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Happy Holidays from SMA Teen Summer Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, Dec 24, 2019

Warmest Wishes this Holiday Season!

 

 

 

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Topics: Happy Holidays

200 Days Until SMA Summer Camp for Teens 2020!

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

The Countdown to Stone Mountain Adventures Summer 2020 is on!

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Topics: Fun Summer Camps for Teens

Why You Should Try Outdoor Adventure Activities Today!

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

Have you ever thought of climbing a cliff or going on an adventurous trip? If so then you should look further into the outdoor adventure activities.  In this article we will look at three exciting outdoor adventure activities: rock climbing, Mountain Biking and Backpacking.  

Outdoor Adventure Activities

It feels great to take part in Outdoor Adventure Activities be it rock climbing, backpacking or mountain biking. However, in order to do it safely you may need special training as well as specific adventure gear. They not only make you feel healthy but also bring out the inner adventurer in you because it is quite clear it is not everybody’s cup of tea to go out of their bubble and enjoy the world for good. So, if you are planning to go out these winter vacations, you should try some exciting and adventurous sports. Here we have compiled some of the sports that you can enjoy during your vacations which will make your experience worth the while

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Topics: outdoor adventure activities

Here is the 4th Session SMA Teen Camp Slideshow... Finally!!

Posted by Jud Millar

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

The Stone Mountain Adventures (SMA) Fourth Session was an incredible experience for all involved.  We have combined all of the photos that were take during each of the one week sessions into one awesome slideshow... enjoy!!

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Topics: slideshow, summer camp slideshow

Happy Thanksgiving from SMA Teen Summer Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Gratitude turns what we have into enough...

 

 

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Topics: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy National Camp Day from SMA Teen Summer Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Today we join the 7000 overnight summer camps and 5000 day camps in celebrating National Camp Day 2019!!

 

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Topics: National Camp Day

5 Benefits of Rock Climbing : Rock Climbing Summer Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

The sport of rock climbing is essentially the process of safely scaling an outdoor rock face or an indoor climbing wall from top to bottom. In this blog post we will explore 5 essential benefits you will gain from rock  climbing.

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Topics: Rock Climbing Summer Camp, Teen Rock Climbing Camp

Former SMA Camper's Experience Working at Another Camp...

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Oct 14, 2019

The following blog post was written by Beth Lewis:

 

I attended SMA for 3 summers (2014-2016) and they are still some of the best ones I’ve had. The fact that my parents let me fly from London to Pennsylvania for 3 consecutive summers so that I could spend it with my best friends is testament to that. I rocked up on the first day, was bombarded by people, and was pretty overwhelmed. It wasn’t like anything I had experienced before - these strangers were friendly. From that point I had nothing but fun and KNEW I’d go back as a councillor.

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Adopt a Crag Event @ Donation Rocks: Rock Climbing Teen Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

On Saturday, 9/7/19 the Access Fund hosted and Adopt a Crag event at Donation Rocks.  Local Author and Climbing Enthusiast Ken Hull was instrumental in the organization of this event.  He wrote the following “Thank You Letter” to everyone who was involved in making this incredible event happen.  Here is the letter:

 

“I want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your time and hard work to improve access and trails within the Donation Rocks property!!! Not only was I thrilled with how hard you all worked, but quite honestly, I was blown away by the quality of the work and what an absolutely 100% difference it made in all four of the work areas!!! 

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Topics: Rock Climbing Summer Camp, Adopt a Crag

NCCL School Returns to SMA Teen Camp for Another Adventure!

Posted by Jud Millar

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

A few weeks ago a middle school group from NCCL returned a to Stone Mountain Adventures Teen Summer Camp.  This was their 8th year coming to Stone Mountain Adventures and by all accounts it was one of the best experiences ever!

Founded in 1971, NCCL is a small private school located in Delaware serving students in grades K to 8.  The tag line for NCCL is Small Classes, Big Ideas. 

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Topics: Teen Sleep Away Camp, NCCL

SMA Founders Pam and Biff Featured in Daily News Mature Living Article

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Pam and Biff Houldin were recently featured in an article written by Kylie Hawn in the Mature Living section of the Huntingdon Daily News.  The piece focuses on what each of them do to give back to the community.  

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Topics: Pam and Biff

6 Reasons to Challenge Yourself On Outdoor Adventures

Posted by Jud Millar

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

A majority of individuals nowadays are happy when their sumptuous pool parties at a private island or fulfill their deepest desires of exotic cuisine or shopping endeavors when they are planning a vacation. However, there are a few daredevils amongst us who try to engage in exciting sports activities or discover the natural wonders of the world. They just roll up their yoga mats and practice their circular breathing techniques to climb a mountain or cycling in the exotic forests to get a glimpse of all the adventures of life during their summer vacations.

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SMA Dream Day Camp 2019 Recap

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Furing the 8th and final week of Stone Mountain Adventures Summer 2019 we once again hosted the Dream Day Camp for 8-11 year olds. The Dream Day Camp is designed to prepare younger campers for the overnight camp at SMA for kids aged 12-16. This was the third year we offered the SMA Dream Day Camp!

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Topics: Dream Day Camp

Dates for SMA Summer 2020 Announcement!

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Here are the dates for SMA Summer 2020:

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Topics: Summer Dates Announcement

Here is the SMA Teen Summer Camp 3rd Session '19 Slideshow

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

 

Here is the awesome SMA3 Slideshow... what a summer!

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Topics: summer camp for teenagers, 2 week teen summer camp, summer camp slideshow

Session 2 Slideshow '19: SMA Summer Camp for Teenagers!

Posted by Jud Millar

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:

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Topics: slideshow, 2 week teen summer camp

Session 1, 2019 Slideshow: SMA Summer Camps for Teens

Posted by Jud Millar

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.

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We had an Incredible Day White Water Rafting with SMA 4th Session, 2019!

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Aug 16, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We Played "Pole Barn" during Crew Time this Morning at SMA Teen Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Aug 9, 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

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White Water Rafting, Session 3, 2019 - SMA Summer Camp for Teens!

Posted by Jud Millar

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:

  • The weather was perfect with blue skies 
  • Our guides with Wilderness Voyagers were fantastic
  • The SMA campers and staff of 3rd Session were brave and enthusiastic

Check out this video slideshow!

 

 

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Topics: white water rafting

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