Middle School Summer Camps


Students entering 5th through 8th grade in Fall 2017 are invited to register for our Middle School Discovery Camps.  Middle School camps are offered various weeks throughout the summer.  Each camp is commuter based beginning at 8:30 am and ending each day at 4:00 pm. There are no prerequisites to register for Discovery Summer Camp.  Before or after camp childcare services are not available.

Junior Nittany Criminal Investigative Science Camp Badge

Discover the science and the techniques used to solve crimes by collecting and analyzing evidence.

Movie Making: Storylines and iMovie

The fun filled week will explore the fundamentals of writing a good story, reading and writing scripts, character exploration, digital tools, iMovie basics, and film making/animation. No technology experience needed-creativity found in class!

RoboCamp: Where Minds Meet Technology Badge

Campers will work in teams, building and programming NXT Mindstorms. Students will accept various challenges throughout the week to make their robots perform. Fun, learning, and competition all wrapped up in one memorable week.

NEW! RoboCamp II: The Next Level Badge

RoboCamp II continues the robotics experience, placing more challenges before eager learners.  Participants must have attended the first RoboCamp or have computer familiarity for this particular camp.

How and Why Things Work

Campers will have an enriching hands-on, fun filled week exploring scientific principles and having the opportunity to discover the “whys” related to how we do things.  It’s a little bit of engineering, environmental, and science all rolled into one fun week.

Make Your First 3D Video Game/Minecraft Designers Camp Badge

If your child loves playing video games, this camp is sure to please.  No prior experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun.  Campers will learn the basics in design, animation, and simple coding. 

Youth Architect: The Building Blocks of Design Badge

Does your child enjoy building, designing, and/or creating structures from toys or a computer? This camp will demystify the design process by taking a concept and teaching budding architects, step-by-step, the processes needed to make a concept a reality. 

Science of Technology Camp Badge

Age appropriate hands-on activities that demonstrate engineering principles, individual and group activities/competitions using machines built by campers, and use of K'Nex building systems and Bobots.