2016 Summer Camps – More camps will be added as information becomes available…
Please note that Parkland School District does not endorse any specific camp below. This is a community resource page designed to share information only.
2016 ACADEMIC CAMPS
Summer Pre-Algebra Middle School Camp Click here for flyer and registration
June 20 to June 30 – The Parkland School District will hold a Pre-Algebra camp this summer for Parkland Students ONLY who are entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grades. This camp is targeted for students who will be taking Pre-Algebra in the near future and would like a jump-start on major concepts within the course. This is not a replacement for Pre-Algebra, but an overview of those concepts that are most necessary for success in future Algebra courses. This course will also help prepare students for the 7th and 8th grade PSSA math tests. As with any math course, daily attendance is important.
Summer Algebra I Middle School Camp Click here for flyer and registration
June 20 to June 30 – Parkland School District will hold an Algebra I camp this summer for Parkland Students ONLY who are entering 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade. This camp is targeted for two types of students: those who will be taking Algebra I in the 2016-2017 school year and would like a jump-start on major concepts within the course, and those who have already taken Algebra I and want or need a refresher. This is not a replacement for Algebra I. This camp is not for students taking Pre-Algebra in the 2016-2017 school year.
Middle School Boot Camp – Summer 2016 Click here for flyer and registration
August 22 to August 26 – The Parkland School District is pleased to offer Middle School Boot Camp, a transition camp for all Parkland students going to 6th grade or who are new to the district. The camp will provide engaging activities to make summer learning both fun and meaningful. The emphasis will be on preparing students to be successful at middle level education. Strategies, tips, information, and advice will be shared and practiced in the areas of study skills, organization, time management, and public speaking, among others.
Literature and Lemonade Click here for flyer and registration
June 20 to June 30 -The Parkland School District is pleased to offer Literature and Lemonade, a reading camp for all Parkland students going to 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The camp will provide reading enrichment as well as support through fun and relevant literacy experiences. The emphasis will be on an enjoyment and appreciation of reading, along with basics such as reading strategies, comprehension, improving fluency, vocabulary development, literary elements, and critical reading skills. Students will find books they love, take part in active, shared reading experiences, and even participate in the Accelerated Reading Program.
PSD STEMM Academy Click here to visit the STEMM website.
STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) will be offering numerous sessions at both the High School (grades 9-11 as of this ’15-’16 school year) and the Middle School (grades 6-8 as of this ’15-’16 school year). Thanks to our sponsor, Parkland Education Foundation, the cost of the camps will be only $100 for the High School and $50 for the Middle School and are on a first come basis. We will hold a waiting list for registrations after our total capacity is met. For complete details download the registration forms.
HS Brochure 2016 (For Students currently in grades 9-11 as of this ’15-’16 school year – July 25th to July 29th)
MS Brochure 2016 (For Students currently in grades 6-8 as of this ’15-’16 school year – July 18th to July 22th)
iD Tech held at West Chester University, CMU, Villanova, Bryn Mawr, and Others
Code, game, create! At iD Tech, students ages 6-18 code apps, design video games, mod in Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce movies, and more. Kids meet new friends and gain a competitive edge for school and future STEM careers. Programs held across Pennsylvania, and at 100+ campuses nationwide. Visit https://www.idtech.com/locations/pennsylvania-summer-camps/ or call 1-888-709-8324 for more information and to register.
Camp Invention – 6/27/2016 – 6/30/2016
Camp Invention will be held at Parkway Manor the week of June 27th with all new programming for an exciting adventure! This year the program will be 4 days because of the 4th of July holiday. Since the program will be one day shorter, the hours have been extended. The hours of camp will be from 8:00 – 4:00. The program is being hosted by Parkland School District and will be directed by Michelle Moser.
For information, call 800.968.4332 or visit www.campinvention.org. For children entering grades 2 through 6 – Cost: $230
Da Vinci Science Center Summer Camp 2016
Camp sessions for students in Pre-K through eighth grade include a variety of fun and engaging week-long morning, afternoon, and full-day sessions from June 20-Aug. 26.
Camp topics include video game design, amusement park physics, spy camp, animation, crime lab, slime, space, and many more. Click below to see full camp descriptions.
Families can register instantly on any web-enabled computer or mobile device by visiting davincisciencecenter.org/camp
Camp LCTI returns to Lehigh Career & Technical Institute this summer with two weeks of STEM-focused fun and career exploration! For students in grades 5-8 Session 1, June 20-24
Session 2, June 27-July 1
Camp begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. each day. Campers spend the week in four classes of their choice; we offer a lineup of 20 classes. Lunch is included in the per session price of $225. Register by May 1 and your camper gets a free Camp LCTI T-shirt! For more information, visit lcti.org/camplcti or call 610-799-1360 or visit http://www.lcti.org/camplcti/
Studio G. Summer Writing Camps Click here for flyer
Elementary,my dear g.: for students entering grades 3—5, story writing and art, August 8th—12th , 9 AM—11 AM. $130
Stuck in the Middle g.: ffor students entering grades 6—8, creative writing and art, August 8th—12th, 1 PM—4 PM. $150
Both camps take place at Paint & Party, 1901 W. Allen St., Allentown, PA
For more info: http://www.studiogallentown.com/
Penn State Lehigh Valley Summer Youth Camps
PSULV Summer Camps are designed to spark both creativity and curiosity in students entering grades 1-12. One-week camps for every learner and level allow students to explore their interests in the visual arts, creative writing, LEGO robotics, math, coding, and video production. Both educational and engaging, Penn State Lehigh Valley Summer Youth Camps are your destination for learning made fun. Camps run July 11-15, 2016. For more information, visit us online at www.sycroar.org.
Girls Experiencing Muhlenberg Science (GEMS) Science Camp for middle school girls entering 7th through 9th grades. The program is hosted by Muhlenberg College, located in Allentown, Pa. Women faculty from biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, neuroscience and physics will lead daily scheduled science activities. More Information available on the website: http://muhlenberg.edu/main/academics/chemistry/gems/
2016 ATHLETIC CAMPS
Trojan Boys Basketball Camp Boys entering grades 2-10 June 27-30th 2016 (8:30-3:00pm)
Lady Trojan Basketball Camp Girls enterings grades 3-9 July 11-15th 2016 (8:30 – 3pm)
Basketball Shooting Academy – 3 DAY SKILLS & DRILLS CAMP, JUNE 22-23-24 2016 Boys and Girls ages 8-12, 9:00-12:00 P.M.
BIG RED Track and Field Camp Ages 6- 14 July 5th-9th 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm) http://www.stewartp.org/Big%20Red%20Track%20Camp%202016.pdf
BIG RED Just4Fun CAMP I Ages 6-14 June 21-24th 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm) http://www.stewartp.org/just4fun%20I%202016.pdf
BIG RED Just4Fun CAMP II Ages 6-14 July 12-15th 2016 (9:00am-3:00pm) http://www.parklandsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/just4fun-II.pdf
Parkland Striker/Keeper Camp June 16-29th 2016
Trojan Cross Country Camp Click here for flyer
July 19th-23rd, 2016 Hours: 9:00 AM – 2PM
BACK 2 BASICS LACROSSE ACADEMY Click here for flyer
Parkway Manor Elementary School
3 DAY SKILL & DRILL CAMP – JUNE 20-21-22
BACK 2 BASICS BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ACADEMY Click here for flyer
Parkway Manor Elementary School
3 DAY SKILL & DRILL CAMP – JUNE 20-21-22
PITCHER-CATCHER CAMP – JUNE 23
Lady Trojan Basketball Camp Click here for flyer
July 11th – July 15th, 2016
For Girls Ages 8-15, Grades 3-9 Hours: 8:30AM – 3:00PM
Camp Awesome Click here for flyer
Here is a video that gives you a feel for this camp which features multiple sports and other awesome activities.
June 27 – July 1 and Aug 8-12 at Gametime in Breinigsville
2016 LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of the Lehigh ValleyClick here for flyer
The YWCA Bethlehem’s Girls Golf program is open to girls ages 7-17 of all skill levels. The Girls Golf program teaches girls the fundamentals of the game, while building and encouraging their confidence and character. Girls Golf of the Lehigh Valley offers clinics at two convenient locations. All programs include clinics, on-course play, and special events throughout the summer.
Kutztown University Basketball Camp Boys and Girls Grades 3-12 June 20-24 2016 9AM– 3PM
Muhlenberg College McHoops Basketball Camps Boys and Girls ages 7-15 9AM-3:30PM
Muhlenberg College Camps and Clinics
DeSales University Athletic Summer Camps
Lehigh Lacrosse Day Camp June 20-23
Click here for flyer
LCCC Cougar Camp Click here for flyer
Learn the basic fundamentals of Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer and Golf from LCCC Coaches and players.
Ages: K – Grade 8
June 20-24 & July 5-8
Coolest Moves of the Summer Dance Camp – PHS Dance Team Click here for flyer
August 15 – 18 Grades K-8
2016 RECREATION CAMPS
2016 UMT JR. EMERGENCY SERVICES ACADEMY Click here for flyer
WHEN July 18-22, 2016 9am-3pm Daily Ages 12-16
TRAINING POLICE, FIRE, EMS
North Whitehall Township Summer Camp Click here for flyer/registration form
All Elementary and Middle School-Aged children are welcome to attend ALL of the CAMPS!
2016 South Whitehall Township
Summer Playground Program
After Hours Registration Opps: http://www.parklandsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/Summer-Playground-Flyer-2016.pdf
Tennis Lessons: http://southwhitehall.com/parks-recreation/events-programs/tennis-lessons/
Gress Mountain Ranch For children entering grades 3-10 Click here for flyer
June 20-24, and July 11-15, August 1-5, 2016
Mission: Animals Helping People & People Helping Animals
The Gress Mountain Ranch is a sanctuary where abused and neglected animals are given life-long care to recover and thrive. In turn, the animals become therapy animals and have a big job to help people learn to improve their self-worth, communication skills, and learn respect for all livings beings.
Over 60 permanent animals, small/large and some exotic animals await to meet you at The Gress Mountain Ranch.
Our Website is: gressmountainranch.org and our FB page is gressmountainranchinc.
Camp JCC in Center Valley
When: June 27 – August 19
Where: Camp JCC in Center Valley, 5831 Vera Cruz Road Center Valley, PA 18034
Camp JCC is an 8 week day camp located less than 10 minutes from the Promenade Shops in Saucon Valley. Busing to and from camp and early/late care are available. Enjoy a summer filled with swimming, athletics, arts, outdoor adventure, and more! Activities include archery, arts and crafts, cooking, dance, hiking, instructional and free swim, ropes course, zip line, weekly special events and BBQ lunch, and much more! View our brochure here. To learn more about Camp JCC in Center Valley, please visit www.lvjcc.org/campjcc. For more information, please contact Brenda Finberg at 610.435.3571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dip, Dip, Hooray: Camp JCC Open House & Pool Party June 26, 2016 Click here for flyer
Spend the morning taking a tour of camp and meeting the counselors, then celebrate the opening of the pool by going for a swim with family and friends. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of face painting, balloon animals, music, and more! A BBQ lunch of hot dogs, salad, lemonade, and ice pops will be available for purchase. You do not need to go to one event in order to attend the other. All are welcome.
Camp JCC Open House: 10:00am – 12:00pm, Pool Grand Opening: 12:00pm – 3:30pm
RSVP your attendance to 610.435.3571 by Wednesday, June 22.
Contact Jodi Lovenwirth at 610.435.3571 ext. 118 or email@example.com.
Visit Camp JCC online at www.lvjcc.org/campjcc.
Manito Equestrian Center Summer Day Camp for Horse Lovers
2160 N. Cedar Crest Blvd. Website: http://manitocenters.com/
Instruction for beginners through intermediate, including:
Safety around Horses, Grooming, General Care and Maintenance of the Horse and Equipment, Riding Technique, Natural Horsemanship, Arts and Crafts, Games and Water Games, & Much More!
Neffs Playground Summer Camp
Sponsored by Schnecksville Playground Association
To Register visit: http://www.eteamz.com/spa/index.cfm?league=5167221&subsite=6160986
YMCA Allentown Camps
GREATER VALLEY YMCA Day Camp – Click here for booklet
2016 ARTS CAMPS
Elementary Music Camp
The Parkland Elementary Band & Strings camp will be held from Monday, August 1st through Friday, August 5th. The camp is for students who have just finished 4th or 5th grade AND currently play a band or string instrument at school. Held in the Arts Wing at Parkland High School, the camp features a concert band and a string orchestra. Students participate in a daily ensemble rehearsal and small group instruction, plus have a choice to participate in a small ensemble, jazz band, percussion ensemble, or music composition class. Students also attend a mini-recital, given by a local artist/musician. The camp concludes with a public concert on Friday, August 5th at 10:30 AM. Contact your child’s instrumental music teacher for an application or email Mark Syslo at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. Visit our website at:http://summermusic.wikispaces.com/
Gravity Art Lab
Summer camps at Gravity Art Lab include mixed media art as well as Minecraft design lab. To register, please visit:www.gravityartlab.com
The Altered Photo: Wildlife Photography & Art (June 27 – July 1, 9 am– 12:00)
Campers will practice photo-taking techniques used by professional photographers and will work on altered photography art projects that can turn even basic and low resolution photos into a creative works of art.
Minecraft Design Challenge (Session 1: June 27 – July 1, 1 – 4:00pm, Session 2: July 11 – July 15, 1 – 4:00pm)
Campers will interact with the other players on a private server and will be presented with a variety of Minecraft challenges daily. Activities also include making LEGO models of Minecraft characters.
Traditional Art Camp (July 11 – July 15, 9am -12:00)
Kids will explore a different medium each day learning to paint and draw from observation, photographs and their own imagination. Designed for kids 7-12.
Summer Design Challenge (8 weeks, starts June 24th)
Free online program that will help to fill your child’s summer with fun and creative design projects that require only inexpensive and recycled materials to get your child creating like an artist and innovating like an engineer in no time! For more info or to register: http://gravityartlab.com/SDC
Click here for a flyer
Baum School of Art
Click here for summer camp information: http://www.baumschool.org/class-schedules.php?classType=Children%20and%20Teen&sess=Summer
29 Cooks Cooking Camp
Click here for summer camp info: http://29cooks.com/2016-summer-camp
Stagemakers Theater Camp: Cinderella
When: June 27 – July 15
Where: The JCC of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd Street Allentown, PA 18104
Come and experience the world of performing arts with Stagemakers at the J Performing Arts Camp. Learn beautiful songs, including “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” and the classic “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.” This camp will charm its way into your heart, and remind you that dreams really can come true. Campers will put on a full performance at the end of each 3 week camp filled with everything they have learned from our experienced director, choreographer, musical director, and technical director. All experiences are geared perfectly towards various ages of participants. Scenes will be written specifically for campers to be a star. Improv games will be introduced into the acting portion of the camp. Campers help with the set design and building, costumes, and props. Each day campers have an hour of swim in our indoor heated pool. Every week the group has a BBQ cookout. View our brochure here.
Stagemakers Theater Camp: Finding Nemo
When: July 18 – August 5
Where: The JCC of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd Street Allentown, PA 18104
Come and experience the world of performing arts with Stagemakers at the J Performing Arts Camp. Join us this summer for singing, dancing, acting, games, and more on our swim with Nemo and friends. Many boy and girl roles are needed in this under the sea adventure. Campers will put on a full performance at the end of each 3 week camp filled with everything they have learned from our experienced director, choreographer, musical director, and technical director. All experiences are geared perfectly towards various ages of participants. Scenes will be written specifically for campers to be a star. Improv games will be introduced into the acting portion of the camp. Campers help with the set design and building, costumes, and props. Each day campers have an hour of swim in our indoor heated pool. Every week the group has a BBQ cookout. View our brochure here.
Circus Camp at Camp JCC for summer 2016! Click here for flyer
When: July 3, 2016 – July 8, 2016 (No Camp July 4, 2016)
Where: The Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd Street Allentown, PA 18104
Ages: 6-14 (Campers ages 4-5 will parade before the show)
Between learning circus acts, campers will have the opportunity to participate in regular camp activities at the JCC.
PLEASE NOTE: Auditions are mandatory to participate in Circus Camp and advance registration is required.
Auditions are designed to assess each child’s ability and find an act that they will be most comfortable performing. Auditions will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 9:00am. To learn more about Circus Camp, please visit www.lvjcc.org. For more information, please contact Brenda Finberg at 610.435.3571 or email@example.com.