Summit Grove Day Camps

Summit Grove’s Day Camp program provides a fun, safe, and spiritually-uplifting environment for kids aged 6-12 in Southern York County PA, northern Maryland, and the surrounding region! Each themed week is focused on outdoor activities that engage a child’s body, mind, and soul — leaving every child with a summer camp experience they won’t forget! 

Please note: You’ll find that Week 1 has two different options (Art OR Outdoor Games/Recreation) and Adventure Camp is now two weeks!

2024 Schedule

(for children AGES 6-12)

WEEK 1 – Art Camp

June 17-21, 2024

Our beloved art teachers, Ms. Lindsey and Ms. Hannah, are back again with an exciting new array of art projects for your camper to experience. This camp will run alongside our Outdoor Games and Recreation Camp for kids that like to stay moving! (See below for details.) Each day will bring an opportunity to try new mediums and techniques. Your camper will complete the week with a special collection of their work and will be inspired to continue creating on their own at home!

WEEK 1 – Outdoor Games and Recreation Camp

June 17-21, 2024

We are running an active, outdoor games oriented camp alongside our art camp for kiddos that would like to be more active this week! They can look forward to GAGA, kickball, water games, and other fun activities!

WEEK 2 – Animal & Nature Camp

June 24-28, 2024

Animal & Nature Camp provides an up close and personal experience with all sorts of flora and fauna. Your camper’s day will be full of exploring and learning about the natural environment. We will visit a local nature center, touch/feel a variety of animals throughout the week, and collect live plant species and other nature items. Afternoons will include time on our huge water pad with water slide and foam machine, or a chance to do some DIY crafts under the upper field pavilion. Our goal is for your camper to finish out their week with a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the vast variety of creatures and plants around them–as well as an increased curiosity to always be looking around and discovering new things!

WEEK 2 -Lacrosse Camp (Partner-Led) 

lacrosse camp – JuNE 24-28, 2024  |  ($260) |  VISIT WEBSITE AND REGISTER

More Camps will be announced HERE as they become available!

Summit Grove often collaborates with other organizations (SG Partner-Led Camps) that will have registration forms on their respective websites. Although these camps are hosted at Summit Grove, Summit Grove is not responsible for these camps or their registration process. Please contact the partner-led camps directly for all questions pertaining to their camp.

WEEK 3 – Adventure Camp Part 1

JuLY 8-12, 2024

Our ever popular Adventure Camp is back this year, now as a two part package! Each week will feature new and exciting activities for your camper to gain skills and confidence in the outdoor survival setting, while learning the importance of courage, problem solving, and teamwork. They will earn dog tags for each challenge completed. 

The first week will lay the foundation of basic survival skills, such as first aid, fire building, and shelter making, while the second week your child will learn additional new skills, and will have more opportunities to put those skills to the test with individual and team challenges, ruck hikes, outdoor cooking sessions, and awards given to those that have shown mastery in each area!

Attending both weeks of Adventure Camp will be idea, but not required.

WEEK 3 – Football Camp (Partner-led: Maximum Impact Fitness)

JuLY 8-12, 2024 | $250 | VISIT WEBSITE AND REGISTER

Summit Grove often collaborates with other organizations (SG Partner-Led Camps) that will have registration forms on their respective websites. Although these camps are hosted at Summit Grove, Summit Grove is not responsible for these camps or their registration process. Please contact the partner-led camps directly for all questions pertaining to their camp.

“Football instruction and skill building from a team of football coaches and past players. We will have dedicated time each day for positional work, our own combine, and games.” 

WEEK 4 – Adventure Camp Part 2: Challenge Week!

 

JuLY 15-19, 2024

As mentioned above, Adventure Camp is now a two part package! Each week will feature new and exciting activities for your camper to gain skills and confidence in the outdoor survival setting, while learning the importance of courage, problem solving, and teamwork. They will earn dog tags for each challenge completed. 

The first week will lay the foundation of basic survival skills, such as first aid, fire building, and shelter making, while the second week your child will learn additional new skills, and will have more opportunities to put those skills to the test with individual and team challenges, ruck hikes, outdoor cooking sessions, and awards given to those that have shown mastery in each area!

Attending both weeks of Adventure Camp will be idea, but not required.

WEEK 4 – Highlights Camp!

JuLY 15-19, 2024

For the first time ever, we are combining some favorite activities from each of our themed camps (Art, Animal & Nature, Outdoor Games, and Adventure) to provide the most varied, fun-filled smorgasbord of a week for your camper! 

This camp is ideal for the camper who likes to try lots of different things, and isn’t perhaps ready for the activity level of the Adventure Camp: Challenge Week that is running at the same time!

SPORTS CAMP (Partner-Led: Maximum Impact Fitness)

August 5-9, 2024 | $250 |  VISIT WEBSITE AND REGISTER

Summit Grove often collaborates with other organizations (SG Partner-Led Camps) that will have registration forms on their respective websites. Although these camps are hosted at Summit Grove, Summit Grove is not responsible for these camps or their registration process. Please contact the partner-led camps directly for all questions pertaining to their camp.

“Football, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Frisbee Golf, Racquetball, Gaga Ball and more. A full week of sports.”

Check out this recap video from our Animal & Nature camp last year. More recap videos can be found on our Youtube channel HERE

Daily Schedule (Sample):

8:30 AM          Camper Drop-off Begins
9 AM               Morning Rally
9:30 AM          Session 1
11 AM               Session 2
12 PM              Lunch
1 PM                Free Time / Games / Water Activities
2:30 PM          Session 3
3:30 PM          Afternoon Rally / Snack Shack
4 PM               Camper Pick-up Begins
*Fridays at 3:30 PM: Final Rally/Parent Showcase: Join in the fun with your kids!

Pricing, Forms & FAQs

Pricing:

Each camp is $250/wk. (This includes all registration and card processing fees.)
AM Care (7:30-8:30 AM): $25/wk  |  PM Care (4:30-5:30 PM): $25/wk

-Siblings receive a $15 discount.

-The non-refundable deposit is 20% of the cost of camp ($50).

If you are struggling financially, don’t let the cost of camp deter you from applying. We do everything we can to assist those in need with tuition costs.

 

  • Scholarships are typically awarded for 20-75% of the cost of a camp, but they do not cover the non-refundable deposit.
  • Scholarships are awarded depending on financial need and scholarship funds available.
  • Please allow 2-4 weeks for scholarship request applicants to be notified.
  • Scholarship funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Forms:

For Parents: Download our Parent’s Guide here!

For Summer Staff: If you’re interested in joining our dynamic team of summer staffers and counselors, fill out an application here! Counselors are ages 16-28 (HS/college age) and Staff-in-Training are ages 13-15 (high school age). 

FAQs:

  • When does registration open?
    • Day Camp registration opens in January each year. If your child attended camp here before, when you log into your account you will see all your information filled in from previous years. This makes registration much more simple!
  • Are there options for all of my children each week?
    • Summit Grove will be hosting five day camps over four weeks in 2024. Although there are not options available through the whole summer, any of your children between the ages of 6-12 may attend during these four weeks.
  • Are there other camp options not listed here?
    • Yes! Confirmed partner-led camps are listed on this page. However, they are not included in the Summit Grove application portal. Please reach out directly to partner-led camps for applications and questions.
  • Are younger kids with older kids?
    • Most of the time there will be “younger pods” and “older pods” with the same counselors throughout the week. A few times during the day, such as lunch and morning rally, all camper ages come together.
  • Can I register multiple children at once?
    • Yes! We also offer a sibling discount.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    • All deposits (typically 20% of the cost of camp) are non-refundable. The remaining balance is due by June 1. For cancellations made between May 1 – June 1 there is a $50 cancellation fee. Any cancellations after June 1 are non-refundable except for medical emergencies.
  • I don’t have all of the money now. Can I still register?
    • Yes! At registration, the only amount required is the camp deposit and any optional add-ons you added (until June 1). There is an automatic monthly payment plan option available, described in the registration portal.
  • What are optional additional fees?
    • During the registration process you will be able to select a camp T-shirt, Snack Shack money, and donations toward our Camper Scholarship Fund.
  • How does Snack Shack money work?
    • During registration you may select that your camper receives $10 or $20 at the Snack Shack. During Snack Shack hours before pickup, your camper may use his credit. The credit is kept on file at the Snack Shack, so your camper may use it for multiple weeks until it is used up. Any unused credit is non-refundable and is put in the Camper Scholarship Fund at the end of the summer.
  • Are scholarships available?
    • Yes! The amount available varies from year to year, depending on the contributions made to our Camper Scholarship Fund. Therefore, the earlier you apply, the more likely you are to be awarded. You may apply for funding in the registration portal. Amounts awarded generally cover 20-75% of the cost of camp. Deposits are not covered by this fund.
  • How do I get to camp?
    • We are located on 140 S Front Street, New Freedom PA. Our entrance is next to Koller Pointe Neighborhood, the Rail Trail, and near the Northern Central Railway. We are located 10 minutes from Shrewsbury exit off I-83, just one mile from the MD border.
  • When can I drop off and pick up my camper?
    • Drop off: Between 8:30-9AM. If you have added “Before Care” to your camper’s registration, you may drop them off between 7:30-8:30AM.
    • Pick Up: Between 4-4:30PM. If you have added “After Care” to your camper’s registration, you may pick them up between 4:30-5:30PM.
  • What if I need to drop my camper off late or pick them up early?
    • Please notify camp staff when you drop off your camper so that our staff can plan accordingly. If the camper will be missing a day, please notify camp staff.
  • What should my camper bring?
    • Please have your child bring a backpack with a water bottle (labeled!), sunscreen, swimsuit, pool towel, flip flops, and closed toe sneakers.
    • Swimsuit policy: Girls’ swimsuits must cover the midriff area, and boys’ swimsuits should be mid-thigh or longer.
  • What items should my camper NOT bring?
    • Any electronics (phones, smart-watches, etc.), fireworks, knives, or weapons of any kind. We understand your need to keep in contact with your child, however we view camp as a way for children to have the opportunity to ‘unplug’ from daily routine in a fun and exciting way. At Summit Grove we wish for our campers to engage in meaningful conversations with others and with God. Electronics often hinder these goals and increase the likelihood of behavioral problems. If you need to get in contact with your child please call the Summit Grove office.
  • What if my child forgets something? Can I drop it off?
    • Please take all items to the camp office and we will ensure it gets to your child.
  • Is there a dress code?
    • Please make sure your camper’s clothing is modest and suitable for outdoor activity. Jewelry is generally discouraged so that it is not lost, broken, and does not become a safety hazard.
  • How are counselor and summer staff hired?
    • Summit Grove staff are carefully hired by a full screening and background check process. Our staff go through summer camp specific training in which each staff member prepares to serve your child in a professional, personal, and safe manner. Our staff are not permitted to be alone with a child. Our team strives to make sure your camper has both a fun and safe time at camp.
  • Is my child safe at Summit Grove?
    • Yes! Several members of our staff are equipped with First Aid, CPR, and lifeguarding certifications to care for our campers. There are also emergency services (police, fire, ambulance) located less than 5 minutes from Summit Grove. Camper staff are trained to keep children in groups and not allow non-staff members to interact with campers.
  • In what scenario would Summit Grove send my child home?
    • At Summit Grove we have a 3-strike discipline system. If the child’s behavior becomes a hindrance to the rights and safety of others, or the program, we reserve the right to dismiss a camper upon consultation with the parent. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for every camper and to see them grow in character and development.
  • What is the food menu?
    • We strive to offer child-friendly lunches that are both nutritious and delicious. Lunch menus will be provided at least one week before the start of camp. We will also provide one morning snack and one late afternoon snack. During pickup and PM care, the Snack Shack will also be open for snack purchases.
  • What if my child has dietary restrictions?
    • Although we do not offer secondary menus for dietary sensitivities, we want to be able to serve your needs. Please include any dietary restrictions in your registration medical questionnaire.
  • Can my child bring a lunch or their own snacks?
    • You are welcome to send a lunch with your camper. Your camper will not have access to that lunch except during lunchtime. Snacks must stay in their backpack until snack time.

Our pool will not be open during the 2024 season. We are seeking funding to build a new pool within the next few years. Each camp will have an exciting water slide, foam machine, water games, and activities, so your child will still be able to experience the joys of playing in water during the hot summer. 

 Join us as we kick off the beginning of the summer with our Classic Day Camp! Your camper will get a little taste of everything Summit Grove has to offer with outdoor and water games, adventures (like a ride on the Northern Central Railway Train!) and other fun activities. Older and younger campers will get to gather with their own age groups at times for age-friendly experiences and varying levels of difficulty. 

Camp Includes:

Tentative Daily Schedule

8:30-9:00      Check in
9:00-9:45      Session 1
9:45-10:15    Bathroom Break/Snack
10:15-11:30  Session 2
11:30-12:00  Break
12:00-12:30  Lunch
12:30-2:30    Outdoor Activity Time
2:30-3:30      Session 3
3:30-4:00      Chapel
4:00-4:30      Pick up

What to Bring

2021 COVID Guidelines

COVID Procedures at Summit Grove (2021)

Partial Scholarships

This year, we have a limited number of partial scholarships available! These are based on financial need, and cover from 10% to 50% off camp registration costs. Apply for a partial scholarship here. (Must be submitted before completing registration below).

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