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Here are the SMA Summer 2022 Dates:

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Sep 10, 2021

As we all roll into another school year we are thrilled to announce the Stone Mountain Adventures Summer 2022 Dates:

 

2 Week Sessions        $2,925       Click Here to Enroll

·     Session 1 (SMA1)      Sat 6/25     to    Fri 7/8

·     Session 2 (SMA2)      Sat 7/9       to    Fri 7/22   

·     Session 3 (SMA3)      Sun 7/24    to     Sat 8/6

·     Session 4 (SMA4)      Mon 8/8      to    Sat 8/20 

 

4 Week Sessions        $5,750       Click Here to Enroll

·     Session 1 + 2          Sat 6/25      to    Fri 7/22  

·     Session 2 + 3          Sat 7/9        to    Sat 8/6

·     Session 3 + 4             Sun 7/24     to     Sat 8/20

6 Week Sessions        $8,625        Click Here to Enroll

·     Session 1 + 2 + 3      Sat 6/25      to   Sat 8/6

·     Session 2 + 3 + 4      Sun 7/9       to   Sat 8/20  

8 Week Session         $11,400       Click Here to Enroll

·     Session 1 + 2 + 3 + 4    Sat 6/25      to    Sat 8/20 

1 Week Sessions        $1,500       Click Here to Enroll

·     Session 4-1 (SMA4-1)   Mon 8/8       to    Sun 8/14

·     Session 4-2 (SMA4-2)  Sun 8/14      to    Sat 8/20

 

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The SMA Teen Camp Session 4 Slideshow is Finally Here!

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, Sep 7, 2021

The wait is finally over... All of us at Stone Mountain Adventures are thrilled to announce that the 2021 SMA Session 4 Slideshow is finally done.  Enjoy!

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Here is the SMA Session 3 Slideshow!

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, Sep 7, 2021

All of us at Stone Mountain Adventures are thrilled that we are finally able to share the 2021 SMA Session 3 slideshow:

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The SMA Teen Camp 2021 Session 2 Slideshow is finally here!

Posted by Jud Millar

Sun, Sep 5, 2021

The wait is finally over... All of us at Stone Mountain Adventures are thrilled to announce that the 2021 SMA Session 2 Slideshow is finally done.  Enjoy!

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Topics: summer camp slideshow

Here is the 2021 SMA Session 1 Slideshow!

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Sep 3, 2021

All of us at Stone Mountain Adventures are SO EXCITED to share the Session 1, 2021 Slideshow

 

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Topics: summer camp slideshow

We had big water for our final White Water Rafting Trip of 2021!

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Aug 20, 2021

We had big and exciting water for our final white water rafting trip of Stone Mountain Adventures Teen Camp 2021!  Everyone had a blast and agreed it was one of the best camp days of the summer!

 

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We played "Pole Barn" this morning at SMA 2 Week Teen Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Wed, Aug 11, 2021

Every morning after breakfast at Stone Mountain Adventures we do "crew".  Every camper at SMA Teen Camp is a member of a "crew" and crews are basically chore groups.  We have a rotating job chat so each crew knows what their chores are each morning.  Crew time and morning chores are not a huge part of our daily life at camp as they only take about 15 minutes each day.  Crew time and chores are, however a large part of our summer camp philosophy: That every member of camp (campers included) must contribute to make our summer camp community "work".  During the first few mornings of crew time each session we take the opportunity to play name games and team building games.  Today we play what is far the loudest teambuilding game called "Pole Barn". 

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We had a fantastic day White Water Rafting, Session 3 SMA Summer Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Thu, Aug 5, 2021

All of SMA Session 3 had a fantastic day What Water Rafting yesterday on the Lower Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle State Park!

 

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It's SMA Session 3 All-Camp-Day at SMA Mountain Biking Teen Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Sat, Jul 31, 2021

Today marks half way through the third session and we are currently enjoying our All Camp Day with a late start, bagels, and donuts. This session has been jam packed with fun activities and lots of cooling off, whether that was hopping in the lake during the hot summer days or enjoying time out on the lake.

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Topics: all camp day

SMA Session 3 Crew Photos: SMA Mountain Biking Teen Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, Jul 27, 2021

All of us at Stone Mountain Adventures are So Excited that SMA Session 3 is off and running!  We are already half way through the SMA Summer of 2021.  Here are some photos of our "Crews" (Chore Groups) from this morning after an awesome team building game of "Pole Barn"!

 

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We had an incredible day White Water Rafting, Session 2 SMA Teen Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, Jul 20, 2021

We had a fantastic day White Water Rafting yesterday on the Lower Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle State Park!  Our 5th year campers even got to paddle single duckie inflatable kayaks!

 

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Topics: white water rafting

Here are Crew Photos from Session 2 : SMA 2 Week Teen Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Jul 12, 2021

All of us at Stone Mountain Adventures are So Excited that SMA Session 2 is off and running!  Here are some photos of our "crews (Chore Groups) from this morning after an awesome team building game of "Pole Barn"!

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We had an Amazing Day White Water Rafting At SMA Teen Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, Jul 6, 2021

On Monday, July 5th every member of SMA Session 1, 2021 embarked on a Wonderful Adventure White Water Rafting the Lower Youghioghney aka "The Yough" and we had the BEST DAY EVER!!  The Photos speak for themselves: 

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It's "All Camp Day" at Stone Mountain Adventures Summer Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Sat, Jul 3, 2021

We are officially half way through the first session and currently enjoying our All Camp Day with
a late start, bagels, and donuts. This session has been jam packed with fun activities and lots of
cooling off, whether that was hopping in the lake during the heatwave or doing sports in the rain
that’s been around the last few rainy days. Some awesome activities we’ve been doing have
been lots of different hikes, climbing, SUP and sail, sports (soccer, volleyball, kickball, softball,
ultimate frisbee, and tennis), biking, canoeing, art studio, and even a strawberry picking +
baking activity!

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SMA 2 Week Teen Camp Crew Photos!

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

This morning after a hearty breakfast of pancakes, cereal, fruit and toast we gathered in our Crew (Chore) Groups for an exciting game of Polebarn.  After the games we gathered from group photos and then did our morning chores.  As I write campers are already off to their morning activities:

  • Volleyball Tournament
  • Rock Climbing
  • Kickball
  • Horsemasters
  • Wakeboarding and Water Skiing
  • Art Studio
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Introducing the SMA Teen Camp  2021 All Star Staff Team

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Jun 25, 2021

All of us at Stone Mountain Adventures are thrilled to introduce the SMA Staff Team of Summer 2021!

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Benefits of Free Play at an Overnight Teen Summer Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

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Tips for Getting Your Child Ready for an Overnight Camp Experience

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Mar 15, 2021

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Topics: 2 Week Summer Camp

How Overnight Summer Camp Prepares Teens for Success After High School

Posted by Jud Millar

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

As the owner and director of an overnight teen summer camp, one of the most frequent post-camp parent comments I receive is "My kid is so much more responsible! He wakes up on his own and wants to do basic tasks around the house that I've been begging him to do for years!" Parents are incredulous. "What did you do to my kid? She's suddenly more responsible." Freedom and responsibility go hand-in-hand at an overnight summer camp. Teens often emerge from time away from home feeling confident and as if they have ownership over their choices and endeavors. 

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Differences between Outdoor and Indoor Rock Climbing

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

As a summer camp director here at Stone Mountain Adventures I talk with a lot of parents and teenagers about the activities we do at camp.  One of the most exciting and popular activities at our overnight teen camp is rock climbing.   A questions that I am often asked by perspective families is: What is the difference between Outdoor and Indoor Rock Climbing?  In the post I will contrast and compare the similarities and differences.

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Topics: Rock Climbing Summer Camp, Teen Rock Climbing Camp

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