Summer Enrichment Camps

IU13 offers challenge, learning, and fun through its summer programs for students. Each camp is set up as an enrichment opportunity that requires teamwork, flexibility, and social interaction on the part of campers. Challenging concepts are explored in fun, interactive ways. This summer favorite camps are being offered again, and new camps are being introduced!

Inquiries can be sent to Summer Enrichment Camps or phone 717-606-1822. 

 

Summer Chess Exploration: Choices, Pawn-chains, and CheckmatesStudents playing chess

Who can attend: Students entering Grades 4-7
Limit: 22 Students
Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 18-21, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Tuition: $99 per student
Location:  The Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline ExtendedJune 14, 2018

Have you ever wondered how to play chess? Have you played in the Lancaster-Lebanon Elementary Chess Tournament and want to improve your game for next year? Or do you want to fine-tune your thinking by learning new strategies and changing the way you look at the board? If any of these sound good to you, come join us at IU13 this summer for our chess camp! Working with Mr. Jason Shugar, a K-6 STEM specialist and elementary chess coach from Eastern Lancaster County School District, you will build self-confidence, analyze possibilities, solve problems, and discover new approaches in the game of chess. Whether you are new to the game or have experience, you will enjoy time with fellow chess players and build your skills to take your game to a new level. Join us for four mornings filled with strategy, concentration, competition, and fun. Space is limited so register today!

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Robot Rescue Mission - NEW!  Snapology logo

Who can attend: Students entering Grades 5-8
Limit: 20 Students
Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 25-28, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuition: $99 per student
Location:  The Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline Extended: June 21, 2018

Technologies can be used to repair damage caused by natural disasters, though not without engineering hurdles. These engineering hurdles are best solved through experimentation and using a design process (such as breaking tasks down into simple, individually testable steps). At this camp, students will work in teams to solve a hypothetical situation -- there has been a devastating earthquake in the fictional town of Dalto, CA, and the campers will work to save the town. Campers will learn how to build and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 technology. Their new skills will be used to solve real-world problems and help the town after its natural disaster by programming and modifying their robot to complete challenges set up on a large game board modeled after the town of Dalto. Even the best robot builders need to work as a team to create their robots. Snapology’s Robotic Rescue Mission program is no different. Campers will use good teamwork skills as they plan as a group, respecting the opinions and ideas of their partners. Space is limited so register today!

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2018 Camp Invention® Fast ForwardStudents at Camp Invention

Who can attend: Students entering Grades 1-6
Limit: 94 students
Date: Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 2018
Location: The Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA  
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Camp Director: Melissa Jeffers
Cost: $255 per student (Early registration discounts are available.)
 
Fast forward to the all new 2018 Camp Invention program, where children are presented with fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and curiosity.
 
Explore the technology behind self-driving cars and invent a vehicle of the future.  Design futuristic dream homes with smart furniture and smart energy. Build and personalize a robotic dog and compare the inner mechanics to the biology of living animals.

Visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 for information. Use promo code IDEAS25 to save $25 (expires 3/23). 

Note: Students entering Grade 6 may choose between attending Camp Invention or Invention Project.

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Animals in the Wild - NEW!!!bird on birdhouse

Who can attend: Students entering Grades 2-5
Limit: 22 Students
Dates: Tuesday-Thursday, July 17-19, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Tuition: $75.00 per student
Location: Lancaster County Environmental Center (One Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA 17601)

Registration Deadline ExtendedJuly 6, 2018

Do you love animals and birds? Would you like to know more about how they adapt to their surroundings in order to survive? If so, this camp is for you! Time spent at the Lancaster County Environmental Center is always educational and interactive! Join Park Naturalist Lisa Sanchez and IU13 staff for a three-day morning camp, and get excited about the wonders of nature found all around us! Campers will benefit from up-close and hands-on experiences as they take an in-depth look at food chains and discover the role of producers, consumers, herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores. Owl pellets will be dissected, and campers will learn to identify animal skulls, beaks, and teeth. Hikes will be planned in the woods and fields so we can look for signs of reptiles, birds, and other animals who call Lancaster County Park "home."

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Survival in the Wilderness - NEW!!! compass on map

Who can attend: Students entering Grades 6-8
Limit: 22 Students
Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 23-26, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
Tuition: $99.00 per student
Location: Lancaster County Park's Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Rd., Lancaster, PA

Registration Deadline: July 2, 2018

Join Park Naturalist Lisa Sanchez and IU13 staff at Lancaster County Park’s Pavilion #11, and learn to survive in the wilds of Lancaster County. The important things in a survival situation are food, water, shelter, and fire; we will explore all of these. As part of a team, you will have the opportunity to build a shelter and a fire. You will also gather food and water from a variety of locations in the woods and have the opportunity to eat plants and insects from the wild. Because finding your way is also vital to survival, you will gain confidence in your ability to use navigational tools. Using a compass is not as easy as it seems. But you will get your bearings, count your paces, look at topographic maps, and travel in the correct directions. GPS units will be introduced and practiced as you work in small groups for a point-to-point scavenger hunt. If you are a fan of the survival shows on the Discovery Channel, here is your chance to practice the survival skills often seen on television and learn important things about the environment in which we live. You will also practice the vital skills of teamwork, problem solving, and collaboration! In order to have a great day outside, please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Throughout the camp, we will focus on teamwork, problem-solving, and collaboration. Arrive ready to meet new people and work effectively to face challenges as they are presented.

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Jump In! Exploring the Science & Fun of H2O group of kids in creek

Who can attend: Students entering Grades 4-7
Limit: 22 Students
Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 30 - August 2, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuition: $170 per student
Location: Lancaster County Environmental Center (One Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA 17601)
Registration Deadline: July 6, 2018
 

Do you like exploring creeks, wetlands, or rivers? Do you like hiking and discovering wildlife in an outdoor environment? Do you like drawing, painting, and writing about what you see in nature? If so, this is the summer enrichment camp is for you! Take a break from the summer heat and spend a few refreshing days with Lancaster County Park naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez, Nature Journalist Carol Welsh, and IU13 Coordinator of Gifted and Enrichment Services Janice Estabrook. Each day will be spent investigating and experiencing the science of water. By jumping in, you will see the connection between water and the living organisms on our planet. You can touch the critters living in the water, dissect plants, learn how to keep our water clean, and use paints and natural dyes to document discoveries. When summer temperatures rise, water offers fun, cool refreshment, and awesome opportunities for scientific discovery.

NOTE: If you have attended this camp before, join us again! Some of the activities and experiences differ from year to year -- and they are fun to repeat if you have done them before. New friendships await, and you can enjoy favorite activities again while looking forward to new ones!

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Volunteer Opportunities (all positions filled for 2018) - Thank you!

Attention--Older students who want volunteer experience in a leadership role: IU13 will have open positions for volunteers at our summer enrichment camps. If you need volunteer hours or want to build your resume for a career in education, this is an excellent opportunity. Other camp volunteer positions can be filled by students entering Grades 8-12. 

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