Youth Programs

Youth Programs

New SAT Review Course

The SAT is changing!

The entering class of 2017 will be the first cohort in which most students take the redesigned SAT. Penn State Hazleton offers high school students a seven week-session, grade-free course to prepare students for the new SAT testing. Practice all of the skills you'll need for the new SAT.  

SAT Prep Course

Four parts: Reading, writing and language, math and optional SAT essay

Course Dates
Tuesdays and Thursdays
August 2 - September 15
5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Course Fee:  $299 (includes books/materials)

Reading and writing - Learn and practice the different kinds of reading and writing passages found on the new SAT.

Math - Learn and practice all of the different math skills on the new SAT.

Learn about the new SAT, and get tips for preparing for the test.

Features

  • Course materials are practical and relevant for the revised SAT beginning March, 2016
  • Students are given homework assignments between classes
  • Sample SAT exams are given as practice tests

http://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=8405860

For more information please contact:
Debra Conway
570-450-3136
dxk40@psu.edu

 

Summer Youth Camps

Penn State Hazleton summer youth programs offer students a fun-filled approach to academic learning during the summer months. We offer summer camps for elementary, middle and high school students. Each camp is one week long. All camps meet Monday through Friday. Grades listed indicate the grade the student will be entering in fall 2016.

 

WEEK OF JUNE 20

Critter Camp
Grades 2-5
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$165

Each Critter Camp day will include a high-energy, minimally structured hunt to find and learn about as many different plants and animals as possible. You can share your discoveries and use our lab facilities to examine your specimens under the microscope and use them in simple experiments and creative projects. You will also be taken on a field trip to a local stream on one of the five days. This camp will spark your enthusiasm for the natural world!

https://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7473834

 

WEEK OF JUNE 27

Lego Mindstorms
Grades 2-5
9 a.m. to noon 
$99

Lego Mindstorms are used in this camp, which features compelling activities and hands-on robotic challenges guided by facilitators. After a challenge is introduced, you will work in teams to design, program and test your robots. Learn how to try different strategies when designing and programming the robots. Through this approach, you will develop skills involved in teamwork, including communication, problem-solving, engineering and troubleshooting — and learn that often there is not one answer to a practical problem, but a number of possible solutions.

https://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7497543

Solar Power
Grades 2-5
1 to 4 p.m.
$99

Mini solar building kits teach campers the benefits of solar energy as they create a solar robot toy that is both fun to play with and requires no batteries. With alternative energy playing such a pivotal role in the world’s energy future, there is no better time than now to start learning basic concepts behind these technologies. Campers will be able to take their robots home at the end of the week to enjoy endless hours of play and learning!   

https://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7470592

 

WEEK OF JULY 11

Sing Your Heart Out
Grades 2-9 
9 a.m. to noon
$99

Strengthen your voice and explore the music world. Learn where your voice actually comes from and how to sound like a pop star! Tone, breath, control, pitch – we’ll learn it all, even how to tweak the words so you don’t go flat. Once we learn all these techniques, we’ll prepare for an end-of-the-week singing performance. Don’t worry, no nasty judges to deal with, just a good time as you learn to sing your heart out! Taught by Cathy Donnelly of Froggy 101, WILK and 102.3 the Mountain.

https://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7469608 

Broadcasting
Grades 2-9
1 to 4 p.m.
$99

If you love listening to the radio and wonder what it takes to be a good disc jockey, this is the camp for you. Is it really just as easy as pushing a few buttons and playing tunes? In this class you’ll find out what’s involved with being “on the radio.” You’ll learn about sound editing. You’ll record your own radio show and we’ll play all the show at an end-of-the-week radio party. Come learn the tricks of the radio trade! Taught by Cathy Donnelly of Froggy 101, WILK, and 102.3 the Mountain.

https://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7462733

 

WEEK OF JULY 18

Elementary Olympics
Grades 1-4
9 a.m. to noon
$99

This week of fun will have the children participating in activities that simulate actual events in either the Summer or Winter Olympics. There will be activities including a torch relay, bobsledding with gym scooters, hurdles, long jump, basics of volleyball and so much more!

https://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7466899

Math and Olympics
Grades 1-4
1 to 4 p.m.
$99

Get ready for a week of learning math in a fun way! You will use computer games to explore operations and computations, conduct measurements and surveys during outdoor games, and use math strategies while playing sports. We will be covering numerous common core standards, but campers will be having too much fun to even realize it!

https://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7471444 

The Nuts and Bolts of Jewelry
Grades 4-7
9 a.m. to noon
$99

A hardware store isn’t only for your plumbing and electrical needs anymore! It’s also a great find for creating unique pieces of jewelry. From bracelets made from washers to earrings made from miscut keys, let your imagination run free as you find hidden gems in a hardware store. We’ll create rings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets and more using items from your local hardware store. You’ll never look at a hardware store in the same way!

http://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7643903 

Sculpt It!
Grades 4-7
1 to 4 p.m.
$99 

Students in fourth through seventh grades will explore the many ways to create sculptures from a traditional bowl to making masks from different cultures to turning trash into treasure with found objects. Learn techniques to use clay, papier-mâché and recycled materials, along with other media to design unique projects. This class is perfect for any student who likes to work with their hands and isn’t afraid to get them dirty!

https://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7510975

 

Sports Camps

WEEK OF JUNE 20

Penn State Basketball School Boys' Session
Grades 4-9
9 a.m. to noon
$99

The Penn State Boys’ Basketball School helps players develop and improve their basketball skills. The staff, dedicated to the highest ideals of sports conduct and play, base their philosophy on the premise that excellence in basketball, as in any aspect of life, requires hard work and perseverance. Staff members encourage this attitude among all players.

https://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7497005

Youth Soccer Development Camp
Grades 3-10
1 to 4 p.m.
$80

The Youth Soccer Development Camp will offer five days of soccer skill training. Our coaching staff, certified by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), will develop and implement all training sessions. Current Penn State Hazleton men’s and women’s soccer coaches, along with current players, will work with campers on improving their fundamental ball skills, reading the game, increasing speed and agility.

https://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7483364 

 

WEEK OF JUNE 27

Penn State Hazleton Soccer Futures Skills Camp
Grades 7-12 
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
$99

The Penn State Hazleton Soccer Futures Skills Camp will offer five days of training in an intense collegiate atmosphere for youth who are interested in playing college soccer. Our National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) certified coaching staff will develop and implement all training sessions. Coaching staff from the men’s and women’s soccer teams will train players on topics including, but not limited to, fundamental goalkeeping skills, reading the game, and improving speed and agility. Current members of Penn State Hazleton’s men’s and women’s soccer teams will also be assisting with this camp.

https://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7473515

Penn State Hazleton Soccer Futures Goalkeeper Camp
Grades 7-12 
1 to 3 p.m.
$75

If your particular interest is improving goalkeeper skills, then this session held in a condensed format, is for you! The training is developed and taught by coaching staff certified by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Current Penn State Hazleton men’s and women’s soccer coaches, along with current players, will work with campers on improving their fundamental ball skills, reading the game, increasing speed and agility.  

https://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7471896

 

WEEK OF JULY 11

Penn State Basketball School Girls' Session 
Grades 4-9
9 a.m. to noon
$99

The Penn State Girls’ Basketball School will provide each camper with a great opportunity for growth and success. Our staff is composed of enthusiastic, caring, hard-working Penn State coaches, who will work with the campers on basketball fundamentals and team concepts of the game. Each camper will have an enjoyable week, improving their basketball skills while having fun at the same time. In addition to teaching basic skills, the staff will provide opportunities for daily competitions.

https://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=7485917

 

Registration deadline is one week prior to camp beginning.

For more information contact Penn State Continuing Education at 570-450-3110 or dxk40@psu.edu.

 

Summer Youth Camp Forms

Penn State University Youth Program Health Services Medical Authorization form (Word document)

Penn State Hazleton Consent to Release Child form (Word document)