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

COVID-19 and Camp

Camp is a community and we are so glad to have you as part of it. To help keep our community as safe as possible, it is highly recommended that each family do the following:

  • get the COVID-19 vaccine if able and be fully vaccinated by the start of the camp week

All staff members are required to be vaccinated. Summer camp at Shaver’s Creek in 2022 will be in accordance with Penn State policies regarding COVID-19 and requirements from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Masking Requirements for Penn State–Sponsored Youth Programs

Updated: March 7, 2022

Masking for youth programs is now optional as non-credit programs and activities are NOT covered under the requirement for masking that remains in effect for “classrooms, labs, and other academic and creative spaces.” Only credit-bearing courses fall under the masking requirement.

The exceptions are as follow:

  1. When using public transportation
  2. If a specific facility requires masking (internal and external to Penn State)
  3. Collaborating with an Outside Organization who requires masking

What Does This Mean for Summer Camp?

Based on Penn State’s current masking policy for youth programs, masks will not be required inside or outside at any time during summer camp at Shaver’s Creek. Masks will still be required, regardless of vaccination status, when riding in busses or vans.

Additional information that is applicable to the 2022 camp season will be posted as it becomes available. Contact Tesha “Skye” Omeis at with any questions related to this topic.