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Summer Enrichment Camps

IU13 offers challenge, learning, and fun through its summer enrichment camps. 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. Parents LOVE that their children meet new friends, enjoy hands-on learning, and have a great time!


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2022 Summer Enrichment Camp offerings: 

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Ozobot Travel

Two-day camp: Wednesday, June 22 and Friday, June 24, 2022
Time:  8:30 am – 11:30 am
Location:  Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA
Who can participate? Students entering Grades 4 through 7 in Fall 2022

Around the World with Sphero
Two-day camp: Wednesday, June 22 and Friday, June 24, 2022
Time:  12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA
Who can participate? Students entering Grades 4 through 7 in Fall 2022

Survival in the Wilderness
Three-day camp:  Tuesday-Thursday, June 28-30, 2022
Time:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Pavilion #11, Lancaster County Central Park, Lancaster, PA
Who can participate? Students entering Grades 4 through 8 in Fall 2022

Creek Exploration – A Family Summer Experience
Date:  Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Time:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Pavilion #11, Lancaster County Central Park, Lancaster, PA
Who can participate? Parents, Grandparents, and Students entering Grades 4 through 8 in Fall 2022

Dive into CS Zero Fundamentals
Four-day camp: Monday-Thursday, July 11-14, 2022
Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 noon (with optional independent work time until 2:00 pm)
Location: Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA
Who can participate? Students entering Grades 7 through 10 in Fall 2022

Water Everywhere!
Three-day Camp: Tuesday-Thursday, July 19-21, 2022
Time:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Pavilion #11, Lancaster County Central Park, Lancaster, PA
Who can participate? Students entering Grades 2 through 5 in Fall 2022

Exploring Life in Wilderness – A Family Summer Experience
Date:  Monday, July 25, 2022
Time:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Pavilion #11, Lancaster County Central Park, Lancaster, PA
Who can participate? Parents, Grandparents, and Students entering Grades 4 through 8 in Fall 2022

Summertime Wonders – A Family Summer Experience
Date:  Monday, August 1, 2022
Time:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Pavilion #11, Lancaster County Central Park, Lancaster, PA
Who can participate? Parents, Grandparents, and Students entering Grades 1 through 4 in Fall 2022

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


Ozobot Travel

Who can attend: Students entering Grades 4 through 7 in Fall 2022
Limit: 15 campers
Two-Day Camp:  June 22 & June 24, 2022 (mornings)
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Tuition: $99.00 per student
Location: The Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: June 15, 2022

Student interest in coding continues to grow. There is a good reason for that—it is challenging, creative, exciting, and fun. It is also vitally important as a new language in the digital age. Logic and math skills are developed as well as problem-solving abilities. It often requires a “Fail Forward” attitude as mistakes will be made and persistence will be required. Get the summer started right with new friends and tiny robots! Using both color- and block-coding capabilities of the Ozobot EVO, campers will enjoy a hands-on experience. With exploration as a theme, these tiny codable robots called Ozobots will challenge and delight campers. New skill instruction, a daily navigation challenge, and time for self-exploration with a variety of alternate activities will allow campers to learn and have fun. Because teamwork is vital in coding, some of the activities will be designed as partner or small group challenges. At other times, campers will be working independently. Because each camper will learn at a different pace, individual attention will be provided. We have found at past IU13 technology camps that campers are often very happy to help each other as they learn together. Join us for two days of “digital travel.”

Notes:

  • This morning camp is geared toward beginner and intermediate coders.
  • All supplies, including Ozobots, will be supplied for use by the campers.
  • If a camper is attending both morning (Ozobot) and afternoon (Sphero) enrichment camps, IU13 will host a supervised lunch* time from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM at no extra charge. (*Campers must pre-register and bring their own packed lunch and drink – please refrain from peanut/nut products.)

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Around the World with Sphero

Who can attend: Students entering Grades 4 through 7 in Fall 2022
Limit: 15 campers
Two-Day Camp:  June 22 & June 24, 2022 (afternoons)
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuition: $99.00 per student
Location: The Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: June 15, 2022

Do you enjoy going on a vacation? Where in the world would you like to visit? Join us as we design and code, using draw- and block-coding, “virtual vacations” with Sphero. There will be fun daily activities to do in pairs and independently, and time for free play with Sphero.

Coding is also vitally important as a new language in the digital age. Logic and math skills are developed as well as problem-solving abilities. It often requires a “Fail Forward” attitude as mistakes will be made and persistence will be required.

Notes:

  • This afternoon camp is geared toward beginner to intermediate coders.
  • Full-size Sphero devices (baseball size) will be available for campers to use each day.
  • If a camper is attending both morning (Ozobot) and afternoon (Sphero) enrichment camps, IU13 will host a supervised lunchtime* from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM at no extra charge. (*Campers must pre-register and bring their own packed lunch and drink – please refrain from peanut/nut products.)
  • IU13 reserves the right to cancel this camp if there is inadequate enrollment. A full refund will be given.

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Survival in the Wilderness

Who can attend: Students entering Grades 4 through 8 in Fall 2022
Limit: 20 campers
Three-Day Camp: Tuesday-Thursday, June 28-30, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuition: $175.00 per student
Location: Lancaster County Central Park, Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Rd., Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: June 8, 2022

This camp has become an annual favorite for campers as they experience fresh air and exercise out in the woods. COVID-19 has taught us many important lessons in personal safety but learning about survival outdoors allows us to develop new skills while having a lot of fun. Join 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 learn if they would be safe to eat in a survival situation. You will also practice the vital skills of teamwork, problem-solving, and collaboration! To have a great day outside, please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Arrive ready to meet new people and work effectively to face challenges as they are presented.

NOTE: Dress for outdoor exploration, including a creek study. Water shoes or old sneakers will be required in the creek – no flip flops in the water, please. To ensure a safe experience for all, we will remain outdoors throughout the day. Registrants will receive an email with more information.

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Creek Exploration – A Family Camp!

Who can attend: Parents, grandparents, and students entering Grades 4 through 8 in Fall 2022
Limit: 20 campers (adults included in the count)
One-Day Camp: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuition: $25.00 per person for first two family members; $15.00 additional family member
Location: Lancaster County Central Park, Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Rd., Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: June 17, 2022

Are you in need of some adventure after being cooped up for another year? Does your family like exploring creeks, wetlands, or rivers? Do you like hiking and discovering wildlife in an outdoor environment? If so, this is the summer family day for you! Take a break from the summer heat and spend a refreshing day with Lancaster County Park Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez and staff from the IU13 Student Services Program. Together, we will investigate and experience the science and fun 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, learn how to keep our water clean and explore the woods around the creek for signs of life. When summer temperatures rise, water offers fun, cool refreshment, and awesome opportunities for scientific discovery. We had a great time last summer together as families. We hope you will join us this year.

NOTE: Dress for outdoor exploration, including a creek study. Water shoes or old sneakers will be required in the creek – no flip flops in the water, please. To ensure a safe experience for all, we will remain outdoors throughout the day. Registrants will receive an email with more information.

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Dive into CS Zero Fundamentals

Who can attend: Students entering Grades 7 through 10 in Fall 2022
Limit: 15 campers
Four-Day Camp: July 6-9, 2022
Time & Tuition Options:

  • (Option A) 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon – $99.00/camper for instruction only
  • (Option B*) 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – $125.00/camper for instruction AND independent work time (with facilitator present for questions, as needed)

Location: The Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2022

The CMU CS Academy is a project from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science which developed a novel, world-class, interactive middle- and high-school computer science curriculum. IU13 has received requests from parents and students for more text coding opportunities, so we are excited to repeat this camp experience for 2022! Even campers from last summer are welcome to join us to continue their Python coding journey and have the chance to meet new friends.

Campers will receive coding guidance from Judy Trusz, Nonpublic Math Consultant, while connecting with other students who have similar interests and skills. Using CS0 (CS Zero) as an introduction to programming, campers will learn the basics of Python by drawing images, creating animations, and making games!  Campers can expect interactive problem solving with new friends through a graphics-based curriculum that gives everyone something of interest — from art to games to algorithms!

  • No prior experience in coding is necessary. IU13 will supply the laptops and mice to use each day.
  • A daily mid-morning ‘brain break’ with a snack will be provided with fun physical activities.
  • If a camper is enrolled in *Option B, please bring a packed lunch and drink each day (please refrain from food containing nuts or peanuts).
  • IU13 reserves the right to cancel this camp if there is inadequate enrollment. A full refund will be given.

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Water Everywhere!

Who can attend: Students entering Grades 2 through 5 in Fall 2022
Limit: 20 campers
Three-Day Camp: Tuesday-Thursday, July 19-21, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuition: $175.00 per camper
Location: Lancaster County Central Park, Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Rd., Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: June 28, 2022

What is better on a hot summer day than a refreshing bit of water? Water is vital – we depend on it for life, but it is also a great deal of fun. Come spend three days with Lisa Sanchez, Park Naturalist, and staff from IU13 to experience water in so many ways. We will build (and float) boats made of recycled materials, explore the Conestoga River and catch some critters that live there, play water games, paint, garden, and more! Being outside, making new friends, and learning about the importance of clean water will be perfect experiences for summer campers. Join us!

NOTE: Dress for outdoor explorations, including a creek study. Water shoes or old sneakers will be required in the creek (no flip flops in the creek). To ensure a safe experience for all, we will remain outdoors throughout the day. Registrants will receive an email with more information.

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Exploring Life in the Wilderness – A Family Camp!

Who can attend: Parents, grandparents, and students entering Grades 4 through 8 in Fall 2022
Limit: 20 campers (adults included in the count)
One-Day Camp: Monday, July 25, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuition: $25.00 per person for first two family members; $15.00 additional family member
Location: Lancaster County Central Park, Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Rd., Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2022

Survival in the Wilderness is a fascinating topic for older campers; they truly love it! At this one-day family camp at Lancaster County Park’s Pavilion #11, join Naturalist Lisa Sanchez and IU13 staff to explore several important things needed to stay alive in a survival situation. Together, we will explore safe options for food, water, shelter, and creating fire.  As part of a family team, you will have the opportunity to build a shelter and start a fire. You will also gather food and water from a variety of locations in the woods and learn if they would be safe to eat in a survival situation. You will also practice the vital skills of teamwork, problem solving, and collaboration which are always great for family dynamics! Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Arrive ready to meet new people, work effectively to face challenges as they are presented, and have a great day of active outdoor fun!

NOTE: Dress for outdoor exploration, including a creek study. Water shoes or old sneakers will be required in the creek. To ensure a safe experience for all, we will remain outdoors throughout the day. Registrants will receive an email with more information.

Learn more here:

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Summertime Wonders – A Family Camp!

Who can attend: Parents, grandparents, and students entering Grades 1 through 4 in Fall 2022
Limit: 20 campers (adults included in the count)
One-Day Camp: Monday, August 1, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuition: $25.00 per person for first two family members; $15.00 additional family member
Location: Lancaster County Central Park, Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Rd., Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: July 13, 2022

Does your family love animals and birds? Would you like to know more about how they adapt to their surroundings to survive? If so, this camp is for you! Time spent at Lancaster County Central Park is always educational and interactive! Join Naturalist Lisa Sanchez and IU13 staff for a one-day family experience and to learn 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, fields, and Conestoga River so we can look for signs of reptiles, birds, and other animals who call Lancaster County Central Park “home.”

To ensure a safe experience for all, we will remain outdoors throughout the day. Registrants will receive an email with more information.

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Volunteer Opportunities 2022

Attention – Older students who want volunteer experience in a leadership role: IU13 will have open positions for volunteers for two outdoor camps at Lancaster County Central Park: Survival in the Wilderness and Water Everywhere camps. If you need volunteer hours or want to build your resume for a career in education, this is an excellent opportunity. Background clearances are needed for all volunteers. A job well done can lead to a letter of recommendation from IU13, if requested.

To learn more, click here: 2022 Volunteer Opportunities – Summer Camps

If you have questions about volunteering or are ready to apply for a volunteer position, please email enrichment@iu13.org or call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services at 717-606-1822.

Enrichment Camp Refund/Cancellation Policies

  • IU13 reserves the right to cancel any camp if there is inadequate enrollment. A full refund will be given.

In the event you cancel your child’s registration, refunds are defined below:

  • Notice of cancellation must be submitted to IU13 in writing.
  • A full refund will be given if cancellation is received before the registration deadline.
  • A refund for cancellation after the registration deadline has passed will be at the discretion of IU13.
  • Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your refund.