We offer a wide range of teen-focused activities here at our beautiful central Pennsylvania location. Most evenings, campers pick their own activities for the following day, choosing two options from a varied and exciting list for morning and afternoon activity slots. Read on to learn about the activities that keep campers returning, summer after summer!
Every day at SMA we offer a variety of outdoor adventure activities that give campers the opportunity to challenge themselves while learning new skills and gaining confidence. Our experienced and caring staff members teach important skills, set guidelines, and share their passions with campers in ways that are motivating and fun. Outdoor adventure activities at SMA include rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, and camping overnights.
We love water sports at Stone Mountain Adventures! Thanks to our small camp size and close proximity to gorgeous Raystown Lake (the largest lake in Pennsylvania), we can offer exciting water sports every day and teach them effectively with a great camper to counselor ratio. Water sports at SMA include wakeboarding, waterskiing, kneeboarding, sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, whitewater rafting, canoeing, and fishing. Whether On the Lake or On the River, our water-based activities offer a fun and rewarding array of challenges and experiences!
For campers interested in focusing on wakeboarding and waterskiing, check out our fantastic Wakemasters program!
Although Stone Mountain Adventures isn’t a “sports camp,” every day we offer at least one traditional sport for anybody to participate in. Our sports tend to be like “intramural sports,” with a focus on fun, positive competition, skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Traditional sports at SMA include tennis, soccer, basketball, ultimate frisbee, flag football, touch rugby, softball, disc golf, and volleyball. Learn more about traditional sports at SMA.
At Stone Mountain Adventures, the Art Studio is the place to go for campers wanting to explore their creative side. Campers can express themselves and practice mosaic-making, linoleum block painting, candle-making, basic ceramics, jewelry-making, and tie-dying (always a favorite). For campers interested in music and performing arts, we offer music jam in our recently built SMA Music Studio as well as the opportunity to host a radio show or two at our camp station, WSMA. Campers will also have the option to adopt a bunny to care for and play with.
We’re very fortunate to be able to provide and participate in all of the wonderful things that make SMA awesome, so giving back has always been one of our core values. Each session, we set aside a half-day for service projects which give campers the chance to shape the future by showing commitment to themselves, others, and the community. Campers can choose from multiple projects each session, such as maintenance at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, retirement home visits, collecting donations for pediatric cancer research with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, working at Plowshare Organic CSA Farm, landscaping with local land management agencies, building bike trails on camp land, and much more!
The Masters programs at Stone Mountain Adventures give campers the chance to focus on a favorite activity while at camp. Campers signed up for one of these programs can expect to spend more time participating in their chosen activity than other campers might. These Masters Programs are open to all levels of skill and experience. Campers who do not sign up for one of these programs will still have the chance to participate in the activity while at SMA. Check them out below!