Learning for Life Camps

2013 Learning for Life Programs

Thank you for your interest in our Learning For Life Camp Program. This year’s offering is two separate experiences. Engineering Camp is being held from July 8 to July 12, 2013 and Career Awareness Camp is being held from July 15 to July 19, 2013. Please complete the registration form, medical authorization, and return with the full payment by June 28th. This year we are offering a discounted price for campers wishing to attend both weeks of camp. Each camp alone is $175.00. Attend both weeks of camp and pay $300.00, a savings of $50.00. Space is limited to 35 campers for each camp.

The program will run from 8 am to 4:30 pm daily.  At 8:00 am, students will meet at the Longhouse Council Office at 2803 Brewerton Road, Syracuse (in the Mattydale Plaza next to Kmart).  They will be bused to each of the host company sites accompanied by two adult camp staff and will return to the Council Office at approximately 4:30 pm each day. You will receive a schedule prior to the start of camp. Due to security and sign in procedures at the host company sites, students will be required to ride the bus to and from the site each day.  Lunch will be provided by each of the host companies.

Because of security reasons at the companies, students must bring a picture ID. Students need to remember that each of our host sites is a company conducting business while we are their guests.  While shorts and t-shirts are acceptable, please remember that clothing needs to be appropriate since these are professional sites we will be visiting.  No sandals or open-toed shoes may be worn as students will be taking tours of the facilities.  You may also want to dress for temperature swings during the program.  Some parts of the facilities may be cooler than others.

If you have further questions or require additional information, please contact Tim Herne at 463-0201 Ext. 105 or via email – Timothy.Herne@scouting.org

Program Options

Engineering Camp July 8-12, 2013

Engineering Camp will allow students to interact with actual Biomedical, Electrical, Software and Mechanical engineers who create the Welch Allyn products and designs. Students will explore how these disciplines contribute to making innovation, world class medical devices. At Lockheed Martin, they will participate in teams to solve a series of hands-on engineering challenges that will test your problem solving and design skills. With hundreds of C&S-designed and built projects throughout Onondaga County, students will learn how engineering conducted right here in Syracuse impacts their lives every day. Students will be introduced to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and Remote Sensing interpretation techniques at SUNY-ESF.

Career Awareness Camp July 15-19, 2013

This new, exciting 5-day camp will expose young adult to a variety of interesting career paths with a day-long, hands-on experience in each of five professions.

Technology Day sponsored by MedTech

Biotechnology, engineering, nanotechnology, robotics – what we used to think of as the future is here today, and technology careers are booming. Spend the day with some of Central New York’s top technology minds and learn about high-tech careers that impact everything from health to entertainment.

Military Day sponsored by the USMC and the Air National Guard

There is perhaps no other profession that embraces leadership ability, places responsibility on young adults and rewards achievement and performance like the United States Armed Forces. Spend the day with Echo Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance, USMC and the 174th Attack Wing, Air National Guard, and learn about careers in the military. From physical training to armored vehicles to drones flying on the other side of the world, you will experience the wide range of career opportunities that serve the security of our nation.

Medical Day sponsored by St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center

The demand for those in the medical profession is high, from lab technician to specialized surgeon, the opportunities are many in the medical profession. Spend the day at St. Joseph’s Hospital with the staff and medical professionals and learn about everything from facilities management to heart surgery.

Communications Day sponsored by Time Warner’s news station YNN

From engineering to on-air reporting, the profession of communications is rapidly changing.  Learn about journalism, editing, broadcasting and how social media is an integrated component of all news reporting in today’s market. You’ll have an opportunity to find your talent behind and in front of the cameras on Communications Day.

Law Enforcement Day sponsored by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department

To protect and serve…law enforcement today is much more than walking a beat. Cyber crime, special victim crimes, The Justice Center, aviation and maritime patrols, SWAT and patrol. There are many aspects to modern law enforcement that all use technology, street smarts and highly trained personnel. There are many career paths with law enforcement and we guarantee you will not forget your experience with the County Sheriff’s Department.

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