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Health & Biomedical Sciences Camp

The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp will be held on the Lebanon Valley College campus from July 24–29, 2023.

To register and submit payment, please click the links below. Upon submission of the registration form and payment, you will automatically be added to our roster of 2023 students! Additional details about the program, including a detailed schedule, will be sent to all enrolled students in late June–early July.

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp Registration

Camp Tuition Payment Portal
*When instructed to enter Student ID and Student Last Name enter the following:
Student ID: 1836250
Student Last Name: BIOMED

Select “Enrichment Camps” and complete your information as prompted.

Please note that a 2.75% service fee will be applied to Credit Card or Debit Card payments; a flat $0.50 processing fee will be added to E-Check payments.

Program Description

Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of disciplines such as molecular biology, neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, immunology, and other medical sciences. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health and will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real-life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling, and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp will provide a fun, challenging, and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.

 

Camp Goals

The goal for this camp is not only to provide students with a window into the scientific basis of human health and medicine but also to offer them a glimpse of college life through an engaging and challenging academic experience.

Campers will live in a college residence hall, participate in lectures and laboratories in the state-of-the-art Neidig-Garber Science Center, and eat their meals at the student-loved Mund Dining Hall. Additionally, campers will be mentored by resident advisors who are current LVC science majors. Resident advisors are selected based on their expertise in the sciences, as well as their maturity and experience mentoring younger students.

 

Camp Details

When: The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp will be held from July 24–29, 2023.
Where: Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
Cost: $1,250
Who: Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Courtney Lappas

Meet the Camp Director

Dr. Courtney Lappas

Dr. Courtney Lappas, an associate professor of biology at Lebanon Valley College, is the director of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp. Dr. Lappas received her B.S. with a double major in biology and chemistry at the University of Richmond, after which she received her Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology at the University of Virginia. Following the completion of her doctoral work, Dr. Lappas worked as a Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Lappas has published numerous papers in prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the Journal of Experimental Medicine and Science, and she has co-authored an award-winning textbook on Forensic Toxicology. Her research is focused on the mechanisms underlying inflammatory disorders and the development of novel pharmacological interventions to limit or prevent such pathologies. Dr. Lappas has received a U.S. patent for her work. Dr. Lappas incorporates her experience in translational research into her teaching and mentoring, and she is thrilled to be leading the camp.

FAQs

The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp will be held from July 24–29, 2023.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Courtney Lappas, camp director, if you have any questions! Dr. Lappas can be reached at 717-867-6179 or lappas@lvc.edu.

The camp fee is $1,250. This fee is all-inclusive and includes lodging, meals, and laboratory and lecture supplies.

The camp is designed for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

There is no formal registration deadline, but when the program is full the registration portal will be closed.  Because the number of spaces is limited (to facilitate closer collaborations between students, faculty, and guest speakers), it is advised that registrations and payments be submitted as soon as possible to secure a slot.

Once we receive your registration and payment, you will be added to our roster of enrolled students! We will then forward you a Medical Form and Housing Form to complete. Additional details about the program, including a detailed schedule, will be sent to all enrolled students in late June–early July.

Full refunds will be issued for camper cancellation before May 15, 2023. No refunds will be offered for camper cancellation after May 15. In the unlikely event of camp cancellation, full refunds will be issued.

A detailed camp schedule will be sent to all enrolled students in late June–early July. A typical day consists of laboratory and lecture exercises from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., followed by additional group work, dinner, and evening activities.

Check-in time will be from 3–4 p.m. on Monday, July 24, and check-out will be from 10–11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29.

Students should bring linens and a blanket (for a twin bed), a pillow, towels, toiletries, clothes, etc. Computer access will be provided for all camp activities; however, students are welcome to bring their own laptop or tablet to use in class or in the dorm (a Wi-Fi access code will be distributed). Although all meals will be provided, campers may wish to bring snacks and/or drinks to keep in their dorm room. The cost of all activities, classes, and meals is included with camp tuition, but campers may wish to bring money with them for bookstore purchases or souvenirs.

Campers will live in a college residence hall with Resident Advisors. Resident Advisors are current science majors at Lebanon Valley College who have been selected by the Camp Director based upon their expertise in the sciences, as well as their maturity and experience mentoring younger students. The dormitory will be locked at all times, Lebanon Valley College public safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week, and the Camp Director may be contacted at any time by Resident Assistants.

Parents/guardians will be contacted in case of any injury or illness to their child. In emergency situations, the safe transport of campers to the nearest hospital will be ensured.

Yes! The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is designed to enhance campers’ knowledge of the scientific basis of human health, stimulate their critical thinking skills and offer them a glimpse of college life.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer financial assistance for the program.