Continuing Education Celebrates Summer Through Youth Programs

From Lego Land® to a land of beauties and beasts, from sports to science and animals to art, Penn State Wilkes-Barre is offering 15 enrichment and four sports camps this summer, which are sure to appeal to every young mind. The camps are designed to engage young children and teens of all grade levels to become physically active and creative.

New camps this year include Art Camp with the Art Stars, Girls' Basketball, Jammin' In the Jungle, and Writing For The Creative Mind.

"When thinking about this year's summer youth program, we wanted to make sure we focused on bringing back many of the most popular camps from previous years," explains Director of Continuing Education, Jane Ashton. "Our instructors come back year after year to create wonderful camp experiences that children will cherish for years to come - their support affords us the opportunity to offer continued quality programing."

This year, camps will run from July 8-12 & 15-19 with a morning session from 9 a.m. - 12 noon and an afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education is currently offering a limited number of scholarships for students wishing to attend the campus' Summer Youth Programs. The scholarships, underwritten by Procter & Gamble's Live, Learn, and Thrive Program and the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society, help defray the costs of attending the camps at Penn State Wilkes-Barre this summer. The scholarships will cover the cost of the camp tuition and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for those who qualify.

Procter & Gamble's Live, Learn, and Thrive is a global initiative offering assistance in more than 60 countries worldwide with a goal of providing physical, social, and educational support for children and adolescents. Similarly, the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society's mission is to assist area youth for the purpose of improving the academic and cultural experience of the campus enrollment and the University as a whole.

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Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education, serving more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide.