Location and Travel

Penn State Weather Camp will be conducted in classroom facilities on Penn State’s University Park campus.

The Penn State residence halls are an ideal lodging location for youth programs. Housing, Food Services, and Residence Life offers a secure and friendly environment for youth. The residence hall community also offers an excellent atmosphere for fun, learning, and growth.

Each floor is gender-specific, and each building is normally assigned to only one gender. University policy requires that youth groups provide a minimum of one staff member for every 8 residential campers age 9 through 14 and one staff member for every 10 residential campers age 15 through 17. Residential counselors must be 18 years of age or older and of the same gender as the participants, and they are required to successfully complete background clearances and mandated-reporter training. The housing office also provides one conference assistant per building for youth programs.

All residence hall areas have television lounges and pay laundry facilities. Rooms are not air-conditioned.

Attendees may indicate one roommate preference on the registration form. Listing a roommate preference does not guarantee enrollment of the roommate in the program.

Each hall has 24-hour door-card access for assigned residents. Only residents can access the hall. The doors are always locked.

Because the security and safety of youth participants are important, youth attendees must be in their assigned residence halls by 11:00 p.m. University-student auxiliary police monitor the residence halls and surrounding areas overnight.


By Air

The State College/University Park Airport (airport code: SCE) is located near the conference site. Call 814-865-5511 or visit the State College/University Park Airport website for information on flights. There are several taxi services available at the airport.

Penn State employees are not permitted to pick your child up at the airport or bus station.

By Car

The Penn State University Park campus is located within driving distance of many major cities, including Harrisburg (1.5 hrs., 90 mi.), Pittsburgh (3 hrs., 137 mi.), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 194 mi.), Baltimore (3.5 hrs., 155 mi.), Washington, D.C. (4 hrs., 190 mi.), New York City (5 hrs., 250 mi.), and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 304 mi.).

See our Visitors and Neighbors website for detailed visitor information, including maps.


If you need local lodging information, visit the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau’s Hotels, Motels & Inns page.