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When is it?

02 July 2018 to 06 July 2018

Who Can Attend?

Students entering grades 6-8.

What's covered? Water Heroes 2017

There’s been a spill! We’re not sure how, but State College’s water supply is contaminated. We need Water Heroes like you to find a creative solution to this problem and prevent it from happening in the future. In this camp, you will learn about where our water comes from, investigate the different types of water pollution, and use cutting-edge technologies to purify water. Join Penn State faculty and students in this adventure that will include experiments in the laboratory that you design, field investigations of real water sources, interviews with water treatment experts, and detective work to solve the mystery.
This is a four-day camp (no camp on Wednesday, July 4th).


Lunch and Snacks

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

Camp fees and registration

Register before midnight Mar. 19, 2018

  • $295 (day camp only)

Register after 12 am Mar. 20, 2018

  • $325 (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

  • Add $50 per child per week (both morning and afternoon) or $30 per child per week (morning or afternoon only care) for each child registered.
  • Optional drop-off starting at 7:45 am, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Optional pick up by 5:15 pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
  • Note: Extended care is not offered on Friday afternoon. Each camper must be picked up by 4:00 pm after the closing ceremony on Friday.

To see photos from Water Heroes 2017, click here!
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