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    Youth Services

    Summer Camps

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    Lackawanna College offers various structured, age-appropriate activities to the youth of Lackawanna and surrounding counties that help with both academic and personal enrichment.

    Summer youth camps engage learners from ages five 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 our other centers. Camps are typically one week in length and vary from two hours to full-day programs.

    2019 Camp Schedule

    June 24-28

    Lego®  Pre-Engineering (ages 5-8)  

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

    Learn the basics of how to build houses, buildings & even a town!

    Build a vehicle, crash it and repair it! Campers will explore the many possibilities of Lego’s building systems while learning useful construction techniques.

    Limited seating available.

    Lego® Pre-Engineering (ages 9+)    

    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!  Campers will explore the many possibilities of Legos building systems while learning useful construction techniques. Campers will also learn the principles of friction.

    Limited seating available.

    July 15-19

    American Girl Doll Camp (ages 4-7)

    9-11 a.m.  |  $100 per child

    Bring your favorite doll to camp! Campers will create matching bracelets, photo frames and jeweled crowns as well as accessories for their dolls. Story time, dancing and singing will also be a part of our day. To celebrate the week there will be a relaxing spa day on Friday.

    Little Heroes (ages 4-7)

    9-11 a.m.  |  $100 per child

    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” and examine their career from a child’s point of view.

    Friday is “Super Hero Day” and, will include fun activities with other super heroes such as Batman, Spider Man and Captain America.

    Artful Antics (ages 8+)

    Noon-2:30 p.m.  |  $120 per child

    Using various nature-made resources, household supplies, as well as traditional art materials, your child will be urged to let his/her imagination run wild!  While participating in Artful Antics summer camp, the children will be encouraged and supported while using their artistic abilities.   Take-home projects will proudly represent your child’s creative efforts during this fun art adventure.

    July 29-August 2

    Lego® “Things that Go!” (ages 5-8)

    9-11:30 a.m.  |  $130

    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!     

    Limited seating available.

    Lego® Mindstorm EV3® Robotics (ages 8+)           

    Noon-2:30 p.m.  |  $135 per child

    Lego® Mindstorm EV3 programs will encourage campers to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in a fun way. Computer programming, engineering as well as creative and critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving will be offered in an exciting format. 

    Limited seating available.           

    2019 Sports Enrichment Camp Schedule

    June 24-28

    Sports Enrichment Camp (ages 7 – 12)

    9 a.m.- 3 p.m. | $100 if registered before May 10 or $120 after May 10

    Register: Contact Mike Rickert at  570-955-1578 or rickertm@lackawanna.edu

    Our Sports Enrichment Camp is much more than just a summer sports camp! It’s a total experience that combines fitness, fun and learning. During camp, youth participate in sports and educational enrichment.

    Campers have an opportunity to participate in a variety of sports including volleyball, flag football, soccer, baseball/softball and basketball.

    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 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.