CAMP LOHIKAN in the Pocono Mountains

Traditional Camp

Overnight Camp

Camp Address
343 Wallerville Road
Lake Como, Pennsylvania 18437
USA
(908) 470-9317

Off-Season Address
PO Box 189
Gladstone, New Jersey 07934
USA
(908) 470-9317

Camp Locations: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

 

CAMP LOHIKAN

- 65+ ARTS, SPORTS & ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES -

 

Camp Lohikan has been owned and operated by the Buynak family since 1957. For over 55 years we have provided a safe, nurturing camp environment where children are encouraged to try new things, learn new skills, make friends, and most of all have FUN!

Amazing things happen when kids are having the time of their lives! In our supportive camp community campers receive lots of positive reinforcement and come home after the camp experience with more independence, stronger self-confidence, and enhanced social skills. It’s an experience with benefits that will last a lifetime!

What sets Camp Lohikan apart from other camps is our program and staff. Nowhere else will you find a summer program with more challenging, exciting activities than Lohikan. Campers get to choose from 65+ arts, sports, and adventure activities every day! And they’re surrounded by highly skilled staff members who enjoy working with children and love camp! At least 50% of Lohikan’s staff are experienced, returning staff members. Our key management staff have over 200 years of combined camp experience.

FIRST-TIME CAMPER PROGRAM: First-time campers receive special attention at Camp Lohikan. Each new camper is assigned to a senior member of our staff who monitors the camper's well being on a daily basis and reports the camper's progress to the parents as requested. This senior staff member is a camp professional, typically a parent, and usually a teacher in the off season. Our success with first-time campers is so assured that we offer parents a TUITION REFUND GUARANTEE which provides for a pro-rata refund if the camper leaves camp early. 

 

PROGRAM FEATURES

ELECTIVE INTER/SENIOR PROGRAM (5th grade and older): Older campers participate in Lohikan's popular Elective Program. Campers get to choose ALL of their activities on a weekly and daily basis. It’s the ultimate in individualized scheduling! Not only do you get to choose all of your activities... you're guaranteed to get the activities of your choice! Imagine designing a schedule where you can specialize in as many activities as YOU want... or travel with your friends and experience every activity we offer! It's the best!!!

JUNIOR PROGRAM (4th grade and younger): Young campers travel as a cabin group to activities under the close supervision of their cabin counselors. All of the arts, sports and adventure activities deemed appropriate for the age and gender of the group are included in the cabin schedule. Certain activity sites offer electives which allow even junior campers some choice in their activity schedule!

TEEN PROGRAM: The elective program and the 65+ daily activity choices are only two reasons why Lohikan's program is so popular with teens. Exciting evening activities, trips, and special events round out the perfect teen program. Favorites include: Senior Lake Beach Parties, Camp-a-Palooza Rock Concerts, Senior Socials and DJ Dance Parties, Senior Trips, Senior Tiki Bivouac, Senior Movies, Senior Snack Bar & Game Room, Senior Experiment Week, and lots more!
Teenagers entering junior and senior year in high school are given the opportunity to continue their camp experiences by participating in Camp Lohikan's Junior Staff Program. This program provides 16-17 year olds with hands-on training in child care, camper counseling skills, and leadership skills. Junior staff participants attend training sessions dedicated to these subjects as well as sessions dedicated to identifying how the camp experience can aid in college application process. Opportunities for community service also exist in the junior staff program. In addition, junior staff participants can earn ARC lifeguard certification in the program. Individuals who successfully complete the two year junior staff program are guaranteed a counselor staff position at camp the following summer..

65+ DAILY ACTIVITIES! Daily activities include: Horseback Riding (Ride Every Day Program - FREE!), Jet Skiing, Paintball, Water Skiing, ATV-Quads, Honda Dirt Bikes, Circus Arts, Flying Trapeze, Rock Band, USTA Tennis, Bungee Trampoline, Gymnastics, Skate Park, Volleyball, Wake Boarding, Scuba Diving, Tarzan Lake Swing, Rave Water Trampoline, Dance, Drama, Music (Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums, Voice), Tech Theater, Golf, Basketball, All Field Sports (Lacrosse, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Football, Field Hockey, Rugby), Roller Hockey, Backpacking, High & Low Ropes, Rock Climbing, Zip Lines, Mt. Cycling, Outdoor Living Skills, Geocaching, Creative Arts (20+ arts and crafts workshops), Woodworking, Ceramics, Pottery, Rocketry, Chess, Radio Broadcasting, Video Production, Photography, Culinary Arts, Computers, Email (Campers can email home every day!), All Water Sports, Swimming (recreational and instructional), Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Lake Water Slide, Track & Field, Fitness Training, Martial Arts, Wrestling, Mt. Boarding, Archery, Riflery, Fencing, Cheerleading, and Fishing. Additional non-daily activities include: Delaware Canoe Trips, Rafting Trips, Horseback Overnights, Trips to Amusement Parks, Inter-Camp Games, and lots more!

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION: All activities are instructed by professionals and supported by a staff of college-enrolled instructors who are certified in their field of specialty. Beginner through advanced skill levels are accommodated and, in certain activities, private lessons are available, i.e., tennis, equitation, music. In addition to instructional classes, recreational time is provided in all activities.

SUMMER CLINICS! Clinics are a great way to improve skills in a short period of time.  Each of our clinics are offered numerous times throughout the summer. Certain clinics are concentrated instructional sessions designed to improve skills by focusing the camper's attention and energy for 2-3 hours a day over a 3-4 day period. These clinics include: The Competitive Tennis Clinic, Beginner/Intermediate Golf Clinics, Cheerleading Clinic, Equestrian Clinic, Horse Care Clinic, High-Five Basketball Clinic, and more!
Other clinics focus on the performance aspect of an activity offered in the daily program. Participants receive special instruction and training in preparation for an exhibition or performance which is scheduled for all-camp or public viewing. These clinics include: The X-Games Skateboarding Clinic, the Circus Show Clinic, the Hip Hop Clinic, DJ Clinic, Paintball Tournament Clinic, and the Rock Band Concert Clinic.
Lastly, there are clinics that feature instruction and experiences not offered in the daily program. These clinics include: Spy Camp, Survival Camp, the CSI Clinic, and the Culinary Arts Clinic. No matter which clinic you choose, you're bound to have FUN!

ONE-WEEK MINI-CAMP: To accommodate campers who are hesitant about making a long session commitment, we operate a one-week mini-camp program after the regular camp season. Our One-Week Mini-Camp (August 21-27) that features 20+ daily activities including arts, sports and adventure activities plus horseback riding, jet skiing, paintball and more. It’s a great program to introduce the short session camper to all of the fun of a sleep-away camp experience.

CAMP LOHIKAN in the Pocono Mountains Camp Picture
CAMP LOHIKAN in the Pocono Mountains Camp Picture

Camp Video

Camp Facilities

CAMP FACILITIES:  Camp Lohikan's campsite is one of the finest you'll find in the northeast.  We're situated on 1200 acres and located high in the northeast Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, about 2.5 hours from New York City.   The campsite is surrounded by preserved forested landscape and overlooks our private lake and miles of mountain vistas.  Summer days are warm, the nights are cool and the fresh mountain air is clean and invigorating.  It's the ideal summer camp location!
Camp facilities include: A private lake with 50+ boats, heated swimming pool, on-premises 30 horse stable, over 7 miles of horse trails, indoor and outdoor riding rings, 11 court tennis center equipped with lights, indoor and outdoor basketball courts (with lights, NBA style glass backboards, breakaway rims, adjustable goals), indoor roller hockey rink, awesome skate park, over 40,000 sq. ft. of indoor activity facilities, 1200 private acres, 2 paintball fields (with lights for night games), 6 regulation sports fields, batting cage, performing arts building with main stage (professionally equipped), huge circus arts center with indoor and outdoor flying trapeze, amphitheater, creative arts center with 20 workshops, woodworking building, pottery/ceramics building, dance studio, music department with rehearsal rooms and recording studios, sand volleyball court, archery and riflery ranges, pitch and putt 9 hole golf course, golf driving range, fitness center, outdoor challenge course with a 40’ climbing tower, 2 zip lines and 16 high and low rope elements, 42’ real rock face climbing site on camp, 1/4 mile quad track, 7 miles of quad trails (on camp), gymnastics center (with springboard floor), bungee trampoline (4 trampolines), photography studio, radio broadcasting studio, video production studio, computer and email center, culinary arts building, snack shop and video game room, wrestling pavilion, martial arts center, downhill mountain boarding trails, modern cabins (with all the amenities), and lots more! 

LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS: Campers live in modern cabins which include bathrooms, individual stall showers, windows with screens, electrical outlets, and porches.

MORE INFORMATION:  Camp Lohikan's website provides more details about our summer camp program.  We also have a camp video and camp information package that we'll be happy to mail. If your plans allow, we encourage families to visit us during the summer to witness the spirit of Camp Lohikan first hand.  If this is not possible, tours of the camp are available during the off-season for your convenience.  We can also visit your home to answer any questions you might have.  References from Camp Lohikan families are available upon request.

Camp Staff

AWESOME CAMP STAFF: A great camp experience is only possible with great camp staff.  This is where we shine!  Our 50+ senior staff members are adult professionals who assume supervisory responsibilities in camp and at least 90% return every summer.  Our in-cabin counselors are college-enrolled staff members.  Over 50% return every summer.  Ninety percent of our staff are Americans who are recruited from all over the United States for their skills, experience and ability to work with children.  All staff members are personally interviewed, references are contacted, previous employment is confirmed, criminal background checks are conducted and detailed applications are required.  During the 7-10 day pre-camp orientation period staff members are certified in the camp's safety procedures, qualified for instructional responsibilities and receive professional child care training to assume counseling responsibilities during the summer.  For information about working at Camp Lohikan click here.

CAMP LOHIKAN'S MISSION: Camp Lohikan is a warm, welcoming community of children and adults who come together summer after summer to experience the FUN and personal growth of "camp".  Our mission is to provide children with a safe camp environment and staff it with caring adults who are committed to their positive growth and development.  Our goal is to provide an environment of support and encouragement where children will try new things and grow outside their comfort zone.  Lohikan's program is designed to provide a wide variety of learning opportunities for children to develop their artistic and athletic talents as well as their social skills. Our ultimate goal is to provide a camp experience where the child will return home with new friends, new skills, increased self esteem and greater independence. Camp Lohikan is a positive growth experience that will last a lifetime.

MEDICAL STAFF:  Camp Lohikan's Health Center is staffed with a camp physician, five registered nurses, a health services manager and medical assistants, all of whom reside on the camp grounds 24/7. The camp health center is open 24 hours a day. The health service manager's primary responsibility is to keep parents of children with medical concerns apprised of their child's health condition while at camp.

Camp Sessions

Camp Season: June 25, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Multiple camper discounts available

Camp Location

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