STEM Camp returns to Penn State Shenango for summer 2018

Two young students are pictured--one looking into a microscope and the other taking notes.

Penn State Shenango STEM Camp students look at microbes during a microbiology session held this past summer.

Credit: Penn State

Penn State Shenango’s popular STEM Camp will be offered again this summer to middle school-aged children. The weeklong day camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22.

STEM Camp, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, will be available to students entering grades seventh and eighth next fall. The cost of the camp is $95 per week and is limited to the first 30 paid applicants. Students will be able to enjoy their packed lunch in the campus’ air-conditioned Great Hall.

The camp sessions will be taught each day by Shenango campus faculty experts who will engage students in learning through a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities from a range of STEM subjects, including biology, chemistry, ecology, math, engineering, microbiology and environmental science.

Registration will open on March 1. More information will be available after this date on the campus’ website at or may be obtained by contacting the camp director, Kathy Shaffer, at 724-983-2944.