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Welcome to the 2020 Science-U camp season!

The Penn State Science-U camps are designed to develop critical thinking skills in every camper and encourage participants to pursue their personal interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our camp experiences are designed and taught by faculty members, teachers, and students. We have camps for students going into grades 2 through 12 in the upcoming school year. Registration starts in February 2020. Check out more info about the camps below!

 

Camps for Grades 2-5

Grades 2-4

June 24-28

Day Camp

Put your scientific skills to the test. Come prepared for a little magic, a lot of science, and tons of fun!

Camp Logo for Wizards Camp- a wand trailing light and stars

Grades 4-5

June 24-28

Day Camp

Help design the car of the future while learning how to use advanced tools like 3D printers!

Designing the Future Logo- a stylized car on a sketch board

Grades 2-4

July 1-3, 5

Day Camp

What's a habitat? Find out with experiments, field trips, and experience with creatures that live in one!

Nature Explorers Camp Logo

I like this camp, it is really fun! Alex, 2017 Junior Science Sleuths Campr

 

 

 

 

 

Grades 2-4

July 8-12

Day Camp

Learn how to build and program robots using Lego® tech to complete tasks and become a Master Builder!

Nittany Bots Camp Logo- "Lego Robotics- The Journey to Master Builder"

Quote from grandparent of Nature Explorers 2018 camper:   “This exposure to science deepens our granddaughter's understanding of and appreciation for her environment and world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camps for Grades 5-8

Grades 6-8

July 1-3

Day Camp

How do we know if water is safe to drink?  Learn about some of the cutting-edge tech used to keep us safe!

Water Heroes Logo

Grades 6-8

July 8-12

Day Camp

Bring your boots to this camp! Explore all of Centre County, from rivers to wetlands to mountaintops!

Ecology Camp Logo

Grades 6-8

July 14-19

Day & Residential Options

In this camp you'll study... you! Explore your own genome to find out what makes you, you!

Finding your Roots camp logo

Grades 5-7

July 15-19

Day Camp

What's been going on at our cottage? Help us find out by using real crime scene investigation techniques!

CSI: The Case of the Creep Cottage

I think the kids really enjoyed the creature features, and my kids especially liked the canoe trip! 2018 Ecology Camp Mentor

 

 

 

 

 

Grades 5-7

July 22-26

Day Camp

What's the evidence for alien life, and how are we working to find it? Find out in this camp!

Life in Space

 

Camps for Grades 9-12

Grades 9-12

July 7-12

Day & Residential Options

Learn how materials science is helping solve problems through creative lab experiences and more!

Make it Matter

Grades 10-12

July 21-26

Day & Residential Options

Love science? Passionate about making a difference? Come discover the science leader you will become!

Science Leadership Camp

Grades 9-12

July 28 - August 2

Day & Residential Options

Explore medical science through labs, dissections, and presentations in this college-level experience. 

Penn State Pre-Med Academy

 

Questions?

Contact us via email at sciencecamps@science.psu.edu or give us a call at (814) 865-0083

 Office of Science Outreach, 201 Ritenour Building, University Park, PA 16802