Summer Enrichment Camps

Elementary students working on projectIU13 offers challenge, learning, and fun through its summer enrichment opportunities for students. Each camp should be viewed as an enrichment camp that requires teamwork, flexibility, and social interaction on the part of campers. Challenging concepts are explored in fun, interactive ways.  

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

 

Summer Chess Exploration: Choices, Pawn-chains, and Checkmates

Kids playing chessWho can attend: Students entering Grades 4-7
Limit: 22 Students
Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 19-22, 2017
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
 
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 former 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 days filled with strategy, concentration, competition, and fun. Space is limited to 22 students so register today!
 
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Centripetal Circus - New!!!

Who can attend: Students entering Grades 3-5
Limit: 20 Students
Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 19-22, 2017
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
 
Join us for a fun-filled week with Jenny Hill at the Centripetal Circus! At the start of the week we'll learn about Pi, diameter, and circumference as we build our own hoops. Physics, math, theater, and creative writing will become part of the fabric of our lessons as we learn a variety of circus skills like balancing objects, spinning plates, juggling scarves, and hooping with more than one hoop. Group games will keep us moving and collaborating as we build a post-camp demonstration for parents on the final day. Jenny Hill is a poet, playwright, arts educator, and performer. She is the author of six books of poetry and two books of prose, and is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the fascinating connections between writing and movement. For the past 15 years she has worked in the Arts-in-Education program with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, where she shares creative writing and movement residencies in schools, senior centers, and community organizations. Jennifer is an editor and designer at Paper Kite Press, an independent press devoted to poetry. You can find her and her work online at www.actsofjennius.com, www.jenniferdunnhill.blogspot.com, and www.paperkitepress.com.  Run away and join the circus for a few days.  Space is limited to 20 students so register today!
 
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2017 Camp Invention: Launch

Group of elementary students working together
Who can attend: Students Entering Grades 1-6
Limit: 94 students
Date: July 10-14, 2017
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 Directors: Melissa Jeffers and Kim Breon Mottillo
Cost: $255 per student (Early registration discounts are available)
 
This summer launch your child’s imagination at Camp Invention. All-new modules mean all-new fun as children invent, build, question, and discover. Children entering 1st through 6th grade experience real-world problem solving and creative thinking as they transform the terrain and ecosystem of a distant exoplanet, take risks as future entrepreneurs, blast rockets and rubber chickens, and wire a circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities that fuel children’s 21st century STEM skills. Early registration discounts are available so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 for information. Use promo code Discover25 to save $25 (expires 3/20) and Discover15 to save $15 (expires 5/01). 
 
Note: Students entering Grade 6 may choose between attending Camp Invention or Invention Project.
 
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Questions?
Call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822

 

2017 Invention Project: Be Bold, Think Big, Never Give Up!

Girls looking through magnifying glassWho can attend: Students in Grades 6-8
Date: July 10-14, 2017
Limit: 20 students
Location: The Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Camp Directors: Melissa Jeffers and Kim Breon Mottillo
Cost: $280 per student
 
Take fun to the next level with Invention Project, a one-of-a-kind program for 6th through 8th grade students. Learn business skills while exploring circuitry, energy, bioengineering, and economics to create smart gear and so much more! You’ll use these abilities to research, pitch, and invest in your product in a team filled with fellow creative thinkers! When you complete Invention Project, you won’t have a patent — yet — but you’ll have what you need to make anything possible.
 
Bring your voice. Bring your vision. And make Invention Project your own. Secure your spot today at www.inventionproject.org or by calling 800.968.4332!
 
Note: Students entering Grade 6 may choose between attending Camp Invention or Invention Project.
 
Learn More here:
Register at inventionproject.org (Hurry! Early registration discounts are available.) or call 800.968.4332 for information
 
Questions?
Email: enrichment@iu13.org
Call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822
 

Jump In! Exploring the Science & Fun of H2O

WoodsWho can attend: Students entering Grades 4-7
Limit: 22 Students
Dates: Monday, August 7 - Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuition: $170 per student
Location: Lancaster County Environmental Center (One Nature's Way, Lancaster, PA 17601)
 
Do you like exploring creeks, wetlands, or rivers? Do you like hiking, canoeing, 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 for you! During the hot, muggy days of August, come 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. As a special treat, you will spend a day paddling in a canoe, learning water and canoe safety, and enjoying the wildlife while sitting in a canoe as it floats down the river. When summer temperatures rise, water offers fun, cool refreshment, and awesome opportunities for scientific discovery. Each camper will go home with a nature journal with supplies, and a personalized T-shirt and bandanna!
 
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!
 
Learn more here:
Questions:
Email: enrichment@iu13.org
Call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822
 

Volunteer Opportunities

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. Camp Invention Leadership Interns should be 16 years or older. Other camp volunteer positions can be filled by students entering Grades 8-12. 
 
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Questions:
Call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822