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.
Journey with architecture professors into the wonderful world of architecture and sustainable design. Experience the richness of architectural past, present, and future. Participants are encouraged to bring their curiosity and creativity as they learn about the built environment and develop an appreciation for and the skills necessary to produce a sustainable future. Activities include design studio, workshops, seminars, field trips to building sites, and visits with local architects.
Summer Overnight Pre-College Program
Age Group: Students entering grades 9-12
Includes all activities, meals, and on-campus housing. This program includes an off-campus outing; participants will need to bring spending money for ice cream.
Field Trips/Special Events
Students will tour the Penn College campus, downtown Williamsport, and the historic district. A site visit to Larson Design Group is also included along with dinner at Stone House Pizza.
Nice clothes for etiquette dinner are required.
Architecture Odyssey Workshops
Introduction to the Architectural Profession
What is architecture and the role of an architect? Participants will learn about architecture and its relationship to other construction-related professions. They will explore educational opportunities, potential career paths, and licensing requirements. Highlights include a visit to an architect’s office and a construction site.
Introduction to Architectural Software Systems
In order to create and illustrate architectural designs, it is important to know basic drawing techniques. Participants will learn how to use several currently popular mediums including SketchUp and Photoshop.
The Design Studio
Do you love buildings? Do you think designing the layout of a building, its exterior appearance, and interior appointment is exciting? Then this workshop is for you! Participants will have the opportunity to learn the design process and create a building from initial concept to completion- including the presentation of their design.