Youth Camps

at Saint Francis University

  • Saint Francis University offers opportunities for grade school children and teens to gain both academic and athletic experience at our many Youth Camps.

    Academic Camps

    Kids College

    For more information

    If you are a teacher, parent or student interested in one of our programs
    scienceoutreach@francis.edu
    814-472-3878

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    Saint Francis University's Kids College is an exciting opportunity for children completing grades K - 7. Attend a fun-filled week of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics camps instructed by SFU faculty and educators and youth leaders from our local region!

    STEM Summer Academies

    For more information

    If you are a teacher, parent or student interested in one of our programs
    scienceoutreach@francis.edu
    814-472-3878

    Saint Francis University's STEM Summer Academies are week-long programs designed to provide an opportunity for talented high school students between their sophomore/junior and junior/senior years to experience science, engineering, and computer science in action. Students will have the opportunity to earn college credit while working in teams to complete a real world project and present their results.

    Upward Bound

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    For more information

    Director
    Anne Heinzeroth
    aheinzeroth@francis.edu
    814-472-3168

    A federal TRIO program funded through the U.S. Department of Education, the Upward Bound program at Saint Francis University has prepared over 1,500 disadvantaged high school students for the rigors of post-secondary education since 1966. Provided at no cost to participants, the program offers a wide variety of academic, career, cultural, and social development activities for 85 high school students from Blair and Cambria counties. Each participant must come from a low income family and/or be a potential first-generation college student. In addition, students must attend a high school in the target area, be enrolled in the academic curriculum, and have a minimum academic GPA of 77%.

    From September through May, the students participate in Saturday follow-ups held on campus and tutorials held after school in their communities. Additional academic year activities include college visits, SAT cram sessions, and college fairs. During a six-week residential summer program, students attend five academic classes each day and participate in a wide variety of cultural and recreation activities. Each summer Upward Bound Bridge students take Saint Francis University courses for credit. The program is housed in Schwab Hall.

    Wellkids Summer Camp

    The DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness offers a Wellkids Summer Camp designed for children to actively learn the importance of healthy nutrition and physical activity. Children will learn about ways to increase their physical activity and eat healthy, ALL WHILE ENJOYING IT! Children will participate in educational games such as

    • Fear Factor Fruits and Vegetables
    • Think Your Drink
    • Do Your Dairy
    • Easy on the Extras
    • Circuit Training
    • Nature Hikes
    • Cooking Demonstrations
    • and more!!

    Find out more information about this year's Wellkids Summer Camp 2013

  • Sports Camps

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    The Saint Francis University Athletics Department offers sports-related camps for both boys and girls. Camps include:

    • Red Flash Football 7-on-7 Passing Camp
    • Chris Villarrial Hogs & Dawgs and Prospect Camp
    • Soccer Winter College ID Camp
    • SFU Girls Soccer Day Camp
    • Soccer Goalkeeper Clinic (girls)
    • Soccer Flash Classic Clinic & Tournament
    • Red Flash Volleyball Camps (girls and boys)
    • Basketball Boys Individual Camp
    • Basketball University Girls Practice Camp
    • Basketball Girls Team Camp 
    • Basketball Girls Individual/Future Stars Camps