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Fall Leadership Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Pennsylvania are Starting in October, 2020

Many of our Pennsylvania Leadership Camps offer Fall Leadership Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in October, 2020.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Leadership Camp you're interested in a call to check on Fall dates, times and availability.

Fall 2020-21 Leadership Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Leadership Camps will be hosting Fall Reunions for their previous campers, and Fall Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for October, 2020.

Best Pennsylvania Fall Leadership Day Camps Starting in October, 2020

Looking for a Great Pennsylvania Leadership Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best Pennsylvania Day Leadership Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best Pennsylvania Year-Round
Leadership Camps, Classes & Leadership Programs

Many of our Best Pennsylvania Summer Leadership Camps also offer Year Round Leadership Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Leadership Programs, too.

Best Pennsylvania Fall Leadership Camp Jobs

Searching for Pennsylvania Leadership Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Leadership Camps are now listing their 2020-21 Fall Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Fall Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Fall 2020 Update, Please Read: Many Leadership camps may be changing their schedules and plans because of COVID-19. For the most current information, please contact each camp individually.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Camp Grants and Scholarships
Philadelphia Area, PA

Visit Our Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Camp Grants and Scholarships Website
215-832-0570
whoffman[AT]jewishphilly.org
200 Overnight Camps Nationwide & 8 Day Camps in the Philadelphia Area
Philadelphia Area, PA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

CAMPER AGES: For One Happy Camper, any grade up through grade 11. For our need-based scholarships, ages 5-19.

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Traditional day, overnight and specialty camp scholarship opportunities.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish. Foundation for Jewish Camp

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: For close to ten years, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has provided incentive grants and need-based scholarships to send thousands of kids to Jewish summer camp. As one of the first communities to join the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s One Happy Camper program, our community with the support of lead donor, the Neubauer Family Foundation, provides either a $700 or $1,000 incentive grant for first-time campers to experience (and hopefully fall in love with) with an overnight camp experience that’s right for them.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Scholarships available, please apply.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Computers, Science, Technology, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Scholarships Available For Over 200 Summer Camps, Including Special Interest Camps.

CAMP LOCATION: 200 overnight camps nationwide, and 8 day camps in the Philadelphia area.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Scholarships available, please apply.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia offers need-based scholarships that cover between 10% and 30% of the cost of camp, working to ensure that camp remains a viable option for families of all financial backgrounds

There are close to two hundred Jewish overnight camping options that campers can pick from with six major camps located right in Philadelphia’s backyard, only 1 to 3 hours away: Camp Galil, Pinemere Camp, Golden Slipper Camp, Camp Ramah in the Poconos, URJ Camp Harlam, and Camp JRF. Each one offers campers a unique experience based on its environment, Jewish programming, and size. “Jewish camp” is anything but a monolithic term and lest one have the idea that Jewish camp connotes hours of studying the Torah or daily Hebrew lessons, this could not be further from the truth.

There’s swimming, sports, arts and crafts, singing, and campfires. Everything you’d expect from a fun and enriching summer experience. And if your child has specific interests, there are now even “speciality camps” located across the country that focus on everything from science and technology to the arts, all with a Jewish focus.

And kids don’t need to go to overnight camp to have an impactful and fun summer experience. In the Philadelphia area alone are 8 day camps with a variety of programs to suit children at almost every age, pre-K through teens.

For all of these summer experience, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia offers need-based scholarships that cover between 10% and 30% of the cost of camp, working to ensure that camp remains a viable option for families of all financial backgrounds. Ask many Jewish adults what was a defining part of their childhood and many of them will say “summer camp.” It’s the perfect place for a child to connect to their identity and culture, while having an amazing summer that they will want to tell all their friends about.

Please visit our grants and scholarships pages for complete information, at Our Camp Website Link: www.jewishphilly.org.

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Pennsylvania Leadership Camps

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Summit Camp & Travel
Pennsylvania Location(s)

Visit Our Summit Camp & Travel Website
(973) 732-3230, (570) 253-4381
leahl[AT]summitcamp.com
info[AT]summitcamp.com
168 Duck Harbor Road
Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18341

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Weekend Programs in NY, NJ, CT, (NY Metro), DC, VA, (DC Metro Area), PA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
322 Route 46 West Suite 210 Parsippany, NJ 07054

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Summit Camp & Travel Video

CAMPER AGES: 8-19

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Summer, Weekender, Teen Travel

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Our dining facilities are Kosher. We are accepting of all faiths. Summit is an ACA accredited program.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Summit Camp & Travel is an awesome experience for our kids to enjoy camp, teen travel, and weekend retreats in a supportive environment that 'gets' them. Our kids march to the beat of their own drum, and when those drums come together, they create what we call "The Magic on the Hill"!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Summit Camp & Travel provides traditional recreational programs for youth aged 8-19 years with needs such as AD/HD, Asperger's/HFA, learning differences, and/or mild emotional challenges.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Trampolining, Nature Program/Small Farm/Gardening, Swim Instruction, "Glee" Choir & Dance Program, Independence (Executive Function/ Independent Living Skills) Course, Tribes Social Skills Program, Banana Boating, Activities In Daily Living (Cooking, Budgeting, Etc), Jewelry Making, Ceramics, Woodshop, Karate/Martial Arts, GAGA, Go-Karting, & Archery.

Summit Camp & Travel is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Honesdale Pennsylvania offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Academics, Soccer, Swimming and more. Summit Camp & Travel is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 8-19.
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CAMP LOCATION: Summit is located approximately 3 hours from New York City in the far Northeast corner of Pennsylvania (45 miles northeast of Scranton, PA), in the lovely rural setting of Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

CAMP FACILITIES: Summit has approx. 30 traditional wooden cabins with electric and private facilities in each cabin. Our main buildings include our newly refinished dining hall, air-conditioned recreational hall, our medical facility, and a newly built outdoor pavilion. Summit utilizes three A frame buildings for our arts programs, a wilderness treehouse with camp fire area for cookouts, newly resurfaced basketball/tennis courts, high/low ropes course with climbing wall, heated pool, private lake, nature fields with a farm area, martial arts dojo, go-kart track with 3 karts. Summit has a small amphitheatre adjacent to our lake, with a miraculous view of our beautiful setting where we enjoy swimming, canoeing, and riding our banana boats. Our camp resides on a gently rising hillside, thus providing us with the physical basis for our motto, "The Magic on the Hill."

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summit Camp is a co-ed sleepaway camp for ages 8-19 years with issues of attention: AD/HD, HFA/Asperger’s Disorder, and/or learning differences. Using the frame of a traditional sleepaway camp, we create platforms of success where our campers can experience outcomes such as improved self-esteem, lasting friendships, and increased independence. This is accomplished through a well-orchestrated and expertly staffed backdrop to a largely traditional camp experience- guided challenges, waterfront, adventure course, and more. It is our goal and desire to take our campers from observing peer interactions to engaging in them, to learn and celebrate their own strengths and successes, and to feel a sense of belonging and shared community with those around them while they are with us.

Our Teen Travel program extends the Summit community to provide a safe yet exciting adventure to one of our many attractive national and international destination tours offering 14 day and 19 day excursions. Summit Weekenders provide a youth-group style social retreat for adolescents to have an oasis of independence, enjoyment, and success during the school year months. Regardless of the specific program, Summit provides an expertly staffed, highly structured, and truly fun experience for our youth, and has been doing so since 1969. Summit is accredited by the American Camp Association and takes pride in our long term commitment to and successes in working with special needs youth.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our Transitions to Adult Living Skills program for youth aged 15-19 provides learning and vocational opportunities for our teens. We also have vocational programs for upper camp including, big brother/big sister, waiter/waitressing, working in a specialty area or as UL assistant, photography, and more. Our SUPER TEEN program focuses on building the executive function and daily living skills OUR kids needs to succeed as independently as possible.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Summit provides weekender programs in metropolitan areas throughout the country which run from Friday evening until Sunday mid-day that provide an oasis of social involvement for our youth. NY/NJ and DC/VA weekenders meet on a monthly basis.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Summit has the following resident summer staff in addition to our dual layer of counselors and specialists. • Team of senior directorship including a Master's of Education, licensed social worker, counseling psychologist, and school psychologist. • On site Physician and group of RN's for excellent medication management and treatment on site. • Head counselor who has been a proud member of the Summit community since 1983. We pride ourselves on our ongoing support and training of our staff and our phenomenal return rate of excellent seasonal staff who help us orchestrate and bring the magic to our youth year after year.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Ongoing information can be found on our website at: Our Camp Website Link: www.summitcamp.com
Travel Tours 2018: Southeast Theme Parks; San Francisco and Hawaii; Disney Alaskan Cruise

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We would love to hear from interested applicants! We are looking for staff 20+ years of age. Counselors have prior experience working with our populations and are looking for a unique opportunity to develop skills and experience in the best setting, with the best supervision, available!

Our specialty teams include waterfront, arts, performing arts, adventure, nature, science, computers, athletics, and go-karting.

We are looking for specialty teachers that have experience leading youth and instructing others in their given area.

Please contact Leah Love, MS, leahl[AT]summitcamp.com, with interest in working for us. You may have never considered a special needs camp program- but let us show you why working for us may be the summer of a lifetime!

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Leadership Camps in PA
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Pennsylvania Leadership Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some Pennsylvania Leadership Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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American Diabetes Association Camp Freedom
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

Visit Our American Diabetes Association Camp Freedom Website
610-828-5003 ext. 4643
mfoster[AT]diabetes.org
157 Game Farm Rd.
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania 19473

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
150 Monument Rd. Suite 100
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

CAMPER AGES: 7-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The American Diabetes Association’s Camp Freedom, sponsored by Novo Nordisk, has become one of the most powerful and life-changing avenues to improve the lives of children affected by diabetes. Offered each summer to nearly 180 youth with diabetes across Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and DC, the overarching purpose of ADA Camp Freedom is to promote self-care behaviors in an environment that’s fun, peer-oriented and medically safe.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: ADA Camp Freedom seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and rewarding experience for campers. A full complement of medical and healthcare professionals, counselors and Association staff are on the premises for the entire week of camp working to: (1) Provide an affordable and enjoyable camping experience for children with type 1 diabetes and their families; (2) Present a safe and healthy environment away from home for children with diabetes; and (3) Enable children with diabetes and their family to meet other children and counselors with diabetes.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Science, Adventure, and more. Archery, Ecology & Zip Line

American Diabetes Association Camp Freedom is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Schwenksville Pennsylvania offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Tennis, Soccer, Team Sports and more. American Diabetes Association Camp Freedom is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 7-16.
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CAMP LOCATION: ADA Camp Freedom is located at Camp Kweebec which has been accredited by the American Camp Association for more than 40 years. Located on a beautiful 186 acres in the Perkiomen Valley, Camp Kweebec is approximately 40 minutes northwest of Valley Forge, PA.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Camp fee includes 24-hour medical supervision, meals and snacks, American Diabetes Association Camp t-shirt, housing, supervised program activities and most diabetes supplies.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT Program: A CIT candidate must submit an application with two personal references and a medical reference. Space is limited for this position.

The role of a CIT is to assist counselors while working with younger campers. The CIT Program provides training for youth interested in working with kids, specifically as camp counselors. Participants are expected to interact thoughtfully and compassionately with younger campers; to commit to learning more about themselves, camp, and camp procedures; to be team members and to take on responsibility and leadership. CITs also have the opportunity to learn a basic understanding of diabetes and its care.

The primary goal of the CIT Program is to offer a fun and supportive experience that will develop confidence, commitment, and community. The program focuses on helping youth become future leaders by developing communication, teamwork and leadership skills. CITs will leave ready to become camp counselors.

For information on the CIT program, please contact Michelle Foster at mfoster[AT]diabetes.org or 610-828-5003 ext. 4643

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Regardless of a family's ability to pay for Camp, the American Diabetes Association is committed to providing a camp experience to children living with diabetes. Financial assistance is available to families so every child with diabetes can have an opportunity to attend. Families MUST be registered first to apply for financial aid.
To apply for financial aid, please complete the Financial Aid form included in the general application. Families must also send acceptable "Proof of Income Documentation" as listed on the Financial Aid Application. For more information, please contact Michelle Foster at mfoster[AT]diabetes.org or 610-828-5003 ext. 4643

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
ADA Camp Freedom is scheduled from June 20th-26th, 2020. Registration is currently open at Our Camp Website Link: www.diabetes.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
ADA Camp Freedom offers a unique opportunity to teach and learn more about diabetes, diabetes management, and how kids cope diabetes. As a counselor, you will develop skill-building ventures by working as a team with campers-managing their diabetes, medical staff and other counselors in an outdoor recreational environment 24 hours a day.

We hold a comprehensive orientation, training, and supervision — that assists you in preparing for and delivering the best service possible to our campers. The experience our counselors have at Camp Freedom is truly meaningful work and the real chance to make a difference in the lives of kids with diabetes. Camp counselors have the opportunity to either volunteer for the weeks or receive a small stipend.

Please contact Michelle Foster at mfoster[AT]diabetes.org for counselor opportunities or visit Our Camp Website Link: www.diabetes.org.

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Camp Lindenmere
Henryville, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Camp Lindenmere Website
570-629-0240
admin[AT]camplindenmere.com
Camp Lindenmere
163 Lindenmere Lane
Henryville, Pennsylvania 18332

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 7-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Lindenmere is an all choice elective based program offering a wide variety of activities including all circus arts, music, sports, creative arts, theatre, swimming and much more! Our highly trained specialty staff provide campers with a high level of instruction. Our warm and nurturing environment helps build even the shyest of campers grow.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Cheerleading, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Computers, Science, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Nestled on approximately 175 acres of Pennsylvania’s beautiful Pocono Mountains, Camp Lindenmere is a private, co-ed sleep-away camp with a long, rich history. Established in 1935, our focus is on the individual growth of each child. We offer multi-session programming to best accommodate the needs of our campers.

Lindenmere is situated only 90 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia, and our campers come from as far away as Washington D.C., Massachusetts, California, and Florida to spend their summers with us.

CAMP FACILITIES: New country-styled cabins all have electricity and indoor bathroom facilities. There are 8 - 12 campers in each bunk supervised by 3-4 counselors. Located on a campus of nearly 175 acres, our facilities include: a new air conditioned alpine-styled dining room, a multi-purpose air conditioned indoor gymnasium and theatre, two baseball/ softball fields, eight tennis courts, two soccer fields, three basketball courts (lighted), a beach volleyball court, an extensive fine arts building that is air conditioned, computer lab with air conditioning, multi-stationed ropes/climbing wall course, horseback riding arena, lake, heated pool with dual water slides, hockey arena, circus and gymnastics pavilion, flying trapeze, skateboard park, and a Teepee village for overnight camp-outs.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: It’s all about choice. Your choice! TOTAL CHOICE! Lindenmere’s program is on the cutting edge of summer camping. Campers work with their counselors and specialty staff to select the activities they want and love. This makes each and every day challenging, unique
and fun. We have an Outdoor Adventure (consisting of rockclimbing, high and low ropes, zipline, survivorman, mountain boarding & biking), Cooking, Circus, Flying Trapeze, Archery, Fitness, Hockey, Volleyball, Skateboarding, Go Karts, GaGa, and Fashion Design programing as well. New country-styled cabins all have electricity and indoor bathroom facilities.

There are 8 - 12 campers in each bunk supervised by 3-4 counselors. Located on a campus of nearly 175 acres, our facilities include: a new alpine-styled dining room, a multi-purpose indoor gymnasium and theatre, two baseball/ softball fields, five tennis courts, two soccer fields, three basketball courts (lighted), two beach volleyball courts, an extensive fine arts building, computer lab, multi-stationed ropes/climbing wall course, horseback riding arena, lake, heated pool with dual water slides, hockey arena, circus and gymnastics pavilion, flying trapeze, skateboard park, and a Teepee village for overnight camp-outs

Lindenmere campers choose both majors and minors to construct their perfect day. With over fifty electives to choose from and a team of dedicated specialty staff, we ensure the success and growth of all of our campers.

Majors are selected before the beginning of each session. They are instructional and goal oriented. Major programs often culminate in a performance or production. Athletic Majors participate in competitive events.

Minors are chosen daily. They are instructional or recreational. Minors allow campers to experience a diverse array of activities.

7:45 am Wake up
8:15 am Breakfast
8:45 - 9:25 am Clean Up
9:25 - 10:25 am First Major
10:30 - 10:40 am Fruit Break at Art Center and Circus
10:45 - 11:45 am Second Major
11:55 - 12:55 am Third Major
1:00 pm Lunch
1:35 - 2:35 pm Rest Period
2:40 - 3:30 pm First Minor
3:35 - 3:50 pm Snack [AT] Art Center
3:55 - 4:45 pm Second Minor
4:55 - 5:55 pm Third Minor (Free Time)
6:00 pm Line Up
6:15 pm Dinner
7:00 - 7:30 pm Free Play
7:30 - 8:15 pm Shower Time
8:15 pm Evening Activity
9:10 pm Canteen & staggered bed times according to age

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Camp Lindenmere’s Leadership Training Program is carefully designed to teach participants both life and camp related skills. The LT’s will participate in all of the traditional Lindenmere camp activities, and will often experience many of these activities in a leadership role.

The program is fun, dynamic and creative while offering the LT’s more freedom and responsibility than other campers. The LT’s have the opportunity to participate in regular camp activities as well as experiential learning activities designed to teach life skills.

As the oldest campers, the LT’s are considered the foundation of the Lindenmere experience. Each participant is considered a valuable part of our community and is eligible to become our future staff and leaders.

OTHER CAMP INFO: How many people in each bunk?
Each bunk houses 8-12 campers with two to three counselors. The cabins are equipped with modern conveniences such as full bath facilities, including hot and cold running water, ample electrical outlets and storage space for clothing.

When do the campers pick their activities?
Majors are chosen before campers arrive at camp. The three minors are chosen at breakfast each morning and may vary from day to day.

Do campers ever get turned away from an activity they choose?
Never. A full time program director spends the day working with each child's schedule.

How many people in each activity?
Sometimes a child chooses a private lesson which is one-on-one with an instructor. Most activities have between eight to twelve children.

How does the laundry work?
Every camper's laundry is done with an outside service and is collected on Friday and returned to the campers on Sunday. The laundry for each cabin is kept together and the children sort their laundry with the aid of their counselors upon its return.

Do you have a doctor in camp?
We have a doctor and three registered nurses during each session. Our infirmary is staffed twenty four hours per day.

Are campers put into bunks by age or grade?
Campers are usually grouped in cabins by grade. Sometimes parents will request a placement by age. If your child wants to bunk with friends, we almost always are able to work it out.
Any out of camp trips?

Children leave camp to compete in intercamp games or special events such as a day trip to Camelbeach, Dorney Park, whitewater rafting, ice skating, bowling, minor league baseball games.

Do campers need extra money?
Canteen is provided free of charge each day. A small amount of spending money is recommended for other incidentals.

Where do campers come from?
All over. We have large groups of children from the New York metropolitan area, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Florida, and California, but don't be surprised if you have a bunk mate from London, Paris, Madrid or Singapore.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please refer to our website for complete information at: Our Camp Website Link: camplindenmere.com.

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Camp Harmony
Hooversville, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Camp Harmony Website
814-798-5885 814-798-4005
program[AT]campharmony.org
1414 Plank Road
Hooversville, Pennsylvania 15936

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CAMPER AGES: 4 years old through adults

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Family RV Campground

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Science, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located just minutes from the beautiful Quemahoning Reservoir in the Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania. Laid out over 112 acres, our beautiful camp has plenty to offer in all 4 seasons. Visit our Facebook page or website for more information and pictures.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Harmony features 8 newly remodeled cabins, 5 rustic cabins, RV campground, teepees, swimming pool & waterslide, climbing & rappelling tower, high & low elements ropes course, pavilions, catch & release pond, indoor gym & multipurpose building, dining hall, meeting rooms, and retreat buildings for large and small groups of all types. Many of our facilities are available year-round.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Since 1924, Camp Harmony has offered programs that train Christians in the way they should go. Our mission is to invite all people to experience the wonder of creation and to grow in closer harmony with God, with nature, and with one another. We aim to do so through offering programs for all ages to participate in fun learning experiences in a variety of formats and by providing space where individuals and groups can connect in a greater way.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Camp Harmony offers a Leaders-in-Training program for youth ages 16 & older who have completed at least 10th grade. Leaders-in-Training participate in activities during the week of staff training and then choose 2 weeks out of the summer to volunteer with our staff in various capacities.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camper Scholarships are available upon request. Please contact the Camp Harmony office for requests and details.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Our Family Campground area is open throughout the summer with special weekend programming for all ages. There is also a specific weekend set aside for families to come enjoy all that our camp has to offer.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We are available for year-round rentals of our facilities with programs for all ages throughout the year. Check our Facebook page or website for details.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Find us on Facebook at Our Camp Website Link: www.facebook.com

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Visit our Facebook page or website for complete information on camp and event dates.

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Camp Wayne for Boys
Preston Park, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Camp Wayne for Boys Website
Summer: 570-798-2511
josh[AT]campwayne.com
info[AT]campwayne.com
15 Camp Wayne Road
Preston Park, Pennsylvania 18455

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Winter: 516-883-3067

CAMPER AGES: 1st Grade through 10th Grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Since 1921, Camp Wayne, a family-owned “brother-sister” camp, has been a place where friendships and memories extend long past summer. The Wayne Experience is about learning, developing relationships, building confidence and, most of all, having fun.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Archery, High/low Ropes, Climbing, Nature, Golf, Waterski, Wakeboard, Kayaking, Canoeing, Music.

Camp Wayne for Boys is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Preston Park Pennsylvania offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts and more. Camp Wayne for Boys is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 1st Grade through 10th Grade.
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CAMP LOCATION: Camp Wayne is located in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, approximately 150 miles north of New York City. Our campus us set on 420 acres and includes two private lakes.

CAMP FACILITIES: Modern cabins with bathroom facilities in the bunk. Two private lakes, swimming pool, 12 tennis courts, golf facility with driving range, chipping/putting green, state of the art adventure program with four-sided climbing wall, two zip lines, high and low ropes course, archery range, three baseball fields, two soccer fields, two indoor gyms, fitnes center, hockey rink, lacrosse field, skate park, two gaga pits, indoor game room, canteen, three outdoor and three indoor basketball courts, arts program with cooking, woodshop, ceramics, and crafts.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our program is designed to ensure that our campers have a well-rounded camp experience that includes, sports, arts, aquatic and adventure activities. As our children get older, they have more choice in their daily activities.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT program for boys who have completed 10th grade and an LIT program for boys that have completed 11th grade.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit us online at Our Camp Website Link: www.campwayne.com for information on our dates and fees.

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Camp America Day Camp
Chalfont, PA

Visit Our Camp America Day Camp Website
(215) 822-6313
wearecampamerica[AT]gmail.com
341 Lower State Road
Chalfont, PA 18914

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 2 1/2 to 15 years old

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. 8 week summer camp, transportation or early and late care available, lunch and snack provided daily.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Located on 42 scenic acres, Camp America has been creating summer memories with a wide variety of comprehensive, creative and innovative programs and activities for children ages 2 1/2 to 15 years old. For over 50 years, Camp America has offered a nurturing environment filled with fun and excitement, which has kept kids coming back year after year. From sports and recreation activities to creative and learning experiences, there's sure to be something for everyone! Don't let your child miss out on the fun! Schedule your tour today! (215) 822-6313

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Our STARS PROGRAM offers a unique opportunity for gifted and talented children to participate in a half day of stimulating hands-on STEAM based workshops while also being able to also enjoy traditional day camp activities in the afternoon. The instructors present one or two week STEAM based classes on an ever changing schedule. After these morning workshops, STARS return to traditional camp activities including lunch, swim and participation in a variety of sports and creative arts camp activities. Throughout the season, STARS also enjoy a variety of trips related to the STEAM based workshops that are being presented.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Adventure, and more. Boating & Fishing, Red Cross Swim Program, Gaga, Archery, Street Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Ceramics, Wood Shop, Fantasy Zone, Cooking, Go Karts, Challenge Course Including Zip Lines, Rock Wall, High Ropes Elements & Low Ropes Course, American Ninja Warrior Course, Gymnastics & Much More!

CAMP LOCATION: Located on 42 scenic acres in Bucks County, PA., Camp America has provided the ideal combination of people, programs, facilities and activities to meet our campers' unique need's since 1967. Please visit our website to see photos of our grounds!

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 4 swimming pools, 1 with a diving board and 1 with water slides, 6 full tennis courts and 2 practice courts, street hockey pavilion, 2 covered gaga courts, professional little league softball field, 4 baseball fields, 5 newcombe/volley ball courts, beach volley ball court, 8 basketball courts, soccer fields, indoor soccer stadium, miniature golf course, archery range, challenge course (high ropes elements, climbing walls, dual zip line, low ropes team building course and more), gymnastics pavilion, professionally designed kickball field, mini-basketball court, pony corral and barn, cooking, arts & crafts, pottery & ceramics, fully equipped wood shop, computer lab, fantasy zone (indoor play structure), outdoor playgrounds, lake (rowboats, canoes, paddle boats and funyaks), fishing, GZ lounge, pavilion and stage, puppets, go-karts, drama, wooded nature area, state of the art, air conditioned dance studios, classroom and activity space, air conditioned and fully renovated preschool camp building.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp America provides a comprehensive day camp program that promotes the social, cultural, physical and emotional development of children, ages 2 1/2 to 15. we recruit the best counselors and supervisors to help campers as they learn, laugh and play. We offer activities in the best environments possible. We strive to give campers a fun and nurturing experience, enhanced self-esteem, friendship skills, greater independence and a sense of their creative potential. Camp America is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), an award held by only 25% of camps nation wide. Accreditation requires compliance with the highest quality program, health and safety standards. We have a superior safety record - a record you can trust!

Camp America enjoys an excellent reputation because we hand pick the best people to serve you and your family. Many of our counselors are state certified teachers. Our food managers are certified by the Bucks County Board of Health. All of our instructors have specialized training in their areas of expertise. A full-time Registered Nurse and well stock infirmary are available during regular camp hours. Our staff members are experienced, highly qualified leaders who model friendship and consideration of others to all children. As positive and caring leaders, our counselors and supervisors display the sensitivity required to work well with children meeting their social, emotional and physical needs.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our CIT (counselor in training) program is a learning and transition program for 13, 14 and 15 year-olds. CIT's are organized into groups of 15 boys or girls and get to experience the best of two world's at camp. The counselors for these groups are chosen for their mature, yet youthful, outlooks. A CIT day encompasses work experience, bunk activities including lunch and swimming, as well as sport and recreational periods. CIT's work with both specialist and bunks developing leadership and organizational skills. Daily bunk-time activities include co-ed games, group meetings and discussions, swim and water games, as well as, other recreational opportunities. As the oldest campers, CIT's are rewarded with day trips and after-hours activities supervised by their counselors, division leaders and other staff.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Camp America provides transportation or early and late care options. A discount is offered for parents who choose to provide their own transportation during regular camp hours.

Camp hours with transportation: Monday - Friday 9 am to 4 pm.
Camp hours with parent transportation: Monday - Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm
Early and Late Care: 7:30 am - 6 pm

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer 2018 will run from June 25th thru August 17th. We will also have a mini camp week before camp begins (June 18th - 22nd). You can pick one day or you can pick the whole week for a very low rate. For more information please feel free to contact the main office at (215) 822-6313 or visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.camp-america.com.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp America Day Camp in Chalfont, PA is looking for qualified camp counselors, lifeguards, tennis instructors, gymnastics instructors, kitchen staff and more!

If you are interested in joining our fun camp family please go to our website Our Camp Website Link: www.camp-america.com and fill out an application found in our job opportunities section located at the bottom of the website.  

You may either mail in your application to 341 Lower State Road, Chalfont, PA 18914 or email it to wearecampamerica[AT]gmail.com

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The Handwork Studio
Pennsylvania Location(s)

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40 Locations Along the East Coast
35 N Narberth Ave.
Narberth, Pennsylvania 19072

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Connecticut
DC - District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Maryland
Maine
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Virginia

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Handwork Studio is a kids' needle arts, machine sewing and fashion camp operating in 11 states with over 40 locations. The program is a unique, creative, fun and educational way for children to learn the tradition of needle arts, machine sewing and fashion in a positive and nurturing environment.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO:
The Handwork Studio LLC is a kids' needle arts and fashion studio and camp. Our purpose is to pass down the tradition of teaching practical arts such as knitting, crocheting, hand and machine sewing, embroidery, quilting, fashion and crafts in a fun and relaxed environment.

Our staff is comprised of professional artists, instructors and skilled teachers, dedicated to making each student feel special. Our teaching philosophy is one that focuses on the students’ accomplishments. We will never criticize the student's work, but praise his or her efforts.

The Handwork Studio is designed to…
nurture its students
in a positive social environment
with a "Can Do" attitude
that fosters creativity
while learning lifetime skills.

The Result:
Making really cool projects with new friends while having Fun! Fun! Fun!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our CIT Leadership Program started Summer 2016! Learn more here Our Camp Website Link: www.thehandworkstudio.com.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
If you believe a job is to inspire and create, smiles are a part of the uniform and don't mind occasionally getting tangled in thread we need to talk! The Handwork Studio is on the search for that ‘needle in a haystack’ to help us forge ahead on our mission to educate children in the needle-arts.

Qualified Candidates Must:
-- Be passionate, warm, caring and ultimately a happy person that will bring excitement to the classroom
-- Be high energy; able to sit on the floor and/or stand for an extended period of time
-- Enjoy crafting in one or more of the following skills: knitting, crocheting, machine and hand sewing, embroidery, etc. You do not need to be an expert. We will train you on our methods.
-- Enjoy working with children between the ages of 5-16 years
-- Possess infinite patience
-- Be neat and organized
-- Be willing to work generally Monday-Fridays (approx. 8:30-3:30) during the months of June, July and August. This schedule can vary slightly based on program and geographic location.

To be considered, interested applicants MUST complete an online application at Our Camp Website Link: www.thehandworkstudio.com. Here you will find more details about our counselor positions and their applications.

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Eurosoccer Academy of the USA
Pennsylvania Location(s)

Visit Our Eurosoccer Academy of the USA Website
570-629-2125
train[AT]intensesoccer.com
305 Steven Lane
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, and New York

CAMPER AGES: Age 15-23

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. 12 days, 3 weeks, 4 weeks or 5 weeks

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Soccer, Travel, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the beautiful Pocono area, Stroudsburg, PA. Our camps in Europe are located in Estoril/Cascais, Portugal, known as the "Portuguese Riviera", with glorious sunrises and spectacular sunsets & Valencia, Spain, 50 meters from the beach on the Costa de Azahar (in a residential area of the city of Castellon, a Valencian community).

Train with us in this professional environment, with professional coaches! Call us for more information at 570-629-2125, or e-mail at train[AT]intensesoccer.com

Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.intensesoccer.com.

CAMP FACILITIES: We bring our coaches and expertize to your community.In Portugal & Spain we stay at 4 star hotels, e have breakfast, lunch & dinner at the hotel's restaurant, all you can eat buffet, 2-3 practices per day with professional coaches, guided tours of Lisbon & Valencia, official games and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our 18th Anniversary testifies to our success. We have developed the most effective way to introduce the European style soccer to our American & Canadian players.
Our paramount goal is to achieve excellence in soccer while creating a healthy and friendly environment for all attendees. We want to inspire them, contributing to the fulfillment of their dreams. Particular attention is paid to our players' physical, tactical, technical, and psychological development. We strive to create a bond between the players and follow their development throughout the years.

Our program goes far beyond a regular soccer vacation. I am confident your players will integrate rapidly and enjoy our high quality soccer program while having a great time.

Alexander Szasz, ESA of the USA Director of Coaching, holds a B.A., M.A. in Physical Education from the Institute of Physical Education & Sports in Bucharest, Romania & Wingate Institute in Tel Aviv, has 32 years of coaching experience, is the Founder & Director of Coaching of Eurosoccer Academy of the USA (since 1996) & our coaches from Spain & Portugal are experienced coaches from Benfica, Estoril FC & Valencia FC.

Our training program will become a great motivation for all participants. We provide soccer education and training at its best.

Visit us at Our Camp Website Link: www.intensesoccer.com, e-mail: train[AT]intensesoccer.com or call us at 570-629-2125

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Train like a Pro with Eurosoccer Academy of the USA. We provide intensive soccer training programs in the US: PA, NY, NY & CA and also in Europe. Check out our Elite European soccer destinations! Live, Train & Play like a Pro in Spain, Portugal & Romania with top Pro clubs. We provide intensive soccer training programs for intermediate, advanced & elite players, U16 - U23.

Best college prep camps in Europe & great opportunity to earn tryouts. Enroll today at Our Camp Website Link: www.intensesoccer.com. For more information call us at 570-629-2125 or e-mail at train[AT]intensesoccer.com

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Five months & year round training programs with European professional clubs available upon admission;
pre-requisite: attending the summer training program

OTHER CAMP INFO: Eurosoccer Academy of the USA provides intensive youth & young adults soccer training with top professional coaches from Spain & Portugal. We are confident you will be challenged & appreciate the experience & international exposure.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Where? NY, PA, NJ & CA. Are you from a different state? Contact us to schedule your local soccer event for field players and GK
When? 8/03-8/07/14 & 8/10-8/14/14; age 9-14 & 14-18; 3 hour Goal Keeper clinic on 8/7 & 8/14/14

Spain & Portugal: Individual Players Program: field players and goalkeepers(M. & F., age: 15-23):

4 weeks: Portugal-Spain(7/02 - 7/30/14). Cost: $5,141
12 days: Spain (7/19 - 7/30/14). Cost: $2,991
12 days: Portugal (7/09 - 7/20/14). Cost $2,991

For more information call us at 570-629-2125
E-mail: train[AT]intensesoccer.com or visit Our Camp Website Link: www.intensesoccer.com.

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Independent Lake Camp
Thompson, PA

Visit Our Independent Lake Camp Website
1-800-399-CAMP(2267)
info[AT]independentlake.com
70 Clark Rd
Thompson, PA 18465

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 575
Laurel, FL 34272

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 6 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. CO-ED OVERNIGHT

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: ILC is a premier, co-ed overnight camp, ages 6-17, located in the Pocono Mountains. Come be apart of our 27th Anniversary summer - improve old skills, learn new things, make memories and establish friendships that will last forever. Are you ready for the summer of a lifetime? If so, join the Independent Lake Camp community today!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Computers, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Circus & Flying Trapeze, Rock Music, Recording Studio, Go Karts, Magic, BMX, Rollerblading, Skateboarding, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Kayaking, Team Sports, Climbing Wall & Ropes Course, Role Playing Games, LARPing, Rocketry

CAMP LOCATION: Independent Lake Camp is located in the northern tip of the Pocono Mountains near the City of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The camp is set on 300 pristine acres and includes a beautiful waterfront on the 100-acre, private, Independent Lake. (Approximately 2.5 hours from Philadelphia, 3 hours from New York City)

Please visit our website for a full tour of activities and facilities.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a private lake with a sandy beach, outdoor pool, 2 gyms, 5 tennis courts, an outdoor basketball court, a soccer field, 2 flying trapezes, 2 living campuses with multiple cabins on each (indoor plumbing in the cabins), a skatepark, an indoor and outdoor climbing wall, a brand new recording studio, and multiple activity buildings and facilities. Please visit our website for a full tour of activities and facilities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Established 27 years ago as a non-traditional summer camp, the original vision for ILC has created one of the best sleep-away summer camps around. We have evolved into a special, positive community that provides campers with the confidence to advance their existing talents, or even take a risk and try something new! This ILC vision was, and still is dedicated to: i) Celebrating diversity of people, activities, places, ideas, views & beliefs,
Promoting creativity within each camper and throughout the entire community, ii) Empowering individual growth with our elective, personalized scheduling, and iii) Providing a wide-range of activities for all skill levels that are rich with integrity by maintaining top-notch facilities & equipment and employing a talented, hand-selected staff from all over the world.

ILC prides itself on the unique approach we take about the campers’ schedules - based mainly on individualized programming. Each camper can choose what they want to do from a wide variety of activities offered by multiple departments. Each ILC department is managed by an experienced, talented, veteran ILC staff member. Therefore, ILC is more than just a fantastic summer camp, it is a fantastic Circus & Flying Trapeze, Sports, Tennis, Dance & Performing Arts, Magic, Skateboarding, Rollerblading & BMX, Digital Arts, RPG, LARPing, & Rocketry, Fine Arts, Music, Electronic Music & Music Recording, Climbing Wall, Zip-Line, & Adventure Ropes Course, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Tubing, & Banana Boating, Sailing, Kayaking & Paddleboating, Lake & Pool Swimming & Water Games, Organic Farming, and Horseback Riding Camp all rolled into one!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Counselor in Training (CIT) Program. CIT's must be entering 11th grade and must come for at least 4 weeks. They are responsible for helping out in an area of their choice, while still enjoying the benefits that being a camper has to offer.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Please email one of our Director's, Jeff Gould, at jeff[AT]independentlake.com to inquire about any financial aid or scholarships.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Create your own summer.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.independentlake.com to see our dates and rates.

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Mt. Gilead Camp For Girls
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Mt. Gilead Camp For Girls Website
570-629-0920
info[AT]mtgileadcamp.org
440 Rinker Rd.
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360

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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Nestled in the heart of the Pennsylvania Poconos, Mt. Gilead has provided an exceptional girls’ summer camp program for more than 60 years. Campers play, learn, and grow while participating in archery, swimming, riflery, drama, high ropes, horsemanship, and canoeing – to name just a few! In a warm and friendly atmosphere, staff lead engaging activities that challenge and encourage campers to grow. Meals are served family-style, campfires, fun camp traditions, off-the-wall silly songs, games, group activities and sports all enhance the experiences of making new friends and enjoying fellowship with peers and counselors. Here girls grow and mature daily, all while making friends and memories that will last a lifetime!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Basketball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Archery, Riflery, High Ropes, & Canoeing Trips.

Mt. Gilead Camp For Girls is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Stroudsburg Pennsylvania offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Adventure, Horses/Equestrian, Volleyball and more. Mt. Gilead Camp For Girls is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 7 - 17.
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CAMP LOCATION: Mt. Gilead Camp and Conference is located at 440 Rinker Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

CAMP FACILITIES: Mt. Gilead has 16 buildings available for overnight lodging. Ranging from full sized lodges to small 8 person cabins, options are available for any sized group. Whether it’s a family ski weekend at Camelback Ski Mountain, group retreat or a staff getaway; we keep our rental prices affordable so everyone can afford a visit to the Poconos.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Mt. Gilead offers an atmosphere of relaxed fun and fellowship and the opportunity to experience God right in the middle of his creation without the distractions of technology and everyday life.

Campers are grouped in divisions according to their completed grade. Girls spend time interacting with their cabin group, divisional group, and the entire camp population at different times throughout the week.
Adventurers are completing grades 2 through 4.

Searchers are completing grades 5 and 6.

Observers are completing grades 7 and 8

Conquerors have completed grades 9 through 11.

A week at Mt. Gilead starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday, for campers staying more than 1 week, we offer the option of a stay over program. This program allows campers to stay at camp over the weekend where they will be cared for by our weekend staff. Parents are welcome to visit during this time and can take their camper out of camp for several hours (to eat, do laundry, etc.).

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Young ladies in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade are eligible to enroll in CILT I. During the school year, CILTs are working on requirements, reading books, developing a resource file, and preparing for the busy summer ahead. Once CILTs arrive at camp, they will prepare to embark on a trip that will change their lives forever. CILTs, their instructor, and other qualified personnel will leave for a week long outdoor living experience, typically backpacking and/or canoeing.

CILTs will experience first hand God’s awesome creation and learn important lessons in teamwork and communication. Once the CILTs return to camp their second week of training consists of working with a cabin, leading activities, songfests, service hours, Bible study and CILT class.

CILT II
There is no break! (Who wants one anyway?!) The CILTs are anxious to continue their training and get started on their second year requirements.

CILT II begins as soon as CILT I ends. CILTs are given their second year books to read, their extensive list of requirements, and with their new network of fellow CILTs, instructor and their mentor, they are ready to begin. One of the most unique features of our CILT II program is the use of a mentor. Each CILT chooses a mentor. Someone who will pray with them, guide, encourage, challenge and keep the CILT accountable throughout the year. The mentor and CILT will share thoughts and ideas on Bible Study methods by Rick Warren. Then the summer begins with three weeks of training.

CILT II participants are required to attend our staff training week, otherwise known as Pre-Camp. During this week, CILTs will have the opportunity to see the workings behind camp, as friendships develop, activities are planned, staff is trained and duties are assigned. They will also have the opportunity to earn certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, and AED. The second week of CILT is filled with training in their areas of specialty, Bible study, CILT classes, and camp service hours. Finally, the third week of training arrives when CILTs get to put all their knowledge into practice when they live-in with a cabin for a full week under the supervision of another counselor. Upon successful completion of all the requirements CILTs will have a graduation ceremony and are welcomed onto our staff!

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Camp Conshatawba
Summerhill, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Camp Conshatawba Website
814-495-9300
288 Oaks Rd
Summerhill, Pennsylvania 15958

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 5-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Conshatawba is a year round Girl Scout camp which sits on nearly 300 acres of wooded, hilly terrain in the Allegheny Mountain Range. Conshatawba offers many activities such as a challenge course with zipline, pool, archery, theater, and hiking.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Swimming, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 15 miles Northeast of Johnstown, Pa on 300 wooded acres. Please visit our website for pictures, and amenities. Friend us on facebook at GSWPA Camp Conshatawba.

CAMP FACILITIES: Conshatawba is a Resident Camp that specializes in The Arts and Adventure. We have a ceramics and pottery program, arts and craft building, theater stage,pool, climbing rock wall and zip line, low ropes course, archery field and numerous sports fields. Conshatawba has beautiful lodges, platform tents, and cabins for lodging.Girls attend themed weeks of camp throughout the summer with this year's most popular sessions being a Percy Jackson session and a Hunger Games themed session. Conshatawba offers resident camping for girls ages 8-17 as well as family sessions.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Conshatawba has adventure programming specializing in backpacking trips. Conshatawba offers a 4 sided climbing tower and zipline. Conshatawba also focuses on the arts with an indoor theater and arts studio.

Our camps are staffed with activity specialists, a cook, a health supervisor and specialty staff for adventure programs. Staff members are carefully selected for their skills as well as how they work with children and adults. They participate in weeklong training sessions where they earn appropriate certifications. Camp Conshatawba offers programming for Girl Scouts to build girls of confidence, courage and character.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We offer a two week CIT session for girls to learn leadership skills.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Girls may apply for scholarships through Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer family white water rafting programs and traditional family camp programs. There are also Mom and daughter weekend programs.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Conshatawba offers year round programming. Groups may rent the lodges during the year. The challenge course/zipline is available for reservation during the months of May-October. Winter programming with cross county skiing is also available.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Check out our S'more magazine with session dates and fees at: Our Camp Website Link: www.gswpa.org.

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YMCA Camp Shand
Cornwall, Pennsylvania

Visit Our YMCA Camp Shand Website
717-272-8001
campadmin[AT]lancasterymca.org
20 Penryn Lane
Box 339
Cornwall, Pennsylvania 17016

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 6-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: For traditional values based day and resident camp programs to campers 6 -16. Our 120 acres provide a beautiful setting for nature and adventure classes, waterfront activities including canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, and miles of hiking trails. Of course we offer all traditional favorites too: crafts, camp fires, songs, swimming, creek walks and much more. Teen programs include adventure camp, servicing learning, and leadership development programs. Day camp transportation is available from several location.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Outdoor & Nature Educational Programs
Team Building
Traditional Arts & Craft
Teen Service Learning Camps

CAMP LOCATION: We located in Central PA just 20 miles east of Harrisburg, [AT]0 miles north of Lancaster and 60 miles west of Philadelphia on 120 arces of forested land.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Shand has a small lake, outdoor pool, dining hall, recreation hall, modern first aid center, modern shower house, 12 cabin, outdoor basketball, large sports field, GAGA pit, two fire circles, miles of trails and archery range.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: YMCA Camp Shand offers a traditional values based program which is also ACA accredited. A majority of staff are 18 and older. All have background checks and are CPR/First Aid certified and receive a 40 hours of training prior to the start of class.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: See the Teen Pages of the website.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial assistance is offer. See the Fees and financial assistance tab on the website for details

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Day Camp open June 15 and Overnight Camp open June 21st. See the wed site to download the 2015 program brochure

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Shand hires both Day and Overnight Counselors, lifeguards, and Program leaders.  Interested individual can find all necessary information on the Employee tab of our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.ymcacampshand.org or by contacting Scott Mailen at smailen[AT]lancasterymca.org.

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Capital Camps
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Capital Camps Website
Winter:  301-468-2267
Summer:  717-794-2177

12750 Buchanan Trail East
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
11300 Rockville Pike
Suite 407
Rockville, MD 20852

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 7-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Capital Camps is the premier Jewish overnight camp serving campers ages 7-18 from the Greater Washington area, Baltimore, and Northern and Southern Virginia. Our talented staff provide experiences full of laughter, friendship, and memories while challenging campers to try new things, to be independent, and to grow as individuals. At the core of our program is a sense of Jewish community – each of our programs is infused with Judaic content to encourage our campers to grow socially and spiritually.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: The Atzma’im (Hebrew for Independence) program represents a significant commitment to the notion of an inclusive community. Children join this program and are enveloped in a comprehensive support system that helps ensure a successful experience for them and their peers. All campers live in cabins, and the strength of the program is derived from its mainstreamed nature. As we teach tolerance and kindness, the Aztma’im program is a powerful hands-on educational element that has proven to be meaningful to all members of our community.

From inception, Capital Camps has had an abiding commitment to the concept of ‘camp for all’. Our Atzma’im (Independence) program is designed to provide a meaningful immersive Jewish Camp experience for children with special needs. A shining jewel of our camp program, this fully-inclusive option mainstreams campers into traditional cabins where they receive additional staff support to ensure their success. Our ADA compliant facility provides improved access for those with physical challenges, and our talented supervisory staff guide specially trained counselors to guarantee a superior experience. All new campers participate in a low-key pre-camp screening prior to formal registration to establish that the placement is appropriate and to set expectations that are realistic for each individual camper.

We truly believe that our entire community benefits from interacting with Atzma’im participants as we live, play, laugh and dream alongside one another. Please be in touch with us directly for more information.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Martial Arts, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Located approximately 1 hour north of Greater Washington in Waynesboro, PA.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Located just 70 miles from Washington DC, Capital Camps is the perfect place to spend a summer working with first-class staff from around the world. In addition to a superb group of returning campers and staff, we also welcome new staff from England, Israel, and around the United States each summer.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leaders in Training and Counselors in Training programs.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial Assistance: Our Camp Website Link: capitalcamps.org

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Year-Round Retreats: Our Camp Website Link: capitalcamps.org

Summer Family Camp: Our Camp Website Link: capitalcamps.org

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year-Round Retreats: Our Camp Website Link: capitalcamps.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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Rainbow Academy
Warminster, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Rainbow Academy Website
215-355-6498
danlagrotte[AT]gmail.com
mlrainkids[AT]aol.com
1240 Grenoble Road
Warminster, Pennsylvania 18974

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Rainbow Academy Video

CAMPER AGES: toddler -- twelve years

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Rainbow Connection is a "smaller" inclusive program that focuses on teaching social and emotional skills to school age children.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Computers, Academics, and more. Gardening, & Farm Animal Pets.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 30 minutes from NE Philadelphia; 15 minutes from Willow Grove and Doylestown; and 20 minutes from Bensalem.

CAMP FACILITIES: We are located on an idyllic five acre farm -- small enough to be cozy and attentive, yet large enough to offer young children lots of fun experiences!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our staff are teachers, trained in early childhood/elementary/special education. This will be our 27th year of summer camp at Rainbow Academy!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Jr. Counselors are helpful mentors to the teachers who lead our summer camp groups. Jr. Counselors must be 14 years of age or older.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Some scholarship is available for Rainbow Connection.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Rainbow Academy operates as a pre-school, kindergarten, and after school program for elementary aged children.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Join us at Our Camp Website Link: www.rainbowacademypreschool.com, and click the program that tells the story about Rainbow Academy's summer camp and Rainbow Connection. We hope to see you in the sun!!!!!

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Rainbow Academy is looking for teachers, certified to teach early childhood, elementary, or special education.  We are also looking for aquatics staff -- lifeguards and swimming instructors.  Come to work and play!

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Willow Grove Day Camp
Hatboro, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Willow Grove Day Camp Website
215 659 4393
info[AT]willowgrovedaycamp.com
3400 Davisville RD
Hatboro, Pennsylvania 19040

CAMPER AGES: 3-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Since 1955 Willow Grove Day Camp has been providing the "BEST" in camping for generations of campers. Our magnificent facility is located on over 40 acres and provides the best in dedicated, professional staff.

We are a comprehensive day camp located in the heart of Eastern Montgomery County, minutes from Bucks County and NE Philadelphia. WGDC features programs in Art, Aquatics, Drama, Cooking, Nature, and Athletics. WGDC offers 4 heated swimming pools, air conditioned buildings, and clean, modern bathrooms.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: We accomodate Special Needs Campers on an individual basis if
parents and their support professionals believe that the camper can succeed in a mainstream comprehensive daycamp situation.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Cheerleading, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Computers, Academics, and more. Archery, Lacrosse, Nature, Challenge Ropes, Ceramics, CIT/Teen Program With Trips!

Our "Willows" Program Is A Real Summer Camp Experience For 3 & 4 Year Olds.

CAMP LOCATION: Our magnificent 40 acre facility is located in the heart of Montgomery County, minutes from Bucks county and Northeast Philadelphia. We are 5 minutes from the Willow Grove Exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Visit our web site, or better yet, arrange for a tour yto see us in person!

CAMP FACILITIES: WGDC is a 40 acre facility. Our cabins, Dining Hall, and Activity Barn, are air conditioned. Cabins have clean modern bathrooms and changing areas. We have 4 heated pools (2 with slides), a wading pool, basketball courts,softball and soccer fields, a 1 acre lake for boating and fishing, a challenge ropes course and much, much more!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: WGDC is accredited by the American Camp Association. Our goal is for our campers to learn and have fun in a clean, safe environment!!! We feature programs in yhe arts, athletics and science. Our otto is "More To Do...More To Be"

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have a wonderful CIT/Teen pogram for our 13-15 year olds featuring weekly trips.

OTHER CAMP INFO: The grounds are available on weekends throughout the summer for picnics, outings, and family reunions

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
4,5,6,7, & 8 week programs are available from June 22nd thru August 14th. The camp day is 9:25 AM til 3:45 PM. Extended hours are available. Visit our website for tuition and fees.

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ESF Summer Camps
Pennsylvania Location(s)

Visit Our ESF Summer Camps Website
800-529-CAMP
emocarski[AT]esfcamps.com
Locations in CT, NY, NJ, PA, & MD

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Connecticut
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Maryland

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
750 E Haverford Rd
Bryn Mawr, PA
19020

CAMPER AGES:

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: ESF Camps offer a variety of Day, Sports, Technology, and Specialty summer programs with 60+ activities for girls & boys ages 3-16. Cutting-edge, award-winning programs with time-honored camp traditions coupled with an experienced and dynamic staff. Full and half day options available along with 1-9 week sessions.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Cheerleading, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Wrestling, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Computers, Science, Technology, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

ESF Summer Camps is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in  Pennsylvania offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Weightloss, Soccer, Dance and more. ESF Summer Camps is a top Leadership Camp for ages: .
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CAMP LOCATION: Bronx, NY at The Riverdale Country School
Greenwich, CT at Greenwich Academy
Haverford, PA at The Haverford School
Chestnut Hill, PA at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Montgomery Springs, PA at Montgomery School
Newtown Square, PA at Episcopal Academy
Tinton Falls, NJ at Ranney School
Lawrenceville, NJ at The Lawrenceville School
Baltimore, MD at The Gilman School
North Bethesda, MD at The Georgetown Prep School Bronx, NY at The Riverdale Country School
Greenwich, CT at Greenwich Academy

If you are interested in traveling to any of the locations listed below, ESF will provide hotel accommodations, mileage reimbursement, and a food stipend: Haverford, PA at The Haverford School
Chestnut Hill, PA at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Montgomery Springs, PA at Montgomery School
Newtown Square, PA at Episcopal Academy
Tinton Falls, NJ at Ranney School
Lawrenceville, NJ at The Lawrenceville School
Baltimore, MD at The Gilman School
North Bethesda, MD at The Georgetown Prep School

CAMP FACILITIES: Each camp location has indoor facilities (gym, classrooms, auditorium), a pool, sports fields. Some have tennis courts and more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: MINI CAMP
For Boys & Girls
AGE 3
A fun-filled first camp experience
for 3 year-old campers!

DAY CAMP
For Boys & Girls
AGES 4-8
Pure fun! Activities include: swimming, art, sports, science, music/drama and more!

SPORTS CAMP
For Boys & Girls
AGES 6-14
The finest multi-sports experience featuring baseball, soccer, basketball, hockey, lacrosse and more!

SENIOR CAMP
For Boys & Girls
AGES 9-15
For campers interested in new challenges and adventures!

MAJOR CAMPS
For Boys & Girls
Gr K-10
Unique specialty camps in Science, Technology, Design, Business and the Arts.

TENNIS CAMPS
Single-Sport Camps 1-9 weeks
For Boys & Girls
AGES 6-14
Designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced players.
Full and half day options.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Bronx, NY at The Riverdale Country School
Greenwich, CT at Greenwich Academy
Haverford, PA at The Haverford School
Chestnut Hill, PA at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
Montgomery Springs, PA at Montgomery School
Newtown Square, PA at Episcopal Academy
Tinton Falls, NJ at Ranney School
Lawrenceville, NJ at The Lawrenceville School
Baltimore, MD at The Gilman School
North Bethesda, MD at The Georgetown Prep School Bronx, NY at The Riverdale Country School
Greenwich, CT at Greenwich Academy

LEADERSHIP EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (LEaD)
Young Adults, Age 15-17

OVERVIEW
Join the Leadership Exploration and Development Program (LEaD) and prepare to be a part of the next generation of ESF Leaders. Discover your unique leadership abilities and gain rewarding experience that will help you to develop the skills to be a future ESF counselor or coach, as well as a productive member of your home and school communities. Through immersive leadership workshops, hands-on mentoring and apprentice opportunities, team building initiatives and philanthropic service learning experiences, the LEaD Program will prepare you for the very valuable job of making a difference in the lives of children.

Highlights include:
- CPR and First Aid training
- An adventure-based field trip
- Service learning credit hours
- Exposure to ESF experts and talented activity specialists
- Recreational activities & sports
- Swimming

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
June 13 - August 18 (dates may vary at different locations)

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
At ESF, we hire only the best of the best and we take great pride in the fact that our team members aspire to positions of leadership and responsibility. In recognition of the individual strengths and talents of our team members, we actively support both personal and professional development every summer and provide the tools and guidance necessary for advancement.

Our team of counselors, coaches and lifeguards/swim instructors consists of teachers as well as undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in a variety of fields including but not limited to Education, Kinesiology, Psychology, Social Work and Family Science.

Our training and leadership development programs propel ESF to the forefront of the camp industry. Additionally, a high percentage of team members return to our ESF family each year to create amazing life experiences for our campers.

For complete jobs info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.esfjobs.com.

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Riverbend Exploration & Adventure Camp
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Riverbend Exploration & Adventure Camp Website
610.527.5234 x 106
hkunz[AT]riverbendeec.org
1950 Spring Mill Road
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania 19035

CAMPER AGES: ages 3-13

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9:00-3:30 pm, extended day option from 8:00-6:00 pm, some overnights and field trips

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Riverbend believes that amazing things happen when a child spends time in nature. Join us as we enjoy our natural world through inquiry and exploration based learning. We welcome campers ages 3-13 from June 12th-September 1st.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Science, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Navigators (ages 10-13) Spend Monday At Riverbend To Build Trust & Teamwork & Then Head Out On Uniquely Themed Adventures For The Rest Of The Week Where They'll Learn New Skills & Gain Confidence & Independence.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania just West of Conshohocken on 30 beautiful acres along the bend of the Schuylkill River.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Hiking, stream-stomping and bug-catching are a few of the key ingredients that have made Riverbend's summer exploration camp a sensation for 35 years. Our eleven-week program offers children the opportunity to unwind, explore nature and most importantly, have fun! Through nature study and investigation, games, crafts, hikes and more, our professional educators will guide your children in hands-on exploration and science-based learning that only nature can provide.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Summer 2017 EIT Educators-In-Training:

Dates:

3-6 weeks between June 12th - September 1st; Monday - Friday, 8:30-4:00

Weeks must be scheduled prior to the start of the summer & do not need to be consecutive

Mandatory EIT Training May 21st, 10:00-4:00

Program:

Riverbend believes that amazing things happen when a child spends time in nature.
Studies show that when kids spend time in nature they:
-Think more creatively and critically
-Are more social and less likely to be bullied or experience bullying
-Feel less stressed, allowing their emotional development to flourish
-Increase their fitness level and distance vision.

Riverbend is looking for energetic and motivated students between the ages of 16 and 18, to assist with our summer camp program and have a positive impact on the lives and education of younger children. Educators-In-Training will spend their time assisting professional educators and assistant educators with group management, daily activities, modeling of appropriate behavior, and providing nurturing support of campers. In addition, EITs will get to participate in activities with the children, including games, nature exploration, field trips, and more. EITs work primarily with our youngest campers and are a vital part to the success of the program.

Pre-requisites:

25 hours of cumulative experience working with children in a CIT program, babysitting, community experience, or similar experience.
Experience working with multiple age groups of children.
An excitement for the great outdoors and a passion for sharing it with children.

Responsibilities:

EIT's perform a vital role in Riverbend's summer camp program. Depending on the EIT's time and growth in the position there will be potential for increased responsibilities throughout the summer including but not limited to check in and check out, leading an Activity Day program, and planning and implementing lessons.

Basic duties include:
-Assisting camp staff with assigned tasks that help with the general management of educational groups, primarily for children 3-6 years of age.
-Providing a role model for the younger children on the appropriate ways to behave at camp and how to successfully explore the natural world.
-Assisting with the leading of Circle Time and Activity Day.
-Assisting with implementation of lesson plans and activities.
-Assisting with the clean-up of education spaces, including picnic areas, outdoor classroom, supply room and others.
-Assisting with camper lunch.

Qualifications:

-Successful completion of pre-employment screening including drug test and Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background check.
-Ability to work actively outdoors during the hot summer months and in all weather conditions.
-No allergy to plants, animals or chemicals that may be used on the job that may interfere with ability to perform work.
-Ability to safely lift, carry, and load 40 lbs at a distance of 50 ft.
-No impairment of sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance or agility of movement (which cannot be corrected with appropriate devices) that may interfere with ability to perform work.

Thank you so much for considering joining Riverbend's growing summer camp community! By taking part in our EIT program, you will build your resume, gain valuable leadership experience, meet new people, and have a fantastic summer outdoors!

To apply, email application to:
Hadley Kunz, Camp Manager
hkunz[AT]riverbendeec.org
Questions: Call 610-527-5234 x106 or email at above address

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please check out our website for more detailed information on sessions, dates and fees.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Summer 2017 Environmental Educator

Dates: June 5th - September 1st; Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:00 (some evenings and overnights required)

Program:

Riverbend believes that amazing things happen when a child spends time in nature.
Studies show that when kids spend time in nature they:

-Think more creatively and critically
-Are more social and less likely to be bullied or experience bullying
-Feel less stressed, allowing their emotional development to flourish
-Increase their fitness level and distance vision.

Riverbend is seeking self-motivated, energetic, and passionate educators to be a part of the staff of Riverbend's Summer Exploration Day Camp. Each week 80-100 children, ages 3–13, come to our 30-acre Gladwyne site for outdoor hands-on exploration and discovery. The atmosphere is friendly and child-centered. Curriculum is interpreted and delivered by professional staff with a strong emphasis on exploring and expanding children's interests and stimulating investigation. Some programs take place at other sites and include field trips, cook-outs, camp-outs, and camping trips. Groups are generally 12-14 children and are led by a lead educator and supported by an assistant educator.

Responsibilities:

Educators will work with a specific age group for the majority of the summer. Age groups will be designated based on experience and interest.
Educators will be required to interpret existing curriculum and amend it to be age appropriate lesson plans each day. Educators are encouraged to collaborate in this process.

Educators implement the lesson plans with a group of approximately 12-14 campers for whom they have primary responsibility, which includes group management, chaperoning field trips, and organizing cook-outs and overnights when teaching the older groups.

Educators and assistant educators are expected to work together as a team and supervise any Educator-in-Training (teen volunteer) assigned to their group.
General upkeep of the facility each day will be expected with weekly chores completed on Fridays.

Qualifications:

-Successful completion of pre-employment screening including drug test and Pennsylvania Child Abuse History -Clearance and criminal background check.
-Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Education, Biology, Geology, Outdoor Recreation, etc.).
-Understanding of basic principles of environmental education
-Knowledge of environmental/science/natural history concepts
-1-2 yrs experience educating and managing groups of children in a professional setting.
-Strong oral communication skills
-Ability to work a flexible schedule which will include early mornings, late afternoons and occasional overnights.
-First Aid and CPR trained (will offer training option if not current)

Physical and Medical Standards:

-Ability to work actively outdoors during the hot summer months and in all weather conditions.
-Ability to work independently and in groups
-No allergy to plants, animals or chemicals that may be used on the job that may interfere with ability to perform work.
-Ability to safely lift, carry, and load 40 lbs at a distance of 50 ft.
-No impairment of sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance or agility of movement (which cannot be corrected with appropriate devices) that may interfere with ability to perform work.

To apply, email resume, cover letter and list of three references to:
Hadley Kunz, Camp Manager
hkunz[AT]riverbendeec.org
Questions: Call 610-527-5234 x106 or email at above address

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Camp Sequoia
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Camp Sequoia Website
610-771-0111
info[AT]camp-sequoia.com
200 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania 18073

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Camp Sequoia
3 Ainsley Court
Newtown, PA 18940

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 7-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Sequoia is a premier camp for young men development social skills. Located on a modern, climate controlled campus, Camp Sequoia offers a superior environment for research based social skills growth in a dynamic fun and nurturing environment.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: An overnight summer camp for boys ages 7-17 who need help developing their social skills. Our campers are bright, creative, capable boys who struggle to make and maintain relationships with peers. Many have difficulty with impulsivity, peer interactions, and understanding social cues. Camp sequoia offers a safe environment where boys can learn these skills. We Integrate Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking® Framework in daily living at camp to help develop social thinking skills.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. STEM Academy, Martial Arts, Cooking, & Fishing.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Sequoia is very fortunate to call The Perkiomen School campus our summer home. Pennsburg is a suburban area approximately a one hour drive northwest of Philadelphia in Montgomery County. The proximity of many educational and recreational activities to Pennsburg make our weekly out of camp trips very convenient.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Sequoia is very fortunate to call The Perkiomen School campus our summer home. Pennsburg is a suburban area approximately a one hour drive northwest of Philadelphia in Montgomery County. The proximity of many educational and recreational activities to Pennsburg make our weekly out of camp trips very convenient.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Perkiomen School offers a wide array of playing fields and outdoor athletic facilities such as tennis and basketball courts. An indoor, competition size swimming pool, multiple gyms and top notch art facilities are just a few of the indoor highlights. When it's time for bed, campers will enjoy the comfort of their bedrooms which feature closets, dressers and desks. Bad weather is no problem at Camp Sequoia thanks to our amazing facilities. This is a great asset to our campers who have trouble with change in schedules.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The LIT program meets the need for young people ages 16-17 who are not yet ready for a summer job and need help developing their social thinking skills, independent skills and job readiness skills. Camp Sequoia's Leader-In-Training program provides a safe and supportive environment for our LIT's to learn and practice these important skills.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Sequoia Kids Weekend Program: A School Year Social Skill Development and Recreational Program for children ages 7-15. Dynamic trips up and down the East Coast foster real life social skills lessons. Camp Leadership and a Registered Nurse are always on these trips.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please refer to our website for complete information.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Sequoia seeks to hire the best staff to work with our exceptional campers. Many of our staff have significant experience working with children and our leadership positions require a college degree in a related field. All staff enjoy free wifi, air-conditioned housing, meals, travel allowance, laundry stipend and salary DOE.

Please refer to our employment page on our website for summer job information at Our Camp Website Link: www.camp-sequoia.com.

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Chestnut Lake Camp
Beach Lake, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Chestnut Lake Camp Website
516-221-8800
paul[AT]chestnutlakecamp.com
326 Trail's End Road
Beach Lake, Pennsylvania 18405

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1714 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 7-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 3-Week or 6-Week Session

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, and more. Lacrosse, Beach Volleyball, European Handball, Outdoor Adventure Including Climbing Wall, High Ropes, Mountain Biking & Archery.

CAMP LOCATION: In 2008, Chestnut Lake opened its gates as a premier session camp located in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, just 2 ½ hours from NYC and Philadelphia.

CAMP FACILITIES: Chestnut Lake offers boys and girls a brand new, state-of-the-art facility along with creative day and evening programming. Chestnut Lake is an all around camp with a strong sports program. Some highlights of the new facilities include: large, modern bunks, Olympic size pool, indoor roller hockey rink, crafts and technology center, theater arts center, outdoor adventure course, beautiful lakefront, and extensive sports complex.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Many of life’s most memorable experiences are often just a moment in time. Imagine 3 weeks of wondrous moments that will bring out the best in your child. We invite you to imagine, experience and become Chestnut Lake…

For the past 62 summers, campers have enjoyed the spirit and excitement of the Trail’s End Camp experience. Chestnut Lake has been designed to emulate the traditions and excellence of Trail’s End while providing your family with the flexibility of 3-week or 6-week alternatives. In 2008, Chestnut Lake opened its gates as the Northeast’s premier session camp located in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, just 2 ½ hours from NYC and Philadelphia.

Chestnut Lake offers boys and girls a brand new, state-of-the-art facility along with creative day and evening programming. Chestnut Lake is an all around camp with a strong sports program. Whether your child is an athlete or an artist, Chestnut Lake has the activities and staff that will Bring Out the Best in every camper!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: During the summer before 11th grade, campers have the opportunity to participate in our Leadership Training year. During this summer we incorporate additional leadership and community service elements into the program including Stepping for Success, a large fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation ran completely by campers.

We also incorporate travel into the program. Leadership Trainees will take two College Trips and a 10-day trip to Utah which includes 4 days rafting on the Colorado River and hiking Bryce & Zion National Parks.

OTHER CAMP INFO: ACA Accredited

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
3-Week or 6-Week Sessions. Please visit our website for complete date & rate information.

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Camp Oneka
Tafton, PA

Visit Our Camp Oneka Website
610-524-7652-winter
570-226-4049-summer

info[AT]oneka.com
325 Route 390
Tafton, PA 18464

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
108 Whiteland Hills Circle
Exton, PA  19341

CAMPER AGES: 7 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Residential

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Oneka is an American Camp Association accredited camp for girls located on the shores of Fairview Lake in the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. We provide a rich traditional program with a wide variety of activities and have a camper-to-counselor ratio of 3:1, which creates a warm family atmosphere.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the Pocono Mountain region of northeast Pennsylvania, on a beautiful 200 acre natural, deep water lake. We are 30 miles east of Scranton and 120 miles northwest of New York City. Camp is just three miles north of interstate 84.

CAMP FACILITIES: Many of the facilities in our historic 110 year old camp have recently (10 years) been updated. They include a dining hall and kitchen, craft house, boat house, medical facility, and eight of the fourteen camper cabins. The oldest building in camp is our historic Lodge, used for shows and group gatherings. The 200 acre natural lake provides a beautiful and functional setting for all our aquatic activities. Camp also includes a climbing wall, tennis courts, a volleyball court, field, archery range, campcraft area, nature/ecology area, and a 500 acre preserved area used for hiking and mountain biking.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our aquatic program is extensive, taking advantage of our location on a beautiful, 200 acre, natural, mountain lake. Water skiing, swimming, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, water trampoline, and more occur on the lake. 80-90% of our staff, on average, are trained in Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid. Our boat drivers are required to have a Pennsylvania boating safety license and are screened in our boats.

Older campers may take whitewater canoe trips on the Delaware River and/or a four-day lake canoeing trip to the Adirondacks. Other trips include hiking on the Appalachian Trail, Loyalsock Trail (World's End State Park), Rickett's Glen State Park, Hickory Run State Park, and local trips to the blueberry farm, mill pond, and a local camping spot.

Additional program information is available on our web site at: Our Camp Website Link: www.oneka.com.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Turtles Trail Foundation. Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.turtlestrailfoundation.org.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Many camps have similar programs. Oneka has three unique qualities: It offers a rich 110 year history of camping, complete with intriguing traditions. Oneka is a small camp, offering an excellent 3-1 camper to staff ratio. Oneka's waterfront is uniquely beautiful and functional.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Full summer session: June 27 - August 15 (7 weeks) $7,600.00
1st Session: June 27 - July 21 (3 1/2 weeks) $4,250.00
2-week session (new campers only) June 27 - July 11 $3,150.00
2nd Session: July 22 - August 15 (3 1/2 weeks) $4,250.00

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
See website for summer job application.

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Carson Simpson Farm Christian Camp
Hatboro, PA

Visit Our Carson Simpson Farm Christian Camp Website
215-659-0232
office[AT]csfarm.org
3405 Davisville Road
Hatboro, PA 19040

CAMPER AGES: 3 years - 12 years

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Day Camp 9am - 4pm, extended care available 7am - 6pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Children enjoy our 60+ acres that border the Pennypack creek. We are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA). Our staff mission is to glorify God and show the love of Christ to children.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. All Campers Enjoy Games, Nature, Outdoor Adventure, Arts & Crafts, Creative Corner, Co-operative Adventure, Bible Time, Swimming, Free-choice Activities. We Have Archery & Sling Shots For Older Campers.

Carson Simpson Farm Christian Camp is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Hatboro Pennsylvania offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature and more. Carson Simpson Farm Christian Camp is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 3 years - 12 years.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located north of Philadelphia in Montgomery County, PA. We are less than 2 miles from the Willow Grove exit of the PA turnpike. We have 60+ acres of woods, creek, fields and wetlands. All children are welcome and treasured. Please go to our website for more camping information. Our Camp Website Link: www.CSFarm.org

CAMP FACILITIES: Covered pavilions, lodge with infirmary, dining hall, sleeping wings with bunk beds, pool complex.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: American Camp Assoc. accredited 100%, Christian Camp and Conference Assoc. accredited. Each week is different with a theme, activities, specials. We are a traditional camp program with arts and crafts, nature studies, cooperative activities, creative corner (acting, poetry, drumming, creative activities). Swimming and swim lessons, hot lunch and morning snack provided. Our kids get in the creek, in the woods, use every field for games and sports and go home dirty and tired with a smile on their face.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Cornerstone Youth Leadership Program for youth completed 7th grade and up. Runs hours of Day Camp. Youth must commit to 3 weeks. See website for parent/youth info. meetings required for applying.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarship information can be found on our website. Our Camp Website Link: www.csfarm.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
All fees, dates and information are included on our website. Our Camp Website Link: www.CSFarm.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Counselors; Program Leaders - games, arts & crafts, nature; Kitchen Workers; Lifeguards. All staff must be 18+ except lifeguards. See the employment tab of our website Our Camp Website Link: www.csfarm.org

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Yes! And... Collaborative Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Yes! And... Collaborative Arts Website
215-ART-GANG
215-278-4264

info[AT]yesandcamp.org
chris[AT]yesandcamp.org
21 W. Washington Ln.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 5-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9am - 3pm, Before and after care available

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Learn! Create! Empower! - Join our Summer programs for all ages - Imagination Camp for young campers, Theatre Camp for middle schoolers, and Shadow Company for high school students. All campers will delight in learning through the creative and performing arts - alongside professional artists!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Families with special needs are encouraged to contact camp administrators so that your child can be set up for success!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, and more.

Yes! And... Collaborative Arts is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Philadelphia Pennsylvania offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Fine Arts/Crafts, Theater, Dance and more. Yes! And... Collaborative Arts is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 5-18.
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CAMP LOCATION: Germantown Location: We are in the historic Germantown section of Philadelphia, at the intersection of Washington Ln and Germantown Ave, behind the Johnson House.

CAMP FACILITIES: Germantown Location: Air conditioned rooms, outside grassy area for lunch and recreational activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Summer Theatre Camp is the hallmark of Yes! And… Collaborative Arts Imagination Programming. We have been running these camps for over 15 years!

Yes! And… Collaborative Arts offers exciting, creative and transformative summer experiences for young people grades K-12. No previous theatre experience? No problem! Does your child not like to be in front of a group? No problem! Our programs dig into each child's imagination and awaken a sense of play and wonder. We explore dance, acting, music, visual arts and more in order to teach collaboration, working as a group, and building on each other's strengths.

Every camp culminates in an original performance. We can't tell you what they are, because your child is part of the writing and creating process! We can tell you that these showcases are exciting, celebratory, and always an adventure. Our Imagination Camps usually showcase on Friday at 3:30pm, after their day is done. Our Theatre Camps will usually showcase at the end of each week, also at 3:30pm. After either their 2 or 3 week thematic unit is done, they will put on a larger show on the Friday at 6pm. (Kids stay after camp for rehearsal and pizza!)

Yes! And... Collaborative Arts hand picks an incredible team of artists and educators each summer. Artist teachers prepare classes in acting, movement, visual arts and storytelling while Travelers are on hand to guide each tribe of kids throughout the day. High school students from our SHADOW Co. are also a part of the tribes as Junior Travelers. Staff hired by Yes! And... Collaborative Arts have trained in our Collaborative Arts Institute and have proper and up-to-date copies of child abuse and criminal record background checks. We retain many of our staff from previous years, so your child will get to know their favorites!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Teens can participate in our Junior Staff positions by participation in our teen Shadow Company program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Plenty of "camperships" available! Contact camp administrators for details.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Studio classes, Winter Sort of Thing new musical creation, Shadow Company for teens

OTHER CAMP INFO: This year our themes are:

(Imagination Camp)

June 11-15: Build-a-Superhero
Up in the air - it's a bird, it's a plane, it's a NEW superhero! Use your imagination to create your new superhero... and maybe their arch nemesis!

June 18-22: Prehistoric Adventures
Calling all budding paleontologists. What would it look like to be a caveman or live with the dinosaurs? Join our group of explorers as we uncover life in the prehistoric age!

June 25-29: Celebrate a YACA Holiday
We all have our favorite holidays, so let's create a new one! What would be the foods we would eat? What traditions would we create or what songs would we sing?

July 2-6: Show Week
Join in the excitement of our Theatre Camp as they put on their big world premiere production! Some campers will participate in scenes of the Theatre Camp show and others will create their own pre-show! (Check Theatre Camp page for theme.)

July 9-13: Storybook Land
Open the pages and journey with us inside a favorite book! Maybe we will re-imagine a favorite story, or create a sequel, maybe we'll mash up a whole lot of classics! The possibilities are endless!

July 16-20: Designers Wanted
Every play needs designers. Sets, scenes, costumes, and props need to be built. What happens when start a play process from the end and work backwards? We can't wait to see your inner designer come to life!

July 23-27: Show Week
Join in the excitement of our Theatre Camp as they put on their big world premiere production! Some campers will participate in scenes of the Theatre Camp show and others will create their own pre-show! (Check Theatre Camp page for theme.)

July 30-August 3: Into the Deep
We all want to go to the beach in the summer, so let's bring the beach to us! After a day of sun and sand, we will dive down and explore what's under the water… in the deep!

August 6-10: Imaginary Friends
You're never alone when you have your imaginary friend with you! We are so excited to learn about yours. We'll learn all about them and maybe even journey to their imaginary lands! (Prior Imaginationary Friend not required.)

August 13-17: Show Week
Join in the excitement of our Theatre Camp as they put on their big world premiere production! Some campers will participate in scenes of the Theatre Camp show and others will create their own pre-show! (Check Theatre Camp page for theme.)

August 20-24: The YACA Games!
With the Winter Olympics come and gone, what would a Yes! And… style olympic games be like? Come ready to play as hold the first ever YACA Games™!

(Theater Camp)

Session 1: June 18 - July 6 Discovery, Exploration & Encounters *No camp July 4*
Unearth new life forms and new civilazations - boldly go - or go timidly, whichever works for you. These close enounters will make you feel like Wyoming Brown, or any other “famous” explorer as we journey to the center of your imagination.

Session 2: July 9 - 17 Fractured Fairytales
What happens when you put Goldilocks, Peter Pan, Rapunzel, and the Wicked Witch into a blender and turn it on? Probably a huge mess! Join us as we make and untangle these meeses by looking at old stories and creating something new. No story is safe in this fun camp session!

(Theater Camp Intensive Sessions)

June 11-15: The Classics
To be or not to be… but we want you “to be” here to join us as we jump into Shakespeare! This one week intensive will focus on classical Shakespeare and the techniques and skills used to execute the classics. This week will end with a rousing olde-tyme showcase!

July 30 - August 3: Dance Exploration
Get ready to move! Work with our talented dance instructors to learn new skills and new dance forms while having TONS of fun. This one week intensive focuses on how we move our bodies and will end with a short showing of our new moves!

(Theater Camp Workshop)

August 6-17: Elemental Force
Earth, Water, Wind, & Fire - The four elements may seem like complete opposites, but do they actually work together? Are they instead mortal enemies? We will jump into myth creation quick during this 2-week workshop.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Full details on our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.yesandcamp.org

Camp costs
Camp costs $320 per week. We offer discounts, payment plans, scholarships (“camperships”), and even more to ensure NO CHILD gets turned away who wants to attend our camp!

(Imagination Camp: A $50 registration fee is due for each week registered at the time of registration.
All tuition must be paid in full by May 1, 2018)

Pay in Full discount
Pay in full at the time of registration and get 10% off (electronic payment within 24 hours, check or cash within 5 business days). Only available for registrations up to May 1.

Discounts
Multi-week discount
Register for 5 or more weeks per family and take an additional $100 off your total! (Is available in combination with Imagination Camp and all middle school programming.)

Sibling discount
Take $25 off per additional child(ren).

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Our camp application process opens in February and closes in March. For interested artists and educators, please visit Our Camp Website Link: www.yesandcamp.org.

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Lake Owego Camp
Greeley, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Lake Owego Camp Website
Winter Office: (267) 639-2488
Summer Office: (570) 226-3636

johnny[AT]lakeowego.com
1687 Route 6
Greeley, Pennsylvania 19090

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1528 Walnut St., Suite 1900
Philadelphia, PA 19102

CAMPER AGES: 7-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Computers, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Archery, Riflery, Fencing, Lacrosse, Model Rocketry, Mountain Biking, Camp Craft, Rock Climbing, High & Low Ropes Course, Floor Hockey, Fishing, Water-skiiing, Volleyball, Outdoor Trips (White Water Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Mountain Biking).

CAMP LOCATION: Lake Owego Camp is a residential, overnight, boys camp located in Northeastern, PA. Only 1.5 hours from NYC and 2 hours from Philadelphia. Lake Owego offers a warm, friendly, and nurturing environment and a wide variety of activities that combine fun and great instruction. We offer sports, arts, adventure, aquatics, the outdoors, and more! Lake Owego Camp is the perfect place to make friends that will last a lifetime, do the things you love, and try something new.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our cabins are nestled in the woods, on a lake, and each one has a bathroom with two sinks, two toilets, and two showers. Our dining hall is large enough to seat the entire camp, so we are able to eat all of our meals as one big family. We have a heated outdoor pool, two baseball fields, two large multi-purpose fields (soccer, football, lacrosse), 6 tennis courts, an outdoor and an indoor basketball court, a fencing room, a fitness center, an indoor floor hockey/soccer rink, a multi-room arts & crafts center, more than 10 high ropes and climbing elements, a beautiful covered theater that overlooks the lake, plenty of forest for hiking, biking, and camping, and much more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our camp environment is designed to promote success, self-confidence and self-esteem for every single camper. We limit our enrollment to ensure that every camper is known - by name, by interests and by who they are as individuals. All of our programs combine skill development, challenges and fun, stressing participation and sportsmanship over winning while encouraging campers to get into the spirit of healthy competition.

We pride ourselves on hiring fantastic, talented staff. Our friendly counselors get the kind of training that helps them give their very best to your child. Many of our counselors are former campers who can't wait to share the Lake Owego experience from a first-hand perspective. We also personally recruit counselors from colleges and universities throughout the United States as well as some from Scotland, England and other countries.

Lake Owego Camp is owned by the Black family, who has been operating youth summer camps longer than almost anyone else. In 1931, Hughie and Selma Black founded Pine Forest Camp, which grew over the years to become a nationally recognized co-ed camp. Building on that success, Lake Owego for boys was opened in 1961, and our sister camp for girls, Camp Timber Tops, was opened in 1963.

Today, the third-generation and 4th generation leadership of Mickey and Barbara Black, and their children, Lee and Anna, carry on the family legacy, earning awards such as "Family Business of the Year" and serving as active leaders in the American Camping Association of America.

Directors John and Rachel Waszczak, Kyle Silver, Jeff Freedman and Shelly Silver have over 90 years of combined camp experience, and they work together a fantastic camp experience for each and every Lake Owego camper.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers going into 11th grade take part in our Counselor Assistant program, which includes opportunities to assist in teaching activities, assist in younger bunks, go on college tours to NY, MD, PA, MA, and a 2 week trip to Costa Rica. The Costa Rica trip is included in the camp tuition, and the campers will get to explorer and see the sites, go on a canopy zip-line tour, and hike around a volcano, as well as train for and put on a 1 week camp for underserved local children. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Early registration rates are available at different times throughout the year.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): If you're interested in camp for next year, try one of our Explorer Weekends! We offer overnight opportunities during the summer so that interested campers can spend the night in the bunk and experience camp before going away.

We also offer 4-10 day specialty camps during the summer; TOP Basketball, TOP Adventure, TOP Cooks, and TOP Riding (English style Horseback Riding).

Before and after our traditional summer camp dates, camp is available for retreats, rental groups, weddings, and other events.

Don't hesitate to call or email with any inquiries!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We host reunions and new camper events in PA, NY, NJ, MD, FL, CT, CA, TX, and many other cities and states all year long. We love to get our camp family together as much as we can, and we go out of our way to meet new and interested families at our New Camper Events, our overnight stay at camp on New Family Weekend, or at home visits

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit our website for a full list of session options, dates, and fees at: Our Camp Website Link: www.lakeowego.com.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are always looking for great people to work at camp as bunk counselors and and activity instructors.  If you are excited to work with children and want to find out more about a fantastic summer job opportunity, please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.lakeowego.com.  

There you'll find pictures, videos, information, and our staff application.  You're also welcome to call or email with any questions.  Thanks!

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Jumonville Christian Camp & Retreat Center
Hopwood, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Jumonville Christian Camp & Retreat Center Website
1 (800) 463-7688 (724) 439-4912
info[AT]Jumonville.org
887 Jumonville Rd.
Hopwood, Pennsylvania 15445

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: All - children, youth, adults, and families

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 3 day mini-camps, 5 & 6 day camps and one 10 day camp offered.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Jumonville offers Sports, Sampler, Arts, Adventure, Family & Specialty Camps for all ages. A variety of 3 day & week long camps are available to choose from each week in premier facilities. 4:1 Camper to counselor ratio with 3 weeks of training prior to the start of the camp season.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Jesus & Me Adventure Camp, Discovery Camp for mentally and physically challenged.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Adventure Camps Offer Activities Such As Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting, Or "Duckies" & Laurel Caverns Caving. Some Offer Bike/Hike Trips & Pedal/Paddle Trips To Ohiopyle State Park, Waterpark Trips, King Swing & Zipline, High & Low Ropes Courses, Indoor Adventure Climbing Center, Archery, Or Mountainboards. See Brochure/website For More Information.

CAMP LOCATION: 50 miles South of Pittsburgh, PA in the beautiful Laurel Highlands on 280 acres of mountaintop woodlands and campus living. Best known for the Cross of Christ, a 60 foot tall, white, steel, cross, built in 1950 by the Methodist Church. Hiking up to Dunbar's Knob to see the cross and breathtaking views is an inspiring highlight for the thousands who come to visit every year. See photos and videos on our extensive website.

CAMP FACILITIES: Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: jumonville.org Jumonville offers co-ed, resident camps in summer months, and retreat space year round. It is United Methodist affiliated, and open to all Christian denominations. Lodging ranges from luxury private rooms to family-style lodges and cozy cabins, with delicious meals for up to 350-400 guests. The Inn and Lodge have kitchens, lounges, fireplaces. Cabins have lounge/common area and 16-24 beds, mini-fridge and coffeepot/or full kitchen.

Outdoor sports facilities include basketball, volleyball, sand volleyball, baseball/softball, tennis, swimming pool, soccer, archery, shuffleboard, mountainboarding, & an 18 hole disc golf course. Multiple hiking trails, campfire sites, and sports fields are located throughout the campus. Ga-Ga ball, and 9-square in the air are also offered.

Also, Dining Hall, several meeting rooms, large indoor stage area, Adventure Center for indoor rock climbing and rappelling, Snack and Gift shop, Chapel, and 2 picnic shelters are available. Three challenge ropes courses, and an indoor Adventure Center serve our most popular programs for rock climbing, individual and group initiatives.

At the end of an exciting day, there's nothing like sitting by the campfire, looking up at the stars, and seeing the awesome sight of The Great Cross shining into the night. And website visitors will love to see the changing seasons and day to day beauty of the Cross from morning until evening via webcam.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Every week has multiple camps with a focus on arts, adventure, sports, sampler and family camps. Other camps/activities not listed above include: Fishing, Autism, Games Camp, Geocaching, disc golf, Mommy/Daddy & Me - or grandparents, Family Adventure, Special needs, Special needs Adventure, over 20 adventure camps, from basic to advanced - rock climbing. Also, Youghiogheny River raft/canoe/ducky water sports, caving, biking, hiking, mountainboarding, team building, 3 ropes courses, including low and high elements, King Swing, Zip line.

Jumonville exists to share the Christian faith with all who come. The dedicated staff and volunteers operate a summer camping program that is well known for its variety and quality. Interactive worship, Bible study and discussion groups are interwoven throughout programs that highlight Adventure, Sports, Arts and Sampler camps for all ages. Activities vary based on age and camp selected. Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: camp.jumonville.org.

Camper-counselor ratios are 4:1 and include both paid and volunteer counselors who are screened and trained prior to working with campers. Camp is a place to learn, grow, and enjoy the great outdoors. Campers learn confidence, caring and social skills, spiritual lessons and personal growth in a community of encouragement. Not only is it challenging and fun, the Jumonville Adventure Program is an outstanding tool for building teamwork, confidence, and problem-solving in life-changing ways.

Children, youth, adults and families may come for a week of recreation, inspiration, and adventure for a very reasonable rate. In addition, scholarship help is available for those who want to come, but the full cost would be a hardship.
It is easy to step back in time while exploring the area's rich history and heritage. Jumonville Glen was the site of George Washington's first battle, and a small museum of artifacts has been preserved from the French and Indian War that followed.

In addition, the state operated an Orphan School on the property after the Civil War. The beautiful campus, 19th century stone buildings, and flagstone walkways reflect the rich past of this mountaintop, and yet still offer exceptional lodging, comfort and modern conveniences. Camp has always been a great way to make new friends, grow in faith, and experience the best fun of the summer with something for everyone to enjoy!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT Weekend in April, and week-long training in June. If approved, this qualifies participants to volunteer for other weeks of the summer camp program based on need, interest, and availability.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial Aid is available at: Our Camp Website Link: jumonville.org.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Week, Mommy, Daddy & Me, Grandma, Grandpa & Me(4-7, 5-9, 7-10 years old), Creative Arts Thing - all ages, individuals and families.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Retreats - see Calendar of Events at Our Camp Website Link: jumonville.org.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Activities list: Our Camp Website Link: camp.jumonville.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For complete info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: camp.jumonville.org.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Positions still open for Kitchen staff, Counselors, Adventure and Audio Video Staff.

For jobs info, please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.jumonville.org

To apply, please visit:
Our Camp Website Link: jumonville.org.

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Longacre Leadership Camp
Newport, PA

Visit Our Longacre Leadership Camp Website
717-567-3349
lindsay[AT]longacre.com
6565 Creek Rd.
Newport, PA 17074

CAMPER AGES: 8-18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: WE ARE A COMMUNITY THAT IS COMMITTED TO FINDING OUR MOST AUTHENTIC SELVES. Through empowered decision making, open and honest communication, and relationship building, teens and young leaders will experience independence, self-expression, and living joyfully. Join us for Overnight Summer Camp on a working farm outside of Harrisburg, PA. June 24th - August 15th 2018.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Academics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Organic Farming, Animal Husbandry, Leadership Development, Community Service, Construction & Woodworking.

Longacre Leadership Camp is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Newport Pennsylvania offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Music/Band, Horses/Equestrian, Wilderness/Nature and more. Longacre Leadership Camp is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 8-18.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are 25 miles north of Harrisburg, PA. We are 2.5 hours from Philadelphia, 4 hours from New York City, 3 hours from DC and 4 hours from Pittsburgh.

CAMP FACILITIES: Located on a beautiful 114 acre Farm, our programming occurs in our vegetable garden, on our horse trails, and in our wooden barn. Our Camp Site is located in a beautiful wooden canopy, near Little Buffalo State Park, with rustic cabins, a separate bath house, and family style dining hall.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We practice leadership at the farm. It looks like learning to care for our community spaces together. It looks like square dancing in the barn and growing closer through shared experiences. It looks like eating together as one big family for every meal, sharing stories from our days and a laugh over spilled milk. It looks like learning to give and receive open and honest feedback in more effective ways. They say that the best way to learn a language is to live immersed in a native culture. We're a culture of leaders. We hope you'll come learn with us, and teach us about what's inside of you.

WE LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP BY LIVING IMMERSED IN A CULTURE OF LEADERSHIP.

COMMUNITY
Being a leader means striving to understand, know, and love your community.

SELF
We can’t lead if we don’t know ourselves. Try new things, teach what you know, and listen to feedback.

COMMUNICATION
Communication is the bridge between ourselves and the community. It is where the magic happen.

Go camping, play Magic, learn the ukulele, climb a rock face, play soccer, learn to cook, have a barn dance, ride a horse, read a book, make up a new game, have a cardboard sword battle. These are just a few of the incredibly fun activities you will have to choose from at camp. The magic of Longacre happens as we bring learning leadership into all aspects of camp life and come together as a community. We believe in learning by living, and learning to better communicate how we feel about our experiences.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership is the backbone to our program. To us, Leadership looks different for everyone. By building relationships, practicing open and honest communication, and empowered decision making. Our community values self-expression, compassion, cooperative leadership, and living joyfully.

Throughout every aspect of our program, campers and staff develop lifelong friends, indelible memories, and tangible skills. We grow leaders each summer who make lasting impacts on their communities, families, and the world.

Two aspects of our program that specifically are designed for intentional communication, empowered decision making, and relationship building include Crew and Group. Crew is the daily "chores" group that every camper participates in. This is anything from cooking breakfast, to cleaning the stalls and feeding the horses, to taking out the trash and recycling around camp. We do hard work, and then we get to play! Group is our evening program that is defined as "the part of Longacre that makes us unique". This is an intentionally facilitated communication workshop for all of our campers and staff. This is where we use communication tools and skills to better understand ourselves, others, and how we interact with the world.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Early bird discounts available.

Please contact us if you are interested in Financial Aid.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Please contact us at lindsay[AT]longacre.com if you would like to join us for a Family Farm Weekend this fall!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP (AGES 12-18)
Session 1 - 3 weeks - 6/24 - 7/14 ($4,324)
Session 2 - 3 weeks - 7/15 - 8/4 ($4,324)
Double Session - 6 weeks - 6/24 -8/4 ($7,209)

YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM (AGES 8-12)
MiniCamp - 10 days - 8/5- 8/15 ($2,224)

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Newport, PA
Big Kid
Longacre Leadership

Longacre Leadership Camp is a residential, co-ed summer camp located in Central Pennsylvania for students aged 8 - 18. We are located on a 114 acre farm 40 minutes north of Harrisburg and will be enjoying our 44th summer this year. Position dates are from June 14th - August 15th 2018.

We hire camp counselors, AKA Big Kids aged 21 and over who are passionate about working with young people and who are committed to building a community. We are looking for staff with a range of skills and expertise including, carpentry, horse riding, arts and crafts, animal husbandry, outdoor education and organic gardening. This position is a blend of farm work and youth work.

Please reach out and tell us about yourself. More details can be seen here on our website: Our Camp Website Link: longacre.com

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Carlisle Family YMCA, Camp Thompson
Gardners, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Carlisle Family YMCA, Camp Thompson Website
717-486-5480 Camp Thompson
brose[AT]carlislefamilyymca.org
800 Pine Grove Rd
Gardners, Pennsylvania 17324

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
717-243-2525x208

CAMPER AGES: 7-15

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: The Camp Thompson program is an authentic 7-day resident camp experience with almost a century of tradition, as well as new fun challenges for campers and staff that earn them points for color wars. Each week campers will live in a cabin with their peers to enjoy their summer camp adventure. During their stay your camper will get the chance to experience each activity while also competing in Color Wars, taking a run on the zip line* or packing out on their overnight to the Appalachian trail, or just enjoying some cabin time at the lake or the new key log at the creek with their new friends. Our programs are built on diversity, innovation and creativity to ensure that each week is a new adventure for both new and returning campers. Camp Thompson runs adventure camp for ages 7-15 for 4 weeks ( July 5th - Aug 1st, 2015.)

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. We Have Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle-boarding, Log Rolling, Climbing, Mountain Boarding, A&C, Nature, Outdoor Living Skills, Overnight Trips, Pack Outs, & Original Late Night Games & Activities For Staff & Campers.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 30 minutes south of Harrisburg,PA in the Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Michaux Forest on 52 acres between 2 lakes.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 10 cabins, dining hall, basketball court, pavilion, access to 2 man-made lakes, creek, large grass field, 2 rustic campfire locations, and we nestle our program areas in and around the surrounding forest.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Thompson is an ACA accredited camp, a national accreditation from the American Camping Association. This means our staff and camp need to meet certain requirements and standards every year. All staff are CPR\AED, First Aid, and Lifeguard Certfied. We complete 60 hours of staff training; including program areas ( tower, archery, OLS) as well as Darkness 2 Light, Child Abuse and Mandating reporting training. All staff complete 3 background checks, and go through two extensive interviews for hire.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: L.I.T. is an exciting and challenging program geared toward building the participants’ leadership skills while still in a supervised and structured environment. During the program participants will develop the following leadership components: time management, leading organized activities, service learning, public speaking and listening. These valuable tools are beneficial in more than the camp community; they will be useful in life as well. Working in small groups, teens will participate in team initiatives, leadership workshops, service projects and all camp activities. As part of the course participants will create, plan and implement a 2- to 3-day back-packing trip for themselves at the end of the their course. This is a 2-week residential program but just like the younger campers, participants go home in between sessions.

14-15 years old
Member Fee:$426
Non-Member Fee:$497
Sessions:July 3-16, 2015

CIT
The C.I.T. program focuses on leadership, communication, counseling and activity skills necessary to become a counselor. If selected, CITs may request positions lasting from three to six weeks. This is an unpaid, volunteer program. There is no fee for participation. Applications must be submitted and interviews will be conducted.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Come to Camp Thompson and enjoy a spring weekend with your family. During the weekend, camp staff will provide activities for you and your family, or you can just take time to relax in scenic Pine Grove Furnace State Park in the Michaux State Forest. All meals are included, but you are encouraged to bring your own snacks. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities including archery, canoeing, climbing the Alpine Tower, hiking, sling shots and more!

May 14-15th, 2016
Member Fee:$120 / cabin
Non-Member Fee:$140 / cabin

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2016 Resident Camp Dates

July 3 - 9
July 10 - 16
July 17 - 23
July 24 - August 30

Member Fee:$299 / week ***Early Bird $285 / week through Feb. 28, 2016

Non-Member Fee:$359 / week ***Early Bird $339 / week through Feb. 28, 2016

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We have a few different positions available at Camp Thompson for the summer:
Camp Nurse, paid internship
Camp Cook
Boy Counselors (age 17+)
Girl Counselors ( age 17+)

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Camp Galil
Ottsville, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Camp Galil Website
(215) 832-0677
Ottsville, Pennsylvania 18942

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 8-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. Ultimate Frisbee, Ga Ga, Yoga, Aerobics, Kickball & Floor Hockey.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Galil is set in the beautiful fields and forests of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, about one hour from both Philadelphia, New York City, and most New Jersey addresses.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Galil is set in the beautiful fields and forests of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, about one hour from both Philadelphia, New York City, and most New Jersey addresses.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Galil is a kibbutz atmosphere that focuses on cooperative living. It is a community of young people from all streams of Jewish life.

One key to our success is our unique "youth leading youth" formula. Grounded in our historic and dynamic partnership with Habonim Dror Labor Zionist Youth, Camp Galil truly "walks the walk" of youth leadership by empowering our talented counselors to plan and implement all aspects of Camp Galil's educational program.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Madatz is our Leadership Training Program for campers finishing 11th grade. The madatz program offers our future counselors an intense training program in leadership and a wonderful opportunity to experience living and working together as a group.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: One Happy Camper Grant, also Camp Galil Scholarship Fund.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Galil runs programming for our campers across the tri-state area all year round! From Fall and Spring Seminars at camp and celebrations of Jewish holidays to bowling trips and community service projects, we hope you will join us this year.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Galil is open to campers aged 8 to 16.
We have 2, 3, 4, and 7 week options.
We also offer a four day program for current 2nd graders called "Taste of Galil."

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Camp Orchard Hill
Dallas, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Camp Orchard Hill Website
570-333-4098
office[AT]camporchardhill.com
640 Orange Rd
Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612

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CAMPER AGES: Ages 4-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Create a life-changing adventure for your child this summer at Camp Orchard Hill's Best Week Ever! With our Inclusive Day camp for ages 4-15 and Overnight Camp for ages 8-17, our program is designed to engage your camper for one week or ten weeks with action, excitement and memories that will last a lifetime! Your kids will rave about Gaga, Bubbleball, the Blob, 9 Square in the Air, Morning Camp Party, amazing counselors, incredible food and so much more. And all of this is combined with inspiring speakers, uplifting worship and a caring staff. For more information or to arrange a private tour, Call 570-333-4098 or visit us on the web at Our Camp Website Link: www.camporchardhill.com. Voted NEPA Family Favorite Summer Day Camp five years running. Adventure awaits this summer at Camp Orchard Hill!

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Orchard Hill serves children with mild to moderate special needs in a fully inclusive setting. Our program focuses on building skills and gaining self-esteem as part of the outdoor experience with campers participating in all activities alongside their peers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, and more. Zip Line, Climbing Tower, Giant Swing, Woodward Skate Park, Broom Hockey, The Blob, Water Slide, 18 Hole Frisbee Golf Course, Gaga, 9 Square In The Air, Carpet Ball, Maker Space Arts & Crafts, Paintball & More.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Northeastern, PA two hours north of Philadelphia and 2 hours west of New York City on a 140 acre beautiful campus. Please visit our website for photos and videos that show off our property.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Orchard Hill housing includes clean, comfortable and air-conditioned cabins along with retreat style rooms with semi-private bath and seasonal use yurts. Other facilities include the Lakeview Terrace dining and meeting center which seats over 300, 12,000 sq. ft. recreation center with sports, indoor climbing wall and inflatable games, Olympic size outdoor heated pool, private Lake Manjo for boating and fishing and numerous activity areas on our 140 acre campus.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Since 1972, Camp Orchard Hill has provided a fun, exciting and life changing summer camp experience for thousands of young people.

At Camp Orchard Hill:
Your child's safety comes first with a registered nurse on site 24/7, certified lifeguards and staff trained in CPR and First Aid.

We require a complete set of safety clearances for every employee including PA Criminal Record, PA Child Abuse and FBI Background checks.

Our college age staff undergo intensive training to equip them to serve your child with excellence.

Our facilities are air-conditioned.

Our food service staff happily accommodates special dietary restrictions.

As an accredited member of the American Camping Association you can be assured that we comply with over 300 health, safety and program quality standards.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our high school leadership training program is carefully designed to mold campers into the future staff of Camp Orchard Hill! The Core is divided into three distinct, purposeful levels and runs in two-week sessions. Each session is sized to create an intimate family atmosphere for effective team building and Biblical training. Through on and off-site service projects, campers learn to carry on the standards and traditions of COH while creating memories and cultivating friendships that will last a lifetime. Campers are attracted to the extended stay and special privileges of The Core, but they leave their two weeks with a sense of ownership, accomplishment, and the spiritual maturity that comes with servant leadership.

For more information visit Our Camp Website Link: www.camporchardhill.com and click on the Leadership Training link.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We invite you to take advantage of the registration incentives available for all Camp Orchard Hill families! If you need additional assistance, please download and submit our scholarship application.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Bookend your summer with two great holiday weekends - Memorial Day and Labor Day - away from the pressures of life - away from the constant distractions of work, activities and media - even away from cooking and cleaning.

Let a vacation at Camp Orchard Hill be your opportunity to worship together, enjoy your family and fill your day with relaxation and FUN!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Camp Orchard Hill's overnight camp is open every summer for 8 weeks. Our Day Camp is open for 10 weeks. In addition we offer Winterblast weekends for church children and youth groups, Family Camps, Father/Son and Mother/Daughter weekends, Men and Women's Retreats and a Leadership Camp. And, the camp is available for rental groups, school field trips and day events.

For more information visit us on the web at Our Camp Website Link: www.camporchardhill.com or call 570-333-4098.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
The Summer That Changed Your Life

On a scale of pretty awesome, immensely awesome, or colossally awesome, rate the following:

Building relationships with energetic, hilarious elementary thru high school-age kids

Meeting and serving alongside 40 other passionate, crazy fun college-age staff

Going on the BLOB, Racing Zip Lines, Climbing Wall, Giant Swing, and Skate park or Playing Paintball, Dodgeballing in the Gym, Hanging out in the Game Room, at the Lake and Pool, or at the Snack Shop

Singing zooey songs with ridiculous motions and dressing up in absurd costumes to perform side-splitting skits

Doing all this to reach kids with the gospel and to lead them into a Christ-like life……..ALL for the glory of God!

Oh yeah, we get paid for this, too…

For more information visit Our Camp Website Link: www.camporchardhill.com and click on the Summer Staff Jobs link.

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Tyler Hill Camp
Tyler Hill, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Tyler Hill Camp Website
(570) 224-4131 (summer) (516) 656-4220 (winter office)
wendy[AT]camptlc.com
info[AT]camptlc.com
1017 Cochecton Turnpike
Tyler Hill, Pennsylvania 18469

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
85 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, NY  11542

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CAMPER AGES: 7-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Cheerleading, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Karate, Gymnastics, Archery, Boating, Rocketry, Cooking, Private 9-hole Golf Course.

CAMP LOCATION: Tyler Hill is located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, just two hours northwest of New York City. Set on a magnificent 220-acre campus, Tyler Hill features its own two large private lakes, a heated pool, unsurpassed athletic facilities, a professional nine-hole golf course, and twelve championship tennis courts.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 48 modern air-conditioned cabins, a dining hall to fit our entire camp in one seating, rec hall, covered basketball courts and hockey rink, 8 basketball courts, 12 tennis courts, a heated outdoor pool, two private lakes, an indoor theatre and social hall, our own private golf course, outdoor adventure ropes course and high climbing wall with high elements. We have a full fine arts center, as well.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Tyler Hill is a full seven-week co-ed camp in Wayne County, PA. We have 480 campers from all over the tri-state area and Florida, and provide a well-rounded camp experience, including sports, arts and electives, waterfront , outdoor adventure, camp spirit and a true summer family. Our mission is for our campers to come home after the summer feeling great about themselves and having made the best friends ever!

Our STARFISH values program is unique to Tyler Hill and offers our campers and staff the opportunity to reflect upon what matters -- values. Sportsmanship, Tolerance, Appreciation, Respect, Friendship, Integrity, Sensitivity and Helpfulness lay the foundation for everything we do at Tyler Hill Camp.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Tyler Hill has a full CIT program for campers entering the 11th grade. We provide unique and exciting leadership training, community service programs and travel and outdoor opportunities, in addition to our already full camp program.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Tyler Hill hosts various winter and spring get-togethers in New York, New Jersey and Florida for our campers to reunite and for new campers to connect with one another.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2015 Season

Opening Day
Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Closing Day
Sunday, August 16th, 2015 Tyler Hill offers one 7-week session.

Rookie Days (a full day for potential campers) will be held on Saturday, July 11th and Saturday, July 25th.

Please refer to our website for further details at Our Camp Website Link: www.tylerhillcamp.com.

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NJY Camps
Milford, PA

Visit Our NJY Camps Website
973 575 3333
info[AT]njycamps.org
570 Sawkill Road
Milford, PA 18337

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More than 6 months ago. Contact camp for the latest 2020 camp info.

CAMPER AGES: 6 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Computers, Science, Technology, Academics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Significant Offerings In Sports, Arts & Science

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on (2) separate 1,250 acre sites. One in Milford, PA and one in Lake Como, PA.

CAMP FACILITIES: Modern cabins with bathrooms and showers, lake, pool, arts, science and sports facilities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Visit our website, Our Camp Website Link: www.njycamps.org for full information about our program and our flexible schedules.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camp.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Also available for late spring and summer family camps and group retreats.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
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Stone Mountain Adventures
Huntingdon, PA

Visit Our Stone Mountain Adventures Website
814-667-3874
info[AT]sma-summers.com
9803 Old Hawn Rd
Huntingdon, PA 16652

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 12 to 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Stone Moutain Adventures (SMA) is an overnight summer camp for teens ages 12 to 16 located in PA. We offer outdoor adventure Activities, Service Projects, Water Sports, Creative Arts and Traditional Sports!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing & Many Many More!

Stone Mountain Adventures is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Huntingdon Pennsylvania offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Golf, Music/Band, Tennis and more. Stone Mountain Adventures is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 12 to 16.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the mountains of central PA. We are a 3 hour drive from Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, Baltimore, & Philadelphia and 4.5 hrs from New York City. Please visit our website to learn more about our awesome summer camp at Our Camp Website Link: www.sma-summers.com.

CAMP FACILITIES: We are located in an beautiful mountain setting on a horse farm, we have real climbing rocks on site, a sand volleyball court, 6 camper cabins, a nine hole frisbee golf course and many miles of mountain biking trails. We also are off campus every day at nearby Raystown Lake for Wake boarding, sailing, windsurfing, and other waiter sports.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Stone Mountain Adventures (SMA) is a co-ed overnight teen summer camp for 60 teenagers ages 12-16 located in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. We specialize in getting teens excited about life through: Water Sports Adventure Activities Traditional Sports Community Service Creative Arts Our teen campers learn new skills, gain self confidence, make strong friendships and become members of our strong, value centered summer community. Things that are unique about our camp: Young Teen Focused Activities Choose Your Own Activities Everyday Adventures and Camping Overnights Out of Camp We Offer 2 Week to 7 Week Sessions

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We do offer partial "Camperships" each summer to deserving families. Please contact Camp Director Jud Milla for an application.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Stone Mountain Adventures is a co-ed residential camp for 60 teenagers ages 12-16 located in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. We are a very active summer community and do a good job of getting campers excited about all aspects of camp from our adventure and sport activities to going roller skating to going white water rafting together as a group. As with many aspects of teenagers lives our camp is also a very social place and we work hard to model and encourage positive relationships, create community in an authentic way, stop cliques from developing, and take away many of the traditional pressures that teens feel in school. The result is that campers feel a new found freedom to explore who they truly are while at the same time feeling like they have a new �home away from home� at Stone Mountain Adventures.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
4 Week Sessions $5250
Session 1 + 2 Sat 6/24 to Fri 7/21
Session 2 + 3 Sat 7/8 to Sat 8/5
Session 3 + 4 Sun 7/23 to Sun 8/20

2 Week Sessions $2675
Session 1 (SMA1) Sat 6/24 to Fri 7/7
Session 2 (SMA2) Sat 7/8 to Fri 7/21
Session 3 (SMA3) Sun 7/23 to Sat 8/5
Session 4 (SMA4) Mon 8/7 to Sun 8/20

6 Week Sessions $7775
Session 1 + 2 + 3 Sat 6/24 to Sat 8/5
Session 2 + 3 + 4 Sat 7/8 to Sun 8/20

8 Week Session $9900
Session 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 Sat 6/24 to Sun 8/20

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YMCA Camp Soles
Rockwood, Pennsylvania

Visit Our YMCA Camp Soles Website
814-352-7217
kschell[AT]ymcapgh.org
campsoles[AT]ymcapgh.org
134 Camp Soles Ln.
Rockwood, Pennsylvania 15557

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CAMPER AGES: 5-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Family Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our vision is to provide campers an experience that builds meaningful friendships, promotes opportunities for life long memories, and leads in the development of a stronger character. Our focus is to instill the core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility among each and every camper.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Adventure, and more. Ga-Ga, Deck Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, Carpet-ball, & Capture The Flag.

CAMP LOCATION: YMCA Camp Soles are located just an hour and half from Pittsburgh and three hours from the Washington DC metro area. We are easily accessible from the PA Turnpike and Interstate 68.

CAMP FACILITIES: The facilities at Camp Soles consists of 23 cabins, an 18-acre lake, basketball court, athletic field, nature center, arts center, meeting space, beautiful dining hall (seats 175), and much more!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Mission: “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.”

Our Vision is to “Transform one camper at a time through programs that build meaningful friendships, create opportunities for life long memories, and lead in the development of a stronger character.

YMCA Camp Soles is a traditional YMCA camp in the Laurel Highland Mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania. We offer high quality and affordable day, overnight, and family camp programs. Our campers have the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of activities such as swimming, Ga-Ga, arts and crafts, rock climbing, archery, zip lining, and much much more.

While camp activities are an important part of a summer camp, they are actually the tools we use to teach campers how to build meaningful friendships, create opportunities for life long memories, and lead in the development of a stronger character. Our focus is to instill the core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility among each and every camper.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Being a CIT at YMCA Camp Soles gives you a unique training opportunity that will serve you well should you ever desire to return as a camp counselor, work in day care or after-school programs, or become a coach or mentor for younger kids. Our CIT program is specifically designed for teens who are interested in working with kids. We teach critical counseling skills, behavior management, and instruction techniques.

Being a CIT is about learning practical skills that you will hone at camp. For example, you will work with our staff as assistant instructors in the various program areas across Camp Soles. You will also be assigned a cabin to help with everything from running activities to working with homesick campers. Camp is after all about learning through positive relationships and our counselors are role models for our CITs as much as they are for campers.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: At the Y, no child or family is turned away due to inability to pay. That holds true at YMCA camps as well. Realizing that different families have different abilities to pay, we created a three tier pricing program. Based on an honor system, your family chooses which tier you can afford. Tier placement does not change any aspect of the experience your child will receive. It is a way to ensure that every child can access the same opportunities.

Further financial assistance is available, if needed. Please contact the camp office for more information. (814-352-7217)

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp at YMCA Camp Soles is reminiscent of a gentler, less hassled time and provides an opportunity to bolster family relationships and time to relax as a family in a beautiful natural setting.

FAMILY CAMP WEEK
JUNE 21ST-27TH, 2015
Half Cabin (Sleeps 8): $ 745/session
Full Cabin (Sleeps 16): $1490/session

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
SEPTEMBER 4TH- SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2015
Half Cabin (Sleeps 8): $ 372.50/session
Full Cabin (Sleeps 16): $745/session

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Our 264 acres of woods, meadows, wetlands, ponds and lakefront provide a quality blend of social and academic education for both students and teachers.

Whether planning their next move on our challenge course, flying down the zip line, or measuring the water quality based on the biological life found in the pond, students develop skills through real life applications.

Our interdisciplinary approach helps students discover an enthusiasm for learning that later reinforces their study in the classroom. Camp Soles Staff and School Staff partner together to create memories and knowledge that will last a life time!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2015 RESIDENT CAMP SESSIONS:
Session 1: (Mini Camp) June 29th –July 2nd
Session 2: July 19th-24th
Session 3: July 26th- July 31st
Session 4: August 2nd-7th


Session 1 (Mini Camp)
Tier A: $360
Tier B: $260
Tier C: $210

Sessions 2, 3, and 4
Tier A: $485
Tier B: $385
Tier C: $335

PRICES
Tier A: Cost of Camp + Scholarship Assistance for another family.
Tier B: Actual Cost of Camp
Tier C: Subsidized Rate

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
YMCA Camp Soles is more than just a summer camp. We are a home to a lucky few, and home away from home for many more. Our staff members come from various local universities as well as out of state and as far as Australia and Europe. Working at camp can be life changing.

You will have an opportunity to see children flourish under your care… to see yourself grow in such a short period of time … this is the profound change that so many staff members experience. Friendships between staff develop here that can last a lifetime.

We are looking for people who embody the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility have a genuine love for children, who are kind and patient, who show a love for the out-of-doors and are happy to share that with children, and who support the YMCA mission.

Requirement: All General Counselors must have 18+ years old or have graduated High School and be hold a current certification in CPR and First Aid.

Must be available the following dates: June 10th-August 15th, 2015

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
Boys Village Director
Girls Village Director
Health Officer
Waterfront Coordinator
General Cabin Counselors
Arts and Crafts Cabin Counselor
High Adventure Cabin Counselor
Lifeguard Cabin Counselors (must have current Red Cross Lifeguard Certification)

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Camp Towanda
Honesdale, Pennsylvania

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570-253-3266
jared[AT]camptowanda.com
info[AT]camptowanda.com
700 Niles Pond Rd
Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431

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CAMPER AGES: 7-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Towanda is a private residential co-ed camp in Northeast Pennsylvania. Only 100 miles from NYC and Philadelphia. We are a well rounded, traditional program offering all land and water sports (from swim, boating, tennis, arts, outdoor adventure to baseball, lacrosse, basketball and so much more).

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Team Sports, Science, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Lacrosse, Nature, Lego, Archery, Climbing Wall, Hockey, Mountain Biking, Kickball, Frolf, Softball, Culinary, & Lots More!

Camp Towanda is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Honesdale Pennsylvania offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Musical Theater, Martial Arts, Dance and more. Camp Towanda is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 7-17.
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CAMP LOCATION: Located in Northeast Pennsylvania. Only 100 miles from NYC and Philadelphia. Incredible facilities situated on over 230 rolling acres including a private lake and pool; with an experienced nurturing staff that provides a great overnight summer camp experience. We offer HIGH QUALITY instruction, supervision, facilities and care to our campers. Our camp is traditional, spirited, instructional, well-rounded, warm, very personable, highly supervised, safe and fun! This is where kids get to be kids, just like the old days!

CAMP FACILITIES: Check out our virtual
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CAMP PROGRAM INFO: ACA Accredited, Serve Safe Certified, Premier Camp Award, SCOPE President, ACA Board Member, PA Safety Committee Compliance and More!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Excellent Leadership program for our 11th and 12th graders. Emphasis on community service projects and training to become a great counselor.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

Rent a bunk; enjoy activities, events, realization, food and entertainment all provided!

This is a great way to end the summer!

For more info contact jared[AT]camptowanda.com.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Check out our website at: Our Camp Website Link: www.camptowanda.com or call us 570-253-3266

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Do you want to spend your summer job working outdoors? Is making a difference in the lives of children important to you? Do you want to meet people from all over the world? What about building your resume while having an amazing time?

Join our camp family this summer for a challenging and rewarding job experience that that will give you the skills you need for your future. Make a difference in the lives of our campers, while enjoying our beautiful outdoor facilities and working with people from around the world.

When you work at Camp Towanda, you get hands-on experience and leadership opportunities, while building skills that any future employer is looking for, such as flexibility, adaptability, initiative, self-direction, social and cross-cultural skills, productivity, accountability, leadership and responsibility.

Camp Towanda is now hiring Sports Instructors, Coaches and Activity Specialists, Group Leaders, Department Heads, and General Counselors! Our program consists of all the land and water sports, outdoor adventure, theatre, art and more! We offer professional paid internships in many fields including marketing, health administration, nursing, finance, hospitality, event planning, food services, sports management, media and nutrition. We work with colleges for school credit and provide mentorship opportunities.

Camp Towanda is the premier family-owned and operated, co-ed 7 week sleep-away camp in Northeast Pennsylvania for children ages 7-17. We are nestled on over 400 acres of beautiful fields, facilities, waterfront and countryside. At Camp Towanda, we provide a well-rounded experience for our campers and staff in a nurturing, safe environment with endless opportunities for them to try new things and feel great about themselves! Our program offers excellent and professional instruction in all land and water sports, fine arts, drama and adventure, as well as very creative evening activities and special events.

We attract down-to-earth, friendly and spirited campers, families and staff. We hire 300 counselors and support staff from over 20 countries and all across the USA. When you work at Camp Towanda, you make a real difference in camper’s lives, while building your resume and career-building skills (leadership, work-ethic, public speaking, management, responsibility) with the support of our top-notch senior staff and Directors. The job of a counselor is multi-faceted; your spirit, creativity and leadership is paramount. When at camp, it is a 24-hour job. Flexibility, responsibility and stamina are key attributes for our staff to possess. Working with kids is a challenging job but one of the most rewarding job experiences you will ever have.

All meals, room and board are included with scheduled time off. We are located near a popular summer destination in the Pocono Mountains and less than 2 ½ hours away from New York City and Philadelphia.

For 97 years, Camp Towanda has continued to define what summer camp is all about. We are highly regarded and respected as an industry leader and are involved in giving back to various organizations throughout the year. Camp Towanda is accredited by the American Camp Association.

When you work at Camp Towanda, it’s so much more than a summer job- it’s a family, network and community that will change your life forever. Thank you for considering Camp Towanda for your best summer job experience yet! Begin your application today!

Competitive salary, room and board, all meals included, travel reimbursement
Paid Internships Available

Job Requirements:
Available mid-June thru mid-August (some department orientations begin early June)
Freshman in college or later
Qualified references
Great with children
Strong work ethic
Desire to have fun and make a difference!

Job Positions Available:
General Counselors
Specialists
Art Specialist
Baseball Specialist
Basketball Specialist
Drama/Theatre Specialist
Field Hockey Specialist
Fitness Specialist
Flag Football Specialist
Hockey Specialist
Lacrosse Specialist
LEGO / STEM Specialist
Media Specialist
Outdoor Adventure Specialist (ropes, bikes, archery, river crew, farming)
Soccer Specialist
Tennis Specialist
Volleyball Specialist
Waterfront Specialist (swim instructors, boating instructors)
Waterski Specialist
Zumba Specialist
Department Heads
Group Leaders / Assistant Group Leaders
Senior Staff Leadership

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Spark the Wave
Pennsylvania Location(s)

Visit Our Spark the Wave Website
215.913.6107
katie[AT]sparkthewave.org
Villanova University & Gerogetown University
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Georgetown University
3700 O St NW
Washington, DC 20057

Villanova University
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova. PA 19085

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Spark the Wave
PO Box 40038
Washington, DC 20016

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CAMPER AGES: 11-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Spark the Wave is empowering young people to change the world through service and has trained thousands of the nation’s best young community leaders. Through our intensive week-long Service Leadership Institutes, called Wave Week, participants develop their skills in leadership development, group dynamics, and communication in an effort plan and execute better service projects while building stronger teams. Earn 40 hours of community service and plan a service project of your own! Apply online today.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, and more. Leadership, Community Service, Service Learning

CAMP LOCATION: Like the program names suggest Wave Week [AT] Villanova and Wave Week [AT] Georgetown are held at Villanova and Georgetown University, respectively. Each university is easily accessible by public transportation.

CAMP FACILITIES: Both Villanova and Georgetown are world-class universities. Participants get to take advantage of the world-class facilities these universities have to offer, including stay in university dormitories, meals in university cafeterias, and seminars in university classrooms.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Wave Week welcomes high-energy students in 6th through 11th grades during the 2016-2017 school year. Participants are divided into two tracks based upon their age (6-8th grade & 9th-11th grade). Each track meets separately for most activities and for dorm assignments. Meals, social events, large group activities, and service projects incorporate both tracks. Wave Week offers both Residential and Commuter options.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Communication, Group Dynamics, Decision Making Styles, Harnessing Personal Strengths, Project Planning, Creativity, Diversity Awareness, Conflict Resolution, Motivation, Public Speaking, Fundraising and Budgeting

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial Aid is available based on applicant need.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Wave Week at Villanova: July 10-14

Wave Week at Georgetown: July 23rd-28

Visit our website for tuition information.

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B'nai B'rith Perlman Camp
Lake Como, PA

Visit Our B'nai B'rith Perlman Camp Website
202-857-6663
info[AT]perlmancamp.org
661 Rose Hill Road
Lake Como, PA 18437

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
2020 K St. NW
7th Floor
Washington D.C. 
20006

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 8 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Residencial Camp- 2,3,4 and 7 week sessions

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Jewish.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Baseball, Weightloss, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Nestled in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania on 350 magnificent acres, B'nai B'rith Perlman Camp is committed to providing children with a safe, fun and enriching summer camp experience in a Jewish environment. We are about 2.5 Hours from NYC, Philadelphia and the Long Island Area, with buses also coming from the Washington DC to take campers to camp.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a boys and girls side of camp, with 10 cabins on each. Tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, 2 beach volleyball courts, a beautiful outdoor amphitheater overlooking the lake, a zip line, indoor/outdoor climbing wall and many other beautiful spots of enjoy your summer!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: For 60 years, B'nai B'rith Perlman Camp has become the second home for campers and staff alike. Join the Perlman Camp family today, and experience Jewish overnight camping at its best! Since 1954, Perlman Camp has created a fun and inclusive family atmosphere, which provides opportunities for growth and the development of a positive self-identity. We pride ourselves on our exceptional childcare, outstanding program, and engaging Jewish programming.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have a two year Leadership Program at Perlman Camp. The first year is the Pioneer program, for campers entering into 11th grade. They live on platform tents in the foods, cook their own meals, create their own programming and spend 3 weeks in Israel. Campers going into 12 grade participate in our Staff-In-Training (SIT) program. The spend the summer learning the values of being a counselor, transitioning from camper to staff and then living in the bunks for the last 3 weeks of camp.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer a financial aid application to any family in need, and do our best to provide as much aid as possible. There is also the One Happy Camper Grant and Bunk Connect Available through the FJC.

Please visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.jewishcamp.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Full Season-Sunday, June 29th - Friday, August 15th
First Session-Sunday, June 29th - Friday, July 25th
Second Session-Sunday, July 27th - Friday, August 15th
Rookie Session A-Sunday, June 29th-Friday July 11th
Rookie Session B-Sunday July 27th-Friday August 8th

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Ravens Run Visual & Performing Arts Camp
New Hope, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Ravens Run Visual & Performing Arts Camp Website
215 901-7849
ravensrun[AT]gmail.com
85 W Mechanic Street
New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Ravens Run PO Box 335 New Hope, PA 18938

CAMPER AGES: 6-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Ravens Run is a unique day camp for kids 6-16 who love art! With approximately 100 campers and 25 staff members, Ravens Run provides an intimate and enriching art experience. We bring together professional artists and students to explore creativity in a supportive, inspiring and fun environment. We strive to give each child a rich visual & performing arts experience in a variety of media.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, and more. Ravens Run Offers A Wide Assortment Of Art Classes Including: Digital Photography, Stained Glass, Glass Fusing, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Yoga, Magic, Cake Decorating, Ceramics (both Hand-building & Pottery Wheels), Mosaics, Claymation, Electives, Dance, Music & Theatre.

Ravens Run Visual & Performing Arts Camp is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in New Hope Pennsylvania offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Music/Band, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts and more. Ravens Run Visual & Performing Arts Camp is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 6-16.
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CAMP LOCATION: Ravens Run is located in the center of New Hope, Pennsylvania. We are housed at Kehilat HaNahar Synagogue on West Mechanic Street. We are not affiliated with the synagogue, but are fortunate to have use of their beautiful, air-conditioned building and outdoor space. Ravens Run is a short ride from Washington Crossing, Newtown, Doylestown, Buckingham, Lambertville, Stockton, New Hope and Solebury. We are in walking distance to the canal and the Delaware River.

CAMP FACILITIES: Ravens Run has air-conditioned classrooms, a social hall, a ceramics studio and beautiful, shady outdoor space.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Ravens Run, New Hope’s Visual & Performing Arts Camp, brings together professional artists and students to explore the world of creativity in a supportive, inspiring and fun environment. At Ravens Run, children are encouraged to broaden their artistic horizons while developing technical skills. Campers learn to find their special creative spirit and no prior experience is necessary.

Campers will be exposed to a wide variety of artistic styles and media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, crafts, stained glass, photography, dance, yoga, music, magic, theatre, claymation and creative writing. We strive to give each child a rich art experience that fosters flexible thinking and creative problem solving skills.

Each session culminates with a spectacular camp-wide art show and performance. Ravens Run is both serious art and serious fun! Ravens Run is proud to have an outstanding staff of art teachers and professional artists who currently work in their fields.

Our experienced staff teaches and mentors students at all levels. They are committed to guiding students through a creative experience that develops their abilities and encourages their personal expression. Ravens Run counselors are bright, creative and caring college students who love working with children. Many are planning careers in the arts and/or teaching fields. Join us as we celebrate our 26th year of quality arts programming!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Ravens Run offers a Young Adult Program for high school students. Campers who are 14-16 years old will be mentored by an art teacher while engaging in a full range of art classes.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Try-It week: June 22-26: $375
Session 1 (3 weeks) June 29-July 17: $995

Session 2 (3 weeks) July 20-August 7: $1025

6 Weeks: June 29-August 7: $1895
All 7 weeks: June 22-August 7: $2195

10% discount for each additional sibling Sessions 1 & 2 are independent of each other. Campers can attend either session and many attend both sessions. Each session culminates with a spectacular camp-wide art show and performance.

Visit our website for more details at: Our Camp Website Link: www.ravensrun.com Hurry! We only have so many easels!

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Teen Quest Ranch
Somerset, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Teen Quest Ranch Website
814.444.9500
quest[AT]teenquest.org
293 Rich Rd
Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

CAMPER AGES: 7 -18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Winter, Spring, Fall - weekends Summer - weeks

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Inner-city mission camps, Kids Camps, Teens camps, and seasonal weekend camps. We offer horseback riding, paintball, go-carts, archery, basketball, laser tag, Flying Squirrel, Challenge Course, Gaga ball, climbing wall, fishing, boating, hiking, bouldering, lake tubing and much more.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Handicap facilities available

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Basketball, Football, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Volleyball, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Our 140-acre Ranch is located 60 miles south of Pittsburgh in the beautiful Laurel Mountains near Somerset Pa and an easy exit from the PA turnpike.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 14 modern cabins, dining hall, the Extreme Barn chock full of activities, a boating and fishing lake, Challenge Course, sand volleyball, tube run, baseball field, paintball woods course and

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have an MIT/Apprentice training program. (Missionaries in training) offered throughout the year beginning in summer.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Discount for children of full-time pastors and active military

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Round-Ups are held annually at the Ranch in Spring and Fall.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Four season camping at its best: Snow Camp, spring Revamp camps, summer missions and traditional summer camps, fall Power Charge camps. We also offer Extreme Days - Four afternoon hours of of pure fun for youth groups year-round.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Check out our website for camp dates: Our Camp Website Link: www.TeenQuest.org

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Mahaffey Camp and Conference Center
Mahaffey, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Mahaffey Camp and Conference Center Website
(814) 277-5544
office[AT]mahaffeycamp.com
1559 Mahaffey Grampian Highway
Mahaffey, Pennsylvania 15757

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
PO Box 277, Mahaffey, PA 15757

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: Kindergarten through 12th grade

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. General office hours 9am-5pm Mon-Fri

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. The Christian and Missionary Alliance Church

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Mahaffey Camp offers a variety of youth camps including Bible camps, sports camps, horse camps, S.T.E.M camp, and creative arts camp. Campers can take part in recreation time, craft time, worship, and services/seminars, as well as other activities.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Weightloss, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Adventure, and more.
Adventure Camp - Includes Kayaking, Hiking, Backpacking, Biking.
Creative Arts Camp - Includes 2D Art, Music, Acting, & Creative Writing.
S.T.E.M. Camp - Cross-curricular Program Focusing On Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Clearfield County, right along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. We are approximately 30 minutes from Clearfield and Punxsutawney, and one hour from Altoona.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a modern dorm and two modern longhouse facilities, as well as two more rustic dorms. We have a large Dining Hall facility, and a brand new Children's Ministry Building (fit for indoor sports and recreation, as well as meeting places). Additionally, the camp has 200 privately owned cottages, three large RV lots, a large soccer field and baseball field, disc golf and mini golf courses, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and a gaga ball pit. There are two tabernacles, the Main Tabernacle and Youth Tabernacle, for services. The Susquehanna River serves as a great place for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and tubing.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Mahaffey Camp offers a variety of programs, from summer youth camps and family camp to year-long retreats and events. Our staff is a dedicated group of people who are passionate about serving campers of all ages and leading them to a vibrant experience with God. Our mission is "to reach others with the Gospel and teach them about the Lord." Mahaffey Camp aims to be "A Christian Center for Spiritual Growth." Mahaffey Camp is a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Those who wish to be considered as Counselors or Jr. Counselors should contact the camp office promptly, as available positions fill up quickly. Counselors and Jr. Counselors are required to attend a mandatory Counselor Training weekend, held at the end of May or beginning of June. Teen Counselors and Jr. Counselors are expected to attend a youth camp of their own age group.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For scholarship assistance, please contact the camp office. We have a scholarship fund that is used to help sponsor campers who are experiencing financial hardship and need assistance to be able to attend camp.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Mahaffey Family Camp takes place during the last full week of July every year; in 2018, the dates are July 20 through 29. Events and services are offered for all age groups throughout the 10 days. Special events include a 5k race, Motorcycle Rally, Missionary Rally, Women's Day, Children's Penny Parade, Baptismal Service, and Gospel Concert. The camp store and Dining Hall are open for meals every day, and the craft store (selling merchandise and handmade crafts to benefit camp) is open daily. Dorm Accommodations are available, as well as RV and tent sites. Different types of services are offered, including Adult morning and evening services, prayer and healing services, Teen morning and evening services, Children's ministries, and Fresh Breeze afternoon service.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Youth Camps are held in the summer, while many retreats are held throughout the rest of the year. Mahaffey offers a variety of different retreats and events, including Applefest, Quilt Retreats, Scrapbook Retreats, Men's Link, Prayer Retreat, Mother / Daughter Retreat, REPLENISH (youth winter retreat), and private horsemanship lessons. Additionally, facility use at Mahaffey Camp is available for events such as banquets, youth/church retreats, Dorm stay, group stay, conferences, etc. Contact the camp office to book a retreat or event.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Weeklong Camps take place from June to August. Pricing varies per camp. Please refer to Our Camp Website Link: www.mahaffeycamp.com for the full brochure and pricing list.

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Bynden Wood YMCA Day Camp
Reinholds, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Bynden Wood YMCA Day Camp Website
610-670-2267
ycamps[AT]smymca.org
201 Cushion Peak Road
Reinholds, Pennsylvania 17569

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
South Mountain YMCA Camps
201 Cushion Peak Rd
Reinholds, PA 17569

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: Age 6 through Age 14

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. 1 Week Sessions Available. Monday-Friday. 8:30am - 4:30pm with before and aftercare available.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): We are affiliated with the YMCA and we promote the values of service, stewardship, caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Surrounded by nature, Bynden Wood's outdoor mountaintop facility provides campers with a unique summer camp experience. We offer a wide range of activities and we are one of the only Day programs in Berks County that offers swimming in an outdoor pool every day.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Bynden Wood Day Camp Activities Include:
Zorb Balls
Climbing Tower
Zip Line
BBs
Nature Programs
Archery
Sling Shots
Hikes
Wagon Rides
Theme Programs
Much More

Bynden Wood YMCA Day Camp is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Reinholds Pennsylvania offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Basketball, Music/Band, Swimming and more. Bynden Wood YMCA Day Camp is a top Leadership Camp for ages: Age 6 through Age 14.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located 50 miles west of Philadelphia off of Interstate 76. We have 600 acres of mountaintop for our campers to explore and a rich history to grow on. Please visit our website for camp photos and videos.

CAMP FACILITIES: The Bynden Wood Day Camp has its "home base" in the historic Bynden Wood Lodge and Auditorium. Facilities used by our Day Campers include:
An Outdoor Pool
Climbing Tower and Zip Line
Basketball and Tennis Courts
Archery Range
BB Range
Sling Shot Range
Crafts Pavilion
The Bynden Wood Pavilion
The Bynden Wood Stage
300 acres of hiking trails

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We welcome you to the mountain and invite you to share in our Fire of Friendship, determined in our belief that every person shares the potential to grow in wisdom, to discover their unique and independent voice, to nurture others and to engage their communities. The fun and challenging programs we offer foster communication, trust, problem-solving and deeper spiritual connections, while preparing young people to lead and be led. The South Mountain YMCA Camps are more than a series of camping and retreat programs on the mountaintop, they are a way of life – a philosophy – that are exciting to explore and easy to embrace. Keep the Fires Burning!

Service, Stewardship, Self-Discovery
The South Mountain YMCA Camps

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We do not offer LIT or CIT program as part of Bynden Wood Day Camp. However, our sister program, Camp Conrad Weiser, does offer such programs please visit this website for more information at: Our Camp Website Link: www.smymca.org.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We do offer financial assistance for families who qualify. To apply, please visit our website.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We do offer Family Camp Weekends 4 times each year. For more information, dates and rates, please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.smymca.org.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We have a rich offering of year-round activities that include: Environmental and Outdoor Education programs for schools, Family Camp Weekends, Weddings, Birthday Parties, Equestrian Lessons and much more. Visit our website for more information.

Additionally, our 600 acres is shared with our overnight camp program, Camp Conrad Weiser.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit our website for more information on fees and available sessions.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
The counselors have the most direct impact on a child’s experience at camp. We are seeking dedicated, fun, enthusiastic staff who understand that “Campers Come First.” Counselors must be at least 18 years of age or have graduated from high school. All counselors will teach in one of our program areas and co-lead a cabin of 8-12 children. Pay is $250-$275 per week depending on experience.

For more information or to apply, visit our site: Our Camp Website Link: www.smymca.org

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YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser
Reinholds, Pennsylvania

Visit Our YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser Website
610-670-2267
ycamps[AT]smymca.org
201 Cushion Peak Road
Reinholds, Pennsylvania 17569

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
South Mountain YMCA Camps
201 Cushion Peak Road
Reinholds, PA 17569

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: 6-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. 1 Week and 2 Week Sessions available

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): We are affiliated with the YMCA.  While we offer weekly chapel program and evening devotions, these are not based on the teaching of any one fait

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: We pride ourselves on creating an experience as unique as each of our campers. From our Athletics to our Arts & Nature programs, Camp Conrad Weiser affords young people many opportunities to develop new skills and learn valuable life lessons. Our camp counselors serve as positive role models for our campers and exhibit a true dedication to our camp community.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Target Sports Including: Archery, Rifles, & Trap Shooting.

Target Sports Games Including: GotchaTag (low Velocity Paintball), & Archery Tag

Mountain-Boarding & Mountain Biking

Creative Arts Programs Including: A Radio Station, Guitar Instruction, Film Shorts, Traditional Crafts & Much More

Waterfront Activities Like: Canoeing, Kayaking & Sailing

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YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Reinholds Pennsylvania offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Horses/Equestrian, Volleyball, Football and more. YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser is a top Leadership Camp for ages: 6-17.
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CAMP LOCATION: We are located 50 miles west of Philadelphia off of Interstate 76. We have 600 acres of mountaintop for our campers to explore and a rich history to grow on. Please visit our website for camp photos and videos.

CAMP FACILITIES: YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser calls 600 acres atop the South Mountain our home. Facilities used by our campers include:
24 Log Cabins in 4 villages
2 Shower-Houses with private showers and private changing areas
A newly-renovated Dining Hall with AC
An Outdoor, Zero-Entry Pool with splash features, a slide, a diving board, and a rock wall
Climbing Tower, Ropes Course, and Zip Line
Basketball and Tennis Courts
Archery Range
BB Range
Sling Shot Range
Rifle Range
Trap Range
Crafts Pavilion
The Bynden Wood Stage
Radio Station
Pond
300 acres of hiking trails
Nearby Lake

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We welcome you to the mountain and invite you to share in our Fire of Friendship, determined in our belief that every person shares the potential to grow in wisdom, to discover their unique and independent voice, to nurture others and to engage their communities. The fun and challenging programs we offer foster communication, trust, problem-solving and deeper spiritual connections, while preparing young people to lead and be led. The South Mountain YMCA Camps are more than a series of camping and retreat programs on the mountaintop, they are a way of life – a philosophy – that are exciting to explore and easy to embrace. Keep the Fires Burning!

Since 1948, YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser has enjoyed a reputation of excellence; excellence in staff, excellence in program and excellence in facilities.

Service, Stewardship, Self-Discovery
The South Mountain YMCA Camps

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Our CIT (Counselors-In-Training) program is offered for 16 & 17 year-olds. This program requires an application and interview. It is designed to introduce young people interested in becoming camp counselors to leadership skill-building, public speaking, program design and child development. This is a 3-week program. Multiple sessions are offered each summer.

For more information, dates and fees, please visit our website at: Our Camp Website Link: www.smymca.org

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We do offer financial assistance for families who qualify.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We offer 5 Family Camp Weekends each year. Please visit our website for more information, dates and fees. We'd love to have you and your family visit us on the mountain.

Visit: Our Camp Website Link: www.smymca.org

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We have a rich offering of year-round activities that include: Environmental and Outdoor Education programs for schools, Family Camp Weekends, Weddings, Birthday Parties, Equestrian Lessons and much more. Visit our website for more information.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please visit our website for more information on fees and available sessions.

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Camp Speers YMCA
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania

Visit Our Camp Speers YMCA Website
(570) 828-2329
campspeers[AT]philaymca.org
143 Nichecronk Road
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania 18328

CAMPER AGES: Day Camp-Nursery-11th Grade and Overnight Camp Grades 3-11

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. We offer Day Camp for our local residents and an overnight camp program for campers entering 3rd grade and through 11th grade.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Math, Science, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Sailing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Art, Fitness, Archery, Survival Skills, High & Low Ropes Courses, Media Arts & Photography, Fishing, & Much More.

CAMP LOCATION: Summer is a magical time for children, and there is nowhere better to spend a summer than on Lake Nichecronk! Our 1100-acre forest provides a charming setting for age-appropriate, action-packed activities and social interactions designed to meet the precise needs of each stage of a camper's development -- allowing them to enjoy our traditional camp experience and programs. We also offer our Day Camp program for our local residents. Please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.campspeersymca.org for additional details.

CAMP FACILITIES: The incredible Lake Nichecronk is a centerpoint here at Camp Speers. Of course, that is in addition to our rustic cabins, challenge course and climbing towers, zip line, art center, and so much more, including our incredible Equestrian Program which offers lessons in both Western and English riding styles.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Since 1948 Camp Speers has been providing incredible summer experiences to children from the United States and many countries around the world. Our campers become stronger, gain confidence, and leave here as young leaders, all of course with the desire to come back next summer. Camp Speers has also established an excellent reputation with our Leadership Programming (both the CIT and LIT Sessions).

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Camp Speers has also established an excellent reputation with our Leadership Programming (both the CIT and LIT Sessions).

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer Financial Assistance to families.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp Labor Day and Memorial Day

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We offer Outdoor Education, Famiy Retreats, and Group retreats. Also Cub Scout and Girl Scout Camp-Outs!

OTHER CAMP INFO: Call today and schedule a tour at a time convenient for you.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For specific dates and rates information please refer to our website at Our Camp Website Link: www.campspeersymca.org.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We are currently looking for counselors for the Summer Camp!

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