Lycoming College for Kids and Teens
Summer Workshops

Lycoming College for Kids and Teens offers its one-week workshops from July 16-20, 2018 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.


Give the Gift of Learning!


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We invite you to give your child the gift of learning with College for Kids early enrollment.  If your child is currently in grades 2 through 12, we have a class that’s guaranteed to entertain and educate. Applications are open on the College for Kids website, and classes are waiting for you to choose. Take a minute to review the lineup for 2018.

When you do, we will send you a personalized certificate for your child, just like this one below.




CFK  DATES: July 16-20, 2018



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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.

College for Kids scuba
College for Kids scuba

Each year we add amazing new classes to our lineup, and this year is no exception. We still have SCUBA and Snorkeling, as well as Comic Art class. Great news for creative writers — Mythic Storytellers is a new class that combines the best of history, archaeology, mythology and creative writing. If your child is a budding reporter, they can participate in the Mobile 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 scrap booking.

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.

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We’ve introduced a full-day class for teens only this year, Self-Marketing & Social Media Management. Here’s the course description:

Looking for a way to bolster your resume and college applications? In the age of technology, learning how to market oneself and run multiple social media accounts is a must. In this class, high school students will learn how to create their own portfolio website that can function as a digital resume, as well as how to manage multiple social media accounts the way the professionals do. Students taking this class will walk away with a year’s subscription for a web design and hosting site, as well as two domain names, one for their portfolio site and one to create a site on a topic they’re passionate about. Students will also have access to a list of free digital resources to make their sites dynamic, legal, and visually appealing. After this class, students will be able to list on their college applications/resume that they have experience in social media management, web design, and graphic design – skills that are necessary for some of today’s most lucrative careers.

(Business, Web Design and Marketing/Grades 9-12 – Full Day. *Requires full day enrollment and an additional $100 fee for digital purchases and lunch in the college cafeteria.)


A supervised lunch break is held from noon to 1 p.m. 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.