(Posted May 7, 2024)

HUNTINGDON, Pa.— With summer just around the corner, Juniata College offers camps for all ages and interests to learn and experience life on campus. From sports to science, summer is filled with opportunities for growth and fun geared toward elementary, middle, and high school students.  

New for this year, Juniata’s popular Connections Camp will introduce a new format—a week-long residential experience—plus select day sessions from Monday, July 22, through Friday, July 26, 2024. Designed for students in seventh, eighth, and ninth grade, Connections Camp offers an educational program that delves into computer science, art, theater, environmental engineering, geology, archeology, environmental science, and culinary arts. Participants will rotate through all sessions, creating theatrical art, examining culture, completing hands-on laboratory activities and field investigations, and preparing and cooking a meal. During structured free time and evening activities led by camp counselors, campers can play games, sports, and socialize with friends.   

Half-day sessions at the Connections Camp will be held in the outdoor natural environment and in various indoor spaces on campus.   

ACHIEVE Academy, a three-day summer daytime program for future health leaders in seventh through tenth grades will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, through Thursday, June 6. Students will meet local health leaders and learn about the factors that affect health, including healthcare and education access, the environment, social connections, and economic stability, while engaging in fun activities that promote wellness.   

A Spanish Immersion Camp, geared to students ages 15-18 who have completed two years of high school Spanish, offers a week-long immersive experience from Sunday, July 21, through Friday, July 26, for those interested in Hispanic cultures. Fun language and culture classes will be taught by high school and college Spanish instructors, with visiting Guatemalan high school students and college Spanish students serving as camp counselors. Activities will include Hispanic arts and crafts, videos and films, games, sports, music, and dance.  

Among the other offerings are high school athletics camps specializing in basketball, volleyball, and soccer. The soccer day camps offer young athletes ages 5-14 the opportunity to build skills and receive individualized support from collegiate coaches and players. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 10, through Thursday, June 13, in Gibbel Stadium. Focusing on the individual development of players, emphasizing ball control, moves to beat opponents, finishing and other skills, players will spend time to use their newly learned techniques in competition against other campers in small-sided games. This camp will help all players, beginner to advanced, develop the skills needed to enjoy and succeed on the soccer field.   

For more information on these and Juniata’s full roster of summer camp offerings, visit https://www.juniata.edu/offices/conferences-events/camps-conferences/

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.