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Kid's College

Kid's College

2018 Kid's College

We are Penn State Schuylkill, and we're offering your young scholar an incredible learning experience this summer!

Penn State Schuylkill’s Kid's College is a proven educational program designed to keep kids inspired and motivated during their summer break. Kid's College programs are held either on the beautiful Penn State Schuylkill campus or at the new LionLaunch Innovation Hub located in downtown Schuylkill Haven. Students will be exposed to a university experience, have access to college-level resources, and learn valuable skills they will use for a lifetime.

This year we have expanded our most popular programs making them better than ever, and we also added two brand new programs: The LionLaunch Youth Entrepreneur Academy, designed to encourage aspiring entrepreneurs, and the Future Health Care Professionals Academy, designed to inspire budding health care professionals.

Register today and give your child an incredible Penn State summer learning experience!

Note: All classes will occur at Penn State Schuylkill unless otherwise noted.

Only $109 per camp,
or register by May 25 for only $99 per camp!

 

 

Week of June 18 - 22

Wizards and Cauldrons: A Literature-Inspired Program

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Grade Groups: 1-4 and 5-8
Click here to register. This camp is $109, or register by May 25 for only $99!

Congratulations, consider this your virtual owl informing you that you have been accepted to Penn State Schuylkill’s Wizards and Cauldrons Summer Program! Get ready to explore the popular J.K. Rowling book series in a completely new and magical way. Students will take a look at the literature and mythology that exists throughout the Harry Potter novels and expand their love for reading all types of books. Students will explore some of the same subjects that Harry, Hermione and the gang studied, but with a Schuykill County twist. The program will open the door to the importance of astronomy, creative writing, self-expression and friendship. Campers will also participate in hands-on activities, collaborating together and much more. We encourage you to dress up like your favorite character for this magical week of fun!

Science & The Senses: Discover Science Every Day

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Grade Groups: 1-4 and 5-8
Click here to register. This camp is $109, or register by May 25 for only $99!

Now “hear this!” Explore the world around and within you while learning about our fabulous five senses. See, smell, hear, touch and taste with a completely new appreciation and understanding. Each day will offer a new opportunity, a new experience, and a new idea that students will be encouraged and inspired to develop. This program is a dynamic, sensory-filled adventure with sights and sounds around every corner. Every day features a new instructor who will share fun and thoughtful hands-on experiments, outdoor exploration and a variety of “tasty” science-themed activities.

Full STEAM Ahead

Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Grade Groups: 1-4 and 5-8
Click here to register. This camp is $109, or register by May 25 for only $99!

Full STEAM ahead! Open the door to your imagination during an exciting program where you will invent, create and unlock the power of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). This dynamic program will engage students in problem solving on a entirely new level with challenging projects and activities that incorporate multiple subjects. Instructors will create an environment for critical thinking necessary in today’s ever-changing world. This enlightening program will feature hands-on, individual projects as well as team-based challenges and prepare students for the school year and a lifetime ahead.

 

 

Week of June 25 - 29

LionLaunch Youth Entrepreneur Academy

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Location: LionLaunch Innovation Hub, 15 E. Main Street, Schuylkill Haven
Grades: 5-8
Click here to register. This camp is $109, or register by May 25 for only $99!

It’s never too early to make your dreams come true. The LionLaunch Youth Entrepreneur Academy is for young dreamers who want to learn how to transform their ideas into businesses. This program will share invaluable information in a creative and inspiring way. Students will grow as innovative thinkers, problem solvers, team players, and strong leaders. They will work side-by-side with entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, and other professionals who will lead the instruction and activities. This camp gives students a taste of what they can experience in YEA! (Young Entrepreneurs Academy), a program offered to middle and high school students and supported by The Schuylkill Chamber Foundation.

Note: Students who participate in the Youth Entrepreneur Academy will receive a $200 scholarship to use for the 2018 YEA! Program.

Future Healthcare Professionals Academy

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Grade Groups: 1-4 and 5-8
Click here to register. This camp is $109, or register by May 25 for only $99!

Attention future doctors, nurses, physician assistants, science buffs and anyone interested in a career in the healthcare industry: this program is for you! Students will learn what it takes to work in this energetic, challenging industry, and will also meet health care professionals who will share their stories. Help your student gain insight on which healthcare career may be right for them. Students will enjoy hands-on activities and engage in a completely new thought process. Expose your student's hidden strengths and inspire teamwork in a fun, rewarding Penn State environment.

Innovation & Technology 101: Coding, Zoom Rooms, and More

Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Grade Groups: 1-4 and 5-8
Click here to register. This camp is $109, or register by May 25 for only $99!

Get your geek on! This fun and tech-engaging program will teach students how their favorite smart phones, mobile devices, and computers work. They will learn the basics of coding and experience how computer programs actually run. Students will see and learn the ins and outs of a 3D printer. They will watch a 3D design created right before their very eyes. They will also learn what a Zoom Room is and how this technology brings people from all over the world together. This program will give students the opportunity to explore various technological assets of Penn State Schuylkill and will give them a completely new appreciation of the technology they use every day.