Day Camp2020-07-22T10:40:03-04:00
  • Three girls at camp

New Day Camp Dates

June 29, 2020 – August 21, 2020

Monday – Friday

9am-4pm (with extended hours and transportation available)

Voted #1 Day Camp in NEPA!

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We know you want the best for your child’s summer!  At Best Week Ever Day Camp in Dallas, PA we make it our goal to serve both campers and parents with an amazing program and convenient structure.

We offer flexible scheduling, excellent pricing and convenience options that will fit the needs of your family.  Come spend the summer with us and experience your Best Week Ever!

For more information please contact [email protected] or (570) 333-4098 x100.

Transportation times are subject to change due to traffic and construction.

  • Four children playing with rocks
  • Kids and counselor at camp
  • Three girls at a bowling alley
  • Kids at camp
  • Father and sons fishing on a paddle boat
  • A child having fun on a water slide

Weekly Pricing As Low As

$19000week
  • Save even more with our referral program!

Extended Care Available

$25-3500week
  • $25/week before care or $25/week after care. Package both for $35/week.

Transportation

$3500week
  • Transportation is only $35/week.

Day Camp Options

Base Camp provides a designated activity space and separate staffing to create a unique camp experience designed for small bodies! Campers must be potty independent.

Best Week Ever Day Camp provides the perfect balance of freedom and structure!  Campers are grouped according to age and will also have the opportunity to customize their experience with daily elective choices and afternoon locations!

Daily Schedule
7:30     Before Care
8:45     Camper Arrival
9:00     Activity Sign-up / Team Building
9:15     Elective 1
10:00   Snack
10:15   Elective 2
11:00   WORD Rally
11:30   Lunch
12:30   Small Group Breakout
1:00     Camper Choice
3:00     Pack Up n’ Play
3:30     Debrief and Dismissal
4:00     After Care (until 5:30)

We will not be able to offer off-site trips this year.  Rise Adventure Campers will enjoy a customized and age appropriate experience on-site!

Day Camp Themes and Trips

We are not able to offer off-site trips for 2020.

Week 1June 15-19Cancelled
Week 2June 22-26Cancelled
Week 3June 29-July 3Art Party
Week 4July 6-10A Walk in Space
Week 5July 13-17Full STE(A)M Ahead
Week 6July 20-24Christmas Carnival!
Week 7July 27-31Jungle Jam!
Week 8Aug 3-7Summer Olympics
Week 9Aug 10-14Red Carpet
Week 10Aug 17-21Superheroes

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your refund policy for Day Camp?2020-06-04T23:01:29-04:00

Due to tremendous uncertainty facing our camp families this summer, we have removed our normal $50 deposit due at registration requirement.  We now ask that you pay your balance in full 7 days prior to the start of your camp session.  All extra fee applications (Transportation, Before/Aftercare and Snack shop) will be due at registration and are refundable.

Transfer, Cancellation and Late Registration Policy

  • Missed days of camp will not be refunded or transferred
  • $20 fee to transfer weeks
  • $50 fee for each week cancelled on or before Wednesday preceding your Day Camp session.
  • Full fee is due if camp is cancelled after the Wednesday preceding your Day Camp session.
  • Registration closes at noon on the Thursday before each camp week.  If we are able to accommodate a late registration, a $25 fee will be added.
  • For 2020 only, we will provide a refund for campers that are turned away at check-in for a fever of 100.4 or greater, or for a camper who develops a fever or multiple symptoms of COVID-19 while at home.  We encourage parents to evaluate the health of their children before arriving to camp.  In this situation, please contact the camp office and we will refund your account for the full 72 hour period that your camper will need to self-isolate.  In this case, a written physician’s note will be required for re-admittance to camp. 
Do you have a nurse on staff?2020-06-04T22:55:38-04:00

At Camp Orchard Hill, we plan every activity with your child’s safety in mind.  In the unlikely event that he or she requires medical attention while at camp, COH is prepared with a registered nurse on duty 24/7, certified lifeguards, and staff certified in CPR and First Aid.

If your child has an accident or illness, we will use the primary contact information that you have provided on their health form, as well as alternate contacts if you cannot be reached.  This process is initiated by the Director and/or the lead health-care provider, but can be delegated to an appropriate staff member.  Since we have no way of determining what each person considers an emergency, the general camp practice is to contact parents when there is concern about a camper’s health and/or when a situation is not progressing as expected.  Because many people remotely access their voice mail, it is expected that camp personnel will leave a voice message that appropriately communicates the need for a given parent to call the camp.

If it is necessary to seek medical attention, every attempt will be made to contact parents prior to treatment and again at the conclusion of treatment to provide an update on the camper’s health.

As an accredited member of the American Camping Association, you can be assured that we comply with up to 300 health, safety and program quality standards.  Being accredited by the ACA is solid proof of our accountability, credibility and commitment to you, the parents, and your campers.

How do you hire and train your staff?2020-06-04T22:55:14-04:00

We hire every seasonal staff member as if they were caring for our own children and provide intense training to prepare them for service.  All Day Camp Staff undergo a rigorous screening process including an application with references, an interview, plus state and national criminal background checks.  Each team member completes a week long training and orientation program that encompasses all aspects of camp life and covers the ACA requirements for staff readiness.  2020 staff are hired locally from NEPA.  Specific, essential team members from out of the area will carefully quarantine for 2 weeks before serving.  Staff will be trained in new health and safety protocols based on CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines for reopening camps.  

What is your camper to staff ratio?2020-06-04T22:54:58-04:00

Ratio requirements vary based on the age of campers and the camp setting.

  • For Day Camp ages 4-5, the ratio is 1 counselor to every 6 campers.
  • For Day Camp ages 6-9, the ratio is 1 counselor to every 8 campers.
  • For Day Camp ages 10-15, the ratio is 1 counselor to every 10 campers.
If my child comes to camp with a friend, will they be in the same cohort?2020-06-04T22:54:38-04:00

Attending camp with a friend is an awesome experience! Indicate your buddy request preference during online registration and we will make every attempt to honor your request.  Buddy requests must be within one year’s age of each other and must be made 7 days prior to the start of your session.

Can my child bring their cell phone to camp?2020-06-04T22:54:22-04:00

Part of the power of camp is the freedom to unplug from the constant noise and distraction of technology, in order to build skills, build meaningful relationships and enjoy the beauty of creation.  For this reason, campers are not permitted to bring their cell phones to camp.  If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us in the office at (570) 333-4098.  We will also post photos of camp activities regularly to help you share in the camp experience.  Check out opportunities to communicate with your camper while they are at camp!

What is Camp Orchard Hill’s policy on bullying?2020-06-04T22:54:01-04:00

Camp Orchard Hill has carefully cultivated an atmosphere of relational, emotional, physical and spiritual safety.  Our staff team will model healthy, caring relationships and then expect the same from campers in the group setting.  Our programs are specifically designed to develop and promote teamwork and inclusion.  Bullying behavior is contrary to our vision and mission and will not be tolerated.

If a camper bullies another camper, they will meet with leadership for an explanation of the offending behavior and the harmful effects that result.  If the behavior continues, the camper will be sent home.

Bullying will be defined as physical, verbal or emotional abuse, hazing or threats.  A pattern of continued behavior will result in dismissal. 

  • Verbal abuse including taunting, gossiping, mocking, name calling
  • Physical abuse including hitting, pushing, shoving, kicking
  • Organized social rejection including exclusion from activities or groups
  • Public humiliation
  • Threatening racist, religious or sexist remarks
  • Frightening acts
Do you offer price incentives for Day Camp?2020-06-04T23:04:04-04:00

Yes!  Take advantage of all of our pricing incentives! 

  • Receive an Incentive Price when you register for 5-7 full weeks of Day Camp by June 15. (see registration page for specific pricing)
  • Receive a Full-Summer Incentive Price when you register for 8 full weeks of Day Camp by June 15. (see registration page for specific pricing)
  • Receive a Paid in Full Discount when you register for 5-8 full weeks of Day Camp and pay your balance in full by June 15.
  • Receive a multiple child incentive when you are registering more than one child in your immediate family. (see registration page for specific pricing)
  • Refer a Friend Incentive: Introduce your friends to Best Week Ever Day Camp and save!  When a first time camper writes your name in the “Friend  who Referred me” field of their registration, we will subtract $25 from your registration fee – up to the full price of camp!
Can my child bring a personal water bottle?2020-06-04T22:53:14-04:00

Absolutely!  We encourage a personal water bottle with the camper’s name marked on it.  Due to health concerns, water fountains and coolers will not be available or summer 2020.  Instead, we will provide chilled, bottled water throughout the day for campers to refill their personal water bottles. 

What kind of lunches will be served this year?2020-06-04T22:52:37-04:00

Chef Steve will continue to serve up the hot, delicious, kid-friendly meals our campers love!  Snacks and meals will be served in “to go” containers and eaten outdoors at picnic tables and in our pavilion.  Our youngest campers will eat inside, 4 per table.  Campers with special needs will also be able to eat inside with their support staff if they prefer.  

Meals may include: chicken tenders, hamburgers, pasta and meatballs, pizza and sandwiches.  Each meal will also include a healthy variety of salad, fruit, vegetables and other sides, water bottle and juice box.  Each day in their morning cohort meeting, campers may select from three meal options.  1. The daily hot lunch special 2. A hot dog (with sides) or 3. A sandwich with soy butter and/or jelly (with sides).  We will continue to accommodate allergies and other special needs. 

What health measures are in place to keep campers safe this summer?2020-06-04T22:52:09-04:00

All staff and campers will undergo a daily health screening including temperature check upon arrival at camp.  Entrance into camp facilities will be limited to staff and campers who have received a health screening.  Campers will be grouped into cohorts of 25 to limit large group interaction and exposure.  Our facilities and shared equipment will be sanitized regularly and specifically in between cohort use.  We will require frequent hand washing & use of sanitizer when unable to wash with soap & water. Campers will wash/sanitize before and after each activity, snacks, lunch, and bathroom breaks.  Please refer to our Communicable Disease Plan for further details on protocol for campers who develop symptoms of COVID-19.

Will my child have to wear a mask at camp?2020-06-04T22:51:34-04:00

No. The Pennsylvania Department of Health has stated that children do not have to wear masks at day camps. Staff will wear masks when indoors, or when they are outdoors and cannot maintain recommended social distance with a camper (such as when assisting a camper with an activity). 

Special Needs Campers

Special Needs at camp

Camp Orchard Hill serves children with special needs in an inclusive setting.  Our program focuses on building skills and gaining self-esteem as part of the outdoor experience with opportunities to participate in all activities alongside their peers.

Campers must be able to navigate uneven terrain and be potty trained, or provide a caregiver to assist with the task.  In addition, if a camper requires TSS services at school, they must also have TSS services for the full amount of time they are at camp.

Campers remain eligible for Best Week Ever as long as they are eligible for school services (generally until age 21).

Testimonials

“Thank you and your staff so much for providing [our daughter] with such a wonderful experience this summer. I cannot even tell you how much she loved Camp Orchard Hill, and how excited she was literally every day when she got home…Your camp kept her active and engaged all summer…please pass my thanks along to your counselors and professional staff at the camp. We were so thrilled with our experience and will tell everyone we know!”

2019 Day Camp Parent

“Thank you!!!  [My son] got in the car and shouted ‘BEST DAY EVER!’ Lots of mom prayers and the extra mile from you and your staff helped SOOO much this week!  He told me his counselor spent time talking with him and made him feel included!  I’m big on relationships so please pass on how much of an impact that made!  You guys are top notch!”

2019 Day Camp Parent

“To the Chef: Thank you for the amazing meals!  My peanut allergy has never been taken care of with so much consideration.  Thanks for not making me feel like it was a burden!”

2020 Winterblast Leader
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