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    Lackawanna College

    Continuing Education

    Youth Services


    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.

    2016 Camp Schedule

    View the dropdown 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 27-30

    Hey, I’m on the Radio

    • $90^
    • Ages 8 and up
    • Mon.-Thurs., 9-11 a.m.

    If you love listening to the radio and wonder what it takes to be a good disc jockey, this is the camp for you. Is it really just as easy as pushing a few buttons and playing tunes? In this class, you‘ll find out what’s involved with being “on the air”. You’ll learn about sound editing, using the program Audacity, where you can actually SEE what you SAY. You’ll record your own radio show and we’ll play all the shows at an end of the week radio party. Come learn the tricks of the radio trade! Taught by Cathy Donnelly of Froggy 101 and WILK.

    ^ Purchase admission to “Hey, I’m on the Radio” and receive a 50% discount on admission to “Sing Your Heart out at Lackawanna”

    Sing Your Heart out at Lackawanna

    • $90^
    • Ages 8 and up
    • Mon.-Thurs., noon-2 p.m.

    Strengthen your voice, explore the music world. Learn where your voice actually comes from, and how to sound like a pop star! Tone, breath control, pitch – we’ll learn it all, even how to tweak the words so you don’t go flat. Once we learn all these techniques, we’ll prepare for an end-of-the-week singing performance. Don’t worry, no nasty judges to deal with, just a good time as you learn to sing your heart out. Taught by Cathy Donnelly of Froggy 101& WILK.

    ^ Purchase admission to “Sing Your Heart out at Lackawanna” and receive a 50% discount on admission to “Hey, I’m on the Radio”

    July 6-8

    Paws-a-tively Pets

    • $45* ($5 off registration with a donation of an item on the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter wish list)
    • Ages 7 and up
    • 9-11:30 a.m.

    Campers will learn about dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and types of animals. They will also spend a morning with an
    Cost: $45 official K-9 officer. Topics to be discussed will be the importance of spaying and neutering animals, how to be a responsible pet owner, handling emergency situations with a pet, and what kids can do to help their local animal shelter. A fun & actioned packed 3-day adventure. All proceeds will benefit the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter & Scranton Police K9 Unit!

    July 11-15

    Namaste Kids Yoga Camp

    • $90
    • Ages 5-9
    • 9-11 a.m.

    Led by children’s yoga instructor Kelley Watkins of Balance Yoga & Wellness, this camp offers children a fun, creative, and educational experience through the practice of yoga. Children will benefit from the relaxing breathing and postures of yoga, as well as the tools yoga provides to improve their coordination, focus, confidence and overall well-being in a non-competitive and nurturing atmosphere. A daily yoga practice will be enriched with a theme to include music, crafts, games, books and mindful relaxation. Children should bring a yoga mat and a water bottle; comfy clothing is ideal!

    July 18-21

    Cooking with Brenda I

    • $200 (includes treats to take home and end-of-camp luncheon)
    • Ages 6-9
    • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Have fun baking and cooking with fresh fruits and vegetables, melting chocolate, making individual pizzas, and learning safety and sanitation in the kitchen. We will use bake and non-bake methods so you can do things by yourself. You will learn how to measure, mix and read recipes. At the end of the week, you will get to a bring a guest to taste the treats you make!

    July 25-29

    Cooking with Brenda II

    • $200 (includes treats to take home and end-of-camp luncheon)
    • Ages 10-12. Campers who have previously completed Cooking with Brenda I may also be eligible
    • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    If you have beginning level cooking skills or have completed “Cooking with Brenda I”, learn to make more advanced tasty treats and dishes in this “Cooking with Brenda II” camp!

    August 1-5

    Cooking with Brenda III

    • $200 (includes treats to take home and end-of-camp luncheon)
    • Ages 13 and up. Campers who have previously completed Cooking with Brenda II may also be eligible
    • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    We invite all of our Cooking with Brenda II graduates & other teenagers with cooking skills to participate in this advanced cooking camp.  All meals and desserts will be made from scratch.  Pure deliciousness from start to finish!

    August 8-12

    LEGO Camp: “Things That Go”

    • $125 (includes LEGO kit for campers to take home at the end of the week)
    • Session 1: 9-11 a.m. (Ages 5-8)
    • Session 2: Noon-2 p.m. (Ages 9 and up)

    Campers will creatively build and modify different vehicles including everyday vehicle, concept cars, construction machines and more using unique Lego kits.  Concepts learned include basic principles of friction.

    Environmental Education Center Camps


    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.