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    Lackawanna College

    Continuing Education

    Youth Services

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    Summer Camps

    Lackawanna College offers the youth of Lackawanna County various structured, age-appropriate activities that help with both academic and personal enrichment. The College’s Youth Programs include, but are not limited to, After School Homework Clubs at the College’s main campus and various elementary schools in the Scranton School District, GED programs, and the College’s TLC program, (Transitioning to Lackawanna College).

    A large component of all of the youth programs offered includes leadership components such as building on a child’s self-confidence, membership, belonging, self-esteem, individuality, autonomy and a sense of safety. The College also hopes to offer a SAT prep program for high school students ages 14-18. Lackawanna College also offers a wide variety of camps each summer for children of all ages with various interests. These camps include Princess Academy, Lego Pre-Engineering, Sing Your Heart Out at Lackawanna, and Cooking with Brenda.

    2017 Camp Schedule

    View the dropdown menus below for a full description of each camp. Ask about our multi-camp discount! Registration forms and additional handouts can be found in the right sidebar!

    June 19-23
    Project Management Camp
    • Free to eligible participants. Contact the Continuing Education Department for eligibility requirements for the TANF-sponsored camp
    • Students in ninth-12th grade
    • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

    This lively and highly interactive camp includes the creation of an organization & a visit to the “Shark Tank”. Stipends for participants!

    First Responder Camp
    • Free to eligible participants. Contact the Continuing Education Department for eligibility requirements for the TANF-sponsored camp
    • Ages 8-12: 9-11 a.m., Mon.-Fri.
    • Ages 13-17: 1-2 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

    Attend classes at our Police Academy and learn about safety, anti-bullying & the exciting careers like Police, Fire, & EMS! Stipends for participants!

    Sports Enrichment Camp
    • $125 per session ($110 if registered by April 15)
      • Don’t forget to ask about before- and after-care rates
    • Ages 8-12
    • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    More than just a summer camp, it’s a total experience that combines fitness, fun, and learning.  Includes volleyball, flag football, soccer, baseball, softball, and basketball.  Campers will also receive educational programming to enhance academic and social responsibility.

    Contact Lackawanna College Manager of Fitness and Programming Mike Rickert at (570) 955-1578 for more information.

    June 26-30
    Cupcake Wars Camp
    • $165
    • Ages 7-9: 9-11:30 a.m.
    • Ages 10 and up: Noon-2:30 p.m.

    Students will learn the art of cupcake and design. They will learn to create flavors, making fillings and create different icings and frostings, and decorations. Each class will have a Cupcake War Bake Off at the end of the week creating a variety of themed cupcakes. Two local non-profits will receive the deliciously created cupcakes.

    LEGO Pre-Engineering Camp
    • $125, includes kit
    • Ages 5-8: 9-11:30 a.m.
    • Ages 9 and up: Noon-2:30 p.m.

    This camp provides campers with the basics on how to kids can build houses, buildings, and even a town! Activities in groups and individually.

    Sports Enrichment Camp
    • $$110 if registered by April 15
      • Don’t forget to ask about before- and after-care rates
    • Ages 8-12
    • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    More than just a summer camp, it’s a total experience that combines fitness, fun, and learning.  Includes volleyball, flag football, soccer, baseball, softball, and basketball.  Campers will also receive educational programming to enhance academic and social responsibility.

    Contact Lackawanna College Manager of Fitness and Programming Mike Rickert at (570) 955-1578 for more information.

    July 5-7
    Fotogra-Fun Camp
    • $100
    • Ages 8-12
    • Wed.-Fri., noon-2:30 p.m.
    • Participants must bring their own camera.

    This camp, taught by Kay Lacoe, is designed to teach the basics of photography including handling a camera, digital editing, and having the “photographer eye.” Campers should bring their own camera for some fun, new photo ideas.

    Paws-a-tively Pets Camp
    • $50 ($5 off registration with the donation of an item for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter)
    • Ages 6 and up
    • Wed.-Fri., 9-11:30 a.m.

    Campers will learn about dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and all types of animals.  They will also spend a morning with an official K-9 Officer and learn about all around animal care.  All proceeds will benefit the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter and Scranton Police K-9 Unit.

    July 10-14
    Cooking with Brenda I
    • $200
    • Ages 6-8
    • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Baking & cooking with fresh fruits and vegetables, melting chocolate, pizzas as well as culinary techniques. Luncheon at the end of the week!

    Namaste Kids Yoga Camp
    • $90
    • Ages 7-10
    • Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m.

    Children have fun while learning yoga poses. Playful instruction includes poses that help improve balance, flexibility, strength, and breathing exercises that help produce a calm body and mind. Healthy snacks included.

    July 17-21
    Cooking with Brenda II
    • $200
    • Ages 9-12.
    • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Get ready for more advanced culinary technique training including tasty treats & savory dishes. Luncheon at the end of the week!

    Mad Scientist Camp
    • $100
    • Ages 8-12, Mon.-Fri., 9-11:30 a.m.
    • Ages 13 and up, Mon.-Fri., 1-3:30 p.m.

    Let’s head to the laboratory and see what happens! Stimulating & educational experiments will shed new light on the exciting world of science!

    American Girl Spa Week
    • $100
    • Ages 4-7.
    • Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m.

    Bring your favorite doll to camp! Students will create tutus, bracelets and photo frames. On Friday, enjoy a relaxing spa day!

    Little Heroes Camp
    • $90
    • Ages 4-7
    • Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m.

    Let your inner Super Hero out as we explore leadership challenges & supporting our friends!

    July 24-28
    Hey, I’m on the Radio!
    • $90
    • Ages 8-12
    • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

    Learn how to be a Disc Jockey on the Radio! You will record your own radio show and present it. Class includes a field trip to the radio station.

    Sing your Heart Out at Lackawanna
    • $90
    • Ages 8-12
    • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Strengthen your voice, explore the music world! Once the proper voice techniques are mastered, you’ll present your talents on Friday!

    Cooking with Brenda III
    • $200
    • Ages 13 and up
    • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    All of Chef Brenda’s past students are invited to attend this “advanced” cooking class.  Students will use advanced cooking techniques while at the same time elevating their cooking skills.

    July 31-Aug.4
    American Girl Spa Week
    • $100
    • Ages 4-7
    • Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m.

    Bring your favorite doll to camp! Students will create tutus, bracelets, and photo frames. On Friday, enjoy a relaxing spa day!

    Advanced Cooking with Brenda!
    • $200
    • Ages 13 and up
    • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    All of Chef Brenda’s past students are invited to attend this “advanced” cooking class.  Students will use advanced cooking techniques while at the same time elevate their cooking skills.

    Little Heroes Camp
    • $90
    • Ages 4-7
    • Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m.

    Let your inner Super Hero out as we explore leadership challenges & supporting our friends!

    Aug. 7-11
    LEGO Tree House Adventure Camp
    • $125, includes kit
    • Ages 5 and up
    • Mon.-Fri., 9-11:30 a.m.

    Help build an amazing treehouse with lots of features and functions.  This Lego Creator model can be rebuilt into a clubhouse, a tree fort, or anything you can imagine. Come enjoy playing in a treehouse while learning about Legos.

    LEGO Technic “Things That Go”
    • $130, includes kit
    • Ages 8 and up
    • Mon.-Fri., noon-2:30 p.m.

    Campers will creatively build and modify different vehicles using Lego Technic Bricks including everyday vehicle, concept cars, construction machines, and more.

    Aug. 14-18
    You’re an Author!
    • $90
    • Ages 10 and up
    • Mon.-Fri., 9-11:30 a.m.

    Do you love telling stories? This camp will help you put them together and become the author that lives inside you! Introduction to various genres and conventions of writing. On Friday, parents are invited to presentations.

    Cupcake Wars Camp
    • $165
    • Ages 7-9: 9-11:30 a.m.
    • Ages 10 and up: Noon-2:30 p.m.

    Students will learn the art of cupcake and design. They will learn to create flavors, making fillings and create different icings and frostings, and decorations. Each class will have a Cupcake War Bake Off at the end of the week creating a variety of themed cupcakes. Two local non-profits will receive the deliciously created cupcakes.

    Environmental Education Center Camps

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    Enjoy a week of fun and adventure exploring the natural habitats of the 211-acre Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center in Covington Township.

    Click here to learn more about the Center’s exciting summer programs.