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

2022 Camp Information

Northern Central Railway of York offers youngsters 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 9 years old

Senior Engineers – Ages 10 to 12 years old 

Each day, campers will:
1) build, construct, and operate various train-related projects
2) engage in books connected to S.T.E.A.M. and trains!
3) meet a specific railroad worker (engineer, brakeman, conductor, etc.)
4) share a snack
5) campers will make and take projects and memories from the day’s activities.

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 (making train sounds, investigating inertia)
Tuesday:       Technology (constructing an electromagnet, designing train tracks)
Wednesday:  Engineering (building a bridge, inventing a roller coaster)
Thursday:      Art (crafting a jigsaw puzzle, discovering colors)
Friday:           Math (the geometry of trains, measuring trains)

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!

In 2022 the summer camp will be directed by Mr. Ben Olewiler, a teacher at the York City STEAM Academy. Mr. Olewiler is also the program lead on York County Library’s “LEAP Into Science” and 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 (9:00 – 12:00 daily, M-F).

If you register before June 1st, use offer code STEAM to save $25!

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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