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Summer Camp!

Want the perfect Summer Experience for your Child?

Registration Deadline: May 1st.

Summer Camp begins in June-upon the conclusion of the elementary school year – and ends in August when school starts. The summer program reflects a different environment than offered at public school during the school year. It is our goal for school-age and preschool children to enjoy a relaxed, fun-filled day!


U-GRO’s Summer Camp voted #1 Best 5-years-straight by local parents!

  • U-GRO Summer Camp involves a variety of fun and learning-based activities
  • A reading program will be encouraged every day and a special time will be set apart for personal reading as well as reading to the class.
  • One day each week will involve the children in hand-on fun and games as they participate in a special Themed-Day-Celebration.
  • Arts and Crafts will provide opportunities for creative expression.
  • Weekly Spirit Days will allow for your child to participate in experiences to promote school-wide unity.
  • Picnic Days, Splash Days, and Theme-related games and activities will bring fun while indoors and outdoors.

Field Trips:


Field TripLake Tobias Animal Farm: Halifax, PA
An adventure through the wildlife park will take us on a safari where the specially designed cruisers will take us across 150 acres of rolling land where we will see herds of wild and exotic animals from around the world. We will get up close and personal with the animals while enjoying the safari tour, petting zoo, and reptile show.




Cherry Crest FarmsCherry Crest Adventure Farm: Ronks, PA
The children will have the opportunity to laugh and learn while engaging in a variety of “agri-tainment” activities on a working farm. We will experience the mind-bending corn maze as well as take a guided wagon tour around the farm. The children will have fun on  the Giant Hay Chute Slide and visit the live animals in the barnyard.





Steven Courtney PaloozaSummer Camp Palooza: Elizabethtown, PA
Our Palooza fun day event will take place on the beautiful Elizabethtown College campus. We will enjoy time singing, dancing and moving as we listen to the original songs of renowned singer/songwriter, Steven Courtney, as he performs a concert for us with his band, The Suitcase Musicians. In  addition to this musical fun, the children will engage in a variety of amusement as they participate in carnival games and activities including bounce houses. In addition, the children will have the opportunity to enjoy other forms of live entertainment.


potato sack races Palooza Slide

In-House Visitors

Environmental Science Exploration:
Allison Pickel former coordinator for the environmental center at the Coosa River School in Alabama and current U-GRO teacher at TecPort will engage the children with hands-on science fun!

Creative Arts Session:
The children will tap into their creative sides as they participate in creating their own masterpiece as they learn about one the works of a famous master artist. This session will be guided by Simone Brouse, current teacher at our U-GRO Bent Creek location, who maintains a Degree in Art Education from Millersville University.

Jesse RothackerReptile Demonstration:
An interactive reptile show will be presented by Forgotten Friend’s founder, herpetologist, author, and photographer, Jesse Rothacker. It will be a close encounter that will bring learning to life with a live animal demonstration. We’ll meet reptiles from around the world, and a few from our own backyard.



Cissy and the ManStage Show Performance: Cissy and the Man:
Jason and Katherine Horst are a unique duo who will perform a stage show including dance, juggling and clowning which is sure to provide laughter, fun and entertainment for all!




parachuteFitness Fun:
Our Fitness Fun instructor will engage the children in active games related to building skills for team sports such as soccer, baseball/softballl and other field sports throughout the summer program. There will be opportunities for some competitive play for our older summer campers while continuing to remain focused on building healthy bodies through active fun.



Creativity Explosion:
U-GRO founder, Janice Holsinger, will return to the classrooms to engage our children in a hands-on art experience. Our summer campers will enjoy using their own creativity as they work with different art mediums.

U-GRO Summer Camp Enrollment Information:

  • If you choose to send your child to the U-GRO Summer Camp, please note that you are enrolling into our childcare program from June 16th through August 22nd (start and end dates are flexible with the timing of your child’s school district calendar and your family’s needs).
  • Due to the available capacity for enrollments, Summer Camp is not offered on a week-to-week basis.
  • If your child is not currently enrolled and you have filled out the registration form, we will call you to verify our weekly tuition rates, summer enrollment and activity fees. We will then schedule a visit for you and your child(ren) at the centre – registration is ultimately dependent upon availability at the time of your visit.

Summer Camp Fees:

  1. One-time Enrollment Fee: For families not currently enrolled in U-GRO. (To determine enrollment cost see your center director or call 717-561-2201)
  2. Weekly Tuition: This cost varies by center. To determine the cost for your child either see your center director or call 717-561-2201.
  3. One-Time Activity Fee:
    1. Three Year Olds
      $65 Program Activity Fee: This mandatory activity fee will cover the cost of on-site activities, in-house visitors and U-GRO t-shirt.
    2. Four Year Olds and Older
      $175 Program Activity Fee: This fee covers all costs for on-site activities, in-house visitors, and field trips. (Please note that field trips will require that a packed brown bag lunch with a drink be brought from home)

U-GRO provides early care and education programs that help children and families get the best possible start in life. U-GRO makes childhood great for over 1,400 children daily at 12 of the most modern facilities found anywhere. U-GRO is recognized as Central Pennsylvania’s leader in quality childcare and preschool education. When you enroll your child at U-GRO child care and preschool, you’ll receive the best possible program we can provide. Our centre creates a loving, home atmosphere for school-aged children during these significant years of development. We strive to meet your family’s special needs, while establishing a consistent and positive foundation for your child’s well-being. We provide you with loving, quality childcare so your mind is at ease while you’re at work.

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