2022 IU13 Summer Enrichment Camps Volunteer Opportunities! ✓ Are you studying education in college or considering a career in education? ✓ Do you enjoy helping kids learn and thrive in STEM classes or related activities? ✓ Do you need volunteer hours for school or to build your resume? IU13 offers challenge, learning, and fun through its summer programs for students. Each camp is set up as an enrichment opportunity that requires teamwork, flexibility, and social interaction on the part of campers. Challenging concepts are explored in fun, interactive ways. This summer, favorite camps are being offered again and new camps are being introduced!
This summer there are two outdoor enrichment camps that need volunteers: Survival in the Wilderness – 3-Day Camp o Tuesday-Thursday, June 28-30, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM o Campers: Grades 4-8 o Location: Lancaster County Central Park’s Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Road, Lancaster, PA Water Everywhere! – 3-Day Camp o Tuesday-Thursday, July 19-21, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM o Campers: Grades 2-5 o Location: Lancaster County Central Park’s Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Road, Lancaster, PA We are looking for responsible student volunteers, entering Grades 9-12 or college students, who are good role models and will engage with all campers in a positive way while embracing the guidance offered by camp instructors and IU13 staff. If you have any questions or want to apply to be a summer camp volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-606-1822. NOTE: As required by law, background clearances will be necessary, but costs are minimal for those volunteering. IU13 will be happy to verify your service hours for school or club requirements.
For more details on any of our 2022 camps…
Visit our website: www.iu13.org and search Summer Enrichment Camps.
Don’t miss the deadline to apply for interest free student loans. Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning offers interest free loans to students. The application deadline is APRIL 29! Go to the website for more information and the application https://lancdollars.org/
There is an exciting opportunity for Lancaster County high school students interested in aviation, engineering, mechanics and more. In partnership with EMU Aviation, Aero-Tech Services & Lancaster County STEM Alliance- we are thrilled to bring you A-TEAM (Aviation- technicians, engineers, aviators & mechanics)!
This three-day experience will take place on June 22nd, 23rd & 24th from 9 AM- 1:30 PM at the Lancaster Airport. Aviation camp is FREE, but spots are limited. Interested students entering grades 9 through 12 should submit 1-3 paragraphs on why they want to attend. They should apply via the link below. These three days of hands-on, immersive learning will even include a discovery flight! Transportation support may be available for students with need.
Cost: Free Lunch will be provided.
Applications due: May 16 Students will be notified: May 26
Covering the Gap – pieces of the puzzle to help pay the bill
4/12 6:30 pm and 4/19 Noon – Tuesdays
Understanding education balances can be confusing and whether you’re trying to address the costs or beginning to plan for higher education, this review is for you. Join PHEAA representatives Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray for a 1 hour webinar that will emphasize best practices (such as seeking grants and scholarships first), remind families about additional resources (such as payment plans), and review private/alternative loans as a last resort in the process of covering the Gap and keeping balances affordable. The discussion will also include the basics of credit, what factors impact a credit score, how can a credit score be improved and the effects on your borrowing capability
Borrowing for Education – which loan is right for me?
4/14 Noon and 4/21 6:30pm – Thursdays
I’ve done everything right so far: found the perfect school, made it through the admissions process, filed my FAFSA, filed my State Grant Form, applied for scholarships, researched higher education costs and calculated my funding gap. Now that I can see an education loan is a necessity, where do I go from here? What loan programs are available? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various types? Join financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for a 1 hour webinar to review the different borrowing options and examine the details associated with each option. Linda and Dan will answer your questions as you sort out the information and make decisions that are right for you and your family.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Educational Sessions at 4pm College Presentations at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Registration is now open for our Virtual College Fair! Sign-up to virtually connect with colleges and universities from around the country for free. During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too! Each program will start with a college knowledge session: April 19 – Ask a Counselor April 27 – Financial Aid
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian organization founded in 1987. Through MobilePack events, FMSC is able to partner with local community organizations to send healthy, safe meals to malnourished children around the world. Thanks to volunteers packing and covering the expense of the meals, each meal costs less than 25 cents to produce. Since 1987, FMSC has distributed more than 2 billion meals in nearly 70 countries.
The 7th Lancaster County FeedMy Starving Children MobilePack will take place Friday-Sunday, March 25-27, 2022, at Willow Street Mennonite Church, 399 E. Penn Grant Road, Willow Street, PA 17564. 1,250 volunteers will provide 300,000 meals to help alleviate world hunger! To date, our meals have gone to Somalia, Haiti, Belize, Dominican Republic, Malawi and Uganda. Working together over the last 6 years, more than 6,500 volunteers from our community have come together to send more than 1.3 million meals to those most in need around the world!
If you are age 5-205, WE NEED YOU!!!!!
How does it work? 1,250 volunteers work during 2 hour shifts to provide 300,000 meals in 3 days. The volunteers come from churches, businesses, friends, relatives, co-workers and anyone else who would like to participate. It is an awesome opportunity for families and friends to volunteer and spend time together for a great cause!
COVID 19 Precautions:Masks are not required but may be worn if desired. Hand-washing stations will be implemented this year. Increased disinfecting practices between shifts per COVID-19 protocols will be in place. All volunteers need to preregister online.
Can anyone do it? For safety and efficiency, required student-to-adult ratios are put in place:
K-2nd grade 1 student to 1 adult
3rd-6th grade 3 students to 1 adult
7th-9th grade 4 students to 1 adult
10th-12th grade 5 students to 1 adult
Sit down jobs are available as needed.
Does it cost to participate? Every individual who signs up for a packing shift is encouraged to make a personal goal of contributing a minimum of $52. At the price of less than 25 cents a meal, this covers the cost of 1 box of packed meals (216 meals) which is the average amount a single volunteer packs in a 2 hour period. Whether a person can contribute 25 cents or $250, we welcome you to participate in the MobilePack event.
Donations may be submitted on-line for our event at: fmsc.org
Next click on Volunteer and choose MobilePack Events to find our event.
Or mailed to:
Feed My Starving Children
ATTN: MobilePack #2203-001MI
401 93rd Avenue NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Make checks payable to FMSC. Write MobilePack #2203-001MI in the memo line.
Where do I sign up? On-line sign upis taking place now at the following link: fmsc.org
Next click on Volunteer and choose MobilePack Events to find our event. You will need to create an account to sign up for the event on-line.
Packing times will be as follows:
Friday, March 25, 2022 1:30-3:30 PM, 4:30-6:30 PM, 7:30-9:30 PM
Some shift times are more popular than others and fill quickly.
For the second year! Food Collection for the Lanc. Co. Council of Churches Food Hub: Unfortunately, food insecurity is a local challenge as a well as a global one for many. As a result, in addition to financial donations to cover the cost of the FMSC meals, we are inviting everyone to bring along a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Lanc. Co. Council of Churches Food Hub that is located in Lancaster city. Items requested include:
Peanut butter (1 lb. containers), Canned meats- salmon, chicken or tuna, Rice or brown rice (1 lb. bags), Canned potatoes, Whole grain pasta or Mac & Cheese (12 oz boxes) and Pouch meals (such as Hamburger Helper)
Anyone from Lancaster County may receive food from this location.
Questions? Please email Lora Mangus Wenger, Lanc. Co. FMSC MP Chairperson at email@example.com or call Willow Street Mennonite Church at 717-464-2422.
Still have questions, check out the following video!
If you or your students are thinking about playing a sport at the college level, look into the NCAA eligibility requirements now. This is great information for 8th grade families as they prepare for the future. Know your options and be prepared. There is a full video with information, here.
You can also visit the NCAA Eligibility Website here.
Summer Camps, Workshops, Military options and more are being added to the Summer Opportunities page! See below for the latest information and then continue to check the summer page for more options.
Learn to sail, fly a plane, conduct field operations, build robots, earn your SCUBA certification, train on a military base, cook on a military base, get a taste of SEAL training, or travel overseas with our international exchange programs.
The Naval Academy Summer STEM program encourages rising 9th – 11th grade students to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. For one week, campers create, build and explore in world-class lab facilities and experience real-life application and learning at one of the Top 5 “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs” in the country as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.
Messiah University is offering their annual Young Writer’s Workshop, Young Filmmaker’s Workshop and Psychology Camp for the summer of 2022. All three workshops will be held on June 19-24, 2022 in person on campus.
The Filmmakers‘ and Writers‘ Workshops enhance student’s creativity, help them understand the future demands of college life and, most importantly, improve their abilities as writers and filmmakers. The Psychology Camp encourages students to explore their own ideas about psychology and biopsychology. All of the options offer a fun experience on a college campus this summer. Both resident and commuter options are available. Cost is between $575 and $699 depending on the camp and housing selection.
Registration is now open. Click here for more information or to apply!
The Civil Engineering Construction Technology program will launch in the fall of 2022. We’re accepting applications now!
The civil engineering construction industry provides tremendous career advancement, including transformational financial growth.
The theory and hands-on field portions of this program will allow students to develop the skills to work in the construction of roadways, municipal and state infrastructure projects, underground utilities, horizontal site development, and construction of water and wastewater infrastructures.
If you like to work outside with innovative equipment, civil construction is right for you. There will also be opportunities to gain field experience during a summer internship.
Thaddeus Stevens also offer an Associate’s Degree in Water and Environmental Technology.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection requires that operators of drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities are certified. Certification is obtained through a combination of exams and operating systems. The completion of an approved associate degree program significantly reduces the number of years of operating experience required for certification. Students in the Water and Environmental Technology program gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful completion of Department of Environmental Protection examinations.
Interested in learning more about our Water and Environmental Technology program? Join us for a virtual info session on February 23 at 7pm!You’ll have the chance to meet faculty and members of our admissions team, take a virtual tour of the program lab, get answers to questions, find out about financial aid opportunities, and much more. Students who attend this virtual event will have their application fee waived. See you there!