Kirkwood’s Summer Camp Program

Hey! We are so excited you are here. We love summer camp more than anything else in the world and we want everyone to have a chance to experience it.

Here is a quick, four-minute read (.pdf file) that explains the very basics of our program. Kirkwood Summer Camp Info.

Our Summer Camp Brochure (click) has more information as well. Or, keep scrolling to see all our different camps in this page below.

Registration can be started (it saves on its own so it’s ok if you don’t have time to finish) via the right hand menu. It says “Register for Camp.”

Here’s a quick video of what camp looks like!

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, please contact us!

Traditional Camp

Sleep inside, play outside–and have an unforgettable week at camp. At Kirkwood, you will have the opportunity to make new friends, try new things, explore the woods, and have fun! Your counselors will be there to help you decide what to do during your time here, keep you safe, and make sure you get to have a chance to do as much as possible. Stay every night in one of our new cabins, or in the Stroup House lodge–all with nice new bathrooms and air conditioning. It will be the best week of your summer.

Sunday-Friday, offered three times: July 7-12, July 21-26, August 11-16 $395 • $495 • $530

Fantasy Camp

Overwhelmingly our Summer Staff’s favorite camp in 2018, we are excited for another week of fantasy camp. Magic forests, secret trails, mysterious puzzles, competition between kingdoms…this will be one week at Kirkwood unlike any other. Arrive on Sunday with a few extra “costume” items in your bag, and spend the first days of camp getting to know the campers in your group, enjoying camp activities, and thinking of your “alter-ego”…then, Kirkwood transforms into another world. This is Kirkwood with a lot of extra flavor, and if you like TV shows involving the fantastic, RPG video games, books that rhyme with “Larry’s Otter,” or anything in between, this is the week for you. Our “game” will have an immersive storyline and well-balanced mechanics–and will just be flat out fun. This is the second year we are offering this, one-of-a-kind, and very, very cool camp week.

Sunday-Friday, offered once: June 23-28 $415 • $495 • $530 Rising Grades 3-12

Joy of Creation

Our most popular camp every year, Joy of Creation brings out the creative best in everybody! Campers will get to choose their own independent areas to focus on for the week, led by expert staff and local volunteers. Classes vary year to year (so they can be led by the best talent available), but past classes have included songwriting, crafts, drumming, dance, improv, outdoor survival skills, and many more. Come express yourself with us at Joy of Creation week!

Sunday-Saturday, offered twice: June 16-22, July 28-August 3 $395 • $495 • $530 Rising Grades 3-12

Mystery Camp


It’s all you know and love about Kirkwood–with a little twist. Work with the campers in your group over the week to put your heads together, follow the clues, and solve a mystery! You’ll also get to sleep in our air-conditioned buildings and enjoy Kirkwood’s many program activities, like swimming, boating, and hiking. But you will have to keep your eyes peeled…you never know when a clue might appear!

Sunday-Friday, offered once: July 21-26 $395 • $495 • $530 Rising Grades 4-6

Senior Music Camp

For Joy of Creation week graduates and newcomers to Kirkwood, this will be a week to focus just on music. Take a lead role in planning daily worship, make up some new graces, and spend your time singing and having fun. Campers of all talent levels welcome.

Sunday-Friday, offered once: July 14-19 $395 • $495 • $530 Rising Grades 9-12

Art Camp

Want to leave your mark on Kirkwood? With Art Camp, you’ll spend your week with a group of like-minded artsy friends working on cool projects that will keep your hands busy. You’ll have projects to take home, but also the opportunity to create new beauty that will hang around at Kirkwood for years of campers to come. There will also be plenty of time for our other awesome Kirkwood camp activities. Spend the week creating and crafting at Art Camp!

Sunday-Friday, offered once: July 14-19 $395 • $495 • $530 Rising Grades 6-8

Night Owl Camp

The flip side of traditional camp, explore the other 12 hours of every day after dark with Night Owl camp. You and your group will live in your own platform tent village, cooking out dinner every night and getting to explore camp long after everyone else is in bed. 2018 Night Owls will go later, sleep longer, and do a whole lot of new nighttime activities never done before at Kirkwood.

Sunday-Friday, offered twice: July 7-12, July 14-19 $395 • $495 • $530 Rising Grades 6-12

Two-Week Adventure

The only two-week camp we will offer in 2019, your adventure group will pack two weeks with all that Kirkwood has to offer, and add a lot extra. Sleep in your own platform tent village, explore the woods, camp-out, and learn outdoor living skills. Over the weekend, your group will head off-site for a canoe trip on one of the major rivers close to Kirkwood, with the opportunity to sleep out at the water’s edge overnight. Join us for a major adventure.

Sun-Sat, offered once: July 14-26 $815 • $895 • $1150 Rising Grades 7-9

One Week Adventure Camps

Junior Adventure

New last year, this camp filled up the fastest out of all of our camp offerings–so don’t wait! Master the woods with our Adventure staff, learning new skills like advanced fire building and wilderness survival. The highlight of the week will be when we take a trip over to the nearby Delaware National Recreation Area to tube down the river! Don’t forget–you’ll have the opportunity to sleep in our tent village for the first time and make it your own. This camp will only be offered once, so don’t miss your chance!

Sunday-Friday, offered once: July 7-12  $455 • $515 • $605 Rising Grades 4-6


Senior Adventure

It’s Adventure Time, when we bring back our one-week Senior High School Adventure Camp. Think you know Kirkwood? You and your group will find out, with opportunities to explore all 300 acres and make it yours. Towards the end of the week, we will take time off Kirkwood property to explore the beauty of the Poconos. This camp is perfect for new campers, and Kirkwood veterans–especially platform tent lovers–and it only happens once!

Sunday-Friday, offered once: July 7-13 $515 • $605 • $695 Rising Grades 9-12

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