Bug Camp for Kids

This year Bug Camp has been combined with the Penn State Science-U camps and is titled - Nature Explorers: Habitat Quest.

2019 Dates - July 1st to July 5th (no camp on Thursday, July 4th)

What's Covered?
What kinds of bugs live underwater? Can plants survive in the desert? How is a forest different from a grassland? Join us for Nature Explorers: Habitat Quest and find out! Campers will explore local and exotic habitats reaching from the bottom of the river to the top of the trees on their journey to discover what makes each of these ecosystems unique. Camp days will include laboratory lessons on the science of the natural world, as well as hands-on activities and field trips to search for examples in the great outdoors. Come and explore with us! This is a four-day camp (no camp on Thursday, July 4th).

Who Can Attend?
Students entering grades 2-4

2019 Camp Registration
Registration for Science-U's 2019 season opens on Feb 5th, 2019 at 10AM! 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 online before midnight Mar. 19th, 2019
$295 (day camp only)

Register online after 12 am Mar. 20th, 2019
$325 (day camp only)

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.
  • A pizza lunch will be provided on Friday.

Day Camp: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Please drop your child off from 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 you opt for extended care (drop off from 7:45 am; pick up by 5:15 pm).

*Please note that camp may end earlier on Friday due to the timing of the camp closing ceremony. The closing ceremony is tentatively slated for 2PM on Friday.*
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 - Friday.
  • Optional pick up by 5:15 pm, Monday - Thursday.
  • Note: Extended care is not offered on Monday morning or Friday afternoon. Each camper must be checked in 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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