Directions To Camp

Directions To CampThis is about as helpful as we get unless we know who is asking! For precise directions, please contact us. GPS units, Mapquest, Google and other services are not accurate or complete. Detailed directions are available in our password protected “The Office” section.

Metropolitan NY Approaches

(a) New york Thruway → Interstate 84
***Suggested Route***

  1. NY Thruway North (87) to Exit 16, Harriman
  2. Rt. 17 West towards Middletown for 17 miles to Exit 121
  3. Rt. 84 West towards Port Jervis/Scranton for 40 miles to Exit 30,Blooming Grove, Pennsylvania.
  4. Make right off Rt. 84 ramp onto 402 North towards Lake Wallenpaupack. When 402 ends (4 miles) make left onto Rt 6 West.
  5. Stay on Rt. 6 through Hawley and into Honesdale.
  6. Rt. 6 is also Church St. in Honesdale, follow it and pass park on right, cross bridge, bear left as you come to traffic lights in front of Wayne Hotel. *Please note Main St. and Church St. are now one way roads in town. Your GPS may not know this!
  7. Then make right onto Main St. (it stops being one way) and follow signs to 191 North.
  8. Stay on 191 for 5 miles, make left at the Camp Towanda sign onto Niles Pond Road. There is also a small white sign on right that says ‘SR 4019’.
  9. Then a quick right, following the Niles Pond Road and Camp Towanda signs. Three miles to camp! (Approximately 2.5 hours form G. Washington Bridge)

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(b) Route 17

  1. NY 17 North/West to Exit 104 going west on 17B to Monticello Raceway.
  2. Follow 17B to Fosterdale, 17B turns right, BUT you continue straight (becomes Rt 114).
  3. At stop sign, go diagonally across scenic byway 97, to bear right to continue on Rt.114.
  4. Go under the railroad trestle, cross the Delaware River. Welcome to Pennsylvania! Rt. 114 becomes PA 371.
  5. Stay on 371 for at least 10 miles, cross over 191, then after another 1-¼ miles, look for the CAMP TOWANDA sign on the left.
  6. Make left onto Niles Pond Road (SR 4019), 2-½ miles to CAMP!

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(c) Route 80 Westbound

  1. Rt. 80 West to Sparta Exit (NJ 15).
  2. North on 15 to US 206 and go straight ahead on 206 to the Delaware River Bridge in Montague.
  3. Cross the bridge & go on US 6 West to 84 West to Exit 30, Blooming Grove, Pennsylvania.
  4. Follow directions from ‘A’, Step ‘4’ above.

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(d) Newark Airport

  1. Garden State Parkway North to NY Thruway North/West, then follow from Route ‘A’, Step ‘1’ above.

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Southern Approaches

(e) Route 80 Eastbound

  1. 80 East to 81 North toward Scranton, PA. to Rt. 6
  2. Rt. 6 East, then follow from “F”, step “3” below.

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(f) Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension

  1. Take the NE Extension to the PA Turnpike toward Scranton.
  2. Just past Scranton, Pick up Rt. 6 East on the right (Scranton – Carbondale Highway).
  3. Stay on Rt. 6 into Honesdale.
  4. Turn left at the light in Honesdale onto Main Street and then pick up 191 North.
  5. Follow directions from ‘A’, Step ‘9’ above.

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(g) Rt. 22-Stroudsburg-Marshall’s Creek

  1. Rt. 22 East around Allentown into Rt 33 North into Rt 209 through Stroudsburg & Marshall’s Creek.
  2. US 209 North until PA 402 North.
  3. 402 North about 30 miles passing over Rt 84.
  4. Follow directions from Route ‘A’, Step ‘4’ above.
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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