Free Weeklong Summer Program at Chapman Lake Accepting Applications


The University of Scranton is accepting applications for SPARK, a free, weeklong summer enrichment program for children 12 to 16 years old. The program, which runs July 21 to July 25 at the University’s Retreat Center at Chapman Lake, focuses on team building, outdoor activities and recreation.

Now in its third year, SPARK is run by students from The University of Scranton and Scranton Preparatory School, who serve as mentors and facilitate interactive activities based on topics pertinent to teens, such as social media, bullying and self-esteem.

The application deadline is Friday, July 11. Space is limited. Transportation is also limited, but will be provided from some locations in Scranton.

For an application, contact the University’s Center for Service and Social Justice at 570-941-7429 weekdays between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or email

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