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ALCOSAN Summer Science offers students in grades 4 through 8 an exciting week of hands-on activities and field trips related to the sciences of wastewater treatment and engineering.  Each session is designed using Pennsylvania standards for Environment & Ecology as well as Science & Technology and Engineering Education. 

Camp Activity Descriptions:
Summer Science is going green this year. Students will learn the importance of protecting the environment by working together on hands-on STEM activities featuring green technology. 

Campers in grades 4 and 5 will build a rain garden and turn kitchen food waste into rich, organic compost by letting worms do the work. 

Activities for students in grades 6, 7 and 8 will include renovating a bioswale and visiting Chatham University's sustainable Eden Hall campus.

2019 Program Dates: Registration for 2019 sessions is now closed.
Session 1: June 17-21 (Grades 4-5 only) 
Session 2: June 24-28 (Grades 4-5 only) 
Session 3: July 8-12 (Grades 6, 7 & 8) 

Who is Eligible to Participate?
Students currently in grades 4-8 who live or attend schools in the ALCOSAN service area.  

How Much Does the Program Cost?
There are no fees associated with the Summer Science Program; however, students MUST bring their own lunch.  A morning and afternoon snack will be provided daily.  Pizza will be provided for lunch on Friday during each camp session.

What is the Program Schedule?
Program hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.
(Students may arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. and depart no later than 3:45 p.m.)

 

When Does Registration Close?
Registration for 2019 sessions is now closed.

 

Parent/Student Orientation:
NEW CAMPERS and PARENTS ONLY
must attend one of the following orientation sessions:
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. (or) 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.

(Returning campers/parents are NOT required to attend an orientation session.)


How Do I Register My Child for Camp?
Registration for 2019 sessions is now closed.

Sewer Overflow Advisory key: Wet Weather overflows have ceased. Rivers, streams and creeks may still be impaired. For more information: http://www.alcosan.org/SewerOverflowAdvisories/SewerOverflowAdvisoryKeySOAK/tabid/114/Default.aspx

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Consent Decree: To comply with provisions set forth in the Clean Water Act, ALCOSAN must meet a series of requirements for planning, design and construction, operation and permitting. For more information http://www.alcosan.org/WetWeatherIssues/ConsentDecree/tabid/63/Default.aspx

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