Summer Programs

Mercersburg Academy Summer Programs is all about fun! Nestled in the mountains of south-central Pennsylvania, our beautiful campus provides the perfect setting for a wide range of opportunities for learning, personal growth, and most importantly, fun. Each summer, participants take part in an array of programs, ranging from Mercersburg Adventure Camp to various Enrichment, Arts, and Sports Camps.

Safe, supportive environments focus on engaging participants at every level and challenge them to broaden their horizons, make new friends, and create unforgettable memories. Mercersburg Summer Programs are co-ed, with both day and overnight options for kids and teens ages 8-17. Our participants come from all over the country and all over the world to enjoy the dozens of programs that are offered every summer. More than 1,000 kids gather here between June and August to enjoy our programs. No matter what your interests are, there is a Mercersburg Summer Program for you.

Our camps are a young person’s dream. In fact, they may also be an adult’s dream.

Around here, we understand that great summer staff makes for great summer programs. Mercersburg Summer staff are inventive, creative, and responsible people who truly love to work with kids. Our instructors—many of whom are current Mercersburg Academy faculty—are not only experts in their fields, but also experts at making learning fun. Mercersburg Summer counselors are typically college students or youthful teachers who have a zest for working with kids.

Our participant-to-staff ratio ensures that the staff can direct all of their focus on the unique needs and development of self-esteem and self-confidence in every camper. Staff preparation includes CPR/AED training, safety management, and interpersonal skills focused on dealing with homesickness and other camper issues. We put a special focus on training to ensure that all staff are prepared to handle anything that comes their way.

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Our Commitment to Excellence—and what that means to you and your child

As camp professionals, we understand that your biggest concern is for the safety of your child. We also know you have goals for your child’s development related to the powerful lessons the camp experience provides in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living. We share those same goals, which is why we have taken the added step of becoming an Accredited Camp through the American Camp Association (ACA).


We invite prospective families to schedule a visit to our campus and discover the essence of our summer programs and the Mercersburg Academy campus. Please schedule your visit by e-mailing us at summerprograms@mercersburg.edu

References are also available, upon request.