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.
This summer, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education is offering 29 academic and personal enrichment and six athletic camps, including six brand new camps: Field Hockey, Fitness Fun in the Sun, Magical Migrating Butterflies, Trash to Treasure, Weather Wizards, and a two-week Musical Theatre camp. Camps run during the weeks of July 11-15, 18-22, and 25-29.
The camps are designed to engage elementary and middle-school aged children in creative, scientific, imaginative, and physical fitness activities.
"The children love to learn about art, nature, science, and fitness in interactive, engaging environments that are fun. Our instructors come back year after year to create wonderful camp experiences that children will cherish for years to come," said Georgia Egan, Summer Youth Program Coordinator at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. "Additionally, our high-quality sports camps provide children with the fundamental skills necessary to excel in their sport."
"The best benefit of all, though, is that the kids are having fun and making new friends," Egan said.Some of the other featured camps this summer include: Mad Scientist, Gadgets and Gizmos, Princesses and Fairies, Puppets and Plays, Bionic Kids, Experiments in Flight, and Chess for Champions.
For more information about the Summer Youth Programs at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, and how to receive a scholarship for the camps, please contact Georgia Egan at 570-675-9219 or [email protected] or visit www.wb.psu.edu/ce/youth.