Please check the Penn State Health Guidelines page for the latest information about masking and the University’s ongoing COVID-19 response.

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!

Wee WonderersWee Wonderers
Wee Wonderers - Ages: 4–5 (preschool/kindergarten)
In this all-day camp, preschoolers and kindergartners will explore different habitats.
Discovery CampDiscovery Camp
Discovery Camp - Ages: 6–8, entering first through third grades
Campers will delve into the amazing world of plants through hands-on activities, games, and exploration.
Explorer CampExplorer Camp
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 reptiles.
InvestigatorsInvestigators Camp
Investigators - Ages: 12–14
In 2022, Investigators will focus on the identification of lichen and learn how to dye items using this incredibly unique organism.
Leaders-in-TrainingLeaders-in-Training
Leaders-in-Training - Ages: 14–17
A leadership opportunity for high school students to provide positive outdoor experiences for young campers!

Safety Plan

For general information regarding youth programs at Penn State, please visit the Office of Ethics and Compliance Information for Parents page.