Summer Youth Camps
Welcome to the 2013 camp season! As the Director of Continuing Education, I want to welcome you to our beautiful campus this summer. This summer we are pleased to offer 19 camps, for students entering grades 1-9, the weeks of July 8-12 and July 15-19. This summer we are bringing back our most popular camps as well as offering several new camps. Our theme this summer is New Experiences, New Friendships and New Knowledge. Our Continuing Education staff is dedicated to providing a safe, educational and fun camp experience for your child. Each summer we review our camp’s policies and procedures and institute any changes to better ensure the well-being of our campers. All of our instructors, camps aides, and volunteers receive training and information about their responsibilities and expectations, and all are required to pass reference and background checks, including a criminal background check and child abuse check. Our instructors and staff members supervise campers throughout their entire day on campus. During the day, campers are escorted and supervised to and from all destinations. Below I have outlined some of the measures we take to ensure all students have an enjoyable and safe camp experience. We invite you to call us at 570-675-9219 for further assistance or to answer any questions you may have about our program. Enrollment is limited in all of our camps to ensure a quality learning experience for everyone involved. We encourage you to register early.
Director, Continuing Education
2013 Summer Youth Program General Camp Information
Monday Check In (Weekly) at the Athletic and Recreation Building: Monday morning check in begins at 8:15am. Please check in no later than 8:45am. Afternoon check in begins at 12:00pm. Please check in no later than 12:15pm. If your child is registered for the full day, only the morning check in is required. Tuesday-Friday bring your child directly into the gym; the bleachers will be labeled with the camp name and the instructor will conduct a roll call/check-in.
Daily Check Out at the Athletic and Recreation Building: Children will ONLY be dismissed by the instructors/program aides from the gym. This is a very busy time. Please make sure you notify the instructor that you are taking your child. If you have not already filled out the Drop Off and Pick Up Information on the camp application and someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up your child, you MUST complete a Consent to Release Child to Another Person Permission Slip and give it to Rosemary Shaver prior to the start of camp. If a camper has to leave camp before the designated time, the parent MUST complete the Early Dismissal Permission Slip. For last minute arrangements or emergencies, please notify our office immediately with your request, at 675-9219.
Sports Camps: Bring a drink daily with your name or initials written on it; wear appropriate gym attire and athletic gear. In case of bad weather, sports camps will take place in the gym. Volleyball: Bring your knee pads and non-marking rubber sole sneakers. Golf: Bring clubs and a drink each day.
Lego® Mindstorm® Robotics and Musical Theatre: These are full-day camps. Please bring a lunch and a drink daily, as the school cafeteria will be closed. Please note we do not have the capacity to heat or refrigerate lunches/drinks.
TSS Workers: Penn State must be provided with a list of TSS workers that will be accompanying your child. Please notify our office at 675-9219 immediately if a TSS worker will be accompanying your child.
Standard of Conduct: The camp staff wants your week to be filled with exciting experiences, new friendships and fun. For this to happen, the campers must be considerate of others, participate fully in the camp program, observe camp rules, and respect the camp staff and facilities. Those that do not follow the camp guidelines may face immediate dismissal from camp and fees will be forfeited. A parent/guardian will be notified immediately and will be expected to pick up the camper.
- Children are expected to be respectful and courteous to one another, instructors/coaches, and all staff members.
- Campers are to be contained in designated areas ONLY (athletic fields, public spaces, academic buildings); no running around campus or excessive noise. Campers are restricted from certain areas of the facilities (storage rooms, equipment rooms, athletic training rooms, staff/faculty offices).
- Campers are to report on time to all scheduled activities.
- Participants are required to participate in all scheduled activities. Only a camp staff member may grant permission to be excused.
- Courteous and respectful behavior is expected at all times to all camp staff and participants.
- Campers are not permitted to leave the activity areas or go off campus unless accompanied or granted special permission by a camp staff member.
- Misuse or damage of University property is unacceptable. Charges will be assessed against participants responsible for damage or missing University property.
- Cell phones may not be used/on during class or special sessions.
- No running around campus or excessive noise.
- No heelies allowed during camp.
Medication: Penn State program officials will not dispense over-the-counter or prescription medications to participants. Participants will be allowed to possess and take medications on their own if permission is granted in writing by the parent/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 or apply ice packs. Parents will be contacted if any injury requires medical attention. If any Medical Emergencies arise, the Instructor will call 911.
Background Checks/Training: All Penn State Summer Youth Instructors/Camp Aides/Volunteers are required to have a current background check on record with the University, including a Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Check, and go through training on an annual basis about their responsibilities including safety and security procedures.
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.
Please note that 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.
Camp Cancellations: 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 (7) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access: 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, you must contact the Office of Continuing Education at 570-675-9219 prior to the start of camp.
Confidentiality: For safety reasons, the University cannot release the names and/or phone numbers of other participants, even to those who wish to carpool.
Directions: View directions here.
Thank you for registering for the Summer Youth Program. We look forward to seeing you in July! If you have any questions, please call us at 675-9219 or email at email@example.com
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