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Celebrate Summer With Penn State Wilkes-Barre Youth Programs

3/11/2014 —

From Lego Land® to a foreign land of magic lamps, from sports to science and animals to art, Penn State Wilkes-Barre is offering 18 enrichment and two sports camps this summer that are sure to appeal to every young mind. The camps are designed to engage young children and teens of all grade levels to become physically active and creative. New camps this year include: App Attack! Make Your First Game App, Make Your First Video Game!, Clay Animation, Animal Adaptations, Animal Art/Art Through Children’s Literature, App Adventures! The Next Level, and Make Your First 3-D Video Game.

“When thinking about this year’s summer youth program, we wanted to make sure we focused on bringing back many of the most popular camps from previous years and adding many new camps focused on digital arts and creative sciences,” explains Director of Continuing Education, Jane Ashton. “Our instructors come back year after year to create wonderful camp experiences that children will cherish for years to come – their support affords us the opportunity to offer continued quality programming.”

This year, camps will run from June 23-26, June 30-July 3 (a shortened week due to July 4th holiday), and July 7-11; there is a daily morning session from 9:00 a.m. - noon and an afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education is currently offering a limited number of scholarships for students wishing to attend the campus’ Summer Youth Programs. The scholarships, underwritten by Procter & Gamble’s Live, Learn, and Thrive program and the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society, help defray the costs of attending the camps at Penn State Wilkes-Barre this summer. The scholarships will cover the cost of the camp tuition and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for those who qualify.Procter & Gamble’s Live, Learn, and Thrive is a global initiative offering assistance in more than 60 countries worldwide with a goal of providing physical, social, and educational support for children and adolescents. Similarly, the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society’s mission is to assist area youth for the purpose of improving the academic and cultural experience of the campus enrollment and the University as a whole.

For detailed information, please visit wb.psu.edu/ce/summercamps.

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