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 ShaversCreek@psu.edu. For the latest updates and information, visit: virusinfo.psu.edu.

Family Summer Programs

When: July 6, 2020 – August 2, 2020
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Looking for a fun opportunity this summer for you and your family? Just because Shaver’s Creek is closed doesn’t mean we can’t explore together! Bring your family out for a hike in the woods led by a Shaver’s Creek Naturalist for a chance to explore, discover, and learn about nature.

These hikes are special, registration-required events designed to connect your family to Shaver’s Creek during our closure.  We hope to see you soon!

Family Summer Program Details

  • The Family Summer Program is for one family/household unit and will feature a hike lasting one hour and fifteen minutes with activities and exploration.
  • A family/household unit is defined as a group of people living together. Maximum group size is seven people.
  • There is a registration fee of $10 per family/household unit per time slot. See below for time availabilities.
  • Registration must be completed online at least one day in advance. Payment is required at the time of registration.
  • We ask that families/households only register for one time slot at this time.
  • A parent or guardian of adult age is required to stay with the family/household unit for the entire duration of the program.

Self-assessment Health Check

All program participants are requested to complete a self-assessment health check before arriving at the nature center. The self-assessment must be done for each member of the family attending the hike and consists of the following:
 
  1. Have you experienced any COVID-19 symptoms (per CDC updated list):
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Or at least two of the following symptoms:
      • Fever — subjective fever (feeling feverish or temperature of 100°F or higher)
      • Chills
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Repeated shaking with chills
      • Muscle pain
      • New loss of taste or smell
  2. Check your temperature and register a temperature of less than 100°F.
All participating adults will be asked to verify during check-in that they have conducted the self-assessment and one adult responsible for any minors in the group will verify on their behalf. For our safety and yours, if a member of your group does not pass the self-assessment or has a fever of 100°F or higher, the entire group will not be able to participate in the hike.

Registration

Visit here for registration and availabilities.