Summer Camp | Hands-On House

We’re excited to share an overview of our plans for Hands-on House Summer Camp 2021.  Camp will run from June 21 – July 30 for campers ages 4-10.  Each of the six weeks will be based upon a different theme and activities will vary daily; families are welcome and encouraged to sign up for several weeks! Registration will open the week of March 1.

Duration: Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with flexible pick up times.

Activity Zones: Campers will travel in small groups through a variety of activity zones. We plan to have 3 tent areas, story circle, a game area, exploration area (water and sand tables and more) the meadow and perhaps the museum. We will limit group sizes in accordance with CDC guidelines and state regulations.

Pricing: $245 per week with a $25 member discount. An additional discount ($15) will be applied for siblings attending the same week. 

Refunds: A nonrefundable deposit of $100 will be charged at signup. Balance due by May 15. Full payment may be made at signup. Full refunds will be issued ONLY if we are shut down due to COVID-19.

Weather: Safety is paramount. Thunder and lightning occurring after 8:30 am will cancel camp for the day. Adults are asked to pick up their child promptly. Campers will be kept indoors until your arrival. No refunds will be issued for weather unless camp is cancelled prior to 8:00 am. In the event of a full day closure, a credit of $15 per occurrence will be issued.

COVID-19: We will require all campers, staff, and volunteers to wear masks at all times (except snack/lunch). Temp check upon arrival. Parents/guardians will be required to verify campers are symptom free, they have not traveled out of the country in 14 days and have not been exposed to anyone who tested positive within 10 days. Campers must sanitize their hands upon arrival.

Registration: Online registration is preferred. Once a family is registered, children can be added and camp weeks as well as other events can be selected. All required forms should be completed online and will be available upon sign-up. Forms to include emergency contact, waiver, health check & insurance (including allergies).

Snacks: A choice of a snack and drink (water or juice) will be available for campers daily. Those campers staying for afternoon sessions are to bring a bag lunch. No refrigeration will be provided. Water bottles are encouraged. Fill them up at home as water fountains are unavailable due to COVID-19.

Special Needs: If your camper has special needs, please contact the Executive Director at 717-808-4950 to discuss. While we want to make every reasonable effort to welcome your camper, we are not equipped to handle certain situations.

T-Shirts: 2 t-shirts are included with each camper’s weekly registration. Additional shirts available for a fee.

Single Day Morning Campers: If space is available, we will welcome single day campers, but registration would only be available the week before camp begins. If possible, we will create a waiting list.



Access to the rear exhibit area of the museum may be limited through Friday, March 5 as we continue work on our upcoming construction exhibit.