Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center is closed as part of Penn State’s efforts to maintain public health and safety in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. For questions about cancellations, program changes, or virtual delivery due to the coronavirus pandemic, please contact us at For the latest updates and information, visit:

Summer Camps

We offer a wide range of camps each summer for kids ages 4–14. At Shaver’s Creek, we’ve been inspiring discovery since 1976! To allow as many families in our community to enroll in Shaver’s Creek summer camps as possible, please limit your camp purchases to one week per child.

Camp Registration

All summer camp programming has been cancelled in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This decision has been made with the health and well-being of our community in mind.

Member Discount: If you’re not a member, join today to receive discounts on camp registration.

Before you register: do you know your username and password from last year? You’ll need to login to your membership to register for camp if you want to receive your membership discount. Send a password reset to your email or see our camp FAQ for more details.

  • Wee Wonderers ages 4-5 Wee Wonderers - Ages: 4–5 (preschool/kindergarten)
    In this all day camp, preschoolers and kindergartners will explore their five senses.
  • Discovery campers in the woods Discovery Camp - Ages: 6–8, entering first through third grades
    Campers will delve into the wild, wonderful world of birds through hands-on activities, games, and exploration.
  • Three happy Explorer campers smiling up at the camera Explorer Camp - Ages: 9–11, entering fourth through sixth grades
    Explorers will venture along the trails around Shaver’s woods, traveling further than their Discovery Camper counterparts, in their quest to discover all they can about mammals.
  • Boats and Boots Camp Boats and Boots - Ages: 12–14
    Boats and Boots is the revamped version of our Rock'n River high adventure program! Experience caving, high ropes, boats, hiking, and swimming at Whipple Dam. Experience different places than in 2019.
  • Investigators - Ages: 12–14
    The 2020 Investigators Camp will focus on the identification of fungi and ways to prepare it in cooking. Campers will learn how to safely and consistently identify a number of local species.
  • Leaders-in-Training - Ages: 14–17
    A leadership opportunity for high school students to provide positive outdoor experiences for young campers!