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Our campers call Kirkwood their home away from home.
We hope this summer that your child will find their home at Summer Camp with us too.
We don’t just get kids in through the door. During their week of summer camp, we want to get to know each camper and be a part of their life’s journey.
Our small-group model has campers creating their own small group community of kids their age that’s new every single week.
As a faith-based non-profit, our program is different from other camps. That means you can trust that your kids are going to love it here.
Our Summer Camp program is safe.
Other summer options may leave your kids with staff who are under-trained or aren’t passionate about what they’re doing. Our camps are led by carefully selected and intensely trained staff. They’re great role models for your kids who will remember them for the rest of their lives. And, our supervision is comprehensive to make sure everyone in our community is safe physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Plus–We have an RN and EMT on staff and on-site this year, to help better take care of each camper’s unique needs.
AND–we are accredited by the American Camping Association. That alone immediately puts us ahead of the 4/5 camps nationally that do not go through the same rigorous standards that we do to make sure we are doing camp the best way possible.
Our Summer Camp program is fun.
We’ve honestly got too many activities to do here in just one week of camp. We are encouraging, energetic, and enthusiastic, and we will challenge your kids in the right ways so they aren’t even thinking about the fact that their video games are lying dormant at home (if you’re the parent of a video game lover, we highly recommend Fantasy Camp!).
Our program is friendly.
We welcome all kids, and we meet them where they are. We are especially a great camp for kids staying away from home and family for the first time. Summer Camp Counselors are kind and caring, and choose this job because they want to make a difference this summer.
Every kid is unique and different. We are ready to give each camper unique and individual attention.
Other summer options like STEM Camps, Sports Teams, mega-camps, and big conferences aren’t always the same. Sometimes they push kids too hard. Sometimes they try to “teach” kids too much. Sometimes they are too big, and kids get lost. Or, they’re the right size…but the staff don’t care or aren’t trained well enough. And, in most cases, we are less-expensive or a better value than other options.
Our campers are engaged and encouraged by our staff. Kirkwood’s small group model lets our campers choose the activities they do each day. The counselors of each group serve as their role models, guides, and support system.
Our program is faithful.
We create space for kids to get to know Jesus. And, to get to know the bible better, to ask questions, and listen for who God is calling them to be. We are open to all denominations and we do not push a particular agenda or commitment. Kirkwood summer campers leave empowered in their faith and able to make choices about their spiritual life. However–there is strong evidence that our program makes kids want to 1) attend church more 2.) be more active at church and 3) have more faith conversations at home.
Our program is creative.
With a full slate of camp programming, our campers keep coming back year after year without getting bored with the same old camp activities. Scroll down to see all of our camp options!
We are less than an hour from the Lehigh Valley, and 90 minutes from Philly/Newark/Reading. We also provide a bus service from the Plymouth Meeting Mall in Philadelphia to and from camp. Camps are for 1 or 2 weeks. Summer Camp is for rising (fall 2019) 3rd-12th graders.
Kirkwood is a place where kids have fun, are loved by our staff, and leave with more confidence in themselves, and with a stronger relationship with God. Pretty good criteria for a “home away from home.”
So what are you waiting for? Summer Camp starts soon!!! Click to start a registration now. Or, scroll down to see a video and information on our different camps.
Because we know you’re busy, check out Kirkwood Summer Camp Info for a quick showcase of the very basics of our program.
Our Summer Camp Brochure (click) also is a great guide to who we are and what our program’s like.
You can scroll down to see our many different camp offerings. When you’re ready, start a registration by using the right hand menu–It says “Register for Camp.”
We only have four year-round employees, so if you get in touch with us, you know you are getting a friendly face (more at the staff page). If you don’t find the information that you need here, or if you are in a hurry and want us to reach out to you, please contact us!