(KY) June-July 2018, J.B. SPEED SCHOOL UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, offers week long Summer Camps throughout the summer (June-July).  Explore Engineering through Summer Camp! It’s so much more than math and science; we make engineering fun! Speed School offers a variety of experiential learning, hands-on, day camps for students in 3rd through 12th grade. J.B. Speed School University of Louisville, 132 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40292, 502-852-7781, offoss@louisville.edu. For more information or to register for camp, visit louisville.edu/speed/outreach.

(OH) June-July 2018, THE NUTS AND BOLTS ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS of Cuyahoga Community College are designed for kids age 9-18.  Week long camps are held throughout June and July. Camps expose students to manufacturing and engineering through innovative, hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities. For more information dates, topics or to register, call 216-987-3075, Option 1 or visit www.tri-c.edu/summercamps.

(PA) June-July 2018, PENN STATE WILKES-BARRE SUMMER YOUTH CAMP. This summer Penn State Wilkes-Barre will offer 28 youth camps during the weeks of June 25-29 and July 9-13, 2018, for students entering grades 1-12. We invite you to join us here at the beautiful Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus for our 2018 summer youth camps! For questions, contact the Summer Youth Program staff at 570-675-9253 or email wbce@outreach.psu.edu.

(VA) June-August 2018, THE VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER offers week long Summer Camps throughout the summer (June-August). The Virginia Air & Space Center has created an array of educational programming designed to your students’ interests in the fields of air, space, science and technology. Call or email The Virginia Air & Space Center at757-727-0900 or  kderby@vasc.org for the dates, topics and prices of these camps. www.vasc.org

(VA) June-August 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMPS. Tidewater Community Colleges offers week long camps all summer long in 5 different locations: Chesapeake Campus, Norfolk Campus, Portsmouth Campus, Virginia Beach Campus, and the Center for Workforce Solutions in Suffolk. For camp information visit https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps .

(PA) June 1, 2018,  “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” and “THE ENCHANTED WOODS”, Student Performance: 10:00 am. Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA  18015, 610-758-2787, Zoellner Arts Center Box Office, pyb@rcn.com. Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. presents two family-friendly ballets. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” featuring PYB Pre-Professional dancers and guest artists, is based on William Shakespeare’s comedy about the romantic adventures and misadventures of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. “The Enchanted Woods,” a new comedic ballet featuring beloved fairy-tale characters and their hilarious mixed-up experiences as they stroll through the woodsFor student reservations call (610) 838-2257 or email markjen@ptd.net. https://www.bglv.org

(OH) June 1, 2018, BROWN BAGGIN' THRU HISTORY: HISTORY OF INLAND RIVER TRANSPORTATION AND THE HISTORY OF THE STEAMBOAT, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm. Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second Street, Marietta, OH 45750, 740-373-3750, info@campusmartiusmuseum.org. Since 1990 Danny Lee Black has been doing presentations on the history of inland river transportation and the History of the Steamboat. Steamboats on The Western Waters gives the audience an overview of the rise and fall of the steamboat, first steamboat on the inland rivers, opening of the rivers for regular service, and types of steamboats. The program focuses on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and their tributaries as during the height of the steamboat era they were considered the western waters. He usually adds a section on local steamboats and rivers. Guest Speaker: Danny Lee Back. Cost: FREE Program. Discounted admission for tour of museum. Reservations can be made by contacting Campus Martius Museum at  ghoff@campusmartiusmuseum.org or-800-860-0145. For more information, please visit mariettamuseums.org.

(NJ) June 3, 2018, PATRIOTIC TIE DYE, 1:00 pm.  Jacobus Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921, 908-396-6053, info@jvanderveerhouse.org. Get ready for Independence Day and make your own patriotic tie-dyed shirt, socks, etc. Leave the mess to us and just bring one (1) item of your choice to tie dye, dying materials provided. The program is $10 per person. Members Free. Children 12 and under, free. Contact us at (908) 396-6053 or e-mail us at info@jvanderveerhouse.org. For more information, visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org.

(PA) June 3, 2018, RUG DAY, 10 am-4 pm. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Rd, Rome, PA 18837, 570-247-7175, info@httm.org.  Spinning Flax, Natural Dyeing, Woodworking and Blacksmithing. Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free. Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free. For more information, visit httm.org

(FL) June 4 through August 3, 2018, ARTScool, ages: 5-17. Naples ART Association, 585 Park Street, Naples, Florida 34102, 239-262-6517, info@NaplesArt.org. Are you looking for an opportunity to introduce the arts to your child in an enjoyable, stimulating environment this summer? Then, look no further. The Naples Art Association’s ARTScool is a kids’ summer program that features accredited art instructors providing children ages 5 through 17-years-old with individual arts instruction with a side of academics. Naples Art Association’s children’s art program, ARTScool 2018 will include 8 different sessions in a variety of subjects weekly from June 4 through August 3, with two class times daily: 9:00 am-12:00 pm. and 1:00-4:00 pm. Each session will include a supervised outdoor break. Parents to provide a bagged lunch from home for their child if they are taking a full day of classes. ARTScool’s weekly sessions are $125 per child. Register your child at Naples Art Association today for a summer art program where they will make new friends, expand their skill set, learn new techniques, and create art—all while having fun! www.NaplesArt.org.

(OH) June 4-8, 2018, CAMP DELICIOUS, 8:30-11:30 am, Butler Tech-Café Lee, 3603 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Hamilton, OH 45011. This camp is perfect for the future chef or child interested in learning his/her way around the kitchen. Campers will learn basic culinary skills as they create edible works of art. Each camper will receive and use their very own measuring, mixing utensils and will decorate their own apron. Cooking supplies and aprons are theirs to take home at the end of the week. Fee: $200. www.bcesc.org/page/summer-camps for more information.  

(OH) June 4-16, 2018, DRONE CAMP, 9 am-1 pm or 1 pm-5 pm, ages: 7-15. Butler Tech-Bioscience Center, 8450 Capstone Boulevard, West Chester, OH 45069. We provide the drones. You fly within 30 minutes! Campers will compete in drone races and scavenger hunts, and learn about drone photography, videography and virtual reality. Includes 12 hours of flight instruction, lunches and a drone that campers will build and keep. Four 3-day sessions, AM or PM options. Session 1: June 4, 5, 6; Session 2: June 7, 8, 9; Session 3: June 11, 12, 13; Session 4: June 14, 15, 16.  Fee: $329. Visit www.bcesc.org/page/summer-camps for more information.

(KY) June 5-15, BLUEGRASS ART CAMP & FESTIVAL, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, 901 Frederica Street, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, 270-685-3181, info@omfa.us. Call or email the museum for more information. omfa.us.

(NY) June 5, 2018, LEGOLAND® HOMESCHOOL DAY: MERRY GO ROUND, 10:30, Grades 4-6.  LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY 10710, 866-243-0770. LEGOLAND Discover Center Westchester is the perfect place for fun AND education. Special programs and activities for homeschoolers. $10 per student. Workshops: $1.50 each. One free chaperone for every 5 students. Additional adult tickets
are $14.00. Visitwestchester.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/for more information.

(PA) June 6, 2018, HOMESCHOOL DAY: WILD WATER, 10:00 am-12 noon. Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Rd, Reading PA, 19611, 610-371-5850 ext. 223, wendy.koller@readingpublicmuseum.org.
Join educators from The Museum for an exciting morning filled with special tours and hands-on projects that the whole family can enjoy! Programs are designed for elementary school age students (younger and older siblings are welcome to participate). Registration is required one week prior to each program. Contact us to sign up at 610.371.5850 x227. Cost: Members: $15 (1 adult and 1 child); $5 for each additional child or adult Non-Members: $20 (1 adult and 1 child); $7 for each additional child or adult. www.readingpublicmuseum.org/homeschool-days.

(NJ) June 10, 2018, iPLAY AMERICA’S SCIENCE FAIR, 12:00 pm. iPLAY AMERICA Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey. iPlay America is proud to announce the 2nd Annual iPlay America Science Fair presented by Amboy Bank and NJEA! Students from grades 3rd through 12th will have 3-4 minutes to present their projects and experiments to compete for over $5,000 in cash and park prizes. Competition will be held by age group. Winners will be chosen by special guest judges. Registration is open until April 15 and the event is FREE to enter. Children are permitted to work in groups (4 people max per group). Children working together must be in the same age category. Prizes awarded to winning experiments will be the same for groups & individuals. iPlay America will not be responsible for dividing prizes among group experiments. All safety rules and regulations must be adhered to including: NO controlled substances, dangerous or combustible chemicals, open flames, or fog machines are allowed, expensive or fragile items should not be displayed (valuable items essential to the project should be simulated or photographed), and no living animal may be used in exhibits or harmed in any way. $25.00 Sign-up Fee includes 6’ table at event, iPA Science Fair T-Shirt and Unlimited iRide Plus Pass. Go to www.iplayamerica.com to download your ticket.

(PA) June 10, 2018, FLEECE TO SHAWL DAY, 10 am-4 pm. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Rd, Rome, PA 18837, 570-247-7175, info@httm.org. Fleece to Shawl Day with the Bee-ewe-tiful Fiber Friends, the Friends in Fiber Guild, and the Cats’ Cradle Spinning Guild. Visitors can watch the magic as guild members take wool, card it into roving, then spin the wool into yarn, and finally weave the yarn into a shawl. Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free.  For more information, visit httm.org. 

(VA) June 10-16, 2018, CHRISTENDOM SUMMER PROGRAM: THE BEST WEEK EVER, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22630, 540-636-2900, 800-877-5456, kblank@christendom.edu. This is the most-popular, well-attended, and highly-ranked pre-college summer program of its kind. It’s just that good. This highly acclaimed program, designed for rising high school seniors (current high school juniors), offers participants a unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience, all for the incredibly low cost of $500. Students spend their mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes (Philosophy, English, History, and Theology), then, after Mass and lunch, students spend their afternoons and evenings enjoying several recreational and social events. Current high school sophomores are also welcomed to register but will be placed on a waiting list. Any questions should be directed to Klarissa Blank (kblank@christendom.edu).

(OH) June 11-15, 2018, CONSTRUCTION CAMP, 9 am-3 pm, ages: 11-14. Butler Tech-D Russel Lee, 3603 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Hamilton, OH 45011. This five-day camp will include instruction from experts in ALL THINGS CONSTRUCTION including: an introduction to construction safety, hand tools, measuring, cutting, framing, roofing, electrical, painting and finishing. Plus, campers will look into construction industry educational and career options. Students will work together each day to build items that will be donated to local families and they will also construct an individual project for them to take home.  Lunch is provided. Fee: $120. Visit www.bcesc.org/page/summer-camps for more information.

(OH) June 11-15, 2018, KIDS CAN CODE, 8:30-11:30 am or 12:30-3:30 pm, ages: 7-10.  Butler Tech-D Russel Lee, 3603 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Hamilton, OH 45011. Ozobots and code.org set the stage for this exciting learning experience. Kids will be introduced to basic coding using online programs and robots. Kids will collaborate to problem solve in a computer science environment. When students leave on Friday they will have an account with code.org that they can continue to access after the camp as well as their very own Ozobot robot to program this summer. Limited to 16 students each. AM or PM Session.  Fee: $150. Visit www.bcesc.org/page/summer-camps for more information.

(OH) June 11-15, 2018, GIRLS ROCKIN' ROBOTS STEAM ACADEMY, 8-11 am, girls ages 9-13. Butler Tech-D Russel Lee, 3603 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Hamilton, OH 45011. Rockin’ Robots will tap into student creativity and empower girls to learn new skills as they create their own basic robots, learn how they work, and gain the programming fundamentals to create their own program to create and control both virtual and real-world characters. The Rockin’ Robots STEAM Academy is designed to take the novice maker and programmer through a series of experiences over a five-day course that will result in a basic understanding of both the hardware (circuits) and software (coding) to bring projects to life and leave students with a sense of accomplishment and pride as they leave with their own creations and leave you with the supplies and resources to continue to impact student learning throughout the year. Fee: $150. www.bcesc.org/page/summer-camps for more information.

(CT) June 12, 2018, HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM SERIES: PEOPLE & THE RIVER – ARCHAEOLOGY, 10 am-12 noon. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767 8269jwhitedobbs@ctrivermuseum.org Today we will learn about the science of archaeology and how we can use it to explore the history of people and the River. We will learn about the tools and steps of doing an excavation and take part in a small dig onsite. We will also do a series of activities to learn how to study artifacts. $10.00 a child per session 1 adult/family free. Additional adults $5.00 each. (includes CRM admission) For more information, visit ctrivermuseum.org.  Register online at: www.ctrivermuseum.org/school-programs.

(PA) June 16, 2018, SUMMER GARDEN PARTY, 10 am-4 pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org. The Summer Garden Party offers a day devoted to the art of gardening. Tour the kitchen garden, learn about herbs and their uses, explore heirloom vegetables, enjoy food tastings and make a garden-inspired craft; Visit this year’s theme area for some fresh ideas. There is a hands-on Children’s Area; At the Bake Oven enjoy samples of freshly made herb breads. Take a Wagon Ride (weather permitting, small fee) Whether you already garden or would like to learn how, the Summer Garden Party is the place to be. If you don’t have a lot of space, it doesn’t matter! Gardening can take place in a window box or large pot! Come join the Party on our Opening Day of the Farm Tour season – a perfect way to start your summer! (Summer Garden Party is included in historic farm tour admission; Rain or shine; 10am to 4pm). For more information visit  http://quietvalley.org/.

(VA) June 17-23, 2018, CHRISTENDOM SUMMER PROGRAM: THE BEST WEEK EVER, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22630, 540-636-2900, 800-877-5456, kblank@christendom.edu. This is the most-popular, well-attended, and highly-ranked pre-college summer program of its kind. It’s just that good. This highly acclaimed program, designed for rising high school seniors (current high school juniors), offers participants a unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience, all for the incredibly low cost of $500. Students spend their mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes (Philosophy, English, History, and Theology), then, after Mass and lunch, students spend their afternoons and evenings enjoying several recreational and social events. Current high school sophomores are also welcomed to register but will be placed on a waiting list. Any questions should be directed to Klarissa Blank (kblank@christendom.edu).

(VA) June 18-22, 2018, “ON THE FARM WITH MR. MONROE” FRENCH AND SPANISH IMMERSION CAMP, 8:45 am- 3:15 pm. James Monroe Highland, 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 293-8000, education@highland.org. Highland, the home of President James Monroe, in a partnership with the Speak! Language Center and the International School of Charlottesville, is excited to announce On the Farm with Mr. Monroe! This French and Spanish immersion camp for children ages 4-10 will be held Monday through Friday. The camp will focus on the French and Spanish languages and forge the connection between France, Spain, and the legacy of James Monroe. The camp will include daily language lessons, private tours of the house and gardens with scavenger hunts, afternoon historic crafts on the property, period parlor games, nature walks, and stories. This is the first of four summer 2018 French and Spanish language immersion camps. Please check our events page for other dates. The cost of this event is $325 per student for one week, $625 per student for two weeks, or $900 per student for three weeks. Visit highland.org to register.

(GA) June 18 – 21, 2018, THE GEORGIA YOUTH SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CENTERS (GYSTC) STEM DISCOVERY CAMP, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Grades: 3rd-5th. Georgia Youth Science & Technology Centers, Inc, Kennesaw State University, 3201 Campus Loop Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144, 470-578-7592. The GYSTC STEM Discovery Camp is an exciting four-day learning experience for bright, forward-thinking elementary school students (Grades 3-5) who will evolve into our next generation of science innovators, engineers, health and IT professionals. Early exposure to these fields can set today’s kids on a path to success by equipping them with the tools they will need to make wise and informed decisions about their future. GYSTC STEM Discovery Camp is the perfect opportunity for young and curious minds to explore the frontiers of 21st century science and technology. The camps will be held at these location:  Kennesaw State University; Kennesaw, GA, West Georgia Technical College; Carrollton, GA, East Georgia State College; Swainsboro, GA, Gordon State College; Barnesville, GA, Bainbridge State College; Bainbridge, GA, University of North Georgia – Blue Ridge Campus; Blue Ridge, GA, and College of Coastal Georgia; Brunswick, GA. Cost: $125. Send payment to:  Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers, Inc., 3201 Campus Loop Road NW, Kennesaw, GA  30144.

(MI) June 18-22, 2018, PIANO CAMP, Ages: 12-17. Oakland University School of Music, 371 Varner Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. Fee: $395. For more information, call (248) 370-2030 or email ttian@oakland or happel@oakland.edu.

(OH) June 18-22, 2018, HUMMINGBIRD ROBOTICS, 8:30-11:20 am, ages 11-14. Butler Tech-D Russel Lee, 3603 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Hamilton, OH 45011.  This camp is designed for students interested in the field of robotics. The camp will look at the history and evolution of robotics, its use in today’s world of work/play, and potential for the future. Campers will use the Hummingbird Robotics Kit, basic crafting materials, and their own imagination to create and program a fully operational robot. Four 3-hour morning sessions. Limited to 25 students. Lunch is not provided. Fee: $150 or attend both GAMING and ROBOTICS for $250! www.bcesc.org/page/summer-camps for more information

(OH) June 18-22, 2018, GAMING ENGINEERS! 12:30-3:30 pm, ages 11-14.  Butler Tech-D Russel Lee, 3603 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Hamilton, OH 45011.  “Gaming” doesn’t only mean “video games;” Gamers also play board games, card games, simulations, and participate in interactive stories. This camp breaks down the game design process step-by-step down to the fundamentals of game design. A final project will include building, play testing, and revising their own original game. Gamestar Mechanic uses fun, game-based quests and courses to help you learn game design and make your own video games! Four 3-hour afternoon sessions. Limited to 25 students. Lunch is not provided. Fee: $150 or attend both GAMING and ROBOTICS for $250! www.bcesc.org/page/summer-camps for more information

(DE) June 18-22, 2018, JAZZ CAMP, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For rising 8th graders – graduating 12th graders. Community Music School, University of Delaware CMS, 209 Amy du Pont Music Building, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831- 1548, communitymusicschool@udel.edu. Become immersed in the world of jazz! Students rehearse, perform and develop improvisational skills and work on understanding jazz performance.  Improvisation experience is not required.  Work is done in a collaborative and supportive atmosphere where taking a solo is your choice.  Some previous experience with sight reading is essential. Camp culminates in a concert Friday, June 22, at 7 pm.  Band requires specific instrumentation and there will be space limits based on need.  A recommendation from a teacher (private or school) via email is required. Please send recommendation to communitymusicschool@udel.edu. Cost:  $275, $25 discount for registering by May 15. This camp will be held at the​ Amy E. du Pont Music Building. Registration information available at communitymusicschool@udel.edu.

(DE) June 18-22, 2018, DESTINATION OCEAN, 9:00 am- 12 noon. Delaware Aerospace Academy, 585 Big Oak Road, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, (302) 659-5003. (Entering 1st or 2nd grade) at the Outpost on our site in Smyrna, DE. Children will set out on an imaginative learning voyage where they will observe and explore above and below the ocean. Ships, shells, sea creatures, fish, and even some pirates will make for an exciting week. Fee: $150 Half Day.  $50 non-refundable application fee is included in this amount. http://www.dasef.org/.

(DE) June 18-22, 2018, DESTINATION DINOSAUR, 1:00-4:00 PM. Delaware Aerospace Academy, 585 Big Oak Road, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, (302) 659-5003. (Entering 2nd or 3rd grade) Children will participate in a dinosaur dig in ‘The Pit”. Bones will be excavated and assembled. Different species of dinosaurs will be studied using creative approaches and activities. Fee: $150 Half Day.  $50 non-refundable application fee is included in this amount. http://www.dasef.org/.

(NJ) June 22, 2018, MOVIE IN THE PARK, 8:30 pm. Jacobus Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921, 908-396-6053, info@jvanderveerhouse.org. Tour Bedminster’s historic Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, followed by the hit family movie, Night at the Museum 3, on our outdoor movie screen. $10 per family. Members Free. Popcorn, candy and beverages available for purchase. No outside refreshments please. Rain Date: Saturday, June 23. Contact us at (908) 396-6053 or e-mail us at info@jvanderveerhouse.org. For more information, visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org.

(PA) June 23-August 28, 2018, SCIENCE CAMP WATONKA FOR BOYS 8-16 YEARS. Offering 2-weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks or 8 weeks of fully elective program of Sciences, Sports and Adventure with a full range of waterfront, craft, woodwork, dirt-bikes, marksmanship and archery activities. Our facilities include modern cabins, science buildings, great sports areas, private lake and one of the most extensive ropes adventure courses in the Northeast with a 50ft tower, 50ft wall, team building and two zip lines. Ours is a small personal camp with excellent long-term staff and counselors; offering a unique program to campers who often return to us for many years. Accredited by the American Camp Association, we are the best choice for a summer of science fun. Science Camp Watonka, is located in Hawley, PA.  For a catalog, write D. Wacker, P. O. Box 127, Hawley PA 18428 or call (570) 857-1401.  For more information, visit www.watonka.com. 

(PA) June 24-28, 2018, MERCERSBURG SUMMER STEAM CAMP, ages 10-13. Mercersburg Academy, 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236, (717) 328-6225, summerprograms@mercersburg.edu. Mercersburg Summer STEAM Camp takes students to the front lines of the Maker revolution as they learn by doing. Engineering, programming, 3D printing, textiles, and metal fabrication are all featured in this 5-day immersion into the essentials of Making in the 21st century. Mercersburg’s Summer STEAM program will focus on collaborative learning in the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Students will jump into the creative process by taking an idea from their mind and turning it into a creation made by their hands. Tuition: $600 (Resident), $510 (Commuter.)  mercersburgsummer.com.

 

(NJ) June 24-30, 2018, STARTER CAMP (1-WEEK SESSION) Starter Camp is only for first time campers currently in 2nd - 6th grades. YMCA Camp Mason, 23 Birch Ridge Road, Hardwick, NJ  07825, 908-362-8217, information@campmason.org. Overnight Camp is an exciting adventure with lots of different things to do each and every day! From first thing in the morning till bed time, a day at Camp Mason is filled with opportunity: make a friend, try something new, test your limits, or watch the world – summer camp helps us learn to live well. Camp Activities to choose from include: Aquatics, Sports, Arts & crafts, painting/drawing, video/photography, dance, music, drama, story/poem writing, cartooning, improv comedy, teambuilding, high ropes (zipline, giant swing and more), climbing wall, survival, nature hikes, aerial silks, outdoor cooking, day trips into the surrounding area, horseback riding, gardening, farm animal care and many more! www.campmason.org.

(NJ) June 24- July 7, 2018, RESIDENT CAMP (2-WEEK SESSION) For campers currently in 2nd - 9th grades. YMCA Camp Mason, 23 Birch Ridge Road, Hardwick, NJ  07825, 908-362-8217, information@campmason.org. Overnight Camp is an exciting adventure with lots of different things to do each and every day! From first thing in the morning till bed time, a day at Camp Mason is filled with opportunity: make a friend, try something new, test your limits, or watch the world – summer camp helps us learn to live well. Camp Activities to choose from include: Aquatics, Sports, Arts & crafts, painting/drawing, video/photography, dance, music, drama, story/poem writing, cartooning, improv comedy, teambuilding, high ropes (zipline, giant swing and more), climbing wall, survival, nature hikes, aerial silks, outdoor cooking, day trips into the surrounding area, horseback riding, gardening, farm animal care and many more! www.campmason.org.

(NJ) June 24- July 7, 2018, RANCH CAMP (2-WEEK SESSION) For grades 6 and up. YMCA Camp Mason, 23 Birch Ridge Road, Hardwick, NJ  07825, 908-362-8217, information@campmason.org. Camp Mason’s Diamond M Ranch camp is a great place for campers and the horses they love. At Ranch camp children who have finished 6th – 9th grade spend two whole weeks building the special bond that forms between horse and rider. Ranch campers learn all the basics of western-style horsemanship – there’s plenty of advanced skills and learning to keep everyone challenged! Our well-trained and experienced staff know our horses intimately, and ensure that every ranch camper has a safe, comfortable, yet challenging experience regardless of the skills they bring with them. In addition to riding lessons and trail riding Ranch campers spend the majority of the day learning to tack and groom horses, assisting in minor vet care, learning horse anatomy and breed specialties, feeding, cleaning stalls, and helping to maintain the barn and all the equipment.  Our campers take pride in sharing the responsibility of caring for a herd of horses! Campers will also join in activities with traditional camp when they aren’t at the ranch. www.campmason.org.

(NJ) June 24- July 21, 2018, CIT PROGRAM (4-WEEK SESSION), For students that have completed the 10th Grade. YMCA Camp Mason, 23 Birch Ridge Road, Hardwick, NJ  07825, 908-362-8217, information@campmason.org. Camp Mason’s Counselor-in-Training Program is a 4-week co-ed residential experience designed to provide leadership opportunities that prepare teens to become staff members at camp, as well as productive members of their home community. The CIT program includes: internship in all aspects of a counselor’s job at camp, participation in service projects, training sessions on such topics as basic child development and behavior management, counseling techniques and best practices, communication and leadership, environmental stewardship, and community service. CITs also embark on a three-day canoeing and backpacking adventure in the Delaware Water Gap that focuses on leadership and teamwork, as well as offering a worthwhile personal challenge for campers. The CIT Program is a competitive program and is limited in its participants. Please complete a CIT Application to begin the application process. Stay-Over Weekend price is included in fee. www.campmason.org.

(VA) June 24-30, 2018, CHRISTENDOM SUMMER PROGRAM: THE BEST WEEK EVER, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22630, 540-636-2900, 800-877-5456, kblank@christendom.edu. This is the most-popular, well-attended, and highly-ranked pre-college summer program of its kind. It’s just that good. This highly acclaimed program, designed for rising high school seniors (current high school juniors), offers participants a unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience, all for the incredibly low cost of $500. Students spend their mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes (Philosophy, English, History, and Theology), then, after Mass and lunch, students spend their afternoons and evenings enjoying several recreational and social events. Current high school sophomores are also welcomed to register but will be placed on a waiting list. Any questions should be directed to Klarissa Blank (kblank@christendom.edu).

(PA) June 24-28, 2018, BOYS' BASKETBALL CAMP, ages 11-14. Mercersburg Academy, 300 E. Seminary St, Mercersburg, PA 17236, (717) 328-6225, summerprograms@mercersburg.edu. Mercersburg Boys’ Basketball Camp is designed to challenge young men to improve their skills on and off the court. By combining on court station work with in classroom film break down and lectures, players will learn skills and concepts that will help them reach their goals on the court, no matter how small or large they may be. The program will be coached by college and high school coaches and will include an overview of the college recruiting process for the players who are interested in playing basketball after high school. Tuition: $325 (Resident). $280 (Commuter). *Team Rates Available* mercersburgsummer.com. 

(PA) June 24-28, 2018, GIRLS' BASKETBALL CAMP, ages 11-14. Mercersburg Academy, 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236, (717) 328-6225, summerprograms@mercersburg.edu. Mercersburg Girls’ Basketball Skills Camp is for the aspiring player who wants to make the varsity or JV team in the future as well as the ones who have dreams of playing at the next level. Over the course of five days, players will build habits that will lead to success on the court. They will work to improve ball handling, shooting and body control. The camp will focus on skills that help players become a leader within their program and a stand out on and off the court. Players will learn on the court, in the classroom, and through video analysis. They will also play competitive skills games, 5 v 5 games, and test their skills in shooting and ball handling skills challenges. Tuition: $325 (Resident). $280 (Commuter). *Team Rates Available* mercersburgsummer.com.

(PA) June 25-29, 2018, MERCERSBURG SOCCER CAMP, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, ages 9-14. Mercersburg Academy, 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236, (717) 328-6225, summerprograms@mercersburg.edu.  Mercersburg Soccer Camp will provide a fun learning environment to help advance the skills of all player levels. Directed by Mercersburg Academy’s boys’ and girls’ varsity coaches, Mercersburg Soccer Camp will focus on different skills each day from dribbling and footwork, to tactical field position play. Conveniently located on the sprawling 300-acre campus of Mercersburg Academy, this camp is easy to get to and convenient for busy parents with an 8:00-8:30 am drop off and 5:00-5:30 pm pick up.  Lunch, snacks and water bottles will be provided. Tuition: $325. *Team Rates Available* mercersburgsummer.com.

(VA) June 25-29, 2018, “ON THE FARM WITH MR. MONROE” FRENCH AND SPANISH IMMERSION CAMP, 8:45 am- 3:15 pm. James Monroe Highland, 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 293-8000, education@highland.org. Highland, the home of President James Monroe, in a partnership with the Speak! Language Center and the International School of Charlottesville, is excited to announce On the Farm with Mr. Monroe! This French and Spanish immersion camp for children ages 4-10 will be held Monday through Friday. The camp will focus on the French and Spanish languages and forge the connection between France, Spain, and the legacy of James Monroe. The camp will include daily language lessons, private tours of the house and gardens with scavenger hunts, afternoon historic crafts on the property, period parlor games, nature walks, and stories. This is the second of four summer 2018 French and Spanish language immersion camps. Please check our events page for other dates. The cost of this event is $325 per student for one week, $625 per student for two weeks, or $900 per student for three weeks. Visit highland.org to register.

(DE) June 25-29, 2018, CHOIR CAMP, ​8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. For rising 2nd graders – rising 12th graders. Community Music School, University of Delaware CMS, 209 Amy du Pont Music Bldg, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831- 1548, communitymusicschool@udel.edu. A joyful, engaging summer music-making experience for young people who like to sing. The campers will have lots of fun while singing a variety of outstanding music, receiving instruction in voice and musicianship, along with participating in musical activities and games. Program will culminate with a concert Friday, June 29, at 3 pm. This camp will be held at the Amy E. du Pont Music Building. Cost:  $275, $25 discount for registering by May 15. Registration information available at communitymusicschool@udel.edu.

(DE) June 25-29, 2018, STEEL DRUM AND AFRO-CARIBBEAN DRUMMING CAMP, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For rising 3rd graders – rising 9th graders​. Community Music School, University of Delaware CMS, 209 Amy du Pont Music Building, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831- 1548, communitymusicschool@udel.edu. The steelpan also known as the steel drum is a musical instrument originating from Trinidad and Tobago. Camp participants will be immersed in a different culture through music. Led by professional steel pan artist and Trinidad and Tobago native Aneysha de Coteau, the day will be broken into two main sessions of steel drumming and Afro-Caribbean drumming. No prior musical knowledge is required. The week will culminate with an informal concert on Friday afternoon to showcase learned material to family & friends. Cost: $275, $25 discount for registering by May 15. This camp will be held at the Amy E. du Pont Music Building. Registration information available at communitymusicschool@udel.edu

(DE) June 25-29, 2018, DESTINATION SKY AND BEYOND, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Held at University of Delaware Pencader Complex and Clayton Hall.    Delaware Aerospace Academy, 585 Big Oak Road, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, (302) 659-5003. Held at University of Delaware Pencader Complex and Clayton Hall.  (Entering 3rd or 4th grade) features a week of creative problem-solving challenges including Powers of Ten, Millions of Stars, Planets, Space Habitats, and Rovers. In addition, cadets participate in exciting activities based on the physics of flight, leading to a training flight in the Elementary Simulator. Fee: $300 • $50 non-refundable application fee is included in this amount. http://www.dasef.org/.

(DE) June 25-29, 2018, DESTINATION SPACE, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Held at University of Delaware Pencader Complex and Clayton Hall.  Delaware Aerospace Academy, 585 Big Oak Road, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, (302) 659-5003 (Entering 4th or 5th grade) features a series of experiments conducted in a space laboratory like NASA's "White Room". The results and solutions could have the potential to benefit the human race. Cadets will discover and learn about concepts from ground to space including machines, engineering, circuitry, science, weather and com­puter training. Plan on constructing and launching a bottle rocket. Fee: $300 • $50 non-refundable application fee is included in this amount. http://www.dasef.org/.

(DE) June 25-29, 2018, DESTINATION FLIGHT, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Held at University of Delaware Pencader Complex and Clayton Hall.  Delaware Aerospace Academy, 585 Big Oak Road, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, (302) 659-5003. (Entering 5th or 6th grade) focuses on an in-depth study of the principles of flight and cutting-edge studies of the FAA and NASA Aeronautics programs. Cadets will apply the knowledge as they operate our advanced flight simulator and hovercraft.  Fee: $300 • $50 non-refundable application fee is included in this amount. http://www.dasef.org/.

 
(DE) June 25-29, 2018, DESTINATION ORBIT, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Held at University of Delaware Pencader Complex and Clayton Hall.  Delaware Aerospace Academy, 585 Big Oak Road, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, (302) 659-5003. (Entering 6th, 7th or 6th grade) includes Space Architecture, Living in Space, Physics, Rocketry, Planetary Studies & a fieldtrip to the Dover AFB.  The four cadet wings’ learn about science and technology as they related to AeroSpace Science. Fee: $300 • $50 non-refundable application fee is included in this amount. http://www.dasef.org/.

(VT) June 25-29, 2018, SUMMER CAMP: THE VERMONTER’S WAY, 9:00 am-3:00 pm,
Ages: 9-11. Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482, (802) 985-3346, schoolprograms@shelburnemuseum.org. Dive deep into the past to explore what life was like for an early Vermont family. Learn about harvesting flax to prepare linen, dye yarn with natural materials, gain basic knitting skills and cook daily on an open fire. Campers this year will spend an overnight under the stars (weather permitting). This camp, The Vermonter’s Way, has an early dismissal on Friday. Fee: $350. Visit shelburnemuseum.org to register for camp.