Camp instructors honored

Two camp instructors from Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Summer Youth Program were recently honored by the Continuing Education department for their commitment to the University's summer program. Frank Sodoski, who is from Wilkes-Barre and Sally Sprankel from Dallas, were recognized for their thirty-plus years of outstanding service to the program.

Sodoski, who is employed by the Riverside School District, is an expert in the field of science and technology. With nearly sixteen years of camp experience, Sodoski has provided high-quality science and technology programs at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Meanwhile, Sprankel's resume is just as impressive. A teacher at Wyoming Seminary lower school, Sprankel brings her eighteen years of service, knowledge and passion of animal care to the summer program.

With over thirty different activities to choose from, the Summer Youth Program boasts an impressive twenty-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. Most of all, kids are having fun and making new friends," said Ellen Gregorio, continuing education representative at the Wilkes-Barre campus.

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