Tips for Attendees
Teach your child about giving to others; bring a toy to donate!
Create a smile for a child with cancer by bringing a new, unwrapped toy for the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation collection box at each Family Festival entrance.
Items needed include:
- Board Games
- Art Supplies (crayons, Play-Doh, coloring pencils, markers, etc.)
- Coloring Books
- Craft Kits
- Card Games
- Toy Trucks
- Reading Books
- Hand-held Video Games
- Dolls & Action Figures
- Hot Wheels / Matchbox cars
- Legos & Blocks
Below are some helpful tips for enjoying the festival:
- Dress appropriately for an outdoor summer event and a family-oriented environment. It might be a very hot day; it could rain. Comfortable shorts and a t-shirt are recommended. Avoid tight-fitting clothing and dark colors to prevent overheating.
- Comfortable shoes (and a stroller) are a must! The HACC campus is large and we’re going to cover every inch of it that we can. Be prepared to get a little exercise while enjoying the festival!
- Bring a bag packed with these essentials: sunscreen, sunglasses, bottled water and an umbrella. Your kids will have prizes and crafts to take home, and you might do some shopping from our exhibitors, too. It’s much easier to throw a bookbag over your shoulder than to hold everything!
- The Food Court will have vendors with food and drinks available for purchase. You may opt to bring a picnic lunch from home, if you’d prefer.
- The Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is the place to go if you need first aid, water or have any other emergency. We want parents to know that the Comfort Station exists for your special needs.
- Lost & Found will be handled at any event entrance, our information tent or the Central Penn Parent booth.
Expert Tip: PA State Police advise parents to take a picture of their children just before going into a crowded event or park. “When you lose a child obviously you get a bit frantic, your memory might not be the best. You might not be able to remember what your child was wearing that day,” Trooper Robert Hicks said. It’s also a good idea to tell your kids to go to a a specific location or person if they get lost. Central Penn Parent staff members will be stationed throughout the festival at entrance points and each featured activity (bounce houses, the performance stage, etc.) and can be identified by their bright Central Penn Parent t-shirts and “Ask Me!” namebadges.
- Remember: impressionable youngsters are enjoying the day. Please refrain from smoking and foul language.
Campus map of the 2017 Family Festival Coming Soon