All of our adventures are supervised to varying degrees. Young people need the opportunity to succeed and even to struggle, with the knowledge that they are tackling challenges within a supportive environment.
Care of our participants includes medical services. Our on-campus health center provides care for minor bumps and bruises, and we have access to emergency services 24 hours a day.
LIVING AND DINING
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, and 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.
Around here, we understand that great summer staff makes for great summer programs. Mercersburg Summer staff are inventive, creative and responsible people who truly love to work with kids. Our instructors, many of whom are current Mercersburg Academy faculty, are not only experts in their fields, but also experts at making learning fun. Mercersburg Summer Counselors are typically college students or youthful teachers who have a zest for working with kids. Staff preparation includes CPR/AED training, safety management, and interpersonal skills focused on dealing with homesickness and other camper issues.
Our Adventure Camper to Counselor ratio ensures that the staff can direct all of their focus on the unique needs and development of self-esteem and self-confidence in every camper. Staff preparation includes interpersonal skills that address mediating/resolving conflicts, homesickness, and other camper issues. We put a special focus on training to ensure that all staff are prepared to handle anything that comes their way.