An Art-Terrific Summertime Camp
Art campers will learn basic drawing techniques and explore many fantastic art forms using different media. As we cut, draw, paint, glitter, glue, rub pastels, and make puppets together, we will be developing our storytelling and team-building skills. Come join us for a fun-filled week of artistic connections and adventure!
Arts & Crafts
Campers will express themselves through physical artwork involving hands-on activities. Crafts the campers will work on may include a pencil pouch, color planter pot, trinket dish, and/or tie-dye! This camp aims to allow your camper to express themselves artistically and bring home some physical items to show for it.
Astronomy Camp at the Friedman Observatory
Campers will have the opportunity to recreate famous astronomy experiments, build their own telescopes, and obtain actual data from NASA telescopes. They will work to set up classic experiments, make observations and analyze their findings. Campers will also complete hands-on experiments to measure the width and rate of rotation of the Sun, the circumference of the Earth, the distance to an object using parallax, and light intensity at a distance. They will have access to the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Friedman Observatory Meade 16" LX200 ACF telescope and a solar telescope to view the Sun, moon and any planets that are in the sky during camp.
Boys’ Basketball Camp
This camp will focus on an instructional program based on the individual needs of each camper. We will provide individualized skill development by offering stations, one-on-one coaching, and small group drills. Campers will also get to demonstrate the skills learned during instruction by putting them to use during 3-on-3 competition, 1-on-1 games, and full court competitive games. Each camper will receive a t‑shirt.
Campers will learn how to break down problems and solve them creatively. Through the use of games and interactions, students are given the opportunity to not only gain insight into their personal leadership styles, but also to discuss different management styles and the strengths of each. In addition to study skills, creative thinking, and organizational thinking, this camp will help students gain confidence, improve their logic skills, and strengthen their interpersonal skills. Students will gain a better understanding of who they are, how to play to their strengths, and how to sharpen their soft skills. This camp fulfills requirements for the Girl Scouts Public Speaking and Leadership Badges as well as the Boy Scouts Communications Badge.
Drawing a Line Through Art
Campers will be introduced to basic dry-media techniques and approaches to drawing varying subject matter. Topics will include nature, landscapes, architecture, people, animals, and birds, as well as cartooning. Emphasis will be placed on value structure, shape, form, and texture. Students will select their top one or two favorite artworks to exhibit for friends and family at the end of the camp.
Engineering with AutoCAD
Engineering with AutoCAD is a computer-based camp where students learn about current engineering design standards for drawing a design. Everything that is built commercially must first be sketched out. From buildings to smart phones to whatever the next fad is, AutoCAD is used as one of the leading 2D and 3D drafting programs. To demonstrate the practical side of AutoCAD and how it’s used within the engineering industry, the camp will start with a tutorial of how to use the program, and then we will jump into projects that have industry standards.
Engineering in Practice
Students will learn the engineering design process and how to apply it not only to projects, but also to any issue that pops up in a student’s life. After active brainstorming, designing a prototype, and building the object, students will go back to the drawing board and make version two even stronger. Designing and testing bridges along with other engineering projects will also be undertaken.
Games, Games, Games
This camp is based in play, but also focuses on working on higher order thinking skills, language skills, and cooperation. We incorporate a wide variety of games, from card games to opponent-based games and to higher strategy games. Some games you have likely heard of, but others you may have not!
Girls’ Basketball Camp
This camp will focus on an instructional program based on the individual needs of each camper. We will emphasize individualized skill development by offering stations, one-on-one coaching, and small-group drills. Campers will also get to demonstrate the skills learned during instruction by putting them to use during 3-on-3 competition, 1-on-1 games, and full-court competitive games. Each camper will receive a t‑shirt.
Girls’ Volleyball Camp
Beginners and experienced players both will benefit from this fun week of learning key volleyball fundamentals by incorporating drills and team games. Students will learn the essential elements of serving, serve receiving, forearm passing, setting, hitting, blocking, team serve reception, team defense, and transition to offense. Campers will also work on leadership and teamwork exercises. The end result will be a love for the sport of volleyball!
Learn the fundamentals of grips, swings, proper body position, and clubs. Play at the Lehman Golf Club on Friday, weather permitting. Bring clubs and a drink each day.
Into the Woods: Exploring Local Birds, Trees, and Plants
If your child enjoys adventuring outdoors, this camp is the one for them! We will learn about native plants, trees, and bird species and then take our knowledge outside. Campers will explore the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus, and we’ll also take a field trip (weather permitting).
Lil’ Lionettes Dance Camp
Do you love to dance? Want to learn a Lionette dance team routine? This camp will offer it all! Learn the FUNdamentals of yoga/stretch, ballet, dance team/poms, hip hop, swing/partnering and much more. Each day will include technique drills, dance terminology, and choreography for many different styles of dance in an enthusiastic atmosphere. The camp will conclude with a performance for all parents to show off what you have accomplished.
Murder Mystery Week
Campers will enjoy various mystery activities — solve a murder mystery, watch a mystery film, explore campus through a scavenger hunt, and more mysterious activities!
Musical Theatre: Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr! NEW Production!
Spend one exciting week learning what it takes to put on a high-spirited musical production! Campers will have a show-stopping good time learning all aspects of a musical production — staging, prop and costume development, singing, acting, and dancing. This camp culminates in a full-blown performance for family and friends on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Stepping Into Color
Campers will be introduced to the rich world of color in painting. Students will learn about utilizing the color wheel and various color schemes and harmonies. How do artists use color to achieve certain effects? Students will learn lessons in color from artists of the past including Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mondrian, and Wilkes-Barre born Franz Kline. Students will select their top one or two favorite artworks to exhibit for friends and family at the end of the camp.
Supplying Pizza to the World
In this career exploration camp, students will research global markets to identify pizza products that would match the diverse tastes of these markets. They will learn what critical skills are needed to manufacture and deliver products to these global markets... and of course, we’ll eat some pizza along the way!
Teen Entrepreneurial Challenge
This camp includes five sessions with business mentoring and coaching led by Penn State entrepreneurship educators and local small business leaders and the chance to win prizes. Participants will learn to build a sustainable business model, work individually or in teams, gain presentation and communication skills, increase their self-confidence, and participate in an in-person “Shark Tank”-style pitch competition on the last day of camp. Prizes include $300 for first place, $150 for second place, and $50 for third place. Eligibility: Teens entering grades 10-12, and recent high school graduates.
Women in Sciences & Engineering (WISE)
This camp will give students experience with a variety of scientific disciplines. They will look at citizen science efforts, play digital games that are used for real-life research (RNA via ETERNA), grow crystals, isolate bacteria, and learn about different branches of engineering and science, specifically in regard to sustainability.
The students will use their creativity and experience in the class to solve problems and cooperatively form solutions. Each student will keep a daily journal to reflect on their experiences. For more information, please visit our WISE web page.