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MARGARET GATES

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h, summer camp. It’s a rite of passage
for many children. And the inspiration
for many a movie, too.
Twins separated at birth rediscovered each other at summer camp in
“The Parent Trap,” and Mitchie found her musical mojo at Disney’s “Camp Rock.”
Your child may not be looking for long-lost siblings or singing stardom, but they can still get a
lot out of summer camp, whether it’s a taste of independence, a new friend or an improved baseball swing.
During the frigid days of winter, eating s’mores
around a summer campfire might not be foremost in anyone’s mind, but choosing a summer
camp for your child should be, says Chris Smith,
director of Lancaster YMCA Camp Shand.
While day camps can more easily accommodate later registrations, overnight camps have a
limited number of beds and tend to fill up more
quickly, she says.
So now is the time to make those plans. If this
is the first time you’re choosing a summer camp,
here are some things to consider.

1. Your child’s interests

Some camps, like Camp Shand in Cornwall,
Black Rock Retreat in Quarryville and Woodcrest
Retreat in Ephrata, offer an array of traditional

summer camp activities, from canoeing and archery to arts and crafts, hiking and wilderness
skills. Others are specialized for interests such
as basketball, horsesback riding or even sailing,
if you’re willing to travel.
“Some kids want a very specific focus and some
want a more broad experience,” says Josh Foley,
summer camp director at Black Rock.

2. Your child’s social skills

Residential camp might not be the best for every child, especially if they’ve never been away
from mom and dad overnight before. If that’s the
case, a night or two at grandma’s house might be
a good trial run, Smith and Foley suggest.
“Some kids are just not open to that or they’re
not ready for that,” Foley says. “In that case, a day
camp might be a better thing.”

3. The length of the camp

Camp stays can vary from weekend retreats to
two- to four-week adventures.
“If you have an inkling your child might get
homesick, look for a camp that has a shorter
session,” Smith says, noting that homesickness
sometimes sets in around the second day.
“It’s a lot easier to say you only have three more
nights, you can do this, than you only have two
more weeks.”

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4. Is the camp
accredited?

t If a day camp is more your child’s speed,
there are plenty to suit any interest, like Barry
Kornhauser’s Arts Smarts Camp at Millersville
University, which offers performing and visual
arts opportunities for elementary and middleschool students.

The American Camp Association, a century-old nonprofit
dedicated to ensuring quality
camp programs throughout the
United States, accredits more
than 2,400 camps based on up
to 300 standards for health,
safety and program quality.
You can find accredited camps
at acacamps.org.

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5. Know the staff

Parents should ask about the
age and maturity of the staff, if
they are trained in CPR and first
aid, and whether they undergo
background checks, Smith says.
Additionally, Foley says, inquire about the camp’s hiring offer financial assistance to lowprocess, the staff-to-camper ra- er-income families.
tio, whether they have a health
care manager on site, and how 10. Day camp
they are trained to handle decisions
homesickness and other behavMany families look at day
ioral issues.
camps as a substitute for child
care over the summer months.
6. Distance from home If you are sending your child
“Lots of parents will feel a to a day camp that will last for
little more comfortable if they
are closer and they don’t have
to drive five or six hours,” Smith
says, especially if the child gets
homesick.

7. Know the history

Some questions to ask include: How long has the camp
been operating? Is it affiliated
with something that’s important to you, such as a religious
organization? Does it have a vision or mission? Is it nonprofit
or for-profit?

8. Talk to others

Ask those who have attended
the camp for their opinion.
“That’s how a lot of kids end
up at the camps they’re at,”
Smith says.

9. Cost

If a camp seems financially
out of reach, ask if there are
sponsorships available. Many

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most of the summer, make sure
it has a variety of programs, to
prevent boredom, Smith says.
There should also be a progression so that the program advances with the child.
In terms of distance, a child
should not have to travel more
than 45 minutes to attend a day
camp, Smith says.

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of all ages and
experience levels.
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Good deeds never
go out of season

Teens, especially
those interested
in early childhood education,
can volunteer to
work with young
children.

Volunteer opportunities abound for kids of all ages

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Drop by the Museum between
11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
No reservations needed
for groups less than 10.
Call 717-684-8261, ext. 237 for more information!
www.museumoftime.org

On a snowy afternoon in late
January, Ruth Landis of Lancaster heard the sound of someone shoveling her driveway.
When she looked outside to
see who it was, she was pleasantly surprised. The 12-year-old
boy across the street was busily
clearing snow from the driveway and sidewalk in front of her

townhouse.
Landis was even more surprised when the boy refused to
accept payment for his services.
He told her that he wanted to be
a good neighbor. His hard work
was a gift.
“You don’t see many young
people who do work for free,
just to be helpful,” says Landis.
“I thought it was just wonderful.”

While young people can start
jobs typically when they are 16,
there are plenty of opportunities for volunteer work before
they are able to take on a paying
job. Some of these opportunities
can be impromptu acts of kindness, like the boy who shoveled
the older woman’s driveway.
Young people can be encouraged to do volunteering in their
own neighborhoods, with projects like cleaning up the local
park after the winter, or planting flowers and trees. They can
help older neighbors with weeding gardens, mowing lawns and
taking the dogs for walks.
Often young people can gain
work experience while doing
volunteer work, and it’s not
always about earning money.
Doing volunteer work teaches
kids about caring for others and
helping out ... just because.
At Ephrata Manor, there are
volunteers as young as 6 months
— yes, six months — who brighten the days of residents there.
“We have some mothers who
volunteer at Ephrata Manor,
and they bring their babies to
visit with residents. The residents love it when the little
ones come to visit,” says Maria
Shedleski, who coordinates volunteers and plans activities at
Ephrata Manor.
Young children who volunteer
with their parents don’t have
to do much, except smile. The
residents are delighted to have
youngsters come to visit. Some
of those younger children range
in age from babies to 12 years
old. By the time they are around
13 or 14, they can volunteer on
their own.
“Our young teen volunteers
come and talk to residents, play
checkers with them, help them
play bingo, things like that,”
says Shedleski. “It is wonderful for the residents and a great
experience for the teens, who
learn to give to others.”
At Luther Acres in Lititz,

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Volunteering: Summer opportunities for all ages
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there are young volunteers
who join their parents in visiting residents. Parents can contact area retirement homes to
find out if there are volunteer
opportunities available. Often
there will be residents who
have no nearby family members to visit them.
Teens who are 14 and older
can check at retirement homes
for volunteer opportunities.
They might take residents for a
walk in the garden or help them
download an app to their iPads.
Teens who enjoy singing or
playing a musical instrument

can offer to do a mini-concert.
“Residents just love music,
and we have had teens who
come and play the violin or the
piano for our residents,” says
Shedleski.
Teens can also volunteer
with younger children. At the
Hands-On House in Lancaster,
teens as young as eighth grade
can volunteer with the little
ones, helping them enjoy the
please-touch exhibits, straightening up after the children tear
the place apart and even offering suggestions on how to make
the exhibits more fun.
“Little children really look up

to the older teens. It’s a great
experience for both of them,”
says volunteer coordinator Kaitlin LeRoy, adding that working with children at Hands-On
House is excellent preparation
for teens who might want to
pursue a career in early childhood education.
Other opportunities for volunteering with younger children include the YMCA, Clare
House, Crispus Attucks Community Center, Elizabethtown
Childcare Center, LampeterStrasburg Recreation Center,
Lancaster Day Care Center,
Lititz Community Center and

Boy Scouts of America.
At the Lancaster Science
Factory, teens as young as 16
can volunteer to guide visitors
around the museum and keep
exhibits in good condition.
Volunteering at a museum
can be a fun experience that
teaches history, and gives
young teens a chance to dress
up in period clothing. Junior
guides at the Hans Herr House
and Museum can volunteer for
special events and show off an
old-time craft like weaving or
dyeing yarn.
Older teens can also volunteer, at churches, hospitals or

2015 SUMMER OF STEM

community centers, and use
that experiences to give them
background in careers such
as nursing, teaching, physical
therapy or social work. They
can be camp counselors or
help with younger children and
those with disabilities.
Volunteers for Lancaster
Area Habitat for Humanity can do construction work,
landscaping, painting and yard
work. Not only are they helping families realize the dream
of having a home, but they can
gain experience in fields they
may want to pursue in the future.

STEM…. Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math

Spend the summer of 2015 with your friends at these Summer of STEM camps! These exciting, interactive camps help prepare young people for the 21st century workplace where the ability to apply
science, technology, engineering and math skills creatively is essential. For scholarship information, contact Hope Schmids at (717) 509-5613 x 233 or hschmids@lancastercountywib.com.

The
Lancaster
Science
Factory

Millersville
Technology
Summer Camps
Hyperline Tracker

Grades 7 and up.
June 22-26, 2015 from 9am-noon.
Build a line-tracking robot (yours to keep!)
as you learn about light emitters, light sensor
circuitry, and tracking memory.

Intro to LEGO® Robotics

Grades 3-6.
June 22-26, 2015 from 9am-noon.
Design and build robots, cars, amusement
rides and other machines, then write
computer programs to operate and control
your inventions.

Autodesk CADD Software

YWCA and Thaddeus Stevens
College of Technology
TechGYRLS Camp

Cost: $300
Recommended for
girls ages 9-14.
Transportation and lunch provided.
June 8-19, 2015 (two weeks) 9am-4pm or
June 22-July 2, 2015 (two weeks) 9am-4pm.

Contact Mandy Kastner at (717) 393-1735
x 254 or akastner@ywcalancaster.org

Grades 7 and up.
June 22-26, 2015 from 9am-noon.
We will be using Autodesk 2013-14 which is an
extremely powerful and commonly used program
in engineering/design around the world. A fun
variety of mechanical and architectural drawing
challenges will be offered.

Contact: Evanna Morris
at (717) 872-3335 or
emorris@ssi.millersville.edu/techcamp

Cost: $135/each

Amusement Park

Summer & Fireworks

Grades 1-8 completed.
June 29-July 3, 2015 from 1-4 pm.
Fun, sun, and explosive action! Create your
own sci-fireworks and make the sun work
for you with color-changing crafts.

Contact: Lauren Schaller
at (717) 509-6363 x 105 or
lschaller@tlsf.org

Grades K-6 completed.
June 15-19, 2015 from 9am-noon.
Design your own thrills and challenges with
Bricks 4 Kidz®.

Become an Exercise Engineer!

Grades K-8 completed
June 15-19, 2015 from 1-4 pm.
Jump, push and stretch your way through
experiments based on the mechanics of the
human body.

Grossology

Grades 3-7 completed.
June 22-26, 2015 from 9am-noon.
Get a hands-on experience with fungus,
beautiful mold, owl droppings and all things
gross!

The Common Wheel
Earn-A-Bike Summer Camp

Cost: $150
Recommended for ages 12-17.
Tuesdays & Thursdays from June 9-July 16,
2015 (six weeks), 1-3 pm.
Learn how to overhaul and maintain a bike
and how to ride safely on the road. Take the
bike home at the end of the session!

Contact: Chris Caldwell at (717) 461-3386
or commonwheel.chris@gmail.com

Special Effects: Movie Chemistry

Grades 1-8 completed.
June 22-26, 2015 from 1-4 pm.
Hollywood meets science as we master fog,
become invisible, create smoke and become
make-up artists!

Pneumatics & Hydraulics

Grades 2-8 completed.
June 29-July 3, 2015 from 9am-noon.
Discover the power of air and water by
building movable gadgets using K’NEXw
and everyday objects.

Lancaster County Career
and Technology Center,
Willow Street Campus
Summer of STEM Camp

Cost: $200 or $250 with bus transportation
provided.
Recommended for grades 6-8.
June 15-18, 2015, 9am-3pm.
Learn, explore, discover and create projects
that will exercise your STEM skills and
introduce you to future career possibilities!

Contact: Hope Schmids
at (717) 509-5613 x 233 or
hschmids@lancastercountywib.com

Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board • 313 W. Liberty St., Suite 114, Lancaster, PA 17603 • (717) 735-0333
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. TTY (717) 391-3570

Harrisburg University of Science
and Technology

STEM Summer Course: Nanobiotechnology
Explorations. Recommended for high school
juniors and seniors.
Lancaster Country Day School (LCDS) will
host this Harrisburg University of Science
and Technology course as a summer offering
to provide motivated students an opportunity
to learn about nanobiotechnology through
a series of interesting lecture components,
hands-on lab experiments, class discussions
and cool class projects. This is a 2-college
credit course offered as a college-in-highschool course with highly subsidized tuition.

Contact: Dr. Leena Pattarkine at
(717) 901-5168 or
lpattarkine@harrisburgu.edu

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Learn a sport that will last a lifetime
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joyed from childhood through racket, hit a golf ball or take a children gain skills and experiadulthood and into senior years. swim. They key is to get started ence.
They call them “lifetime”
You’re never too young — or young.
By the time they are school
sports, activities that can be en- too old — to pick up a tennis
age — from ages 6 to 12 — chilSwimming
dren advance their skills and
At Lancaster YMCA, there learn various swim strokes, like
are a variety of swimming pro- breaststroke, sidestroke. They
grams for children as young as also learn about swimming
6 months to teens. The classes safety.
are meant to encourage swim“It’s important to teach chilming skills for children and dren to respect the water and
help them feel comfortable in be safe when they swim,” notes
the water.
Rohrer.
“We have an AquaTots proLearning to swim is an imporgram for babies with their par- tant life skill. You never know
ents,” says aquatics director Sue when you might be in a boat or
Rohrer, adding that little ones near a beach, stream or lake,
from 6 months to 3 years learn where swimming skills are lifeto enjoy the water, paddle and saving. Some children may not
splash with mom or dad right have the opportunity to swim
there.
when they are younger, not havIt teaches young children ing access to a pool, beach or
some of the basics of being in lake.
the water, and helps to prepare
“It’s always good to learn to
them for swimming classes swim before you are about 5,”
when they are 3 and older. In says Rohrer. “It comes more
swimming classes, preschool- naturally and becomes a lifeers from 3 to 5 learn how to long skill.”
kick, float and blow bubbles.
The YMCA has scholarships
The graduated classes progress for children who need financial
from Eels to Rays to Starfish, as assistance to take swimming
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lessons. Older children and
teens who miss out on learning
to swim as preschoolers can always catch up with age-appropriate beginner lessons at the Y.
That way they won’t be in classes with the little Eels or Starfish.
“The advantage of swimming
as a lifetime exercise is that you
can do it no matter what shape
you are in or how old you are,”
says Rohrer.

Tennis

Tennis is like that too, says
Dick Green of the Lancaster
Tennis & Yacht Club. Once you
learn to play tennis, you can do
it as long as you can still walk.
Green has tennis buddies as old
as 90, who started in their youth
and still love the game.
Like swimming, tennis is best
learned in childhood. Green
usually suggests getting kids
started around age 6 or 7. Tennis rackets that are shorter and
lighter help younger kids learn
to hit the ball — a softer, larger, spongy ball — and develop

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Providing a positive and safe
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polish their putting skills. DrivThanks to younger profes- as young as 5 learning golf, and their 90s. Now that’s a lifetime
ing ranges help them learn to sional golfers — like Ricky Fowl- they can play until they are in sport.”
drive the ball.
er — more and more young peo“I think kids just love to go ple are seeing golf as cool. They
to the driving range and hit a might have seen it as a sport for
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confidence.
basket of balls,” says Ord. “It older people, but now it’s fun for
As the children progress, they teaches discipline and hand-eye all ages.
can play competitively in the coordination.”
As Ord notes, “We have kids
Lancaster-Lebanon League or
just enjoy tennis for the fun of
it. Green always recommends
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for Boys & Girls entering grades 1-8
decide what sports they want to
Monday through Friday
do, and how involved they want
(except July 3)
to be.
9AM to 3 PM
“It should always be fun,” says
Green.
Tennis is a social game that
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as in a high-speed game with a
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Activities Include:
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Golf

Golf is another lifetime sport
that some might associate with
the country club life, but Ken
Ord of Overlook Golf Club begs
to differ. Overlook is a public
golf course, where children as
young as 5 can get started on
the golf course. And they don’t
have to be rich.
“We have a great junior program for kids of all ages, from
around 8 years and up,” says
Ord.
Younger kids begin with extra
large golf balls and clubs with
larger heads. It takes a while to
get comfortable with a golf club,
learning how to hold it, how to
drive a ball, how to chip a ball
and how to putt. There are
many chip-and-putt courses
throughout the county for beginners. Miniature golf helps to

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We accept CCIS! Activity Fee: There is a one time fee of $85 per child. The Activity fee will cover all costs for field trips
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Thurs.: Trip to the Park • Fri.: Water Fun Day
In addition to these daily activities, each week will have a fun theme, learning objectives,
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Providing an educational and fun atmosphere for ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
Summer camp is open to ages 5 & up!
WEEK 1 ~ June 15 – 19
Camp Kick-Off, Favorites
Field Trip: That Bounce Place

WEEK 6 ~ July 20 – 24
Beach & Ocean
Field Trip: Good Life Ice Cream Tour

WEEK 2 ~ June 22 – 26
Circus & Carnival
Field Trip: Bowling Lanes

WEEK 7 ~ July 27 – July 31
Pets & Critters
Field Trip: Pet Superstore Tour

WEEK 3 ~ June 29 – July 2
American Patriotism
Field Trip: Movie Theater

WEEK 8 ~ August 3 - 7
Summer Science
Field Trip: North Museum

WEEK 4 ~ July 6 – 10
Occupations
Field Trip: Giant Food Stores Tour

WEEK 9 ~ August 10 – 14
Zoo Animals
Special Event: Zoo America Visit

WEEK 5 ~ July 13 – 17
Sun, Moon, & Stars
Field Trip: That Bounce Place

WEEK 10 ~ August 17 – 21
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Camp Schreiber
Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center   
June & July     
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717.393.0425 ext. 116
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Ephrata Summer Kids Camp
Ephrata Rec Center   
June-August  Ž ‘ ­
717.738.1167, ext. 105
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Lititz rec Cente
Lititz rec Center       Ž   

June-August   ­   ƒ ƒ ‘ 
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recKids Child Care Summer Camp
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Lititz rec Center
Lititz rec Center   
June-August
717.626.5096, ext 229
Weekly Summer Camps
ˆ 
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Lititz rec Center
Lititz rec Center   ‘
June-August  ˆ  ‚ ‡ 
717.626.5096, ext. 237
Summer Playgrounds
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Make & Take
The National Watch & Clock Museum  ‘   „ 
June 1-August 31   
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717-684-8261, ext. 237
—     
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Lancaster YWCA/Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology  ‰   June 6-19 or June 22-July 2 ™‚ ‚Šš   
717.393.1735, ext. 259
TechGYRLS
‰  ›   €  ƒ ˆ ƒ “  
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Overlook Day Camp
Manheim Township Recreation Dept.  ‰  

June 8-August 21     ƒ › 

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717.290.7180, ext. 3100
€‚ ƒ  Š   
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Hempfield Rec
Hempfield Rec Center   ‘ ™   
š
June 15-July 16 ™‚Š š    ˆ ƒ  ­ 717.898.3102, ext. 33
Pre-School Playground
’Š      ž‰ ‚  ‰ 
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Hempfield Rec
Hempfield Rec Center   ‘
June 16-July 24  †   ƒ ˆ 
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717.898.3102
National Jr. Tennis & Learning (HJTL)  ‚Š    ™ ƒ ƒ 
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Hempfield Rec Girls Lacrosse Camp Hempfield Rec Center  ‰  
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June 22-26; July 27-31        
717.898-3102, ext. 39 
  
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717.898-3102, ext. 39
Hempfield Rec
Gym Rats Basketball Camp 
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ORGANIZATION/WHO

DATES/TIMES

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9

PHONE

June
Summer Nature Camps at Landis Woods Manheim Township Recreation Dept.   
Weeks of June 22, July 6, 13, 20, 27   
717.290.7180 ext. 3100 
  

       
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Hempfield Rec Day Camp
Hempfield Rec Center  € ‚ƒ „ … ‚  †  
June ƒ  
  „ to August 14  ‡ †ˆ 717.898.3102, ext. 34  
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Hempfield Rec Center   ˆ
June 15-August 7 ƒ  †…„  ‡  
717.898.3102, ext. 39
Hempfield Rec Playgrounds 
     Œ € Ž  ‰   € Ž ‘ € € Ž  ‰  € Ž  ’’’‹ 
Camp Universal
Universal Athletic Club   
June 8-12, 15-19  ‡   

717.569.5396 
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The Common Wheel   †
June 9-July 16    –   ƒ — ’Ž„    717.461.3386
Earn-A-Bike Summer Camp
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Main Stage Production
Popovsky Performing Arts       
Mid June-Aug 8    š ƒ‰  – ’Ž„
717.517.8543 
      ™            •  
Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board    –  June 15-19  ‡  †  
717.560.0411
Small Wonders Academy
‚  ” ‡‰  ’Ž ” Ž Ž 

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Fulton Training Camp - Week 1
Fulton Theatre   œ 
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717.394.7133
š   ‡              ž   
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Introduction to Digital Photography Dayspring Christian Academy  Ÿ   
  ‡   
717.285.2000  
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Lego Mindstorms NXT Robotics
Dayspring Christian Academy  ‘    ˆ
June 15 to 19  June 22-26  
717.285.2000  
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Lego WeDo Robotics
Dayspring Christian Academy  ‘    
June 15-19  June 22-26  
717.285.2000  
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Ukulele for Beginners
Dayspring Christian Academy   
June 15-19      
717.285.2000
š        ’ Ž ™     • €  
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Dayspring Christian Academy   œ
June 15-19    œ  
717.285.2000
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Universal Athletic Club   †œ
June 15-19
717-569-5396
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Kids Camp: Favorites Week
Small Wonders Academy     
June 15-19  ‡  †  
717-560-0411
” Ž Ž 

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Hands-on House ”  ¥    
˜   œ† June 15-19  
717.569.KIDS
Hands-on House
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Summertime Station
Dance to the Beat
Popovsky Performing Arts  œ ¦ ˆ  
June 15-26     œ 
717.517.8543
Broadway Review
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Actor works and Rock the Voice
Popovsky Performing Arts  †   
June 15-26     œ 
717.517.8543
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Summer of STEM Camp
LCCTC, Willow Street Campu  Ÿ  ˆ
June 15-18  
717.509.5613 x 233
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June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29-July 2  – œ  717.509.6363
Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster Science Factory   ˆ
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Broadway Bound
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre    †
June 19-29
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Advanced Performance  
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Summer Music Camps
Millersville University Music Department    June 21-27
717.871.4700   
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Luthercare for Kids
Luthercare for Kids   
June 22- August 20
717.626.1171
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Summer Enrichment Series
Technology Camps
Millersville University 
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Hands-on House ”  ¥    
˜   œ† June 22-26  
717.569.KIDS
Hands-on House
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Summertime Station
Kids Camp: Circus & Carnival
Small Wonders Academy     
June 22-26  ‡  †  
717.560.0411
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Field Hockey Camp
Universal Athletic Club   †œ
June 22-26
717.569.5396
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Creative Kids Art Camp
Dayspring Christian Academy  ٠ Ϡ 
  ‡   
717.285.2000
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Open Air Painting
Dayspring Christian Academy  Ÿ  ˆ 
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717.285.2000  
             ‡ ‰     
Fulton Training Camp - Week 2
Fulton Theatre   œ 
  ‡   
717.394.7133
š   ‡              ž   
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CAMP NAME

SUMMER KIDS

ORGANIZATION/WHO

DATES/TIMES

LNP | LANCASTER, PA

PHONE

June
Camp Universal

Discovery and Trekkers

Music Together
Fulton Training Camp - Week 3
Kids Camp: American Patriotism
Camp Universal
Explorer I Mini Week

Universal Athletic Club   
June 22-26      
717.569.5396

  
 
 
    
 
 
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Woodcrest Retreat Day Camp   
June 22-26 & June 29-July 3     ­ 
717.738.2233
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Popovsky Performing Arts   ‚
Starting June 29     
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Fulton Theatre   ˆ 
      
 ‰
717.394.7133
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Small Wonders Academy     
June 29-July 2      
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717.560.0411 
 
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June 29-July 3      
717.569.5396

  
 
 
    
 
 
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Woodcrest Retreat Overnight Camp   ˆ‚
June 30-July 2  ƒƒ
717.738.2233 
     
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July
Nanobiotechnology Explorations

Lancaster Country Day School ”•– —  † 
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Summer Day Camp - Downtown
YWCA Lancaster   ™ 
    
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717.393.1735 ext. 270

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Summer Day Camp - Penn Manor
YWCA Lancaster   ™ 
    
‘’‚ 
717.393.1735 ext. 270

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Summer Day Camp - McCaskey
YWCA Lancaster   ™ 
    
‘’‚ 
717.393.1735 ext. 270

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Social Sense-Ablities Camp
Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center   Ž
July & August  ’‘’‚     ƒ
717.393.0425 ext. 136  

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Fulton Theatre   ˆ 
     
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717.394.7133
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Kids Camp: Occupations
Small Wonders Academy     ‡
July 6-10    ž  
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717.560.0411
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Artsy Adventures
Dayspring Christmas Academy  ¡   ’
July 6-10    
717.285.2000
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Tennis Camp
Universal Athletic Club   Ž
July 6-10
717.569.5396
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Christmas in July Art Camp
Dayspring Christian Academy  ¡   Ž
July 6-10    
717.285.2000
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Camp Universal
Universal Athletic Club   
July 6-10, 13-17     
717.569.5396

  
 
 
    
 
 
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Pioneer I
Woodcrest Retreat Overnight Camp   ‚
July 6-10     

717.738.2233
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July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, & July 27-31   717.738.2233
Discovery and Trekkers
Woodcrest Retreat Day Camp   
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July 6-11   
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717.898.1900
Broadway Bound Preschool Sessions Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre  Ž  
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Broadway Dance
Popovsky Performing Arts  Ž‚ 
July 6-17   ž ‘’‚
717.517.8543 
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Moving’ & Singin’/ Creative Theatre Popovsky Performing Arts   
July 6-17   ™‘’‚    ‘’‚
717.517.8543 

   
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Creative Theatre
Popovsky Performing Arts   ’ 
July 6-17   ™‘’‚
717.517.8543
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Black Rock Retreat Summer Camp Black Rock Retreat  ¡ ™ ž ’
July 8-10
717.529.3232
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Hands-on House  
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717.569.KIDS
Hands-on House
† 
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Summertime Station
Microcopy
Dayspring Christian Academy  ¤ 
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Kids Camp: Sun, Moon, & Stars
Small Wonders Academy     ‡
July 13-17    ž  
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717.560.0411 
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July 13-17     

717.738.2233
Pioneer 2
Woodcrest Retreat Overnight Camp   ‚
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LANCASTER, PA | LNP

CAMP NAME

SUMMER KIDS

ORGANIZATION/WHO

DATES/TIMES

MARCH 8, 2015

11

PHONE

July
Basketball Camp
Broadway Bound
Beginner Sessions
Hands-on House
Summertime Station
Moving’ & Singin’
Kids Camp: Beach & Ocean
Soccer Camp
Trailblazer Teen Camp
Broadway Bound
Beginner Sessions
Camp Universal
Rising Star Production
Kids Camp: Pets and Critters
Volleyball Camp
Broadway Bound
Beginner Sessions
Frontier 2

Universal Athletic Club   
July 13-17
717.569.5396 
       
   

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre    
July 13-18      ­  €   ­ 
717.898.1900
€                
€   ‚ ‚ ƒ     „ …    †
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Hands-on House‚  ‡  „ ˆ    July 20-24   
717.569.KIDS
‰   Š    „ ‹  ‚   Œ‚   ƒ        „  Ž      

Popovsky Performing Arts    
July 20-31   ­ 
717.517.8543
‘                „       ’             

Small Wonders Academy   “   Ž
July 20-24    ” €  ­“ ­
717.560.0411
• ƒ –     €  — 
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Universal Athletic Club   
July 20-24
717.569.5396 
       
   

Woodcrest Retreat Overnight Cam   “
July 20-24   €
717.738.2233 
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Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre    
July 20-25      ­  €  ­ 
717.898.1900
€                
€   ‚ ‚ ƒ     „ …    †
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Universal Athletic Club   “
July 20-24, 27-31  €  „ 
717.569.5396
†‚  ‚ ‚  ‚ „‚ …    
   

Popovsky Performing Arts   ­ 
July 20- August 1   ­ 
717.517.8543  
   „   Ž †   ’ ‚ ‚  
  …  „     „   „ ‚ “  •   Ž
Small Wonders Academy   “   Ž
July 27-31   €  ­“ ­
717.560.0411
™       €  — 
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Universal Athletic Club   
July 27-31
717.569.5396 
       
   

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre    
July 27-Aug 1      ­ ‚ €  ­ 
717.898.1900
€                
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Woodcrest Retreat Overnight Camp   
July 27-31   €
717.738.2233
š „ …  ˜ ˜ ˜ ˜
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’  „         „„ 

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August
Summer Day Camp - Downtown
Summer Day Camp - Penn Manor
Summer Day Camp - McCaskey
Camp Name Club 625 Camp
Hands-on House
Summertime Station
Camp Universal
Kids Camp: Summer Science
Lacrosse Camp
Frontier 1
Discovery and Trekkers
EPAC’s Center Stage Theatre Camp

Triple Threat Jr or Kids
Explorer 2 Mini Week
Camp Name: Camp Kaleidoscope
Sports Camps

24 Math Camp

YWCA Lancaster   Ÿ 
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717.393.1735 ext. 270
†‚  ƒ „‚ † – ‚ †  ƒ €  
 
 

YWCA Lancaster   Ÿ 
 € Ÿ ­Ÿ 
717.393.1735 ext. 270
†‚  ƒ „‚ † – ‚ †  ƒ €  
 
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YWCA Lancaster   Ÿ 
  € Ÿ ­Ÿ 
717.393.1735 ext. 270
†‚  ƒ „‚ † – ‚ †  ƒ €  
 
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Schreiber Pediatric    ƒ 
August   ­ 

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717.393.0425 ext. 116
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Hands-on House‚  ‡  „ ˆ    August 3-7   
717.569.KIDS
‰   Š    „ ‹  ‚   Œ‚   ƒ        „  Ž      

Universal Athletic Club   “
August 3-7, August 10-14  €  „ 
717.569.5396
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Small Wonders Academy   “   Ž
August 3-7   €  ­“ ­
717.560.0411
† †     €   
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Universal Athletic Club   
August 3-7
717.569.5396 
       
   

Woodcrest Retreat Overnight Camp   
August 3-7    €

717.738.2233
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Woodcrest Retreat Day Camp   Ÿ‚
August 3-7 & August 10-14   
717.738.2233
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Ephrata Performing Arts Center  ¢   August 3-14    
717.733.7966
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Popovsky Performing Arts   ­     Ÿ  August 3-14   ”  ­ 
717.517.8543
•     „     ‚ ‚   ”      Ž
Woodcrest Retreat Overnight Camp  ­
August 10-12    ˜

717.738.2233 
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Schreiber Pediatric    Ÿ
August 10-13    

  
717.393.0425 ext. 116
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Universal Athletic Club   
August 10-14
717.569.5396 
       
   

Dayspring Christian Academy
August 10-14    

  
717.285.2000
†            „  ‘    ž
‘         „   

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CAMP NAME

LNP | LANCASTER, PA

SUMMER KIDS

ORGANIZATION/WHO

DATES/TIMES

PHONE

August
Hands-on House
Summertime Station
Broadway Bound
Preschool Sessions
Broadway Bound
Intermediate/Advanced Sessions
Kids Camp: Zoo Animals

Kids Camp: Summer Olympics
Camp Universal

Schreiber
Pediatric
Rehab
Center

Hands-on House       
  August 10-14
 
717.569.KIDS  
                    ­      €
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Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
ƒ    
August 10-14
„   ­  … ‚ †‡ˆ     717.898.1900
‰  Š     ­ ­       Š     ‹  ­Œ        ­     ‚ 
       
August 17-21
‰  †‡ˆ „  †‡ˆ
717.898.1900
Ž‹      Š          ‚ …   ­Œ       Š ­   ­     ‚ … ‚ †‡ˆ    
Small Wonders Academy
 ƒ  €
August 10-14
  „   †‡ˆƒ†‡ˆ
717.560.0411
‘       ‘   
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Small Wonders Academy
 ƒ  €
August 17-24
   „   †‡ˆƒ†‡ˆ
717.560.0411
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Universal Athletic Club
 ƒ
August 17-21, August 24-28
„      
717.569.5396
…­              – 
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Please call for appointments: 717-291-5931
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm

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Sessions are available for all skill levels
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For more information visit
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