Registration opening soon for Penn State Beaver youth summer camps

March 09, 2016

MONACA, Pa. — It’s the end of winter, which means it’s time to start thinking about summer.

Penn State Beaver will soon begin registration for its summer youth programs. For years, the campus has offered thousands of area children the opportunity to hone their scholastic, physical and creative skills. This year, more than 20 academic, arts and sports camps — all taught by Penn State-approved educators — will be available for children ages 5 to 17.

The Intergalactic Academy, a new, weeklong adventure inspired by "Star Wars," will open in August, transporting students to a galaxy long ago and far away. At the academy, campers will learn the history of the light saber, go through Jedi training, play Jedi games and compare the fictional galaxies in "Star Wars" to the actual galaxies in the universe.

As always, Penn State Beaver will offer the wildly popular Wizardry School, based on J.K. Rowlings’ best-selling children’s novels, and a host of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camps, including robotics, crime scene investigation and science fashionista.

Other campus include: Odyssey of the Mind, You be the Chemist, Kids Learn to Cook, musical theatre, multimedia and Web design, softball, baseball, basketball, soccer, fitness, cheerleading, Wii, volleyball and golf.

For more information about this year’s youth programming, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at 724-773-3770 or visit

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Last Updated March 10, 2016