Virtual Camp College

Virtual Camp College is back for 2021!

PACAC’s Camp College went virtual in 2020, and is planning a revival of this popular program for 2021.

Virtual Camp College or VCC is happening on three different dates for this year: 
June 17, July 17, or August 17
Unlike previous years, we’re running all off sessions in one day. All dates of VCC will be the same programming, so just choose the date that works best for you. 

Registration is now open – Please click here! 

Who VCC Is For First-generation, low-income, underrepresented students who are interested in attending college after they graduate from high school.Students set to graduate from high school in the classes of 2022 or 2023.Parents or family members of students who are set to graduate in the classes of 2022 or 2023. 
The VCC Schedule (all on ZOOM)-
Thursday, June 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
Saturday, July 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
Tuesday, August 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
All dates of VCC will be the same programming, so just choose the date that works best for you. 
Session Offerings
VCC will feature sessions presented by secondary school-based counselors and college admissions professionals from around the Commonwealth. Topics will include:
-College Admissions Fundamentals
-Paying for College
-Doing Virtual College Research
-Writing A Great College Essay
-Finding Success In College
…And so many more!
There will also be two virtual college panels, featuring representatives from colleges across the Commonwealth.

Completion Certificates
These are available to any participant who attends all sessions in a single day. Certificates will be mailed by the end of August 2021 to all students who complete the program. Students can put their certification of attendance to this awesome program right on their college resume. If you have any questions, please email them to

Juniors- Time to Take Action Steps

Juniors are encouraged to continue thinking about their plans for after High School and now is the time to take action steps.  Setting up visits to schools, registering for the SAT and ACT, and obtaining letters of recommendation are a few things to work on.  
    Please take the time to watch the video and to reach out to your School Counselor if you have any questions.  Junior Information Video

Go to this site which includes a short video about how to interpret your SAT scores.  SAT Interpretation  from the College Board.

Reach out to your School Counselor to set up your Junior Meeting if you haven’t already done so:

Brandy Basile Last Names starting with A-De
Dana Wile Last Names starting with Df-Hh
Gail Ulmer Last Names starting with Hi-Mm
Marjean Long Last Names starting with Mn-Sc
Rhoda Snyder  Last Names starting with Sd-U
Melissa Ostrowski  Last Names starting with V-Z

The ACT at Penn Manor is Cancelled

Attention students who were registered to take the ACT at Penn Manor on Saturday, April 17th, this event has been cancelled due to the building being closed for deep cleaning. We apologize for the last minute change and any inconvenience this may cause.

Please log on to your ACT account for more direction on rescheduling your test. At this time, McCaskey High School is scheduled to offer the ACT on June 12th. Penn Manor will offer the ACT next school year in September 2021 and April 2022.

Please reach out to your school counselor if you have any questions.

HACC’s Free College Day

On April 21, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is hosting its first-ever online Free College Day to answer questions from future students and parents about HACC’s academic programs and services. Participants can sit in on virtual classes, watch demonstrations and attend presentations. 

To see the full list of sessions and register, please visit

Want a free t-shirt or to win $500 for fall tuition? #HACCyeah!

We have various sessions throughout the day from which you can choose! You could even win $500 towards your fall tuition! We will be selecting 25 winners live throughout the day! You can attend any or all sessions that interest you.

When you attend our Free College Day and complete the post-event survey, you will receive a free HACC t-shirt!

Note: An individual can only win one of the giveaways. If a name is selected more than once, another winner will be randomly selected.

Financial Aid 101- FREE Webinar

What can you do now to make college more affordable? Join us to better understand the financial decisions students need to make concerning higher education. We plan to discuss higher education costs, the types of financial aid available, and how to apply for financial aid.

PHEAA will be hosting a FREE webinar to help you with this process.

Wednesday, April 21 6:30-7:30pm

Tuesday, April 27 6:30-7:30pm

Download below for more information

Starbucks- Careers and College

Did you know that Starbucks offers free online tuition to both Part Time and Full Time employees (partners)?

Starbucks is “committed to the success of our partners (employees). Every benefits-eligible U.S. partner working part- or full-time receives 100% tuition coverage for a first-time bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program. Choose from over 100 diverse undergraduate degree programs, and have our support every step of the way.”

Find more information here. They are currently hiring in many Lancaster County locations!

There are many other companies that offer tuition assistance as well! Check out some of those places by visiting yescollege.

Construction Camp for Girls

ABC Keystone’s All ’bout Construction (ABC) Girls Camp

A Week-long Summer Camp Experience Introducing Girls to Careers in Construction

June 14-18, 2021 | 7:30 am – 4:00 pm each day

at ABC Keystone
135 Shellyland Road
Manheim, PA 17545

Construction – It’s Not Just for Boys!

Careers in Construction offer competitive salaries, unparalleled skills, potential for leadership growth, and a feeling of satisfaction. ABC Keystone encourages young women to learn more about these career opportunities during our inaugural All ’bout Construction Girls Camp open to girls ages 14-19 in Lancaster County* and scheduled for June 14-18, 2021.

The All ’bout Construction Girls Camp provides girls the opportunity to explore careers in construction through inspiration and mentoring from industry professionals. Campers will experience several construction trades as they build skills through multiple hands-on activities. Through other individual and group activities, the girls will also gain effectiveness in problem solving and managing team dynamics. Field trips with local contractors are scheduled throughout the week to ensure campers get to see construction in action. At the ABC Keystone training facility, attendees will utilize their newly-gained knowledge of select trades to build their very own take-home projects incorporating HVAC, plumbing and electrical trade skills.

*This camp is grant-funded through the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board, and therefore, in this inaugural year, only Lancaster county residents are eligible to attend. We look forward to opening the camp to other counties when it is next offered.

Email to learn more!

View the camp daily schedule here

Apply online! – Applications due April 30, 2021

Inspire Career Fair

Preparing your student for a career is an important part of his/her education here at Penn Manor.

This year, we are happy to announce that your student will be participating in JA Inspire, a virtual career fair for students. Junior Achievement’s mission is to prepare students for their own economic success.

Through JA Inspire Virtual, students will be learning about themselves through a career assessment and through a reflection of choices made during the career fair. They will have the opportunity to learn about many different careers, job opportunities, internships, and more, all in South Central PA. Our plan is to have your student complete JA Inspire in some classes or on their own. Please feel free to join your student as he/she goes through JA Inspire. Ask questions about career choices, share successes and tips, go into JA Inspire Virtual and visit local booths and watch webinars with them. They each can get a unique log-in from their counselor or teacher and can access the fair 24/7 from March 15th-June 13th. Join in on the fun!

Student Self-paced guidebook for JA Inspire Career Fair

Students will have more information on their grade-level google classroom this week