Summer Camps Provide Practical Mix of Education, Enjoyment
– Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer; Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor;
and Carol A. Lugg, assistant dean of construction and design technologies
Local architect Anthony H. Visco Jr., an alumnus of Williamsport Area Community College and member of Penn College's Architectural Technology Advisory Committee, leads students on a walking tour of Millionaire's Row.
After a day of exploring careers within the field of architecture, campers relax with an evening Etiquette Meal at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.
A budding graphic designer researches images for her project – a make-believe coffee shop located in Hawaii.
Engaged young artists contemplate their assignments during the Graphic Design Summer Studio.
With Nicholas L. Stephenson (in plaid shirt at right), instructor of graphic design, students and their families enjoy an exhibit of the campers’ logo and stationery set projects …
… where a young camper takes a parting shot of the professional portfolio-worthy design creations.
At "Designing a Digital Future Camp," an enterprising young man programs an Ozobot ...
... a STEM education program that turns technology users into technology makers.
... and Daniel W. Yoas, both associate professors of computer information technology.
In the very definition of "applied technology," campers translate knowledge into new skills under the time-tested tutelage of Sandra Gorka ...
A luscious burst of color and a light touch of cutlery ...
Chef Frank M. Suchwala, associate professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, takes campers under his toque.
Invoking the hands-on hallmark of a Penn College education
... produce stunning creations by future restaurateurs.
A perfect metaphor for a Penn College head start: turning a dream into a possibility
An intubation demo in the paramedic lab
Campers stabilize a colleague for safe, secure transport
Barbara J. Natell, director of the college's occupational therapy assistant program, charters a unique fishing expedition.
Health Careers Camp participants enjoyed learning in fields including physical therapy assistant – represented by Nancy E. Wood, program director.
A SMART Girl paints the building that will house her team’s “She Rocks: From Print to Air,” one of 10 new businesses established for the town of “Dreamville.” The three-girl team developed a business plan for the town’s media center (including radio and television stations and a recording studio), designed and printed a building, and produced 3-D printed headphones.
Technology allows a SMART Girl to work even smarter.
The appropriately nontraditional building for Lioness Wearable Tech for Women. Among the manufacturer and retailer’s products are personal computers, smart watches, Bluetooth ear pieces, smart glasses, cell phones and accessories.
Layer by layer, a 3-D printer “builds” one of businesses that will serve the needs of Dreamville citizens.
Side-by-side with Chef Todd M. Keeley, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts
Chef Charles R. Niedermyer II, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts, demonstrates the skill at hand ...
... giving his advanced restaurateurs the confidence and courage to go it alone.
Finding a happy home in the kitchen
... with recognized guidelines and experienced faculty such as John M. Arrigonie, exercise science faculty member.
(And the smiles show that fitness can be fun)
Youth Training for Athletic Development Camp helps youngsters exercise the proper way ...
Faculty member Deborah L. Stabley combines the method and the medium: patterned Zentangle drawings on clay tile ...
... and surrounds herself with Creative Art campers (who also learned drawing and casting, printmaking and textiles).
You think the Old Masters didn't start when they were young?
Diligence, design are fused in the creative crucible of the studio.
Molding a sense of satisfaction
Architecture campers gather near a campus mosaic with Dorothy J. Gerring (rear left), associate professor of architectural technology, and Shelby Weaver Splain (right), education and outreach coordinator from the State Historic Preservation Office. “I was excited to talk to the campers about one of my passions – historic preservation," Splain said. "Any time I can get out and talk to people, especially students, I’m there! There is so much to share about preservation and I hope I inspired at least one camper to think more about the role of preservation in their world.”