Science Leadership

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When is it?

21 July 2019 to 26 July 2019

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Who Can Attend?

Students entering grades 10-12.

What's covered? 


Do you think the world needs more leaders in science? The Science Leadership Camp is designed to prepare participants to successfully build futures that combine science with their desire to make a difference. During this experience, campers will be challenged to think about issues in their communities and articulate a vision for how they can make a difference with their leadership and scientific abilities. They will also learn from the leadership experiences of Penn State science students and faculty, explore cutting-edge scientific research, and engage in activities that will challenge them to think innovatively and creatively. Come join us at University Park for an experience you can take with you through high school, college, and beyond! (Note: The first full day of camp is Monday, July 22nd, but all campers will check in for an opening ceremony the evening of Sunday, July 21st. Please also note that the camp includes a moderately strenuous hiking experience and a canoe experience at Bald Eagle Creek or Black Moshannon State Park.)

See the 2018 Science Leadership camp video here: . 

You can also see the 2018 Science Leadership camp photo album here:

Lunch and Snacks

  • Activity breaks will be taken each day to allow kids to eat their peanut free snacks that they brought from home.
  • Campers will walk to Pollock Dining Commons each day for lunch.

Camp fees and registration

Register online before midnight Mar. 19, 2019

  • $410 (day) $815 (resident)

Helium stick

Register online after 12 am Mar. 20, 2019

  • $440 (day) $845 (resident)

Day vs Residential Option

Day option:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please arrive between 8:50 pm and 9:00 am. Camp ends at 5:00 pm, but an evening faculty/staff/camper dinner mixer will be scheduled as well as occasional evening group work sessions. Flexible arrangements can be made for day campers who are unable to stay for scheduled evening activities.

Day campers are welcome to join the residential campers for breakfast or stay for dinner in the dining halls (when there is an evening work session).

Resident option:

Campers who register for the residential option will check-in on Sunday afternoon and check-out Friday afternoon. Exact check-in and check-out times will be distributed to registered campers closer to camp dates.

Both options:

*Please note that camp may end earlier on Friday due to the timing of the camp closing ceremony. The closing ceremony is tentatively slated for 2PM on Friday.*



Extended Care

Extended care is not offered with this camp.