofficial transcripts will be accepted - you may upload yourself, or submit your school's email to upload)
  3. Teacher recommendation letter (you will enter your teacher's email in the application and they will receive an email from us with the request)
  4. Non-refundable application fee of $25 is required (to complete your application)
Keystone Boys State
June 18-24, 2023
Shippensburg University
The core of KBS is an in depth simulation of state and local government in Pennsylvania, in which participants conduct the operations of city, county, and state government.  As part of two mock political parties, participants vie for office and work to pass legislation to overcome political, economic, and social challenges.  They also have opportunities to establish and operate businesses, run an active television, and print media enterprise.
At every stage of the week, KBS participants - not KBS staff - take the lead, electing their own leaders and determining as a group what they want to achieve and how they will achieve it.    
Eligibility:  High school students who have completed their junior year and have at least one semester remaining before graduation.
Cost:  The week's tuition is paid by an American Legion Post.
How to attend:  To be nominated to Keystone Boys State, contact your school guidance counselor, coach, GATE or NHS sponsor, your local American Legion Post or the PA American Legion HQ.  You must also submit an application through the KBS website ( and have the support of a sponsoring American Legion Post.
Elmer Hafer - American Legion - State Police - National Guard Youth Camp
June 11 - 17, 2023
Messiah University
Mechanicsburg, PA
A six day camp to introduce students interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or a branch of the military.  The program includes but not limited to marching in platoon formation, participate in a drill competition, physical training, forensics, canine, SERT team, drug laws, marksmanship course, and familiarity with weapons.
To participate:
  • Students should be physically fit
  • In good health
  • Have a good academic record
**This is not a recreational camp**
Eligibility:  Must be a resident of Pennsylvania, between the ages of 15-17 prior to entering the camp on June 11th.
Cost:  Fee of $175.00* includes meals and lodging.  The fee is paid by the sponsoring post/unit or other civic group, and is Non-Refundable.
*price subject to change
Transportation:  The responsibility of the sponsoring group or the parents of the student.
Scott Ball Outstanding Cadet Memorial Award - for the cadet who shows best merit; winner receives an American Legion plaque and $1,000 towards a degree in law enforcement or enters the military.
Elmer Hafer Essay Award - for the best essay; winner will receive a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship.
William Evans Leadership Award - for the cadet who shows the best leadership ability; winner receives a plaque and $1,000.
To get an application or if you have any questions, contact American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania at 717-730-9100 or visit our website at