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June 25–28, 2024 – 9am to 2pm

Kinesiology Summer Camp is for 10- to 14 -year-olds. Campers will be given the opportunity to explore what happens to the human body during different types of sport training and exercise.  Each day campers will engage in applied learning experiences that focus on the benefits of science in sport as well as athletic performance tests.

Schedule for the week

Kinesiology Camp - Exercising

Day 1

Campers will participate in a variety of sport-related fitness and skill assessment, including Fitnessgram, PE Metrics, NFL Combine Tests.

Day 2

Campers will experience a day in the life of a Penn State athlete.  Campers will tour a fitness training facility, a nutrition station and a game film/performance analysis lab.

Day 3

Campers will learn about sport-specific training techniques.  Campers will also visit the Center for Fitness and Wellness which provides comprehensive health and fitness assessment education for students and learn about the Exercise is Medicine initiative.

Day 4

Campers will learn about how individuals with disabilities and Paralympians train for sport.  Campers will engage in hands-on simulations sessions that will include modifications for physical activity based on an individual’s need, including understanding the impact that disability sport (Paralympics and Special Olympics) has had so far on providing a platform for athletes to compete.

Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am – Rise and Shine Physical Activity & Team Building Warm-up
  • 9:30 am –11:30 pm – Applied Sports/Exercise Learning Experiences
  • 11:45 pm – 12:15 pm – Lunch
  • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Applied Sports/Exercise Learning Experiences 
  • 2:00 pm – Camp Ends/Parent Pick-up


To learn more about the instructors, click on the names below.

COVID-19 Update

All HHD youth camps will follow all University COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of camp.

You can learn about Penn State’s current COVID response and view up-to-date policies and frequently asked questions on the Coronavirus Information site. Anyone who registers before the guidelines are announced will have the option to cancel their registration with no penalty if they choose. For more information, read the COVID-19 Guidelines for Residential Camps PDF.


 Cost is $299 per camper – includes lunch and snacks. For online registration, click here. 

To request a mail-in registration form, please email

You will receive registration confirmation by email.

If registration is full, please email Colette Rodger - – to be added to the waitlist.


If your request to withdraw is received at least 15 business days prior to the first day of the program, we can issue a partial refund. Send your written request by email to or by fax to 814-863-5190. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for each withdrawal.


For legal reasons, the University cannot release the names or phone numbers of other participants, not even to those who want to carpool.

Contact Us

Program Content Questions

Alison Weimer Email:

Registration Questions

Conferences and Institutes Email: Phone: 814-863-5100

Physical or Dietary Accommodations Questions

Colette Rodders, Conferences and Institutes Email: Please contact us at least four weeks prior to your arrival.

Medical Information

Staff members will refer medical emergencies and illnesses to University Health Services, or the Emergency/Outpatient Department of Mount Nittany Medical Center, or Penn State Health Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy. A parent or guardian must complete the health questions as part of the registration form to grant permission for any medical attention required during the program.

Health Notice

Please help lessen the spread of any contagious diseases. The exclusion of ill persons from public, school, and group gatherings is key to lessening the spread of illness. If you are ill, please remain at home during your illness and recovery. If you have a fever (100˚ F or higher), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends limiting contact with others until you have been without a fever for at least 24 hours.

Medical Fees and Insurance

The University does not provide medical insurance for campers.

In the event of illness or injury requiring treatment, hospitalization, or surgery, family medical insurance must be used. Parents or guardians will be billed directly for any medical care given at University Health Services, Mount Nittany Medical Center, or Penn State Health Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy.

University Health Services does not have contracts with any health insurance companies and does not send bills to insurance companies. Patients will receive an itemized bill at the end of a visit and will receive a statement from the University Bursar as well.

The University urges that participants be covered by some form of personal medical insurance. Be sure to provide your insurance company’s information where indicated on the program registration form.

The parent(s) or guardian(s) of a participant requiring medical treatment at University Health Services, Penn State Health Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, or Mount Nittany Medical Center will be notified of the treatment within 24 hours. We know how important timely notification is for insurance claims, so it is extremely important for you to list the following in the designated areas of the form: the numbers of your daytime phone, home phone, and cell phone, and your family physician’s name and phone number.


Penn State is committed to equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment for all persons. It is the policy of the University to maintain an environment free of harassment and free of discrimination against any person because of their actual or perceived age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy related conditions, genetic information or political ideas. Discriminatory conduct and harassment violate the dignity of individuals, impedes the realization of the University’s educational mission, and will not be tolerated. This access is extended to all university sponsored youth programs, including 4-H. 

The needs of any participant in a youth program will be discussed privately with that child’s parent/legal guardian on a case by case basis with the goal of promoting a safe environment and quality experience. If you have any questions, please contact the program manager Colette Rodger,