Science Camp

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July 10-15 2017
Teachers: Dr. Gene Stattler, Diane Ippolito, and Rick Taylor


Study Subjects: Mammals & Physics

Science Camp is designed to awaken and encourage a love of Science in young minds. Campers spend their days in classes, helping them to discover the intricacies of God’s creation, as revealed in study of any scientific discipline. This is always complemented by Bible Study and Worship, so the focus is always on The One who deserves all of the Glory.

There is ample time allowed for fellowship, games and fun as well. Campfires, group games and Gaga all come up on the list of campers favorite memories. Lasting friendships are formed and renewed summer after summer.

The camp accepts campers from age 10 through High School. Students are divided by age and ability level for class time. We endeavor to find Science teachers who are experts in their fields and uphold a Biblical View of Creation.








Diane Ippolito

Diane Ippolito has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and has completed advanced studies in animal husbandry and teaching. She has worked as a zookeeper, teacher, choir director, riding instructor, and interpretive guide at Pennsbury Manor. She comes from a lineage of teachers, enjoys learning new things, and finds creative ways to share what she has learned. Diane is a member of New Life OPC in Williamsport, PA and has been involved with Science Camp since 2011.




Dr. Gene Sattler

Gene Sattler holds a Master of Science in Zoology from Ohio State University (1983) and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Maryland, College Park (1996). Since 1996 he has taught biology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, including Foundations of Biology, General Zoology, Ornithology, Animal Behavior, Vertebrate Natural History, and The History of Life. He is married with twin daughters, and a granddaughter, and is a member, deacon, and treasurer at Grace OPC, Lynchburg, Virginia. He enjoys birding in his spare time, and is president of the Lynchburg Bird Club, as well as serving on a few committees of the Virginia Society of Ornithology.



Rick Taylor

Rick is an Associate Professor of HVAC at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA. He teaches oil heat, steam as well as solar thermal, hydronics and environmental impacts of the HVAC industry and he is co-department head of the HVAC department. He is an elder at New Life OPC in Williamsport, PA, and has been part of an OPC Mission team to teach English for Kids in Quebec for two years. He teaches Physics for CHEF Homeschool Co-op.




Pastor Lacy Andrews

Lacy Andrews has served as the Regional Home Missionary of the Presbytery of the Southeast (OPC) for 14 years, working to plant new churches. He served on the first Retreat Operating Committee of the Machen Retreat and Conference Center when it was being constructed and was the director of the first 5 Family Conferences. He has authored two Christian novels, “The Pilgrimage: The Shepherd of Kedar Book 1” and “Ascending Mount Zion: The Shepherd of Kedar Book 2.” He has 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren and lives with his wife, Debbie, in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.

Registration Information

At minimum, a $20 deposit is required to register for the event. You may pay your deposit online via PayPal (all major credit cards accepted) or by sending a check. You may also pay the entire conference registration fee online. If you pay only the deposit, the remainder of the conference registration fee is due upon arrival at the conference.

Note: You must submit each of the following forms for each camper:

Additional information for Science Camp participants:

Email organizer Diane Ippolito ( if you have questions about Science Camp 2017.