Once again, Bug Camp is being combined with the Penn State Science-U camps, titled Nature Explorers: Cycles Galore!

July 17-21, 2023 & July 24-28, 2023

Nature Explorers: Cycles Galore!
What's Covered?

One of the Bug Camp StudentsHow 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!

Who Can Attend?
Students entering grades 2-4

July 17-21, 2023 & July 24-28, 2023

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

University Park

More Information
Registration for Science-U camps is open. Email us at to be added to our email listserv. Like us on Facebook to get updates about our programs or visit the Science-U homepage.

Camp fees
Register before 12am Mar. 19, 2023: $365
Register after 12am Mar. 20, 2023: $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 Thursday. Pizza will be provided on Friday.

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 through Friday. AM Extended Care is not available on Monday.
  • PM Extended Care: Pick up no later than 5:15 pm, Monday through Thursday. PM Extended Care is not available on Friday.
  • 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 and must be picked up directly after the closing ceremony on Friday

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Bug Camp 2016 Group Photos
Bug Camp 2014 Gallery
Bug Camp 2013 Gallery

Photos from day 1

Bug Camp Photo Gallery

Outreach Programs and Activities Coordinator

Anne Johnson
  • Ph.D. Student