First Year Campers

First Year Campers

We spoon-feed everything. You won’t have to stay up late at night wondering what questions to ask! What to worry about! What to pack! What to what!

We will hold your hand and become your parenting partners! It does not take long to be a comfortable member of our camp family; if this is your first sleep-away camp experience; if you are shy, bashful, overwhelmed or extremely confident; you have found the right place! Traditions, great activities, special events and complete access to us: the owners and directors.

Some great ice-breakers to look forward to as a new Camp Towanda Family:

  • Fall Foliage BBQ for new families
  • Winter Reunions
  • New Camper Orientation (aka “Group Scoop”)
  • Big Brother/Big Sisters
  • Mitch & Stephanie’s Famous Parent Guide (which really spoon feeds you everything you need to know!)

We have campers coming from all over the country and world. We ensure and pre-arrange for all campers to have a friendly face to sit with on their trip to Towanda on our regional buses or longer distance flights.

We Are Your Parenting Partners!
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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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