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Water Heroes
Water Heroes

About the Camp

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:




Date: July 01-03, 2019

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (Note that this is a longer day than most of our other camps! Please pick up your child by 4:00pm)

Camp fees and registration:  Register before midnight Mar. 19, 2019: $220 
                                                   Register after 12 am Mar. 20, 2019:       $250

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.

Extended Care: Before- and after-camp care is available for our elementary and middle school camps (see times below). The cost for either AM or PM Extended Care is $30 per child per week and the cost for both AM and PM Extended Care is $50 per child per week. Parents must register their children for Extended Care when registering for camps online. Extended Care takes place on campus and exact locations will be communicated to registered parents each week.

  • AM Extended Care: Drop-off starting at 7:45 am, Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • PM Extended Care: Pick up no later than 5:15 pm, Monday and Tuesday.
  • Note: Extended care is not offered on Monday morning or Wednesday afternoon. Each camper must be checked in to camp by their parent/guardian at the designated time on Monday morning and must be picked up directly after the closing ceremony on Friday

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