Summer Programs

Mercersburg Academy Summer Programs is all about fun! Nestled in the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania, not far from the Tuscarora Mountains, 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 adventure camp to various enrichment, arts, and sports camps.

Safe, supportive environments focus on engaging young people and challenging them to broaden their horizons, make new friends, and create unforgettable memories. Mercersburg Summer Programs are coed, with both day and overnight options for kids and teens ages 8-17. Our participants come from all over the country and around 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.

Summer Programs at a glance.

Choosing an overnight program brings excitement and concerns, particularly if the choice involves a first-time experience or a new location. Overnight experiences offer young people multiple opportunities to develop their identity both individually and socially, to gain personal responsibility, and to increase their self-esteem through independent thoughts and actions.

All Mercersburg Summer Programs participants stay in modern dormitories complete with air conditioning, carpeted hallways, tiled bathrooms, and private shower areas. Counselors and other staff live in adjacent rooms, where they place an emphasis on respect, courtesy, and consideration.

Around here, we understand that great summer staff makes for great summer programs. Our 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.


Our commitment to excellence—and what that means for you.

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 visit our campus and discover the essence of Mercersburg Academy Summer Programs. Please schedule your visit by emailing us at summerprograms@mercersburg.edu.

Program references are available upon request.