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2015 Summer Youth Camps July 13–17, 2015.

For students entering grades 1–12. Each camp is ½ day from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. or 1–4 p.m. Cost: Half day camp (AM or PM session) = $125 Full day camp (AM and PM sessions ) = $200.*


Authors and Artists: Want to create your own picture books? Learn from the work of your favorite authors and illustrators in this fun camp that combines reading, writing, and art to develop literacy skills in young learners. (a.m.) Register for Authors and Artists

Lego® Simple Machines: Explore the world of gears, wheels, levers, and pulleys to learn how everyday machines work. It’s fun. It’s hands-on. It’s Lego®. (p.m.)  Register for Lego® Simple Machines 

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. (p.m.) Register for Splash Lab at the Swim-In Zone 


Digital Storytelling: Lights, camera, action! Learn to use video production tools like iMovie and Photostory to make your stories come alive through the power of pictures, sound, and video. (a.m.) Register for Digital Storytelling 

Lego® We Do Robotics: Future engineers, work in teams to bring Lego® to life by building and programming your own robotic creations. (a.m.) Register for Lego® We Do Robotics 

Future Programmers: Want to learn how to create your own video game? Learn the secret language, or code, that makes your computer do amazing things. No prior programming experience needed. (p.m.) Register for Future Programmers 

Data Detectives: How many times does your heart beat in a minute, an hour, a day? How many people live in Pennsylvania? Can we predict next year’s population? Campers will collect, record, and describe data. Other fun activities include brainteasers, games, and writing. (p.m.) Register for Data Detectives 


Detective Diaries: This camp will begin with a mystery, and it’s your job to solve this “who-dunnit” before the week is over. Build your sleuthing skills by reading mini-mysteries, examining puzzling artifacts, and using what you discover to write your own detective stories. (am) Register for Detective Diaries 

Cracking the Code: Be a computer programmer. Design and play video games while learning how to write the code that runs your favorite programs and makes Angry Birds fly. (a.m.) Register for Cracking the Code 

Junior Movie Makers: Grab a seat in the director’s chair. Use your smart-phone or borrow a flip-cam to shoot your own footage and learn to edit it all together to make and screen your video masterpiece. (p.m) Register for Junior Movie Makers 

Lego® Mindstorms® Robotics: Change your world with Lego® robotics. Use your creative problem-solving skills to design, build, and program your very own Lego® robot, and then test it out with challenge activities for all levels of young engineers. (p.m.) Register for Lego® Mindstorms® Robotics 


Lego® Mindstorms® Advanced Robotics: Build the future. Open your mind to opportunities in engineering by exploring the world of Lego® Mindstorms® advanced robotics. Stretch your skills in science, technology, engineering, and math in our Engineering Lab with minds-on learning and hands-on Mindstorms® activities. (a.m.) Register for Lego® Mindstorms® Advanced Robotics

High School Writing Workshop: This session is a true workshop where writers create and share their own writing. Work in any genre and on any aspect of writing you’d like to pursue. Daily readings from writers, both famous and otherwise, are included. (p.m.) Register for High School Writing Workshop


Go behind the scenes at Musikfest, one of the largest music festivals in the nation, with a veteran television journalist for a hands-on video production camp. Limited to 8 participants only. Don’t wait! Register for Musikfest Video Camp 

NOTE: Musikfest Video Camp Runs August 3–14, 2015; $500.

* Extended-care option available mornings beginning at 8 a.m. and afternoons until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 5 p.m. on Fridays.