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COVID-19 update for Psychology Camp

Mark your calendars for this year's Psychology Camp: June 20-24, 2021


We are all aware of the disrupting effect that COVID-19 has had on our country over the past year. Messiah University, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, is closely monitoring this situation in order to make decisions that are in the best interest of our campus community. The safety of our campers is always the highest priority for our camps. We have decided to proceed with a hybrid format to accommodate both in-person day campers, as well as remote learners.

Messiah University reserves the right to cancel in-person camp if necessary in order to comply with local, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations. A remote learning option will remain, regardless of COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

2021 Dates: June 20-24!! Facebook

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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 will offer both an in-person, day camp option, as well as an online option in summer 2021. While we will not be hosting our in-person campers over night in a residential format, we are excited to welcome them to campus during the day and provide them a taste of what it is like to be a student on campus. It will begin Sunday afternoon and will run through Thursday. This enriching, summer camp environment will help students gain knowledge and explore various branches of psychology including, clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, and biopsychology. 


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
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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

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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.

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


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