FAQ for Summer Camps

Is Camp Susque affiliated with a particular church or denomination?

No. Camp Susque is intentionally a non-denominational camp run by a Board of Directors.

Is Camp Susque a non-profit?

Yes. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

When does registration open?

2017 registration opened in June 2016.  2018 registration will open at the end of June 2017.

How do I register?

You will need to begin by having a CampInTouch account. Once you have created an account, you can apply for the program options that are available for your child. 

Please note that a $100 per week, per camper non-refundable, non-transferable deposit must accompany your camper's application form.

For more information or to sign up, visit our Summer Camp & Wilderness Trip Registration page.

Is the deposit part of the entire cost of camp?

Yes. Once the deposit is paid, your remaining balance is the total cost of that session minus the deposit. (For ex: if your child's session costs $460, you will pay $100 when you enroll, and owe $360 due upon your camper's arrival for that session.)

When is my balance due?

Upon check-in for your camper's session. To expedite your check-in process, however, we suggest you pay it ahead of time.

You can check and pay off your balance by logging in to your CampInTouch account.

What if my child wants to come to a week that is full?

If you want to apply for a session that is full, please submit an application form, but do not pay. Your child will be placed on a waiting list and notified when an opening becomes available. At that time you will send in your deposit.

What is your cancellation policy?

All deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations made 7 days prior to the registered camp date allows for a full refund of any monies paid, minus the non-refundable deposit. After that date, all monies paid are non-refundable.

What are arrival times?

Young Explorers: 2-3pm on the Wednesday of arrival

Boys and Girls camps: 4-5pm on Saturdays 

Please see our Arriving & Departing Camp page for more info.

What are departure times?

Closing Program: 9:30AM on the closing Saturday

Pick-up Begins: 10:00AM on the closing Saturday

All campers must be picked up by 11AM.

Please see our Arriving & Departing Camp page for more info.

What does my camper need to bring?

Please visit our Packing List & Camper Info page.

Does my camper need a physical to attend?

No. However, we do recommend having your camper receive a physical within 6 months prior to their time at camp.

What medical care is provided at camp?

Medical care is provided by a full-time, on-site Camp Nurse. Advanced medical care is on-call at all times. A Camp Nurse is in charge of dispensing medication.

Please see our Health & Safety page for more info.

What if my camper has a food allergy or dietary restriction?

Please see our Food & Lodging page.

Will I get to meet my camper's counselor?

Yes! You will have the opportunity during check-in to escort your camper and his/her belongings to his/her cabin or tent. A brief counselor bio will also be given to you during check-in. Discussion with the counselor is always encouraged. Feel free to ask them questions.

Is Camp Susque going to take good care of my camper?

Yes! We understand the great responsibility that you are passing on to us when you drop off your camper. To that end we have developed stringent safety guidelines as well as staff hiring and training procedures to ensure the best experience possible.

For more information, check out our Health & Safety page.

Can my camper stay in the same cabin or tent as his/her friend?

Yes. We allow one "bunk request" per camper. You will have an opportunity to provide this bunk request on your camper's application. 

Our bunk request policy states:

  1. Bunk requests must be made in advance
  2. Both campers must request each other
  3. Both campers must be in the same grade-level breakdown (entering grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-11)

Can I send mail to my camper while at camp?

Sure! Letters, emails, and packages are accepted. We deliver them at lunch from Monday-Friday.

For Young Explorers, since the time frame is short, you can drop off letters at the office during check-in to be delivered to your camper throughout his/her four-day stay.

Send letters & packages to: Camper's Name, Counselor's Name, Cabin/Tent Name, c/o Camp Susque, 47 Susque Camp Road, Trout Run, PA 17771

Please do not send food to your camper. The food will likely attract wildlife to your camper's tent or cabin.

Send emails to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include the camper's name, cabin/tent name, and counselor name in the subject line. We do not print attachements. Campers cannot respond to emails.

Can I call or visit my camper while at camp?

No. For both legal and practical reasons, we do not permit campers to make or receive phone calls or receive visitors, except in emergencies. If needed, parental concerns can be communicated through our Program Director.

Is Financial Aid available?

Yes. Please check out our Financial Aid page.

What if my camper gets homesick?

Susque has intentionally taken time to develop proven homesickness strategies.

Can my camper bring their own sporting equipment (fishing gear, bow, rifle)?

Yes. All target sport equipment will be safely locked by camp leadership until needed.

When will you call me?

We will call if your camper becomes ill enough that they would stay home from school, or if they receive an injury that might require more medical care than our staff can provide. We will also call in the event of a serious behavior problem or homesickness. 

 

 

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