Summer Counseling Office Information & Summer Programs Available for StudentsDuring the summer months the Counseling Office is open during the hours of 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday through Thursday (mid-June through mid-August). The School Counselors have scheduled times and dates that they will be available during the summer to make schedule changes, register new students and meet with parents. The Counseling Secretaries: Tammy Cogan (717-566-5329) or Kathy Weber (717-566-5331) are available daily to assist parents and schedule appointments. Due to vacations and schedule changes it is best to schedule an appointment or call in advance when planning a visit to the Counseling Office.Summer School information is currently available. Please see your counselor for an application and for details regarding remediation classes.There are many opportunities for students during the summer break. This is a great time to explore career options, to help your community and to learn valuable skills. We encourage students to take advantage of a variety of experiences in high school and volunteering might be a good place to start. Keep track of your hours and get to know your supervisor so you can document activities throughout high school. Colleges, scholarships and employers are all looking for students who have had experiences beyond the daily routine. Don't miss your chance!! This list contains just a few of the local opportunities available to you:
- Volunteer opportunities: Check the United Way of the Capital Region (under Youth Programs) website:https://www.uwcr.org/volunteer/youth-volunteering
- Other volunteer opportunities exist at local day camps, summer rec camps and sports camps as well!!
- Dauphin County Library, Elizabethtown Library and the Hershey Library all accept volunteers...
- Hershey link: http://www.hersheylibrary.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=533:volunteer&catid=102&Itemid=470
- Dauphin County link: http://www.dcls.org/volunteer/
- Elizabethtown link: E-town Library volunteering
- Hershey Gardens accepts young volunteers (12-15 years old) http://www.hersheygardens.org/support/volunteer
- The Hershey Story has opportunities for students ages 12-15https://hersheystory.org/volunteer-opportunities/#past-master
- Camp Dragonfly, a special weekend camp for youth grieving the death of a family member, sponsored by Pinnacle Health Hospice.
- Lebanon Valley College Summer Camps, residential programs for 9th, 10th, 11th grade students. Check out the program descriptions at: http://www.lvc.edu/academics/summer-community-programming/
University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy,(formerly PA Governor school) residential, four- week, academically enriching summer program. There is a cost with this program and a possibility of limited assistance for accepted students demonstrating financial need. Application process is extremely competitive and begins early winter, deadline mid-February. Website for info and application www.hcsa.pitt.edu
Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship, (formerly PA Governor school)residential, five-week, academically enriching summer program held at Lehigh University. There is a cost with this program and the possibility of limited financial assistance for accepted students demonstrating financial need. Application process is extremely competitive and begins early winter, deadline mid-February. Website for info and application www.iacocca-lehigh.org
PA State Police Youth Week for rising juniors and seniors. A week long program for students interested in Local, State Police and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. Applications available during the spring, fee involved.
Keystone Boys and Girls State, a government related leadership camp for rising seniors. Sponsorship by the Hummelstown American Legion Post 265. Applications become available during the spring.
PA Free Enterprise Week, a week-long hands on business experience for current 10th and 11th graders throughout Pennsylvania. The program is held at Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA. Scholarships are made available by a local business for qualifying students. Website www.pfew.org
Job opportunities are posted and announced as they become available.
Summer camps and academic programs are offered at many colleges and universities for a fee. In some instances scholarship funds may be available to qualifying students.Also see https://www.ldsd.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=6866 for additional summer camps and programs.
Last Modified on June 12, 2019