Kirkwood Camp and Conference Center was established in 1960 when the Presbytery of Philadelphia purchased a family farm and converted it into a residential youth camp, retreat and conference center. The camp consists of 292 acres with a large meadows for games, a large pond for boating and swimming, hiking trails winding through laurel hammocks, piney forests, and stands of hardwood.
The highlights of this site include the suspension bridge which crosses Big Pocono Creek which is suitable for tubing, fly fishing and environmental studies; as well as “the Ridge” which gives a majestic view of the Pocono Mountains including the Delaware Water Gap. As a camper once said, “Camp would not be camp without a Ridge and a Bridge”.
Kirkwood’s vision is to strengthen the church of Jesus Christ by enabling children, youth, families and adults to begin or deepen their experience of God in the context of nature and a caring Christian community centered on the Word of God. Nestled in a hidden valley in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains near Stroudsburg, PA.
Kirkwood is a beautiful sanctuary with meadows, woodlands with abundant wildlife. Mountain ridges and big Pocono Creek punctuate the serene beauty of Kirkwood Camp. Accredited by the American Camp Association, Kirkwood offers a full range of summer camp experiences for all ages, including Traditional Camps, Arts Camps and Adventure Camps. See our summer camp page for 2014 Summer Camp dates.
Our campers say:
“Kirkwood is basically like only the best place on earth to be!! It’s a place where me and my friends can get together and me closer to God. Oh and drive the counselors up the wall sometimes..(not on purpose). Honestly I don’t know where I would be without Kirkwood…the counselors help me get through so much! My favorite place is definitely the ropes course! The feelings of everyone cheering you on from the ground is kinda the best feeling in the world!” — KA
“Faith, friends,fun and fellowship. I treasure Kirkwood for giving me a chance to serve and discern my call in a safe space” — DB
“When I was a camper there in the 80′s and a staffer there during college, I used to have this little rock I would go to under the swinging bridge where I would go and do my daily devotions and spend our quiet times” — JL
“Peace, friendly,fun these are the words that come to mind and they have awesome people there” — JQ