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Summer is just around the corner, and IU13 has some outstanding enrichment available for kids (and parents) who want to dive into something new.  As you make your summer plans, be sure to check out the variety of experiences available for kids who want to have fun, make friends (online or outdoors), and learn new things together. This summer, we even have two fun options for families to play and learn together! For more information, visit the IU13 website!

Follow @IU13GiftedNet on Twitter, and explore #iu13summercamps, #iu13jumpin, and #iu13chess for highlights from past camps. This year, we cannot offer indoor camps at IU13; but look for old favorites to return and new opportunities to open in the summer of 2022.  Detailed information, including registration links, are available on the documents below:


View/Download Summer Enrichment Camps datesaver here.


Camp Volunteer Opportunities (High School Students – Survival in the Wilderness Camp)


2021 Camp Information


The Incredible Mini-Sphero! Camp flyer/registration… 

Robotics, Coding, Programming, and More…(Grades 5-8)


Circus in Your Backyard! Camp flyer/registration- (Grades 4-7)

Summer Splash with CS Zero! Camp flyer/registration – Python Coding from Carnegie Mellon University (Grades 7-9)


Camp Invention Flyer- Think Creatively, Build Confidence (Grades 1-6) Discounts available until May 26.  


Health Care Career Exploration Camp flyer/registration – Partnership with PA College of Health Sciences (Grades 9-12) – Registration DEADLINE - May 24!


Heart Map flyer/registration – What is your Emotional Landscape? (Grades 9-12)


Survival in the Wilderness flyer/registration – Challenge Accepted! (Grades 5-8)


Summer Experiences for Families at Lancaster County Central Park


Art of Nature Journaling-Summer Camp 2021- Journaling and Drawing to Capture Nature at its Best! 

(Parents, Grandparents, and Students, entering grades 4-8)


Creek Exploration Camp flyer/registration – Crayfish, Water Pennies, Stoneflies, and More!

(Parents, Grandparents, and Students, entering grades 4-8)


Many camps have limited space, so early registration is recommended. Smaller camps mean personal attention for all campers! We hope to see you for summer fun with IU13 staff and our community partners.


JUMPSTART Your College Education!

...At Lancaster Bible College

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If you're in 11th or 12th grade, and you already know that God has called you for a special purpose, Lancaster Bible College wants to give you a jump start on your college education. When you enter this program, you can take one tuition-free course each Fall and Spring semester on the campus of LBC, and begin earning credits while you're still in high school!

Students may receive up to 12 college credits. In addition, students who enroll full-time at LBC after high school will receive a $500 scholarship for each semester they were enrolled in JumpStart, for a maximum of $2000 renewable yearly!

Don't miss Mrs. Casanova's email with the details, or check out the JumpStart website!

Upcoming Virtual College Fairs


The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) continues to offer a diverse lineup of  virtual college fairs throughout the Spring!

It's easy! Just drop in on Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges. It's one day to explore your options and get started on your college dreams.

Hear about student life, majors and programs, financial aid, scholarships, and more, plus ask questions and text chat. Sign up now for free at and start exploring. Families invited, too.

Upcoming fairs:

For more information about these fairs and more, and to register to attend a fair, visit the NACAC Virtual College Fairs page.