Pre-College Programs

There’s never been a better way to prepare for the college experience.

Camper health and safety is paramount.

Penn College adheres to governmental and health agency guidelines, procedures, and practices for the COVID-19 pandemic to provide an optimal living and learning camp environment. Safety protocols are in place and all Pre-College Programs attendees who are not fully vaccinated will be asked to submit a negative test result no more than 72 hours prior to arriving on campus.

Pre-College Programs

Because tomorrow begins today

Unsure what you want to study in college? No problem. Join us this summer for an overnight Pre-College Program. Or, better yet, try a few different ones. Interested in a middle school career exploration program? Check out My Tomorrow

Learn how campers can save up to $2,000 on Penn College tuition.
June Sessions

Architecture Odyssey

Discover the world of architecture and sustainable design through design studios and seminars, field trips to building sites, and visits with local architects.

Registration closed

June13-17
Grades9-12
Fee$500

ASPIE

Autism Spectrum Post-Secondary Interest Experience

Students with autism spectrum disorders, and their parents, will obtain valuable information about post-secondary education and career exploration.

Registration closed

June17-18
Grades10-12
Fee$100

ASPIE (0nline)

Autism Spectrum Post-Secondary Interest Experience (Online)

Unable to attend the on-campus session? No worries. This one-day condensed version of the ASPIE program is just for you.

Registration closed

June24
Grades10-12
FeeFree

Automotive Technology

Enjoy working with your hands? Considering a career as an auto technician? Get to work in our advanced learning labs and see if a career in automotive is right for you.

Registration closed

June13-16
Grades10-12
Fee$375

Aviation

Discover the world of aviation maintenance by hands-on applications of sheet metal, composite materials, and engine operation. A tour of a vintage aircraft collection is included.

Registration closed

June13-16
Grades10-12
Fee$375

Engineering

Explore engineering concepts and careers such as robotics and electronics, civil engineering, industrial and parametric design, plastics and polymer engineering, machining, and welding.

Registration closed

June16-17
Grades10-12
Fee$250

Future Restaurateurs

Join chefs from Penn College’s hospitality department for a fun-filled program focused on the ins and outs of baking and pastry arts, culinary arts, and hospitality management. 

Registration closed

June13-17
Grades9-12
Fee$500

Health Careers

Discover a variety of health careers including dental hygiene, nursing, physical therapist assistant, physician assistant, surgical technology, and more.

Registration closed

June13-15
Grades9-12
Fee$250

Information Technology

Explore the world of computing with hands-on sessions focused on cybersecurity, programming, and networking. 

Registration closed

June13-15
Grades10-12
Fee$250

July Sessions

Automotive Restoration

Learn what it takes to return vintage cars and trucks to their former glory while immersing in the world of automotive restoration. Included will be a tour of a vintage car museum. 

July18-21
Grades10-12
Fee$375

Design, Build, & Grow Landscape & Horticulture

Workshops will explore working in greenhouses, floral design, landscape design, landscape equipment operation, and nature walks.  

July18-21
Grades10-12
Fee$375

Diesel Truck & Heavy Equipment

Looking for a hands-on career in an in-demand field? This three-day program will introduce you to options in diesel technology and heavy equipment maintenance and operation.

July18-21
Grades10-12
Fee$375

Fundamentals of Emergency Response

Learn first aid basics for the most common emergencies, including how to recognize them, call for help, and perform lifesaving skills.

July18-20
Grades9-12
Fee$250

Graphic Design Summer Studio

Dive into an intensive three-day workshop that guides you through the graphic design process from ideation and concept development to production.

July18-21
Grades10-12
Fee$375

Thingamajig Fabricators

Experience the marvels of modern manufacturing. Learn how everyday objects are designed and fabricated. Throughout this program, you'll work with 3D design software, run mills and lathes, and weld varying projects.

Registration full

July18-22
Grades9-12
Fee$325

Campus Safety

The health and safety of our Penn College community is paramount. Taking steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is a shared responsibility. These mitigation steps are rooted in current strategies and are subject to change and modification based on further instructions from local, state, and federal officials. All of this information will be routinely updated on our COVID-19 website.

COVID-19 FAQs

Wash hands, cover coughs and sneezes, avoid touching face, avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home if you are feeling sick.

All Pre-College Programs attendees who are not fully vaccinated will be asked to submit a negative test result no more than 72 hours prior to arriving on campus. More details coming soon.

Masks are required to be worn when on campus, both indoors and outdoors. In alignment with CDC recommendations, visitors are encouraged to practice double masking by placing a fitted cloth mask over a surgical style mask. No bandanas or homemade/loose fitting masks are permitted. Masks should be fitted to the face and worn over both the mouth and nose. 

Avoid close contact with other individuals. Maintain distancing of at least 6 feet.

Upon arrival to campus, you will be asked a series of screening questions. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you will be asked to reschedule your visit. Additionally, your temperature may be taken.

  • Do you have a temperature of 100.4 or higher? 
  • Are you experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19? (most common symptoms include cough, temperature above 100.4, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell) 
  • Have you been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, is awaiting a test result, or who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19? 

My Tomorrow

Sponsored by the Soars Family

At Penn College, we want younger students to join the summertime fun, too! My Tomorrow is a middle school exploration program designed to give students an opportunity to preview a variety of career possibilities.

 

 

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Career Exploration Camp
Featured Program

Career Exploration Camp

June       or21-24
June/July28-1
Grades6-8
Fee$50
Scholarships

Earn up to $2,000 off Penn College tuition

Did you know you can save money on your Penn College tuition if you attend one of our overnight Pre-College Programs? 

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Here's how it works:

Here's how it works:

  • Complete a Pre-College Program during the summer before entering 9-12 grade. 
  • Or better yet, come for two Pre-College Programs. Pick a different program the second time around or come for the same one twice. Each year we mix things up.
  • Attend Penn College and receive $1,000 off your tuition each year if you came for one program. 
  • Or, get $2,000 off your tuition each year if you join us for two programs. 
  • My Tomorrow participants are not eligible for scholarships.

Helpful Info

Parent & Student Info

What do I need to bring? Where will I stay? What’s for dinner? So many questions, and we have all of your answers!

Virtual Tour

Want a sneak peak of campus before you arrive? Check out our virtual tour. It's the next best thing to walking campus. 

Admissions

Time to start planning for your future! Learn why Penn College is a national leader in applied technology education and provides the best opportunities for your education, hands-on skills development, and real work experience.

Sports Day Camps

Excel on the court and on the field

Let's take those skills to the next level. All sports camps are designed to build skills, boost confidence, and spark tons of fun along the way.

Wildcat Girls Basketball

This comprehensive program focuses on individual shooting technique, offensive skill development, and defensive prowess. Wildcat campers will walk away with overall improvements skill, effort, and teamwork.

Students entering grades 8-12

Wildcat Boys and Girls Basketball

Jump into four days of fun-filled skill-building games and competitions. Finesse your shooting. Improve ball handling. And have tons of fun while you’re at it! Plus, we’ll send you home with a free t-shirt.

Students entering grades 3-9

Wildcat Youth Soccer

Focus on fundamentals. Practice everything from dribbling and passing to shooting and technique during this exciting program led by Penn College soccer coaches. Campers are asked to bring a soccer ball, shin guards, water bottle, proper footwear (cleats and indoor sneakers), sunscreen, and a snack each day. Everyone will receive a free t-shirt.

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So, you're coming to campus?

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