Canoeing at SMA Teen Summer Camp

Canoeing is a favorite camp activity on a hot summer day at SMA. Our location in central Pennsylvania provides us with a number of rivers and lakes great for canoeing including the Little Juniata, the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata, the Raystown Branch of the Juniata and the mighty Juniata River. Sometimes we take a slow, playful trip along a winding river and other times it’s a faster trip which lets you command your craft through small rapids. We also do lake trips at Raystown lake near the Allegrippis Trails where we do our biking. Our experienced staff will instruct you on:
  • “Reading” the river
  • General Stokes (Sweep, Draw, Correction, Rudder, etc.)
  • Ferrying across the river
  • River Safety & Communication
  • Righting a canoe if you capsize
  • River Song & Local Lore

Canoe trips at SMA are always full of hearty laughter and good times as we navigate our way down the river. We also offer van supported canoeing overnights, another highlight of camp!