Camp Anglewood - Elkins Park Pennsylvania

Our facilities are located on a unique ten acre estate in Elkins Park, PA.

It includes hills, woods, a brook, a creek, a lake, and a small field. Numerous hiking paths get you between facilities. It truly resembles a little bit of the Poconos. No other day camp facility can match our camp's picturesque beauty.

Our campers are outdoors getting exercise and plenty of fresh air all day long! 

The Lake

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 275 to 300 campers. Group sizes range from 5 to 7 per group in the Lower Camp and 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, Lower Court, Upper Field, and Lake activities.

The Island

The lake has an island reached by a curved bridge. The island serves as a good spot to fish or for the jail in a game of Alcatraz. The younger groups also use the island for parachute games. Our flagpole is located on the island; one camp group is assigned each day to raise and lower the flag during our daily "Flag" ceremonies.

Lower and Upper Courts

Basketball is very popular at Anglewood and the most played activity at the lower court. With four baskets, there is plenty of room for lots of shoot-around-fun before finishing the period with a "league" game in which everyone always plays. Or maybe play a game of "Knock-out" with the Temple Men's Basketball Team during one of their visits to Anglewood.

Dodgeball, wiffleball, and dolly relay races are also lower court activities. When the Flyers visit, street hockey fun happens in a makeshift rink on the lower court.

The Upper Court has a large volleyball style net and is the site for our newcomb and human bowling games. Located next to the pool, it is the best location for wet balloon games during Water Day. This facility also doubles as our theatre and stage for the talent show that closes Color War.

Sports/Multi-Purpose Field

Upper field activities include baseball, soccer, and Frisbee. Campers of varying skill levels play in the in-house soccer leagues or just kick and throw the ball around. Baseball games are played with a tennis ball for safety and ease of catching; baseball mitts are not required. Members of The Philadelphia Union and Philadelphia Soul professional teams often entertain campers with fun games to help everyone brush up on their skills. The upper field is also used for our Color War events like the softball toss, tug-of-war, sack races, and dizzy izzy contests.
Unique Summer Camp

Pool

Our large 60 x 50 ft pool was new in 2017 and sports a diving board, an easy entrance ramp, underwater seats, a water polo and water ball area, an instructional lane area, and a water slide. These areas easily accommodate 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.

Arts and Crafts Center

All groups participate in various craft projects throughout the summer including boats to race in the creek, gimp key chains, and gifts for mom & dad. The older groups may sometimes build popsicle stick bridges or work on shields to commemorate their camp teams. Special projects focus on making props for the Color War team skits. All projects are tailored for the age and skill level of the campers.

Picnic and Bar-B-Que Area

There is a table for each lunch group in our picnic area. Our cooking grills are used each Wednesday to prepare the Bar-B-Que lunches and the adjacent serving area also hosts the occasional watermelon or Rita's treat for all the campers.

Camp Office / Nurse's Station

Our House is now camp central and serves as both the camp office and the nurse's station. All injuries are recorded and treated here by one of our RN's. If you are looking for the Camp Director, chances are she is close by!

Archery Range

Four shooting stations organize campers for safe archery. The four shooters must do all archery actions at the same time to insure safety. One of the favorite games is getting the best archery score by hitting playing cards taped to the targets. We are all still shooting for a Royal Flush!

Facilities Map

Anglewood Camp facilities are located in a unique Pocono-like setting with hills, a spring fed lake, woods, and a creek. The facilities include cabins, a large swimming pool, basketball courts, an arts & crafts center, a game room, an archery range, a climbing wall, and a sports field. Take some time to browse around Camp Anglewood using our videos below.

Lower Court

Dam Building

Upper Field

Bunks

BBQ and Picnic Area

The Pool

Archery Range

Climbing Wall

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