Here is the awesome SMA3 Slideshow... what a summer!
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
Mon, Sep 9, 2019
All of us at Stone Mountain Adventures (SMA) are so excited to share the Second Session Video Slideshow. Why you ask? Because we L O V E camp and we L O V E Second Session Campers!!
Here is the SMA 2nd Session Video Slideshow:
Fri, Sep 6, 2019
The Stone Mountain Adventures Summer of 2019 was an incredible experience for all involved. We had 4 terrific 2 week sessions with many campers staying for multiple sessions. During each session our staff took photos of campers on activities, campers hanging around camp and group photos. We have gathered the best of those photos and created a video slideshow. We are working on SMA Sessions 2, 3 and 4 and hope to have those published in the days and weeks to come.
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
It;s hard to believe that it's already Fourth Session here at Stone Mountain Adventures!
Crew Number One lead by Antonio and Luke
Thu, Aug 1, 2019
Today our courageous group of campers and staff that make up Stone Mountain Adventures Session 3 went white water rafting on the mighty Youghiogheny River! It was a great day on the river:
Check out this video slideshow!
Topics: white water rafting
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
Sat, Jul 13, 2019
After a fantastic First Session all of us at Stone Mountain Adventures were thrilled to welcome our Second Session Campers on Sunday, July 7th. We had about 15 “hold over” campers from First Session who stayed on to join us for second Session. Opening day was full of greeting new families, unpacking leaning names and generally getting settled at camp. We started off the week with the first of many ‘Nuke ‘Em’ games, followed by a dip at Greenwood Lake (otherwise known as Freezewood!). After a delicious meal, some camp games & a wonderful evening meeting, we were off to the cabins to get a good night’s sleep ahead of a big first full day of camp!
Wed, Jul 3, 2019
Traditional Overnight Summer Camp has it's benefits. But for some families, a Non-Traditional Overnight Summer Camp is just the right fit! I challenge you to Declare Your Independence Traditional Overnight Camp and see if a Non-Traditional Overnight Camp Experience is the right one for your child!
What are the differences between Traditional and Non-Traditional Overnight Camps?
This is a great question and good place to start. In this blog post I will explore the major differences between "Traditional Overnight Camp" and "Non-Traditional Overnight Camp".
Sat, Jun 29, 2019
On Sunday we were excited to welcome our much anticipated first session of campers back to camp after an incredible ten days of staff training! We started off the week with the first of many ‘Nuke ‘Em’ games, followed by a dip at Greenwood Lake (otherwise known as Freezewood!). After a delicious meal, some camp games & a wonderful evening meeting, we were off to the cabins to get a good night’s sleep ahead of a big first full day of camp!
Sat, Jun 22, 2019
Topics: SMA Staff Team
Stone Mountain Adventures (SMA) is a co-ed, overnight summer camp for teenagers (12 to 16) located in central PA offering:
What: Kids and Teen Mountain Bike Ride at Dirt Rage Dirt Fest PA
When: Sunday, May 19th from 10am to 1pm
Where: Meet at the Bakers Hollow Parking Lot at 10am
Lunch will be provided to all riders: Following the ride there will be a group lunch at the Expo
Mom and dad: this is not a babysitting service, this is a teen and tween mountain bike ride open to beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. Riders must come with their own helmet and bike, or they can demo a bike as well. Parents must sign a Liability Release Form.
Registration: Riders must pre-register either on the Stone Mountain Adventures website or at our booth in the Expo area of Dirt Fest.Click Here to Register for the Teen Ride
Tell me more about the SMA Mountain Bike Masters Program:
The SMA Mountain Bike Masters Program is ideal for campers who are passionate about mountain biking excited about the opportunity to ride world class trails on a daily basis. Campers in the program ride everymorning on single track trails at Raystown Lake called the Allegrippis Trail System. They were described in a Dirt Rag Magazine article as "Thirty-three miles of buttery smooth single-track bliss". Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff are excited to ride every day and help campers hone their riding skills and confidence. The MOUNTAIN BIKE MASTERS PROGRAM is limited to eight campers. SMA is an incredible Mountain Biking Summer Camp. Campers not enrolled in the Mt Bike Masters Program will get ample time to mountain bike during their time at SMA.
Stone Mountain Adventures (SMA) is a co-ed overnight teen and "tween" summer camp for 60 teenagers ages 12-16 located in the mountains of central Pennsylvania.
Our teen “tween” campers learn new skills, gain self confidence, make strong friendships and become members of our strong, value centered summer community.
Things that make SMA Teen Summer Camp unique are:
Sun, May 12, 2019
Today is the day that we set aside time to express our gratitude for all that Moms do. Moms are special, they are patient and supportive and most importantly there when we need her most. The great Stevie Wonder said "Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love."
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Most overnight summer camps offer a variety of session length options, usually one to eight weeks and everything in between. In this blog post we'll explore some questions that you can answer for yourself that will assist you in finding the ideal session length for your child.
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
The sport of mountain biking is growing exponentially, and this is especially true for kids and teenagers. Here are some of the reasons that mountain biking is good for kids and teenagers:
Kids “Unplug” and Reconnect with Nature:
Kids and Teens today are often referred to as “screenagers”. According to a report by Common Sense Media tweens age 8 to 12 spend 6 hours a day in front of screen while teens spend 9 hours on screens. Mountain biking inherently takes place in nature. Kid and teens who mountain bike reconnect with nature often without even realizing it. There really isn’t anything like being outside and breathing fresh air. Kids who take time to unplug connect with nature can have a positive effect on their entire mind, body and spirit.
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
For many Americans attending a summer camp of some sort what a huge part of their childhood. For those who attended an overnight summer camp in their tween and teen years the impact of camp on their lives is even greater. Here are five life lessons you can learn at an overnight summer camp:
The friendships that you build at summer camp are strong and enduring. When you attend an overnight camp, everything is new:
When have all these experiences you can’t help but feel connected to the people you are sharing them with. The memories, the friendships and the bonds built at summer camp are unique, special and enduring.
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Earlier this year Blue Knob Ski Area announced that they were hosting the First Annual "Snow Fest" From Friday 2/8/19 through Sunday 2/10/19. Events included the following:
Mon, Feb 11, 2019
Where: Milton & Betty Katz JCC (map)
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
How can You Help an Anxious Teen Look Forward to Summer Camp?
If your child has anxiety about attending a sleepaway summer camp there are some strategies that you as a parent can use to help them prepare and stay calm in the weeks leading up to the opening day of camp. More than one in 20 kids and teens in America have anxiety or depression and for the majority, this won’t stop them from going to camp. If your child is excited about their upcoming adventure but is a little worried that anxiety may stop them from making the most of the experience, how can you help them keep their ‘fight or flight response’ in check?
Making Arrangements with Friends
Kids who have anxiety can feel much more comfortable about going to camp if friends they know will be joining them. It probably won’t be difficult to get friends excited about a camp at Stone Mountain Adventures, where kids can take part in so many amazing water and mountain activities. Even if friends are doing other things, let your child know that Stone Mountain Adventures is special because there are only about 60 campers per session. Therefore, there is a warm family atmosphere that will help your teen feel protected at all times.
This blog will give you the "411" about everything that is Stone Mountain Adventures Teen Summer Camp! Everything from "Summer Updates" to useful family and camp resources. Check it out!