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: LycomingCollegeForKids.org.
Our coaches offer high-quality camps for several sports including football, 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.
Lycoming College Summer Stringfest
The Lycoming College Summer Stringfest is two concentrated programs featuring lessons, supervised individual practice, performance classes with pianist, chamber music, music theory, group activities and special topics culminating in a public recital. Young Artist participants are scheduled to perform the National Anthem at our local Minor League Baseball Stadium. Students enrolled will receive a DAILY lesson with an artist teacher, an assigned practice room supervised by experienced staff, Performance Classes with a piano accompanist, Music Theory Review and Special Topics or Group activities and Discussions with a featured Public Recital at the end of the week. Students will be expected to practice each morning and will perform regularly with the pianist in Performance Class. Ensemble experience will be offered in the form of Chamber Music or Group performance in various combinations and levels. For students who are serious about playing the violin or viola, Stringfest offers a unique summer music study opportunity. More information can be found at: https://www.lycoming.edu/music/stringfest.aspx
Students interested in vocal or instrumental lessons should contact William Ciabattari at 570-321-4096 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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: https://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: www.hopeability.org/preschool/hope-preschool.
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 email@example.com.
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.