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Nature Explorers: Cycles Galore



About the Camp

How do caterpillars turn into butterflies? Why do trees lose their leaves each year? Where does water go after it rains? What do plants need in order to grow? By exploring the cycles of nature, campers will unlock mysteries of the world around them. Campers will get the chance to dive into lab experiments to discover the science behind natural phenomena, and they'll also get hands-on experience as they search for these phenomena in the great outdoors. Come and explore with us!



Date: June 20-24, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: University Park 

Grades: Students entering grades 2-4 in Fall 2022

Camp fees and registration:  

  • Register before midnight March 19, 2022: $365
  • Register after midnight March 20, 2022: $395

Lunch and Snacks: Activity breaks will be taken each day to allow kids to eat their peanut free snacks that they brought from home. Campers should pack a peanut free lunch Monday through Friday.

Extended Care: Before- and after-camp care is available for our elementary and middle school camps (see times below). For this week of camp, the cost for either AM or PM Extended Care is $30 per child, and the cost for both AM and PM Extended Care is $50 per child. 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 a.m., Tuesday through Friday.
  • PM Extended Care: Pick up no later than 5:15 pm, Monday through Thursday.
  • Note: Extended care is not offered on Monday morning or Friday afternoon. Each camper must be checked in to camp by their parent/guardian at the designated time on Monday morning of camp and must be picked up directly after the closing ceremony on Friday.

If you need to change or cancel a registration, please contact the Penn State Office of Science Outreach at or at (814)865-0083. 





Contact us via email at or give us a call at (814) 865-0083.

 Office of Science Outreach, 201 Ritenour Building, University Park, PA 16802

For more information, please see Information for Parents from the Penn State Office of Ethics and Compliance.