Important Information for Parents
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to providing a safe environment for all youth participating in activities offered through the University.
All Penn State youth programs have policies in place to ensure the safety of youth participating in our programs and to ensure safety is not compromised. All camp staff are trained in emergency protocols and all relevant internal, external and parental reporting requirements.
Parents are encouraged to notify the Camp Director immediately if they, or their child, are experiencing problems, difficulties or concerns with the camp, other youth in the camp and/or Camp staff. You may also contact Bill Mincer, Director of Penn State Sports Camps at firstname.lastname@example.org / (814) 863-4471; Sandy Weaver, Youth Programs Compliance Specialist at email@example.com / (814) 865-8785 or call the University's Ethics Hotline at 1-800-560-1637.
Please read this Penn State Sport Camps Standards of Conduct PDF.
Authorization Forms for ParentsFor the safety of your child, we must have on file, a written authorization/permission form from the legal parent/guardian, of all persons permitted to pick-up your child. You may add or delete names in writing at any time.
Commuter Drop-off and/or Pick-up Authorization Form CLICK HERE
For the safety of your child, we must have on file, a written authorization/permission form from the legal parent/guardian, permitting your child to walk/bike/drive to and from the program.
Permission to Walk/Bike/Drive Home Self-Check-out Authorization Form CLICK HERE
Upon arrival to University Park campus during final registration, parent(s)/legal guardian(s) should plan to submit the following completed Authorization Forms to a Sport Camps representative. You may also fax either form to the Sport Camps office at 814-865-8883 or email us either form to SportCampInfo@athletics.psu.edu.
ConfidentialityPersonal information about camp participants is considered confidential and may not be shared outside of camp. This includes the identity of campers, any demographic information, medical information and any other personally-identifiable data about any individual or group of campers. Also, the University cannot release names or phone numbers of other participants, not even to those who want to carpool.