Pennsylvania PBS

The school year may officially be over, but the learning can continue for students

interested in media production, storytelling, music, drawing, cooking, and more!

Your local Pennsylvania PBS station has plenty to offer.

For Older Students:

  • WHYY's Summer Camps offers intensive multi-week experiences in photography, journalism and stop motion animation for students finishing grade 6-12.
  • PBS39 offers Production U - an opportunity for students entering grade 9-12 to learn about video and audio production by developing skills as a camera operator, director, audio editor, and producer.
  • WQED offers Steeltown Film Academy where students can learn how to tell digital stories - with options for in-person or virtual learning for students entering 9th grade through recent 12th grade graduates.
  • StoryMaker from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs has tutorials on video and audio production, script writing, and building interview skills.

For Younger Children:

  • The PBS39 Kids Summer Series is back! Children ages 5-8 years old can have fun while learning through music, stories, and crafts.
  • PBS KIDS programs for Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade children continue throughout the summer on your local Pennsylvania PBS station. Children can learn along with their favorite characters Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Find the program schedule here.

For All Ages:

  • Learn to make dishes from around the world with WPSU's World Kitchen videos - explore recipes from Tunisia, Mexico, Peru, and many more (may require adult supervision).
  • Your local library has terrific summer programs too, and many offer programs with the theme "Oceans of Possibilities." Find your local library here.
  • Power Library, Pennsylvania's electronic library, includes Power Kids and Power Teens and provides equitable access to e-books on diverse topics, research resources, Book Flix,True Flix, and more. You can use your current library card to access Power Library or sign up for a free electronic library card here.