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Traditional Resident Camp


Camp Thompson is located in Gardners, PA and has been operated by the Carlisle Family YMCA for more than 100 years. Camp Thompson is nestled in the pines of Pine Grove Furnace State Park and the Michaux State Forest. We are located between both Laurel and Fuller lakes, and a mile away from the halfway point of the Appalachian Trail. Our camp offers four week-long programs for campers ages 7-14.

Summer 2023 Dates

  • July 9-14
  • July 16-21
  • July 23-28
  • July 30 - August 4

Please notice we will be following a Sunday - Friday schedule.


  • Member Fee: $365 / week
  • Non-Member Fee: $415 / week
  • Location: Camp Thompson (800 Pine Grove Road, Gardners PA 17324)
  • Schedule: Drop off: 4pm on Sunday; Pick up: before 8pm on Friday

There is a one time fee of $30 for each participant due at the time of registration, unless you register for early bird pricing , camper registration fee will be waived. Plan ahead and get the best deal.

Early Bird Pricing -Feb 1-15th (opens for MEMBERS ONLY) & Feb 16-28th (opens for NON-MEMBERS).

Member Fee: $325

Non Member Fee: $375

*Deposit of $150 is due at the time of registration*

All Camp Activities

Archery Tag, Blow Dart Guns, Paddleboards, Arts & Crafts, Low Ropes Initiative Park, Swimming, Outdoor Living Skills, Sling Shots, Hiking, Canoeing, Nature, Archery, Large Group Games, Alpine Tower (age 9+), Tubing, Guitar, Kayaking, Mountain Boarding, Color Wars, Overnights, And Much More!

Day and Overnight Hikes

All cabins are scheduled for a day or overnight hike, depending on the age of the campers in each cabin. The campers’ ages also determine the location of the hike. Hikes include: Mountain Creek Trail, Pole Steeple, Tom’s Run, Tagg’s Run, Sunset Rocks and Fuller Lake.

Need more information or have a question about this? Contact:

Brittany Rose, Camping Services Director

717 243 2525 ext 208 or at Camp Thompson 717 486 5480