Conferences & Events


APPAM Public Policy Camps

About our Policy Camps

The Public Policy Camp is an APPAM initiative aimed at introducing the field of public policy to a group of students who might not otherwise be familiar with it, and increasing the pipeline of diverse students into APPAM institutional member graduate public policy and public affairs schools.  We know that only by having all voices at the table can we be successful in our efforts of improving critical public policies for all.  


Penn State Harrisburg, School of Public Affairs

When: Friday, September 30 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Penn State Harrisburg
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057

Are you a young adult with a diverse ethnic or racial background who is interested in learning more about public policy? This camp is designed for promising undergraduate students who want to become community leaders and explore the career possibilities in public policy and administration.

Penn State Harrisburg invites you to share your passion for public policy and attend the Policy Camp. Registration is free but required.

Policy Camp Agenda - September 30

8:30 am: Registration and Welcome 

9:00 am: Discussion of What Public Policy Is, How To Study It, and How It Affects Different Populations

10:00 am: Environmental Scavenger Hunt

10:30 am: Environmental Policy Panel

11:30 am: Policy Simulation Part 1

12:30 pm: Lunch and Open House

1:30 pm: Policy Simulation Part 2

2:30 pm: Policy Careers

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Awards, Closing, and Ice Cream Social

For more information, please contact Pam Dunn at or 717-948-6322

For additional questions, please contact

Penn State Harrisburg and the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management are excited to host this Policy Camp and introduce promising young students from underrepresented groups to the field to help ensure that diverse perspectives are represented in leadership roles wherever public policies are made and implemented. Click below to register.



Looking to host an APPAM Public Policy Camp? Call for proposals for 2024/2025 camps will open in spring 2023. Stay tuned!

Upcoming Public Policy Camps:

March 2023