S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp – Northern Central Railway of York

Ride along the same route that carried President Lincoln from Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA, where he delivered one of the greatest speeches in American History!

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S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp

2024 Camp Information

Northern Central Railway of York offers Students an exciting summer camp experience. Kids will actively participate in a wide variety of learning activities that will introduce them to the magic of train travel, the mechanics of trains, and the science to be discovered up and down the tracks. This “train camp” will both entertain and educate.

Junior Engineers – Ages 6 to 8 years old

Senior Engineers – Ages 9 to 12 years old 

Each day, campers will:
1) Build, construct, and operate various train-related projects related to each of the S.T.E.A.M. categories
2) Meet the railroad team and learn about their roles
3) Share a snack
4) Connect with peers and professionals in the S.T.E.A.M. and Train community to enhance their learning beyond the classroom

The camp is based on the five elements of S.T.E.A.M. Each day, children will actively participate in a creative variety of “hands-on, minds-on” activities:
Monday:        Science
Tuesday:       Technology
Wednesday:  Engineering
Thursday:      Art
Friday:           Math

On the last day of camp, camper and their families are invited to take a specially chartered ride on an NCR train and participate in a memorable graduation ceremony.

All camp curriculum meets PA State Standards and is taught by a licensed PA State S.T.E.A.M. teacher.

All Aboard Starts with A

PLUS… all campers will receive an autographed copy of:
“All Aboard” Starts with A
NCR’s new children’s book – an alphabet book all about trains,
interesting train facts, and the joys of train travel!

The summer camp will be directed by Mr. Ben Olewiler, who holds a Masters’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State University.

“I value STEAM education for every student I teach. I truly believe all components are vital to learning and the future workforce.”  – Ben Olewiler

$225.00 per camper for one week.

NOTE: Fee includes all activities, materials, chartered train ride, snacks, graduation, and an autographed copy of “All Aboard” Starts with A. A parent or guardian must complete and return a waiver before the start of camp.

Some activities may be held outside (depending on the weather). All campers should have appropriate attire for outdoor activities, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring water and sunscreen they can apply themselves.

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