The Appalachia Intermediate Unit 08 is now accepting students for the summer ATOMS Recharged program, (formerly known as ATOMS). We’ve added the “Recharged” to our name to emphasize our changing curriculum. We are excited to add courses that incorporate the use of equipment funded by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation & UPMC. These high-tech tools encourage critical thinking and problem solving strategies that give students a hands-on, advanced level, intensive STEM experience throughout the summer.

Online Registration is now open for students completing grades 2-8: CLICK HERE to register.

  • New for 2020: When completing the online form, payment will be due at the time of registration. This reserves your students spot at the selected camp for the ATOMS season. 

Costs are as follows:

3 - Day Mini Sites- $115

June 10-12 - Windber Area Middle/High School (Windber, PA)
June 10-12 - Chestnut Ridge Middle School (Fishertown, PA)
June 23-25 - Somerset Area Jr/Sr High School (Somerset, PA)
June 29 - July 1 - Bellwood-Antis Middle/High School (Bellwood, PA)
July 21-23 - Northern Cambria Elementary/Middle School (Northern Cambria, PA)

5 - Day Basic Sites- $155

June 15-19 - Bedford Area Middle School (Bedford, PA)
June 15-19 - Hollidaysburg Area Sr High School (Hollidaysburg, PA)
June 22-26 - Rockwood Area Jr/Sr High School (Rockwood, PA)
July 6-10 - Penn Cambria Middle School (Gallitzin, PA)
July 6-10 - Westmont Hilltop High School (Johnstown, PA)
July 13-17 - Blacklick Valley Jr/Sr. High School (Nanty-Glo, PA)

Financial aid is available for students who qualify for federal free/reduced lunches. This paperwork is due by Friday, April 3. 

This form must be emailed to:
Financial Aid

or mailed to:
ATOMS Financial Aid Requests
c/o Student Programs
4500 Sixth Ave
Altoona, PA 16602.

*Student scholarships amounts are based on the amount of area business donations received. By the beginning April, we will begin the process of reimbursing the scholarship award to students who qualify. 

*Note: Students are welcome to attend any camp and do NOT need to attend a camp in their home district


ATOMS Recharged Courses

ATOMS Lab Assistant