Thank you for registering for the Summer Youth Program. We look forward to seeing this summer! If you have any questions, please call us at 724-773-3700 or email at [email protected].
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, email [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 724-773-3700 prior to the start of camp.
Please notify our office at 724-773-3700 immediately if a TSS worker will be accompanying your child.
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.
PSUAlert is Penn State's official emergency alerts system. Parents/guardians may sign up for emergency alerts via cell phone and/or email at PSUAlert. Alerts are also posted via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
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
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. Campers will only be released to those individuals who are listed on the drop off/pick up information that was entered upon registration.
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.
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 724-773-3700 or [email protected].
Please call 724-773-3700 or [email protected] if your child is not able to attend camp due to illness or any other circumstance.