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Summer Camps - Camp Thiel

Welcome to Camp Thiel

Summer is an ideal time for middle school and high school students to explore the world outside the walls of school, including diving into the depths of science, technology, the arts, athletics and more!

A Camp Thiel summer camp program at Thiel College is a great opportunity to challenge the imagination, start them on the path to computer programming, learn to step in time as a member of a marching band or dance team, or take their learning outdoors on an athletic field.

Each week-long camp is led by a Thiel professor or coach who has designed the program specifically to build skills through hands-on work and experimentation rather than sitting at a desk with a pencil and math book. All campers will receive a Camp Thiel t-shirt!

2018 Camp Thiel Summer Schedule

Connect with Electronics:

  • June 18-22 - Sessions: 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.
  • Cost: $110
  • Download the camp flyer  
  • Register today!
  • Participants ages 13-18 will find their inner “computer whiz” during Electronics Camp. During the camp, students will learn to control lights, displays and motors. There will be plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience as they learn how to program their circuits to interact with the world using a variety of sensors. Students will modify existing computer code to modify how each project functions. The camp is led by Thiel College Assistant Professor of Physics Eugene Torigoe, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Ron Anderson. Parents are welcome.

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Eugene Torigoe, Ph.D.

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Ron Anderson

Volleyball Camp:

  • June 28-30 - Check-in: 12 p.m.
  • Cost: $180
  • Download the camp flyer  
  • Register today!
  • Students in 9th through 12th grade will participate in an overnight volleyball camp that will culminate in a round-robin tournament on the final day. The fee includes breakfast, lunch and dinners. They will be instructed by Thiel College Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Tyler North, and current Thiel players.

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Tyler North

Novice Wrestling Camp:

  • August 7-10 - Sessions: 9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $150 ($50 deposit required with application)
  • Register today!
  • Beginner wrestlers in grades K through 6 are invited to this special camp to gain knowledge and technical skills to become better prepared for competition. The camp is being led by Head Wrestling Coach Craig Thurber and several members of the Thiel College Tomcat Wrestling team.

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Craig Thurber

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why choose a Camp Thiel summer day camp program? 

  • Good blend of instructional and recreational activities 
  • State-of-the-art media, science and technology facilities 
  • Thiel’s wooded, 200-acre campus is an ideal setting

Q: Will students be safe at camp?

  • Safety at Thiel is our number one priority. Campers are closely accounted for and supervised at all times. Campus security is on call 24/7. 

Q: Camper Genders(s):

  • Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers. 

Q: Where are classes held?

  • Campers will attend classes in college classrooms, performance halls and laboratories, depending on subject matter. 

Q: Will my child be fed? 

  • Camp Thiel Programs: Because programs are from 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m. dining options will not be available. We recommend that you feed your child before or after. Packing a snack is allowed. 
  • Tomcat College - Youth Activity Camp: The fee includes breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Q: What are the recreational activities? 

  • Campers access to supervised campus recreational facilities will vary, depending on your student’s specific camp agenda.

Q: What paperwork will need to be submitted? 

  • Thiel College will require schools to submit….(waivers, contracts, etc.)

Q: How do I register and make payment? 

  • Please see the tab on our website for this year’s camps. You may use the online registration form and submit by e-mail, or mail a completed registration form and along with payment to the address provided.

Q: Do you offer scholarships?

  • Camp Thiel does not offer scholarships at this time.

If you have a question that was not answered here, please e-mail us at specialevents@thiel.edu or call 724-589-2240.