Summer Opportunities

Check out the awesome summer opportunities listed below (for Summer 2019). More opportunities will be shared as they come, so be sure to check often! Please note the deadlines for several of the listed applications.

  • Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive – Sophomores and juniors are invited to attend this four week-long program at Lehigh University. Students learn about entrepreneurship, globalization, team building, project management, leadership and working within a culturally diverse environment. The highlight of the program is the team project, where participants work in small groups to apply what they’ve learned and help a local business solve a problem. In past years, students have worked with companies such as C.F. Martin & Co., Bracalente Manufacturing, Dutch Springs/NorthStar Adventures, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Allentown Economic Development Corp., and more. Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
  • Pennsylvania School for Excellence in Agricultural Sciences – This is a four-week residential program held primarily at PSU – University Park campus for academically talented and gifted high school rising seniors (current class of 2020) throughout Pennsylvania. Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
  • University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy Sophomores and juniors are invited to attend this program at the University of Pittsburgh. This educational mixture shapes a unique, academically rigorous, hands-on campus experience for students attending the Health Career Scholars Academy (UPHCSA) each summer. The Academy is often a springboard for future studies in medicine. Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
  • Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week – Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply to this week-long, one-of-a-kind summer program that offers a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run a business. Participants will make up an “imaginary” management team where they will learn first-hand about the Free Enterprise System. They will develop their own marketing strategies, design a website and in essence, make all of the decisions that are demanded of real life company executives. PFEW provides students with a chance like no other – to experience what it is like to live on a college campus before the “real” thing, as it is hosted at your choice of either Pennsylvania College of Technology or Lycoming College. Students can also earn up to $20,000 worth of scholarships if they choose to attend either campus at the collegiate level. Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2019

Penn College Camps
(Please note: listed below are options from Summer 2018. Updated camps/dates for Summer 2019 TBA):
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.