In order to protect our resident birds from the ongoing avian influenza outbreak, ALL visitors are required to use the disinfecting mats located at the main entrance of the Klingsberg Aviary. Thank you for doing your part to help our Avian Ambassadors stay safe and healthy! Learn more

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 their five senses.
Discovery CampDiscovery Camp
Discovery Camp - Ages: 6–8, entering first through third grades
Campers will delve into the amazing world of insects 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 amphibians.
InvestigatorsInvestigators Camp
Investigators - Ages: 12–14
In 2023, Investigators will focus on the identification of herbs and learn about their uses through hands-on experiences.
Leaders-in-Training - Ages: 14–17
A leadership opportunity for high school students to provide positive outdoor experiences for young campers!

Safety Plan

All Penn State youth programs have policies in place to ensure the safety of youth participants. Read more important information for parents/guardians.