Water Heroes

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When is it?

01 July 2019 to 03 July 2019

Who Can Attend?

Students entering grades 6-8.

What's covered? Water Heroes 2017

We need Water Heroes to solve the water and energy problems of the future! How can we ensure that the next generation of people on our planet has access to clean water? How do we even know if water is clean or not? If water is polluted, how much energy do we need to clean it and where does that energy come from? In this camp, we will investigate sources of water pollution, explore creative methods for cleaning up water, and trace how everyday actions like driving a car and turning on the lights relate to access to clean water. Join Penn State faculty and students in this adventure that will include laboratory experiments that you design and field investigations of real water sources! This is a three-day camp (no camp on July 4th or 5th).


See the 2018 Water Heroes camp video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5tDxZlr3nU

Lunch and Snacks

  • A lunch and snacks (peanut-free) should be brought from home for each camper Monday and Tuesday.
  • A pizza lunch will be provided on Wednesday.
  • Campers should bring a refillable water bottle each day.

Camp fees and registration

Register before midnight Mar. 19, 2019

  • $220 (day camp only)

Register after 12 am Mar. 20, 2019

  • $250 (day camp only)

Day Camp

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please arrive between 8:45 and 9:00 am. Camp ends promptly at 4:00 pm. Please arrange to pick him/her up by 4:00 pm unless enrolled in extended care (pick up by 5:15pm).

Extended Care

  • Cost is $50 per child per week (both morning and afternoon) or $30 per child per week (morning OR afternoon care only) for each child registered. (Must register for Extended Care when registering for camps online.)
  • Optional drop-off starting at 7:45 am, Tuesday - Wednesday
  • Optional pick up by 5:15 pm, Monday - Tuesday.
  • Note: Extended care is not offered on Monday morning or Wednesday afternoon.