Penn State encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Office for Disability Resources at (814) 372-3037 prior to the start of camp.
The University reserves the right to cancel any camp due to insufficient enrollment or for other unforeseen circumstances. If a camp is cancelled, registrants will be notified immediately and registration fee refunds will be processed. Please note that the University cannot be held responsible for any other costs, charges, or expenses.
Cancellations and Refunds
Refunds will be made only you contact our office by phone or email at least ten (10) business days prior to the first day of the camp. After that, the participant will be held responsible for the fee. To cancel a registration, call (814) 375-4715, or email [email protected].
Contacting your Child
If you need to contact your child for any reason during the class time, please call the Outreach office at (814) 375-4715.
Background Checks and Training
All Penn State youth programs have policies in place to ensure the safety of youth participating in our programs is not compromised. All Penn State Summer Youth instructors, youth counselors, and volunteers are required to have a current Pennsylvania State Police background check, Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and go through training on an annual basis about their responsibilities including safety and security procedures. For more information, view the Information for Parents web page.
Penn State program officials will not dispense over-the-counter or prescription medications to campers. Participants will be allowed to possess and take medications on their own if permission is granted in writing by a parent or guardian. Medications must be in their original containers. For additional information on medication policies, please refer to the University Medical Treatment Authorization form.
First Aid and Medical Emergencies
Penn State personnel and/or instructors may only wash cuts, apply non-latex Band-Aids and apply ice packs. Parents will be contacted if any injury requires medical attention. If any medical emergencies arise, the instructor will call 911.
Parents/guardians may sign up for emergency alerts via social media at PSUAlert.
For safety reasons, the University cannot release the names and/or phone numbers of other participants, even to those who wish to carpool.
Bring a drink daily with your name or initials written on it; wear appropriate gym attire and athletic gear. In case of bad weather, sports camps will take place in the gym.
Cellphones and Cameras
We respect our campers' right to privacy. Some parents do not give us permission to take photos of their child/children while at camp. Selfies and inappropriate use of cameras, imaging, and digital devices is prohibited while attending camp, including during lunch and break periods. Cell phones may not be used during class or special sessions.
Please call (814) 375-4715 if your child is not able to attend class due to illness or any other circumstance.
Please call (814) 375-4715 if a TSS worker will be accompanying your child.