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
BEGIN DATEEND DATETIMEDAYSUMMER CAMP INFORMATIONINSTRUCTOR
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:

JUNE:

– 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.

JULY:

– 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.

AUGUST:

– 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.

WEEK 1: NATURE WEEK
“LENNY’S FIRST FLIGHT”
Adventure at Home Dates: June 21st-25th
Adventure in the Museum Dates: June 28th-July 2nd

WEEK 2: ART WEEK
“THE LAND AROUND US”
Adventure at Home Dates: July 5th-9th
Adventure in the Museum Dates: July 12th-16th

WEEK 3: MYSTERY WEEK
“THE DIGS!”
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.

Marywood University Announces Its Summer Athletic Camps and Clinics

Marywood University announces its summer athletics camps and clinics. Those interested can, “Pick Your Passion this Summer,” from more than ten camps and clinics featuring an array of sports activities. Our camps will follow CDC and PA Department of Health Guidelines. Additional guidelines pertaining to individual camps will be sent after registration. To register, please visit marywood.edu/camps/index.html.

  • Stroke Technique Clinic will take place on Friday, May 21, for ages 7-12, from 3:30 – 5 p.m.; ages 13-18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 22, 23, for ages 7-12, at 10:30 a.m., and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., for ages 13-18, at the Aquatics Center, in the Center for Athletics and Wellness.
  • Girls Lacrosse Camp will take place from Monday, June 21 – Thursday, June 24, from 9 a.m. – noon, on the Synthetic Turf Field. This camp is for athletes in grades 5-9. The cost of the camp is $100, and registration can be made by June 10. This camp will focus on lacrosse skills with lots of fun activities woven in.
  • Boys Basketball Instructional Camps will be held the week of Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2, and from Monday, July 26 – Friday, July 30, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., each week, at the Center for Athletics and Wellness. The instructional camp is for ages 7-15, and the cost $190 per week. Early bird cost is $160 until June 7 for both camps. Campers will be divided into groups based on age and ability. Each day, campers will go through a dynamic stretch, ball handling workout, six stations, and one game set each morning, and more.
  • Volleyball Summer Camp will take place from Tuesday, July 6 – Thursday, July 8, from 9 am. – 4 p.m., each day, at the Center for Athletics and Wellness. This camp is offered to girls in grades 9 – 12. Each camper will receive a t-shirt and lunch will be provided. The cost is $150.
  • Esports Virtual Coed Summer Camp will take place from Monday, July 12 – Thursday, July 15, from 12-4 p.m., each day. This camp is for high school aged students in grades 9-12. The cost of the camp is $159, but campers can register by June 14 for the early bird cost of $129. This four-day virtual camp will give attendees the opportunity to learn about esports in a variety of capacities. At the end of the camp week, matches will be broadcast for parents to watch live or following as recordings.
  • Family Basketball Camp will take place from on Saturday, July 24, from 5-9 p.m., and Sunday, July 25, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Center for Athletics and Wellness. The minimum age for campers is 5, and the cost of the camp is $120, with an early bird option of $100 for those who register by June 26. The skill work for this camp is designed to give both parents and children useful drills and techniques to take home and continue working on together.
  • Boys and Girls Soccer Camp will take place from Monday, July 26 – Wednesday, July 28, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., each day, on the Synthetic Turf Field. This camp is for ages 8-12, and the cost is $200, with an early bird option of $180 if registered by June 28. The camp will provide soccer-based and other fun activities to all campers. Instruction will be for all levels and based on the ability of each camper.
  • Girls Basketball Day Camp will take place from Monday, August 2 – Wednesday, August 4, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., each day. This day camp is open to grades 3-8, and the cost is $150, with an early bird option of $125 if registered by July 5. Players will be divided based on age and skill, and the camp will be composed of individual competitions as well as team competition, stations, guest speakers, and fun.
  • Girls Basketball Elite Camp will take place from Monday, August 2 – Wednesday, August 4, from 6 – 9 p.m., each day, at the Center for Athletics and Wellness. This camp is recommended for high school athletes in grades 9-12, and the cost is $100, with an early bird option of $85 if registered by July 5. Players will be placed on teams where they will compete against other players in a competitive setting. Attendees will work on the skills needed to succeed in high school and college basketball.
  • Men’s Lacrosse Camp and ID Clinic will take place from Wednesday, August 4 – Saturday, August 7, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., each day, on the Synthetic Turf Field. The camp and ID clinic is suggested to athletes in grades 7-12, and cost $150, with an early bird option of $100 if registered by July 5. Players will be divided by age and will work on basic skills as well as advanced concepts unique to college play. Saturday will be used as a prospect day, and players will have the option to sign up for this day only.
  • Girls Field Hockey Jr. High/High School Preseason Prep Camp will take place from Monday, August 9 – Thursday, August 12, from 9 a.m. – noon, each day, on the Synthetic Turf Field. This camp is suggested for athletes in grades 7-12, and costs $150. Athletes will be divided into junior high and high school groups to keep skill and ages appropriate. The day camp will consist of team warm up, preseason fitness, skill instruction, small sided games, and scrimmaging.
  • Pre-Season Prep Swim Clinic will take place from Monday, August 16 – Friday, August 20, from 3:30 – 5 p.m., each day for ages 7-12; and 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., each day for ages 13-18, at the Aquatics Center, in the Center for Athletics and Wellness. The cost for one session is $55, two sessions is $100, three sessions is $160; and four sessions is $175 per week.
  • Softball Summer Prospect Clinic will take place on Sunday, August 29, from noon 12 – 4 p.m., on the Softball Field. This clinic is for athletes in grades 9-12, and the cost is $75, with an early bird option of $65 with registration by August 1. This one-day clinic will offer instruction and help athletes’ skills in offense, defense, pitching, base running, and more. Athletes will be instructed by Marywood’s coaching staff and team, and a tour of campus will also be provided.

For additional information about Marywood University’s “Pick Your Passion” Athletic Camps and Clinics, please visit www.marywood.edu/camps/index.html.