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We're SO EXCITED about the SMA Teen Camp Session 3 Slideshow!

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Sep 26, 2022

Stone Mountain Adventures Session 3, 2022 was an incredible experience for all involved. We had so much fun rock climbing, wakeboarding, going on camping overnights and white water rafting.  We are thrilled to share with you the SMA Teen Camp Session 3 Slideshow:

 

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The SMA Summer Camp Session 2 Slideshow is Finally Here!

Posted by Jud Millar

Thu, Sep 22, 2022

Stone Mountain Adventures Session 2, 2022 was an amazing session full of fun and funny moments. We had so many incredible adventures including camping overnights, canoeing, wakeboarding, mountain biking white water rafting and SO MANY MORE!  All of us at SMA Summer Camp are thrilled to finally share the Session 2 slideshow with you and your family!

 

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Topics: summer camp slideshow

Here is the SMA Teen Camp Session 1 Slideshow!

Posted by Jud Millar

Sun, Sep 18, 2022

All of us at Stone Mountain Adventures are SO EXCITED to share the Session 1, 2022 Slideshow:

 

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Topics: summer camp slideshow

SMA Summer Camp Director to be Featured on WPSU 'Our Town' TV Show

Posted by Jud Millar

Thu, Sep 8, 2022

WPSU TV is the Central Pennsylvania Public Radio and TV Station based out of State College and has a viewing area of 29 PA counties.  Each year WPSU films, directs and produces a show called Our Town which "highlights the heritage and spirit of our local communities as told by the local citizens themselves." 

SMA Teen Camp Director Jud Millar was recently interviewed by WPSU and will be one of the Raystown Lake community members featured on the show.  Here are the details of how to watch the show on TV or Online:

 

When: Thursday, September 8th at 8pm

What: Our Town Raystown Lake

How to Watch:  www.live.wpsu.org or tune into WPSU TV

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Topics: Our Town Raystown Lake

All Good Things Must Come To An End... Even SMA Teen Summer Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Wed, Sep 7, 2022

It was an action packed summer at Stone Mountain Adventures and there are now officially 0/8 weeks left at Summer Camp.

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Topics: Teen summer camp

We had an Amazing White Water Rafting Day at SMA Summer Camp PA!

Posted by Jud Millar

Thu, Aug 18, 2022

On Wednesday, August 17th everyone in Stone Mountain Adventures Session 4-2, 2022 traveled to Ohiopyle, PA and went White Water Rafting on the Lower Youghiogheny River.  Our guides with Wilderness Voyagers were amazing... AND we have photos in a video:

 

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Session 3 All Camp Day at SMA Rock Climbing Teen Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Sat, Aug 13, 2022

            Although we were sad to see session 3 come to an end, we were very excited to kickstart session 4! This session has been full of excitement and eagerness to try new activities while having fun. We have the first week of 4th session under our belts with some campers coming and going today. It is hard to say goodbye to people who have to leave but we are ecstatic to have new smiling bright faces join us at SMA. There a fewer campers this session compared to last, but the energy is still through the roof.

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This Morning we played Pole Barn at SMA 2 Week Summer Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Wed, Aug 10, 2022

Today is the second full day of activities of SMA Session 4, 2022.  We started our day with pancakes for breakfast followed by a "crew" meeting outside the staff office.  We then sent our crews with tie crew leaders to s specific location in camp to play A super-fun icebreaker game called: POLEBARN!! 

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Topics: polebarn

SMA3 White Water Rafting Photos: SMA Overnight Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Thu, Aug 4, 2022

 

On Tuesday, August 2nd everyone in Stone Mountain Adventures Session 3, 2022 traveled to Ohiopyle, PA and went White Water Rafting on the Lower Youghiogheny River.  Our guides with Wilderness Voyagers were amazing... AND we have photos in a video:

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It's Session 3 All Camp Day at SMA Overnight Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Sun, Jul 31, 2022

Sessions one and two have passed in a blur of fun, memories, and just a few tears on the last days and now session three is already halfway done! We have some campers headed home in the coming days and even more joining us for another week of fun. It has definitely been one of the hottest weeks of the summer, but we’ve made the most of it and are ready for what may come!

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We Played Polebarn this morning at SMA Summer Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, Jul 26, 2022

Today is the second full day of activities of SMA Session 3, 2022.  We started our day with egg burritos for breakfast followed by a "crew" meeting outside the staff office.  We then sent our crews with tie crew leaders to s specific location in camp to play A super-fun icebreaker game called: POLEBARN!! 

After that crew did their morning chores and then departed for morning activities:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Art Studio
  • Horsemasters
  • Softball and Swim
  • Wakeboat Fun
  • Mountain Bike Masters
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We Had An Epic White Water Rafting Day: SMA 2 Week Teen Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Thu, Jul 21, 2022

 

On Monday, July17th everyone in Stone Mountain Adventures Session 2, 2022 went White Water Rafting on the Lower Youghiogheny River.  Our guides with Wilderness Voyagers were amazing... AND we have photos:

 

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Topics: white water rafting

SMA Teen Camp Session 2 Update... Finally!!

Posted by Jud Millar

Sun, Jul 17, 2022

Session 2 has kicked off with a whole host of activities and memories for our campers. With COVID-19 making a guest appearance, we have been doing everything we can to keep up with our planned activities (and fun) like normal – and its going super well! Campers have tried new things, learnt new skills and formed new friendships, all within just a week.

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Topics: all camp day

We had an amazing day White Water Rafting: 2 Week Summer Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Thu, Jul 7, 2022

We celebrated the 4th of July at Stone Mountain Adventures by going White Water Rafting!

 

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Session 1 Update from SMA Teen Summer Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Sat, Jul 2, 2022

We started off this year’s SMA journey with a very enthusiastic and active first session with the exciting return of internationals both in staff and in campers alike. We’re currently halfway through session 1 with a full roster of 61 amazing campers who are constantly seeking challenges and new experiences in their SMA journey. We have had so much fun this past week and cannot wait for the weeks to come here at camp!

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SMA Overnight Summer Camp Session 1 Crew Photos!

Posted by Jud Millar

Wed, Jun 29, 2022

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

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Introducing the SMA Teen Summer Camp 2022 Staff Team

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Jun 24, 2022

All of us at Stone Mountain Adventures are thrilled to introduce the SMA Staff Team of Summer 2022!

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Topics: SMA Staff Team, Staff Training

Making every camper feel "at home" at sleepaway summer camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Thu, Jun 9, 2022

Making Every Child Feel Supported

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Why Overnight Summer Camps Are Beneficial For Teens

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Jun 3, 2022

Summer camp is a great way for teens and kids to learn new things and have fun. Here are the top seven reasons why summer camp can be beneficial:

1. New experiences

For many children, summer camp is an opportunity to try new things and have new experiences. They can learn to swim or paddle a kayak, explore different parts of the country or world, and make new friends.

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We have a new kitten at SMA Teen Summer Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Feb 11, 2022

 

We are excited to announce that as of 4 weeks ago we have a new kitten here at camp named Eddie Van Halen (Eddie for short).

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