All eyes, hands on tomorrow

Published 07.01.2024

Photos by Alexandra Butler, photographer/photo editor, and Rob Hinkal, social media specialist

Campus Events
Summer Camps
K-12 Events
Faculty & Staff
My Tomorrow campers actively engage in a surgical technology lab.

The first week of Penn College’s My Tomorrow camp, guiding middle-school students in a wide range of career-related activities, was held June 24-28. The week successfully spotlighted careers in engineering, business, arts and health sciences. In addition to its focus on professional pathways, the popular offering engaged youngsters in a variety of interactive activities and friendship-forming fun. A second My Tomorrow week is set for July 8-12 (and registration is already full). My Tomorrow is sponsored by the Soars Family.

The Wildcat joins a My Tomorrow group photo at a colorful campus landmark.
Dressed for success!
Another view of the mesmerizing scene in surgical technology.
Also dazzling the campers – the "Make Your Own Pizza" session, guided by Frank M. Suchwala (left), associate professor of hospitality management/culinary arts.
Pitching in on pizza construction is Chet Beaver (third from right), assistant director of student advocacy for veterans/military.
All the delicious ingredients
Proud of their creations (and ready to gobble them up)!
Summer fun on the Fish Real Estate Leadership Challenge Course ...
... where teamwork is an essential element.
A camper makes his way along the tricky "Z Steps."
At each course feature, "spotters" stand ready to assist their teammates.
Navigating a different terrain in the physical therapist assistant lab ...
... where more challenges await the middle schoolers.
An engineering activity in the Field House ...
... invites campers to construct a tall, free-standing structure with paper and tape.
In a physics lab, students watch a demonstration on currents, courtesy of Joseph E. LeBlanc, assistant professor of physics.
Wildcat swag giveaways ...
... and colorful, crafty accoutrements are among the artsy objects stirring inspiration.
Beaver (at center) explains the next challenge to his young charges ...
... a team competition featuring heavy weights, including kettlebells.
Amidst the beauty of campus, a camper carries on.