Students learn through Discovery High School Youth Camps

Students attending Penn State Berks Discovery High School Youth Camps will learn about different career fields, the world around them and themselves. The camps are for students entering ninth through 12th grades in fall 2014. Camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, July 11 to 14.

Computers & Cyber Security Camp

This camp will include problem-based instruction and hands-on activities with a strong emphasis on exposing students to computer security/information assurance careers, especially in the financial services industry. Participants will be involved in many activities to protect and defend personal privacy and information systems, and they will learn techniques for information system restoration by incorporating protection, detection and recovery capabilities. The cost is $365.

Engineering Camp: Rockets & Racecars

Students will explore engineering, technology and applied science, and learn about the various engineering disciplines – chemical, civil, electrical/computer, mechanical and nuclear – through hands-on activities and projects. The camp will emphasize the role of engineers as inventors and developers of new products and processes for the benefit of society. Participants will also learn how best to prepare in high school to major in engineering in college. The cost is $385.

Forensic Science Camp

Participants will be introduced to the world of forensic science and will take a behind-the-scenes look at crime investigations and uncover a series of “who dunnits” using current forensic biological techniques. They will also use molecular biology to examine DNA left behind at the crime scene and ID the culprit. Students will have the chance to interact with scientists and investigators as they learn and perform experiments to help solve crimes. The cost is $385.

Veterinary Science Camp

Combining hands-on experience with live animals with scientific principles in biology, chemistry and anatomy, students will take on the role of veterinary assistants under the watchful eye of a veterinarian. Laboratory work, such as conducting dissections, reviewing ultra sounds and X-rays, taking cultures and suturing, will be performed. Campers will also visit a veterinary clinic and learn about careers in the field. The cost is $385.

Enrollment in High School Youth Campus camps is limited and early registration is recommended. For more information or to print an application, visit berks.psu.edu/summercamps or call Continuing Education at 610-396-6225 or 800-BERKS-CE.

Last Updated April 30, 2014