Raystown Lake is our Playground
Thanks to our closeness to Raystown Lake, we’re lucky enough to run our wakeboarding and water skiing program on one of Pennsylvania’s largest lakes. Completed in 1973 by the Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown is one of the largest man-made lakes in America at 28 miles long, with 110 miles of shoreline. Public land and recreational design ensure the lake stays beautifully rural and clean all summer long. We use a well-maintained camp motorboat (complete with a wake tower) and attentive, experienced instructors to offer up to two sessions of wakeboarding and waterskiing per day. Activity sessions are spent teaching campers to challenge themselves through water sports while exploring the coves, bays, and cliffs of Raystown Lake from the comfort of a private boat!
Learn from Experienced Instructors
Mature, experienced, and fun camp counselors are the backbone of our camp and especially our Wakeboarding and Water Skiing Program. Whether on the boat, on the board, or in the water, keeping campers safe is always our first priority. All campers will learn the universal hand signals to communicate with the boat driver as they ride, as well as learn to “spot” for their peers. When working with beginners, our staff knows how to set them up for success by communicating fundamentals, demonstrating as needed, and providing actionable encouragement and instruction, always with a focus on having fun. Our instructors are also equipped to teach our more experienced riders (some of whom bring their own boards!) advanced riding techniques and tricks.
Wakeboarding Camping Overnights
Several times per session we offer Wakeboarding and Water Skiing overnights. During these trips campers will depart camp after lunch for Raystown Lake, where they’ll set up camp at a campground and spend the afternoon out on the lake. Darkness brings dinner, a campfire, s’mores, stories, and a well-deserved rest in a tent or out under the stars. Motivated campers will rise for an early-morning wakeboarding and water skiing session, but everyone will get a turn on the boat whether it’s before breakfast or after! We then pack up our site and return to camp for lunch with many stories to tell.