Mercersburg Adventure Camp

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Make Your Own Adventure!

Mercersburg Adventure Camp takes kids ages 8-15 on a wild ride they will talk about for years. Variety is the spice of life, and at Adventure Camp, variety is an understatement. There’s never a dull moment with exciting enrichments, excursions in the great outdoors, and adventures afar! Camp activities include trips to Hersheypark, white water rafting, and a professional sporting event.

MAC’s unique structure provides just the right balance of enrichment challenges, athletics, outdoor activities, and fun trips to make every session wild, wonderful, and memorable.

July 11-23, 2021 (Session I)
July 25-August 6, 2021 (Session II)

Open To:
Ages 8-15, coed

Session I Tuition:
Residential After 3/15/21: $2,200

Session II Tuition:
Residential After 3/15/21: $2,200

Sessions I and II Tuition:
Residential After 3/15/21: $4,150

Meet the Director

Emily Schoenberger

Emily Schoenberger has been involved with Summer Programs for years in all kinds of roles, including as a camper! She loves camp because it is a place where everyone is free to be themselves and explore new interests and activities. “In my non-summer life, I teach high school social studies in northern Pennsylvania,” she says. “I spend all year looking forward to my summers in Mercersburg, and I can’t wait for the 2021 season!” Emily is a graduate of Mercersburg Academy’s Class of 2015.

What to Expect

What fun would camp be without campfires, a night of sleeping under the stars, or camp competitions? It wouldn’t be Adventure Camp, that’s for sure. Every session, campers spend at least one night braving the wild and almost every night singing around the campfire. All campers are divided into two rival teams, the Hurricanes and Tornadoes. Fighting for bragging rights, these two groups face off in competitions such as Camp Wars, Song Battles, and Capture the Flag (to name a few).

A Day at Camp

No two days are alike, but a typical day at Mercersburg Adventure Camp looks like this:

Living at Camp

This is overnight camping?

Attendees live in a modern, air-conditioned dormitory with two to four participants per room. Carpeted hallways lead to tiled bathrooms, with showers that have privacy curtains.

Bring your trunk and personal necessities, and you are set for dorm life, Mercersburg style.

Counselors live in adjacent rooms and our open-door policy ensures comfort and safety for every attendee. An emphasis on respect, courtesy, cooperation, and consideration enables campers to live and thrive with others to make dorm life enjoyable for all.

Weekend Stayover 

A weekend stayover option is available for the weekends in between sessions for campers who enroll in multiple sessions of camp. The cost of this weekend is $250. The weekend stayover is not an opportunity for participants to arrive early for the program. We prefer that participants arrive on the advertised start date of the program.

Financial Assistance

Our financial assistance provides students displaying strong desire, high merit, and financial need the opportunity to attend our programs. Download the Financial Assistance Application along with your registration. Contact our office via email or phone if you have any questions.