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STEM Camp for Students on the Autism Spectrum


About the Camp 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for . . . computer science and ice cream! This camp will offer an exciting hands-on computer science (CS) experience. Campers will explore how CS is used by the people who make the food we eat (especially frozen treats), tour Penn State food science facilities, and engage in fun computer science activities! This three-and-a-half-day camp will take place at the Penn Stater Conference Center alongside the National Autism Conference and is designed for college-bound high school students who are on the autism spectrum. CSinPA Brain Freeze! is brought to you in partnership with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), a project of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education. Camp staff are specially trained by PaTTAN experts on the unique needs of students with autism, and camp design will take into consideration camper’s specific needs, such as closer supervision or sensory concerns. There is no cost to participate. Please reach out to us at for more information! 

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Date: July 31 to August 3, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Location: The Penn Stater Conference Center and University Park campus 

Grades:  Students entering grades 9-12 in fall 2023

Camp fees and registration:  There is no cost to attend this camp. Please click the link below to register. Contact us at  with any questions or concerns.


This camp is now full. Thank you for your interest.


Lunch and Snacks: Activity breaks will be taken each day to allow campers to eat their peanut free snacks that they bring from home. All campers will eat lunch in the dining commons each day.



Contact us via email at or give us a call at (814) 865-0083.

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

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