2017 Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences

Current juniors have an exciting summer experience they can attend! The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences is a month long intensive science experience that immerses students in classes and research. Students will be paired with a research mentor and partnered with their peers on an intensive research experience. Students will hone their content knowledge along with enhancing their critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and collaboration skills.

The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences is held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on July 2, 2017 through August 5, 2017. The application deadline has been extended to February 15, 2017.

Follow the link below for the application:

Pennsylvania Governor School’s student application

The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences website provides greater details about the experience for students, educators, and families

For more information call (412) 268-6669 or email pgss@cmu.edu.

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise

Are you a junior? Are you in business class? Are you considering some kind of career in business, entrepreneurship, marketing, or banking? If you answered yes, then the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise is for you.

This event will allow you to experience a college campus over your summer break AND if you attend, you will receive a scholarship to Penn Tech or Lycoming College. The final deadline to apply is April 7th. This is a significant experience to talk about in your college applications. Come into the school counseling office to pick up more paperwork on the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise.

Access additional information on Pennsylvania Free Enterprise at https://www.pfew.org/students.php

Wildlife Leadership Academy 2017

Are you interested in wildlife or fisheries and habitat conservation? 

The Wildlife Leadership Academy has opened its Youth Conservation Ambassador nomination process to the public and is currently seeking referrals of motivated students ages 14 to 17 to become Certified Conservation Ambassadors. Nominations are now being accepted online here. Letters will be sent to nominated students, with an invitation to apply to the 2016 program.

WLA-Logo-2012-color-final

Accepted nominees will become certified Conservation Ambassadors through attending one of five 5-day residential summer field schools which will focus on white-tailed deer, brook trout, ruffed grouse, black bear, and one species to be determined. Students in each field school will gain extensive knowledge about wildlife/fisheries and conservation, leadership experience, and communication skills. Applicants must be nominated by an adult that is not a relative (teacher, school counselor, employer, youth group leader, etc.). Let your Penn Manor School Counselor know if you want to be nominiated

Our Conservation Ambassadors receive:

  • Letters of Recommendation from the Executive Director for college applications;
  • Certification of community service work, and,
  • Certificates designating them as Conservation Ambassadors.

PLUS, Conservation Ambassadors are also eligible to:

  • Receive 3 College Credits from Cedar Crest College;
  • Apply to become a Youth Mentor and return to the program tuition free the following year;
  • Compete for college scholarships;
  • Attend college visit days at colleges and universities that have wildlife and conservation programs; and,
  • Join an Academy Alumni Network of 100+ wildlife, fisheries, and conservation professionals.

The Wildlife Leadership Academy is a cooperative initiative involving state agencies and conservation organizations whose mission is to connect people, nature and community.

For more information, contact Institute Director, Michele Kittell, at mkittell@piceweb.org (570) 245-8518 or Program Coordinator, Katie Cassidy atkcassidy@piceweb.org or (570) 939-5109.  You can also connect with the Academy online at www.PICEweb.org or visit their Facebook

The Growing Project-Summer Volunteers needed

The Growing Projects is a program of Hunger-Free Lancaster County (hungerfreelancaster.org) as a way to infuse more healthy produce into the charitable food network and give volunteers of all ages a chance to help. The Growing Project is dedicated to growing fresh vegetables to help feed hungry people in Lancaster County. This first year, 2 acres will be cultivated for sweet corn, squash, pumpkins, beans, and more.

Volunteers will be needed throughout the planting, growing, and harvest process to make this venture successful so there will be abundant opportunity for others to get involved. To get involved and for more information contact Mike Youse at the the Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central PA at 717-677-8211.

Volunteers are needed from May 21th and throughout the planting, growing, and harvest season. Volunteers must be over the age of 10 and are invited to bring garden tools.

Hunger-Free Lancaster County is chaired by former state Sen. Mike Brubaker and a partnership with business, faith-based nonprofit, and public sector organization working together to ensure sustainable access to three healthy meals a day for all Lancaster residents by 2018.

Summer Communications and Media Career Camp

Misercordia University is offering a summer Career Exploration Camp for high school students from June 26th-29th in the field of Communications and Media. During this four day and three night program students will do all of the tasks required to create a television magazine show and a newspaper–print and online. The price is reasonable–$90.  Camp fills quickly.  See the application here: MisericordiaSummerProgram

Summer Science Camp Volunteers needed

Do you enjoy working with children?  If so, the Lancaster Science Factory is looking for Camp Volunteers for this summer to assist with sessions with their STEM Summer Camps. This is a great opportunity for students to have fun while earning building their resume and gaining experience. Volunteers will be responsible for assisting campers with their projects, helping with attendance, assisting instructors with set-up, inventory, and clean-up and monitoring campers during class/break time. STEM camps start the week of June 13th and ends Aug 19. Each camp week will involve a different instructor, topic and group of campers.  Volunteers would ideally sign up for assisting for an entire week or more.

Camp Dates (Monday-Friday)

Morning Session (9am-12pm)

Afternoon Session (1pm-4pm)

Camp Title

Grades

Camp Title

Grades

June 13-17

Food Fight!

2-8

Good Vibrations

K-5

June 20-24

Mathemagician Academy

3-8

Who done it?

4-8

June 27-July 1

Flight 101

K-8

Wild Science

K-6

July 5-8

Girls Feature: Lotions and Potions

K-8

A Fresh Angle on Sports

3-8

July 11-15

You’ve got a Golden Ticket

2-8

High Steel Structures Presents:

Bridge Mania: Arcs and Arches

4-8

July 18-22

Master of Messy Mayhem

K-5

Excer-Science

K-5

July 25-29

Junk Drawer Robotics

2-8

The World of Motion

5-8

August 1-5

Catapulympics

4-8

Power of the Sun: Solar Cookers

2-8

August 8-12

Oooey Gooey Science

1-8

GIRLS ONLY: The World of Motion

3-8

August 15-19

The Weather Around Us

4-8

Glow in the D

Prospective volunteers will need to go  an interview process and participate in a group orientation prior to the start of the program.   

 Volunteers 18 and over must have an updated Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Clearance prior to the start of volunteering. Volunteers who have lived outside of PA in the past 10 years must also complete a FBI clearance.

Make The Most Of Your Summer–

Looking for Summer Career Interviews/Shadowing/Volunteer Opportunities?

All students at PMHS are required to complete a Career Oriented Graduation Project.  Summer is a great time to work on completing a Career Shadowing experience or conducting informational interviews.  Additionally, many students are planning for Career Internships and Service Learning placements for the 16-17 school year.  Let the Lancaster Chamber  help.  The Chamber hosts a website, www.lancasterchambercareerconnect.com, that provides a resource designed to connect students with area employers and employees.  Please take advantage of this great resource!

Camp Volunteer at Lancaster Science Factory

Do you enjoy working with children?  If so, the Lancaster Science Factory is looking for Camp Volunteers for this summer to assist with their summer camp STEM sessions. This is a great opportunity for students to have fun while earning building their resume and gaining experience. Volunteers will be responsible for assisting campers with their projects, helping with attendance, assisting instructors with set-up, inventory, and clean-up and monitoring campers during class/break time. STEM camps start the week of June 13th and ends Aug 19. Each camp week will involve a different instructor, topic and group of campers.  Ideally, volunteers should be able to assist at least the full week of a session if not more.stem

Please click here to download the application and e-mail to rcahill@tlsf.org

Prospective volunteers will need to go  an interview process and participate in a group orientation prior to the start of the program.   

 Volunteers 18 and over must have an updated Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Clearance prior to the start of volunteering. Volunteers who have lived outside of PA in the past 10 years must also complete a FBI clearance.

College Enrichment Experience

Attention rising Juniors and Seniors, this is your chance to explore the University and town of Indiana in a fun and supportive setting!  The Cook Honors College will be hosting be hosting their two week honors program this summer from July 10- 23 where students will be able to explore college indianacourses and learn more about higher education while making new friends in the process. Courses will be taught by experienced IUP faculty so that students can gain a better understanding of the workload that is expected of them in college. However, there is much more to student life than going to class and students will have the opportunity to visit the planetarium, the music hall, library, local pizza places, and coffee shops. Not only that, but students will have the chance to learn more about clubs and organizations on campus.! Even if IUP is not the right college for you, this honors program will help distinguish you as a student who pursued a college experience while still in high school!

Application deadline is May 15th

To download the application, please click here

To view the course listing, please click here

A week of your summer at Susquehanna University!

 

Consider spending a week of your summer at Susquehanna University, a residential liberal sumerworkshops arts and science college in central Pennsylvania where you will have the opportunity to live on their college campus while developing skills in college-level workshops!  Susquehanna offers a range of programs that allow you to gain hands on experience in areas such as..

STREAM ECOLOGY (July 10-16)
Students will study the living and non-living components of stream systems and how those elements interact with each other. They’ll work at local streams and search under rocks for crawdads and salamanders, and test stream waters for phosphate, nitrogen and dissolved oxygen, using the same equipment and methods that professionals do.  There will be daily field trips and students will have the opportunity to go boating, canoeing and kayaking! Click here to apply

BUSINESS (June 26-July 2)
Students live the life of an entrepreneur where they will work in teams with other students as they run a virtual business, come up with a new product or service, and produce an infomercial. The week includes meeting with entrepreneurs and study trips to Hersheypark. Click here to apply

The comprehensive fee for the SEI program will be $925 and this includes rooms, meals and all of the program’s materials.  Students who apply on or before April 1st will receive the discounted fee of $875.  

 

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week– Summer 2016 Applications Available

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers in-coming high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business. Many Penn Manor students have attended this low cost summer program.

Participants will make up an “imaginary” management team where they will learn first-hand about the Free Enterprise System. Their task – turn their failing company into a financial success! They will develop their own marketing strategies, design a website and in essence, make all of the decisions that are demanded of real life company executives. All work and no fun–NO WAY! PFEW provides students with a chance like no other – to experience what it is like to live on a college campus. Check out the link below for more information.

https://www.pfew.org/

 

 

Wildlife Leadership Academy

Are you interested in wildlife or fisheries and habitat conservation? 

The Wildlife Leadership Academy has opened its Youth Conservation Ambassador nomination process to the public and is currently seeking referrals of motivated students ages 14 to 17 to become Certified Conservation Ambassadors. Nominations are now being accepted online here. Letters will be sent to nominated students, with an invitation to apply to the 2016 program.

WLA-Logo-2012-color-final

Accepted nominees will become certified Conservation Ambassadors through attending one of five 5-day residential summer field schools which will focus on white-tailed deer, brook trout, ruffed grouse, black bear, and one species to be determined. Students in each field school will gain extensive knowledge about wildlife/fisheries and conservation, leadership experience, and communication skills. Applicants must be nominated by an adult that is not a relative (teacher, school counselor, advisor, employer, youth group leader, etc.).

Our Conservation Ambassadors receive:

  • Letters of Recommendation from the Executive Director for college applications;
  • Certification of community service work, and,
  • Certificates designating them as Conservation Ambassadors.

PLUS, Conservation Ambassadors are also eligible to:

  • Receive 3 College Credits from Cedar Crest College;
  • Apply to become a Youth Mentor and return to the program tuition free the following year;
  • Compete for college scholarships;
  • Attend college visit days at colleges and universities that have wildlife and conservation programs; and,
  • Join an Academy Alumni Network of 100+ wildlife, fisheries, and conservation professionals.

The Wildlife Leadership Academy is a cooperative initiative involving state agencies and conservation organizations whose mission is to connect people, nature and community.

For more information, contact Institute Director, Michele Kittell, at mkittell@piceweb.org (570) 245-8518 or Program Coordinator, Katie Cassidy atkcassidy@piceweb.org or (570) 939-5109.  You can also connect with the Academy online at www.PICEweb.org or visit their Facebook

Study Abroad -AFS

Web_edit__1Interested in studying abroad? With 40 countries to choose from, AFS offers over 120 programs where you can study abroad and volunteer while completing your course requirements. Studying abroad is an immersion experience that will allow you to become familiar to what was once a foreign community.  Stay with a host family, learn a new language twice as fast as you would in a classroom and learn how to communicate with locals. Studying abroad will allow you to gain a second family across the globe and make friendships that will last a lifetime.  AFS is hosting an informational session where you will be able to discuss with past participants about their experience!

When? 
Decemeber 14, 2015 @ 6:30-8:00 PM
Where? 
Lititz Public Library
651 Kissel Hill Road
Lititz, PA  17543
For more information: 
Deb Felak
dfelak@afsusa.org
(717) 808-6923

Summer opportunity with Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools

Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools is five week ungraded summer enrichment program where students experience the opportunity of living on the CMU campus in a college dorm.

1 ) The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences: allows students to further explore areas in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Governor’s School provides programs in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science with emphasis on collborative learning and team research. Click here for more information. Deadline: January 31, 2015

2) Health Careers Scholars Academy: allows students to better understand the dynamic world of health care. Will be able to experience hands-on campus experience for studies in medicine. Click here for more information. Deadline: Feburary 15, 2015

3) Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences:  Is free to students and provides an expansive overview of the diverse fields of agricultural science and natural resources. Click here for more information. Deadline: Feburary 19, 2015

4) Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology:  An enrichment experience in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics and emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory
experiences. Click here for more information. Deadline: TBA

 

Summer Discovery Program

Interested in a taste of the college experience?  Or maybe boosting your resume for future employers with an internship? How about traveling to Italy and immersing yourself into the culture of food.  Spend a proactive summer with Summer Discovery by studying abroad or taking classes on a college campus. Summer discovery offers numerous schools to choose from such as UCLA, Michigan State, Georgetown, UPenn, Emerson, CU Boulder and more! With over 300+ courses to choose from and numerous community service programs, this is the perfect opportunity to expand your horizons and further explore your interests and potential career.  Click here to learn more!

Study Abroad

Save up to $300 by applying for Fall Enrollment (offer ends November 17)