2023 Virtual Middle School Summer Camp: Build Your Best School Year! August 7-11, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Camp is for students entering sixth through eighth grade in fall 2023.

School is right around the corner. New friends, new routines. Are you ready to get back to school?

Get all your ingredients ready for a great school year in our Build Your Best School Year Virtual Summer Camp!

To kick off the start of camp, each camper will receive the following:

  • Welcome to Camp Kit
  • Amazon Fire 7 Tablet
  • Camp Activities Supplies
  • School Supplies
  • Special Surprise!

Who can attend?

You can attend if you are a Pennsylvania-residing student entering sixth, seventh, or eighth grade in fall 2023. Priority is given to students experiencing homelessness.

There is no cost to families to attend.


Camp sessions include:

  • Keynote Speaker Joe Johnson, Ph.D., talks about Pursue Your Purpose Not Your Dreams
  • Stealing Superpowers for Science
  • Math Games and Puzzles
  • Mixed Media and Air-Dry Clay
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • Health and Wellness
  • Life After Middle School

The full schedule will soon be available.

Interested in hosting a campsite?

Schools and organizations who would like to host a campsite where students can attend together in person, please contact Melissa Turnpaugh. 717-763-1661, ext 120.

Are you serving students and families experiencing homelessness?

Use our Media Toolkit — soon to be available — to share the news about this camp with your students and families who are experiencing homelessness.


This program is brought to you by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) program. Pennsylvania ECYEH Program Website