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Access for individuals with disabilities

Penn State encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its camps and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at the time of registration so that we have time to make accommodations for the registrant.

Please note that although Penn State University and summer science camps are academic institutions, Science - U is not a public school system that provides professionally trained staff or aides who work with special needs populations. Therefore the camp staff is not trained specifically to work with certain special needs populations. Please communicate any or all specific needs your child may require.

Health Care

Staff members refer medical emergencies and illnesses to University Health Services or the Emergency/Outpatient Department of Mount Nittany Medical Center. A parent or guardian must sign the Medical Treatment Authorization portion of the registration form to grant permission for any medical attention required during the camp.

Medical insurance

The University does not provide medical insurance for youth participants. In the event of illness or injury requiring treatment, hospitalization, or surgery, family medical insurance must be used. Parents or guardians will be billed directly for any medical care given at University Health Services or Mount Nittany Medical Center.

The University urges that participants be covered by some form of personal medical insurance. Be sure to provide your insurance company information.

The parent(s) or guardian(s) of a participant requiring medical treatment at University Health Services or Mount Nittany Medical Center will be notified of the treatment required. Because timely notification is crucial for insurance claims, it is extremely important for you to list the following in the Medical Treatment Authorization portion of the registration form: your daytime and home phone numbers, your pager or cell phone number (if applicable), and your physician's name and phone number.

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