Mercersburg Summer is all about fun. Nestled in the mountains of south-central Pennsylvania, our beautiful campus provides the perfect setting for a wide range of opportunities for learning, personal growth, and most importantly, fun. Each summer, participants take part in an array of programs, ranging from the Adventure Camp series to various Enrichment, Arts and Sports Camps.
Our Campus features over 300 acres of expansive athletic fields, wildlife habitat areas, farmland and state-of-the-art academic facilities. Mercersburg Summer programs are safe, supportive camps that focus on engaging campers on every level and challenging them to broaden their horizons, make new friends and create unforgettable memories.
All Mercersburg Summer participants stay in modern, recently renovated dormitories, complete with air conditioning, carpeted hallways, tiled bathrooms and private shower areas. Counselors and other staff live in adjacent rooms, where they place an emphasis on respect, courtesy consideration.
Campers at Mercersburg Summer programs enjoy some of the best food imaginable. While our menu is varied, our food is nutritiously balanced and our chefs are very sensitive to alternative diet needs and preferences. All meals include a main entree, side dishes, salad/sandwich bar, a vegetarian option and a fruit station.
Are you ready to learn? Our renovated academics buildings contain modern lab spaces, art studios computer facilities, study areas and faculty offices. The entire campus is connected via a wireless network, bringing a whole world of information directly to students in the classroom, the library, the dormitories and even the dining hall. Whether you like chemistry or computer programming, our facilities can fulfill your needs.
Displaying an affection for the arts, Mercersburg opened the Burgin Center for the Arts in September 2006, which houses state-of-the-art spaces for music, dance, theatre and visual arts. A two-story atrium, a studio theatre, a choral room and a recital hall are just a few features of the facility.
Choosing an overnight program brings excitement and concerns, particularly if the choice involves a first-time experience or a new location. Overnight experiences offer young people multiple opportunities to develop their identity both individually and socially, to gain personal responsibility, and to increase their self esteem through independent thoughts and actions.
Our summer residential programs are well-structured, providing guidance while giving young people room to ‘be on their own.’ We provide a highly supervised dormitory environment, with health and safety procedures for every program.
Safety is our priority at all times. The Mercersburg Summer campus is patrolled 24 hours a day by security personnel, access to dormitories is limited to summer participants and all summer staff are required to receive full clearances from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Not only is our staff certified in CPR/AED, but there is also a full time Health Service Assistant available for all internal programs.
Our on campus Health Center is managed by a team of RNs and we work closely with a local family practice for campers that may need additional care. Although rare, if a situation demands it, the campus is approximately 25 minutes from 3 local hospitals.
Feel free to arrange a visit to our campus and discover the essence of our summer programs and the Mercersburg Academy campus. References are also available, upon request. For directions click here!
Tuition for each program includes costs for instruction, events and trips, activities, meals and boarding (if applicable). Programs list either grade or age levels. Grade level refers to the fall of 2013. Age level indicates the age of the participant at the time of the program.
Campers do not need to bring money to camp and we do not have a camp store or camp bank. Since many parents feel the need to put $10 in their camper’s pocket, we allow that much, $10, per session. We supply all snack and refreshments, and a little money to spend at amusement parks and baseball games. In addition, if toothpaste, SPF 30, bug spray, or other essentials run low, we will provide those items.