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Summer Camps 2016

Summer Camps for Kids

Now is the time to start choosing summer camps for your kids. To get you started, we compiled the following:

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Summer Camp Information

Child Development & Family Council Summer Camps 2016

Our Camps, for school age children, are located at the Easterly Parkway Elementary and Penns Valley Elementary Schools.
We offer activities including exciting field trip destinations including: PA Renaissance Faire, Del Grosso’s Amusement Park, State Parks, weekly trips swimming and much more! Challenging and hands-on enrichment activities such as Arts & Crafts, Interest based projects, Science, Cooking, Indoor/Outdoor Sports and Games, Excursions and Speakers keep our children busy and engaged.
We are State Licensed, offer scholarship and subsidy programs, employ highly qualified teachers and offer nutritious snacks.
 Contact us today at 814-238-5105 for more information.


Indian Head Camp

Located in the Endless Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, Indian Head Camp has been providing young people with memorable summers since 1940. Our camp is a seven week experience where seemingly endless days bring limitless opportunities to explore, create, compete, and celebrate the wonder of being a kid. From 2nd grade onwards, you’re a part of the Indian Head Family. An Indian Head summer is an outdoor experience that provides a balanced offering of instruction and participation in land sports, aquatics, creative and performing arts and outdoor adventure and discovery. Check out more information here

Penn State Sports Camps
Penn State offers a variety of summer sports camps ranging from Rugby to Figure Skating. Sports camps are offered for athletes grades four through twelve. Costs vary, but include housing, meals, and instruction. Athletes get the opportunity to interact with others their age, and are given feedback and instruction by Penn State coaching staff in order to improve and develop skills.

You can find more information and a full list of Penn State Sport Camps here. Registration deadlines differ by camp.

International Sports Training Camp
International Sports Training Camp, located in the Pocono Mountains, is a weeklong coed sports camp. The sports-centered camp offers activities such as gymnastics, soccer, basketball and football.  Camp registration can be completed online or via mail. Available camp openings can be found online. Contact (570)-620-2267 or email [email protected] for more information.


Penn State Science Camps (Science-U)

An outreach program of the Eberly College of Science, Science-U offers day and resident camps, for kids entering grades 2 through 12. Exposing young learners to the wonders of science, Science U programs. (list of camps here)

State College YMCA

State College Area YMCA offers three different daycamps for school-aged children. Camps include Explorers (ages 5-8), Trailblazers (ages 9-12), and Tussey Mountain (ages 8-12).

The goal of the YMCA's summer day camp is to enhance physical, social, educational, and moral well-being of each camper, but more simply they want participants to have fun and build lasting friendships.

You can find more information here

Centre Region Parks and Recreation
The CRPR offers camps for children ages three (must be toilet trained) all the way up to Grade 9. Most of the camps get participants outdoors, interacting with nature. Camps include fly-fishing, kayaking, canoeing and much moret

More information on all CRPR's camps can be found here.


Camp Woodward

Located just 25 miles from State College, Camp Woodward offers summer camp programs for skateboarding, BMX, in-line skating, gymnastics, cheerleading, snowboarding/skiing, and digital media. Camp Woodward is a custom-designed overnight camp that provides some of the best facilities in the world, attracting campers and professional athletes. Camps are offered to ages 7-18 with no experience required, just an interest.

More information can be found here.


Camp Timber Tops
Located in Greeley, Pa., Camp Timber Tops is one of the oldest girls’ overnight summer camps in the United States. Camp activities include outdoor recreation, athletics, creative arts and aquatics. For more information go here.

Pine Forest Camp
Owned and operated by the same family for over 80 years, Pine Forest Camp is located in the Pocono Mountains. The co-ed overnight camp
offers sporting and fitness related activities, outdoor adventures, aquatics and creative arts. Registration can be found online. For more detailed information call (215)-887-9700 or email [email protected]

Penn State Weather Camp
Penn State's Weather Camp is a hands-on experience of the entire weather-prediction process, including the forecast. Participants will also step into the meteorologists' shoes by presenting their own TV weathercast.

You can find further information here


Shaver’s Creek
Shaver’s Creek Summer Camps offer a wide range of camps each summer for kids ages 4–15. From Wee Wonderers to Rock’n River Adventures, they have a camp to engage and excite your young outdoor explorer.

Click here for more information on specific camps and prices.

The Susquehanna Conference Camp & Retreat Ministry
Bible camps for all ages that focus o exploring the outdoors and making a "connection with God." Camp registration can be completed online at or via mail: Mulberry Drive, P. O. Box 2053, Mechanicsburg PA 17055-2053.

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