Stone Mountain Adventures (SMA) is a co-ed overnight teen summer camp with 60 teenagers ages 12-16 located in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. Our adventure activities provide the opportunity for young adults to challenge themselves to step beyond their abilities: to ride with confidence, to rock climb with technique, to control the sail, or to bike one more hill. We create a non-competitive atmosphere where campers have fun, make lasting friendships and feel safe trying new activities.
We are a very active summer community and do a good job of getting campers excited about all aspects of camp from our adventure activities and traditional sport to going roller skating to going white water rafting together as a group. As with many aspects of teenagers lives, our camp is also a very social place and we work hard to model and encourage positive relationships, create community in an authentic way, stop cliques from developing, and take away many of the traditional pressures that teens feel in school. The result is that campers feel a new found freedom to explore who they truly are while at the same time feeling like they have a new “home away from home” at Stone Mountain Adventures. With only 60 campers per session, SMA co-ed teen teen summer camp is a small, non-competitive adventure camp. With 1 staff member to every 4 campers, camp feels like a great big family, full of good friends. We celebrate our victories, accept our shortcomings, and learn from both. As the days flow by, our philosophy of respect and sharing emerge. We learn respect for animals, the outdoors, and each other. As strong individuals, we come together as a summer family, learning and having fun together. Oh yea… and did we mention that everyday we have FUN!
We find that as a co-ed overnight teen summer camp Stone Mountain Adventures is well suited for:
- Young teens, especially those who have outgrown the traditional camp.
- Those wanting a family atmosphere.
- Those wanting an older staff, mid 20's.
- Parents who want to visit camp, visiting day is any day a parent shows up.
- Teens who crave independence - we give them as much as we can, but health and safety always come first.
- Families that want a safe environment for their child to personally grow during those difficult early teen years.
- Those who feel stuck in the woods at a traditional camp, we travel a lot.