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Turn Your High Schooler Into A Lighting Person!

PSU Camp Candle


Sure, you’re a hardcore lighting person, but what about the teenagers in your life? Camp CANDLE is an architectural lighting design summer camp for high school students. It’s located at Penn State University, with one of the top lighting / architectural engineering programs in North America. The goal of Camp CANDLE is to increase awareness of the lighting profession and find the next generation of talent for the lighting industry.

Camp CANDLE is a week-long overnight summer camp held July 8-12, 2024, for high school students at least 15 years of age.  Registration is now open, the cost is $950, and financial assistance is available upon request.

The camp schedule includes hands-on exploration of the artistic and technical aspects of architectural lighting & electrical design.  Students will learn from experts how lighting can enhance the built environment, improve our well-being, and contribute to a sustainable future.

For more information, please visit the Camp CANDLE website or contact the camp director at Register here.

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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.


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