Camp LCTI returns to Lehigh Career & Technical Institute this summer and we hope your camper will join us for two weeks of STEAM-focused fun and career exploration.
What is Camp LCTI?
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, or LCTI, is the public career and technical high school that serves Lehigh County’s nine school districts. Each summer, we host Camp LCTI as a service to the Greater Lehigh Valley and to spread the word about the value of career and technical education.
Led by LCTI’s dedicated instructors, campers spend each day exploring career areas of their choice with inventive, STEAM-based activities that utilize our school’s high-tech facilities. We offer a variety of classes at Camp LCTI and all of them are linked to the high school’s programs of study.
Who can attend Camp LCTI?
Camp LCTI is designed for campers in grades 5-8 who want to have fun and get smarter over the summer.
Campers who completed fourth grade in school year 2016-17 and are slated to be fifth-graders in 2017-18 are welcome, as are campers who completed eighth grade in school year 2016-17 and are slated to be ninth-graders in 2017-18.
Most of our campers live in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe and Northampton counties, but Camp LCTI does not have a residency requirement. So kids visiting relatives in the Lehigh Valley this summer, for example, are welcome to join us.
When is Camp LCTI?
This year, Camp LCTI is hosting a pair of weeklong sessions. The sessions are scheduled as follows:
- Session 1: Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23
- Session 2: Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30
Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Campers spend each day in four camp classes selected during registration. The classes are scheduled as follows:
- Class 1: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
- Class 2: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – Noon
- Class 3: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
- Class 4: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
This year, LCTI is offering 16 camp classes. Learn more about them.
Where is Camp LCTI?
Located at 4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, PA, 18078, LCTI’s campus is directly off Route 309 and adjacent to Lehigh Carbon Community College.
Motorists approaching LCTI from the north should turn right onto Education Park Drive and make an immediate left to access the school. Motorists approaching LCTI from the south should turn left onto Education Park Drive before making an immediate left, as well. Route 309 is easily accessible from Interstate 476, Interstate 78 and Route 22.
Campers should be dropped off and picked up in Lot 3.
How much does Camp LCTI cost?
Camp LCTI costs $225 per session for each camper.
Campers who register and pay by May 1 will receive a free Camp LCTI T-shirt!
Campers may pay with a credit card online, with a check, with a money order or cash. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Camp LCTI” and campers’ names should be written in the memo field. There is a $15 fee for returned checks. Registration is not complete until payment is received.
Camp registration forms, checks, money orders and cash may be dropped off at LCTI’s Main Office between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, or by appointment. Call 610-799-1360 for an appointment.
Registration forms, checks and money orders also may be mailed to Rita Tatusko, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, 4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, PA 18078. Do not mail cash.
Camp LCTI does not offer refunds.
What camp classes are available this year?
During registration, each camper chooses four classes, as well as two alternatives. Campers are assigned to classes on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registrants are more likely to get all of their top choices. This year, LCTI is offering 16 camp classes. Learn more about them.
Every effort is made to assign campers to their preferred classes, but there are no guarantees. Some classes are only available during Session 1. Camp LCTI reserves the right to close classes that reach maximum capacity or cancel classes due to low enrollment.
Camper’s class schedules will arrive by email the week of June 11.
When is the Camp LCTI Open House?
The Camp LCTI Open House is scheduled Thursday, June 15 from 6-7 p.m.
Parents or guardians and their campers are welcome to stop by LCTI to check out our facilities, meet our instructors, learn more about our camp classes, pick up their camp class schedules and T-shirts.
Who can I contact for more information about Camp LCTI?
For more information about Camp LCTI, contact Rita Tatusko at 610-799-1360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.