Kutztown University Kicks off 2019 Summer Conference Season

Fountain at Alumni Plaza

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University’s 2019 summer conference and camp season is now underway. This season was kicked off by this past weekend’s Cub Scout JAMBO camp to celebrate the Minsi Trails Council’s 50th anniversary. There is much more excitement to come this summer, with one of the first of several events, the Music in the Parks camp series, set to begin this Thursday, May 24.

Below is a select list of the camps and conferences in this year’s summer season schedule.

5/17 - 5/19

JAMBO

To help celebrate Minsi Trails Council's 50th anniversary, KU is hosting a weekend experience jam-packed with action and adventure for Cub Scouts and their families. Activities include a giant JENGA game, DIY slime in the STEM area, Gaga Ball, mining for gems, building a planter, bowling, playing hoverball and so much more.

5/24

Music in the Parks

The Music In The Parks festival provides a year-end assessment by an outside panel and reinforces music skills that students present. Experienced instrumental and vocal teachers will offer suggestions on how to improve students’ performance. Students perform instrumental or choral selections in Dorney Park as part of the festival, then celebrate in the park following their performances.

5/29

Brandywine Graduation

Brandywine Heights Area School District will hold their graduation ceremony in Keystone Hall in the evening.

5/30 - 6/2

49th Annual Northeast Regional Baton Twirling Championship

The competition is held by The United States Twirling Association (USTA), a national nonprofit youth sports organization dedicated to positive youth development through the sport of baton twirling.

5/31

Music in the Parks

The Music In The Parks festival provides a year-end assessment by an outside panel and reinforces music skills that students present. Experienced instrumental and vocal teachers will offer suggestions on how to improve students’ performance. Students perform instrumental or choral selections in Dorney Park as part of the festival, then celebrate in the park following their performances

5/31 - 6/1

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

Relay For Life is ACS’s signature fundraiser dedicated to helping communities attack cancer. Through funds donated, time given or awareness raised, communities are teaming up to make a difference. Join a team before the event, or come out on the event day to celebrate survivors and support the fight against cancer.

6/1

Music in the Parks

The Music In The Parks festival provides a year-end assessment by an outside panel and reinforces music skills that students present. Experienced instrumental and vocal teachers will offer suggestions on how to improve students’ performance. Students perform instrumental or choral selections in Dorney Park as part of the festival, then celebrate in the park following their performances

6/6

Fleetwood Graduation

Fleetwood Area School District will hold their graduation ceremony in Keystone Hall in the evening.

6/7                

Music in the Parks

The Music In The Parks festival provides a year-end assessment by an outside panel and reinforces music skills that students present. Experienced instrumental and vocal teachers will offer suggestions on how to improve students’ performance. Students perform instrumental or choral selections in Dorney Park as part of the festival, then celebrate in the park following their performances

6/22 - 6/23            

American Cancer Society’s PA Hope Ride

The route will start and end at the ACS Hope Lodge in Hershey, Pa. Day 1 will start on Saturday morning; riders will travel from Hershey to Kutztown University for dinner and an overnight stay.  On Day 2, the ride will follow beautiful back country roads of rural Pennsylvania back to the ACS Hope Lodge in Hershey.

6/29 - 7/4         

Mid-Atlantic FCA Camp (Saturday through Thursday, camp comes in Sunday afternoon 6/30)

Be challenged, both athletically and spiritually, while competing with and against the best the Mid-Atlantic has to offer. Boys and girls ages 13-18 may sign up for softball, basketball, football, field hockey, soccer, tennis, cheerleading, cross country, track & field and volleyball.

7/7 - 7/14            

KU International Summer Chamber Music Festival

KU's Summer Chamber Music Festival allows emerging musicians to experience the art of Chamber Music with internationally acclaimed artists. It offers one week of intensive study to ambitious high school and college-age musicians, and is open to piano, strings, winds and percussion players.

7/7 - 7/10            

Vivace Summer Band Workshops

Colorguard, Percussion, Woodwinds, Brass, Drum Majors and Directors & Staff all have a place to develop their technical skill and leadership potential at these 1, 2 and 4-day workshops featuring nationally-recognized staff including Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser's Band Leadership Training programs.

7/7 – 7/11            

US Youth Soccer 1
(Age Groups: 2003/2005)

The Boys Olympic Development Program (ODP) Camp is designed to provide high level competition and training for participating players. Players who are capable of performing at a higher level of play are identified for possible national team camp, pool or team participation.

7/12 – 7/16            

US Youth Soccer 2 (2002/2006)

The Boys ODP Camp is designed to provide high level competition and training for participating players. US Youth Soccer ODP is an identifying program of choice for players and coaches with a focus on development.

7/17 – 7/21          

US Youth Soccer 3
(2007 through 7/20;
2004 through 7/21)

The Boys ODP Camp is designed to provide high level competition and training for participating players.  Click here for ODP boys camp FAQS and key information.

7/21 – 7/24

Sky Jumpers Pole Vault Camp
(stadium & Keystone balcony)

Both female and male vaulters ages 12 and up will participate in a variety of activities including pole vaulting, gymnastics, rope vaulting, ring vaulting, skill progressions, imitative exercises, vaulting drills, videotaping, movies and other optional recreational activities.

7/22 - 7/26            

Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center Children’s Cultural Camp

From 9:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. daily, children ages 6-14 (grades 1-7) will be provided with an opportunity to learn historic and cultural crafts taught by local craftspeople, as well as chance to delve into the lives of the Pennsylvania Dutch farm family.