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Camp Oneka
Tafton, PA

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325 Route 390
Tafton, PA 18464

108 Whiteland Hills Circle
Exton, PA  19341


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Residential

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Oneka is an American Camp Association accredited camp for girls located on the shores of Fairview Lake in the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. We provide a rich traditional program with a wide variety of activities and have a camper-to-counselor ratio of 3:1, which creates a warm family atmosphere.

Academics, Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in the Pocono Mountain region of northeast Pennsylvania, on a beautiful 200 acre natural, deep water lake. We are 30 miles east of Scranton and 120 miles northwest of New York City. Camp is just three miles north of interstate 84.

CAMP FACILITIES: Many of the facilities in our historic 110 year old camp have recently (10 years) been updated. They include a dining hall and kitchen, craft house, boat house, medical facility, and eight of the fourteen camper cabins. The oldest building in camp is our historic Lodge, used for shows and group gatherings. The 200 acre natural lake provides a beautiful and functional setting for all our aquatic activities. Camp also includes a climbing wall, tennis courts, a volleyball court, field, archery range, campcraft area, nature/ecology area, and a 500 acre preserved area used for hiking and mountain biking.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our aquatic program is extensive, taking advantage of our location on a beautiful, 200 acre, natural, mountain lake. Water skiing, swimming, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, water trampoline, and more occur on the lake. 80-90% of our staff, on average, are trained in Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid. Our boat drivers are required to have a Pennsylvania boating safety license and are screened in our boats.

Older campers may take whitewater canoe trips on the Delaware River and/or a four-day lake canoeing trip to the Adirondacks. Other trips include hiking on the Appalachian Trail, Loyalsock Trail (World's End State Park), Rickett's Glen State Park, Hickory Run State Park, and local trips to the blueberry farm, mill pond, and a local camping spot.

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OTHER CAMP INFO: Many camps have similar programs. Oneka has three unique qualities: It offers a rich 110 year history of camping, complete with intriguing traditions. Oneka is a small camp, offering an excellent 3-1 camper to staff ratio. Oneka's waterfront is uniquely beautiful and functional.

Full summer session: June 27 - August 15 (7 weeks) $7,600.00
1st Session: June 27 - July 21 (3 1/2 weeks) $4,250.00
2-week session (new campers only) June 27 - July 11 $3,150.00
2nd Session: July 22 - August 15 (3 1/2 weeks) $4,250.00

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