Summer Youth Opportunities

Crawford County and the surrounding areas are alive with summer youth opportunities! Register soon as many classes get filled up quickly!

Know of a camp, class, or other great summer activity to keep the kiddos occupied? Do you have summer job openings?  Let us know about them!

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Session : June 18-29
excluding weekends

GrowMeadville Summer Program

Grow Meadville leaders join us for two weeks in the summer. Over this time, we grow food at the MARC community garden, cook and eat the food we’ve grown, and learn how to solve problems important to teens.

With an emphasis on place and problem solving, students leave Grow Meadville feeling empowered to work with their peers to tackle the challenges they face as teenagers in Crawford County. They also leave with a better sense of themselves and their community. Our curriculum is collaboratively planned by 2 teens, 2 professional educators, 2 college students, and 2 facilitators in order to create an experience unlike any offered locally.

The program will run June 18-29 excluding weekends. In order to accommodate individuals with diverse economic circumstances, the cost of the program is on a sliding scale from $0 – $1,000. Please pay what you can. Acceptance is not contingent upon how much you pay. Please DO NOT feel obligated to pay if you cannot.

Crawford County Summer Parks Program

The Summer Parks Project is working to provide kids with more things to do in the summer.

We all want our children to have a safe, clean, fun environment to

play  and grow in during the summer months. Our Parks are the perfect place to make that happen.

Through a partnership between the Crawford County System of Care, The City of Meadville, The Lion’s of Cochranton, The Meadville Recreation Complex and Creating Landscapes Inc.

Phone (814) 898-6685
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Penn State Behrend College for Kids

The Engineering K-12 Outreach Center located at Penn State Behrend provides innovative and interactive programs to engage and educate students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers with an emphasis on engineering and technology.

June 28-30, 2018
August 9-11, 2018

Pymatuning Sailing Camp

Sailing Camp is a long-time tradition at PSC and we usually have amazing weather and a great crowd.

New sailors learn about sail trim; managing the boat in winds light, hard or just contrary; righting the boat; as well as the mysteries of gybing and getting out of “irons”.

Water safety is key to fun, so instruction on rules of the road and boating safely are part of every lesson.  On-the-water activities include sailing backwards, classic “man overboard” drills, capture the rubber duckies, water fights and lots of just plain sailing.


With experienced sailors as teachers and one-on-one, hands-on instruction, new sailors quickly learn the skills they need to become proficient. Each year, we provide instruction on Lasers, Sunfish and other small sailboats. We encourage anyone who is interested to come out for a great long weekend of sailing. Contact us to let us know if you have any questions.


  • Stay through the weekend – camps sites available
  • One-on-One, hands-on instruction provided by experienced teachers/sailors
  • Healthy (and yummy!) meals and snacks
  • Games and campfire fun fill out the days

June 24-29, 2018

Allegheny College

EmergyCare Camp EMS

Camp EMS is a week long experience for teens ages 14-17 who are interested in exploring career options in emergency medical services and the healthcare field.

The camp, which is held on the campus of Allegheny College in Meadville, is a unique experience that gives campers the opportunity to interact with some of the region’s top EMS and healthcare experts and gain hands-on experience with:

  • Patient assessments
  • Rescue techniques
  • Helicopter, SWAT Team and K-9 Rescue Team demonstrations
  • Treatment of real-life medical traumas using the patient simulator

In addition to receiving a first-hand look into the world of pre-hospital medicine, campers also earn their American Heart Association CPR certification upon successful completion and graduation from the six day, five night Camp EMS.

The CPR Certification is valid for two years, which is often one of the first steps in a series of classes and certifications needed to enter the pre-hospital profession.

Each year up to four Camp EMS participants are awarded the Kyle M. Swain Memorial Scholarship to attend an EMT class tuition free.

After camp, participants are encouraged to schedule ride along time on one of EmergyCare’s ambulances to get a first-hand view of a day in the life of our EMTs and Paramedics.

Registration Deadline: June 4, 2018

July 11-15, 2018

Meadville Area Senior High School

MASH 2018 Summer Music Camp

Summer Music Camp
Daily schedule will include concert band, jazz band, string ensemble and chorus rehearsals (sectionals and technique classes) with camp directors.
All Crawford Central School District students who are entering 5th through 12th grades are eligible to attend camp.

There are four camps available for students to participate in:
-Concert Band
-String Ensemble
-Jazz band

How to Register
The camp fee must be submitted with the completed registration form. Return from to your child’s music teacher on or before Monday, June 4th.

Camp Fee
The camp fee is $20 to participate in one ensemble. If your child wishes to participate in a second ensemble, there will be an additional $5 fee added. (Example: Stephan wants to participate in both Concert Band and Chorus. His total will be $25; $20 for one ensemble and an additional $5 for the second)
Fee includes one t-shirt, cover cost of music, daily snack and a pizza party on the last day. This fee is non-refundable.
Make checks payable to: MASH Jazz Band

Scholarship Info
Meadville High School Summer Music Camp is pleased to announce that we were awarded a $1000 grant from the Crawford Central Community Foundation toward our program!

If your student is:
• Enrolled in a Crawford Central School Music Program
• Currently in 4th, 5th or 6th grade
• Plays a string or band instrument, or is involved in Chorus
• Unable to afford the camp fee

Indicate scholarship on the top of the form when you return it for consideration.

May 31, 2018 – 10AM
June 14 and 28, 2018 – 10AM
July 12 and 26, 2018 – 10AM

Tarot Bean Roasting Company

Storytime with Ms. Jess!

Calling all kids! Come to Tarot Bean to listen to storytime as read by Ms. Jess and then have fun with a craft that goes along with the reading and just when you thought it couldn’t get anymore fun, enjoy a snack as well (all for free!)

Bring your favorite Adult with you to enjoy in drink and snack specials such as $1 drip coffee and discounts on the Drink of the Day.

June 5, 2018 – 4p – 7p

Woodcock Creek Nature Center
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Family Fishing

This has special registration! REGISTER with the Fish & Boat Commission ONLINE AT:

All supplies will be provided. You do NOT need a fishing license for the PA Fish & Boat Commission sponsored educational event.  Open to all ages and will be held rain or shine.

Call Chad Foster at 814-336-2426 if you have questions.