Camps for local students to take place this summer at Penn State Fayette

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — This summer, high school students will have the opportunity to explore future careers and let their imaginations soar at a variety of educational and fun camps at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.

Four summer camps will be offered in June, July and August:

• June 10-14 — Students in grades 10 through 12 can explore advanced industry technologies in Mining Camp. Campers will learn through experiments, videos and lectures from experts in the coal mining industry. Classes for this camp will be held off-campus at Westmoreland County Community College’s Greene County Education Center. This camp is free of charge.

• June 24-26 — Students in grades nine through 12 can learn about future occupations during Health Care Career Camp. Students will learn about career options through hands-on activities, tours and visits from guest speakers from various health care organizations. Students will also learn about first aid and become certified in CPR and Automated External Defibrillator.

• June 24-28 or July 15-19 — The S.T.E.M Camp, intended for students in grades nine through 11, will help students understand how science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts can be applied to the Marcellus gas industry. This camp will introduce students to the processes and issues involved as they relate to the economy, geology, environmental science, engineering and math. This camp is free of charge.

• Aug. 5-9 — High school students in grades nine through 12 can attend SAT Prep Camp to learn how to tackle the SAT exam. This camp teaches test-taking techniques to help students realize their full potential by reviewing verbal and math concepts as well as tips on tackling the essay portion of the test.

For more information on and costs for the 2013 summer camps or to register, call 724-430-4211 or visit and click on Continuing Education.

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Last Updated May 24, 2013