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St. Vincent College: Challenge Program

The Challenge Program is an academic and theme based summer camp for students rising from fifth grade through twelfth grade to participate in fun, enriched classes and elective activities. Operated by the Education Department, Saint Vincent College has been hosting the Challenge Program since 1982.  This year the Challenge Program opens its doors to more grade levels, more students, and more themes.  Instead of one week with one theme, the Challenge Program has two themes and two weeks in July. The overnight summer camp is for students in grades 5-7 and grades 8-12; "The District" themed courses and activities will be held July 7-12 and the following week, July 14-19, will be conquered by "Pirates Adventure." Select one week or attend both for double the fun.  Students in the overnight program choose three themed courses. At "The District" take a course in App Creation, Wilderness Survival, Open Pit and Grilling Cuisine, History of Cultural Fashions, World Conflicts, or Psychology.  If you are intrigued by daring sea expeditions, then check out the courses for "Pirates Adventure," where you can learn about Marine Biology, Cartography and Technological Coastal Mapping, Tidal and Lunar Forces, Sunken Treasures, Luau Cuisine, and creating audio and visual oceanic effects.  Adventurers beware and join us if you dare, visit


Q & A with Challenge Program at Saint Vincent College

Q:  What makes your camp or program unique?

A:  The Challenge Program has unique themes that encompass all aspects of the program to give students a fun experience unlike any other. Travel to a new world with themed living quarters, themed courses, and themed activities. 

Q. Describe a typical day in your camp or program.

A:  Breakfast
Class One
Class Two
Class Three
Elective Daytime Activity
Evening Activity, such as mini golf, water games, luau, dance, skating, and movies

Q:  What type of teenager participates in your camp or program?

A:  Any and All

Q:  Where do your participants come from?  

A:  We have participants from across the United States, including Arizona, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York.

Q:  Please describe what teens have to say about your program.

A:  Teens said that Challenge Program was like a dream come true and it exceeded all expectations.  "We can't wait until next year."

Ages: 9-18

Gender: Co-Ed

Type: Overnight/Residential

Physical & Mailing Address:
300 Fraser Purchase Rd.
Latrobe, PA USA 15650

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