Outdoor Adventure Camp for Kids

Welcome to the 24th season of Shank’s Mare’s Outdoor Adventure Camp for Kids.  Our summer outdoor day camp for kids 10-12 years old features instruction in kayaking, guided paddle tours, hiking and caving, nature exploration and loads of fun.  Our 13-15 year old day camp sessions offer more in-depth kayaking lessons and tours, caving, and a day of tackling a challenging high ropes course.  New for 2017, we’ve added two 3-day mini camp sessions for ages 13-15. One mini camp will focus on kayak fishing, and the other on stand-up paddleboarding.  Call for our camp brochure for full details.  Please note that we offer pick-up points in both York and Lancaster.  All lunches, equipment, and transportation to camp activities are included in the camp fee.  The 10-12 yrs. and 13-15 yrs. sessions are full week day camps with sessions running Monday through Friday from approximately 9:00am to 4:00pm. The two mini camp sessions run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Discovery Day Camp – 10-12 year old campers

July 10-14, 2017 or August 7-11, 2017

Each day offers a different adventure in paddling, hiking and nature exploration. Campers will float down the Susquehanna one day and explore Fishing Creek with all its natural wonders another.  They will wander through a Tectonic cave and hike the same trails the Susquehanna Indians traveled hundreds of years ago. Boys and girls 10-12 years of age may register for this day camp program (must be those ages any time in 2017).

Fee – Members – $329/Camper/Week.  Non-Members – $359/Camper/Week

Adventure Day Camp – 13-15 year old campers

June 19-23, 2017 or July 24-28, 2017

Our older campers (13-15 years) will experience a different adventure each day.  Campers will participate in a full  kayak lesson program and take day paddle tours on the Susquehanna.  They’ll explore Wind Cave one day, and tackle a challenging ropes course as a part of their camp week.  (Campers must be within the 13-15 yr. age range any time in 2017.)

Fee – Members – $359/Camper/Week.  Non-Members – $399/Camper/Week

Kayak Fishing Mini Camp – 13-15 year old campers    CastingonLakeClarke

Tues. thru Thurs., July 18-20, 2017

This 3-day day camp will introduce participants to the world of kayak fishing. Campers will work on kayak skills the first day. Then, on-land and on-water sessions will concentrate on fishing techniques including lures, casting and more. Campers will learn about fish habitat on a local stream. Then all the skills will be combined for a camper mini-tournament. All equipment is provided for this mini-camp.

Fee – Members – $269/Camper/Session.  

Non-Members – $299/Camper/Session.

Stand-Up Paddleboard Mini Camp – 13-15 year old campers  kidscamponsup

Tues. thru Thurs., August 15-17, 2017

This 3-day mini day camp will introduce campers to the fun of Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Campers will work on SUP skills and fine tune them playing challenge water SUP games. They will spend some time practicing yoga aboard their SUP’s, take tours and even do some stream snorkeling off their boards.  Participants will learn a lot and have a ton of fun on SUP’s at the same time!  All equipment is provided for this mini-camp.

Fee – Members – $269/Camper/Session.  

Non-Members – $299/Camper/Session

Pre-register for all Kid’s Outdoor Adventure Camps 

by calling Shank’s Mare at 717-252-1616.