About Camp Towanda

We welcome you to Camp Towanda, we’re mighty glad you’re here!

Camp Towanda is an independent, traditional, co-ed sleep-away camp nestled in the Northeast Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. We have a special place, filled with tons of energy and spirit, deep friendships, nonstop fun and diverse activities. At Camp Towanda, we provide a well-rounded experience for our campers and staff in a nurturing, safe environment with endless opportunities for them to try new things and feel great about themselves! All while creating memories with their summer family that will last a lifetime.

Summer camp fun on waterfront

Our program offers an excellent and professional athletic department, waterfront, extensive arts, drama and adventure programs, as well as very creative evening activities and special events. This is where kids get to be kids, just like the old days!

We attract down-to-earth, friendly and spirited campers, families and staff. Our camp is for all levels of abilities and interests. There are an equal number of boys and girls, with campers coming from many states and several countries. Our camper-to-counselor ratio is higher than 4:1!

For over 90 years, Camp Towanda has continued to define what camp should really be. We take pride in everything we do and continuously upgrade our state-of-the-art facilities, while still ensuring everything feels like “camp”. We are highly regarded and respected as an industry leader and are involved in giving back to various organizations throughout the year.

Camp Towanda is accredited by the American Camp Association and a member of the Camp-Alert-Network, Wayne County Camp Association, Camp Owners and Directors Association and the Pennsylvania Camp Association.

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ACA Accredited

ACA Accreditation means that the camp you are considering for your child cares enough to undergo a thorough (over 300 standards) review of its operation – from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross and other youth service agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.

ACA helps accredited camps provide:
Healthy, developmentally appropriate and learning experiences and activities;
Discovery through experiential education; Caring, competent role models;
Service to the community and the environment; Opportunities for leadership and personal growth.

Accreditation is voluntary and ACA accreditation assures families that camps have made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for their children.

ACA goes beyond basic requirements for health, cleanliness, and food service into specific areas of programming, including camp staff from director throughout counselors, emergency management plans, health care, and management. ACA applies separate standards for activities such as waterfront, adventure and travel.

Parents can (and should) verify the accreditation status of any camp at any time by visiting ACA’s website www.ACAcamps.org or by calling 1-800-428-CAMP.
If the camp you are considering is not ACA accredited, ask WHY NOT?


Camp Towanda is not only accredited by the American Camp Association, but has staff members that serve on the ACA Board of Directors as well as one of their Accreditation Inspectors of other camps. Mitch is a former board member himself, of the ACA as well as a Steering Committee member and speaker at the annual camp association conference. He is actively involved and on the boards of several charitable organizations (SCOPE, L.O.V.E. and VisionWalk) that he gets the campers involved in.

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