For over 40 years, Girls Camp has provided a fun-filled, supportive atmosphere where girls can be themselves. Here they can withdraw from the distractions of everyday life and co-ed settings. Each week, close bonds form as Jays (grades 3-5), Doves (grades 6-8), and Hawks (grades 9-11) try their hand at skill-based activities such as canoeing, dance, pottery, and archery. Other small and large group activities such as gaga, campouts, and special theme activities add a chance to mingle and enjoy creative, fun elements.
Most importantly, girls will be immersed in a safe, loving community of leaders and young adults who have a passion for them to both hear and see the Gospel of Christ lived out. Each day, campers will hear from and interact with a chaplain and sometimes his wife, chosen for their ability to work with youth and encourage the hearts of young women. Well-screened, trained, college-age counselors also participate in the learning process as they guide their small cabin or tent group of 6-8 girls into the deeper truths of living in community and sensing God’s purpose in their lives.
A hallmark of Susque, reaching back to the very beginnings of our ministry, occurs once a week for each cabin or tent group: the famed “Susque Stew Experience.” This purposeful, special evening builds self-sufficiency as each cabin or tent group strikes off to seek God in quieter areas of camp. Each group prepares their own meal over a campfire they built themselves and prepares their sleeping quarters for that evening’s rest under the stars. The goal of the evening is to prepare an open opportunity for the cabin or tent group to gather around the fire and share about their lives, their struggles, and their questions. Guest chaplains or other camp leadership are often in attendance to help stimulate and guide the conversation.
If this is the first time you are sending a camper to camp or you have any questions, please read our FAQ for Summer Camps and don’t hesitate to give us a call (570-998-2151) or email us a question (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to working with you to make your child’s camp experience safe, fun, and successful!