Riverfront Sports Summer Day Camp & Fun

Riverfront Sports Summer Day Camp is one month away from welcoming back their campers! At Riverfront Sports, they are committed to delivering AFFORDABLE, FLEXIBLE, and FUN childcare for your children! They offer day and week packages for parent flexibility and provide on a fun, active and creative environment for your children!

Misericordia University Offers Summer Camps for Students

Misericordia University offers a variety of camps during the summer for students of all ages. From Career Exploration Camps for high school students to Sports Camps and a Performing Arts Camp for any age group, there is something for everyone!

To explore all that our summer camps have to offer, please visit:  https://www.misericordia.edu/campus-community/university-camps utm_source=google&utm_medium=pmax&utm_campaign=pacesetter_expressway_pmax&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwuJ2xBhA3EiwAMVjkVGmjP4i7Z3d3kbBlssdefXihoSC2OZqSLJLqaspqhbs8eQ5NhXcJ9RoCkeUQAvD_BwE

UNC’s Project Hope Summer Day Camp Return for 2024

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) Project Hope at Camp Kelly is excited to provide a traditional summer day camp once again for children living in Scranton. Campers are provided transportation to and from the camp located in the beautiful countryside of Tunkhannock, PA and experience arts and crafts, sports, and a variety of other fun and educational activities. They will be served breakfast, lunch, and a nutritious snack before returning home the duration of camp from July 1to July 26.  

Registration for UNC’s Project Hope is required, and opens on May 1, 2024, online at www.uncnepa.org/projecthope.

Penn State Scranton to Offer Summer Cub Camps

Penn State Scranton has a wide variety of fun-filled summer camps for youth and teens to attend during the summer months. Youth campers explore interests while engaging in projects, crafts and events that provide subtle education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Summer Camp Schedule 2023

Nittany Cub Summer Camps serve the youth of Northeast PA. 

Summer camp registration is now open. Check back often for additional announcements. 

  • Week 1 – July 10 – July 14, 2023
  • Week 2 – July 17 – July 21, 2023
  • Week 3 – July 24 – July 28, 2023
  • Week 4 – July 31 – August 4, 2023
7/10/237/14/239 am to
4 pm
M-FSustainability Environmental Camp (for youth ages 13-16 residing in Lackawanna County)Michele Swarts
7/10/237/14/239 am to 12 pmM-FWizards & Cauldrons – Section 1
(ages 8-13)
Julie Tischler
7/10/237/14/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FWizards & Cauldrons – Section 2
(ages 8-13)  – Sect. 2
Julie Tischler
7/10/237/14/239 am to 12 pmM-FCool Science Camp
(ages 6-8)
Julie Cardillo
7/10/237/14/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FForensic Scientist Camp
(ages 9-13)
Liz Durdan
7/10/237/14/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FCreative Lego Engineering – Section 1
(ages 6-9) 
Doug Mallas
7/17/237/21/239 am to 12 pmM-FRocketry Camp
(ages 9-12)
Doug Mallas
7/17/237/21/239 am to 12 pmM-FPop Art Camp
(ages 8-12)
Julie Tischler
7/17/237/21/239 am to 12 pmM-FLego Mindstorm Robotics
(ages 10-15)
Tom Czachor
7/17/237/21/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FK’NEX Bridge Building (ages 9-12)Doug Mallas
7/17/237/21/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FEngineering Camp (11-14)Michelle Swarts
7/17/237/21/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FWizards  Academy
(ages 12-15) 
Julie Tischler
7/17/237/21/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FJr. Robotics Camp (ages 7-9) Liz Durdan
7/24/237/28/239 am to 12 pmM-FBusiness Start-Up Academy
(ages 12-16)
Kevin Feifer
7/24/237/28/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FCarnival Games (ages 9-13)Liz Durdan
7/24/237/28/239 am to 12 pmM-FFossil Frenzy Camp
(ages 6-8)
Liz Durdan
7/31/238/4/239 am to 12 pmM-FThe Biosphere Environmental Camp – Section 1 (for youth ages 10-12 residing in Lackawanna County)Michele Swarts
7/31/238/4/239 am to 12 pmM-FOur Ecosystem Environmental Camp – Section 1 (for youth ages 6-9 residing in Lackawanna County)Julie Cardillo
7/31/238/4/239 am to 12 pmM-FNursing Academy: Summer Camp (ages 8-12) Explore Health Care CareersJustina Malinak
7/31/238/4/239 am to 12 pmM-FScience of Superheroes
(ages 8-12)
Doug Mallas
7/31/238/4/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FThe Biosphere Environmental Camp – Section 2 (for youth ages 10-12 residing in Lackawanna County)Michele Swarts
7/31/238/4/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FOur Ecosystem Environmental Camp – Section 2 (for youth ages 6-9 residing in Lackawanna County)Julie Cardillo
7/31/238/4/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FCreative Lego Engineering – Section 2
(ages 6-9) – Sect 2
Doug Mallas
  • Dates, fees, instructors and camp descriptions are subject to change.
  • Please ask for discount codes for Employee, Alumni, Family, & Children of PSU Scranton Students.

YMCA 2023 Summer Day Camp

The Greater Scranton YMCA’s 2023 Summer Day Camp Program kicks-off on June 12th! Early bird registration closes on March 24, 2023. To register for Summer Day Camp, visit the Y’s facility in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. To learn more about the program, check out the 2023 Summer Day Camp Handbook!

It is the goal of our YMCA to provide a healthy, safe and secure environment for all day camp participants. The YMCA teaches us core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Children who attend the program are expected to follow the behavior guidelines and to interact appropriately in a group setting.

The goal of the Greater Scranton YMCA programs is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Our summer camp program reflects these values and is designed to help our campers grow mentally, physically and spiritually within a fun camp environment. Our trained camp staff leads campers in challenging activities that help your child grow and learn.

The goals and principles of the Summer Camp Program are firmly based on the specific objectives from which our programs operate. We work on developing these principles within each child and in how they interact and develop relationships with others. The principles of Summer Camp are:

  • The achievement of personal growth in spirit, mind and body
  • The formation and practice of socially constructive habits and attitudes
  • The development of an appreciation of nature and a love of the outdoor environment
  • The strengthening of family relationships through parent/guardian participation
  • To continue educational development through our Summer Learning Program

Character Development: At the Greater Scranton YMCA, character development and values are part of who we are. The Y is committed to embracing and demonstrating character through our four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our goal is to challenge the children and staff to believe in and act on these positive values.

Caring: To love others; to be sensitive to the well-being of others, to help others.

Honesty: To tell the truth; to act in such a way that you are worthy of trust; to have integrity; making sure your choices match your values.

Respect: To treat others as you would have them treat you; to value the worth of every person, including yourself

Responsibility: To do what is right; what you ought to do; to be accountable for your behaviors and obligations.

The Greater Scranton YMCA is proud to incorporate QUEST into its Summer Day Camp Curriculum.  As staying mentally engaged during the three-month summer educational gap is crucial to the continued academic development of students, QUEST was created to help close the achievement gap. The innovative curriculum offers participants unique academic opportunities while engaging in increased social engagement. This combination provides the opportunity for students to meet, and sometimes exceed, grade level expectations come the beginning of their next school year. QUEST is generously supported by businesses contributing to the EITC Program.

Marywood University Announces 2023 Summer Camps

Even though winter days are here, Marywood University is looking forward to summertime with its 2023 Summer @ the Wood camps program. Pick your passion from 10+ camps, featuring sports activities, creative pursuits, and scientific interests.

The 2023 schedule presently includes academic camps on architecture, art of comic books/graphic novels, biotechnology, environmental stewardship, and music, as well as athletic camps for boys/girls basketball, esports, girls lacrosse, softball, swimming, and girls volleyball.

For more details, including camp dates, registration information and deadlines, camp descriptions, and associated fees, visit marywood.edu/community/camps/.

Some camps are currently open for registration, while others will open after the first of the year. Several feature early bird registration rates. It is possible that other camps may be added to these initial offerings. If so, information will be listed on the camps website at: marywood.edu/community/camps/.

Marywood University Summer Academic and Athletic Camps

As part of its Summer @ the Wood events, Marywood University will host academic and athletic camps/clinics throughout June, July, and August. Registration deadlines are typically one week prior to the start date of the camp, unless otherwise specified. For more details, including registration information, full camp descriptions, and associated fees, visit marywood.edu/camps.

The 2022 schedule includes the following academic and athletic camps/clinics:


– Boys Lacrosse Summer Youth Clinic, June 4 (register by May 10), 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; for athletes in grades 5-8.

– Girls Volleyball Instructional Camp, June 21-23 (register by June 7), 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; for athletes in grades 9-12.

– Girls Lacrosse Camp, June 20-22 (register by June 10), from 9 a.m.–Noon; for athletes in grades 5-9.

– Boys Basketball Instructional Camp I, June 27–July 1 (register by June 13), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for athletes in grades 2-10.


– Biotechnology Camp, July 11-15, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; for high school students enrolled in AP Honors Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

– Street Photography Camp, July 11-15, 10 a.m.-Noon; for high school students.

– Design Your Future (DYF), July 11-23, two-week overnight program; for rising high school juniors, seniors, and recent high school graduates.

– Summer Music Academy, July 24-30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; for students in grades 7-12.

– Summer Theatre Academy, July 24-30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; for students in grades 7-12- Healthcare Discovery Camp, July 25-28, 8:30 a.m. registration, camp runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; two groups of students, ages 11-14 and ages 15-18.

– Boys Basketball Instructional Camp II, July 25-29 (register by June 13), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for athletes in grades 2-10.


– Introduction to Encryption: How to Encode Secret Messages, August 1-4, 2021, 9 a.m. – Noon; for high school students.

– Girls Basketball Fundamental Day Camp, August 1-4 (register by July 25), 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., for athletes in grades 2-8.

– Girls Field Hockey Preseason Prep Camp, August 8-11 (register by August 5), 9 a.m. – Noon; for athletes in grades 7-12.

– Softball ID Clinic, August 28 (register by August 14), Noon – 4 p.m.; for athletes in grades 9-12.

Museum Adventure Weeks to Return to Everhart this Summer

Museum Adventure Weeks are back this summer at the Everhart Museum. Three (3) sessions of summer camp are planned with two unique options for young explorers, both encouraging learning, exploration, and discovery. Adventures in the Museum campers will have the opportunity to explore the indoor and outdoor environments at Nay Aug Park while participating in socially distanced activities when in the museum. Adventures at Home is a week-long adventure toolkit, including all
materials for campers to explore the museum collection from home. Adventures at Home include the option to participate in LIVE virtual classes, tours, and activities with Museum staff on designated virtual weeks. The Museum uses Google Classroom for all virtual participation.

WHAT: Museum Adventure Weeks
WHEN: June 21st-July 30th
GRADES: Kindergarten through 6th
COST: Adventure in the Museum: $180 member, $200 non-member
Adventure at Home: $40 member, $45 non-member
Registration; Opens on May 3rd

Museum Adventure Weeks center on the creative exploration of the Everhart Museum collection and the Nay Aug Park environment. Each week, campers will experience a new topic or theme that uses both art and science in a hands-on, multi-modal approach to learning. Instructors will use visual thinking strategies and inquiry-based learning to talk about art and art objects from around the globe.

Adventure at Home Dates: June 21st-25th
Adventure in the Museum Dates: June 28th-July 2nd

Adventure at Home Dates: July 5th-9th
Adventure in the Museum Dates: July 12th-16th

Adventure at Home Dates: July 19th-23rd
Adventure in the Museum Dates: July 26th-30th

To learn more about Museums Adventure Weeks or to register, parents and guardians are encouraged to visit Summer at the Everhart on the Museum’s website
https://everhart-museum.org/museum-adventure-summer-program/ or email
assistant.programs@everhart-museum.org. Museum Adventure Week is funded in part by Arts Engage!, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), the Overlook Estate Foundation, and the Maslow Family Foundation.