Junior Adventure Camp
Junior Campers ages 7-10 will have the time of their lives expressing themselves in a safe and fun environment that embraces and appreciates the diversity of every camper. Our directors and counselors create an environment where campers can be themselves while making friends and enjoying new experiences.
What to Expect
Campers will be immersed in fun activities from Enrichments to our very own carnival on Mercersburg’s campus. Other activities include kayaking, biking, tubing and sports. Campers will also enjoy an awesome day at Hersheypark for some wild rides and sweet games. A junior Adventure Camper is sure to gain confidence during this first overnight camp experience.
JAC campers enjoy a different slate of theme activities each day. Whether it’s traveling to a beautiful state forest for adventures or roving over acres of rides at Hersheypark, our group tackles each exciting challenge with smiling faces. Safety and fun rule the day for any adventure.
Travel to a local state forest area for a day of canoe rides, trail hiking, swimming, Frisbee golf, and other cool stuff.
Splash and dash or casually meander down the winding length of a local waterway on our special Adventure Camp tubes. Qualified guides and counselors with water guns keep things safe and lively.
You name it, we play it. Start with Kickball and our Challenge Course, then move to Super Tag and Speed Soccer. Everyone plays and the emphasis is on fun, not on victory.
Hershey Park awaits Adventure campers who are ready to conquer the rides and attractions then gain a new perspective on North America’s five natural regions with a trip through the native plants and wildlife habitats of Zoo America.
Campers take part in all kinds of fun enrichment activities during the week such as Tie Dye, Sand Art, Science Projects and Paper Mache. A supportive and encouraging environment makes campers comfortable enough to try new endeavors and celebrate their accomplishments.
Living at Camp
This is overnight camping?
These are contemporary camps with a traditional flavor, even down to cabin life. Campers live in a modern,air-conditioned dormitory that has been altered to meet the vigorous needs of Adventure Campers. Two sets of bunk beds occupy each dorm room, which 3-4 campers transform into their cabin. Carpeted hallways lead to tiled bathrooms, with showers that have privacy curtains.
Bring your trunk and personal necessities, and you are set for cabin life, Adventure Camp style.
Counselors live in adjacent cabins and our open-door policy ensures comfort and safety for every camper. An emphasis on respect, courtesy, cooperation,and consideration enables campers to live and thrive with others to make cabin life enjoyable for all.
No two days are alike, but a typical day at Junior Adventure Camp looks like this:
07:30 am – WAKE UP/Cabin Cleanup
08:15 am – Breakfast, Cabin Cleanup and Inspection
09:00 am- Enrichment Activities
11:45 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – Adventure Activities
04:30 pm – Camp Meeting
04:45 pm – Open Session
05:45 pm – Dinner
06:30 pm – Evening Activities
07:45 pm – Campfire and Reflection
08:45 pm – Lights Out!