Campers will build relationships and make friends by spending nights around a campfire, cooking meals and sleeping in tents all over Pennsylvania. Our 2016 campers can join us on Adventure-Palooza (rollercoasters, caving, zip-lines, paintball, etc.), the Big River Adventure (a canoe trip down the Susquehanna River), or the Adirondack Experience (2-week backpacking trip in New York). For more information, visit our Adventure Trips page.
These trips are for young people ages 12-16. Register for these trips on the Camp Conrad Weiser Registration Form. All trips will be lead by Cory Evans, our South Mountain Adventures Director. Cory has a B.S. in Expeditionary Studies from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Leadership-In-Training Campers (LITs) and Counselors-In-Training Campers (CITs), will combine their favorite camp programs with the curriculum designed by renowned camping author, Michael Brandwein.
- Cohort: June 26 – July 9
- Cohort: July 10 – July 23
Leaders-In-Training (LITs) will work with their peers to develop leadership and problem solving skills that they can take back to their schools, sports teams, youth groups and communities. This intensive program allows teens to participate in traditional camp activities in the morning, as well as individual and group leadership development in the afternoon. Time will be spent with our Adventure Team on both the high and low ropes courses.
Utilizing the curriculum designed by renowned camping author, Michael Brandwein, LITs work to develop Teamwork, Responsibility, Respect, Motivation, Listening, Planning, Initiative, Creativity, Persistence, Presenting, Problem-Solving and Observation skills.
- Cohort: June 19 – July 9
- Cohort: July 17 – August 6
This intense program is an experiential, skills-based leadership course for teens who are interested in becoming camp counselors. Counselors-In-Training (CITs) will learn from veteran staff and will develop the skills and strengths needed to be positive role models and leaders in the camp community. CITs first two weeks are spent in a combination of training sessions and general camp fun. On their third week, CITs shadow a camp counselor, participating in camp life as a mentor for younger children.
Utilizing the curriculum designed by renowned camping author, Michael Bradwein, CITs work to develop Group Leadership, Game and Activity Leadership, Body Language, Enthusiasm, Communication, Developing Positive Behavior, Managing Undesired Behavior, Teaching, Teaching Responsibility and Problem-Solving, Caring, Working Together and Positive Learning skills.
All candidates for the CIT program must apply and be interviewed. Interviews will be scheduled in March and April. The price for this 3-week leadership development program is $1725. These sessions are for young adults ages 16 and 17 interested in becoming Camp Counselors in future summers. Register for this program on the Camp Conrad Weiser Registration Form. CITs must also complete the CIT Application.
Junior Counselors are volunteer staff members 17 years of age (at the time of summer) who are not yet able to apply to be counselors on our team. Potential Junior Counselors should apply using the summer camp staff application.