CAMP GANNON: Learning That Lasts A Lifetime

RSSE_2013Posted: June 15, 2015

From shooting a basketball to Shakespeare, analyzing forensic evidence to analyzing soccer defenses or water quality on Presque Isle Bay, Camp Gannon makes summer learning fun, easy and more convenient than ever.

Learning has always been part of summers at Gannon University. Camp Gannon is a one-stop-shop of exciting and rewarding summer activities for ages 7-18.

Offerings at Camp Gannon include the popular summer camps that teach skills on the individual and team levels to eager young athletes who are hungry to improve. Rigorous summer academic programs are also offered, such as the Regional Summer School of Excellence, at which invited students can learn aboard the Environaut, Gannon University's 53-foot research vessel. Budding actors can commune with the Bard at the ShakeXperience and aspiring journalists can fine-tune their skills.

Camps are conducted in Gannon's exceptional learning environments, including the newly opened School of Communication and the Arts, the innovative Forensic Investigation Center and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

For more information about Gannon's summer offerings, including fee and registration information click here.

Boys Basketball

July 13-17 (ages 7-15)
Gannon men's basketball head coach John T. Reilly, the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Coach of the Year and the winningest coach in Gannon University men's basketball history headlines the staff for this premier summer basketball camp. Reilly and student-athletes from his Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship team will teach skill development.

Criminal Investigators

July 26-31 (ages 15-18)
Engage in the world of criminal investigation while learning from former FBI, CIA and ATF special agents in Gannon's Forensic Investigation Center at this overnight residence camp.

Girls Basketball Elite Position Camp

July 31-August 1 (ages 11-18)
This camp will focus on advanced-level skill development for both guard positions and post players. 

Girls Basketball Individual Camp

June 15-18 and July 27-30 (ages 8-17)
Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of basketball, including shooting, passing, rebounding, dribbling and defense.

Girls Basketball Shooting Camp

June 22-25 (ages 11-18)
In this shooting-specific camp, campers receive individual attention focused on basic concepts and techniques.

Girls Basketball Team Shootout

June 19-21, (ages 12-18)
This shootout camp for middle school and high school teams offers four sessions, which will focus on team skills. Each team can compete in either single or multiple sessions.

Girls Volleyball All-Skills

July 20-23 (ages 12-18)
Campers receive comprehensive training with an emphasis on passing, setting, serving, attacking, blocking and defense in special sessions, and compete in 6 vs. 6 team play. Overnight residence and day camp options are available.

Health Professions And Sciences

July 20-24 (ages 14-17)
Gain hands-on experience at this overnight residence camp in Gannon's new Human Performance Laboratory and Patient Simulation Center, and obtain CPR certification as well as first-hand knowledge of professions in the field.

High School Journalism Workshop

July 27-31 (ages 15-18)
Get a sneak-peek into the world of journalism with an emphasis on news and feature writing while learning from an expert with more than 25 years of experience as a daily news and feature reporter.


July 20-25 (ages 16-18)
Theater lovers attending this overnight residence camp focus on the greatest playwright of all time, William Shakespeare, while creating their own production and sharing their work with family and friends through a final performance.

Youth Soccer

June 22-26 (ages 6-14)
Boys and girls of all skill levels have the opportunity to learn from Gannon's experienced coaching staff and student-athletes while focusing on skill refinement and enhancement. Full-day and half-day options are available.

Soccer - College ID

June 28-30 (ages 15-18)
High school boys and girls interested in playing soccer at the collegiate level have the opportunity to participate in competitive training sessions and game play as well as receive information about the college recruitment process. Day camp and overnight residence options are available.

High School Team Soccer

July 12-15 (ages 15-18)
Learn from Gannon's coaching staff and student-athletes at the University's first soccer camp offered to high school teams for both boys and girls.

Regional Summer School Of Excellence

July 6-17 (ages 16-18)
Learn about investigating and researching environmental health issues during this two-week long program.

Young Writers' Workshop

July 13-17 and August 10-14 (ages 9-18)
Develop your writing process and produce a variety of written manuscripts to publish in your own personal collection while receiving one-on-one instruction and peer group feedback. Campers may elect to attend both or one of the two sessions.

Youth Wrestling

June 15-18 (ages 6-12)
Young wrestlers will receive two hours of technique training each evening and parents are welcome to attend camp activities.