Summer Camps

Looking Forward to Summer 2022!
Campers

Summer is right around the corner, and Centre Region Parks and Recreation's Summer Camps registration opened on February 1, 2022!  Please feel free to browse our wide selection of Summer Day Camps below.  We are excited for another summer full of fun and making memories!  Be sure to DOWNLOAD the Summer Camp Guide to keep on-hand.  We'll continue to update this Guide as we add more camp information.  

Create your household account in our new RecDesk software at www.crpr.recdesk.com so that you'll be ready for registration when it opens.  Need assistance? Don't worry! Our staff is here to help with every step. Please contact us Monday through Friday, 8 AM-12 PM and 1-5 PM at 814-231-3071, crpr@crcog.net.   


Rec in the Parks Camp  

Monday-Friday (Week #4 - No camp on Monday, 7/4.)Playing cards on the bridge
9:30 AM-3 PM
Rising 1st-5th Graders
$165 Resident / $248 Non-Residents
Week #3:  June 27-July 1:  Orchard Park:      Beach Week!
Week #4:  July 5-8:      Orchard Park:             Holidaze week!

Week #5:  July 11-15:  Spring Creek Park:     Space Odyssey Week!
Week #6:  July 18-22:  Spring Creek Park:     Where in the World Week!
Week #7:  July 25-29:  Orchard Park:              Wacky Science Week!
Week #8:  August 1-5: Orchard Park:              Best of the Best Week!Campers playing

2021 was a successful summer for our Rec In The Parks Summer Camp program and we are thrilled to bring it back in 2022! We have lots of fun planned for this summer, with opportunities for rising 1st-5th grade campers, to enjoy healthy and safe activities, wild and crazy games, and awesome arts and crafts, with time for lunch built-in. This is a walk-in/bike-in/drop-off program, and camp will be held outdoors every day.

Rec In The Parks will be held at two parks throughout the summer, rotating every 2 weeks. For the camp weeks held at Orchard Park, campers will swim at Welch Community Pool on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Weeks at Spring Creek Park will have water fun every day in the creek! Try one week or try them all!  All health and safety protocols will be enforced based on the guidelines from the CDC, the PA Dept. of Health, and the American Camp Association.

This year's Rec In The Parks Summer Camp is sponsored by
stuckey mitsubishi


Outdoor Explorer Campoutdoor explorer camp

June 13 – 17- Register Now!
June 20-24  – Register Now!
June 27- July 1 Register Now!
July 11-15 – Register Now!
July 18-22 – Register Now!

1-5 PM
Ages 10-14
$195 Residents / $292 Non-Residents

For adventurers who wish to explore unique habitats within the Centre Region. During this exciting camp, hikers will discover birds, native plants, and waterways at various recreation areas. Great mini adventures at places you can explore with a daypack. Children should be prepared to hike on the first day and to spend each afternoon exploring different environments. Please dress for the weather. Families are asked to drop off and pick up their child(ren) at different trailhead locations each day.


Knee-High Naturalist Camp

June 13–17 - AM Session - Register Now!knee high naturalist
June 13–17 - PM Session - Register Now!
June 20-24 - AM Session – Register Now!
June 20-24 - PM Session – Register Now!
June 27- July 1 - AM Session – Register Now!
June 27- July 1 - PM Session – Register Now!
July 5-8 - AM Session – Register Now!
July 5-8 - PM Session – Cancelled
July 11-15 - AM Session – Register Now!
July 11-15 - PM Session - Register Now!
July 18-22 - AM Session – Register Now!
July 18-22 - PM Session – Register Now!

AM Session 9 AM-12 PM
PM Session 1:30-4:30 PM
Ages 3-5
$165 Residents / $247 Non-Residents
Week of July 5-8 (4-day camp) $150 Residents; $225 Non-Residents
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

For the young adventurer who is excited about getting hands-on with nature! Come to Millbrook Marsh to discover wonders of the outdoors through leader-led activities, games, songs, and unstructured nature play. Children will explore the marsh and learn about some of the animals and plants that inhabit the wetland ecosystem. Please dress for the weather and plan to get messy! Ages 3-5yrs; must be potty trained. Each week of camp is different so register for one week, a few weeks, or all! 


Soccer Shots Day CampsSoccer Shots Logo

Centre Region Parks and Recreation and Soccer Shots are excited to partner and provide children with an opportunity to develop their soccer skills, their character, and their creativity. Centered around a weekly theme, children are provided with fun activities that include soccer games as well as a variety of other age-appropriate learning such as crafts, team-building exercises, snack time, or even reading. Children will be encouraged to participate in daily themes, and each camp will conclude with a celebration of the children’s hard work.

Space Camp!
Monday-Thursday, July 18-21 (Friday is reserved for weather make-up)
4-5 yrs. - AM Camp:  9-10:15 AM - Register Now!
4-5 yrs. - PM Camp:  5-6:15 PM - Register Now!
6-8 yrs. - AM Camp: 10:30 AM-12 PM - Register Now!
6-8 yrs. - PM Camp: 6:30-8 PM - Register Now!

Ages 4-8 yrs.
Sunset Park
$93 Residents / $139 Non-Residents

Get ready for your journey to outer space with Soccer Shots! During this camp, we will talk about rocket ships, NASA, stars, and planets as we work hard to build our soccer skills! This camp will help us focus on the beauty around us and shoot for the stars!

Carry the Torch Camp!
Monday-Thursday, August 1-4 (Friday is reserved for weather make-up)
4-5 yrs. - AM Camp:  9-10:15 AM - Register Now!
4-5 yrs. - PM Camp:  5-6:15 PM - Register Now!
6-8 yrs. - AM Camp: 10:30 AM-12 PM - Register Now!
6-8 yrs. - PM Camp: 6:30-8 PM - Register Now! 

Ages 4-8 yrs.
Sunset Park
$93 Residents / $139 Non-Residents

Soccer Shots is celebrating the greatest global sporting event and we want you to join in on the fun! During this camp, we will talk about the Olympics and learn about other countries/cultures! We will concentrate specifically on the Winter Games to help us stay cool this summer and celebrate our own Olympic efforts!


Bricks4Kidz Summer CampsB4K Logo

Centre Region Parks and Recreation is once again partnering with the local Bricks4Kidz and offering a variety of half-day and full-day camps this summer.  All camps are held at Holmes-Foster Park and will include a whole lot of building and creativity, but also lots of playing and fun!  

Bricks4Kidz:  Game On Camp! (Morning Only)Game On Logo
Monday-Friday, July 18-22 - Register Now!
9 AM-12 PM
Ages 6-12
$150 Residents / $225 Non-Residents
Holmes-Foster Park Pavilion #1 (upper)

For many kids today, it’s all about the world of online video games and apps. In this interactive summer camp, campers will use LEGO® bricks and technical components to create and build different characters and relevant models from their favorite video games. Themes such as Super Mario Bros., Roblox, Bey Blades, Pokémon, and Minecraft come to life through our models, mosaics, and 3D art all made from LEGO® bricks. Don’t forget classic Nintendo and themes such as Duck Hunt, Pac-Man, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Each day will be a new adventure as the virtual and LEGO® worlds combine.

Bricks4Kidz:  Space Adventures Camp (Afternoon Only)
Monday-Friday, July 18-22 - Register Now!Space Adventures Logo
1-4 PM
Ages 6-12
$150 Residents / $225 Non-Residents
Holmes-Foster Park Pavilion #1 (upper)

Come aboard for an adventurous journey through Space! Inspired by NASA and Star Wars, this camp is full of models that will make your imagination blast off! Campers will learn about real-life Space Exploration and build models related to Star Wars and the NASA Space Program. Each class includes Star Wars-themed models, games and challenges. Using LEGO® bricks and technical components, kids can create a Battle in Space model, an Orbiter, and a Space Robot! They will have an opportunity to create a Rocket and a Rebel Fighter! This camp provides the spark for creativity and imagination to take off on an adventure that’s out of this world!!

Bricks4Kidz:  Game On & Space Adventures (Full Day)
Monday-Friday, July 18-22- Register Now!
9 AM-4 PM
Ages 6-12
$250 Residents / $375 Non-Residents
Holmes-Foster Park Pavilion #1 (upper)

Morning camp will have campers diving into the world of online video games and apps.  This interactive camp will use LEGO bricks and technical 
components to build and create characters and models from their favorite games:  Super Mario Bros, Roblox, Bey Blades, Minecraft, and more!  The 
afternoon camp will take campers on an adventurous journey through space!  Inspired through NASA and Star Wars, campers learn about real-life space exploration and build related models.  Campers staying for both camps will eat lunch in between.  Please pack a lunch and drink.  Instructor:  Lynn Pelchar, Bricks4Kids Staff

Bricks4Kidz:  Movie Mash-Up Camp (Morning Only)Movie Mashup Logo
Monday-Friday, Aug 8-12- Register Now!
9 AM-12 PM
Ages 6-12
$150 Residents / $225 Non-Residents
Holmes-Foster Park Pavilion #1 (upper)

This camp is filled with a variety of cool motorized models, 3D figures, and mosaics from your favorite movies.  LEGO enthusiasts will build to infinity and beyond with Buzz, Woody, Jessie, and their friends' pig, dinosaur, and Potato Head.  Using LEGO technic pieces, students will create a movie camera and a Police Alligator.  There is an abundance of models that pair well with many popular movies, so we'll take a survey of our campers to factor in requests as we plan out the week. Students will explore concepts of engineering and architecture as they use LEGO bricks and technical pieces to create specially-designed models.  This experience is packed with building and imagination!  We'll have time for some crafts, stories, free building, and games.  Campers should bring a nut-free snack and water bottle each day. 


Code Wiz Camps

Put on your thinking caps for another summer of live online CodeWiz Coding Camps!  Our Agency is excited to partner again with Code Wiz to offer a wide array of sumCode Wiz Logomer STEM camps.  The camps are divided into age and ability groups this year:
Foundational Camps for ages 6-12 yrs.
Game Design and Development Camps for ages 10-16 yrs
Advanced Camps for ages 10+. 
If you have questions about where your child might fit best, please contact Beth Lee, Recreation Supervisor at clee@crcog.net

Game-Based Python
Monday-Thursday, June 27-30- Register Now!
1-3:30 PM
Ages 6-12
$250 Residents / $375 Non-Residents
Live Online through Zoom

Do you love playing games? Do you want to learn how to code? Well, you are in the right place! In our Game-Based Python course, you'll learn to code by playing a game and solving coding puzzles that get increasingly challenging. As you go, you'll get to create your own game in Python using the skills and problem-solving skills you have just gained!

Camp Outcomes: By the end of the camp, each camper will have an understanding of Python programming language in a visual format. They will have built their own games and they will have learned problem-solving and basic coding concepts such as variables, conditionals, loops, function and so much more.

Modding with Minecraft
Monday-Thursday, June 27-30- Register Now!
1-3:30 PM
Ages 10-16
$250 Residents / $375 Non-Residents
Live Online through Zoom

Explore, create or survive! Mine deep into the Minecraft world and create the future! In this creative camp, challenge the odds, craft your own kinds of weapons and build dream worlds using code. Do this while also learning fundamental programming concepts, level design, and problem-solving skills. You will make use of ready-made coding blocks to create mini versions of Minecraft games.

Design Website with HTML/CSS
Monday-Thursday, June 27-30- Register Now!
1-3:30 PM
Ages 10 & older
$250 Residents / $375 Non-Residents
Live Online through Zoom

HTML is the building block of every website. If you have an appreciation for good design and have an artistic flair, this would be for you! Learn how to build dynamic, engaging, and interactive websites of your choice with an understanding of the HTML framework. You'll start from a simple web page to creating more complex multi-page websites using cascading style sheets(CSS) for design and the bootstrap framework to make your website mobile-friendly!

Build Epic Worlds Together in Minecraft
Monday-Thursday, July 11-14 - Register Now!
1-3:30 PM
Ages 6-12
$250 Residents / $375 Non-Residents
Live Online through Zoom

In our Minecraft World Builder course, you will learn how to run a city, manage money, protect the environment, all within the 3D world of Minecraft! This course is not coding-based but a platform for you to learn more about real-world economics, city planning, and life management! In Minecraft World Builder, you will be a part of a committee and learn to manage money by building onto your ever-growing city with your peers!

Design Your Own Roblox Game
Monday-Thursday, July 11-14 - Register Now!
1-3:30 PM
Ages 10-16
$250 Residents / $375 Non-Residents
Live Online through Zoom

Anyone can build a game in Roblox! Roblox studio has all the tools to make your wildest gaming imaginations a reality. You tell us what game you want to make and we'll teach you the fundamentals and coach you through bringing that game to life! Whether you're new to coding or have some experience, you will be challenged and have fun while bringing your game to life. Through drag and drop techniques or pure scripting, you’ll be creating extensions to the Roblox game while fostering your creativity and learning real-world computer coding.

Explore the world of Artificial Intelligence
Monday-Thursday, July 11-14 - Register Now!
1-3:30 PM
Ages 10 & older
$250 Residents / $375 Non-Residents
Live Online through Zoom

You need to have a strong understanding of two programming concepts, multidimensional arrays, and functions. If you do not have this, please consider taking our Python/Java Camps. AI is one of the technology drivers that is shaping our world today. It is important that young people have an understanding of this technology to further innovation, have intelligent conversations, and make informed decisions on the proper use of AI. In our AI course, you'll learn the basics of AI, which include robotics, machine learning, reasoning, natural language processing, and computer vision. Another benefit of this course is that it will look great on your college applications! This is a win-win!

Make Your Own Games & Animations
Monday-Thursday, August 15-18 - Register Now!
1-3:30 PM
Ages 6-12
$250 Residents / $375 Non-Residents
Live Online through Zoom

Dive into the world of code by coding your own space shooter games, trivia games, music bands, beautiful computer-generated art, and math simulations, or tell a story! Coding can be for kids of all ages! Even beginners who have no prior coding experience before are able to jump in and learn too! Kids learn to code using visual code blocks that represent real programming concepts that scale from easy to advanced. They learn about sequencing, loops, infinite loops, conditionals, events, and more. With our Drag and Drop Platform, kids learn to code by creating their own games!

2D & 3D Game Development with Unity
Monday-Thursday, August 15-18 - Register Now!
1-3:30 PM
Ages 10-16
$250 Residents / $375 Non-Residents
Live Online through Zoom

Gaming will never be the same again! In our 2D & 3D Game Design camp, you'll use the popular Unity platform to make your own realistic game assets. You'll learn various techniques such as animation, modeling, texturing, and rendering complex 3D models to make fun, multi-level games. At the end of the course, you will move from beginner to expert level!

Python & Java Programming
Monday-Thursday, August 15-18 - Register Now!
1-3:30 PM
Ages 10 & older
$250 Residents / $375 Non-Residents
Live Online through Zoom

This camp will teach students text-based coding languages, and expand their knowledge as they gain proficiency in foundational coding concepts, while also learning all the exciting applications of code by building their own projects and programs.

  • Python is used by some of the largest tech companies in the world! Python provides a gentle introduction to text-based coding navigating complex computational problems. Projects include word-based games, scripts, and mathematical simulations.
  • Java will expand your knowledge and skillset with object-oriented programming in Java. Learn the basics and advance to learning about objects, methods, classes, and use that to create card game simulations, parking garage software, and basically any simulation that requires object interaction.

Broadway Musical Camps

Celebrate the joy of Broadway with us in Happy Valley! Students will not even realize that they are taking acting, singing, and dance lessons because they will be too distracted by all of the fun! Join us and discover why so many parents credit Recreational Arts for instilling a love for Musical Theater in their children.

Peter Pan
Monday-Friday, July 11-15 - Register Now! (Registration will open at 8 AM on 3/15/22!)Peter Pan Broadway Image
9 AM-3 PM
Ages 6-9 (Rising 1st-3rd Grades)
Fees:  $195R/$293NR
Location:  Mt. Nittany MIddle School Auditorium

This exciting Musical Theatre camp will feature your favorite songs from PETER PAN. Vocal, acting, and ance lessons will be enhanced by fun theatre games and activities. On the last day of camp, family and friends will be amazed by a performance of "I Won't Grow Up," "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," and "Never Never Land" in a medley by Mac Huff. This camp is for kids who love to sing, or who would like to try!

Shrek
Monday-Friday, July 11-15 - Register Now!  (Registration will open at 8 AM on 3/15/22!)Shrek Musical image
9 AM-3 PM
Ages 10-14 (Rising 4th-8th Grades)
Fees:  $195R/$293NR
Location: Mt. Nittany MIddle School Auditorium

This acting, singing, and dance camp will feature the hit music from the Broadway hit, Shrek! Daily lessons and rehearsals will be enhanced by fun theatre games and activities. Our hard work will culminate in a performance of "Freak Flag," "Make A Move," "Travel Song," "What’s Up, Duloc?," "When Words Fail," and "Who I’d Be" from a medley by Jeanine Tesori and Mark A. Brymer. This camp is designed for kids who love to perform, and for kids who would like to try it out!


Wonderful Wetlands Camp

July 25 – 29 - Register Now!wetlands camp
August 1 – 5 - Register Now!
August 8 – 12 - Register Now!

Regular Camp Hours: 9 AM- 3 PM
Extended Camp Hours: 8:30 AM- 4 PM  (Please use the add-on feature when registering for extended hours.)

Ages 5-11
$198 Residents / $297 Non-Residents
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
(*Program drop-off location may move to Spring Creek Park due to facility construction at the Nature Center. Participants will be notified of the change once a construction timeline has been defined.*)

This action-packed, exciting camp, hosted by Millbrook Marsh, offers nature exploration and hands-on learning mixed with fun games, creative crafts, and recreational activities all while learning about wetlands and the natural world. Children should dress for the weather.


Tennis Camp - Beginner/Intermediate (9-11 yrs.)


In this four-day tennis camp, players will participate in age appropriate drills and games to develop their tennis skills. These activities will help players improve their forehand, backhand, and volleys, as well as footwork and overall tennis performance. Additionally, players will have the opportunity to play singles/doubles against opponents to strengthen match play. Rain make-up will be Friday, if needed.  If a child has a racquet, they should bring it with them; if not, racquets will be provided. 2021 Youth Tennis
DATES:            Monday-Thursday, July 25-28        
TIME:               9:30-11 AM
AGES:              9-11 years              
FEES;              $80R / $120NR
LOCATION:     Spring Creek Park Tennis Courts        
PROGRAM:    LINK


Tennis Camp - Beginner/Intermediate (12-14 yrs.)


In this four-day tennis camp, players will participate in age appropriate drills and games to develop their tennis skills. These activities will help players improve their forehand, backhand, and volleys, as well as footwork and overall tennis performance. Additionally, players will have the opportunity to play singles/doubles against opponents to strengthen match play. Rain make-up will be Friday, if needed.  If a child has a racquet, they should bring it with them; if not, racquets will be provided.

DATES:            Monday-Thursday, August 8-11        
TIME:               9:30-11 AM
AGES:             12-14 yrs.              
 FEES;             $80R / $120NR
LOCATION:     Spring Creek Park Tennis Courts        
PROGRAM:     LINK 

State College Community Theatre Academy
 
Centre Region Parks and Recreation is thrilled to partner with the State College Community Theatre program to offer the SCCT Academy for the summer of 2022! At the State College Community Theatre State College Community Theatre Academy, we teach Life Skills through Stage Skills. Our goal is to teach valuable theatre skills, including acting, building character, improvisation, musical theatre, and backstage production work. We focus on building foundations and fundamentals of theatre for our younger students and enhancing skills for our older students. Our students will leave with a stronger knowledge of the craft of theatre and will learn life lessons in creativity, teamwork, focus, and communication. The skills learned throughout the Academy will be combined into an end-of-camp performance for family and friends to enjoy! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or this will be your first time ever on stage, there’s a place for you at the Academy! PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-week camp program!  Instructor: Kerry Clancy, State College Community Theatre Staff.
 
 
SESSIONDATETIMEAGESLOCATIONFEESPROGRAM
MorningJuly 25-August 58:30 AM-12 PM (Half Day)Rising 1st-3rd GradersHolmes-Foster Park, Pavilion #1 (Upper)$200R / $300NR43366
AfternoonJuly 25-August 51-4:30 PM (Half Day)Rising 1st-3rd GradersHolmes-Foster Park, Pavilion #1 (Upper)$200R / $300NR43367
Full DayJuly 25-August 58:30 AM-4:30 PMRising 1st-3rd GradersHolmes-Foster Park, Pavilion #1 (Upper)$320R / $480 NR43368
Full DayJuly 25-August 58:30 AM-4:30 PMRising 4th-8th GradersHolmes-Foster Park, Pavilion #1 (Upper)$320R / $480 NR43369