Welcome to the Villanova
Science & Theatre Magic Program!
Explore * Create * Perform
Villanova University is proud to offer a unique multidisciplinary summer program for
creative 13-17 year olds who love science and are interested in teaching and
performing for younger kids from Philadelphia. Villanova faculty, staff, and
students work alongside young scholars in university laboratories and special
workshops, helping them create, plan, and perform in an all-American
School of Magic. Each summer hundreds of younger children ride the magic train from Philadelphia to spend the day at the
magic school and to be inspired by the wizards that created it.
Summer 2008 Highlights
Magic School Mini Camp - June 26, 2008
Teenagers involved with the Science & Theatre Magic Program since 2005 (some of whom are now about to start college!)
participated in this day of outreach to the Philadelphia community. The students attended the program on June 26 and
together they led educational activities for a group of twenty five children from the Christy Recreation Center in West Philadelphia.
Shepard Recreation Center – Teen Center Camp visit to Villanova
University July 15, 2008
PIVOTS welcomed twenty four teenagers enrolled in the Philadelphia
Department of Recreation teen center camp at the Shepard Recreation
Center (57th & Haverford Avenue). The visit included a campus tour, an overview of student life at Villanova,
and a computer lab session where participants learned how to create animations using the Alice programming language.
The Summer 2008 events were organized through the PIVOTS ongoing
partnership and collaboration with the
Philadelphia Department of Recreation
and were co-sponsored by the Villanova Department of Computing Sciences,
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The Center for Multicultural
Affairs, The College of Engineering and Dining Services.
Curious? Want to know more about this program?
The Science & Theatre Magic Program is a three-week summer institute for teenagers sponsored by Villanova
University in partnership with the Philadelphia
Department of Recreation, with generous assistance from the Academy
of Natural Sciences and generous financial support from
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance
Agency (PHEAA), and the