Penn State Wilkes-Barre celebrates summer through youth programs

Students Celebrate Summer at Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Students celebrate summer and science at Penn State Wilkes-Barre's 2015 Summer Youth Program. Popular favorites as well as a variety of new campus will be offered this summer.

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From Lego Land to ogre swamps, from sports to science and animals to art, Penn State Wilkes-Barre is offering 27 enrichment and four sports camps this summer, which are sure to appeal to every young mind. The camps are designed to engage children and teens of all grade levels to become physically active and creative.

New camps this year include: Earth & Space Camp, Elementary Olympics, Let’s Go to the Movies!, You’re an Author, Fiesta Espanola, Candy Science, Summer Fun Science, Minecraft Modders, Soccer (Co-Ed), and many more.

“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 and adding new camps focused on science, technology, and art,” 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 June 27 - July 1 and July 11 to July 15 with a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon, an afternoon session from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., and several full day camps. In celebration of 100 years of educational excellence, select camps are being offered at the discounted price of $100.

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 brings all the resources of a world-class, Big Ten, research-oriented university right into the northeast corner of Pennsylvania. The university provides superior customer service, recognizing that growth depends upon establishing and maintaining satisfied relationships. We serve individuals, companies and organizations in Luzerne, Wyoming, Bradford and Sullivan counties offering quality programming to support the workforce development needs of companies and the professional and personal development needs of individuals.