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K–12 Educators, Administrators, and Families

K–12 Opportunities at Penn State

We are working to compile a comprehensive resource directory for all K–12 opportunities that exist within Penn State, including programming, camps, field trips, Act 48/45 credit hour opportunities, and more.

Opportunities for K–12 Students
Program Dates Location
Architectural Engineering Summer Camp
Architectural engineering camp for high school students
June 19–24, 2022 Penn State University Park
BOSS Business Camp
Penn State Youth Business Camp for students in grades 10–12
June 12–24, 2022 Penn State University Park
Cook Like a Chef Youth Programs
Cooking camp for kids, ages 10–14
July 24–29, 2022 Penn State University Park
DNA Camp — DNA and Your Health
Science camp for students in grades 9–12
June 20–24, 2022 Penn State University Park
Honors Music Institute
An intensive music camp for talented high school students
July 17–23, 2022 Penn State University Park
Kines Camp
Kinesiology camp for students in grades 7–12
July 24–29, 2022 Penn State University Park
Kinesiology Camp — Where Sports and Science Meet
Kinesiology career camp for students, ages 13–18
July 12–15, 2022 Penn State University Park
Language Institute at Penn State Summer Language Programs
Intensive language courses for high school and homeschool students
May–August (course dates vary) Penn State University Park (some online offerings)
Penn State Abington Kids & Teen College Summer Camps
Academic summer camp programs for grades 3–12
June 27–August 6, 2022 Penn State Abington
Penn State Advanced Weather Camp
Weather camp for students in grades 11–12
June 26–July 1, 2022 Penn State University Park
Penn State Scranton’s Nittany Cub (youth) Summer Camps
Summer youth camps for ages 6–16
July 11–August 5, 2022 Penn State Scranton
Penn State Weather Camp
Weather camp for students in grades 8–10
June 19–24, 2022 Penn State University Park
Penn State Architecture and Landscape Architecture Camp
Architecture and Landscape Architecture summer camp for high school students
July 24–28, 2022 Penn State University Park
PULSE (Pre-health program for Underrepresented Leaders in STEM Education)
Educational outreach program run by medical students, geared toward high school students
September 12–December 12, 2022 Penn State College of Medicine or online (Zoom)
Readiness Institute Summer Program
A six-week paid experience for rising high school seniors that helps them become community and future ready
June 27–August 4, 2022 Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday Art School
Art education program for students in grades K–12
October 1–November 19, 2022 Penn State University Park
Sea Air and Land Challenge
Introduction to engineering for high school students through the use of robotics
Dates vary Locations vary
STATE CAMP (School of Theatre Artistry and Technical Education)
Musical theatre youth camp for students in grades 10–12
June 26–July 8, 2022 Penn State University Park
Summer Camps 2022 — Penn State Fayette
Summer camps for students in grades 1–12
June 13–July 29 Penn State Fayette
Summer Youth Day Camps — Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Summer camps for students in grades 1–12
June 27–July 15 Penn State Wilkes-Barre
WISE (Women in Sciences and Engineering) Camp
STEM program for students in grades 6–8
July 11–15, 2022 Penn State Wilkes-Barre

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Opportunities for K–12 Educators
Program Dates Location
2022 Penn State Interdisciplinary Materials Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program
6-week, full-time, hands-on research experience in a lab that is carefully matched to each educator’s expressed scientific interests
June 27–August 5, 2022 Penn State University Park
Assistant Naturalist Position at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
Gain techniques, skills, and hands-on experiences while serving in a supportive role for the group leader (Naturalists) during the environmentally based summer camp at Shaver’s Creek
June 6–August 12, 2022 Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
GLAG22: Reaching Out
The Global Learning in Agriculture Community (GLAG) is an innovative professional development space to synergize diverse educator audiences around global agriculture and food security
February 7–December 15, 2022 Online
Penn State In-Service Workshops in Astronomy
Professional development workshops mainly for high-school teachers
July 18–22, 2022 Penn State University Park
Virtual Field Trips
Join WPSU on field trips to regional destinations without having to leave the classroom
March 18–June 30, 2022 Online

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