Summer Camps

KidVenture Camp

Registration for Summer Camp opens at 8 AM on February 1, 2024. We are excited for another summer full of fun and making memories! Stop back frequently to learn more about upcoming camps.  

Get Ahead Before Registration Day! 


Get ahead, by completing these simple steps! First, create a household account in RecDesk and then complete a Health & Safety Form (listed as a program) before registration opens on February 1st.  Creating a household account and completing a Health & Safety Form before camp registration will ease the process on registration day. Please complete one Health & Safety Form per child; there is no fee to complete this step of the process. Need assistance? Don't worry! Our staff is here to help with every step.

  • camp informational guideSummer Camps - Call CRPR staff Monday through Friday, 8 AM-12 PM or 1-5 PM at (814) 231-3071 or email crpr@crcog.net.
  • Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Camps - Call Nature Center staff Monday through Friday, 9 AM-12 PM and 1-4 PM at (814) 235-7819 or email mmnc@crcog.net.
  • Senior (55+) Summer Camp - Call AAC staff Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 3 PM at (814) 231-3076 or email activeadults@crcog.net 

Click on the blue sunglasses (on the right) to learn more about registration and Camp Policies!


Nature Wanderers CampNature Wanderers

Week 1: June 10 - June 14 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM
Week 2: June 17, 18, 20, and 21 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM (fees adjusted)
Week 3: July 1, 2, 3, and 5 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM (fees adjusted)
Week 4: July 8 - 12 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM 
Week 5: July 15 - 19 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM 
12:30-4:30 PM
Ages 10-14 Years 
$195 Resident; $292 Non-Resident
Designated Trailheads in Centre County 

For curious kids who want to explore unique habitats within the Centre Region. During this educational camp, explorers will learn about birds, native plants, and waterways at various recreation areas. Also, hikers will have nature mindfulness sessions, poetry opportunities, and nature journaling time each day! 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 with an open mind and heart. Please dress for the weather. Families are asked to drop off and pick up their child(ren) at each trailhead location. Locations will be within 25 miles of Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. You will be notified of the locations one week before the start of camp. Please bring a snack, water, and appropriate hiking shoes.


Kidz Kamp 
Campers playing mini golf

Monday-Friday, June 17-August 9 (No camp on Wednesday, 6/19 & 7/4)   Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM
Regular Hours:  9 AM-4 PM
Extended Hours: 8:30 AM-5 PM 
Rising 1st-5th Graders
Park Forest Elementary - NEW LOCATION!!!!!
$205 Resident / $307 Non-Resident - Regular Hours
     Extended Hours +$25 (Please use the "Add-On" feature during registration for Extended Hours)

Kidz Kamp is a weekly, theme-focused day camp where kids are encouraged to develop a sense of independence, gain self-confidence, develop a variety of social skills, and most of all, have FUN!  Each week is filled with incredible field trips, hours of swimming, various games, exciting guests, creative crafts, special events, and theme-based activities. All with time for lunch built in.  Try one week or try them all!   Children should bring the following each day:
• Lunch • Sunscreen • Swimsuit • Towel • Water bottle • Snack

Week/Dates

Theme

Field Trip

Fee

Week 1:

June 17-21 (no camp 6/19)

Pirates and Mermaids Week

Spring Creek Park -Creek fun and s'mores

$165R / $247NR

Ext. hours + $20 at registration

Week 2

June 24-28

Sports of All Sorts Week

Little League World Series Museum

$205R / $307NR

Ext. hours + $25 at registration

Week 3

July 1-5 (no camp 7/4)

Farm Fun Week

Penn State Dairy Farm

$165R / $247NR

Ext. hours + $20 at registration

Week 4

July 8-12

 Harry Potter Week

Discovery Space

$205R / $307NR

Ext. hours + $25 at registration

Week 5

July 15-19

Passport to Fun Week

Get Air!

$205R / $307NR

Ext. hours + $25 at registration

Week 6

July 22-26

Lost in Space Week

Movie at the State Theatre

$205R / $307NR

Ext. hours + $25 at registration

Week 7

July 29-August 2

Outdoor Explorers Week

Beach day at Greenwood Furnace State Park

$205R / $307NR

Ext. hours + $25 at registration

Week 8

August 5-9

Kamp Olympics Week

Bowling & Talleyrand Park

$205R / $307NR

Ext. hours + $25 at registration

 


Knee High Naturalists Camp
Knee High Naturalists

Mornings or afternoons
Ages 3-5 Years 
$140 Resident / $210 Non-Resident
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center 

For the young adventurer who is excited about getting hands-on with nature! Come to Millbrook Marsh to discover the 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! Must be potty trained. Each week of camp is different so register for one week, a few weeks, or all!

Mornings 9 AM - 12 PMAfternoons 1:30 - 4:30 PM 
Week 1: June 17, 18, 20, 21 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM (fees adjusted)Week 1: June 17, 18, 20, 21 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM (fees adjusted)
Week 2: June 24 - 28 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AMWeek 2: June 24 - 28 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM
Week 3: July 1, 2, 3, 5 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM (fees adjusted)Week 3: July 1, 2, 3, 5 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM (fees adjusted)
Week 4: July 8 - 12 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM 

Soccer Shots Summer CampKayak Camp

Monday-Thursday; June 17-21 (omit 6/19)
Monday-Thursday, July 22-25

9:15-10:15 AM - 4 & 5 year olds
10:30-Noon - 6-8 year olds
Ages 4&5 Years - $56 Resident / $84 Non-Resident
Ages 6-8 years - $84 Resident / $126 Non-Resident
Sunset Park

Soccer Shots Camps provide children with an opportunity to develop their soccer skills, their character, and their creativity. Centered around a theme, children are provided with fun, age-appropriate activities. Children will be encouraged to participate in daily themes, and each camp will conclude with a celebration of the children’s hard work.  Fridays are reserved for weather make-up days. 

Ages

Mornings 9:15-10:15 AM

Evenings 5:30-6:30 PM

4&5 years

June 17-21 (omit 6/19) Register Feb. 1 at 8 am

June 17-21 (omit 6/19) Register Feb. 1 at 8 am

4&5 years

July 22-25 Register Feb. 1 at 8 am

July 22-25 Register Feb. 1 at 8 am

                    Ages                                                                           Mornings 10:30 AM-Noon Evenings 6:45-8:15 PM

6-8 years

June 17-21 (omit 6/19) Register Feb. 1 at 8 am

June 17-21 (omit 6/19) Register Feb. 1 at 8 am

6-8 years

July 22-25 Register Feb. 1 at 8 am

July 22-25 Register Feb. 1 at 8 am


Kayak CampKayak Camp

June 24 - June 28 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM
9 AM-4 PM
Ages 12-17 Years 
$425 Resident / $637 Non-Resident
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Great for first-time boaters or those who wish to strengthen their technique. Camp begins by learning the equipment basics; life jackets, parts of the kayak, and paddle. Campers develop and practice the various kinds of paddle strokes and fundamentals of safe boat handling on local lakes. After building their skills, campers will conclude the week with a river trip on Bald Eagle Creek.
 


Colossal Creation Circuit LEGO® Camp

Monday-Friday, June 24 - June 28 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM
9 AM-Noon
Ages 6-11 years Lego
$165 Resident / $247 Non-Resident
Park Forest Middle School

This LEGO® building camp will take campers on a colossal adventure each day as we encounter different characters and models. Mario & Co. will be there along with both Jungle and Jurassic creatures, Battles in Space, and our favorite amusement park rides! We'll have your creativity flowing as we tackle technical building, amazing architecture with bricks, mosaics, and art projects. And, as always, there will be time for free play so kids can create whatever they wish. So, get on this circuit & get ready for some colossal fun!

Extreme Expeditions LEGO® Camp

Monday-Friday, July 8-12  Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM
9 AM-Noon
Ages 6-11 years 
$165 Resident / $247 Non-Resident
Park Forest Middle School

In this exciting camp, we'll encounter different scenarios that take us on adventures to various locations across the globe!  Our secret missions each day will present challenges that require our problem solving-skills and creativity.  Kids will engineer solutions to these problems by using technical pieces, bricks, and motors to create action-packed fun! 
 


Broadway Musical Camp - Songs of "Frozen"Frozen the musical

Monday-Friday, July 8-12  Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM
9 AM-3 PM
Ages 6-9 years 
$250 Resident / $375 Non-Resident
Mt. Nittany Middle School

This camp is designed for kids who love to perform, and for kids who would like to try it out! Acting, singing, and dance lessons will be enhanced by fun theatre games and activities. On the last day of camp, parents and friends will be astonished by a performance of songs from Disney's animated movie "Frozen" in a choral medley designed especially for younger voices.  This enriching and dynamic program will be a thrilling addition to your child’s summer experiences! Join us and discover why so many parents credit CRPR & Recreational Arts for instilling a love for Musical Theater in their children.

Broadway Musical Camp - Songs of "Matilda"Matilda

Monday-Friday, July 8-12  Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM
9 AM-3 PM
Ages 10-13 years 
$250 Resident / $375 Non-Resident
Mt. Nittany Middle School

Acting, singing, and dance lessons will be enhanced by fun theatre games and activities. On the last day of camp, parents and friends will be astonished by a performance of an age-appropriate medley from Broadway's "Matilda". This enriching and dynamic program will be a thrilling addition to your child’s summer experiences!


Tennis Camp -  Advanced Beginner

Ages 8-10 Years: July 15 - July 18 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM
Ages 11-13 Years: July 29 - Aug. 1 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM

9:30-11 AM 
$90 Resident / $135 Non-Resident
Spring Creek Park Tennis Court 1

In this 4-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, volleys, and serves, as well as footwork and overall tennis performance. Additionally, players will have the opportunity to play singles/doubles against opponents to strengthen match play. The camp will be geared towards the advanced beginner level - players who have some experience, but are still working to improve their game. Rain make-up will be Friday, if needed.


Wonderful Wetlands Camp
Wetlands Camp

Week 1: July 22 - 26  Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM
Week 2: July 29 - August 2 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM (fees adjusted)
Week 3: August 5 - 9 Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM (fees adjusted)
Regular Hours 9 AM-3 PM, Extended Hours 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Ages 5-11 years
$198 Resident / $297 Non-Resident
     Extended Hours +$25 (Please use the "Add-On" feature during registration for Extended Hours)

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. Please dress for the weather.


State College Community Theatre Academy CampSCCT Logo

Monday-Friday, July 22-August 2  Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM
8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Ages 6-14 years
Half day:  $210 Resident / $315 Non-resident

At the 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 on stage, there’s a place for you at the Academy! In partnership with the State College Community Theatre.  PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-week camp program!

SessionDateTimeAgesLocationFees
MorningJuly 22-August 28:30 AM-12 PM (Half Day)Rising 1st-3rd GradersHolmes-Foster Park, Pavilion #2 (Lower)$210R / $315NR
AfternoonJuly 22-August 21-4:30 PM (Half Day)Rising 1st-3rd GradersHolmes-Foster Park, Pavilion #2 (Lower)$210R / $315NR
Full DayJuly 22-August 28:30 AM-4:30 PMRising 1st-3rd GradersHolmes-Foster Park, Pavilion #2 (Lower)$330R / $495NR
Full DayJuly 22-August 28:30 AM-4:30 PMRising 4th-8th GradersHolmes-Foster Park, Pavilion #2 (Lower)$330R / $495NR

Art & Acting with PuppetsArt an Acting with Puppets Adam Swartz

August 12 - 16  Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM
Regular Hours 9 AM-12 PM
Ages 5-8 years
$200 Resident / $300 Non-Resident

Join us to design and build a variety of puppets and learn professional puppeteering tricks of the trade. We'll also play acting games, write scenes, and collaborate on a performance to share with families at the end of the week.


Camp BillCamp Bill Adam Swartz

August 12 - 16  Register Feb. 1 at 8 AM
Regular Hours 1-4 PM
Ages 9-14 years
$200 Resident / $300 Non-Resident

Bring the works of William Shakespeare to life through voice, movement, puppetry, acting games and more. Join us as we perform sonnets, stage combat, and even Star Wars!? Collaborate on a performance to share with families at the end of the week.