At H2YO!, campers will spend the day outdoors performing hands-on activities at Pottstown's Riverfront Park and surrounding ecosystems and recreation areas.

Campers will participate in demonstrations and activities where they will learn new skills including kayaking, fishing, water testing, crayfish catching and more. By the end of the week, campers will have a better understanding of the Schuylkill River Watershed and how different factors impact the health of rivers and streams.

H2YO! camp is a collaboration between Montgomery County Community College, Schuylkill River Greenways, and Green Valleys Watershed Association.

2023 Camp Details

Cost: In recognition that everyone has a different ability to pay, we are instituting a voluntary three-tier fee program. You may choose the tier that is most suitable for your situation. It is a free-will system – you tell us what is affordable to you or your family. All participants receive the camp experience no matter what they pay! For those who cannot afford Tier III, additional financial assistance may be available to ensure all students have a wonderful opportunity to attend camp – please email to discuss options.

Tier I: $150 – this tier most closely accounts for the true cost of camp

Tier II: $100 – this tier is our partially subsidized fee for those who can pay a little more but still cannot afford the actual cost of camp

Tier III: $50 – this is our subsidized rate for Pottstown School District and Pottsgrove School District students. *If there is a need for students outside these districts or additional financial need for students in these districts, please email

Ages: Open to children 11–12 years old
Location: Pottstown Campus

Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 11


9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Drop off between 8:45 am – 9 am and pick up between 3 pm – 3:15 pm 


COVID-19 Protocols

This camp is subject to the same COVID-19 protocols as the College itself, which closely adheres to county and national guidelines. We anticipate continued social distancing for the 2023 camp, but parents/guardians should check College protocols for the most up-to-date guidance for campus activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What types of activities will my child do as part of this experience?

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Field trip to French Creek State Park
  • Group activities designed to build social and leadership skills
  • Using community science to explore the environment

What will be my child's schedule?

Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each day is divided into a morning and afternoon session which focuses on a specific aspect of the local watershed. Breaks are provided for lunch and snacks.

Will my child be outside during the day?

Yes! Campers should be prepared to be outside every day of camp. While some activities are held inside MCCC's Pottstown Campus, most activities occur outside in Riverfront Park or other local recreation areas. It is recommended that your child be able to swim.

Please dress your child accordingly and provide any prescribed EpiPens or Inhalers. Campers must be able to self-administer EpiPens if needed.

Will you take any field trips?

Yes! Campers in previous years have gone to French Creek State Park, Pottsgrove Manor and other recreation areas in the Pottstown vicinity.

Planning for summer 2023 is underway. Daily schedules and itineraries will be distributed prior to the start of the camp. Transportation to the field trips is included.

What should I pack for my child?

Campers should be prepared to be outside for the entire day.

Campers should wear:

  • Comfortable clothing that is cool and can withstand getting wet and muddy
  • Closed-toe shoes (please no sandals, flip-flops or Crocs)

Campers should bring:

  • Lunch and snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Rain gear if rain is in the forecast
  • Shoes to wear in the water
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Prescribed EpiPens and inhalers (campers must be able to self-administer these if needed)
  • You are welcome to send bug repellent and sunscreen, but we will have some on hand to share (campers must be able to self-administer these if needed)
  • Creativity and sense of adventure!

Do NOT bring:

  • Electronics (phones, iPads, gaming devices)
  • Valuables (jewelry, toys)

What time can I drop my child off? Do you have a late pick-up policy?

Drop off is 9 a.m. Please do not bring your child earlier than 9:00 a.m. as supervision will not be provided.

Arrangements should be made for children to be picked up promptly at 3 p.m. A late fee will be assessed in 15 minute increments thereafter.

Parent or guardians are required to sign campers in and out of camp.

What qualifications do your camp leaders possess?

Our camp leaders are experienced professors, teachers, practicing scientists and environmental educators. All adults participating in the camp experience are in possession of current background clearances.