Crystal Lake Camps is a Christian Science camp located in the Endless Mountains of Northcentral Pennsylvania. The property spans over 960 acres of wooded land and includes two lakes, Crystal and Wild Rice. The Girls’ and Boys’ Camps together, located on opposite sides of the Dining Hall, hold a capacity of 100 campers, which gives Crystal Lake a small family feeling.
We offer a variety of traditional camp activities at Crystal Lake, including daily activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, soccer, pottery, arts and crafts, and archery. Campers also participate in camping trips, all-camp games like Capture the Flag and a variety of evening activities such as talent shows and barn dances. Campers ages 12 and up have an opportunity to try out our High Ropes Course, a course which is located 25 feet up in the trees.
Christian Science is an integral part of daily life and activities at Crystal Lake. Campers and staff read the Bible Lesson daily and memorize a thought for the day which they later repeat at a short, inspirational assembly given each day after breakfast. Sunday School and weekly evening Testimony Meetings are attended by the entire camp. Campers and staff are encouraged to apply Christian Science to their daily activities.
One of the unique aspects of Crystal Lake Camps is our International Program. We have staff members and campers from countries such as Mexico, Kenya, France, Canada, Columbia, Botswana, India, Grenada and Russia. This allows campers an amazing opportunity to experience other cultures and languages firsthand, as well as a chance to make friends from all over the world.