Overnight Camp

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Camp Speers in the Poconos offers overnight sessions for campers ages 7- 16. We are committed to providing each camper a fun and exciting experience that will create lasting memories and friendships.

One-Week Sessions  One-week sessions give campers the opportunity to unplug and connect.  They engage with peers, learn how to foster friendships, and select from a variety of activities where they can enhance their skills.  Campers go on an overnight camp-out where they cook over a fire, sleep under the stars (or a lean-to) and explore Speers’ pristine wilderness.

In 2019, you can build your own Two-Week Session to best fit your schedule! 

We encourage you to connect with camp friends and pick the 2, 3, 4, or more weeks that work for everyone to maximize the fun at camp!

Our Staff

Our director team works to find the staff that will create a fun, and memorable experience for your camper! We find motivated, caring, supportive, relate-able staff so that your camper can feel safe and at home with their counselors.  Our staff all receive training in program areas, camper engagement, cabin 1behavior management, and more in order to provide campers the best experience possible.  All staff are CPR, AED, and Oxygen certified and go through State and Federal background clearance checks to ensure camper safety.

Cabin Life

  • Each cabin has at least two counselors
  • Camper to staff ratios meet American Camp Association standards
  • Cabins in Speers share village bathhouses
  • Camper cabins are located on the beautiful shores of Lake Nichecronk

Food

  • Food sensitivities will be accommodated
  • Three meals and a snack each day will be provided
  • Campers enjoy meals with their cabin groups
  • We serve our meals family stylefacility 2

Sample Schedule

Monday – Friday

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00  Activity period 1

10:00-11:00  Activity period 2

11:00-12:00 Activity period 3

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Rest hour

2:30-3:30 Prime time

3:30-4:30 Free swim

4:30-5:30 Cabin time

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:00-8:30 Evening Program

8:30-9:30 Cabin Chat/Activities

9:30 Lights out

Special Events and Themes

Special Events and Themes are a huge part of  Camp Speers’ traditions. In the evening,  cabin groups work together to assemble a team of super heroes (counselors) or spend a week trying to survive a Zombie Take-Over. Session themes range from popular Disney and Pixar movies to our annual Red, White and Blue week, to celebrate the Fourth of July. Once a summer, campers are divided into teams for the ultimate Color Wars competition. red team

2019 Themes! 

Week 1: Olympics

Week 2: Red, White, and Blue

Week 3: Color Wars

Week 4: Superheros

Week 5: Wet, Wild, and Wacky

Week 6: Under the Sea

Week 7: Game Show Week

Week 8: Sorting Hat

Week 9: Around the World