Youth Camps and Programs

Lycoming College offers a number of high-quality educational and athletic programs and camps for students of all ages throughout the year.

College for Kids & Teens

We offer a variety of fun and educational workshops every summer for a week in July for students in the elementary through high school grades. Students can enjoy hands-on activities in art, photography, theater, science and more.

Parents can enroll their children for mornings only, afternoons only or for the full day of workshops. Working parents can take advantage of the extended care offered in the mornings and afternoons. Program dates, costs and applications can be found at: CollegeForKids.org.

Sports Camps

Our coaches offer high-quality camps for several sports including football, basketball, soccer, wrestling and swimming. Most camps are offered in the summer, but a few are also offered at other times of the year. During the camps, coaches focus on building sound fundamental skills, strength and consistency. Lycoming athletes augment staff to make sure campers get plenty of small group or individual instruction.

More information can be found on our athletics website.

Williamsport Chamber Music Festival

We have a strong music program for students of all ages, not just college students. We offer music lessons throughout the year and a one-week summer camp focused on chamber music.

The Williamsport Chamber Music Festival offers dedicated music students the opportunity to study and perform chamber music. Music educators and performers from the community and the college craft this summer program for the benefit of students and those who join us for camp’s closing concert. The program is open to string, piano, woodwind and brass musicians of all ages. More information is available at: http://www.lycoming.edu/music/wcmf.aspx.

Music Lessons

Students interested in vocal or instrumental lessons should contact William Ciabattari at 570-321-4096 or ciabatta@lycoming.edu for costs and availability.

Waterdale Youth Programs

Youth environmental programs are a mainstay for the Waterdale Environmental Educational Center. Lycoming College professors partner with other environmental professionals in the local community to offer a range of free programs. Most of the programs are held for 3 to 5 days in May, September and October, although programs can be scheduled throughout warm weather months of April to October. School groups, homeschoolers, scouts and youth camping organizations are encouraged to participate in Waterdale programs. More information about programs and contacts are available here: http://www.lycoming.edu/cwi/waterdale.aspx.

HOPE Enterprises Early Learning Center

Hope Enterprises, Inc. is a comprehensive service provider with a wide range of programs and services that promotes the development of children with disabilities AND those without disabilities. The teaching staff is dedicated to fostering an educational process where ALL children grow through hands-on activities. Classrooms are located in Williamsport at Lycoming College and the Children's Development Center. Details about enrollment are available at: http://www.hopeability.org/early-learning-preschool/early-learning-preschool/page.aspx?id=1251.

Math Day for Middle School Students

Students in seventh and eighth grades are invited to Lycoming College every year in the late winter or early spring for a fun day of math exploration. Organized by the college’s Math Club, the Association of Mathematically Interested Students, participants are offered a series of fun activities to help them see how math is used in real-life to solve problems of all sizes. The event is usually held on a weekday during school hours, with lunch provided. The program is open to the public; homeschooled children are welcome to attend. All students must be accompanied by an adult. For information, contact Chris Reed at reed@lycoming.edu.

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers in-coming high school juniors and seniors a unique opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business. Lycoming College welcomes nearly 1,800 students, volunteers and guests to its campus every summer for the event.

Participants make up an imaginary management team where they will learn first-hand about the Free Enterprise System. Their task? Turn their failing company into a financial success! They will develop their own marketing strategies, design a website and in essence, make all of the decisions that are demanded of real life company executives. Business owners offer insights throughout the week as guest speakers. Details are available at www.pfew.org.