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!

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

CAMP LIFE

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.

ACTIVITIES

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 activities they are

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.

Learn more about the Camp Soles experience:

DAILY SCHEDULE

8:00 Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Flag Raising: Each cabin creates a flag cheer to compete to see who will get to raise the flag!
9:00-9:20 Camp Beautification: Each cabin is responsible for cleaning up their cabin and sometimes another spot on the campgraounds.
9:30-10:45 Soles Stars for Sr. + Teen Village/ Campers Choice for Jr. Village
10:45-11:00 Meet @ Rec Deck for Switch
10:45-11:00 Soles Stars for Jr. Village / Campers Choice for Sr.+ Teen Village
12:20-12:30 Round up @ Flag pole
12:30-1:10 Lunch
1:15-1:45 FOB (flat on Bunk)/Rest time
2:00-3:30 Water Front
3:45-4:45 Cabin Activity
5:00-5:45 Dinner
2:00-3:30 Flag Lowering
6:00-7:00 Free Time!
7:15-8:30 Evening Program
8:50-9:15 Snack/Bedtime Meds
9:15 Showers
9:45 Cabin Groups Discuss the Day
10:30 Lights Out

GIVING

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!

I love Camp Soles! I had the most incredible summer. Next year is going to be amazing.
It was the best summer camp ever! I had great time here and have met a lot of new friends! I’ll be back!
I wish I could live there because I had so much fun! Thank You! 
Methew Green7 y.o.
Lisa Simpson10 y.o.
Alisia Mann9 y.o.