ALCOSAN offers exciting week-long summer camps for grades 4-8 (Summer Science) and 9-12 (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. 

2022 Program Dates

Grades 4-5
June 20-24
June 27-July 1

Grades 6-8
July 18-22
July 25-29 

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 and who maintain a C or higher in math or science.

Program Costs

There are no fees associated with the virtual Summer Science program.

Daily Schedule

Program hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.

Summer Science Registration

Complete the registration form Starting February 1, 2022.

Parent/Student Orientation

All parents of campers must attend the virtual orientation session that will be via Zoom:

  • June 1, 2022 - 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • June 11, 2022 - 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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. 

2022 Program Dates

Dates and availability coming soon.

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.)


Questions?

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

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