Lantern Review of Camp Weequahic
You may have heard from other families that their camp is like “one big family.” No doubt that’s true for many quality camps around the country, but something about that statement seems to ring even truer at Camp Weequahic. Weequahic is led by a dedicated leadership team, which may be part of the reason they’ve been able to develop such a mission-driven program to build community among the boys and girls here. The so-called “GAC” (an acronym for gratitude, attitude and courage) values permeate just about every aspect of the camp experience. While the boys and girls benefit from separate bunk areas and daily activity programs, they also benefit from shared coed programs that reinforce the value of the larger group of friends.
The rolling hills of Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains are cut by the meandering Delaware River and home to small, quaint hamlets that point the way to Weequahic. It’s picturesque, and a wonderful setting for this thoughtful camp program. Of the three morning and three afternoon activities, one each in the morning and afternoon are completely elective “Explorer” choices, while the other four are programmed by the staff based on the camper’s pre-camp selections. It’s a balanced approach that allows campers to be confident that they will participate in their favorite activities while providing an opportunity to explore new interests.
Even with the wonderful variety of activities here, bunk life is the heart of Weequahic, centered on the “GAC’ values. To foster the bunk culture, counselors are carefully screened to discover their capacity to develop these values within their campers. The bunks are even visited nightly by the camp directors, Cole and Kate Kelly, who take time to help campers reflect on those things for which they were most thankful that day. They nurture a kind community by this nightly ritual and other special events like the weekly Friday Night Campfire. The strong bonds of friendship among the campers and staff lead to laughter throughout the days and maybe even a few poignant evenings around the campfire. It also leads to a loyal group of campers who continue to grow beyond the camp season.
- 400 Campers per Session
- 3 weeks, 6-weeks
- Founded in 1953
We are so happy you are taking a bit of time to learn about Weequahic. We do our best each year to build a community of children and staff members who will leave camp feeling that Weequahic is where they most are themselves. We accomplish this by finding and training the best staff possible, give the children a voice in their activity choices, and create every moment in an intentional manner. We hope you will join us for the coming summer!
- 60 Activities
- Team Sports
- Arts & Crafts
- Individual Activities
Top 5 Activities
- Top Chef Cooking
- High Ropes
- Fashion Design
We provide bus transportation to and from the New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC metro areas. We also have chaperoned flights from many parts of the country.
Cole & Kate Kelly