Summer Camps Offer Learning and Recreational Experiences
Penn State Lehigh Valley is offering a variety of recreational and educational summer programs for school-age children in July and August. Parents can enroll their children in week-long and two week-long summer camp experiences that offer everything from writing nonfiction and poetry to fun-filled days of soccer, Frisbee, arts and crafts, and so much more.
Recreational Camps are offered for children, ages 5 – 12, where they will participate in a variety of recreational activities including soccer, baseball, tennis, basketball, Frisbee, running, arts and craft time, story time, health and wellness, games, activities, songs, and more. Campers in the Recreational Camps will be split into appropriate age groups with more age-specific activities.
Recreational Camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Penn State Lehigh Valley in Fogelsville. Recreational Camps will be held: July 7 – 11; July 14 – 18; July 21 – 25; July 28 – August 1; August 4 – 8; and August 11 – 15. Each camp costs $125/week. For an additional $15/week, participants can enroll in the camp After Care Option from 3 – 5:30 p.m. each day.
The Lehigh Valley Writing Project at Penn State Lehigh Valley is offering half-day Youth Writing Camps July 21 to August 1 at the Penn State Lehigh Valley Corporate Learning Center in Bethlehem and August 4 through August 15 at Penn State Lehigh Valley in Fogelsville. Camps are offered in the morning (9 a.m. – 12 noon) or the afternoon (1 – 4 p.m.) and each two week camp costs $175.
Youth Writing Camp experiences offered are:
— Read, write, and learn about your favorite authors. Students create their own book. Camp is for students entering grades 2–3.
— Campers create literary masterpieces as they journey as far as their imagination take them. Participants must be entering grades 2–3.
— Campers imagination will explore fictional fun. This camp is for students entering grades 4–6.
— Campers explore a wide range of writing styles – mystery, fantasy, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Students must be entering grades 7–.9
— Participants learn to write in a variety of forms, including memoir, personal, and expository. Extra attention is given to developing writing skills for college application essays and SATs. Students must be entering grades 10–12.
— Campers explore an array of collaborative script-writing activities where they can entertain and "be" entertained by fellow creative authors. This camp is for students entering grades 2–6.
— Campers discuss the latest trends and write their own newspaper reviews. There will be collaboration among grade levels for newspaper production with age-appropriate break-out activities. This is for students entering grades 2–9.
— Students will use a variety of technologies to publish stories that include images and sound. They’ll incorporate digital pictures and video, and spend time shooting still and video pictures to create their final piece. Students must be entering grades 7–12.
For more information about Recreational Camps call 610-285-5216. For more information about the Youth Writing Camps call 610-285-5231. Or visit the Web site at www.lv.psu.edu/clc.
The Youth Writing Camps are led by practicing classroom teachers and certified National Writing Project Fellows. The Lehigh Valley Writing Project at Penn State Lehigh Valley is a National Writing Project program dedicated to developing literacy and communication skills, and offers a variety of professional development programs including teacher in-service workshops, Penn State graduate credit courses, continuing education seminars, and the Summer Institute.