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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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Check out this video of clips from recent camps and see how students are challenged and have fun at IU13 Summer Enrichment Camps!


PLEASE NOTE (5/7/20):

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, onsite 2020 IU13 Summer Enrichment Camps have been cancelled.


We’re excited to offer these new online/at-home opportunities!

Please contact enrichment@iu13.org with any questions. Thank you!

Camp Invention Connect – NEW! – At-Home Program!
Dates: July 13-17, 2020 (at home, with optional online collaboration sessions and coach office hours)
Who can attend? Students entering Grades 1 through 6

The Incredible Mini-Sphero! Robotics, Programming, Coding & More… – NEW! – At-Home Program!
Dates: July 1, July 2, July 8 and July 9, 2020
Who can participate? Students entering Grades 5 through 8 in Fall 2020

Behind the Lens: Start Your Photography or Creative Freelance Business Today! – NEW! CANCELLED
Dates/Online Instruction: FOUR Consecutive Tuesdays, July 7-28, 2020 / 1:00-3:00 PM
Who can attend? Students entering Grades 9 through 12 in Fall 2020 (also open to any current senior who attended the fall 2019 SEE Photography Seminar)


Summer Chess Exploration: Choices, Pawn-chains, and Checkmates – CANCELLED
Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 15-18, 2020
Who can attend? Students entering Grades 4 through 7

Behind the Lens: Start Your Photography or Creative Freelance Business Today! – NEW! – CANCELLED
Dates: Tuesday, June 30 AND Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Who can attend? Students entering Grades 9 through 12

Survival in the Wilderness: Challenge Accepted! – CANCELLED
Dates: Tuesday-Friday, July 7-10, 2020
Who can attend? Students entering Grades 5 through 8

Camp Invention® “ELEVATE” – CANCELLED
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 2020
Who can attend? Students entering Grades 1 through 6

Healthcare Career Exploration Camp – CANCELLED
Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 20-23, 2020
Who can attend? Students entering Grades 9 through 12

Steven Courtney’s Fantastic Summer Music Vibes – NEW! – CANCELLED
Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 2020
Who can attend? Students entering Grades 5 through 8

Twisting, Turning, and Rubik’s Cube Learning – CANCELLED
Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 2020
Who can attend? Students entering Grades 4 through 7

Volunteer Opportunities – CANCELLED
Who can attend? Students in Grades 8 through 12 who are looking for leadership experience.

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


Camp Invention Connect™ – NEW! – At-Home Program!

Camp Invention ConnectWho can attend?  Students entering Grades 1-6
Limit: 60 Students*
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 2020
Time: Flexible! Campers will be mailed an activity kit. Campers can choose a screen-free, self-led experience or connect with certified education Coaches and fellow campers for online collaboration sessions.

  • Optional morning connection times led by IU13 coaches and offered through Zoom will be shared with families based on number of participants. The number of campers per Zoom session will not exceed 20. This will include a time of brief instruction and there will be “office hours” set up in which campers can check in with IU13 staff with questions.

Tuition: $175.00/student (Plus, enjoy a $15 savings with promo code ELEVATE15, now through June 30)
Location: At home!
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 22, 2020 – Register here!

Camp Invention Connect™ reaches far beyond what you’ve come to expect from distance learning, inspiring confidence and creativity through independent, hands-on exploration.

  • Activity kits packed full of fun materials are shipped directly to each participant.
  • Daily challenges motivate children to go outdoors, get active and stretch their imaginations.
  • Choose a screen-free, self-led experience or connect with certified education Coaches and fellow campers for online collaboration sessions.
  • The need for parental involvement is kept to a minimum, while creativity and exploration are unlimited.
  • Learn more about Camp Invention Connect™ here: https://www.invent.org/camp-invention-connect

Camp Invention is organized by the Student Services program at IU13 which strives to challenge, support, and inspire students through enrichment activities, academic events, and competitions. These general education services allow students to tap into their interests and develop well-rounded skills and knowledge, while connecting with like-minded peers. Camp Invention is an annual favorite each summer at IU13. This summer, while safely at home, Camp Invention Connect will allow parents the chance to participate with their child(ren). IU13 staff will be available to offer general guidance, but parents are free to modify the Camp Invention curriculum to meet the specific needs of their children.

*Families who registered for the Camp Invention ELEVATE program in July 2020 (which was cancelled due to COVID-19) should have received information directly from Camp Invention about Camp Invention Connect. If previously registered families have questions, please contact Camp Invention directly.

 

The Incredible Mini-Sphero! Robotics, Programming, Coding & More… – NEW! – At-Home Program!

Kids playing with SpheroWho can participate? Students entering Grades 5 through 8 in Fall 2020
Dates: July 1, July 2, July 8 and July 9, 2020
Online Instruction: 10:00 – 11:30 AM (Optional office hour for questions from 3:00 – 4:00 PM each date)
Tuition: $99.00/student (limited scholarship funds available for those who qualify – see flyer)
Registration Deadline: June 22, 2020
Group Limit: 20 campers – so register today!

Is someone in your family looking for cool, engaging, thought-provoking fun this summer? Do programming and coding hold an interest for anyone, Grades 5-8, in your household? If curiosity and invention through science, music, and the arts create excitement, this introduction to Sphero might be a great option for summer fun at home. What is a Mini-Sphero? Feel free to take a quick look to learn more!

With guidance from IU13 Student Services staff, led by Judy Craig, children (entering grades 5-8) can connect with new friends during four instructional sessions before launching off on their own for problem solving, coding and hours of fun. Each day, 90 minutes of interactive guidance (how to use the app and DRIVE, how to Block Code and more) will be available online with optional office hours later each day to answer questions or trouble-shoot problems. This at-home camp will keep children safe while offering an educational activity that can be enjoyed all summer long.

In addition to engaging instruction, each camper will receive and keep a Mini-Sphero, 3 mini cones, 6 mini bowling pins, and a USB charging cable. These camp supplies will be available for curbside pickup at IU13 (Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Pike, Lancaster) on June 26 (9 AM) or June 29 (4 PM). To participate in camp, each home will need to provide:

  • A parent/guardian Gmail account that can be accessed by camper
  • A device that can be used by camper: iPad, iPhone or Android
  • Camp will be hosted through a secure class on SpheroEDU
  • Sphero app downloaded onto device from https://sphero.com/pages/apps

Learn more here: The Incredible Mini-Sphero! Flyer

Register: https://iu13.wufoo.com/forms/m1hp3jj20lwqjdi/

Questions:

 

Behind the Lens: Start Your Photography or Creative Freelance Business Today! – NEW! – CANCELLED

Who can attend? Students entering Grades 9 through 12 in Fall 2020 (also open to any current senior who attended the fall 2019 SEE Photography Seminar)
Dates/Online Instruction: FOUR Consecutive Tuesdays, July 7-28, 2020 / 1:00-3:00 PM
Online Office Hour: Thursdays at 1:00 PM each date (for questions and guidance – optional)
Tuition: $130.00/student (limited scholarship funds available for those who qualify – see below*)
Registration Deadline: June 22, 2020

As a high school student, do you dream of starting your own business…perhaps one that allows you to tap into your creative talents? Have you ever felt intimidated by the thought of pursuing a career in the arts? This July, join professional photographer Cassandra Storm for a 4-week online enrichment camp designed to improve your photography and artistic abilities with the added benefit of personal instruction on how to market your artwork into a business. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, this is the enrichment experience for you!

During this “summer camp online” you will meet with professional photographer and business owner Cassandra Storm (cassandrastorm.com), and fellow artistic entrepreneurs your age, for an inspiring and interactive artistic collaboration encouraging your personal inspiration, career exploration, and business experience from week to week. Starting with the very first seminar, you will present images for a class slideshow with positive critiques from Mrs. Storm on how to progress your skills forward into your next exhibit. Assignments will build from week to week to match your interest, experience, and ability level with opportunities to learn from your fellow students in open class discussions as well as Q&A with your instructor. Students can participate with any level of camera from their phones to DSLRs.

Cassandra will offer specific career advice by sharing the “ups and downs” of her own journey of building a successful photography business. Extensive instruction will be offered in working with available light and posing for still-life photos, landscapes, and individual and group portraiture. In addition to photography, participants will learn sales strategies, customer service skills, and other valuable business finesse. The expertise taught in this seminar will transfer to anyone looking to start a freelance creative business. Summer is the perfect time to have fun, connect with other teens who love photography, and become inspired to make your dream a reality. Sign up today! Enrollment is limited.

Learn more here: Behind the Lens Flyer

Register: https://iu13.wufoo.com/forms/m4vdg0s1g3xmcy/

Questions:

 

 

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

Who can attend?  Students entering Grades 4 through 7
Limit:  20 Students
Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 15-18, 2020 – CANCELLED
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Tuition: $120.00/student
Location: The Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2020

Are you looking for a great way to start vacation and learn things you can enjoy and practice all summer?  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 annual 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 skills that will take your game to a new level. Join us for four mornings filled with strategy, concentration, competition, and fun. Campers who have attended in past summers are welcome to return for more instruction and match play.

Learn more here:
Summer Chess Camp flyer/registration

Questions:
Email: enrichment@iu13.org
Call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822

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Behind the Lens: Start Your Photography or Creative Freelance Business Today! – NEW! – CANCELLED

Who can attend?  Students entering Grades 9 through 12
(also open to any current senior who attended the Fall 2019 SEE Seminar)
Limit:  20 Students
Dates: Tuesday, June 30 AND Tuesday, July 7, 2020 – CANCELLED
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuition: $130.00/student
Location: Lancaster County Community Foundation, 24 W. King Street, Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: June 15, 2020

As a high school student, do you dream of starting your own business…perhaps one that allows you to tap into your creative talents? Have you ever felt intimidated by the thought of pursuing a career in the arts? During this two-day camp, professional photographer and business owner Cassandra Storm (cassandrastorm.com) will build upon work she did with IU13 SEE students in the fall of 2019. Cassandra will offer specific career advice by sharing the “ups and downs” of her own journey of building a successful photography business. Extensive instruction will be offered in working with available light and posing for still-life photos, landscapes, individual and group portraiture. Campers can grow their own portfolio by working on a project between the two days of camp. Set in the lovely offices of the Lancaster County Community Foundation in downtown Lancaster, this camp will allow high school students to explore the mechanics of photography with their own cameras (including smartphone cameras) and practice editing techniques in post-production. (Note: Post-production will be completed at home between sessions using participants’ own computers and software.) In addition to photography, participants will learn sales strategies, customer service skills, and other valuable business finesse. The expertise taught in this seminar will transfer to anyone looking to start a freelance creative business. Summer is the perfect time to have fun, connect with other teens who love photography, and become inspired to make your dream a reality. Sign up today! Enrollment is limited.

Cassandra developed a passion for her career early in life, working on the staff of her high school yearbook. At age 14, she knew there was much to explore behind the lens of her camera. Her education and career allowed her to photograph Olympic athletes in training, a triple organ transplant in Washington D.C., and an indigenous Quechua wedding in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She has owned her own photography business, Cassandra Storm Photography Inc. in York, PA, for the last 15 years.

Learn more here:
Behind the Lens flyer/registration

Questions:
Email: enrichment@iu13.org
Call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822

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Survival in the Wilderness: Challenge Accepted! – CANCELLED

Who can attend?  Students entering Grades 5 through 8
Limit:  20 Students
Dates:  Tuesday-Friday, July 7-10, 2020 – CANCELLED
Time:  9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuition:  $185.00 per student
Location: Lancaster County Central Park, Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Rd, Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: June 17, 2020

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. 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. Arrive ready to meet new people and work effectively to face challenges as they are presented.  Be sure to bring a signed LANCASTER COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER PROGRAM RELEASE OF LIABILITY form in order to partake in the edible portion of the camp.

Learn more here:
Survival in the Wilderness flyer/registration

Questions:
Email: enrichment@iu13.org
Call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822

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Camp Invention® “ELEVATE” – CANCELLED

Who can attend? Students entering Grades 1 through 6
Limit: 94 Students
Date: Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 2020 – CANCELLED
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Camp Director: Melissa Gramley
Cost: $265.00 per student (Early registration discounts are available.)
Location: The Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA

Imaginations will soar this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, ELEVATE! Campers in Grades K-6 will spark their creativity and build collaboration skills while controlling their very own flight simulation robot, protecting Earth’s ecosystems, designing the ultimate sports complex, and learning the value of their ideas! Local educators will lead fun, hands-on STEM activities inspiring children to ask questions, overcome obstacles, and be confident in their innovative ideas.

Register at invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 for information. Use promo code ELEVATE25 to save $25 (expires 3/31).

Learn more here:
Camp Invention flyer
Video: View this extensive video highlighting Camp Invention 2019

Questions:
Email: enrichment@iu13.org
Call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822

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Healthcare Career Exploration Camp – CANCELLED

Who can attend? Students entering Grades 9 through 12
Limit: 30 Students (minimum of 10 students)
Date: Monday-Thursday, July 20-23, 2020 – CANCELLED
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuition: $300.00 per student
Location: Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, 850 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: July 6, 2020

Healthcare has become the largest source of jobs in the United States. Jobs in this field are varied and in high demand. From a doctor to a nurse to a healthcare administrator to a surgical technician, the options are plentiful. This summer, why not see if your interest in helping people can translate into a rewarding career in healthcare? IU13 is partnering with Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, which offers traditional degrees, certificates, and continuing education, to host a four-day camp for high school students that will provide focused collaboration with unique workshops. These four days will be filled with an exciting curriculum that will keep you engaged while you learn about new opportunities in the healthcare field in a state-of-the-art facility. Camp activities may include dissecting an organ, learning how to suture, examining ultrasounds, administering IVs, practicing the intubation process, and immersing yourself in other hands-on experiences in the college’s specialized simulation labs. Everyone will have the opportunity to become CPR/AED certified or to practice these lifesaving skills.

Summer is the perfect time to have fun, connect with other teens with interest in the healthcare field, and become inspired to make your dream a reality. Sign up today! Enrollment is limited.

Learn more here:
Healthcare Career Exploration Camp flyer/registration

Questions:
Email: enrichment@iu13.org
Call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822

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Steven Courtney’s Fantastic Summer Music Vibes – NEW! – CANCELLED

Who can attend?  Students entering Grades 5 through 8
Limit: 20 Students
Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 2020 – CANCELLED
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Tuition: $120.00/student
Location: The Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: July 13, 2020

Are you a musician who wants to learn more about performing, songwriting, creating music, and more? Would you like to explore the musical complexity that comes with rhythmic syncopation – the layering of parts, the implied music theory, the group feel, and the human interaction and cooperation behind it all? If so, this energetic, interactive camp is perfect for you! Steven Courtney (stevencourtney.com) is a performing songwriter who has experienced multiple areas of success. Partnering with IU13 to provide SEE Seminars for advanced/gifted learners, Steven has shared his passion for music and life with students from elementary to high school.

During this camp, students will be encouraged to collaborate with Steven to create, perform, and record original compositions. Together, they will explore improvisational techniques, vocal melodies, various forms of percussion, and sparse instrumentation techniques – all while sharing their newfound love of working together as a team. If you are someone who loves language and enjoys music, this summer camp will be a unique opportunity to learn from an accomplished musician, performer, and recording artist.

Throughout his ongoing career, Steven Courtney has performed over 6,100 concerts to date, recorded 30 full-length albums, and received numerous awards including: the 2016 Parents Choice Gold Award for the Sunflower Road album, the 2014 Parents Choice Silver Award for the Sun Hill Market album, the 2012 Parents Choice Recommended Award for the Million Smiles To Go album, 7 Children’s Music Web Awards, and the Arpeggio Award for “Outstanding Work with Children” through the Arts. Steven has also produced four concert-length performance videos and an award-winning Children’s TV series.

Learn more here:
Fantastic Summer Music Vibes flyer/registration

Questions:
Email: enrichment@iu13.org
Call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822

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Twisting, Turning, and Rubik’s Cube Learning – CANCELLED

Who can attend?  Students entering Grades 4 through 7
Limit:  20 Students
Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 2020 – CANCELLED
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Tuition: $120.00/student
Location: The Conference and Training Center at IU13, Burle Business Park, 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA
Registration Deadline: July 13, 2020

Can you conquer the cube? Do you have what it takes to twist, turn, and discover tricks to the Rubik’s Cube? If so, enliven the “cuber” inside of you! Each day campers will engage in puzzling projects with Rubik’s Cubes of 2×2, 3×3, and more! Campers will enhance their mathematical side while learning to solve with algorithms, awaken their artistic side through pixelated mosaic creations, and think critically with coding, mathematics, and STEM explorations. Join us to problem solve, persevere, and puzzle your mind with the Rubik’s Cube this summer! Nicole Reppert, a Gifted Support Teacher at Ephrata Area School District and 2018 PAGE Conference presenter, has used the Rubik’s Cube curriculum for years in her classroom. She is very excited to share this experience with campers through IU13.

Learn more here:
Rubik’s Cube Camp flyer/registration

Questions:
Email: enrichment@iu13.org
Call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822

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Volunteer Opportunities 2020 – CANCELLED

Volunteers with campers playing water gamesAttention–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. Each camp has different requirements, but background clearances are needed for all volunteers. A job well done can lead to a letter of recommendation from IU13, if requested.

Learn more here:
Camp Volunteer Opportunities

Questions:
Email: enrichment@iu13.org
Call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822

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

  • Notice of cancellation must be submitted 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.