VISION OF CAMP SOLES
To transform one camper at a time by building friendships, developing character, and creating memories.
For more than 65 years, Camp Soles has provided high quality and affordable overnight, family camp, and retreat programs. Located in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, our 200+ acre facility is recognized by many as one of the most beautiful camps in North America. Campers have the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of activities including swimming, canoeing, aquatrampoline, paddleboards, Ga-Ga, arts and crafts, pickle ball, climbing wall, zipline, fishing, target sports, soccer, hiking, drama, nature study, and much more.
While camp activities are an important part of the summer camp experience, they are actually the tools we use to teach campers how to build meaningful friendships, create lifelong memories, and develop responsibility. The focus is definitely on fun — the personal growth comes with it!
YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL THE CAMP OFFICE AT 412-213-5321 TO REGISTER.
Our programs are intentionally designed:
- To instill strong character values
- To develop positive and meaningful friendships
- To build life-long skills
We accomplish this vision by:
- Cultivating a diverse culture of fun, personal growth, and inclusion
- Hiring exceptional role models
- Providing opportunities to improve critical thinking skills
- offering a wide range of activities for campers to challenge themselves physically and emotionally
DEVELOPING CHARACTER | BUILDING NEW FRIENDSHIPS | CREATING LIFE-LONG MEMORIES
Our program provides campers opportunities for personal development while ensuring/prioritizing physical and emotional safety.
During their time at Soles, campers live in cabins with their fellow campers of the same gender and age. Each cabin is led by our highly trained and passionate counselors. Our staff to camper ratio ranges from 1:5 to 1:7 depending on the age of your camper. Our waterfront and high adventure program areas are led by trained and certified counselors.
Campers have a wide range of different activities to choose from.
Camper’s Choice favorites could include:
Basketball, Ga-Ga, Tie Dying, Maker’s Space, Outdoor Living Skills, Fishing, Fire-building and cooking, Camp newspaper, Low-ropes, Archery, Sailing
Our afternoons are filled with Free Swim, Rest Period and Campers Choice where campers can choose their activities.
Our camp family gathers together each evening for an all camp activity which could include Campfires, Camp-Out night, Cabin Magic, Beach Party, Capture the Flag, Counselor Hunt, Carnival
FOOD AND MEALS
The Dining hall is where souls and bodies are fed. Good conversation abounds over 3 meals per day and an evening snack. During a stay at camp, campers also have the opportunity to cook dinner over an open fire with their cabin at an overnight.
Campers who have food allergies or special dietary needs are welcome.
Our kitchen staff works hard to ensure all campers’ needs are met. Just give us a call so we can learn more about your camper prior to arrival. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are all available. Food allergies are handled on an individual basis and should be noted on your camper’s health form.
Our parent packets include everything you need to know before your campers stay with us! Each packet includes: general camp information and the following forms which need to be returned to the camp office prior to your campers arrival.
SAVE TIME AND COMPLETE ALL FORMS ONLINE WHEN YOU LOG INTO YOUR ACCOUNT 2021 OVERNIGHT PARENT PACKET
All required forms can be completed through our online portal. This is the easiest and most effective way to submit paperwork and make check-in easier for you.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
At Camp Soles, the health and well-being of our campers is our foremost concern. Our Camp Health Officer lives on site in our Health Center. We instill the importance of all safety policies – we require campers and staff to wear helmets and harnesses while climbing and life-jackets while participating in any boating activities. Our High Adventure and Waterfront program areas are staffed at all times by properly trained and certified staff.
OUR GREAT STAFF
Camp Soles understands the imperative need for positive role models in the lives of today’s young people. Each summer a group of enthusiastic and kid-loving staff come to Soles to ensure all of our campers have safe and fun summer camp experiences. A well-trained, passionate staff is crucial to an exciting and unforgettable summer camp experience. All staff members undergo an extensive and professional training program together in preparation for our campers’ arrival.
SUMMER CAMP PRICE
It is our belief that no child or family shall be turned away due to inability to pay. We realize that different families have different abilities to pay, so we have financial assistance available. Apply for and receive subsidy information before registering for camp.
If you have any questions about our programs, our staff, our health & safety procedures, please feel free to contact the camp office 412-213-5321 or by email at [email protected]
CAMP SOLES IS ACA ACCREDITED
The American Camp Association is the only nationwide accrediting organization for all types and designs of organized camps. ACA standards focus on health, safety, and risk management practices. Accreditation provides a framework to manage resources, offer best practices in policies and procedures, and strive for continuous improvement. Cick here to learn more!
Our Sponsor a Camper Campaign raises much-needed financial support for children, teens and families who are unable to afford the full cost of participation in a camp program.
Your donation directly impacts and provides funds to:
Help a child attend Overnight Summer Camp
Help a family attend Family Camp
Support children of military families who attend
Enable a child or teen to participate in recreation and leadership programs
JOIN US IN SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY!
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Sponsor a Soles Camper Campaign today! You can donate online by filling out the form below or
send a check payable to Camp Soles at 134 Camp Soles Lane Rockwood, PA 15557.
If you would like to learn more about the Sponsor a Camper Campaign or find out other ways to get involved, please contact the office at 412-213-5321
You can also help out by donating program equipment. Check out our Amazon Wishlist! There are items big and small and every donation makes a direct impact on a camper’s experience!