Summer Day Camp

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The program director oversees a staff of bright and energetic counselors who are dedicated and committed to the well being, safety and development of our youth.

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Nutritious hot and cold breakfasts, lunches and snacks are provided by many area churches and organizations. Almost 8,000 meals are  served during camp. As one church member said, "We are called to serve God and that's what we do here."

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Physical activity such as swimming, hiking, daily walking, Zumba and a variety of sports are a large part of the program. Bible study and character development lessons, including the 7 Pillars of Character are a part of the daily program. Life skills, drama, music, art, science and computer activities are also highlighted. Weekly educational and fun field trips are provided and enjoyed by all the campers.

Teen Camp

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In 2015 a new camp for youth ages 12-15 was instituted. It provides a safe place for children to thrive and grow, focusing on life skills and careers. This year the teens went to HAAC to learn about careers in the health care industry.

Fun and Educational Field Trips

Alpaca Farm

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Last year the campers went on a field trip to the alpaca farm. This was the first time most of the campers had a chance to interact with these beautiful animals. They had a wonderful time leading them around on a leash! This was an amazing and memorable day for everyone!

Weekly field trips to Jackson Lick pool

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Campers love walking to the Jackson Lick pool to swim and cool off each week. Here the children receive valuable swimming lessons.

The Game Truck visits St. Barnabas

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Children are divided into 9 groups. Each group has a chance to go inside the Game Truck to play games of all types. 

Swimming at Pinchot State ParK

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Swimming at Pinchot State Park is always a fabulous day for the campers. They even are able to play on the playground there.

A fun day at Knoebel's Park

The highlight of camp is the trip to Knoebel's Park!

Bowling

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Bowling always makes the day super fun!

Biking around Wildwood Park is always a treat!

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 Once campers are able to ride bikes, they are given helmets and bikes and off the group goes around Wildwood Park. This is such a treat for the children!

Campers are eager to ride bikes around the park.

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Field Trip to the Rope Course at Ski Roundtop

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RIF Reading Program makes presentation to campers.

Zoo America Presentation

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Food Tasting class from Penn State Middletown

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Campers taste many new nutritious foods

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Rowland's music teacher helps us practice the bucket drums as we get ready for Saturday's performance in Lancaster

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After much practice it is a great day playing the bucket drums in Lancaster's Town Square. They sound amazing!

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Additional field trips include Lake Tobias, Legoland, Hershey Park, Riverboat ride, Skyzone, and going to the movies.

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Teen Camp Focuses on Character and Career Building

Belco Banking Class

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Field trip to Messiah College where teens toured the dorms, library and theater. They had lunch in the cafe on campus.

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Teens served lunch at the Bethesda Mission, played Pokeno with the residents at Homeland, visited the State Police Academy, and visited Shippensburg University for a career inventory.

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Closing Program

Counselors led the program as each age group presented songs learned during camp.

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A lively Zumba demonstration with students showcased motions learned this summer.

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Campers sang songs stemming from their African heritage.

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