Our regular summer camp program runs for nine weeks, usually from the last week in June through the third week in August. Your child can look forward to a full summer of fun activities here plus all the opportunities to make new friends at our Elkins Park, PA camp.
Campers usually attend the full nine weeks, but partial season attendance, on a per week basis, is also possible. Transportation can be provided; extended hours are available but without the transportation option.
Give us a call to learn more about these options and more camp details: 267-939-4455
Remember how great summer camp was when you were a kid? Camp Anglewood takes a traditional approach to the summer camping experience, starting with an instructional swim program and mixing in classic camp activities with various sports.
We organize our camp activities with a very experienced staff of mostly teachers so that every day is unique.
Then add special events like bar-b-ques, talent shows and educational visits by animal experts, sports teams and others. You can see that this summer will be filled with fun camp activities and events your child won't want to miss!
Finally, place all this fun in a truly Pocono-like mountain setting and you begin to see the Anglewood experience.
Camp Anglewood is organized into three sections: Lower, Middle, and Upper Camps. Each "camp" usually includes 4 separate groups or bunks. The lower camp includes children from pre-kindergarten to first grade. The middle camp includes second graders through fourth & fifth graders. Fifth graders through sixth & seventh graders dominate the Upper Camp.
This allows activities tailored to campers of similar age, athletic ability, and social environment. Total enrollment is approximately 175 to 200 campers. Group sizes range from 5 to 7 per group in the Lower Camp up to 10 to 12 per group in the Upper Camp.
Each camp group is led by a counselor. Groups in the Lower and Middle Camps are assigned a junior counselor to assist. For most activities two groups go through the daily schedule together. There are special counselors for Arts & Crafts, basketball, and lake activities.
The Pool is supervised by 2 to 3 lifeguards in addition to the group counselors. Anglewood tries to maintain a staff to camper ratio as high as possible.
The daily schedule is different each day; no two days are ever the same. This allows for variety and keeps campers excited about "what are we doing next?!" Most, though not all, activities are done each day. Weather conditions or arts & crafts projects can impact the daily schedule. On hot days, more pool periods are included and opportunities for other "cooling" activities like dam building and boating are increased.
Extended hours campers can arrive as early as 7:30 AM. Campers begin arriving at 8:15 AM. Most campers arrive between 8:45 and 9:00. The camp day officially begins at 9:15 with "Flag"; everyone lines up around the lake in their groups and salutes the flag on the island accompanied by reveille. Groups then proceed to their first period activities. Periods at Camp Anglewood usually range from 30 to 45 minutes.
Our large 60 x 40 ft pool accommodates several swim groups of different skill levels each period. Instruction is given for beginning, intermediate, and advanced swimmers. Campers are evaluated at the beginning of camp and throughout the season to insure that they are placed into the appropriate skill group. All lessons follow American Red Cross standards and teaching programs are administered by certified lifeguards. Towels are provided.
Camp Anglewood provides lunch drinks for all campers. Brown bag lunches from home are the norm. Wednesdays involve hotdogs and hamburgers from home cooked on the camp grill during our Bar-B-Que lunch. Food allergies and special diet needs are closely monitored.
The last period of the day is usually "Free Period". Middle and Upper Campers are allowed to go to whichever activity is designated "open". Boating & fishing, the pool, and the lower court are popular choices. Lower Camp campers can go to which ever activity their counselors monitor; often chosen by the campers' popular demand. Free Period is also the time to attend one of the weekly tournaments.
After Free Period, everyone gathers around the lake again for afternoon "Flag" and the close of the official day with the playing of "taps".
Everyone then moves to the upper court for announcements. Prizes, or snacks are given out on special days. After moving to their assigned gates, most campers are picked up by parents between 3:45 and 4:15 PM. Some go home in assigned car groups. Extended hours campers can stay at camp until 5:30 PM before being picked up by their parents.
The last week of camp includes a special mix of Camp Anglewood activities chosen by the campers and staff attending. It is during this week that we schedule more of Capture-the-flag, unique treats, and other favorite events.