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Summer Programs

Elizabethtown College is excited to offer several summer programs for students of various ages. These programs provide opportunities to learn from our faculty and staff experts while engaging in engaging and immersive activities. Check out the list of programs available this summer:
engineering class

Arrive on campus: 7:45 a.m.

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. -- Breakfast with Participants, Mentors, Staff and Faculty

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. -- Session I: Discovery and Active Learning

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. -- Session II: Demonstrations and Laboratories

Noon – 12:45 p.m. -- Lunch with Participants, Mentors, Staff and Faculty

1:00 – 3:45 p.m. -- Session III: Project-Based Learning

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. -- Training on College Application and Admissions Process

Depart campus: 4:30 p.m.

Engineering Summer Academy

July 15-19, 2024

Use engineering, creativity, and scientific innovation to explore the Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. Through this program you will learn about many different engineering career paths, all while continuing to develop skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork.

Application Closed

Important Info

 Dates: July 15-19

 Time: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 Ages: High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

 Cost: $525/participant (includes admission, materials, and meals)

 Contact Information: or 717-361-1191

 Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

Music Camp

July 14-20, 2024

The Elizabethtown College Music Camp is open to all serious music students going into grade 7 through 12 who perform on the following:

  • Wind instruments (flute/piccolo, clarinet, saxophone(s), oboe, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, euphonium, tuba)
  • Strings (violin, viola, cello, bass)
  • Percussion
  • Voice
  • Piano

Campers will spend the week immersed in various music-making opportunities including ensembles, masterclasses, music theory, and performance. There are also voluntary recreational activities planned by our housing staff each evening after performances.

Registration Closed

Important Info

 Dates: July 14-20

 Time: Overnight Camp

 Ages: Students in Grades 7-12 (rising)

 Cost: $625* (includes all education, meals, and double occupancy housing.) *We are also offering a single occupancy option this year at a fee of $695.00

 Contact Information:

 Application Deadline: June 27, 2024

students in music production

Sunday -- Arrive on Campus

Monday - Friday

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. -- Breakfast

8:00 – 9:20 a.m. -- Rehearsal Block 1

9:30 – 10:20 a.m. -- Musicianship Class

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. -- Rehearsal Block 2

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. -- Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. -- Rehearsal Block 3/Masterclass

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. -- Chamber Ensembles

3:45 – 5:00 p.m. -- Recreation or Optional Ensembles

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. -- Dinner

6:00 – 7:20 p.m. -- Rehearsal Block 4

8:00 p.m. -- Performances

Saturday -- Student Recitals, Final Camp Concert, Depart Campus

students in human performance lab

The camp will be held at the expansive Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being and is run by Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jeff Moore, and Human Performance Lab Director, Nate Hammon.

Each athlete will be given a pre and post testing on:
  • 20/40 yard dash
  • Vertical jump
  • Broad jump
Sessions will include:
  • 75 minutes of speed training to help develop a solid foundation of linear and change of directional speed
  • Fun and competitive games that challenge the athlete’s skill development
  • Fun and exciting drills that use bands, harnesses, hurdles, agility ladders and med balls that drives athletes to compete harder with each other in a safe and controlled environment
Participants can expect to receive:
  • Sound coaching with a proven track record that truly develops athletes’ ability to get faster
  • Improvement with form running, linear acceleration, first step quickness and change of directions
  • Development of a solid foundation of rhythm and coordination that will transition to proper running economy and better execution on the field/court
What to bring: Athletic apparel, training shoes, cleats, water bottle, sunscreen, small bag/backpack, signed PAR-Q and Parent/Guardian Release Form if not submitted via email

Speed Camp

June 3 - July 24, 2024

Etown Speed Camp is a 7-week, twice per week summer camp that will get any athlete ready for their sport through sound coaching techniques on form running, linear acceleration, first step quickness, and change of directions. Every athlete will be tested at the beginning and end of the camp to measure their athletic performance improvement over the course of the 7-week span.

Registration Closed

Important Info

 Dates: June 3 - July 24 (Excluding July 1 - 5)

 Time: Monday & Wednesday from 6 – 7:15 p.m.

 Ages: 10 - 18

 Cost: $250

 Contact Information:

 Registration Deadline: May 31, 2024

Momentum Summer Coding Academy (Registration Closed)

July 1 - August 9, 2024

Elizabethtown College’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, in collaboration with the Lancaster County STEM Alliance and Cargas, will host the Momentum Summer Coding Academy, a six-week program for high school students. It aims to spark interest in STEM, especially in computer programming, and offers college credit. The curriculum includes JavaScript, database management, game and web development, and cybersecurity. Participants will also be offered mentorship by current college students, gaining professional skills like resume writing, networking, and post-secondary guidance, preparing them for future education and careers.

Important Info

Registration for this program is currently at capacity. Please contact us at to inquire about our waitlist.

 Dates: July 1 - August 9 (Excluding July 4 - 5)

 Time: Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 Location: Cargas, 101 N. Queen St #300, Lancaster, PA 17603

 Ages: Rising 11th and 12th grade students who reside in Lancaster County

 Cost: Free

 Benefits: Free Laptop (to keep), College Credit, Breakfast and Lunch and a $300/week stipend

 Contact Information:

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