Science-U camps offered virtually this summer

June 09, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Registration is now open for Science-U, the annual summer camp hosted by the Penn State Eberly College of Science, being held from June 5 through July 16. The camp, serving children entering grades 2 through 12, offers science programs with themes ranging from "Animal Adventures," which allows students to investigate natural phenomena in the great outdoors, to "Make It Matter," which gives students the opportunity to meet world-class researchers and learn about materials science.

This year, all camps will be offered virtually with at-home science activities. Financial aid and scholarships may be available to students who qualify. More information can be found here

Registrations will be closing in mid-June. For questions, please contact, or view our Science Outreach Website.

The following camps have spaces remaining: 

Nature Explorers: Animal Adventures - July 5-9 for Grades 2-4

What kind of animals can you find in your own backyard? Why do birds fly south for the winter? Are frogs and snakes slimy?  By exploring the animals that can be found in Central Pennsylvania, campers will unlock mysteries of the world around them. 

Designing the Future Club – June 21-August 6 for Grades 5-6

Experience some of the newest tech being used to build our world. This virtual club will cover physics, computer-aided design, and 3D printing.

Life…in Space! – July 19-23 for Grades 6-8

Join this camp to learn about astrobiology — the study of life in space. If there is life out there, would we recognize it? Where should we look? What are the chances of finding intelligent life? To answer these questions, campers will peer through telescopes, build rockets and more.

Make It Matter – July 12-16 for Grades 9-12

This camp is your gateway to the fascinating world of materials science. Materials scientists have brought us amazing new technologies, such as flexible screens, nanoscale sensors, and self-folding materials — and in this online camp you’ll get to learn how they work.

Last Updated June 09, 2021