Roundtop has been actively working with our local partners and health officials on the ground to ensure the health and wellbeing of our guests, employees and local communities remain our top priority. With this, and after careful consideration, we are canceling the Summer Adventure Camps at Roundtop for Summer 2020.
We know that you and your family are eager to return to the mountains, and we are as well, but at this time, even with new protocols and safety measures, we have decided not to host our Summer Camp Programs. We look forward to the day when we can welcome you all back to Roundtop and will be sure to communicate other summer updates as they arise. Thank you for your understanding.
Camp Hours: Sunday evening, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Our natural mountain setting in south central Pennsylvania and our multitude of outdoor adventure-based activities makes us the perfect place for your 12-16 year old to experience what campers have experienced for generations through summer camp opportunities.
Residential campers have an incredible amount of fun while making life-long memories and learning valuable life skills. Skills like facing and overcoming fears, meeting new people and living cooperatively together, gaining confidence by trying new things, working with others toward common goals, and gaining independence by interacting with campers and staff.
Since campers and counselors spend 24 hours a day together, they really get to know each other and have the opportunity to enjoy companionship in a safe and supportive environment. Our goal is to make the week spent with us the best week of the summer so that the campers will want to return again and again!
Here is a list of our incredibly unique activities…
- Real Rock Climbing - Campers will ride a chairlift to the top of our double black diamond trail, Gunbarrel, and hike a short distance where they will learn technical climbing skills, belaying, and rappelling on a natural rock formation.
- Vertical Trek – Campers will complete a series of zip lines, bridges, Tarzan swings, cargo nets and other exciting features to descend our mountain. Some elements are over 40 feet high! The Trek is a very popular experience at Roundtop. We are very excited to offer it as part of our Overnight Camp activities.
- Live Paintball Games - Paintball is full of competition, action, strategy and skill. Our paintball operation is the largest and most varied in the region. Marksmanship, target shooting with paintball markers, has been a long time favorite activity at day camp. After many requests from our past campers, actually playing paintball is now part of the overnight experience.
- High Ropes Challenge Course - Features several 35 foot towers and numerous features that are designed to build camper’s self-confidence to new levels.
- Low Ropes Course - Through challenging tasks and scenarios, low ropes focus on the process of problem solving and working together in a group on communication, trust, and cooperation.
- Climbing Walls
- Cedar Maze - find checkpoints and exit while racing against the clock through our 4,800 square foot maze.
- Ogo Ball rides - Roll down a 900 foot track in an 11 foot inflatable ball with water. It feels like a water slide, only better. It’s a ride that you must experience to appreciate.
- Bumper Boats - A great way to cool off. Our bumper boats feature water cannons to keep things interesting.
- Zip Lines - Campers will get to zip both our lines at the ropes course and can zip as much as they would like from our three story tree house zip lines during their visit to Mountain Adventures.
- Kayaking - Campers will learn by doing with on-the-water instruction.
- Canoeing - With a partner, campers will learn the skills to work together to navigate the pond.
- Challenge Based Field Games
- Canopy Crawl - A two story fun challenge structure with rickety bridge, cargo net crawl, swinging bridges, and swinging log.
- Alpine Traverse - A towering passageway featuring an incline maze wall, suspension bridge, worm hole and incline bridge.
- Gold Prospecting (yes, real gold!)
- Disc Games
- Scenic Chair Lift Ride - to the top of the mountain.
- The Woods - Visit an outdoor playground for all ages featuring a series of smaller zip lines, climbing walls, multi-vine crossing, cargo net crossing, suspension bridge and taco net.
- And so much more….
Included in the tuition cost…
- All the above mentioned activities
- Indoor bunkhouses—Separate lodging for male and female campers / counselors.
- Shower facilities
- Sunday evening snack, 3 meals a day plus snacks Monday through Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday.
- The official Camp T-shirt.
- Water Bottle.
- Tuition is $699 per camper.
- Label everything! And be sure your camper knows what’s packed so they know what to bring back home with them.
- Please leave valuables, including electronics and jewelry, at home.
- We have a retail counter. Campers may bring some cash for a souvenir or tasty treat if they wish. Campers will receive the Camp T-shirt and water bottle as part of the camp experience.
What to Pack:
- 6-7 T-shirts
- 6-7 pair of shorts
- A swimsuit and beach towel
- 1-2 pair of pants (jeans or sweatpants)
- A rain resistant jacket
- 1-2 sweatshirts
- 6-7 pair of underclothes
- 1-2 pairs of Pajamas or other sleeping attire
- 6-7 pairs of socks
- 1 extra pair of Sneakers (wear a pair)
- 1 pair of flip flops or water shoes
- A large plastic bag for dirty clothes
- Bug spray
- Sleeping bag or twin sheets and cover
- 2 Bath towels and several wash clothes
- Toiletries—soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, brush, deodorant, etc. (pack these item in a plastic tote or box that can easily be taken to the shower facilities)
- Snacks if you would like something particular. We do provide snacks and meals.
- Medications, if necessary
- Personal mementos from home (stuffed animal, family photo or other special object)
- It’s nice to include a secret note from Mom or Dad to be found when unpacking
NEW LOCATION! Our accommodations consist of two air conditioned cabins in a wooded setting, a kitchen and bathroom facilities. There will be a separate “multi-shower unit” provided for daily use within close proximity to housing.
General Camp Rules:
- Counselor must know where you are at all times
- Respect all our staff members
- Respect each other
- Respect our facilities and equipment
- Respect our natural environment
Our Camp Staff:
Our counselor staff must be at least 18 years of age. They are selected based on their desire to teach and learn from our campers. A sense of humor, excellent communication skills, proven group management skills, sound judgment, emotional maturity, and love of the outdoors are all qualities that are expected. We are very proud of our staff and their abilities to create FUN in a safe and professional manner.
We will make every effort to correct a situation if a behavioral issue arises. If a camper refuses to cooperate, his or her parent will be contacted to pick up their child. They will not be welcome back the remainder of the week and no refunds or exchanges will be made. Under no circumstances will possession of cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, knives, guns, or other weapons be tolerated. We will ask that any campers found with such items be picked up immediately. Again, no refunds or exchanges will be offered.
Our counselors have all completed an Outdoor First Care course, as well as CPR / AED training. Counselors carry a two-way radio to contact our first aid and/or camp director, who will attempt to make contact with the camper’s emergency contacts. If no one can be reached, we will accompany the child to the most appropriate medical facility.
All our meals are prepared on-site by our experience food service staff. A menu will be available closer to the beginning of camp.