Summer planning for the kids?

This post is written for Lehigh University’s students, staff, faculty and our community readers who may be thinking about what to do with their children this summer. That’s right – school will eventually end. Life as we know it will become consumed by the ritual of SUMMER CAMPS!

One of our favorite activities is to try to accumulate information that may be useful for our readers. We try to be as comprehensive as possible. However, , please add anything we miss to the comments section on this post in the Arts@Lehigh Blog.

We urge you to spend some time poking around the website links we’ve provided. There’s a wealth of opportunity for kids in South Bethlehem! Most of these camps have discounts for early registration, and for more than one child!

41771Lehigh University Sports Camps

Each summer, Lehigh University Athletics offers over 50 different summer camps in over 19 different sport programs and 20+ clinics throughout the year.  Campers return to our highly rated camps year after year. Last year, 97.3% said they would return and recommend our outstanding camps program.

choiceslogoLehigh University – CHOICES

The CHOICES summer camp is designed to provide middle-school girls with the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun engineering and science experiments led by women engineers (students and faculty) from Lehigh University’s P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. For more information, visit this link.

indexHorizons for Youth  – Northampton Community College

Classes available on both Greenpond and Fowler Family (Southside) campus. Download the catalog here:

venuesBanana Factory Summer Camps

Students are urged to register at least 10 days prior to the start of class. Classes designed for age groups Children (3-5, 5+, 5-8, 7-12)  and Teens (13-17)

880928_b18faf7136f356b4c199d424a8e490b0.jpg_srz_170_200_75_22_0.50_1.20_0Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley – 21st Century Summer Program

These programs have been made possible by Southside Vision 2014, with support from PPL Corporation, Spectrum Health Ventures, Inc., Just Born, Inc., PA Department of Community and Economic Development, the City of Bethlehem and Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem.

Our Center is a Safe Heaven which becomes an alternative to gang involvement. Our goal is to offer our youth quality after school programs that impact the whole child and family. Parental involvement is a key part of our program goal. We have many volunteer and community service opportunities.

Through the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, the Hispanic Center partners with Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter School and Holy Infancy School to offer academic, enrichment and recreational activities to their students. The programs are offered after school Monday through Friday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm and for five weeks during the summer.

PYT%20Summer%20Camp%20brochure%202013Pennsylvania Youth Theatre Summer Stage

The ADVENTURE CAMP is an all-day or half-day camp for children ages 3 through 2nd Grade. These one-week camp opportunities are the perfect fit for those campers who want to explore a variety of activities.

PYT’s SHOWTIME CAMP are performance camps for young performers going into 3rd Grade through 12th Grade. These one OR two-week camps include 2 different productions, two trips to Broadway, and throwing pies at each other!

campTouchstone Theatre – Camp Touchstone

A two-week summer theatre day camp, where kids aged 8-12 years old are guided through the process of creating original theatre as an “Ensemble.”  Led by Touchstone teaching artists, participants gain experience in acting, playwriting, improvisation, movement, and character development…while developing self-confidence, creative expression, and skills of group collaboration.  Camp Touchstone is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young people to discover their unique artistic voices in a playful and encouraging environment.  The program culminates in a theatrical presentation for friends and family onstage in Touchstone’s intimate 75-seat theatre.