ALCOSAN offers exciting week-long summer camps for grades 4-8 (enter Summer Science) and 9-12 (enter Clean Water Academy) that includes hands-on activities and field trips for students. Students, alongside ALCOSAN staff and other STEAM-related professionals, learn about the science and engineering behind wastewater treatment and protecting our environment.

Summer Science Camp – Grades 4-8

ALCOSAN Summer Science offers students in grades 4-8 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. 

2020 Program Dates

Grades 4-5
June 15-19 (or) June 22-26

Grades 6-8 
July 6-10 (or) July 20-24


Program Details

See below for program eligibility, cost, and schedule details.

Program Eligibility

Students currently in grades 4-8 who live in or attend schools in the ALCOSAN service area.

Program Costs

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.

Daily 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.)

Summer Science Registration

Complete the registration form to begin the registration process before the deadline. You will receive confirmation of your registration once all information has been processed.

Registration Deadline

Registration opens on February 1, 2020. The deadline to register is May 29, 2020.

Please note that enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please submit completed applications as soon as possible.

Get Registered!
Summer Science Brochure

Please note:  Completing the online form is the beginning of the registration process and therefore serves as a placeholder for the camper. Registration will be completed once a representative from Scholastic Outreach contacts the parent, and receives the remaining required documents.

Parent/Student Orientation

All parents of campers must attend one of the following orientation sessions:

  • Wednesday, May 27th @ 6 pm
  • Saturday, May 30th @ 10 am 

Orientation is held in the Operations and Maintenance building in the auditorium. 

 

Questions?

If you have questions regarding the Summer Science Program, contact us at Summer.Science@alcosan.org.

Clean Water Academy – Grades 9-12

The ALCOSAN Clean Water Academy is a weeklong STEM enrichment program that exposes high school students to science, technology, engineering, chemistry, microbiology, and math content relating to wastewater treatment. 

Students take an in-depth tour of ALCOSAN’s wastewater treatment plant and laboratory. Each year, ALCOSAN collaborates with a local university, facilitated by ALCOSAN staff along with university faculty. 

Students engage with a wide variety of STEM professionals including engineers, scientists, information technologists, and tradespeople from ALCOSAN and the university. Students will participate in hands-on lab activities as well as a special technology project. 

2020 Program Dates

July 13-17, 2020

Program Details

See below for program eligibility, cost, and schedule details.

Program Eligibility

Current high school students who live in or attend schools in the ALCOSAN service area are eligible to participate.

Program Costs

There are no fees associated with the Clean Water Academy. Lunch will be provided along with a morning and afternoon snack.

Daily 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.)

Registration

Complete the Clean Water Academy registration form to begin the process. You can also download and complete the entire registration packet.

Registration Deadline

Registration begins on February 1, 2020.

Please note that enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please submit completed applications as soon as possible.

Get Registered!

Please note:  Completing the online form is the beginning of the registration process and therefore serves as a placeholder for the camper. Registration will be completed once a representative from Scholastic Outreach contacts the parent, and receives the remaining required documents.

Parent/Student Orientation

All parents of campers must attend the following orientation session:
Saturday, June 27th @10 am 

Orientation is held in the Operations and Maintenance building in the auditorium. 

Questions?

If you have questions regarding the Clean Water Academy, contact us at CWA@alcosan.org.

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