Camps & Programs

2022 Specialty Camps
(Registration Now Open!)

Summit Grove offers a great variety of summer day camps for kids in York County PA and the surrounding region all summer long! We often collaborate with organizations and ministries in the local community to host these camps — giving every child a summer camp experience they won’t forget! Each summer, hundreds of campers enjoy a fun outdoor experience in a safe, spiritually-uplifting environment! 

Based on our feedback from 2021, we are making some exciting changes to our 2022 Specialty Camps! This year we now have:

  • Camps for any child ages 6-13 (and some for teens)
  • At least a general camp option and a sports camp option each week!
  • New camps including Animals and Nature, Ultimate Team Games, an Overnight Boys Camp, and more
  • A new registration system (which includes the ability to pay in installments)
  • Scholarships available for 25-75% off cost of camp!

If you have questions, please feel free to email us at camps@summitgrovecamp.org

Recent Updates:
-We’re now hiring summer staff! If you are between the ages of 17-28, LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SUMMER POSITIONS!
-River Valley Ranch Day Camps at Summit Grove (June 6-10, June 13-17, 2022) have been canceled. See RVR’s other day camps here. Or check out our new 3-day EXPLORER’S CAMP on June 15-17!
Be Your Best Athlete’s camps registrations are now live                                                                                                                                                  – Animal and Nature Camp and Art Camp are now full. Waitlist available upon registration

 

2022 Camps Schedule / Chart

2022 Dates Camp Name Type Led by Age Range Cost Info & Register

WEEK 1 

June 6-10, June 13-17   River Valley Ranch Day Camps at Summit Grove (Canceled)

WEEK 2

June 15-17 (3 days*)
General
Summit Grove
Ages 6-13
$140
June 13-17
General
Drama Kids Intl
Ages 11-17
TBD

WEEK 3

June 20-24
General
Summit Grove
Ages 6-13
$200
June 20-24
Sports
Summit Grove
Ages 6-13
June 20-24
Sports
Summit Grove
Girls Ages 7-14
$200

WEEK 4

June 27 - July 1
General
Summit Grove
Ages 6-13
$200
June 27 - July 1
Sports
Summit Grove
Ages 9-13
$200
June 27 - July 1
General
Drama Kids Intl
Ages 6-11
TBD
June 27 - July 1
Sports
Be Your Best Athlete
Ages 8-18
$130 (half days)

WEEK 5

July 5-8  (4 days*)
General
Summit Grove
Ages 6-13
$180
July 5-7 (3 days*)
Sports
SYC FH Club
Ages 6-14
$150 (half days)

WEEK 6

July 11-15
General
Summit Grove
Ages 6-13
$200
July 11-15
Sports
Freedom LAX Club
Ages 6-14
$250

WEEK 7

July 18-22
BLACKOUT WEEK (NO CAMPS AVAILABLE)

WEEK 8

July 25-29
General
Summit Grove/Trail Life USA
Boys Ages 6-13
$200
July 25-29
General
Summit Grove
Girls Ages 6-13
$200
July 25-29
Sports
Be Your Best Athlete
Ages 8-18
$190

WEEK 9

August 1-5
General
Summit Grove
Ages 6-13
$200
August 1-5
Sports
Be Your Best Athlete
Ages 8-18
$130 (half days)

WEEK 10

August 8-12
General
Summit Grove
Boys Ages 10-15
$300

Summer Camp FAQs

Click the arrows below for answers to common questions…

  • When does registration open?
    • Camp Registration usually opens at the end of January. You can register by going to the camp website summitgrovecamp.org/camps-and-programs. Once you start the registration process, our new registration website will allow you to register your children for all Summit Grove camps. All third-party camps will have separate registrations which you can find by selecting them on our main camps page.
  • Are there options for all of my children each week?
    • Our goal is that any time there is a Summit Grove Specialty Camp being offered, there is a camp option for any boy or girl ages 6-13. Because we work with many SG partner-led camps, we cannot always guarantee that, but we do our best to ensure it!
  • My child doesn’t enjoy sports. Are there camp options for them?
    • Yes! Our goal is that each week campers have the option for either a general camp (which doesn’t involve too much exhausting activity) AND a sports camp (plenty of energy expended)!
  • Some camps cover a wide age range. Are younger kids with older kids?
    • Within each camp, most of the time there will be a “younger pod” and an “older pod” with separate counselors so that campers can stay with their age group. A few times during the day, such as lunch and chapel, all camper ages come together.
  • Why do some of these camps say “SG Partner-Led?”
    • Summit Grove runs two types of camps each summer:
      • 1) A Summit Grove camp is run by our staff, using our registration, and all planning, liability, etc, falls to Summit Grove.
      • 2) A SG Partner-Led camp is run by a third-party organization. Summit Grove hosts the camp on our property, provides lunch, pool, etc, but is not responsible for registration, money collection, behavioral issues or any other liabilities.
    • The easiest way to tell is if you register AND pay through Summit Grove’s website, it is a Summit Grove camp.
  • Can I register multiple children at once?
    • Yes! Our new registration system allows you to register all of your children for all Summit Grove camps at once. However, SG Partner-Led camps are not included on our registration system. You must register at each of their respective websites.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    • All deposits (typically 25% 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 now an automatic payment plan option available, described in the registration portal.
  • What are optional additional fees?
    • During the registration process you will be able to select camp pictures (a laminated camp photo of their camp), 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?
  • 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 and pickup 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, sunscreen, bathing suit, 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.
    • For certain sports camps, any additional equipment needed will be posted.
    • For Eagles Nest Overnight Boys Camp: Please see special packing instructions.
  • 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 on-call number (717-429-8199).
  • 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.

8:30 AM          Camper Drop-off Begins
9 AM                Morning Gathering
9:30 AM           Session 1
11 AM              Session 2
12 PM              Lunch
1 PM                Pool & Outdoor Activities
2:30 PM           Session 3
3:30 PM           Chapel
4 PM                Camper Pick-up Begins

  • 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 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 can be found in the weekly camp newsletter found in physical format upon registration or via email blast. 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.

2022 SPECIALTY CAMPS LIST

Week 1 (June 6-10, 2022) 

No Camps Being Held (RVR Day Camps Canceled)

Week 2 (June 13-17, 2022)

Week 3 (June 20-24, 2022)

Week 4 (June 27-July 1, 2022)

Week 5 (July 5-8, 2022) (4 Days*)

Week 6 (July 11-15, 2022)

Week 7 (July 18-22, 2022) Blackout Week For Family Camp

This is Family Camp Week! Learn more information at www.summitgrovecamp.org/family-camp

Week 8 (July 25-29, 2022)

Week 9 (August 1-5, 2022)

Week 10 (August 8-12, 2022)

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Retreats, Camps & Events

Summit Grove has many unique facilities that are available to be rented out year-round. Our facilities include high-quality lodging, meeting spaces and activities. We often host large ministry retreats, but are also available for families or individuals to schedule a getaway.

Fundraising Events

Summit Grove relies on the generosity of donors and our annual fundraising events. For example, every spring, we hold a yard sale filled with thousands of collected goods. All these goods are sold ‘name your price’-style and the funds support Summit Grove 100%!

Summer Family Series

Every Friday night during the summer months, Summit Grove hosts a family-friendly event in the Tabernacle or on the grounds. Often, we’ll have live bands, worship nights, or movie nights for the entire community to join. We also have our Snack Shack available for a quick dinner and snacks. Proceeds & donations go towards the mission of Summit Grove.