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2905 Camp Swatara Road
Bethel, PA 19507
USA

717-933-8510

Camper/Parent Information

Are you registered for Summer Camp and ready to find out more? You've come to the right place! Please read all of the information on this page as it will assist you and your camper in preparing for your time at Camp Swatara. Still have questions? Reach out to our Program Manager, Adam Stern, by email or by calling the camp office at (717)933-8510.

Still need to get registered? Head on over to This Link!

 


Before Coming to Camp

  1. Print out and complete a Health Form (required) and a Food Allergy Questionaire (optional). Return these forms to the camp office at least 2 weeks before the start of your camp by email (program@campswatara.org) or by mail.

  2. Pack your bags! Not sure what to bring? Check out the appropriate packing checklist below.

  3. Review Camp Swatara's Summer Camp Policies with your camper. COMING SOON


Registration and Camper Pick-Up

Camper Registration and Pick-Up times are listed in the following format:

Camp Name
Registration & Pick-Up Location
Camper Registration Time
Camper Pick-Up Time

The Camper Registration process will take approximately 1 hour and campers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire process. Campers must be picked-up by a parent or guardian at the same location at the listed time. Please plan accordingly.

Intergenerational

Family Mountainside
East Arts & Crafts Pavilion
Friday June 8 @ 6:00 PM
Saturday June 9 @ 6:00 PM

Big & Small 1
East Lodge
Friday June 8 @ 6:30 PM
Saturday June 9 @ 6:00 PM

Big & Small 2
East Lodge
Sunday July 29 @ 3:30 PM
Friday July 31 @ 7:00 PM

Junior

Beginners
East Lodge
Sunday August 12 @ 3:30 PM
Tuesday August 14 @ 7:00 PM

Intro to Junior
West Lodge
Sunday July 29 @ 3:30 PM
Wednesday August 1 @ 7:00 PM

Junior 1
West Lodge
Sunday June 17 @ 3:30 PM
Friday June 22 @ 7:00 PM

Junior 2
West Lodge
Sunday June 24 @ 3:30 PM
Friday June 29 @ 7:00 PM

Girl Power
West Lodge
Sunday July 22 @ 3:30 PM
Friday July 27 @ 7:00 PM

 

Intermediate

Intermediate
East Lodge
Sunday July 22 @ 3:30 PM
Friday July 27 @ 7:00 PM

Creative Games & Sports
East Lodge
Sunday June 17 @ 3:30 PM
Friday June 22 @ 7:00 PM

Intermediate Mountainside
East Area Arts & Crafts Pavilion
Sunday July 1 @ 2:30 PM
Friday July 6 @ 7:00 PM

Day Camp

Day Camp
Family Camping Center Fellowship Hall
Daily July 17-19 from 8:00-9:00 AM
Daily July 17-19 from 4:30-5:30 PM

Junior High

Junior High
West Lodge
Sunday July 1 @ 3:30 PM
Friday July 6 @ 7:00 PM

Creative Arts
East Lodge
Sunday August 5 @ 3:30 PM
Friday August 10 @ 8:30 PM

Junior High Mountainside
East Area Arts & Crafts Pavilion
Sunday August 5 @ 2:30 PM
Sunday August 10 @ 7:00 PM

Youth

Youth
East Lodge
Sunday July 1 @ 3:30 PM
Friday July 6 @ 7:00 PM

Youth Musical
East Lodge
Saturday July 7 @ 3:00 PM
Saturday July 14 @ 9:30 AM

Youth Mountainside
East Area Arts & Crafts Pavilion
Sunday June 17 @ 2:30 PM
Friday June 22 @ 7:00 PM

Trip Camp

Holy Smokes
East Area Arts & Crafts Pavilion
Sunday June 24 @ 2:30 PM
Friday June 29 @ 7:00 PM

Monarch

Monarch 1
East Lodge
Sunday June 10 @ 2:30 PM
Friday June 15 @ 7:00 PM

Monarch 2
East Lodge
Sunday June 24 @ 2:30 PM
Friday June 29 @ 7:00 PM

Monarch 3
West Lodge
Sunday July 8 @ 2:30 PM
Friday July 13 @ 7:00 PM


Directions

The main entrance to Camp Swatara is located at:

2905 Camp Swatara Road
Bethel PA 19507

After entering camp under the archway follow these directions to find your camper's registration area.

East Lodge

After crossing the small bridge stay to the left at the Y intersection. Drive through the woods turn and turn left into the first gravel parking lot. The East Lodge will be straight ahead.
 

West Lodge

After crossing the small bridge stay to the left at the Y intersection. Drive through the woods and past the East Area, East Lodge and parking lot. Pass another driveway on your right for the North Lodge and continue through the woods. You will then come to an open parking area and the West Lodge will be to your right. 

East Area Arts & Crafts Pavilion

After crossing the small bridge stay to the left at the Y intersection. Drive through the woods and park in the first gravel parking lot. The Arts & Crafts Pavilion is across a small wooden footbridge to your right.


Camp Store

Our camp store has a variety of Camp Swatara apparel and souvenirs available for purchase. Each camper will have an opportunity to shop at the store and purchase any items that they wish to. If interested in shopping at the store, parents/guardians must deposit funds in their camper's account on the day of registration (cash or check made out to Camp Swatara). 


Summer Camp Offering Project

2018 Summer Camp Offering Project: Building Bridges Capital Campaign!

Each summer, the Camp Swatara Summer Camp program selects a charitable organization to support through our summer camp offering project. During the registration process, campers, parents & guardians are given the opportunity to make a donation to the offering project. At the closing Sacred Campfire each week, any remaining money in a campers store account is returned to them and they are given the opportunity to donate this remainder or take it home with them.


Contacting Your Camper

There are two great ways to stay in touch with your camper during their stay here at Camp Swatara!

*Please note: In order to maintain the community formed during a week of camp, campers are not able to call or email home. In case of emergency, please contact the camp office in order to connect with your camper.
 

1. Camper Email

New this year! Send your camper an email right from your registration account. Follow This Link and login to your registration (CampWise) account. From there you can activate one way emails (one time fee per account) and send emails to your camper!


 

2. "Snail" Mail

Send letters or postcards to your camper using the following address format:

Camper Name
Area
2905 Camp Swatara Road
Bethel PA 19507

*Fill in "Area" with East Area, West Area or Mountainside depending on where your camper is staying

Make sure to send envelopes, postcards, writing utensils and stamps if your camper would like to send a note home!
 


Curious to know what your camper is eating while at camp? Chef Bob has put together menus for each week of resident camp to help answer any questions you might have! (Please note that any camps offered on Mountainside or off-site are not included here.)

Week 1 - Big and Small I

Week 2 - Monarch I

Week 3 - Creative Games & Sports, Junior I 

Week 4 - Monarch II, Junior II 

Week 5 - Youth Resident, Junior High

Week 6a - Youth Musical

Week 6b - Monarch III

Week 8 - Intermediate Resident and Girl Power

Week 9 - Big & Small II and Intro to Junior

Week 10 - Creative Arts

Week 11 - Beginners