Summer Opportunities

Check out the awesome summer opportunities listed below (for Summer 2018). More opportunities will be shared as they come, so be sure to check often! Please note the deadlines for several of the listed applications.

  • Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) – Sophomores and juniors are invited to attend this week-long program that provides a hands-on experience for students to learn about our free enterprise system. Students will stay on a college campus (either Penn College or Lycoming College) with other students from across the state while gaining business knowledge, exploring career fields, and meeting world class speakers. Students who attend automatically qualify for a scholarship at either Penn College ($8,000) or Lycoming College ($20,000)! Students will have the option of designating their preferred campus and one of the five available week options when completing their application. Early Bird Deadline to Apply: March 2, 2018
  • Susquehanna University’s Exploring Legal Careers – Open to students entering grades 10-12, students will get a firsthand impression of what a legal career involves. They will meet professionals who will share their experience and advice. Interactive role-playing with other students will help you determine what you’re drawn to and what matches your interests. June 24-30, 2018. Early Bird Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2018
  • Susquehanna University’s Publishing and Editing Institute – Open to students entering grades 10-12, students will learn what it takes to produce and market a book in this hands-on, team-centered experience that features workshops, strategy sessions and guest speakers who are industry professionals. Takes place from June 24-30, 2018. Early Bird Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2018
  • Susquehanna University’s Summer Writers Workshop – Sophomores and juniors can apply for this week-long experience. It offers writers the opportunity to work in intensive, small-group workshops led by nationally recognized authors. Available workshops are fiction, memoir, poetry and screenwriting. The 2018 Summer Writers Workshop takes place July 22—28, 2018. Early Bird Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2018
  • Wall Street Susquehanna – If you have a passion for business and investing, or may be considering a career on Wall Street, this summer institute is for you! During this weeklong, residential experience, you will get a first-class introduction to business and investing. Susquehanna University is among the top 5% of business programs worldwide—and one of a handful of residential liberal arts colleges—to have earned AACSB accreditation, a marker of excellence. Other AACSB schools include Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. This means that you will learn from the best! Open to students entering grades 10-12. June 24-30, 2018. Early Bird Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2018
  • Elizabethtown College Summer Music Camp – This camp invites students in grades 7-12 to spend a week immersed in performance and music learning under the direction of a knowledgeable and experienced faculty. Features voice, piano, chamber ensembles, band, orchestra, and chorus. Students may elect to
    participate in extracurricular ensembles such as jazz band and show choir. The Music Camp at Elizabethtown College will take place from July 15—21, 2018. Deadline to Apply: June 20, 2018

Penn College Camps:
Important to note: In recognition of your participation/completion of a camp at Penn College, students who eventually enroll at Penn College to continue their education will receive an annual scholarship. An annual scholarship for $500 will be awarded for completion of a 2-day camp; $1,000 for a 3-day or more camp. All awards are renewable for up to four years for a bachelor-degree student and two years for an associate-degree student. Students who attend multiple camps can earn additional scholarships; however, you cannot earn multiple scholarships for attending the same camp year after year. Students can earn a maximum of $2,000 in scholarships attending Penn College Summer Camps. Registration Deadlines: May 11, 2018

  • Architecture Odyssey Camp – Open to students in grades 9-12, students will experience the richness of architectural past, present, and future. They will learn about the built environment and develop an appreciation for and the skills necessary to produce a sustainable future. Activities include design studio, workshops, seminars, field trips to building sites, and visits with local architects. June 17-21, 2018
  • Automotive Restoration Camp – Open to grades 10-12, campers will learn what it takes to return vintage cars and trucks to their former glory, while they immerse themselves in the world of automotive restoration. Workshops include sheet metal forming, upholstery, pin striping, and paint simulation! Campers will get to keep what they create in the metal forming and upholstery workshops. June 17-20, 2018.
  • Aviation Camp – Open to grades 10-12, campers will experience hands-on applications of composite and sheet metal materials used in fabrication of many aircraft structures. Campers will learn about many repairs made by professional aviation mechanics by learning how to perform bending, forming, and riveting sheet metal. Preoperational inspection and safe operation of a gas turbine engine on the College’s Boeing 727 requirements are taught. Safe operation of drone aircraft is demonstrated. A tour of an operational maintenance facility and air traffic control tower is included. June 17-19, 2018.
  • Design & Grow Horticulture Camp – Do you love the great outdoors? Are you interested in a career that involves nature, design, and creativity? Campers will explore the world of this “green” career that combines art and science. Campers will attend workshops at the College’s Earth Science Center to learn about greenhouse techniques, plant identification & production, floral design, entomology, and more. Open to students entering grades 11 & 12 from June 17-20, 2018.
  • Designing a Digital Future Camp – Open to grades 10-12, students will explore a variety of information technology fields including gaming, web design, networking, cybersecurity, and mobile applications. Campers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Penn College labs and classrooms and participate in hands-on workshops with current Penn College students and faculty. Workshops will guide campers to develop their own personal game, learn about hacking, and develop web apps/interactive media. June 17-19, 2018.
  • Engineering Camp – Open to students in grades 10-12, students will learn the various ways engineers, and engineering, affect daily life. Campers will have the opportunity to explore engineering concepts and careers such as robotics and electronics, plastics and polymer engineering, 3D printing, machining, welding, and more. All hands-on workshops take place in Penn College’s state-of-the-art labs and classrooms. June 21-22, 2018.
  • Future Restaurateurs Camp – Open to grades 9-12, students will join chefs from Penn College’s hospitality department for an introduction to baking & pastry arts, culinary arts, and hospitality management. Campers will experience field trips and hands-on workshops centered on developing kitchen skills, culinary/baking skills, menu planning, an etiquette workshop, and more! June 17-21, 2018.
  • Graphic Design Studio Camp – Open to grades 10-12, this is an intensive three-day workshop that guides participants through the graphic design process from ideation and concept development to production. High school students interested in a career in graphic design will have an opportunity to work with faculty and students in the development of real-world visual design solutions. Workshops will take place in cutting-edge labs and studios and utilize industry standard hardware and software. The workshop culminates in a camper exhibition for parents and families of the work produced over the three days. June 17-20, 2018.
  • Health Careers Camp – This camp invites students in grades 9-12 where they will be introduced to a variety of health careers including dental hygiene, medical imaging, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, paramedic technology, physical therapy assistant, exercise science, physician assistant, and surgical technology.
    June 17-19, 2018.
  • SMART Girls Camp – Open to females entering grades 8-11, camp participants will spend the week building and fine-tuning their own robots. Throughout the week, the robots will compete to complete a variety of activities, while their developers hone their leadership skills using Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens as their guide. At the end of the week, both the robots and their developers will present an EXPO showcasing their skills. June 17-22, 2018.