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Slide into Summer Camps at WITF Harrisburg

If you’re looking for an affordable summer camp for your kids in Harrisburg, you’re in the right place.

WITF is excited to announce that our education team is hosting two weeks of summer camps with activities that focus on STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math – in WITF’s Innovation Studio in Harrisburg.

WITF Public Media Center

Innovation Studio

4801 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111

This small-group summer camp is the best way for your camper to explore STEM concepts and career paths through hands-on learning! Summer camps are open to students who are entering 2nd – 6th grade. And you don’t have to live in Harrisburg to attend these camps! Slide into Summer Camps are open to all.

Half-day camp costs $135 per week per camper and  full-day camp costs $270 per week per camper. Lunch is not provided; campers enrolled in full-day camp should bring a packed lunch.

Slide into Summer Camp in Harrisburg

June 24 – 28

For campers entering 2nd and 3rd grade

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Robotics and Coding | 8am – noon

Your kids will love this robotics and coding camp! Campers will be exposed to a variety of coding concepts and robotics technology through discovery and design challenges! No prior coding experience is necessary. Challenges are designed to build upon existing knowledge and enhance understanding of coding and robotics throughout the week-long camp.

Campers will start with basic coding concepts using the Switcheroo Coding Crew and Bee Bots, then expand their knowledge and skill using Spheros, Cubelets, Ozobots, and littleBits. Various robotics challenges, like exploring the solar system, will introduce campers to some of the leading robotics systems in education.

Lights, Camera, Action: STEM Explorers | 1 – 5pm

Lights, Camera, Action: STEM Explorers camp infuses the exciting world of digital creation with scientific phenomena! Throughout the week, campers will be immersed in the world of digital creation, delving into topics such as content creation, audio engineering, online etiquette, and video editing.

Digital creation topics will be introduced seamlessly as campers engage in scientific inquiry and discovery alongside professional educators and WITF’s original character, Tiara (Tia) Flora! Campers will collaborate with professional creators to make a short-form video (a “short”) by the end of camp.

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Slide into Summer Camp in Harrisburg

July 22 – 26

For campers entering 4th, 5th and 6th grade

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Flight & Aerodynamics | 8am – noon *SOLD OUT*

This is the only flight and aerodynamics summer camp in the Harrisburg area taught by professional educators! Our sky-high intensive program combines the engineering design process, creative thinking, the arts, and a collaborative environment as campers explore the wonders and physics of flight.

Campers will design experiments to investigate history’s most iconic flying machines, observe abstract physics concepts like energy conservation and buoyancy, and apply their learning in our hands-on flight simulator! Plus, campers will meet experts in the field of flight.

Electrifying Science | 1 – 5pm *SOLD OUT*

Your kids will be fully engaged by this electrical engineering camp! Electrifying Science camp begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of open and closed circuits and progresses in depth and complexity throughout the week as campers engage in hands-on projects.

Campers will create a basic light and switch, develop a circuit to detect a water leak, build a touch lamp that uses a human to complete the circuit (don’t worry – it’s safe!), power arcade games, build an electrical board that launches components into flight, and explore static electricity with our Van de Graaff generator!

Campers will also investigate green energy, including solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal power.

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WITF’s Innovation Studio in Harrisburg is made possible by generous support from:

Anne M. & Philip H. Glatfelter, III Family Foundation
Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation
John Crain Kunkel Foundation


What makes WITF’s summer camps unique in the Harrisburg area?
Our camps are run and staffed by highly qualified staff with experience working with children. Camp lessons are developed by WITF’s professional educators, using inquiry as a framework and applying innovative teaching methods and best practices to provide robust experiences for campers.

What does STEM mean, in the context of a summer camp?
STEM means firsthand exploration of topics related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A great example is our hands-on robotics summer camp!

What should my child wear to your summer camp?
Campers will be exploring and creating! It’s recommended to wear comfortable clothes and close toe shoes that are okay to get a little messy!

Our Lights, Camera, Action and Flight camps may go outdoors. Students staying for the full day may eat outdoors, weather permitting.

Do I need to supply safety gear for a STEM camp?
No, we will supply googles and any other necessary safety equipment.

Do I need to pack lunch for my child?
Yes, please pack a lunch if your child is enrolled in full day camp.

How are drop-off and pickup handled?
An authorized adult (parent/guardian/other) will need to enter the lobby with the camper to sign campers in at the start of their camp and sign them out at the end of their camp.

Morning and all-day camp drop-off begins at 7:45am. Pick-up for campers enrolled in morning-only camp is from noon – 12:15pm.

Drop-off for campers enrolled in afternoon-only camp is from 12:45pm – 1:00pm.

End of day pick-up for afternoon and all-day camp is from 5:00 – 5:15pm at the front entrance of the WITF Public Media Center located at 4801 Lindle Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111.

As you enter the WITF parking lot, located on Keckler Road, you’ll take the ramp to the right up to a small lot in front of the building, where you’ll find accessibility spaces. You may park there for drop off and pick up. The front entrance is easily accessible from there.

What is the cancellation policy?
Full refunds will be issued to cancellations made at least 14 days prior to the start of camp. Cancellations or changes made less than 14 calendar days before camp starts will incur a $50 fee. Cancellations or changes made less than 7 calendar days before camp starts are not eligible for a refund.

Can I change my child’s summer camp registration?
Registration changes can be made up to 14 days prior to the start of camp. Adding an additional half-day camp will result in a $135/camper charge. Changing from full-day to half-day camp will result in a $135/camper refund.

How do I request a registration cancellation or change?
To request a refund or change to your registration, contact Jennifer Eley at or 717-910-2641. Refund requests will be responded to within 5 business days.

What if WITF cancels the camp?
We reserve the right to cancel camps that do not meet the minimum enrollment requirement. Should this occur, every attempt will be made to move students to a similar camp, or a full refund will be offered.

Does WITF offer a sibling discount for multiple campers?
WITF does not offer a sibling discount at this time.

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