Lycoming College for Kids and Teens
Summer Workshops

Lycoming College for Kids and Teens offers its one-week workshops from July 17-21, 2017 at the historic, Williamsport campus. Our scientific, artistic and magical workshops are taught by dedicated and enthusiastic teachers, and are designed to enhance creativity and problem solving. This year, we offer exceptional new, as well as long-time favorite, classes that have been developed to challenge our attendees. There’s a reason why students return to the program each summer with anticipation.

CFK  DATES: July 17-21, 2017



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ATTENTION! CFK has expanded its offerings to students who are entering grades 2-12! We welcome students to return to our summer program, year after year, until they’re ready to enroll in Lycoming College as an undergraduate!  Students participate in a morning and afternoon workshops, which gives them the opportunity to explore two topics of their choice.

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Each year we add amazing new classes to our lineup, and this year is no exception. We have SCUBA and Snorkeling, and we’re expanding our horizons to Comic Art class. Great news for creative writers — Fantasy Storytellers has returned. If your child is a budding reporter, they can participate in the Junior Journalists class. There, they will write stories and take photos and videos about the summer program and then publish these on the College for Kids and Teens website. If your child enjoys arts and crafts that preserve photographic memories, we’ve added Picture This, a creative class that offers myriad activities that goes beyond scrapbooking.

Examples of this year’s classes include: Global Arts,  Junior Rangers, Young Inventors, Young Engineers, Magical Wings, Structure It and Grossology. The Aeronautical Workshop, a favorite for the middle and high school students, allows participants to make and launch their own rockets. Another unique class class uses traditional cameras and teachers students the art of photography. Students learn how to develop their own photographs in the darkroom and have an art show at the end of the week. Others will learn about simple machines using mechanized Legos. or create crystals and volcanoes in science-oriented workshops. For older students, we offer an advanced class for Aeronautical Engineers, and Darkroom Techniques for Photographers.

Open to elementary, middle and high school-aged students entering the second grade, through the twelfth grade, the summer program consists of two classes each day; Period 1 meets from 9 a.m. to noon, and Period 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. Extended care is offered for parents who need to drop off and pick up children between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.


A supervised lunch break is held from noon to 1 p.m. New this year, your child can purchase lunch in the college cafeteria for the full week for an additional $40 ($8 per day). If students do not purchase lunch, they must bring their own packed lunch. Snack and soda machines are available.

Cost for full-day, week-long workshop is $250.00 first child in family, $200.00 for each additional child.  Cost for half-day: $150.00 each child.  Classes with an * require an additional fee depending upon the class and supplies. Lunch is available for $8 per day. Classes are on a First-Come, First-Served basis and registrations are secured with your payment only. Signing up for a class without making a payment does not guarantee your child will receive their first choice.

Discounts are offered for each additional family member.  Checks and credit cards are accepted for all fees. Parents may enroll their children online,or by contacting Robin Van Auken, 570-321-4239 or Email Robin Van Auken at College for Kids, for an application form.

Enrollment is limited, so apply early. Placement is based on the order in which the applications are received, so register early to avoid closed classes.

For a complete list of classes and descriptions, and for further information on the program and application, visit the College for Kids classes page.


Lycoming College
for Kids & Teens 

Director: Robin Van Auken
Asst. Director: Debbie Smith
Coordinator: Darlene Connelly

Lycoming College
700 College Place, Box 152
Williamsport, PA 17701

Robin Van Auken570.321.4239
Debbie Smith570.321.4180
FAX: 570.321.4073


ROBIN VAN AUKEN: 570-916-0026

DEBBIE SMITH: 570-447-6446

CFK  DATES: July 17-21, 2017



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