• About
  • Academics
  • Admissions
  • Student Life
  • Continuing Education
  • Alumni & Friends
  • Connect
  • Lackawanna College

    Youth Services

    Summer Camps


    Lackawanna College offers various structured, age-appropriate activities to the youth of Lackawanna and surrounding counties that help with both academic and personal enrichment. These camps include Mad Scientist, Lego Pre-Engineering, Sing Your Heart Out at Lackawanna, Cooking with Brenda, and many more!

    Summer youth camps engage learners ranging from age from 5 to 18 in a variety of fun, problem-solving, critical thinking, team-building, recreational, exploratory, and creativity tasks.

    Each summer, programming is available in Scranton and at other centers. Camps are typically one week in length and vary from two hours to full-day programs.

    2018 Camp Schedule

    June 25-29

    LEGO Pre-Engineering

    For ages 5-8  |  9-11:30 a.m.  |  $130 (includes LEGO kit)

    Learn the basics of how to build houses, buildings and even a town!  Build a vehicle, crash it and repair it!  Campers will explore the many possibilities of Legos building systems while learning useful construction techniques.

    LEGO Pre-Engineering

    For ages 9-12  |  Noon-2:30 p.m.  |  $130 (includes LEGO kit)

    Learn the basics of constructing with Legos, or work on more advanced projects in teams, as a group, or on your own!

    July 9-11

    Paws-a-tively Pets!

    For ages 5-14  |  9-11 a.m.  |  $50

    Campers will learn about cats, bunnies, dogs and other domestic animals.  Meet one of Scranton’s K-9 Officers.  Learn how to be a responsible pet owner, as well as what you can do to help their local animal shelter.  Ask about our camp discount!

    July 9-13

    Artful Antics

    For ages 8-12  |  9-11 a.m.  |  $120

    From trash to treasure! Use your imagination to repurpose multi-media into fun, creative art pieces. Create unique projects from materials not typically considered “art supplies”. Let your creativity run wild during this one of a kind art adventure!

    Mad Scientist

    For ages 8-12  |  Noon-2:30 p.m.  |  $100

    Let’s head to the laboratory and see what happens! Stimulating & educational experiments will shed new light on the exciting world of science!  We will “cook up” some safe experiments that can be done with household products.

    July 16-20


    For ages 7-12  |  9-11 a.m.  |  $90

    Featuring songs from favorite Disney movies, campers will embark on a musical adventure! Sing-A-Palooza is an interactive summer camp for kids who love Disney and love to sing!


    For ages 8-12  |  Noon-2:30.m.  |  $120

    From trash to treasure! Use your imagination to repurpose multi-media into fun, creative art pieces. Create unique projects from materials not typically considered “art supplies.” Let your creativity run wild during this one of a kind art adventure!

    July 23-27

    American Girl

    For ages 4-7  |  9-11 a.m.  |  $100

    Bring your favorite doll to camp!  We will create matching bracelets, photo frames, and jeweled crowns for your girl and her doll.  And to celebrate the week, there will be a relaxing spa day on Friday!

    Little Heroes

    For ages 4-7  |  9-11 a.m.  |  $90

    Ever thought of growing up to be a fireman, policeman, paramedic or even a soldier?  Each day, we will have a visit from a different “hero”, examining their career from a child’s point of view.  Friday is “Super hero” day, and will include fun activities with other super heroes as such as Batman, Spider-Man, and Captain America!

    July 30-August 3

    Namaste Kids Yoga

    For ages 8-12  |  9-11 a.m.  |  $90

    Children have fun while learning poses and experiencing the benefits of yoga.  Playful instruction includes poses that help improve balance, flexibility and strength, as well as breathing exercises that help calm anxiety and increase energy.  Namaste Kids is appropriate for all fitness levels!

    LEGO “Things that Go!”

    For ages 5-8  |  9-11:30 a.m.  |  $130 (includes LEGO kit)

    This camp is all about “Things that Go” vroom, whoosh and beep.  Campers will design Lego creations that move, fly, float, race and go.  They will invent their own simple machines, and then test, re-engineer, and re-test them.  A new challenge each day to help teach scientific concepts!

    LEGO Technic

    For ages 9-12  |  Noon-2:30 p.m.  |  $130 (includes LEGO kit)

    Campers will creatively build and modify different vehicles using Lego Technic bricks including concept cars, construction machines, and more, using unique Lego kits.  Concepts learned include basic principles of friction, engineering, aerodynamics, problem solving and mechanics.   Come see what you can build!



    Additional Sports Camps

    Postponed - Dates TBA

    Sports Enrichment Camp

    For ages 8-12  |  9 a.m.-4 p.m.  |  $120

    The Sports Enrichment Camp at Lackawanna College is more than just a summer sports camp; it is a total experience that combines fitness, fun, and learning! Out campers will participate in sports and educational enrichment in a positive learning environment with the following objectives:

    • Expand sports-skill opportunities to improve physical fitness and promote an active lifestyle
    • Help youth acquire good health practices
    • Provide a safe environment to play, learn, and grow

    For registration information, please contact Mike Rickert, Lackawanna College manager of fitness and programming, at (570) 955-1578 or rickertm@lackawanna.edu.

    Ongoing via appointment

    Junior Falcon Summer Strength, Speed, and Conditioning

    For ages 10 and up  |  By appointment  |  Call for Pricing

    Join Lackawanna College Manager of Fitness and Programming Mike Rickert for a summer camp sure to improve your game! Mike is a certified personal training, sports conditioning specialist and coach, and a speed and agility coach who holds several specialized certifications. Individual and group sessions are available. All proceeds benefit the Falcon Fitness Center and the Shane Rivenburgh Scholarship Fund.

    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 and other public programs.

    After School Programs

    Lackawanna College partners with a variety of community organizations to provide healthy, enriching programs to area youth in the form of after-school homework clubs, entrepreneur programs, SAT/ACT prep programs, career exploration modules, and more. These programs include leadership components and focus on building a child’s self-esteem, communication skills, team-building ability, individuality, and autonomy, all in a safe and nurturing environment.

    College Ready Workshops

    Lackawanna College provides workshops for students who would like a refresher course in Basic Math, Basic Reading, and Basic Writing prior to moving into a post-secondary degree or career training program. College Readiness skills that engage students in self-discovery, career exploration, time management skills, and financial literacy are also included.