Stone Mountain Adventures (SMA) is an Overnight Teen Camp serving campers ages 12 to 16. Nestled in the heart of beautiful Central Pennsylvania among mountains, rivers and crystal clear lakes, SMA offers a summer experience full of fun, adventure, friendship and learning.
One of our greatest strengths at SMA is our camp counselors. They are dynamic, responsible, skillful, fair and funny – our staff listens, cares and treats everyone with respect.
Camp counselors at SMA put the needs of the campers first. They are between the ages of 21 and 25 and are excited to be spending their summer at camp with kids.
SMA is a fantastic choice for kids who love the water. Watersports at SMA include Swimming Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Sailing, SUP, Canoeing, kayaking, Fishing and once each session Whiter Water Rafting. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran at these watersports our experienced staff are there to assist you every step of the way.
SMA also offers a well-rounded and challenging Outdoor Adventure Activities that include Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Overnight Camping Trips and Caving.
Our outdoor adventure activities and watersports challenge campers give them the opportunity to learn new skills and have fun outside everyday!
Stone mountain Adventures is a smaller, family oriented camp with about 60 campers per session. Because of our size campers make the transition to feeling "at home" at SMA very quickly. This happens at SMA because:
An overnight summer camp experience at SMA is a unique opportunity for kids to gain independence from mom and dad while learning and growing in a safe and supported environment.
At SMA campers build confidence by challenging themselves on outdoor adventure activities, watersports and traditional sports. These experiences help campers at SMA to develop self esteem, independence and a sense of responsibility and accomplishment. Sharing these experiences others turns peers into the strong bonds of friendship that is so meaningful and important to young teenagers.
Stone Mountain Adventures summer camp for teenagers was founded in 1983 by Pam and Biff Houldin. Current Camp Director (son of Pam and Biff) grew up at camp attending camp as a camper and working there as a counselor. He and his wife Anne bring a combined 40+ years experience teaching in a traditional school setting, coaching, leading international trips for high school students, leading wilderness trips and working as a mountaineering guide.
Year after year, the greatest concern is the safety of our campers and staff. Constant attention is given to the physical and emotional health of all involved. Precautions are taken and safety is paramount (seat belts, helmets, life jackets, etc. are non-negotiable). Being a small camp helps Director Jud keep a finger on the pulse of camp and maintain high health and safety standards.
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