Nittany Cub Camp Descriptions

Nittany Cub Camp Descriptions

2017 Summer Camps will run the weeks of:
July 10-14 ~ July 17-21 ~ July 24-July 28 and July 31-August 4

Registration Information  

 Note:  Please check back often as camp dates and times are subject to change.


A Celebration of Seuss

In this camp children will explore the exciting and creative world of Dr. Seuss!  We will be reading many stories of the famous children's author and learning about some of his most popular characters. Activities include both creative writing and drawing, as well as projects that incorporate lots of imagination!

Ages: 6-8

Dates: July 31 - August 4

Times: 1 pm - 4 pm

Fee: $130

Arts Around the World

Young artists will explore art from cultures around the world.  Create masks, paintings and murals while learning about traditions and beliefs from far away lands.

Section 1
Ages:
6-8
Dates: July 10 - July 14
Time: 9 am - Noon
Fee: $130

Section 2
Ages:
9-12
Dates: July 10 - July 14
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $130

Babysitter's Training

Discover the rewarding world of childcare and learn what to do when you are in charge! Learn about child safety, how to "play it safe" and the basics of caring for children while developing your leadership skills. Find out how to prevent and recognize emergency situations, as well as how to provide basic First Aid and CPR for infants and children until an emergency medical team arrives.

Each participant will receive:

American Red Cross Infant/Child CPR card
American Red Cross First Aid Skills card
1 American Red Cross Babysitter's handbook
1 American Red Cross CPR Training kit
1 American Red Cross Bandage Training packet
1 American Red Cross Babysitter Training certificate

Participants Must Attend All Sessions to Receive All Certifications
Ages: 11-15
Dates: July 17 - July 21
Time: 9 am - Noon
Fee: $180

Building Bridges with K'NEX®

Campers will have the opportunity to build seven different replicas of real world bridges. Construct amazing structures such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Bridge and the London Bridge. Our K'NEX® engineers will design, build and name a bridge of their own! Come prepared to test these bridges with your own toy cars!

Ages: 9-12
Dates: July 17 - July 21
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $130

Business and Entrepreneurship Academy

Join us as we dive into the exciting world of business and uncover its many twists and turns. This academy is sure to pique the interests of any student who has aspirations to work in or start their own business! Students will explore finance basics (including personal finances), how companies get consumers to buy their products, and discover how planning and income vs. expenses all make the world go round. The students will also work with a business simulator and explore careers in business.

Ages: 12-16
Dates: July 10- July 14
Times: 9am-12pm 
Fee: $155

Cool Science

Science can be fun and interesting! Children will explore many areas of science including chemistry, life science, earth science, space and more by conducting exciting experiments.
Ages: 6-8
Dates: July 24 - July 28
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $130

Creating Digital Animations

Create computer animations, add sound and simple motion, plus much more using Flash and Image Ready programs. Experience this AWESOME camp!
Pre-requisites: Basic computer skills.

Ages: 9-12
Dates: July 10 - July 14
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $155

Creative Lego® Engineering

Our youngest Nittany campers learn basic engineering concepts by playing with Legos®. They will build simple models such as seesaws, rolling vehicles, hand-operated lifts and merry-go-rounds. Pulleys, levers, gears, wheels, axles are all part of the fun!

Section 1
Ages:
6-8
Dates: July 10 - July 14
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $130

Section 2
Ages:
6-8
Dates: July 24 - July 28
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $130

Section 3
Ages:
6-8
Dates: July 31 - August 4
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $130


Digital Animation and Computer Gaming Academy

Interested in digital animation? Learn what goes on behind the scenes of animation! Create an animated story using Scratch software! Expand your knowledge and learn the fundamentals of computer gaming.
Ages: 13-15
Dates: July 24 - July 28
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $155

Fun with Pirates

Ahoy Mateys! It's a Pirate's Life for you during this camp of swashbuckling fun! Did pirates really bury their treasures? Did they have hooks for hands and wooden legs?  Lear how to talk like a pirate, "Arrgh!", how to make knots, play pirate games and learn about the history and cultures of famous pirates throughout time, (Captain Kidd, Blackbeard) and remember, girls were pirates too including: Ann Bonny, Cheng I Sao, and Grace O'Malley.

Campers will learn about history and the cultures of various countries.  CAMPERS CAN FEEL FREE TO DRESS LIKE A PIRATE.

Ages: 8-11

Dates: July 24 - July 28

Times: 9am - 12pm

Fee: $130

Health Sciences Academy

Discover the relationship between science and healthcare.  Learn about how diseases affect the body and how to protect against them. Use microscopes and other scientific equipment to explore what bacteria looks like and how it behaves. Then experience how our high-tech, patient simulators in our nursing lab can be programmed to simulate patients suffering from various illnesses and how to treat them!

Ages: 12-16

Dates: July 24 - July 28

Time: 9 am - Noon

Fee: $155

Lego® Mindstorms® Robotics

Lego®  Mindstorms® NXT, offering state-of-the-art technology, is waiting for you! Build robots, write fundamental computer programs to set your robots in motion, and watch them communicate using Bluetooth technology. Join us for this hands-on robotics experience!


Ages: 10-15
Dates: July 24 - July 28
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Fee: $155

Section 2- Recently added

Ages: 10-15

Dates: July 17-July 21

Time: 9 am - 12 pm

Fee: $155


Robotics Lab 

Experience the cutting edge of toy technology! Discover what makes robots move, perform chores and react to the world around them. Robots are yours to keep after the camp. Come build your robot!

Ages: 10-12
Dates: July 24 - July 28
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $155

Junior Robotics Lab

Our youngest robot lovers will be introduced to the parts of a robot, how a robot moves and its involvement in today's world. Each camper will receive an assembled robot at the beginning of the week and discover, learn and play games and compete in robot competitions!  Robots are yours to keep at the end of camp.

Section 1
Ages:
7-9
Dates: July 24 - July 28
Time: 9 am - Noon
Fee: $155

Section 2
Ages:
7-9
Dates: July 31 - August 4
Time: 9 am - Noon
Fee: $155

Rocketry Camp

Campers will explore the ins and outs of model rocketry, building and launching model rockets. Build your own rockets and understand why they fly. Become a Nittany rocketeer!
Ages: 9-12
Dates: July 31 - August 4
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $155

Space Camp

Learn what it is like to be a NASA scientist or engineer! For five days, students will explore the engineering design process, robots and rovers, satellites, spacesuits, traveling in space and more!  You will have fun experimenting with space, science topics and be able to participate in a Design Challenge Competition. 

Section 1
Ages:
8-10
Dates: July 17 - July 21
Time: 9 am - Noon
Fee: $155

Section 2
Ages:
11-13
Dates: July 17 - July 21
Time: 1 pm - 4pm
Fee: $155

Time Traveler

Take a journey through time using a combination of science, history and myth.  Campers can use their imaginations in the style of "Dr. Who" and explore ancient cultures and people including:  Cleopatra and the Egyptian Pharaohs; King Arthur and the early Middle Ages; Helen of Troy; and the Greeks and Romans. Look forward to what may be ahead with the Daleks and the Borg of science fiction and other historical and mythical cultures.

Campers will learn to design a coat of arms, build a pyramid, a Trojan horse, or a spaceship to travel in the future.

CAMPERS CAN DRESS AS THIER FAVORITE HISTORICAL CHARACTER OR AS DR. WHO

Ages: 8-12

Dates: July 10 - July 14

Times: 1pm - 4pm

Fee: $130 

Wizards and Cauldrons

Children are introduced to literature, mythology, and logic through the imaginary world created by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter novels. Join teams and play Quidditch for muggles. Which team will the "Sorting Hat" place you in?  Wizards and Cauldrons is a week of reading, writing, science, logic, art, fun and games!

A note for parents:  If you are unfamiliar with J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter novels, ask your kids to translate. Be assured that the orientation of this camp is literature, science, math and art.

CAMPERS:  FEEL FREE TO DRESS AS YOUR FAVORITE HARRY POTTER CHARACTER ON THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP!

Section 1
Ages: 8-13
Dates: July 10 - July 14
Time: 9 am - Noon 
Fee: $130

Section 2 - Just Added!

Ages: 8-13

Dates: July 17 - July 21

Times: 9am- Noon

Fee: $130


Zoo Camp

Learn about animals in America, the Rainorest and even endangered species. Create stories and art. Science will come to life on the last day of camp when special guests arrive!

Ages: 6-8
Dates: July 31 - August 4
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Fee: $130 

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