Boys Young Explorers ~ Wild West Week
47 Susque Camp Rd, Trout Run, PA, 17771,
Returning campers please login to your existing account to apply.
Registrations are handled through CampInTouch by CampMinder, our web-based camp management and communication system. This system will allow you to access the programs your children are enrolled in as well as financial balance information.
Once your CampInTouch account is set up, you can access your account at any time by clicking on “Account” at the top right of our website.
Adults who wish to register for a program, but are not bringing any children with them, please call the camp office at 570-998-2151 or email us at email@example.com.
Meals in the dining hall have traditionally been a hallmark of the week for campers, and we aim to keep it that way!
Beyond the types of food served, we intentionally use round tables and family-style dining. This is to promote conversation around the table and cabin/tent group bonding. Each cabin or tent group sits together at every meal in the dining hall.
Susque handles dozens of food allergies and restrictions every summer. Our Food Service Coordinator has taken the time and initiative to ensure that Susque is able to handle most allergies and preferences, while still ensuring high-quality, filling meals. We strive to ensure that allergies and restrictions are handled in a discrete manner. Often, the camper will receive the same meal as their fellow cabin or tentmates, with substituted items to meet their health needs.
To notify us of your camper's food allergy or restriction, you will be provided a place on your camper's health form, due two weeks before your camper's arrival. Our Food Service Coordinator may call you for further clarification. If something should change after you submit your health form, we request that Susque be notified within two weeks of your camper's arrival or we cannot guarantee accommodation. Health forms can be accessed by logging into your CampInTouch account.
If you have any questions, feel free to call us (570-998-2151) or email our Food Service Coordinator directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Campers are housed in one of two lodging options: single-story cabins or platform, canvas tents. Each cabin and tent houses 6-8 campers, a counselor, and potentially a Staff-in-Training member. Cabins utilize bunk beds, while tents tend to use single beds. All beds are twin size.
Our cabins and tents are organized into three "areas." For Boys and Girls camps, these areas are used to provide age group divsion within the camp. Our campers entering grades 3-5 for Boys and Girls camps stay in the Hickory Grove Area, campers entering grades 6-8 stay in the Mountainside area, and campers entering grades 9-11 stay in the Creekside area. Cabin and tent assignments are determined by age and grade at the Program Directors' discretion.
Each area is serviced with toilet and water facilities. A newly renovated and expanded showerhouse sits on one side of camp and is accessible to all campers. This showerhouse has multiple showers, a separate toilet and sink wing, and extra features such as skylights, tiling, and inlaid sinks.
Susque does allow one bunk request per camper to be submitted. Our policy requires that bunk requests must be:
We recommend that you label all clothing and personal items.
|At Susque we strive to convey a mindset of Christian modesty. To help accomplish this, we ask that clothing cover undergarments and private areas. Shirts should also be long enough to cover the midriff area.|
|T-shirts||Socks & Undergarments||Modest Swimwear
Boys: Loose-fitting shorts
Girls: One or two-piece that covers the midriff area
|Sweatshirt||Poncho or raincoat||Sneakers and STURDY sandals*|
|Jeans||Windbreaker and/or warm jacket||"Dress Up" clothes for Dress-Up Nights**|
|Shorts||Water shoes for the creek (not flip flops)*||Pajamas|
*Flip flops do not count as water shoes or sturdy sandals. They are only permitted for traveling to and from the showerhouse and pool.
**Only applies to Girls Camp. A nice church dress or skirt and shirt are sufficient. Many girls also choose to dress up for that week's theme.
|Towel & washcloth||Toiletries||Pen or pencil|
|Soap & soapbox||Non-aerosol bug repellent||Notebook|
|Toothbrush & toothpaste||Sunscreen||Bible|
|Comb/brush||Personal water bottle**||Stuffed animal|
|Flashlight with batteries||Backpack for campouts***||Camera|
|Medications*||Stamps, stationary, envelopes|
*Medications must be in their original containers, including over-the-counter. These must be turned into the Camp Nurse upon check-in, so have them easily accessible.
**A water bottle is required.
***Young Explorers do not camp out. Therefore, they do not need backpacks.
|Sleeping Bag*||Sleeping pad for campouts*|
|Pillow||Fleece insert or sheet for hot nights|
*Young Explorers do not camp out. However, most campers still choose to bring a sleeping bag for their bedding.
|What Not to Bring|
|Playing cards||Aerosol Cans**|
(Cell phones, personal music devices, tablets,
e-readers, portable game systems)
*The camp fee is all-inclusive. Your camper will not need money throughout the week.
**Including deoderant and hair spray.
Camp Susque is committed to camper safety. To that end, we have set stringent measures in place to guarantee that we have well screened and trained staff. Our activities and facilities are regularly tested and examined. A licensed Nurse is on the property at all times. Meals are concientiously created with nutrition and variety in mind. Food allergies and dietary restrictions are handled in a professional, discrete manner.
For more information, check out the sections below.
ACA's accreditation program helps camps meet the expectations of the industry and parents. Because we are ACA-accredited, we have met over 275 standards relating to program quality and camper/staff health and safety. See more at: https://www.acacamps.org
Susque believes that cost should not prohibit any camper from attending and hearing the good news of Jesus Christ. To make that goal a reality, we offer Camper Scholarships. The Scholarship Fund is maintained through the generous gifts of friends, churches, and foundations who support Camp Susque and its mission.
Scholarships are given on the basis of need, date of application, household size/income and availability of funds.
You will be given the opportunity to apply for a scholarship when you fill out the Summer Camp & Wilderness Trip Application form. A non-refundable, non-transferable minimum deposit of $100 per child is required for your family to be considered.
Additionally, your Camp Susque account must be in good standing (ie: no remaining balances from previous years or sessions without prior agreement) for your scholarship request to be considered.
Following the camp season, scholarship recipients are asked to write a short thank you note sharing details of their camp experience for us to share with our contributors.
Please give us a call at (570) 998-2151 or send us an email if we can be of assistance.
The summer fee is all-inclusive, covering the snack shop and all other program fees.
A non-refundable, non-transferable $100 per camper, per week deposit, must accompany your application. Without this deposit, your registration will not be finalized.
Rates below include the $100 deposit. Therefore, if you choose a week of camp that costs $470, that fee includes the $100 deposit, and $370 is due upon your camper's arrival.
|Summer 2023 Rates|
Super Early Bird
Pay deposit by March 15
Pay deposit by April 30
Pay deposit after April 30
|Young Explorers Camp||$340||$360||$380|
|Boys or Girls Camp (1 week)||$525||$545||$565|
|Upgrade to a 2 or 3 week stay for $25 off each additional week! This applies to Boys & Girls Camps, as well as Young Explorers Camp & Trips.|
$50 discount for each additional sibling that comes to camp in the same summer. The first child still pays full price.
$75 discount for each first-time camper you refer. Your friend must inform us that you referred them. Your friend still pays full price.
Enrolled campers receive a 20% off coupon to Trail's End, the camp store.
Susque does not want cost to be a barrier for any camper! Please visit our Financial Aid page for more info. Susque was able to give out over $60,000 in scholarships in 2018.
*The Delaware River Run will not have a traditional closing program. Pickup is 10:00 AM on Saturday.
Camp Susque will follow the best practices, regulations and recommendations of the CDC and government regarding COVID safety. If we are unable to host programs as expected we will cancel or provide an alternative that does meet the current regulations.
No. Camp Susque is intentionally a non-denominational camp run by a board of directors.
Yes. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Registration is open September 9th.
If this is your first time registering, you will start on the homepage of this website and clicking on Account in the top right-hand corner. You will then enter your email address and then click "Retrieve/Set Password" below the Password field. This will set up a CampInTouch account for you and your camper. This is where you will be able to complete the health form as well as make any additional payments beyond the initial deposit. Once this is complete, follow the prompts to register your camper(s).
If you have already set up your CampInTouch account, you will click Account in the top right-hand corner, and proceed to log in using the credentials used when setting up your account. Follow the prompts to register your camper(s).
Yes. Once the deposit is paid, your remaining balance is the total cost of that session minus the deposit. (For ex: if your child's session costs $460, you will pay $100 when you enroll, and owe $360 due upon your camper's arrival for that session.)
Upon check-in for your camper's session. To expedite your check-in process, however, we suggest you pay it ahead of time.
You can check and pay off your balance by logging in to your CampInTouch account.
If the session you are registering for is full and you desire to place your camper's name on the waitlist, please complete the application including the payment method and information (if paying by debit/credit or e-check) and submit. This will place your camper on our wait list in the order it was received. No payment will be charged at this time, however, should a spot become available we will notify you. If you accept the position, payment will then be processed.
All deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations made 7 days prior to the registered camp date allows for a full refund of any monies paid, minus the non-refundable deposit. After that date, all monies paid are non-refundable.
Young Explorers: 6-7pm on Sunday for boys and 6-7pm Wednesday for girls
Boys and Girls camps: 4-5pm on Saturdays.
Please see our Arriving & Departing Camp tab for more info.
Closing Program: 9:30AM on the closing Saturday. Parents are encouraged to attend this program.
Pick-up Begins: 10:00AM on the closing Saturday, following dismissal from the closing program.
All campers must be picked up by 11AM.
Please see our Arriving & Departing Camp tab for more info.
Please see the packing list tab for more information
No. However, we do recommend having your camper receive a physical within 6 months prior to their time at camp.
Medical care is provided by a full-time, on-site Camp Nurse. Advanced medical care is on-call at all times. A Camp Nurse is in charge of dispensing medication.
Please see the Health & Safety tab for more information.
Please see the Food & Lodging tab.
Yes! You will have the opportunity during check-in to escort your camper and his/her belongings to his/her cabin or tent. A brief counselor bio will also be given to you during check-in. Discussion with the counselor is always encouraged. Feel free to ask them questions.
Yes! We understand the great responsibility that you are passing on to us when you drop off your camper. To that end we have developed stringent safety guidelines as well as staff hiring and training procedures to ensure the best experience possible.
For more information, check out the health and safety tab.
Yes. We allow one "bunk request" per camper. You will have an opportunity to provide this bunk request on your camper's application.
Our bunk request policy states:
Sure! Letters, emails, and packages are accepted. We deliver them at lunch from Monday-Friday.
For Young Explorers, since the time frame is short, you can drop off letters at the office during check-in to be delivered to your camper throughout his/her four-day stay.
Send letters & packages to: Camper's Name, Counselor's Name, Cabin/Tent Name, c/o Camp Susque, 47 Susque Camp Road, Trout Run, PA 17771
Please do not send food to your camper. The food will likely attract wildlife to your camper's tent or cabin.
Send emails to: email@example.com. Please include the camper's name, cabin/tent name, and counselor name in the subject line. We do not print attachments. Campers cannot respond to emails.
No. For both legal and practical reasons, we do not permit campers to make or receive phone calls or receive visitors, except in emergencies. If needed, parental concerns can be communicated through our Program Director.
Yes. Please check out our Financial Aid tab for more information
Susque has intentionally taken time to develop proven homesickness strategies.
Yes. All target sport equipment will be safely locked by camp leadership until needed.
We will call if your camper becomes ill enough that they would stay home from school, or if they receive an injury that might require more medical care than our staff can provide. We will also call in the event of a serious behavior problem or homesickness.
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