Saint Francis offers Kids’ College

LORETTO — For parents looking to get their kids off the couch this summer, Saint Francis University is offering a variety of science camps for school-aged children.

The SFU Kids’ College STEM-themed camps are designed for children in grades one through nine. The five-day camps introduce children to several branches of science including astronomy, robotics, engineering, crime-solving, 3D printing, biology and more.

Students will conduct experiments, create STEM art, build K’NEX structures and play games to help them better understand the science behind everyday phenomena.

Each camp includes daily outdoor activities such as field trips, short hikes and physical exercises.

For junior and senior high school students, STEM Summer Academy camps give kids the opportunity to receive college credit. The weeklong, overnight camps provide hands-on environmental and industry-based learning experiences in engineering, app design, pre-med, exercise physiology, computer science and more.

SFU mentors will guide students on field trips and provide a safe, tailored experience to prepare them for college life. Room, board and all course materials are included. The deadline for STEM Academy applications is April 26.

Sports camps for both girls and boys will also be offered during the summer months. SFU coaches and athletes will teach kids the vital skills they need to excel in sports such as football, basketball, soccer, softball, cross country and volleyball.

Participating kids will have the opportunity to use SFU’s top athletic facilities. Camps are open to students of all abilities and provide a fun way for kids to learn about a sport while staying active.

Online registration and prices for SFU camps can be found at

/SFUforKids. Space is limited.