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    Lackawanna College

    Continuing Education

    Youth Services

    Summer Camps

    lego_camp_5486_web 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 include 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 an 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.

    Scranton camps

    Call (570) 961-7813 for more information.

    June 22-26

    Cooking with Brenda I
    • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., ages 8-10. Cost: $150

    Beginners Only. You will 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. Each day you will be able to taste the treats you make!

    Princess Academy
    • Session I, Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m., ages 4-6. Cost: $100
    • Session II, Monday-Friday, noon-2 p.m., ages 4-6. Cost: $100

    It’s a fairy tale come true for all little girls ages 4-6 dreaming of being a princess one day.  Each day will focus on a different princess (Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Sophia, Anna, and Elsa) with daily lessons emphasizing kindness and manners through dress up play, stories, arts & crafts, and a tea party. Royal Princess make-overs will take place on our final day!

    June 29-July 2

    Falcons Basketball Camp
    • Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades 1-5. Cost: $90

    In the summer of 2014, Lackawanna College named Kevin Clark the next Head Men’s Basketball Coach of their program. A native of the Scranton area, Clark has had plenty of experience on the hardwood. A standout athlete at Dunmore High School, Clark went on to play basketball at St. John’s University in New York City, a member of the BIG EAST Conference, under the tutelage of Norm Roberts and Steve Lavin. Upon graduation, Clark began his coaching career at Pace University in New York under Jim Harter followed by a season under legendary and former Florida State University Head Coach Pat Kennedy. Utilizing the wisdom and knowledge of his teachings, Clark heads the Falcons in the very competitive NJCAA Region 19 Conference, where they continue to develop and progress both on and off the court. His sense of energy and enthusiasm for the game has propelled him into the career he always dreamed of.

    Campers will receive a variety of instruction from camp staff with experience in the game at the collegiate and high school level. This instruction includes fundamental development; skills and drills for each camper to take home; a t-shirt, certificate of completion and most importantly, fun!

    July 6-10

    Cooking with Brenda II
    • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., ages 10-14. Cost: $150

    Intermediate Level. If you have beginning level cooking skills or have completed Cooking with Brenda I, learn to make more advanced tasty treats and dishes in Cooking with Brenda II.

    July 13-17

    Cooking with Brenda III
    • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., ages 14+ and Cooking with Brenda II graduates Cost: $150

    Advanced Level. We invited all of our Cooking II graduates and 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!

    July 20-24

    Paws-a-tively Pets
    • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., ages 7+. Cost: $50

    Campers ages 7 and up will learn about cats, bunnies, and dogs, and meet South Abington’s own K-9 Officer. Topics included will be the importance of spaying and neutering your pet, how to be a responsible pet owner, handling emergency situations with your pet, and what kids can do to help their local animal shelter.  Join us for an action packed week filled with “fund” raising.

    July 27-30

    Falcons Basketball Camp
    • Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades 6-8. Cost: $90

    In the summer of 2014, Lackawanna College named Kevin Clark the next Head Men’s Basketball Coach of their program. A native of the Scranton area, Clark has had plenty of experience on the hardwood. A standout athlete at Dunmore High School, Clark went on to play basketball at St. John’s University in New York City, a member of the BIG EAST Conference, under the tutelage of Norm Roberts and Steve Lavin. Upon graduation, Clark began his coaching career at Pace University in New York under Jim Harter followed by a season under legendary and former Florida State University Head Coach Pat Kennedy. Utilizing the wisdom and knowledge of his teachings, Clark heads the Falcons in the very competitive NJCAA Region 19 Conference, where they continue to develop and progress both on and off the court. His sense of energy and enthusiasm for the game has propelled him into the career he always dreamed of.

    Campers will receive a variety of instruction from camp staff with experience in the game at the collegiate and high school level. This instruction includes fundamental development; skills and drills for each camper to take home; a t-shirt, certificate of completion and most importantly, fun!

    July 27-31

    Hey, I’m on the Radio
    • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., ages 8-12. Cost: $90

    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 radio.” You’ll learn about sound editing, using the program Audacity, and 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, WILK, and 102.3 the Mountain.

    Sing Your Heart Out at Lackawanna
    • Monday-Friday, noon-2 p.m., ages 8-12. Cost: $90

    Strengthen your voice and 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, and 102.3 the Mountain.

    LEGO Pre-Engineering
    • Session I, Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m., ages 5-12. Cost: $125, includes kit
    • Session II, Monday-Friday, noon-2 p.m., ages 5-12. Cost: $125, includes kit

    Lego Pre-Engineering Camp will show campers the basics of how kids can build houses, buildings, and even a town! Pyramids, bridges, and towers will also be made. Kids can build a vehicle, crash, and repair it! Campers will explore the many possibilities of Lego’s building systems while learning useful construction techniques.  Work individually, in teams, or as a group, learning that you have to start with a solid base in order to build more intricate designs. Students will also learn the basic principles of friction. Books on Legos will be available for use. Anyone who likes to build will love this camp! And remember, Legos are not just for boys!

    August 3-7

    CALM of NEPA
    • Session I, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m., ages 7-12. Cost: $90
    • Session II, Monday-Friday, noon-2:30 p.m., ages 13-17. Cost: $90

    An introduction to mindfulness for children and teens with Phil Sallavanti. This summer camp experience will use a simple but powerful technique called mindfulness. It will assist your children in learning how to focus, manage their emotion, handle stress, and resolve conflict. We will show your children how to use this technique through direct experience and practice. It will provide your children with tools to make wiser decisions by responding to a stressful situation instead of reacting.

    August 10-14

    LEGO Pre-Engineering
    • Session I, Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m., ages 5-12. Cost: $125, includes kit
    • Session II, Monday-Friday, noon-2 p.m., ages 5-12. Cost: $125, includes kit

    Lego Pre-Engineering Camp will show campers the basics of how kids can build houses, buildings, and even a town! Pyramids, bridges, and towers will also be made. Kids can build a vehicle, crash, and repair it! Campers will explore the many possibilities of Lego’s building systems while learning useful construction techniques. Work individually, in teams, or as a group, learning that you have to start with a solid base in order to build more intricate designs. Students will also learn the basic principles of friction. Books on Legos will be available for use. Anyone who likes to build will love this camp! And remember, Legos are not just for boys!    

    Lake Region Center camps

    Call (570) 226-4625 for information on how to enroll.

    June 22-26

    American Girl
    • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades 1-4. Cost: $75

    Sign up with your friends and bring your doll for a week of girly fun. Girls will be painting nails and getting all dolled up with matching tutus and bracelets for you and your doll. No messy activities will be done while dolls are close by.

    Beading camp
    • Monday-Friday, noon-3 p.m., Grades 1-4. Cost: $75
    Dinosaur Days
    • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades 1-4. Cost: $75

    Learn more about some of the dinosaurs that ruled and roamed the earth millions of years ago. Create prehistoric art projects, build a replica of a dinosaur, and spark your imagination through dinosaur stories, songs, games and many other Dino-mite activities.

    Magic School Bus
    • Monday-Friday, noon-3 p.m., Grades 1-4. Cost: $75

    Board the bus and join Ms. Frizzle’s class while they venture out to explore and end up having wacky, science-filled adventures! Experiments, projects, and videos are used to explore the Magic School Bus books and bring them to life.

    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.

    TLC Program

    The Continuing Education department offers opportunities for students who may need remediation in order to be prepared for the transition to college-level work. The Transition to Lackawanna College Program (TLC) is a mandatory 10-week program offered during the Fall semester. The program includes instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, college survival skills, and and introduction to computer applications. TLC is one component of the College’s commitment to academic success rooted in strong foundations in reading, writing, and math.