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Girls Rock Camp

Lehigh Valley Girls Rock
Monday 7/19 through Friday 7/23 + the following Thursday night 7/29
10:00am - 3:30pm Tuesday through Friday, 11:30am - 3:30 pm Monday 7/19
Registration Deadline: July 5, 2021

Girls Rock Camp (GRC) is a week-long empowerment camp based on being in a band open to girls and nonbinary & trans youth ages 10-17. This year, it’s hybrid! Campers will learn about digital music production, form a band, write a song together, and create graphics to share on the big screen & under the stars at Becky's Drive-In. Campers will spend the week making new friends, attending educational workshops, and collaborating with volunteers to create music & art. No experience necessary!    

Although music and art are major aspects of this program, GRC isn't a typical music camp. The week largely focuses on feminism and inclusion. We aim to build self-confidence and foster a sense of belonging while nurturing a supportive, encouraging environment. Many of our workshops & group activities include topics such as self-care, social justice, and community building.

Camp was held entirely online last year, but this summer, we’re offering two optional in-person days.


Full tuition for our hybrid version of Girls Rock Camp is $225.

Meals provided: N/A



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Future Stars Summer 2021 Day Camp

Boys & Girls Club of Easton

11 weeks, Monday-Friday (closed 7/5/21 in observance of July 4th)
9:00am-4:45pm
Registration Deadline: June 11, 2021 or until all spots are filled (100 max)

Our Club provides diversified fun activities that meet the interests of all youth. Core programs engage youth in activities with adults, peers, and family members, and enable youth to enhance self-esteem, and to develop full potential. Based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interests of girls and boys, and recognizing developmental principles, the club offers diversified programs in 5 core areas: Health & Life Skills, Education & Career Development, The Arts, Character & Leadership Development, and Sports, Fitness, & Recreation.

Summer Program current Members’ Fee: $35.00 (+ $15 due on membership renewal date if it falls over the summer months)    
Summer Program new Members’ Fee: $55.00 – June, July, August plus $15 member fee = $70.00 total  

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

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Summer Learning 2021

Slater Family Network Foundation Inc.
8-week Program Starting June 24
Pick-Up Thursdays, 9am-2pm
Registration Deadline: By June 14th

Eight week program providing weekly books and enrichment projects (Science or craft) to students grade K-6th. Enrollment is limited to the first 30 students and involved in our Summer Backpack Buddies program. Feeding a child's mind, body and creativity.

Free to Bangor Area School District students K-6 and are experiencing food insecurity.

Meals provided: Back Pack Buddies. A bag of kid-friendly food to sustain the child through the weekend.

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Broughal Middle School Summer Camp

Broughal Middle School - Bethlehem Area School District
4 Week Program, Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
Registration Deadline: June 4, 2021


FUN and FREE summer camp opportunity for students who will be in 6th, 7th or 8th grade at Broughal Middle School next year!  Students will 'Make a Splash' as they take a deep dive into a topic of their choice!  Students will choose from Art, Media, Science, Sports and More!

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch

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NECC Outdoor Summer Camp

Northeast Community Center
7 Weeks, Mondays - Thursday depending on grade level 
8am-3pm
Registration Deadline: June 9, 2021


NECC's Outdoor Summer Camp Program begins on June 14th and ends on July 29th. The camp is offered to children living in Bethlehem who are entering grades 2-8. Elementary students attend Mondays & Wednesdays from 8am-3pm and Middle School Students attend Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8am-3pm. Registration is limited to 24 elementary students and 24 middle school students. 

$25 for children living in Bethlehem Housing Authority (BHA) and $50 for Bethlehem children not living in BHA properties 

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

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Summer CyberLearning Club

Unidos Inc.
6 Weeks, Monday through Thursday
Time: TBD
Registration Deadline: June 30, 2021


This free CyberLearning Club summer program is focused on culturally appropriate academic development, enrichment through the arts, and social emotional learning with character development and early intervention support for inner-city children of the Allentown School District.

Meals Provided: Snack

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Tails and Tales

Bethlehem Area Public Library-South Side Branch
9 Week Program, Every Wednesday
10:15-11:00 a.m.


Stories and activities for preschool and elementary age children - held on the Greenway. 

Free.

Meals provided: Meals are available at the SS Branch

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Summer Camp/Summer Intensives

ArtsQuest
8 weeks, Monday through Friday
Morning (9am-12pm), afternoon (12:30pm-3:30pm), full day (9am-3:30pm)


ArtsQuest’s Summer Arts Camp at the Banana Factory Arts Center is a socially-distanced, low-capacity summer camp with options for children ages 4-9. In 2021, your child will explore different themes, movements, and connections within art history while learning new artistic processes. Choose from a full-day or half-day session. In a full day session, young artists rotate through four different courses in 2D and 3D artwork, taught by our talented teaching artists and staff. Projects are designed to promote creativity, teamwork and confidence, and young artists will be grouped by age to explore mixed media, drawing, painting, fiber arts, printmaking, sculpture, and more inspired by the week’s theme*. At the end of each week, students will demonstrate and showcase their work to family and friends at the Summer Art Party! Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Half Day Camps: $170 | Member price: $153  Full Day Camps: $300 | Member price: $270
Scholarships available. Click here to apply.

Meals provided: N/A

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6th Street Clubhouse Summer Program

Boys & Girls Club of Allentown
9 weeks, Monday through Friday
10am to 5pm
Registration Deadline: Programming is offered first come, first serve.


The Boys & Girls Club is more than a place, it is a “movement” to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our Summer Brain Gain program provides high-yield, recreational, and educational enrichment activities for youth between the ages of 6 and 18.

The cost to attend summer programming at the 6th Street Clubhouse is $3 per day, $15 dollars per week, or a discounted rate of $120 for all 9 weeks. Limited scholarships are available.

Meals provided: Lunch, Snack

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Camp Fowler

Valley Youth House
7 week program, 4 days a week
9:30am-4:00pm
Registration deadline: June 1, 2021


Nature offers restorative, stress-reducing benefits, and the outdoor experiences at Camp Fowler do just that. Here, a team led by a Master’s level clinician use therapeutic, challenge-based programming to promote positive development in a way that is not likely to occur in a conventional setting. Campers experience breakthroughs and healing, resulting in behavioral changes that lead to their future growth.

Sliding Scale Fee. Scholarships Available

Meals provided: Lunch, Snack

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Allentown YMCA

Greater Valley YMCA
11 weeks, Monday through Friday
9AM-4PM (Before and After Care Available)


Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group, while engaging in physical, social and educational activities. Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, as well as builds character and leadership, all amidst the fun of team building, swimming, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.

MON to FRI - 5 Days:  Y Member $159 per week, Non Member $190 per week  
MON/WED/FRI - 3 Days:  Y Member $96 per week, Non Member $114 per week 

Meals provided: Lunch, Snack

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Lehigh Valley Summerbridge

Lehigh Valley Summerbridge
6 week program, Monday-Friday, Program begins June 21 and ends July 29
9AM-3PM

Six-week free academic program for current 6th and 7th graders.  Focuses on college readiness.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

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Mad Science Summer Camps

Mad Science of Lehigh Valley
5 weeks, Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Registration closes one week before camp start date


Mad Science of Lehigh Valley provides hands-on summer enrichment summer camps. A different theme is feature every week.

$150/camper.  Sibling discount available.

Meals provided: N/A

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CREW

Center for Humanistic Change, Inc
6 Week program, Mondays and Fridays
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM


The Creative Reach Encouragers Workshop (CREW) will meet on Mondays and Fridays, to express themselves through the arts, while building community and addressing the challenges all adolescents face today. It will provide youth a space to create messages of encouragement by creating original works which will be displayed.

This is a free program

Meals provided: N/A

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Pa' Lante Education Program

Casa Guadalupe Center
6-week program, 4 days a week starting June 28 - Aug 5
9:00 am - 2:30 pm


K-12 students are engaged in learning interactions that include STEAM activities, Project-Based Learning, College and Career Readiness and Service Learning. The program is free and will be held on-site.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

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Horizons for Youth

Northampton County Area Community College
Half Day- 9 am-Noon / Full Day- 8 am-6 pm

Summer Fun and Learning at NCC.  Enrichment programs for children entering grades K-9th. Providing half day, full day and online options this summer.  Class themes include: art, music, science, technology, cooking archery, thematic and more.  

Half Day- $99-$169  Full Day- $225 weekly

Meals provided: N/A

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Suburban North YMCA

Greater Valley YMCA
11 Week Program, Monday through Friday
9AM-4PM (Before and After Care Available)
Open Enrollment


Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group, while engaging in physical, social and educational activities. Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, as well as builds character and leadership, all amidst the fun of team building, swimming, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.

Members $150/week  Non-members $175/week

Meals provided: Lunch

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Slate Belt YMCA

Greater Valley YMCA
11 Week Program, Monday through Friday
9AM-4PM (Before and After Care Available)
Open Enrollment


Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group, while engaging in physical, social and educational activities. Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, as well as builds character and leadership, all amidst the fun of team building, swimming, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.

Members $150/week  Non-members $175/week

Meals provided: N/A

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Nazareth YMCA

Greater Valley YMCA
11 Week program, Monday through Friday
9AM-4PM (Before and After Care Available)
Open enrollment


Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group, while engaging in physical, social and educational activities. Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, as well as builds character and leadership, all amidst the fun of team building, swimming, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.

Members $150/week  Non-members $175/week

Meals provided: N/A

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Easton YMCA

Greater Valley YMCA
11 Week program, Monday through Friday
9AM-4PM (Before and After Care Available)
Open Enrollment


Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group, while engaging in physical, social and educational activities. Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, as well as builds character and leadership, all amidst the fun of team building, swimming, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.

Members $150/week  Non-members $175/week

Meals Provided: Lunch, Snack

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Bethlehem YMCA

Greater Valley YMCA
11 Week Program, Monday through Friday
6:30AM to 6:00PM (up to 10 hours a day)

Open Enrollment

Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group, while engaging in physical, social and educational activities. Camp teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, as well as builds character and leadership, all amidst the fun of team building, swimming, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.

Members $178/week  Non-members $209/week

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner

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CDF James Lawson Freedom School

Resurrected Community Development Corporation
6 weeks, Monday-Friday starting June 21-July 30; June 28-August 6, 2021
Registration Deadline: June 7, 2021


Children’s Defense Fund James Lawson Freedom School is a culturally enriching program that strengthens academic, civic, and socioemotional skills in a creatively fun way. Children and youth are engaged in learning in a safe environment with caring adults.

This is a free program.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

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Bethlehem Steel Locomotive Engineering Experience

National Museum of Industrial History
Saturdays through the Fall
Multiple Time Slots Available

The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to offer a hands-on train engineer experience on its newly-restored narrow gauge locomotive! During this educational experience participants will be able to climb into the cab, learn how the locomotive works, then take the controls under the supervision of museum personnel. The short but memorable runs will let you step back in time, putting you in the same engineer’s seat as the steelworkers who helped built the country. Recommended for children age 11 and above. Multiple dates and time slots available.

Each experience is limited to two adults or one adult and one child. Each session lasts approximately 20 minutes and is weather-dependent.

Tickets are $20 per session (includes 1-2 participants) and are non-refundable except in the case of inclement weather or cancellation by the museum.

Meals provided: N/A

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Teen Entrepreneur Challenge

Penn State Lehigh Valley 
2 Week Program, Tuesday-Friday
Starting at 10 am
Registration Deadline: June 18, 2021


A virtual summer program open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in entrepreneurship, business, and being their own boss one day.

Price: $350. Financial assistance is available.

Meals provided: N/A

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