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©2019 by Kirkwood Camp and Conference Center

WELCOME TO YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME

 

OUR STORY

Since 1960, Summer Camp at Kirkwood has been a special experience. Campers from our first year, now in their golden years, still can't help from gushing about how much fun it was. From adventures to the sense of community, Kirkwood has always been just what kids need for a week over the summer.

Now in our 59th year, we are focused on making the memories for our 2019 campers that they will gush about 59 years from now. Just one week at Kirkwood can have that kind of an impact--so what are you waiting for?

MORE THAN JUST FUN

With more activities to do than you can fit in a week, there's a lot for kids to do here. We blend adventure, excitement, challenge, faith, creativity all together in a fun, outdoorsy package. Our small-group model helps build community, but you can be sure we get the full camp together for evening games or campfires, it's a big experience.

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WHO ARE OUR STAFF?

Our staff want to be here and it shows. This may surprise--being a camp counselor is not the most high paying summer job. We hire staff that want to work with your kids and have an impact on their lives--no matter what the story is. Plus--we train them for two weeks at the start of every summer, so we can be sure they are fully prepared. You would be hard-pressed to find better counselors for your kids.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

We are perfect for campers who are away from home for the first time--but some of our campers this summer will be in their 10th year. With 1 and 2 week camp options and accessible staff we take our commitment to our families seriously and invite you to be a part of the experience as much as we can. Strong evidence shows that our program makes kids feel more confident in themselves, want to go to church more, and want to have more faith conversations at home.

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CONVENIENT FOR FAMILIES

The summer has gotten so busy for families. Our programs are one and two weeks, with options to end on Friday or Saturday. Registration is quick, and we go over every detail, so if you forget something, we are in touch with you before you even know it. Check-in and check-out is painless. And, if you are in the Philadelphia area, we offer a transportation option to save you a trip.

OUR FACILTIIES

Air-conditioning, nice indoor bathrooms, great food...we've changed a lot over 59 years. Every indoor space that campers use is new or newly renovated in the last several years. Campers can go hard outside knowing that they can sleep in a cool, climate controlled indoor space. For our more adventurous camps, they take advantage of our platform villages, giant canvas tents that provide that rustic feeling.

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OUR PROGRAMS

Come for just one week, or try out more than one, we've got something for everybody.

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JOY OF CREATION WEEK
GRADES 3-12
$395 • $495 • $530

Sunday-Saturday, offered once:
August 9-15

Our most popular camp every year, Joy of Creation brings out the creative best in everybody! Campers will get to choose their own independent areas to focus on for the week, led by expert staff and local volunteers. Classes vary year to year (so they can be led by the best talent available), but past classes have included songwriting, crafts, drumming, dance, improv, outdoor survival skills, and many more. Come express yourself with us at Joy of Creation week!

TRADITIONAL CAMP
GRADES 3-9

$395 • $495 • $530

Sunday-Friday, offered three times: July 12-17, July 26-31, August 16-21

Sleep inside, play outside–and have an unforgettable week at camp. At Kirkwood, you will have the opportunity to make new friends, try new things, explore the woods, and have fun! Your counselors will be there to help you decide what to do during your time here, keep you safe, and make sure you get to have a chance to do as much as possible. Stay every night in one of our new cabins, or in the Stroup House lodge–all with nice new bathrooms and air conditioning. It will be the best week of your summer.

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FANTASY CAMP​
GRADES 3-12
$415 • $495 • $530

Sunday-Friday, offered once:
June 21-26

Can a summer camp have a "cult favorite" program? If yes, it's absolutely Fantasy Camp. Arrive on Sunday and spend the first days of camp getting to know the campers in your group, enjoying camp activities, working on your costume, and thinking of your “alter-ego” fantasy character…then, Kirkwood transforms into another world. If you like books/movies/TV shows involving the fantastic, video games, or anything in between, this is the week for you. We'll have an immersive storyline and well-balanced mechanics–and will just be flat out fun. This camp is loved by new campers and seasoned vets alike.

NIGHT OWL
RISING GRADES 6-12
$395 • $495 • $530

Sunday-Friday, offered twice:
July 7-12, July 14-19

The flip side of traditional camp, explore the other 12 hours of every day after dark with Night Owl camp. You and your group will live in your own platform tent village, cooking out dinner every night and getting to explore camp long after everyone else is in bed. 2018 Night Owls will go later, sleep longer, and do a whole lot of new nighttime activities never done before at Kirkwood.

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MIDDLE TWO-WEEK ADVENTURE
RISING GRADES 6-8
$815 • $895 • $1150 

Sun-Fri, offered once: July 12-24

This is the two weeks that will make your summer amazing. Joining together on Sunday, your adventure group will pack two weeks with all that Kirkwood has to offer and add a lot extra. Sleep in your own platform tent village, explore the woods, camp-out, and learn outdoor living skills. Over the weekend, your group will head off-site for a canoe trip and sleep out at the water’s edge overnight. Join us for a serious adventure.

MYSTERY CAMP
​RISING GRADES 3-5
$395 • $495 • $530 

Sunday-Friday, offered once: July 26-31

It’s all you know and love about Kirkwood–with a little twist. Work with the campers in your group over the week to put your heads together, follow the clues, and solve a mystery! You’ll also get to sleep in our air-conditioned buildings and enjoy Kirkwood’s many program activities, like swimming, boating, and hiking. But you will have to keep your eyes peeled…you never know when a clue might appear!

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JUNIOR ADVENTURE
$455 • $515 • $605

RISING GRADES 4-6

Sunday-Friday, offered twice:
July 12-17, July 26-31

This camp is always one of the fastest to fill up–so don’t wait! Explore the woods with our Adventure staff, and learn how to master the forest. The highlight of the week will be when we take a trip over to the nearby Delaware National Recreation Area to tube down the river! This camp will only be offered once, so don’t miss your chance!

SENIOR MUSIC CAMP
RISING GRADES 9-12
$395 • $495 • $530 

Sunday-Friday, offered once:
July 19-24

Always one of our most fun camp offerings--for Joy of Creation week graduates and newcomers to Kirkwood, this will be a great week of camp to focus a little more on the music. Take a lead role in planning daily worship, make up some new graces, and spend your time singing and having fun. Campers of all talent levels welcome.

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TWO-WEEK SENIOR ADVENTURE
RISING GRADES 9-12

$815 • $895 • $1150

Sunday-Friday, offered once:
July 19-31

Our only new camp in 2020, this will be an exhilarating two weeks. Do all the stuff at Kirkwood that the other campers dream of, plus take trips off-site and spend some time out in the beautiful woods and waters of Pa. Our staff are already lobbying for who gets to be the counselors for this group--it will be one of the coolest of the whole year. Join us for the adventure✌😎

ART CAMP
RISING GRADES 6-8
​$395 • $495 • $530

Sun-Fri, offered once:
July 19-24

Want to leave your mark on Kirkwood? With Art Camp, you’ll spend your week with a group of like-minded artsy friends working on cool projects that will keep your hands busy. You’ll have projects to take home, but also the opportunity to create new beauty that will hang around at Kirkwood for years of campers to come. There will also be plenty of time for our other awesome Kirkwood camp activities. Spend the week creating and crafting at Art Camp!

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Full 2020 Summer Camp Calendar

 

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127 Kirkwood Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, USA

(570) 421-8625