FAMILY CAMP

QUALITY TIME TOGETHER CHANCES TO GROW MEMORIES FOR A LIFETIME

Family Camp at Camp Soles is reminiscent of a gentler, less hassled time and provides an opportunity to bolster family relationships and relax in a beautiful, natural setting.

We provide all your meals and activities, so your family can experience new things, share stories, and enjoy our beautiful camp. We offer activities each morning for kids by age group while adults have time for their own recreation in our many activity centers. Afternoons are filled with time at the waterfront and Camper’s Choice activities, during which you can experience camp as a family. Evenings at camp consist of campfires, capture the flag, kickball games, night hikes, ultimate frisbee and more. Some family members choose to be on the go at all times, while others get the most pleasure from reading on the Lodge porches and watching the lake activities below.

Activities are facilitated by our skilled camp staff who love the adventure of working with children and parents.

FAMILY CAMP INFORMATION

Thank you for considering our Family Camp community! We will be excited to have you here for memory-making, friendship building, and just a chance to be together as a family! Families tell us that being at meals and outdoors together without devices is a great for strengthening family bonds. Check out the great Family Camp Programs to choose from.

Family Camp Week – Spend a week in the Laurel Highlands relaxing with the people that matter most. Let our camp staff plan all the activities and meals, you just enjoy. Special times are set up each day for kids’ groups with our staff while adults can participate in activities on their own. Waterfront, campfires, fishing and hiking are just a few of the things available to you. Your days are spent the way you choose!

Family Fishing Weekend – Toss a line in the plentiful waters of Lake Tris to find bass, bluegill, catfish and more. In addition to all the great camp activities available to you, there is also an optional trip to a nearby stocked Trout Pond. Bring your catch back and we will have a fish fry over a fire to cap off a great summer weekend.

Mom and Me – It’s mom’s turn to experience all the fun and magic of camping. Whether you are shooting BBs and archery or lounging along the lakefront you’ll be doing it together. Get away from the stresses of home and spend the weekend with your favorite kids.

Labor Day Weekend – It’s the last blast of the summer. Enjoy the warm days and cool nights by the lake as you take in all camp has to offer. Separate programming for kids and adults is available to suit families, neighbors and friends of all kinds. Enjoy your weekend as we take care of all the details.

FACILITY

Camp Soles is a traditional summer camp tucked in the hills of the Laurel Highlands. Our facility consists of private and community spaces. If you are registered for one half cabin please be aware that you will be sharing some community space with another family. We encourage all of campers to take a hand in the cleanliness and overall care of camp during their stay with us.

Please note that WIFI is not available and cell phone coverage is minimal.

ACTIVITIES

Camp Soles has a variety of programs for families to participate in throughout your stay.
Special times are dedicated for adults to engage in activities while kids are participating in their own programming with our staff. Parents are responsible for supervision at all other times. Some activities are restricted by age, size or ability. Some of the activities you can expect during your stay are as follows:

  • Archery
  • Low Ropes Team building Course
  • Rifles and BB Guns
  • Bonfires
  • Hiking
  • Waterfront (Swimming, Canoeing, Paddleboarding)
  • Fishing
  • Crafts
  • Recreation Hall
  • Outdoor Education
  • Sports (Basketball, Deck Hockey, Pickleball, Softball and other team sports)
  • Outdoor Living Skills (Fire building, Shelter Building and Survival Skills)

A Guide to Family Camp

Dear Family Camper,

Thank you for joining our Family Camp community! We are excited to have you here for memory making, friendship building, and just a chance to be together as a family! This guide will help prepare your family for an exciting, safe, fun and adventurous experience. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 412-213-5321 or fun@campsoles.com

Arrival and Departure Times

Family Camp Week (July 3 – July 9): Check-in is Saturday after 5:30 pm (first meal is dinner) and check-out is Friday at 11:00am (last meal is breakfast)

Family Fishing Weekend (August 13-15): Check-in is Friday at 6:00 pm (first meal is dinner) and check-out is on Sunday at 11:00 am (last meal is breakfast).

Mom and Me (August 13 -15): Check-in is Friday at 6:00 pm (first meal is dinner) and check-out is on Sunday at 11:00 am (last meal is breakfast).

Labor Day Weekend (September 3 – 6): Check-in is Friday at 6:00 pm (first meal is dinner) and Check-out is on Monday at 10:00 am (last meal is breakfast).

Facility

Camp Soles is a traditional summer camp tucked in the hills of the Laurel Highlands. Our facility consists of private and community spaces. If you are registered for one half cabin please be aware that you will be sharing some community space with another family. We encourage all campers to take a hand in the cleanliness and overall care of camp during their stay with us. Please note that WIFI is not available and cell phone coverage is minimal at best.

Camp Fees and Forms

All fees and forms are due no later than 30 days prior to your family’s arrival to camp. The deposit is not refundable and your spot will be reserved only upon receipt of these fees. There are no refunds for late arrivals or early departures. Camp Soles accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, and checks. Please note there is a $25 charge for all checks returned to Camp Soles. Each family must complete the Family Health Information Form.

Health and Safety

The health and well-being of all of our campers is very important to us. During family camp, we ask families take care of any daily medication that may be required. Our Camp Health Office is available during your stay — just let a Camp Soles Staff member that you need assistance. The Camp Administration will lead in an emergency situation. Camp staff is trained in First Aid/CPR.

Electronics

A Family Camp experience promotes group unity, cooperation, and teamwork. In an effort to help achieve this, we ask that families minimize the time spent with cell phones, i-pods, radios, or any other electronics. We suggest you leave electronics and other valuables at home. Camp Soles is not responsible for any damages or lost items.

Pets

Pets are not allowed on camp. Please make other arrangements for care for your pets.

Alcohol

Please see the Camp Director about alcohol consumption. Upon request, adults may responsibly consume alcohol only in cabins or the surrounding areas– firepit and picnic table area next to the cabin. Our family atmosphere means that adults should limit alcohol use to times that do not interfere with camp activities and time with the family.

Personal Possessions and Lost and Found

Camp Soles is not responsible for your family’s personal possessions. All items left at camp will be kept at the camp office until the end of the camping season. Any items that are not claimed will be donated to a charitable organization. Personal sports equipment is the responsibility of the owner.

We encourage participants to wear safety equipment such as helmets when riding bikes, scooters and skateboards.

Special Dietary Needs

Camp Soles does our best to accommodate different dietary needs. If you or your family member has food allergies or requires a special diet such as gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan options please let us know as soon as possible.

Nut Free for All Participants

The Camp Soles dining hall is nut free for the safety and security of all our participants. We ask that all family camp participants honor this request and refrain from bringing any snacks to camp that have peanuts or tree nuts

Publicity

Throughout the summer, the opportunity may present itself that your family’s picture may be taken for the newspaper or other publicity reasons. Please let camp know if you would not like us to use your photo.

Packing List

Below is a list of suggested items to bring to resident camp. Please plan enough items to last the entirety of your family’s stay. Please label all items with your family member’s name.

  • Beach towels
  • Comb/brush
  • Day bag/book bag
  • Extra white t-shirts for tie-dying
  • Flashlight
  • Goggles
  • Hat
  • Insect repellent (non-aerosol)
  • Jacket/sweatshirt
  • Jeans
  • Pajamas
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Rain gear
  • Sandals (for shower and swimming)
  • Fishing Pole and Tackle (optional)
  • Bike and helmet (optional)
  • Shampoo
  • Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Soap
  • Socks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunscreen (waterproof)
  • Swimsuit
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Underwear
  • Walking shoes
  • Water bottle (name clearly marked)
  • Water shoes
  • Fan (optional)
  • Extension Cord (optional)
Please DO NOT BRING:

Weapons of any kind, alcohol, tobacco products, fireworks.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding your family’s stay at Camp Soles, please do not hesitate to call us at 412-213-5321 and we will be happy to assist you.