Adventure Camps

Mercersburg Adventure Camp

Camp Details

2017 Dates
Session 1: June 18- 30
Session 2: July 2 – 14
Session 3: July 16-28

Open To
Ages 8–15, coed

Capacity
75 campers per session

Tuition
1 Session: $2,150
2 Sessions: $4,000
3 Sessions: $6,100

Weekend Stayover
$200 per weekend

Make Your Own Adventure!

Adventure Camp takes kids ages 8-15 on a wild ride they will talk about for years. Variety is the spice of life, and at Adventure Camp, variety is an understatement. There is never a dull moment with exciting Enrichments, excursions in the great outdoors, and adventures afar! Camp adventures include trips to Hersheypark, white water rafting and a professional sporting event.

MAC’s unique structure provides just the right balance of enrichment challenges, sports, outdoor adventures, and fun trips to make every session wild, wonderful, and memorable.


What to Expect

What fun would camp be without campfires, a night of sleeping under the stars, or camp competitions? It wouldn’t be Adventure Camp, that’s for sure. Every session, campers spend at least one night braving the wild and almost every night singing around the campfire. All campers are divided into two rival teams, the Hurricanes and Tornadoes. Fighting for bragging rights, these two groups face off in competitions such as Camp Wars, Song Battles, and Capture the Flag (to name a few).

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  • Sports Galore

    You name it, we play it. Start with Kickball and End Zone, then move to Super Tag and Speed Soccer. Everyone plays and the emphasis is on fun, not on victory.
  • Hurricanes and Tornadoes

    Don your parka and wrap yourself up in the friendly and crazy contests between the Hurricanes and the Tornadoes, as we play crazy games like Capture the Flag and compete for our respective teams. Campers also earn merits for their team through cabin inspections, good sportsmanship, and excellent attitudes.
  • Evening Events

    Evenings are filled with traditional camp games as well as cool Adventure Camp must-dos. Camper/counselor skits blend with evening campfires and everyone moves and grooves on Disco Dance Night. We also pitch our tents and camp out under the stars in the Enchanted Forest section of our campus one night.

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.

Weekend Stayover 

A weekend stayover option is available for the weekends in between sessions for campers who enroll in multiple sessions of camp. The cost of this weekend is $200.00. The weekend stayover is not an opportunity for participants in sessions 2 or 3 to arrive early for the program. We prefer that participants arrive on the advertised start date of the program.

Financial Assistance

Our financial assistance provides students displaying strong desire, high merit, and financial need the opportunity to attend our programs. Download the Financial Assistance Checklist and Application along with your registration. Contact our office if you have any questions via email or phone.

Great Outdoor Activities

“Choose Your Own Adventure” is the name of the game at Mercersburg and we have a whole lot of exciting activities to offer.  From Geocaching and Horseback Riding to Whitewater Kayaking, Adventure Camp has something for everyone.  

Check out a complete list of offerings here.

Enrichment Activities

Campers take part in all kinds of fun enrichment activities during the week. This list is just a few of the many things they do every day at MAC.  A supportive and encouraging environment makes campers comfortable enough to try new endeavors and celebrate their accomplishments. 

Check out a complete list of offerings here.

A Day at Camp

No two days are alike, but a typical day at Mercersburg Adventure Camp looks like this:

7:30 a.m.
Rise and Shine

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast/Cabin Cleanup and Inspection

9:15 a.m.
Enrichments

12:15 p.m.
Lunch

1:15 p.m.
Great Outdoors

5:15 p.m.
Return from Great Outdoors and Cabin Time

6:00 p.m.
Dinner

7:00 p.m.
Hurricane/Tornado Competition

8:00 p.m.
Campfire

9:00 p.m.
Juniors to bed, Senior Activity

10:00 p.m.
Seniors to bed
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