Nestled in the Cumberland Valley, Mercersburg’s campus spans over 300 beautiful acres and features contemporary academic and athletic facilities. State-of-the-art academic facilities include a more than 45,000 volume library, wireless computer network across campus, collaborative classroom environments with Harkness style tables, extensive science labs, audio and video production areas, and outstanding fine arts studios. Rolling hills encompass expansive athletic facilities that include eight athletic fields, farmland, and wildlife habitat areas.
Students live on campus in one of Mercersburg’s modern, air-conditioned dormitories, typically with a roommate. Members of the ESL+ staff live in the dormitories with the students. All academic and extracurricular facilities on campus are available including the student center. Students are allowed to use cell phones during breaks and in the dorms, but are not allowed in the classrooms.
Dorm Living Features
Health Care & Security
Spacious, air-conditioned rooms, carpeted hallways, tiled bathrooms with private shower areas
Dorms are divided by gender
Telephone and data connections are available in each room
Laundry facilities on each floor
Common rooms with kitchen areas and multimedia components (tv and dvd)
24-hour dormitory supervision by ESL+ staff members
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 state and federal clearances as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Not only is our staff certified in CPR/AED, many also have first aid training.
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. There is also a full time Health Service Assistant available for all internal programs. Although rare, if a situation demands it, the campus is approximately 25 minutes from 3 local hospitals.