Summer Camps

Day camps will be held during the weeks of June 10 through July 26, 2024 at Penn State Fayette’s campus.

Penn State Fayette’s Summer Youth Programs offer a wide variety of fun-filled, academic learning for youth and teens in grades 1-12. Our instructors are highly qualified, experienced professionals, who provide a fun, safe, and educational experience through innovative learning, experiments, hands-on activities, and games, with some adventure along the way!

If you are interested in working as a camp counselor or instructor, please contact Melissa Andrews at [email protected].

Lunch Provided for all Camps

Discount for families registering in three or more camps—use MULTI3 discount code.

Grades 1 through 3

Around the World in Five Days: Pack your bags, we’re going on an adventure! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a different country? In this camp, students will explore various cultures around the world from art to cuisine, and everything in between.
June 10 to 14
Cost: $189
Register for Around the World in 5 Days

Time to Design!: Time to get your creative juices flowing in this “Time to Design” camp! Each day we will be talking about how different things are designed and then coming up with our own creations. From how skyscrapers are constructed to designing your own mazes, we will spend the week making various designs and projects. We will learn different construction techniques that can be used in designs and build our own creations in this “Time to Design” camp!
June 24 to 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Register for Time to Design

In Our Summer Camp Era: Calling all Swifties! Are you ready to make the whole place shimmer during an “Enchanted” week of activities related to all things Taylor Swift? Students will participate in Taylor-themed crafts, projects, dancing, and singalongs during this “Cruel Summer” camp. You belong with us if you can’t wait to “Shake It Off” and have “The Best Day” everyday!
June 24 to 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Register for In Our Summer Camp Era

Carnival Craze: Join in the excitement of our carnival camp by learning the physics behind the magic. Students will have the opportunity to create their own carnival rides through various STEM activities. Come for a fun-filled time featuring many carnival and circus themed games, activities, arts and crafts, and more!
July 8 to 12, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Register for Carnival Craze

Every Day is a Holiday: We have all heard of Christmas in July, but get ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July, and Easter too! Get ready for a week of non-stop festive fun as we bring the magic of holidays to the heart of summer. Each day will bring a unique blend of themed activities, crafts, and games that capture the spirit of different holidays.
July 15 to 19, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Register for Every Day is a Holiday

Reasons for the Seasons: Do you have a favorite season? Do you know the reasons behind why we have different seasons and the changes in the weather? Come and discover the uniqueness of each season and do different activities and challenges for each of the different seasons! We will explore the different seasons and weather for each in this camp. We will dive into different activities, crafts, and challenges for winter, spring, summer, and fall. It will be a week of fun as we celebrate the uniqueness that each season brings!
July 22 to 26, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Register for Reasons for the Seasons

Grades 4 through 6

Welcome to the Jungle: Learn about the rainforest and the animals in it. We will create our own jungle, participate in rainforest yoga and bingo, take a virtual tour and create a diorama. Come join us for this wild adventure.
June 10 to 14, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Register for Welcome to the Jungle

Animal Kingdom: It is time to let out your wild side and explore the Animal Kingdom. This week we will be learning about animals through projects, crafts, and more. From the wilds of the jungle to our own backyard, we will discover the animals that inhabit our world and walk alongside us.
June 24 to 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Register for Animal Kingdom

Camp Colonial: This week is all about America’s first president George Washington. Students will be learning about Washington in the French and Indian war as well as Washington’s role in the founding of our country.
June 24 to 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Register for Camp Colonial

This Blue Earth: This week we will be showing love to our home sweet home, Earth! From experiments to art to nature walks, we will find many ways to appreciate and care for our world, and truly enjoy the things it offers us.
July 8 to 12, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Register for This Blue Earth

Let’s Go Camping: Ready to spend some time in the great outdoors? We will plan our trip, supplies (including planning a menu), and equipment, and make a map of the camp. Campers will get to design a camp t-shirt, make a pet rock, write and tell funny tales from camp, go to canoe school to learn what makes a boat float, and play a “Lights Out” math game.
July 8 to 12, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Register for Let’s Go Camping

Holiday Hoopla: Experience a full year in just one week of camp. We will bring the magic of the year’s holidays in just five days! From winter holidays to Halloween to St. Patrick’s Day, the celebrations will be off the charts!
July 15 to 19, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Register for Holiday Hoopla

Ahoy, Mateys!: Arrrghh! Learn about the history and life of a pirate! Students will enjoy a week of making foam hats, learning and writing their own sea shanties, and designing and naming their own pirate ship. Hop aboard our pirate ship and let’s set off to sea during this week of adventure!
July 15 to 19, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Costs: $189
Register for Ahoy, Mateys

Watt About Energy?: Students investigate electricity and magnetism as related effects and engage in engineering design while learning useful applications of electromagnetism in everyday life. Students conduct controlled experiments by incrementally changing variables to determine how to make an electromagnet stronger. They investigate how the amount of energy transfer changes when balls of different masses hit a stationary object. Students explore energy transfer through waves (repeating patterns of motion) that results in sound and motion. They gather information about how energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and how that affects the environment. They explore alternative sources of energy that use renewal resources.
July 22 to 26, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Register for Watt About Energy

A Beach Day Shore Sounds Fun?: Let’s head to the beach where we can design a sandcastle, make an ocean wave painting, learn about and make some ocean creatures, and create a waterslide. We will also have fun with beach balls by creating a device to carry the beach ball like a torch, build a tower from index cards to place the ball on, and other fun things!
July 22 to 26, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Register for A Beach Day Shore Sounds Fun

Grades 8-11

A Summer in the Sharktank!–Penn State’s version of the “Shark Tank.” Students will explore entrepreneurial activities, design a new product/service and develop a business pitch. Explore entrepreneurial jobs and talk to businesses in the field.
July 22-26, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
This camp is being sponsored in part by the Fayette LaunchBox. The Fayette LaunchBox is a no-cost business accelerator designed to connect early-stage startups with the resources and support necessary for growth. To learn more about the Fayette LaunchBox visit our website at
Register for A Summer in the Sharktank

Grades 9-12

Penn State Bookstore STEM Camp-The STEM camp is a week of hands-on educational programming that will focus on the practical application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in everyday life. This camp is designed for students entering ninth to twelfth grades. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate on academic exploration with Penn State faculty and industry professionals in project-based activities that foster creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
June 24 to 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Register for STEM Camp

Sport Camp—Girls Graduating in 2024, 2025, and 2026

Girls Basketball Camp–This Prospect Day is a great experience for prospective players to get an idea of what it takes to be a student-athlete at Penn State Fayette University. Players will get the opportunity to work with the coaching staff and ask players questions. This will be a high intensity camp, so prospects have a better understanding of what it takes to compete at the college level. Attending Prospect Day will give each player an opportunity to see all Penn State Fayette has to offer them on the court and in the classroom. All players will leave with a better understanding of what makes Fayette and its Women's Basketball program unique.
The Prospect Day is open to any high school girl that may be interested in playing basketball at Penn State Fayette. All prospective players will be evaluated, and the information sent to them.
June 30, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $55
Registration deadline June 16, 2024
Register for Prospect Day

If you have questions regarding the online registration process or experience difficulties with registration, please contact the Non-Credit Registration Office at 814-867-4973 or [email protected] for assistance.

For questions regarding the camps, contact the Penn State Fayette Office of Outreach and Continuing Education staff.

Lynne Roy
Summer Youth Camp Coordinator
[email protected]

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel a camp registration, please notify Penn State Fayette, Office of Outreach and Continuing Education, in writing a minimum of one week in advance of the start of the camp. A course fee refund is subject to a $20 administrative fee for the cancellation of the camp. No refund will be issued after start date.

Currently planning on-campus, face-to-face camps for all grades. This is subject to change due to COVID-19 health and safety regulations.

To sign up for additional communication, email [email protected] or call 724-430-4211

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