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].
Camp Registration Deadline: June 18, 2023
Camp Cancellations by Penn State
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.
Registration Cancellations and Refunds
To cancel a camper registration, email our office at [email protected]. Refunds will be made only if a written cancellation notification 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.
Camp Staff 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 to 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.
Minimizing Exposure to Transmissible Illness
It is expected that parents will adhere to the following policies in order to mitigate the spread of transmissible illnesses:
- It is my and my child’s responsibility to practice basic health, safety, and sanitation measures to avoid contracting or spreading transmissible illnesses.
- My child will not attend camp if they are symptomatic of any commonly spread transmissible illness.
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.
Penn State is committed to equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment for all persons.*
This equal access is extended to all participants of university sponsored youth programs. The needs of any participant in a youth program will be discussed privately with that child’s parent/legal guardian on a case-by-case basis with the goal of promoting a safe environment and quality experience.
Please notify our office at 570‑675‑9253 immediately if a BHT/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 Penn State-Reporting Suspected Child Abuse training.
Please contact us for details.
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.
Smoking and Tobacco Use
Penn State policy states that smoking and tobacco use is not permitted in campus buildings or on the property. The policy does allow smoking and the use of tobacco inside closed personal vehicles that are parked on Penn State property. See Penn State’s tobacco-free policy if you have any questions.
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 of 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.
Every day, each camper attending a sports camp should bring a drink with his or her name or initials written on it. Appropriate attire should be worn.
Photography and Cell Phones
We respect our campers’ right to privacy, and some parents do not give permission for photos to be taken of their children while at camp. Photography (including selfies) and other imaging on digital devices is prohibited while attending camp, including during lunch and break periods, and in restrooms or other areas where privacy is expected by participants.
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.
* It is the policy of the University to maintain an environment free of harassment and free of discrimination against any person because of their actual or perceived age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information or political ideas. Discriminatory conduct and harassment violate the dignity of individuals, impedes the realization of the University’s educational mission, and will not be tolerated.