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Youth Programs

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.

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Bridget Duggan
Continuing Education Youth / Special Programs Coordinator
(570) 961-7883

FIRST® LEGO® League Camp: Space Challenge 2022

August 1-12, 2022

What is the FIRST® LEGO® League Camp: Space Challenge 2022?

Friendly competition is at the heart of Challenge, as teams of students engage in research, problem solving, coding, engineering, building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game.

FIRST® LEGO® League Camp: Space Challenge will educate students on accessible ways for students to experience the types of skills needed for STEM-related career paths.  The program will also include a field trip to a local manufacturer to provide students with real-world experience from one of many local employers with STEM related employment opportunities.

Where and when is the FIRST® LEGO® League Camp held?

The program will be held at Lackawanna College’s Angeli Hall at 501 Vine St., Scranton. Students will attend the camp weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Sessions will start Monday, August 1 and end Friday, August 12.

How much does the FIRST® LEGO® League Camp cost?

This program is FREE to all participants. There are a limited number of openings for students (grades 6 through 9) in this two-week summer camp.

How do I register my child for the FIRST® LEGO® League Camp?

Interested students must request and submit the required application of eligibility to Bridget Duggan, Youth & Special Program Manager at Lackawanna College, 570-961-7883 or dugganb@lackawanna.edu.

This is a Transitional Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) project presented in coordination with the Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board.

2022 Camp Schedule

Lego® Pre-Engineering | June 27-30

Learn the basics of how to build houses, buildings and even a town!  We will be making pyramids, bridges, and towers.  Build a vehicle, crash it and repair it!  Campers will explore the many possibilities of Legos 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 detailed 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!  Remember, Legos are not just for boys!

Mon-Thurs:
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (ages 5-8)
12 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (ages 9-12)

Cost: $135
*kit included

American Girl | June 27-30

American Girl Camp is back! Bring your favorite doll to camp and create bracelets, photo frames and all sorts of fun crafts during this eventful week of camp. Story time and dance offs are part of our day, and our week ends with a relaxing spa day! Space is limited so register today.

Mon-Thurs:
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (ages 5-8)

Cost: $100

3D Printing | July 18-22

Students will work in Lackawanna College’s Venture Lab to design and print product prototypes using 3D printers and free platforms like Thingiverse and TinkerCAD!

Participants will learn about product development and testing, 3D scanning, state-of-the-art tools, and related technologies in our Fabrication Center.

Older students can also receive support in business planning, including learning about prototype grants and protecting their innovations.

Space is limited so register today!

Mon-Fri:
9 a.m.-11 a.m. (grades 7-12)

Cost: $95

2022 Sports Enrichment Camp Schedule

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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.

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