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Youth Programs

Lackawanna College is closely tracking coronavirus (COVID-19) and working to mitigate potential risks. The safety of students — both current and future —is a top priority. Out of an abundance of caution, all Lego League and summer camp programs are temporarily suspended and alternative dates will be announced. Check back for updated dates and information.

Lackawanna College offers various structured, age-appropriate activities to the youth of Lackawanna and surrounding counties that help with both academic and personal enrichment.

Summer youth camps engage learners from ages five to 18 in a variety of fun, problem-solving, critical thinking, team-building, recreational, exploratory and creativity tasks.

Each summer, programming is available in Scranton and at our other centers. Camps are typically one week in length and vary from two hours to full-day programs.

Important Information

Contact Us

Bridget Duggan
Continuing Education Youth / Special Programs Coordinator
(570) 961-7883

Important Handouts

2019 Summer Camps (PDF)
Camp Registration Form (PDF)
2019 Sports Enrichment Camp (PDF)
Photo Release Form (PDF)
Medical Information Form (PDF)

FIRST® LEGO® League Experience

Feb. 25-June 2020

What is the FIRST® LEGO® League Experience?

When students are engaged in hands-on STEM experiences, they build confidence, grow their knowledge and develop lifelong habits of learning. When adults coach these students, they encourage them to try, fail, and try again, while connecting STEM concepts to real-world examples. It’s a great combination!

FIRST® LEGO® League is the most accessible, guided, global robotics competition, helping students and teachers to build a better future together. The program is developed around theme-based challenges to engage children in 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering. The FIRST® Core Values are the foundation of the program and emphasize teamwork, discovery, and innovation. Students will emerge from the program more confident, excited, and equipped with the skills they need in a changing workforce.

*During this first year of the FIRST® LEGO® League, we will not be entering into any competitions.

Where and when is the FIRST® LEGO® League Experience program held?

The program will be held at Lackawanna College’s Tobin Hall at 501 Madison Ave, Scranton (2nd floor). Students will attend one (2)-two hour session weekly on Tuesdays from 4 pm to 6 pm or Saturday mornings, from 9 am – 11 am. Sessions will start Tuesday, February 25 and end in June 2020.

There is a limit of 30 students for this program. Fifteen students will be invited to attend each session.

How much does the FIRST® LEGO® League Experience cost?

This program is FREE to all participants

How do I register my child for the FIRST® LEGO® League Experience?

Registrations will be taken by phone for this program on a first-come/first-serve basis. To register, please contact Bridget Duggan, Youth Program Manager at (570) 961-7883.

This program is made possible through funding from a Business Education Partnership grant through the Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board.

2020 Camp Schedule

Lego® Pre-Engineering | Aug. 3-7

9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (ages 5-8)
12 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. (ages 9-12)

Cost: $135
*kit included

American Girl | Aug. 3-7

9 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. (ages 4-7)

Cost: $100

Lego® Mind Storm Ev3 | Aug. 10-14

12 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. (ages 9-12)

Cost: $125
*kit not included

2020 Sports Enrichment Camp Schedule

Sorry, nothing yet! Check back soon.

Environmental Education Center Camps

Enjoy a week of fun and adventure exploring the natural habitats of the 211-acre Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center in Covington Township.

Click here to learn more about the Center’s exciting summer programs and other public programs.

After School Programs

Lackawanna College partners with a variety of community organizations to provide healthy, enriching programs to area youth in the form of after-school homework clubs, entrepreneur programs, SAT/ACT prep programs, career exploration modules, and more. These programs include leadership components and focus on building a child’s self-esteem, communication skills, team-building ability, individuality, and autonomy, all in a safe and nurturing environment.

College Ready Workshops

Lackawanna College provides workshops for students who would like a refresher course in Basic Math, Basic Reading, and Basic Writing prior to moving into a post-secondary degree or career training program. College Readiness skills that engage students in self-discovery, career exploration, time management skills, and financial literacy are also included.