“Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.”
Experience the Challenge and Adventure of the Teen Adventure (Ranger) Programs
The Ranger Programs are for campers who are ready to take on the challenge of an exciting wilderness adventure, make new friends and have fun in a dynamic and safe environment. The trips offered during Camp are led by our experienced Ranger Directors who hold certifications in Wilderness First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Lifeguarding. Each trip travels with GPS units so parents are able to track the daily progress of their camper.
New for 2017: 1-Week Ranger Programs
Ages 12-14 (Single Gender Trip) | $865
Session 1: Sun, June 25 – Sat, July 1
Head out on camp’s first-ever fishing and canoeing odyssey! Spend 4 days and 3 nights paddling down the Susquehanna River, casting your reels, and practicing outdoor living skills. This is a great opportunity for beginner paddlers.
Groundbreakers: Service Trip
Ages 13-15 (Co-ed Trip) | $895
Session 2: Sun, July 2 – Sat, July 8
Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to make a powerful difference in the local community. Travel to a different place in need of service every day and return to camp at night for fun activities! Learn to become an empowering leader as you take on a different project each day, like helping feed the hungry in Philadelphia or cleaning up trails in the Pine Barrens.
Limited enrollment trip, only 5 spots remaining!
Ages 13-15 (Single Gender Trip) | $835
Session 3: Sun, July 9 – Sat, July 15
Be a part of the first-ever camp group to explore the legendary Old Loggers Path in Pennsylvania! Start your journey in an old ghost town and head out on an amazing 27-mile journey through an incredibly scenic forest. Hike between 5 and 9 miles a day for 4 days and spend 3 nights camping on the trail.
Traditional Ranger Programs
Boots and Boats Ranger Trip, Ages 14-16, Single Gender Trip
Ages 14-16 (Single Gender Trips) | $1675
Session 2/3: Sun, July 2 – Sat, July 15 BBI
Session 4: Sun, July 16 to Sat, July 29 BBII (Note, this Session was FULL in 2016)
Session 5: Sun, July 30 – Sat, August 12 BBIII (Note, this Session was FULL in 2016)
Rangers will spend nearly five days hiking on the beautiful Appalachian Trail and campers will learn valuable outdoor living skills, including how to pitch tents, use camping stoves and water filters, hang bear bags, portion and pack food for the trip, pack hiking packs and dry bags and learn about low-impact camping. They will also form a close bond with their fellow travelers. The remaining days will be spent canoeing down the famous Delaware River.
This program is offered at both overnight camps, although the trips run separately.
Rocks and Rafts Ranger Trip, Ages 15-16, Coed Trip
Ages 15-16 (Co-ed Trip) | $1845
Session 4: Sun, July 16 – Sat, July 29 (This Program was FULL in 2016)
Put your courage to the test on this 7-day co-ed adventure in the Lehigh Valley. You’ll venture out to explore something new each day, like white-water rafting, geocaching and hiking. The highlight of your trip will be a heart-pounding 3 days of rock climbing and rappelling where you’ll build trust and learn teamwork.
This is a co-ed Trip.
A signed Ranger Participation Agreement is required for all campers registered in the Ranger programs.
Click here to ask Gabrielle, our Matollionequay Girl’s Overnight Camp Director, a question, or click here to ask Kelsey Henry, our Teen Programming Coordinator, a question. Kelsey will also answer questions relevant to each trip, and provide materials on a suggested packing list for each trip.