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2024 Camp Thompson Brochure

Adventure Awaits at Our Mountain Retreat!

Nestled among the mountains between Laurel and Fuller Lakes, Camp Thompson has provided over a century of outdoor fun and enrichment for kids ages 6-14. With activities like archery, canoeing, hiking, arts & crafts, and more, campers will make memories that last a lifetime.

Camp Thompson offers a wide variety of programs to match your child’s interests and comfort level, from day trips to week-long overnight adventures. Our experienced staff ensurecampers feel welcome and have the support they need to try new things.

Day Camp Programs

For younger campers or those new to overnight camping, our day camps allow them to experience the magic of Camp Thompson during fun-filled day trips.

Youth Adventure Day Camp (ages 6-8)

Campers spend most of the day at the Carlisle YMCA facility, with walks to local parks, the library, and other nearby attractions. Activities include arts & crafts, swimming, games, and more. Offered in 10 one-week sessions from June 10 to August 16.

New Frontiers Day Camp (ages 9-12)

Each day, campers travel by bus to our 100-acre Y’s Men and Women’s Club farm for outdoor exploration and environmental education activities. Weekly themes and field trips match interests like sports, animals, and nature. Offered in 10 one-week sessions from June 10 to August 16.

Camp Thompson Day Camp (ages 6-12)

This year there are 2 options to check out Camp Thompson and the activities we have including canoeing, archery, kayaking, and more! Transportation depends on the week, one is provided to and from the Carlisle YMCA. Offered July 1-3.

Resident Camp

For campers ages 7-14 looking for an immersive overnight experience, our resident camps allow them to sleep in cabins and fully embrace camp life.

Programming includes swimming, archery, hiking, arts and crafts, team building on the Alpine Tower, and fun traditions like Color Wars and Polar Bear Plunges. Expert counselors ensure first-time campers feel safe and welcomed. Offered in 4 one-week sessions from July 7 to August 2.

Specialty Programs

For teens and young adults looking to challenge themselves and develop leadership skills, we offer:

  • L.I.T. Program (age 15): A two-week leadership development program with activities like public speaking, team initiatives, and planning an overnight backpacking trip. Offered July 7-19.
  • C.I.T. Program (ages 16+): Work alongside counselors to gain hands-on experience in a mentored environment. Volunteer positions available.
  • Junior Counselors (ages 17-19): Paid counselor roles for teens to further hone their leadership abilities while making a difference for younger campers.
  • Kitchen Staff Internships: Paid positions in food preparation, ordering, and menu planning for those interested in culinary arts and camp food service.

Reserve Your Spot Today!

View the full brochure for exact dates, pricing, and frequently asked questions. Camp fills up quickly, so register early for your summer adventure!