Your year-round destination for student & youth programs—for groups of all sizes! For over 21 years, Mount Hope Estate and the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire have provided enriching, interactive, and fulfilling Student Programs for hundreds of thousands of students in the Northeast. Whether at School Days at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Summer Youth Day at the Faire or through our Poe Evermore or Holidays at Mount Hope Theater in the Mansion programs, our main goal is to help with the growth and learning of the youth of today, the future of our tomorrow. We invite you to peruse our Student Programs and learn why getting your students involved will help invigorate, energize and promote their love for education, history, the earth, science and more!
The 2018 Summer Youth Day takes place on Thursday, August 2 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Admission is $10 per person. Minimum group size of 10 or more youths. Checks can be made payable to "PRF" or "Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire." Pre-registration is required—please use the form below to register today!
Upon arrival at the Faire, our friendly parking attendants will direct you to the registration table. Please bring all forms contained within the Summer Youth Day Handbook with you when you register. ALL GROUPS must check in at this table to claim their admission wristbands, even if prepaid. No one will be admitted without wearing a wristband in plain sight.
We have restrooms located outside the front gate in the Victorian Gardens. We also have restrooms in the Faire grounds near the O'Malley's Stage, Swashbuckler Stage and also along Privy Lane. Please check your map for specific locations.
The First Aide building is located behind the Bread and Broth food booth, near the entrance to Bosworth Field. An E.M.T. is always present at the First Aide building and Faire Staff (wearing designated shires) and uniformed security guards are also available should you need assistance.
Pre-reservation is required to attend Summer Youth Day.
Admission is $10 per person. Minimum group size of 10 or more youths.
Please Note: ALL GROUPS must check in at the registration table day-of to claim admission wristbands, even if prepaid.
In addition to all the shows and events throughout the day during Summer Youth Day, your groups can also become involved with or take part in the following events and competitions! Specific details and entry instructions for each competition are available in the Summer Youth Day Handbook.
Learn the art of juggling at Silly School! The Shire’s Master Juggler will teach students the step-by-step process to juggling their own hand-made juggling bags. Students must pre-register and prepare their own juggling bags in advance of their trip to attend Silly School—full instructions and participation form available in the Handbook.
Groups desiring to perform on stage will have the opportunity to learn the lyrics to one of the songs that will be performed with our Villagers at Finale and Song. If your group can stay until the very end, and would like to perform during the Finale, this would be a terrific learning experience!
Camps and Groups are invited to try their hand at creating a poster depicting a Coat of Arms, incorporating in-class suggestions to represent the Camp or Group. Coat of Arms must be submitted at the registration table upon your arrival. Instruct children to identify characteristics, motto, accomplishments, etc. of your camp or group. List these items on the board such as camp or group colors or mascot. When the list is complete, decide which elements the children would like to represent on their competition poster. The design they decide upon is, in essence, the Coat of Arms of their camp or group.
Would your students like to perform for Her Majesty? Groups are invited to perform a period song, juggling act, dance piece, period skit or magic act for the Queen. Only registered groups who have filled out the participation form in the Handbook will be permitted to perform. All performances must be prepared in advance of the students’ visit to School Days. Acts must be no longer than two minutes in length and students should be ready to perform when called to the stage. Students who perform will receive a special boon from Her Majesty for their hard work!
The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire invites the Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts for a Camping Experience at Summer Youth Day on Wednesday August 1, 2018! Camping for Scouts at Summer Youth Day is just $10 per person (Scouts and Chaperones), and includes Camping on Wednesday, August 1 (check-in after 4PM), Open Fire, Access to Water, Security Fence and Port-o-Johns, Admission to Summer Youth Day Event on August 2, and Clean-Up/Clear-Out AFTER Summer Youth Day Event. To register for camping, please fill out the registration form above and be sure to check the last box!
Over the years, educators preparing for school trips to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire have asked many questions. We hope to answer some of the most frequently asked and, hopefully, assist everyone in the preperations for Summer Youth Day. If you have any other questions that have not been answered below, please contact our business offices at 717-665-7021, Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM or visit our formal comment, question and feedback page to submit an inquiry.