Psychology Camp

Messiah University Psychology Camp

Summer 2024 Camp: June 23-28

Campers will:

  • learn from Messiah University faculty (published researchers and practicing clinical psychologists)
  • explore their own ideas about psychology and biopsychology
  • discuss topics related to stress and health
  • engage in other exciting activities.

PSYCamp 2024 Registration is now closed.

Messiah University’s Psychology Summer Camp is a great way to introduce students to the world of psychology and explore the age old question –


"Why do humans do what they do?"


Psychology Camp is a summer program with residential and commuter options in 2023 held on the scenic, suburban campus of Messiah University, located just 12 miles from Harrisburg, PA. It will begin Sunday afternoon and will run through Friday. This enriching summer camp environment will help students gain knowledge and explore various branches of psychology including clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, and biopsychology. Registration is open to students entering 10th - 12th grade in Fall 2024.



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Psychology Camp outside
Psychology Camp Lab
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Experience the world of Psychology by exploring:

Biological Basis of Behavior

Sensation and Perception

Stress and Coping

Developmental Psychology

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Cognition and Memory

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Leadership and Communication

Learn through:

Instruction from Messiah University psychology faculty

Experiential Learning

Interactive Faculty Demonstrations

Service Learning – a distinctive way of applying learning by serving others


This is a fun way to learn if a career in psychology is in your future. Aspects of this camp may be eligible for fulfillment of home school and/or academic service requirements. For more information, please contact us at

or (717) 766-2511 ext. 2196.



Registration Closed

Following registration, please complete the

Summer Camp Medical Form.

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Hear what former campers have to say

I learned methods to better manage my stress, and improve my studying habits. All in all, it was a magical experience that I wish lasted longer.

Every day we discussed different fields in psychology. We learned a lot about one another and had fun discussions. Overall, this camp helped me discover some fields I am interested in and clarified to me that studying psychology is a path I would like to take.

This week I learned a lot about the aspects of psychology. I met great people and professors, and I had a wonderful time.

Throughout the week, I learned and grew from people's different experiences and perspectives. Overall, I believe Psychology Camp was an inspiration which planted a seed for my interest in psychology.

Psych Camp was TOTALLY AWESOME! This was such an amazing experience!


Psychology Campers team building and problem solving

Information on Psychology Camp