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13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

December 12, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am

Black Moshannon State Park



Help us reach our goal of $60,000!

Gather your friends and family and take the plunge for the YMCA of Centre County!

Why take the Plunge?
In addition to having a lot of fun with your fearless friends and family, the funds you raise to “take the plunge” supports vital YMCA programs including:

Open Doors Program: provides financial assistance for YMCA memberships and programs for kids, adults, and families in need. This program ensures that no one is turned away from the Y due to inability to pay.

Backpack Program – Together with local school districts, the YMCA of Centre County has implemented this anti-hunger program to provide students food to eat over the weekend when they are not in school. Last year, over 700 students in 6 school districts benefited from this program.

Download Polar Bear Plunge Registration Form

Plungers Information
In addition to plunging into the frigid water, all plungers receive an official Polar Bear Plunge t-shirt. 2016 Registration form will be available in October.

Ages 8 to 15 must raise a minimum of $25
Ages 16 and up must raise a minimum of $50

Be a Super Plunger, Sponsored by Supelco

The few, the kind-hearted, the brave risk-takers… Raise a minimum of $300, take the plunge 3 times, and receive a special gift.

Show your School Pride and join the Polar Bear Plunge “Cool School Challenge”

Designed exclusively for school teams participating in the Polar Bear Plunge, the challenge gives students in elementary through high school the opportunity to participate in a fun group activity while supporting the YMCA’s Backpack and Open Doors Programs. By registering under the Cool School Challenge category, teams have the opportunity to earn money for their own school. Each Cool School team that raises $2,500 or more will see 15 percent of the money they raised go to their school. In order to qualify for the donation back, 50% of team must be students, administrators or teachers at the school, and you must contact and register with Liz
Toukonen at [email protected] or call 814-355-5551.

Cool School Polar Bear Plunge Registration Form

Cool School Challenge Details


Day of Polar Bear Plunge Schedule of Events

  • 10:00-10:45- Registration/Check-In, and Breakfast
  • 10:45- Opening Remarks
  • 11:00- Plunge


Need a ride to the Polar Bear Plunge? Bus transportation is available from the Bellefonte YMCA. Depart Bellefonte YMCA at 9:00am, Return to Bellefonte YMCA at approximately 3:00pm. Bus will take you to Black Moshannon for the Polar Bear Plunge, to the Philipsburg Elks Lodge Country Club for the Post Plunge Celebration, and back to the Bellefonte YMCA.

Cost for round trip $5.00/person.

Register for transportation to the plunge


  • Raise $300 or more and be entered in a special drawing to win a great prize
  • Best Costume
  • Most money raised by an individual
  • Most money raised by an organization, club or company
  • Bartender Challenge: Award given to the bartender raising the most money. If you are a bartender, be sure to note it when you register.
  • Seasoned Plunger
  • Cool School Challenge

Post Plunge Celebration

Join us at the Philipsburg Elks Lodge and Country Club for awards, raffles, and great food from 12:30 to 3:00. Cash bar is available. Free to plungers, $10.00 for non-plungers.

Register to attend the Post Plunge Celebration!

Plunger Attendee  Non-Plunger Attendee


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2015 Sponsors

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Liz Toukonen,
[email protected]


December 12, 2015
5:00 am - 7:00 am
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