Youth program celebrates 25 years

Ever wish you had the chance to sing like your favorite pop idol or challenge your soccer skills with top-notch coaches and players? Starting June 22 through July 24, children who are in elementary, middle school, and high school can have fun in a variety of academic enrichment and sports camps at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

With over 30 different activities to choose from ? 16 camps which are new this year, the Summer Youth Program boasts an impressive 25-year history of providing affordable and exciting summer camps for kids in northeastern Pennsylvania. The camps are designed to engage young children and teens of all grade levels to become physically active and creative. "It's a great way to experience art, nature, and science. Plus, if you're looking for high-quality sports camps, our expert Penn State coaching staff will guide your child through the fundamentals of basketball, volleyball, soccer, and golf. Most of all, kids are having fun and making new friends," said Ellen Gregorio, continuing education representative at the Wilkes-Barre campus.

According to Gregorio, "Our Summer Youth Program has highly-trained instructors, who have significant amounts of experience in their field. Each staff member has to be approved by Penn State through the University College."

For registration information contact the Continuing Education department at (570) 675-9219 or visit them at