Summer Camp 2023
We're very excited to share our Summer 2023 programs with you. Below you will find a listing of all of our summer programs. Use the filters to find the program that fits your camper age, week, and setting. If you don't see the program you're looking for, or have any trouble please call our office at 717-273-6525 or contact us for help.
All of our programs listed below use Tiered Pricing. A detailed description of Tiered Pricing can be found here, but rest assured - the camper experience will be the same no matter what Tier is chosen. This pricing structure gives us a chance to offer camp to a wider array of campers and families, and gives families a chance to give more when they are able.
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DAY CAMP PROGRAMS
DAY CAMP PROGRAM GOALS
Day camp started at Gretna Glen in 1988 as a way to serve our community and allow children to explore what it would be like to be an overnight camper. Our program will enable kids to GROW!
- Gain Age-Appropriate Independence
- Recognize Self Worth
- Open Doors to New Experiences
- Walk in Christian Faith
- 7:30-8:45 Extended Day (register on-line)
- 9:00 Arrive settle in and check in with friends
- 9:30 Camp Activities Rotation
- 10:45 Swim Time, Waterslide
- 12:15 Lunch & Singing
- 1:00 Bible Discovery Time
- 2:00 Theme Activities Fun
- 3:00 Daily Closing, Singing & Snack
- 3:30 Camper Pick Up
- 3:30-5:30 Extended Day (register on-line)
EXTENDED DAY INFORMATION
Extended day is available for an additional fee. You may register your camper for AM Extended Day ($25), PM Extended Day ($25), or both. Extended day drop off and pick up times are as follows: Morning extended day: children may be dropped off anytime between 7:30am and 8:45am for an indoor game time. Afternoon extended day: pick up time is between 5:15pm-5:30pm. This allows campers to go enjoy an additional activity after the end of regular day camp. To register for Extended day please select the extended day program available for that week and designate AM/PM.
All Gretna Glen children and youth campers will have the opportunity to share in the camp experience filled with singing, Bible Discovery, worship, crafts, nature, swimming, boating, fishing, campfires, hiking, archery, sports, games, and much more. Each program is designed specifically to be age appropriate. Youth campers may have the opportunity to take part in off-site trips, high and low ropes challenge courses, and theme-based programming.
Summer Camp gives campers an opportunity to:
Create an open environment for discussion and allow them to share where they are in their faith walk.
Share in the experience of being a team player and learn the importance of inclusion.
Discover new talents and creativity while stepping out of their comfort zones and overcoming fears.
Learn how they can be a helpful and contributing community member.
Our camper's will leave Gretna Glen with new tools and experiences that will help them to SERVE in their local communities:
- Seek God’s guidance in their lives
- Experience a healthy Christian community
- Reach for new adventures
- Value themselves and the world around them
- Experience age appropriate responsibilities
CAMPER IN LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Do you want to be a role model this summer? Do you love the Christian Camp Experience? Is learning to work with children something you would like to invest your time in? Will you be 14 or 15 years old this summer?
If so, our Camper in Leadership Training (CILT) Program is designed with you in mind. This program will help you gain leadership experience and serve as a role model for younger campers while assisting counselors and staff with summer camp activities. CILTs will grow in character, confidence, and leadership led by experienced Program Directors and Summer Staff members serving as mentors. By learning to lead campers in games, songs, and Bible Discovery, CILTs get to be a part of making camp fun! To help these campers build responsibility, CILTs are required to fill out an application and attend a CILT training event to prepare them for their week of camp.
To apply to be a CILT
- Register for the CILT Program/ Training On-line
- Ask 3 people to be references Reference Form (share with your references)
- Follow all steps outlined in the on-line process including coordinating dates with the Gretna Glen Staff team
Once the Gretna Glen Staff has received your application and completed reference forms we will be in touch to register you for the camp program you would like to work with. If possible, be ready with 3 programs that work with your availability so we can place you with the one that works best for yourself and camp.
CILT and Volunteer Training Event
All CILTs must receive training before serving at Gretna Glen. Training will help prepare the CILTs for the experience they will have during their week at camp. We will learn songs, skits, and games along with important safety protocols and procedures for making camp a fun and safe place to be. Please plan, if you are able to attend our in-person training date for CILTs and Volunteers. If you are unable to attend, you will be given a recorded training to watch. We recommend all CILTs try to attend our in-person training as it gives us an opportunity to get to know you and helps makes your week as a CILT great.
2023 Training Date – May 19th-20th (7pm-6pm)