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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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Happy New Year from SMA Teen Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Dec 31, 2021

 

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Topics: Happy New Year

Happy Holidays from SMA Teen Summer Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Dec 24, 2021

 

 

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Topics: Happy Holidays

Life Skills Teens Can Learn From Attending an Overnight Summer Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Oct 4, 2021

Essential Life Skills That Teens Can Learn From Camping

Do you have a child born between 2004 and 2010? If you do, then you're parenting a teenager or a young adult who's part of Generation Z. Studies show that this generation is highly proficient in the use of technology and they can master any new app or gadget in a short period of time. However, they are also less proficient in practical skills and people skills, since they have been shaped in an era of digital devices. To help them thrive, experts say that it is important to introduce Gen Z to experiences that will enhance their communication and life skills, such as outdoor adventures and camping. Spending some time in nature at a summer camp for teens can benefit your child as they grow. Here are the essential skills that your teen can learn from attending an overnight camp. 

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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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