Penn State Worthington Scranton is again offering its summertime Nittany Cub Camps for local youth and there are a variety of camps to choose from -- ranging from babysitter training to Claymation to rocketry camp. Camp programs start June 23 and run through July.
Each year, Penn State Worthington Scranton's Continuing Education Department works with faculty and instructors to plan camps that offer new challenges and opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, problem-solving skills and athletics.
Camps are all developed by Penn State instructors and approved by a university dean, with curriculums and instructors approved by the college.
The camps aim to provide an educational and fun experience to area youths, and campers are encouraged to explore an area of interest in a safe environment, while enjoying an out-of-classroom learning experience that includes projects, crafts and activities that build skills and knowledge.
There are costs for the camps, which vary according to which camp participants want to attend. Penn State's Continuing Education and Institutional Advancement departments do work to keep costs to a minimum by soliciting funding from area businesses and agencies to offset the developmental costs of new programming. In addition, each year, a few scholarships are offered for the camps.
This year's sponsors for Penn State Worthington Scranton's camps are Delta Medix, One Point, Crew Systems Corporation and the Worthington Scranton Alumni Society.
For more information on the camps, or to request a camp schedule, call 963-2600 or go to www.ws.psu.edu/CubCamps.