Project SAIL – save the date


Finding Your Way: Navigation and Exploration!

June 25-28, 2012

  • For students entering grades 6-8
  • Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Tuition:  $120
  • Locations:  The Conference and Training Center at IU 13 and Lancaster Environmental Center

Feeling lost or directionally challenged?  Project SAIL (Seminars for Advanced and Innovative Learning) through Lancaster- Lebanon IU13 is offering a camp that will enable students, entering grades 6-8, to spend time outside becoming familiar with a variety of directional tools.  Partnering with the Lancaster Environmental Center, this IU 13 Project SAIL camp will put students’ navigation skills to the “test” in real life situations.  Participants will gain confidence in their ability to find their way in the wilderness while exploring Lancaster woodlands.  Campers will get the opportunity to:

  • Participate in live videoconferences to understand the use of satellites, GPS technology and navigational problem solving,
  • Learn to use a compass and topographical maps to navigate through the woods,
  • Explore latitude and longitude in an interactive way,
  • Work as a team to complete a scavenger hunt using GPS units,
  • Learn survival skills such as building a shelter, finding water, building a fire, and identifying edible plants and insects.

Through these activities, campers will learn important things about the environment in which they live while enjoying outdoor experiences, team-building, problem solving, and exercise.   Camp is aligned with PA Academic Standards.


Inspiring the next generation of innovators! 

July 9 -13, 2012

  • For students entering grades 2-6
  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Tuition: $240
  • Location: Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13, Burle Business Park

Participants will become investigators, engineers, and scientists while creating inventions to solve exciting challenges.  Experiment with STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering, and math) in four fun hands-on modules each day, presented by local teachers.

  • Work in teams to design a magnet-powered city!
  • Travel on a time machine to create futuristic inventions!
  • Take apart broken appliances and use the parts to build a multi-step balloon-bursting machine!
  • Stimulate your mind and your body while inventing fun new outdoor games!

To register:  800-968-4332 or

Save $25!  Register by March 29th for only $215!

Extra discounts for Camp Invention alumni through 2/9/12

Presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Enrichment Extension for Gifted Students


Ephrata Area School District

K-12 Gifted Parent Night


Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted Students

When:             Wednesday, October 19, 6 pm.

Where:           Ephrata Area Middle School Media Center

957 Hammon Ave. Ephrata PA 17522

Format:          Presenter: Linda Deal


Enrichment Extension for Gifted Students


Description:  Go beyond the school day with activities that will blend school content with community, family and fun opportunities.  A series of different strategies and ideas that will appeal to students of different ages and interests will trigger a list of possible enrichment to use for one minute or half a day.


Please feel free to bring your students and other children.


Please RSVP to Lori Hatt 717-721-1150 Ext 0 or email at  by October 17, 2011


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact:

Susan Summers-Steffy  (721-1150)

Coordinator of Student Services

Ephrata Area School District.

Millersville Summer Science Training Program

There is a link on the Summer Enrichment Page, but here it is again….

Millersville Summer Science Training Program

The Millersville University School of Science and Mathematics is pleased to sponsor the 25th Annual Summer Science Training Program (SSTP). The program is for academically-talented students who will enter 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in Fall 2011 and features intensive student-teacher interaction, advanced-level learning, as well as research and problem-solving experiences. The program’s courses cover a wide range of academic disciplines in mathematics and science, providing students with learning opportunities not normally available at the pre-college level.

With an emphasis on cooperative learning and intense personal involvement, the courses are stimulating, challenging, and enjoyable. The participants use the fully-equipped labs and classroom facilities in the university’s new Science and Technology Complex. The Summer Science Training Program is one of four programs designed to stimulate interest in science and mathematics among academically-talented, pre-college students. The other three programs are The Glenna Hazeltine Women in Mathematics and Science Conference, the Math Contest, and The Millersville University Science Lectureship and Competition. The Glenna Hazeltine Women in Mathematics & Science Conference and the Math Contest are held annually each Spring. The Millersville University Science Lectureship and Competition is an annual Fall event that brings many elementary and secondary school students to the university to expose them to science and career opportunities. The university encourages participation by young women, minorities, and other under-represented groups.

Millersville Technology Camp

From Millerville’s website: Technology Camp

General Information

Throughout the summer months, the Department of Industry & Technology at Millersville University of Pennsylvania offers a variety of technology camps for children and teens from grades 3-12. The camps offer participants the opportunity to receive exciting hands-on experience with fascinating technology, while stimulating creative minds-on learning.

Technology Camps are normally half-day, 15 hour per week sessions. At this time, no overnight accommodations are possible on the campus of Millersville University. However, Lancaster County can be a great place for the family to vacation at while their children attend our camps.

Parents can register their child for morning or afternoon camps depending on their families summer schedule. Every camp is packed chock-full with learning, interaction, and hands-on activities. Activities can range from making model planes to flying real ones; making model bridges to building life size bridges. Every summer new and exciting camps are being added to our schedule.