Overnight Camp

Summer enrollment is now open! To access your existing camp account or start a new registration: Click Here.

Parent Handbook with Summer 2021 information is HERE

Photo Galleries of previous summer camp fun are on our Photos page and on our Facebook page

Camper Car Drop off first day is 10:30-11:30 am Car Pick Up last day is 4:30-5 pm*

Camper Bus Drop off is 10:15 am at Northeast location   Bus pick up is 5 pm* at Northeast location

*Session 4 only: Camper pickup time is at 4pm  on the final Friday for session 4, all other sessions are Friday 5pm pickups

If you find that your session choice is full for your child’s age group and your child can only attend that particular session, please choose the Wait List option for that session. Otherwise, please register for a session which still has openings and add the Wait List option for the session you would prefer. If space becomes available in that session, we will call you. If you need assistance, please call the camp office at 215-542-7974 and ask for Becky.

The Mission of Summer Camps at College Settlement is to deliver a unique camp experience to young people concentrated in the greater Philadelphia area, without regard to economic circumstances. Our programs foster personal growth and provide a safe, affordable, and nurturing place for young people to enjoy the outdoors while learning about themselves, others and the environment.

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We are always adding new activities!
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Overnight Camp Program,
Ages 8 to 14

The College Settlement Overnight Camp is offering offers 4 twelve-day sessions for Summer 2021.

Our days are structured with a variety of activities to thrill and engage each camper. Some activities are firm favorites such as swimming, sports and crafts, while others introduce new experiences such as climbing, fishing, rugby, cooking, kayaking and gardening. We are always adding new activities and no two summers are alike! Campers are kept engaged and happy while spending time with new friends. Each camper may attend one overnight session.

Overnight Session Dates for Summer 2021

Session One: Monday, June 21– Friday, July 2 (Teen campers only 13-14)
Session Two: Monday, July 5 – Friday, July 16 (ages 8-12)
Session Three: Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 30 (ages 8-12)
Session Four: Monday, August 2 – Friday, August 13* (ages 8-12)

*Session 4 only: Camper pickup time is at 4pm  on the final Friday for session 4, all other sessions are Friday 5pm pickups

Each camper may enroll for one overnight session only. The 2-week overnight can be combined with two 2-week day camp sessions.

Summer Camp Open House Dates 2021
Sunday, April  18  Virtual via Zoom  3pm
Thursday, April 22  Virtual via Zoom  7pm

Our Three Villages:

• ’Tween Creeks Village for boys and girls ages 8-9
• Boys Village for boys ages 10-12
• Girls Village, for girls ages 10-12
Our Teen Adventure, for boys and girls ages 13-14 stay in Girls and Boys Village

During their stay, campers will live in non-co-ed cabins with campers their own age. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities.   Environmental activities may include creek crawling, fishing, exploring, hiking, plant & animal study and many more.   Sporting activities may include boating, biking, climbing, basketball, soccer, rugby, and softball.  Other activities include arts & crafts, hayrides, dance, chill time, games, ropes course, and many others.  At least once while your child is here, they will participate in a “Special Day”. Examples of camp special days are Year-in-a-Day, Super Sunday Carnival, and our popular Pirate Day.  Campers 8-12 will have the opportunity to participate in a tent camping “overnight” on our property.

A typical daily schedule for campers age 8 – 12 looks like this:

7:30am    Wake Up!
8:00am    Breakfast
8:45am    Bunk Clean Up
9:15am    Morning Activity 1
10:15am  Instructional Swim
11:00am  Morning Activity 2

1:00pm  Lunch
2:00pm  Siesta Time
3:15-4:15pm  Girls’ Free Swim /Boys’ Afternoon Activity
4:30-5:45pm  Boys’ Free Swim /Girls’ Afternoon Activity
5:45pm  Clean Up for Dinner
6:00pm  Dinner

6:45pm  Leisure Time
7:15pm  Evening Activity
8:15pm  Snack
8:30pm  Showers and Bed Time
9:15pm  Lights Out!

Teen Adventure Program

The Teen Adventure Program is a twelve-day program designed especially for 13 and 14-year-olds who enjoy camping, backpacking, and adventure-based activities. Teen Campers each overnight session will participate in a wide variety of challenges, and no two days will be exactly the same. Teen Adventure Campers reside in their own cabins in Boys Village and Girls Village. This program includes adventure-challenge activities which are based out of both our Horsham and also Spruce Run Mountain Outpost properties. The boys and girls Teen Adventure Groups are not co-ed.

Please note: For Summer 2021 The teen session of overnight camp will not include a visit to the Spruce Run Mountain Outpost or white water rafting, but will focus on our Horsham-based activities.

Spruce Run Outpost Camp* (SRO) (*not being offer this year) Teen Adventure Campers will not be attending SRO this summer, instead they will remain at our Horsham location.  We will use this year to make some repairs and upgrades to our mountain outpost. However , next year TAP campers will spend five days at Spruce Run Outpost (SRO). This is our 75-acre mountain campus located in the Pocono Mountains near Millville, PA.  The land was purchased by The College Settlement Camps in 1976.  SRO is surrounded on three sides by 6,000 acres of beautiful State Game Lands which can be used by the Camp for program purposes.  The site is heavily timbered, rough and rolling, teeming with deer and other wildlife.   It is ideal for our teens’ environmental education and rustic camping programs. Teen campers are transported the 125 miles to SRO by 10-passenger van. These trips are not co-ed; the girls’ teen and boys’ teen groups are scheduled to stay at SRO at different times.

At SRO, Teen campers will camp in tents or enclosed Adirondack shelters, will help prepare their own meals, and explore their wilderness surroundings.  The program has been developed to take advantage of the natural features of the area and concentrates on nature awareness and outdoor living skills. Teens will participate in one or two-day trips that depart from the Spruce Run Outpost location. The Outpost program is supervised by two Teen Adventure leaders plus one Teen Unit Leader – staff members trained in running the Outpost program.

Our program is designed to allow teens to grow in numerous ways: self- confidence, teamwork, leadership and new outdoor skills. This unique combination fosters an appreciation for the environment, instills a spirit of adventure, and a sense of community through the memorable wilderness and community experiences.  Campers may have the opportunity to participate in a college campus tour, climb our high ropes course, bike and hike through some of Pennsylvania’s most stunning trails and mentor younger campers.

Your teen must realize this can be a physically and emotionally intense program. Expectations for commendable behavior are high as TAP campers are considered role models for younger campers. It takes a certain type of person to accept the challenge and excitement of fulfilling that responsibility.

The Overnight Camp offers children from different ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds the opportunity to live, play and learn together. We do not discriminate as to race, creed, color, national origin, special needs or gender.

Registration

Registration is now Open for Summer 2021!

Licensed Physician Form and up to date immunization history must be completed no more than 4 weeks before the child’s summer session.

Please register for a session with availability and add a waitlist option for any full session you would prefer.  If/when space becomes available we will call you to secure a space for your child. If you need assistance, please call the camp office at 215-542-7974 and ask for Becky.

Photo Galleries of Summer 2019 are on our Photos page and also our Facebook page

It’s the most fun I’ve ever had!