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 CampCollege@pacac.org

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 stephanie@abckeystone.org to learn more!

View the camp daily schedule here

Apply online! – Applications due April 30, 2021


Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunity

2021 IU13 Summer Enrichment Camps
Volunteer Opportunities!

Survival in the Wilderness –
Teamwork, problem solving, outdoor fun!

o August 3-5, 2021 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
o Campers: Grades 5-8
o Location: Lancaster County Central Park’s Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Road, Lancaster, PA
o Volunteer applicants for this camp must be entering Grades 9-12 or college students

We are looking for responsible student volunteers who would be good role models and engage with all campers in a positive way while embracing the guidance offered by camp instructors and IU13 staff. If you would like to apply to be a volunteer, please click
here. If you have any questions or concerns, please email enrichment@iu13.org or call 717-606-1822.
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 2021 camps… Visit our website: www.iu13.org and search
Summer Enrichment Camps.

Questions?
 Visit IU13 Summer Enrichment Camps, email enrichment@iu13.org, or
call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822

Summer Construction Pre-Apprenticeship

ABC Keystone will be offering PA Connection, our Construction Pre-Apprenticeship, over the summer. This program is recognized and registered with the Commonwealth.

The course takes place three days a week over four weeks and is a good fit for: 1) students exploring construction as a career choice; or 2) students who have an interest in the industry and want advanced training before entering a registered apprenticeship. Completion of the course provides credit toward any one of the ABC Keystone programs, along with OSHA 10-Hour Construction credentials and completion certification. The program is recommended for students ages 16 and older, due to use of hand and power tools.

This is a tuition-based program that costs $2,250 per student for all training, materials, textbooks, and personal protective equipment. Financial assistance with tuition may be available. Please let me know if you’d like information on a tuition subsidy. Transportation is the responsibility of the student.

Click here for more information and to apply! Schedule is shown below.

  • PA Connection, Summer 2021
  • 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day
  • ABC Keystone Training Facility, Manheim
2021 Summer Schedule Pre-Apprenticeship ABC Keystone

Camp for Health Care Career Exploration

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Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is partnering with the Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 to offer a “Health Care Career Exploration Camp” for rising 9th to 12th graders. The virtual camp will be held on Tuesday July 20th, 2021 and Wednesday July 21st, 2021 from 9 am to 12:15 pm for $175 per student. In addition to a live stream dissection, a health care kit, and a health care speaker, students will also be given a free application code to apply for PA College dual enrollment. Click here to learn more and click here to apply.

Students Entering Grades 9 through 12 in Fall 2021
Dates: Tuesday-Wednesday, July 20-21, 2021
Online Instruction: 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Tuition: $175.00 per student
Presented by: Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
(pacollege.edu), Lancaster, PA

Registration Deadline: May 24, 2021 Click here to register.

Download flyer for more information.

Paid Work Experience

Are you a 16-24 year old Lancaster County Resident looking for a paid internship making a minimum of $10.35 an hour? Are you interested in a specific career path but are having a hard time getting your foot in the door to gain experience in the field? Are you looking to build your resume and interviewing skills?

We have the perfect opportunity for you! Through a partnership with the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board, PA CareerLink® Lancaster County is offering Paid Work Experiences for ambitious young adults interested in exploring different career paths.

With numerous job openings, we are sure to have a position that will be a great fit for you!

Intake and Orientations happen every week.

Please email paidworkexperience@jobs4lancaster.com to schedule a Zoom meeting session and for more information.

Please be prepared with the following documentation to apply:
• Social Security Card
• Birth Certificate
• Driver’s License with Lancaster County Address, OR School ID
• Last 30 days of paystubs (if currently working)
• Work Permit (if under the age of 18)

LVC Health and Biomedical Science Summer Program

There is a valuable academic opportunity for students: the Lebanon Valley College Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program, which will be held online from July 26-28, 2021.   

The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program will be held via Zoom from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. ET each day and costs $175.  We are happy to welcome rising High School freshmen-seniors.   

The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Our online Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer program will include live lectures from LVC faculty, visiting guest speakers, online laboratory exercises and other interactive activities.  While we cannot duplicate the in-person experience of our traditional summer camp, our faculty are committed to providing students with an engaging and valuable experience! 

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology and neuroscience.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Program will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.   

For more information, or if you or your students have questions about the camp, you can visit the Health and Biomedical Sciences website (http://www.lvc.edu/academics/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/) or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at lappas@lvc.edu

High School AI Program by Stanford PhD Students

INSPIRIT AI

Live Online AI Program by Stanford PhD Students this Winter and Spring


AI Scholars Live Online is a 10-session (25 hours) pre-college enrichment program that exposes high school students (Grades 9-12) to fundamental AI concepts and guides them to build a socially impactful project. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford University, students receive a personalized, interdisciplinary learning experience with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1. Students with prior programming experience are placed in an advanced cohort. We offer multiple dates and times for our Winter Break and Spring Semester programs. Students may apply here by October 31st and learn more in the brochure or on our website
AI Scholars Live Online guides students to build a socially impactful AI project in a domain of their interest such as healthcare, robotics, finance, and sustainability to showcase the skills they learned. This past summer and fall, over 900 students completed projects including tracing the origins of COVID-19 and predicting algorithmic bias in legal decision-making. Students attend live online classes in small groups with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1.

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp July 2020-

Students: Consider planning for your future career in health care— consider attending the upcoming camp at Lebanon Valley.

When: Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp

When: July 26-31, 2020.
Where: Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa.

Program Description 

Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry, and medical ethics. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health and will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling, and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp will provide a fun, challenging, and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.  

Camp Goals 

The goal for this camp is not only to provide students with a window into the scientific basis of human health, but also to offer them a glimpse of college life through an engaging and challenging academic experience.

Campers will live in a college residence hall, participate in lectures and laboratories in the state-of-the-art Neidig-Garber Science Center, and eat their meals in the newly renovated Mund Dining Hall. Additionally, campers will be mentored by resident advisors who are current LVC science majors. Resident advisors are selected based on their expertise in the sciences, as well as their maturity and experience mentoring younger students.

Camp Details


Cost: $1,000 (this all-inclusive camp fee covers room and board, laboratory supplies, lecture supplies, evening activities, guest speakers, etc.)
Who: Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Questions, feel free to visit : https://www.lvc.edu/life-at-lvc/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/ or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at lappas@lvc.edu. for more information.

STEM Summer Camp Volunteers Wanted at the Lancaster Science Factory!

Are you interested in science and education? Are you looking for the opportunity to get involved with an activity over the summer? If so, check out the available volunteer opportunities through the Lancaster Science Factory’s summer camps. The camps are geared towards students in kindergarten through 8th grade, and volunteers are needed in the classrooms to assist the instructors. Volunteering is a great way to obtain volunteer hours and work with younger children, especially for those interested in teaching/education! Camp sessions will include “Junk Drawer Engineering,” “Whatever the Weather,” “Mathemagician Academy,” and so many more! If you are interested, please click here to fill out an application.

Summer Program Opportunity through the Wildlife Leadership Academy!

Are you interested in becoming a wildlife biologist, fisheries manager, wildlife conservation officer, wildlife veterinarian, botanist, outdoor writer, or habitat manager? Would you want to work for organizations such as the Department of Environmental Protection, PA Game Commission, PA Fish and Boat Commission, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Quality Deer Management Association, Trout Unlimited, or Ruffed Grouse Society? If so, consider attending a 5-day residential summer field school program through the Wildlife Leadership Academy! Scholarships are available to help pay for the program, and you should email your school counselor if you are interested.

Reading Hospital’s Discover Nursing Summer Program 2019

Are you interested in healthcare careers and are looking for a summer activity? Be sure to check out the Reading Hospital School of Health Science’s Discover Nursing Summer Program, which will take place June 25-28, 2019. This program is designed to give prospective nursing students the opportunity to observe and work alongside nurses in areas such as maternity, pediatrics, or medical-surgical within Reading Hospital. To be considered, students must be entering their junior or senior school year as of the 2019/2020 school year, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. To apply, students must turn in an application and parental permission slip, two letters of recommendation from non-related adults, and an official transcript that includes academic accomplishments, current grades, and attendance. Stop down in the counseling office to pick up the application/permission slip and an informational brochure. March 29, 2019 is the deadline to apply. Completed materials should be mailed to: Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, Attention: Melanie Anderson, PO Box 16052, Reading, PA  19612. For more information, visit: https://reading.towerhealth.org/academics/health-sciences/programs/nursing/discover-program/

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week: Coming this summer to Lycoming and PA College of Technology

Are you a current 10th or 11th grade student looking for a summer activity to introduce you to the world of business? Are you interested in the opportunity to practice running your own business? Check out PFEW for an opportunity to explore career options, gain exposure to college life, network and make connections, and more that will take place during July & August 2019 at Lycoming College and PA College of Technology. Stop down in the counseling office to pick up an application, or visit https://www.pfew.org/

Lock Haven University Summer Opportunities

Below is a short list of opportunities at Lock Haven University that would be beneficial for rising juniors and seniors:

  • General Visitation (Available beginning on 6/4 and ending on 8/10 – refer to website for further detail.)
  • Criminal Justice Showcase (Offered on 6/26 – includes a simulated class, workshop, and alumni Q&A panel.)
  • Health Science Showcase (Offered 7/6, 7/9, 7/11, 7/16, 7/20, 7/27 – includes and in-depth overview of the major and tour of the Willis Health Professions Building.)
  • Natural Science Showcase (Offered 7/12, 7/25 – appropriate for Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, and Secondary Education Science majors. Includes overview of all science disciplines and in-depth tour of our state-of-the-art Science Center.)
  • Business/Accounting Showcase (Offered 7/18 – includes a simulated class, hands-on marketing activity, and alumni Q&A panel.)

To schedule a visit or for more information about these opportunities, please visit http://www.lockhaven.edu/visit/

Shelton Leadership Challenge

Hampden-Sydney College wants to help young men become better leaders. That is why they are offering a Leadership challenge to those who are interested. During this leadership challenge, you will take on leadership positions and participate in team-building activities (like ropes courses and focused discussions). You will tackle a service project with other campers and further develop your leadership potential.

The SLC is a selective program for male students who have a 3.0 or higher G.P.A. (un-weighted). The program will take place from June 24 through June 29, 2018, on the Hampden-Sydney College campus near Farmville, VA. Cost to attend the program is $650 for the week; this cost covers room, board and all activities.

For more information about the Shelton Leadership Challenge: