Last year, we launched our Summer Camp Guide, and we were so excited to bring it back again this year. You can check that out here if you haven't already! As we construct our guide, we always get to connect with new camps from the region that continue to impress us and stand out, and one of these was Camp Jamison.
While I didn't go to an overnight camp until I was a teenager, it stands out as one of those memories that I think everyone should have. Like many others, I got a little homesick at first, but quickly realized that one of the things that makes overnight camp so special is that you build a family. In my late twenties now, I still have folks who I met through overnight camp as a kid that I'm in contact with today. How special is that?!
Just like I do, the folks at Camp Jamison firmly believe that overnight summer camp is a rite of passage for all children because it helps them to develop into independent, confident, and curious children who appreciate nature.
There's an energy to summer camp that you can only understand if you've experienced it for yourself. I can attest to the fact that being outdoors with people who I didn't know initially, forced me outside of my comfort zone in the best possible way and encouraged me to try new things and make new friends. We were all sharing the same zest for new adventure and craving the simplicity of getting back to basics. It's refreshing to be able to show our children what summer camp is all about through an old school lens. Camp Jamison an overnight summer camp that wants kids to experience impactful tradition.
Camp Jamison's team does everything that they can to ensure that their campers (ages 8-14) can attend their diverse, inclusive, and affordable summer camp program. No matter what your child might be interested in, they are sure to find it at Camp Jamison. This year, the camp will run from July 16-20, 2018 and will feature hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, basketball, soccer, canoeing, drama, and environmental education. Kids will also enjoy ice cream socials and campfires (I'm drooling just thinking about s'mores). Camp takes place at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, but transportation is available (and included) from Northeast Philadelphia.