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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Blast campers are exempt from this policy. If you are a Blast camper, please bring your Blast Health Form with you upon arrival.
How Parents & Guardians Can Help Make the Camp Experience Successful
Contact with your Camper while at Susque
Letters, emails, and packages:
Phone Calls & Visits:
For legal and practical reasons, we do not permit campers to make or receive phone calls unless in an emergency. If needed, parental concerns can be communicated through our Program Director.
Likewise, we do not permit visits to your camper while they are at camp.
Campers Staying Multiple Weeks
We strongly recommend that you clearly label all of your camper's items with their full name.
The Susque tradition of excellence continues with our Winter Camp meals. Campers are served three meals a day and nightly snacks. In addition to all of the raved-about Susque staples, warm, hearty foods are intentionally served at Winter Camps to keep campers feeling their best.
Susque strives to provide nutritious, desirable meals. We ensure that your camper gets healthy servings of fruits and vegetables throughout the day and stays hydrated. Additionally, we encourage campers to consistently have a full water bottle with them.
Beyond the types of food served, we intentionally use round tables and family-style dining. This is to promote conversation around the table and a sense of inclusion.
Susque handles dozens of food allergies and restrictions every winter. Our Food Service Manager 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 Manager 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 for Freeze, Frost, and Chill campers can be accessed by logging into your CampInTouch account.
*Blast campers will be given an opportunity to list allergies and preferences on their application form.
If you have any questions, feel free to call us (570-998-2151) or email our Food Service Manager directly.
Campers are housed in one of our cozy lodges or winterized cabins. Lodging is separated by gender and overseen by several counselors in each lodge.
Each lodge has a central lounge for hanging out, porches for winter gear, multiple bathrooms, twin-sized bunk beds, and plenty of heat.
We recommend that you label all clothing and personal items.
Click here for a printable packing list.
|Clothing, Personal Items, & Bedding|
|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.|
|Shirts & Pants||Socks & Undergarments||Pajamas|
Warm Clothes for Outdoor Activities
|Pen or Pencil||Sleeping Bag|
|Extra Shoes & Socks||Toiletries||Pillow|
|Notebook||Flashlight or Headlamp||Camera|
|Personal Water Bottle|
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 hired for Frost and Chill while a trained staff member oversees Freeze and Blast. 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
The winter fee is all-inclusive, covering all activities and program fees.
A non-refundable, non-transferable $50 per camper deposit must accompany your application. Without this deposit, your child will not be registered.
The remaining balance is due the first day your child comes to camp unless other arrangements have been made through time payments.
Rates below include the $50 deposit. Therefore, if you choose a session that costs $129, that fee includes the $50 deposit, and you will owe $79 due upon your camper's arrival at camp.
|Winter 2021/22 Rates|
|Freeze, Frost, Blast||$129|
$10 discount for each first-time camper you refer. Your friend must inform us that you referred them. Your friend still pays the full price.
Check-in for all Winter Camps is from 6-7PM on the first day of the camp.
Freeze, Frost, and Chill end with a closing program that parents are invited to attend. These programs are generally ~15 minutes in length and include a photo slideshow from the retreat, a brief summarizing message from the chaplain, and an invitation to upcoming events at Susque.
Closing Program Times:
*Blast ends with a brunch at 11:15AM
The following applies for Chill, Frost, and Freeze:
For safety and legal reasons, Camp Susque follows a strict check-out procedure of releasing campers at the end of the camp session.
This procedure requires that at check-in, parents and guardians accurately designate who is permitted to pick up their child. Anyone who is not listed as a designated pick-up person IS NOT allowed to leave the camping area with the child.
If this situation occurs, Susque will contact the parents and guardians for verbal confirmation that this person is an approved pick-up. It is therefore imperative that you contact Susque immediately should any pick-up changes occur during the time your child is at camp.
Late drop-offs and early pick-ups are subject to pre-approval from our Program Director. Please contact Susque to discuss your particular situation.
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.
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.
For Chill, Frost, and Freeze, if you are a new family, you will need to sign up for an account with our camp managment software, CampInTouch by CampMinder. Existing families automatically have a CampInTouch account, but will need to set up a password at their first attempt at logging in. Once you have an account, you can register for the program options that are available for your child. The registration form for each camp can be found on the specific camp page you are interested in.
Please note that a $50 per camper, non-refundable, non-transferable deposit must accompany each camper's registration form.
Yes. Once the deposit is paid, your remaining balance is the total cost of that session minus the deposit. (For ex: if the session costs $129, you will pay $50 when you enroll, and owe $79 due upon check-in for that Winter Camp.)
Upon check-in for that particular Winter Camp. To expedite your check-in process, however, we suggest you pay it ahead of time.
For parents of Freeze, Frost, & Chill campers, you can check and pay off your balance by logging in to your CampInTouch account.
If you want to apply for a session that is full, please submit an application form, but do not pay. Your child will be placed on a waiting list and notified when an opening becomes available. At that time you will send in your deposit.
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.
If the weather is bad enough to cancel camp, you will be contacted as soon as the decision is made. If inclement weather occurs during camp to the extent that you are unable to pick your camper up, we will take care of him/her until you are able to do so.
Please see the Arriving & Departing Camp tab on this page.
Please see the Arriving & Departing Camp tab on this page.
No. However, we do recommend having your camper receive a physical within 6 months prior to their time at camp.
Please click on the Packing List tab on this page.
Medical care is provided by either a full-time Camp Nurse or a staff member with at least a certificate in First Aid. Advanced medical care is on-call at all times. Unless campers are adults, a Camp Nurse or member of Susque's leadership will be in charge of dispensing medication.
Please click on the Health and Safety Tab on this page for more information.
Please click on the Food & Lodging tab on this page.
Each lodge is served by a team of counselors. Upon check-in, you will be able to meet at least one of these counselors as they assist you in settling in.
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 our Health & Safety tab on this page.
It depends. Bunks are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The best way to bunk together is to arrive at the same time. No formal bunk requests will be accommodated.
Yes. All target sport equipment will be safely locked by camp leadership until needed.
Susque has intentionally taken time to develop proven homesickness strategies.
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.
In one of our cozy lodges or winterized cabins. Lodging is always separated by gender.
For more info, check out the Food & Lodging tab on this page.
No. Due to the short nature of the Winter Camps, we do not offer mail service.
We will call if your camper needs advanced medical care. We will also call in the event of a serious behavior problem.
Yes. Please click on the Financial Aid tab on this page.
Susque's mission, statement of faith and beliefs
How to get to Camp Susque
Interactive map of our buildings and property
How we use the gifts and finances entrusted to us.
How Camp Susque came to be
Meet your year-round staff
Join the Susque team
For credit & not-for-credit programs available.
For campers entering grades 1-11
For campers in grades 3-12
Camps for whole families
A camping experience at a whole new level. Grades 6-12.
Special programs and classes throughout the year.
Unique, interactive and memorable experiences for students.
A regular podcast dedicated to all things Camp Susque.
Annual 5k through Susque's property
For Jr and Sr high youth groups
Activities for the whole family
Weekend getaway for intentional family time.
Donate to Susque's mission and help create experiences that last a lifetime.
Sign up for a work weekend to help us gear up for camp season.
A list of items that can benefit Susque's mission