Actuarial Science Summer Camp is a week-long intensive program for rising high school seniors designed to help them decide if they’re interested in actuarial careers.

COVID-19 Update: The 2022 LVC Actuarial Science Summer Camp will be offered as an online, remote experience.

Students will work in remote groups, and guest actuaries will present via web-conferencing. The camp cost is $600 per student. The application process remains the same, including the requirement of a letter of recommendation.

Actuarial Science Summer Camp Application

Our Actuarial Science Summer Camps are week-long intensive programs for rising high school seniors designed to help them decide if they’re interested in actuarial careers.

LVC has had a successful Actuarial Science Program for more than 50 years, and we’ve run this summer camp for more than three decades. Leveraging industry connections and alumni suggestions, we’ve forged an authentic experience that features interaction with actuaries and an introduction to relevant software and content.

In the summer of 2022, we will have two one-week long camps:

  • June 19-24, 2022
  • July 10-15, 2022

During the week, students live on campus in a residence hall with Resident Assistants who are current LVC students. Students eat their meals in the Allan W. Mund College Center.

Lebanon Valley College values inclusion and diversity. Per BeanActuary.org, African-American, Hispanic, and Native American communities are underrepresented in the field of actuarial science. We encourage underrepresented students to apply; financial aid may be available.

Please visit the links on the left panel and contact Patrick Brewer, director of actuarial science, at brewer@lvc.edu regarding any camp questions.

To apply to the summer camp, fill out the application form using the Apply button below. A letter of recommendation is also required. The letter should be no more than one page and be from a high school teacher familiar with your work in mathematics. The letter of recommendation must be emailed to Dr. Patrick Brewer at brewer@lvc.edu.

FAQs

What is the application deadline?

We accept applications until all spaces are filled. Because we review them as they arrive, please apply as soon as possible because there are a limited number of spaces available. 

How and when will I be notified that I’ve been accepted into the camp?

You'll be notified by email, and that email will also include payment instructions and a request for information regarding allergies, medication, or other particular needs of the student.

When will I arrive and depart from camp?

Check-in for each camp is between 2-3 p.m. Sunday, and check-out is at noon on Friday.

What do I bring to camp?

You should bring clothes, towels, sheets, a pillow, and toiletries. You’ll have computer access for all camp activities, but you’re welcome to bring your own laptop. Meals will be provided, and you can bring snacks to keep in your residence hall room. Single beds in residence halls are usually 'extra-long,' but ordinary sheets can typically be stretched to fit.

What is the camp fee?

The camp fee is $950, and it covers all camp-related expenses, including room, board, and access to campus facilities.

How do I pay the camp fee?

The easiest way to pay is online by electronic check at www.lvc.edu/summerpay. You can also send a check by mail. Pay it to the order of Lebanon Valley College, put "Actuarial Science Summer Camp" in the memo, and send it to Patrick Brewer, Actuarial Science Summer Program, Lebanon Valley College, 101 N. College Ave., Annville, PA 17003.

Who will supervise students? Is campus safe?

Students will live in a residence hall with Resident Assistants, who are current LVC students chosen specifically for that task. The residence halls are always locked, and LVC public safety officers are always on duty. The camp director can be contacted at any time by the Resident Assistants.

What will happen in case of an emergency?

If a student gets sick or injured, parents/guardians will be contacted. In case of an emergency, the student will be transported to the nearest hospital.

Do you accept applications from international students?

Yes, we welcome applications from international students.

I'm traveling to the camp by plane/train, how do I get to campus?

We'll pick you up in Harrisburg at the International Airport (MDT) or at the Amtrak Station at about 1 p.m. on Sunday and drop you off by 1:30 p.m. on Friday.