Thank you for registering for the Summer Youth Program. We look forward to seeing you in June and July! If you have any questions, please call us at 570-675-9253 or email at [email protected].
Important COVID-19 Information
As of May 20, 2022, masking is required indoors while on campus. Guidance also includes basic health, safety, and sanitation measures (staying home when sick, washing/sanitizing hands often, etc.) in addition to wearing a face mask when directed by federal, state, or local directives (county status, public transportation, etc.) Conditions may change if the status of respective counties change (green, yellow, red).
Adherence to these protocols is expected regardless of vaccination status.
Children are not allowed to participate in the program if they:
- are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test;
- have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19;
- have experienced any symptom of illness which may be associated with COVID-19 or any of its variants; OR
- have been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
If a child falls into any of the above categories, they may nevertheless participate in the program if:
- more than five days have passed since their last close contact or symptom; AND
- they have tested negative for COVID-19 on or after the five-day mark.
Camp Registration Deadlines
Week 1 camp registration deadline: June 19, 2022
Week 2 camp registration deadline: July 3, 2022
No walk-in registrations, due to Covid-19 safety protocols.
The University reserves the right to cancel any camp due to insufficient enrollment or for other unforeseen circumstances. If a camp is cancelled, registrants will be notified immediately and registration fee refunds will be processed. Please note that the University cannot be held responsible for any other costs, charges, or expenses.
Cancellations and Refunds
Refunds will be made only if a written cancellation is received at least seven business days prior to the first day of the camp. After that, the participant or organization will be held responsible for the fee. To cancel a registration, fax your cancellation notice to 570-675-8308 or email it to [email protected].
Penn State encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at 570-675-9253 prior to the start of camp.
Please notify our office at 570-675-9253 immediately if a TSS/support worker will be accompanying your child. TSS/Support Workers accompanying a child will need the following:
- Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check (SP-164)
- Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form (CY-113)
- Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check (Criminal History Report)
- Completion of the Building a Safe Penn State: Reporting Child Abuse training.
Please contact us for details.
Background Checks and Training
All Penn State youth programs have policies in place to ensure the safety of youth participating in our programs is not compromised. All Penn State Summer Youth instructors/aides/volunteers are required to have a current Pennsylvania State Police background check, Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and go through training on an annual basis about their responsibilities including safety and security procedures. For more information, view the Information for Parents web page.
Penn State program officials will not dispense over-the-counter or prescription medications to campers. Participants will be allowed to possess and take medications on their own if permission is granted in writing by a parent or guardian. Medications must be in their original containers.
First Aid and Medical Emergencies
Penn State personnel and/or instructors may only wash cuts, apply non-latex band-aids and apply ice packs. Parents will be contacted if any injury requires medical attention. If any medical emergencies arise, the instructor will call 911.
Parents/guardians may sign up for emergency alerts via social media at PSUAlert. PSUAlert is Penn State's official emergency alerts system. To follow PSUAlert messages on Twitter and Facebook, follow the links below.
Twitter: @PSUAlertWB or @PennStateWB
Facebook: facebook.com/PSUWB 911.
Please be aware that Penn State’s Tobacco Policy prohibits smoking and the use of all other tobacco products on all Penn State campuses, except in personal vehicles.
For safety reasons, the University cannot release the names and/or phone numbers of other participants, even to those who wish to carpool.
Drop-Off and Pick-Up
You will receive a registration confirmation email prior to the start of camp containing all specific information regarding drop-off, pick-up, pre-screening and safety protocols.
Daily Check-Out: Children will ONLY be dismissed by the instructors/program aides. This is a very busy time. For security reasons, please make sure you notify the instructor that you are taking your child. If you have not already filled out the drop-off/pick-up information on the camp application and someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up your child, you MUST complete a and give it to Karen Gallia prior to the start of camp. If a camper has to leave camp before the designated time, you MUST complete the .
Lunch and Snacks
Students enrolled in a full-day camp should bring a packed lunch. Please note that we do not have the capability to heat or refrigerate lunches. All lunch periods are supervised by Penn State staff.
Snacks and beverages are not provided. However, campers are welcome to bring their own snacks and/or beverages, which may be eaten during breaks scheduled by the instructors.
Bring a drink daily with your name or initials written on it; wear appropriate attire.
Cellphones and Cameras
We respect our campers’ right to privacy. Some parents do not give us permission to take photos of their child/children while at camp. Selfies and inappropriate use of cameras, imaging, and digital devices is prohibited while attending camp, including during lunch and break periods.
Cell phones may not be used during camp or special sessions. If a parent needs to contact their child during camp for any reason, they may contact our office at 570-675-9253.
Please call 570-675-9253 if your child is not able to attend camp due to illness or any other circumstance.