A Unique Opportunity to Build Leadership Skills in a Camp Environment

“Camp provides the opportunity for him to be in a diverse atmosphere and interact with many different personalities. It provides him with opportunities that he may not receive otherwise. Hopefully, he is able to take these skills and incorporate them into his daily life.”

- Parent of Ockanickon camper


Ages: 14 – 16-year-olds


This is a two-week program for ages 14-16 designed to help develop their character and push their potential. The program engages participants in The Six Trials – difficult tasks which require them to work in teams, develop skills and overcome challenges.

The tasks include things such as earning skill achievements, planning and executing group service projects, demonstrating growth in character, setting and working towards individual goals, completing a series of relays and puzzles, and more.

Trialists are assessed at the midpoint and end of the session. Assessment means that their leaders will determine which character and performance strengths they have sufficiently demonstrated for which trials. Points are assigned as a team and recorded on the Trial Legend Board. Teams attempt to earn the best score.

Successful trialists should be committed to improving themselves.

  • Session 1 & 2: Sunday, June 28 – Saturday, July 11
  • Session 3: Sunday, July 12 – Saturday, July 25
  • Session 4: Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 8
  • Session 5 & 6: Sunday, August 9 – Saturday, August 22
Tier A: $1,650
Tier B: $1,535
Tier C: $1,440

PATH LEADER TRAINING - (formerly Counselor-In-Training, CIT)

Age 16 and completed 10th Grade


A 4-week character and leadership development program which trains boys to be mentors and leaders for youth participants in a camp program.  Core to the program are the six heroic potentials.  Pathleader Trainees must strive to embody these potentials and help youth participants develop and embody them as well.  This program is selective. We are looking for candidates who are serious about broadening their leadership skills, who are interested in working with children and who aren’t afraid of hard work.

PLT A: June 28 – July 25

PLT B: July 26 – August 22

This is a 4-week program, inclusive of weekends.

Limited enrollment accepted. Additional application is required; please download the PLT application.

Registration for this program does not qualify for the multi-session discount.

Price: $2,175

Path Leader Intern

Entering 12th Grade

Character and Leadership Development Program– Path Leader Intern (COMING in 2021)

This NEW program, being offered in 2021 and beyond for campers entering 12th grade, provides the opportunity to expand leadership skills and character development, while actively mentoring and monitoring campers. Path Leader Interns will submit a resume and gain understanding of the interview process at camp, resulting in a mutual decision regarding which sessions you attend. You will shadow and observe multiple age groups and programs, and gain hands-on learning experience with support from your Intern Director. This new mentorship program is designed to further develop leadership skills in a supportive environment to be real world ready.


This program is free of cost.