Rookie Days

Join us for a taste of the sleep-away camp experience during one of our S’more Tour Rookie Days!

We welcome future campers for an awesome, reassuring, comforting, safe and fun introduction to life at Camp Towanda!

Future campers experience a lot of what, where and how we do things, with the comfort of seasoned campers, staff and alumni welcoming and leading the way!

While parents get a Mitch and Stephanie-guided tour of camp and a hang out and get –to-know-you BBQ lunch, your children get placed with their age groups for an action-packed day!

Our S’more Tour Rookie Days are fun for the whole family and a great way to start your experience with Camp Towanda!

No Charge!

Rookie Days

2018 Dates

(Limited space available)

S’more Tour
Rookie Full Day

Join us for breakfast at 9:30am. Lunch included at 12pm, plus more quality time with the Directors.

Sat. July 7, 2018*
Sat. July 14, 2018

S’more Tour
Rookie Half Day

Join us for breakfast 9:30am.
Stay for a lakeside BBQ at 1pm (optional)

Sat. July 1, 2018
Sun. July 29, 2018

*S’more Camp Sleepover 

July 7 only Future campers stay after the Rookie Day and join our camp family for dinner in the Mess Hall, Evening Activity and an amazing overnight in our treehouse complex! Parents pick up the next morning!

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Rookie Days

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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