Reservation Process:

  • Accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Reservations may be made in writing by submitting the Online Reservation Request Form (on this page) or mailing in the Family Camping Center Reservation Form found in the Family Camp Brochure beginning February 1st for Church of the Brethren campers and February 15th for all other campers.

  • Phone and in-person reservation requests may be made at the Family Camp Store beginning April 1st.

  • Individual Reservations (less than 5 sites) – Weekends have a 2-night minimum charge and Holiday Weekends have a 3-night minimum charge. PAYMENT IN FULL is due at the time of booking!

  • Group Reservations (5 or more sites) – Groups are encouraged to re-book any sites used before leaving the campground. Additional sites may be requested beginning in February. PAYMENT IN FULL for any reserved sites is due by April 1st!

Cancellation and Service Charges – Payments for site reservations are non-refundable. There is a $25 service charge for all returned checks.


  • Tent Site - $27

  • 2-Point EW (electric, water) Site - $43

  • 3-Point EWS (electric, water, sewage) Site - $46

  • Small Cabin - $59 (Cabin Descriptions)

  • Large Cabin - $69 (Cabin Descriptions)

  • Seasonal Site - $1800


  • Book 6 nights and get one night free!

  • Friends of Camp Swatara who book 3 mid-week nights receive a 4th midweek night free! They also receive 10% off at the Family Camp Store.

Site Occupancy and Supervision – Up to 8 persons, or one family unit (two adults and dependent children), may occupy a tent, EW, or EWS site. A maximum of 5 persons may occupy a Small Cabin and a maximum of 9 persons may occupy a Large Cabin. Each site may contain no more than 2 tents or 1 tent and one RV/camper. All camping units must fit within the boundaries of the site. Additional camping units (tents, RV/campers) may not be put on cabin sites. At least one adult (over 18) must reside on each site and is responsible to provide supervision for anyone on that site.

RV Safety Reminders  All sites were designed to adequately hold a 30' camper and are equipped with 30-amp electric service.  Please remember to shut off all power to your RV, motor home, and/or camper prior to plugging in or disconnecting from camp's 30 amp service plug outlets to avoid potential electric "arcs 'n sparks" that can cause damage and potential fires at the plug site.     

Insurance Notification – Camp Swatara DOES NOT provide insurance coverage for Family Camp guests and is NOT RESPONSIBLE for accidents, injuries, illnesses, or loss of personal property that may occur while on camp property. All guests are responsible to provide their own insurance coverage.

Visitors - Visitors coming out to visit with a camper who is already paying for a site must pay a visitor’s fee based on their age. This fee covers day and overnight visitors. Visitors must check-in at the Family Camp Store upon arrival to pay their fee and receive a car pass.

  • Adult (13 and older) - $5

  • Child (ages 3-12) - $3

  • Infant (under 3) – Free

Day Campers – Perfect for families, grandparents and grandchildren, and even individuals, and couples, Day Camping is a great way to enjoy camp for the day and then go home to sleep in your own bed! Day Campers are assigned an open site to use from arrival until 9pm. Park your car at the site and use the picnic table and fire ring for your meals. All of camp’s amenities (including the splash pad, pool, hiking trails, and recreation areas) are here for you to enjoy! Day Camping is only available if sites are open. On weekends, we recommend calling camp before heading out to check availability. Day Campers must check-in at the Family Camp Store upon arrival to be assigned a site, pay their fee, and receive a car pass.

  • Adult (13 and older) - $5

  • Child (ages 3-12) - $3

  • Infant (under 3) – Free

  • Family Max Per Site - $25

Pavilion Rental – Family Camp has three pavilions available for use by groups staying at camp as well as outside day groups. The Group Pavilion is reserved for campers staying in the Group Sites and has no availability to other groups when those sites are occupied. If there are multiple groups in the Group Sites, the Group Pavilion must be shared and usage will be arranged with the Family Camp Manager. The Fellowship Hall and Woods Pavilion may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Pavilion rental cost is $125 and includes up to 100 people. Additional persons are $0.50 each. There is no charge for pavilion use for groups staying at camp. Church of the Brethren members who are not camping may attend events held by their group in the pavilions at no charge. Non-Church of the Brethren groups may choose to have their non-camping guests pay the Visitor Fees or may pay the pavilion rental fee to cover up to 100 people. All groups should report visitor counts to the Family Camp Store for attendance purposes.

Check-In – Check-In time is 3:00pm. Upon arrival, all campers must report to the Family Camp Store to check-in, report attendance, and receive a car pass. If campers arrive outside of store hours, the car pass will be on the bulletin board with site information. Campers should proceed to their site and return at a later time to check-in.

Check-Out – Check-Out time is 3:00pm for all RV and tent sites. If no one is coming onto a site, an extended check-out time may be available at the discretion of Family Camp Staff. We do request that all campers leave the camp ground by 6:00pm.

Camp Amenities and Recreational Facilities –
Camp Amenities:

  • Picnic Tables and Fire Rings at Each Site

  • Modern Restrooms

  • Hot Showers

  • Disposal Station ($25 dump fee for non-campers)

  • Camp Store (ice available)

  • Firewood Available (additional fee)

Recreational Facilities:

  • Splash Pad Water Park

  • Boating, Canoeing, and Paddle Boats on Camp Lake (private, non-motorized watercraft also permitted)

  • Lake Fishing (license required and catch limit)

  • Junior Olympic Swimming Pool with Slides (scheduled hours)

  • Five Miles of On-Site Hiking Trails and Appalachian Trail Access

  • 18-Hole Miniature Golf Course (additional fee)

  • Bike Track/Trail (8am-6pm)

  • Three Pavilions for Group Activities

  • Shuffleboard

  • PingPong

  • Barrel Train and Hay Rides (as scheduled)

  • Softball / Volleyball / Full Court Basketball

  • Gaga Ball Pit

  • Two Children’s Playgrounds

  • Play Field for Soccer, Kite-Flying, Football, Frisbee, and More!

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Family Camp Reservation Information - 2019