CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Approximately 160 students from grades one through eight attended the Summer Youth Camps at Penn State Lehigh Valley. The one-week, half-day camps offered classes for students interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). These offerings were designed and taught by Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty and the Lehigh Valley Writing Project Fellows.
Campers participated in camps including Sports Statistics, Movie Studio, Cracking the Code, Exploring Art in 3-D, Lego Mindstorms Advanced Robotics, Digital Storybooks, Future Programmers, Splash Lab, and many more.
New this year was CSI Lehigh Valley: DNA Evidence. The CSI Lehigh Valley campers had the opportunity to investigate a crime scene, gather DNA samples, use scientific techniques and tools, and find the perpetrator by analyzing the data.
During the week, children’s book author Joe McGee visited campers. He came to campus for a special reading of “Peanut Butter and Brains.”
Campers wrapped up their learning experience with presentations to their parents and the campus community. Some presentations included testing mechanical robots, a screening of video creations, and art exhibits.
For more information on the Summer Youth Camps, contact Doug Antonioli, director of the Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project, at [email protected].