SWIMMING-Four different natural water locations supervised by certified lifeguards include the beautiful “Trilogy” falling water, the “Falls” along the camp road, the Youghiogheny River, or trekking across the river to Indian Creek near the legendary train trestle.

HIKING-Campers will have the opportunity to climb the Laurel Highlands mountains and discover the beauty of Fayette County.
REPELLING-Senior high campers will have the opportunity to repel with trained adult supervision and learn teamwork skills with fellow campers.

TUBING-Campers may take a lazy ride on the hot summer afternoons and navigate the Youghiogheny River on water tubes.

BIKING-Camp borders the Great Allegheny Passage Trail which has become one of the leading bike trails on the east coast. Bring your own bike or use one of ours!

CANOEING-Supervised canoeing on the Youghiogheny River and near a train trestle which is right beside another Carmel swimming spot!

FRISBEE GOLF DISC COURSE-A very uniquely planned 9-hole Frisbee golf course which will challenge the casual or hopeful pro Frisbee golfer!

BASKETBALL COURT-Hoops are a favorite activity whether you choose shooting for the bucket by yourself or pick-up a team for some competitive action.

VOLLEYBALL COURT-Bump, set, and slam in the sand for some real action!


GAGA BALL-Ga-ga is a variant of dodgeball that is played in a ga-ga “pit”. The game combines dodging, striking, running, and jumping, with the objective of being the last person standing. This game became a new favorite in all of our camps when it was added in 2018.

NINE SQUARE-Nine Square is the newest addition to our many activities in our camping circle. The game is a variation of volleyball and four-square and is gaining popularity in recreation areas across the US. Come let us teach you this great addition to our many group games at Carmel!


You never know when a game of SOCCER, FIELD HOCKEY, or SOFTBALL might become the activity of the day.

RAIN DAYS can even be fun in our newly opened recreational center that features pool tables, air hockey, ping pong tables, foosball, indoor basketball shot challenge, and tons of board games!

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