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.

Changes to Summer Camp Capacity in 2021

Due to COVID, our maximum capacity for campers each week has decreased significantly. We thank you for understanding this change, as it meets current statewide restrictions and creates a safer environment for everyone.

Camp Registration

Registration will open March 1, 2021.

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.

COVID-19 Information

In accordance with all University health and safety stipulations concerning Youth Programs, Shaver’s Creek has constructed a plan to keep everyone safe during summer camps. Please familiarize yourself with the plan’s practices

  • 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
    Due to COVID, Boats and Boots will not occur in 2021. Check back for its fantastic return in 2022!
  • Investigators - Ages: 12–14
    The 2021 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!