Support Camp Orchard Hill

Camp Orchard Hill
640 Orange Road
Dallas, PA 18612

Please specify the nature of your gift in the memo section of your check.

Make a secure online donation through Ultracamp. Give a one time gift or set up recurring donations.

Call Jim Payne at 570-333-4098 to donate by phone.

Kids Need Camp More Than Ever!  

“I am 11 years old and the past year has been very hard on me.  I moved here right before COVID, so I didn’t have a chance to make friends.  Now that we don’t have any school it’s even worse.  I’m always stuck at home.  Last year, the best weeks of the summer were at COH.  I love my leader and how welcome she made me feel.  I loved everything about being there.  I hope I can come back this year….COH Rocks!”     – 2021 Scholarship Applicant

With your year-end giving, we were able to finish the electrical, plumbing, HVAC and sprinkler system rough ins. Now we’re ready to move forward with teams of volunteers to install insulation, drywall, flooring, paint and finishes.

We hope to have this project completed in time for Labor Day family camp but in order to reach that goal we need your help. Here is a list of the remaining specific needs and the costs associated with each:

  • electrical $23,000
  • HVAC $19,000
  • drywall $24,000
  • gutter $3400
  • sprinkler system $17,100
  • fire alarm $5000
  • trim and finish work $16,400
  • paint $14,000
  • flooring $28,000

We remain committed to finishing this project debt-free and appreciate the generous support of our camp family! If you would like to help with a particular item on the list or give a gift toward the overall completion, please use the link provided. If you would like to volunteer your time with the installation of insulation, drywall, flooring or painting, please contact Jim at 570-333-4098 x101 or by email at [email protected].

Jim Payne, Executive Director

Bob Calavano Scholarship Fund

The Bob Calavano Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Bob’s wife Phyllis to provide opportunities for children to attend Camp Orchard Hill and to memorialize a man who devoted himself to making a difference in the lives of children.

Here is Bob’s story as written by Bill O’Boyle in the September 30, 2015 edition of the Times Leader.  We are so honored that Phyllis chose Camp Orchard Hill as the recipient of his scholarship fund and invite you to participate in carrying on his legacy.

Bob Calavano of Swoyersville passed away last November. For 29 years, Bob went to the Loveland Playground in Swoyersville daily and interacted with children in the neighborhood by playing basketball, baseball, hitting golf balls or just talking with them.

He left a positive impact on all.

Camper Testimonials

I really want to come back this year but we do not have enough money to pay for the full price. I really like the counselors. I’m a lot closer to God. I pray every night and I have 30 minutes devoted to reading my Bible. I hope you really let me come back to camp this year.

Camper

I would like to tell you how much I enjoyed staying at Camp Orchard Hill last summer. Words cannot describe how much fun I had and all that I learned. It allowed me to make new friends, become involved in sports and other activities, but also to become closer to God and his teachings. I loved how every morning we went into the prayer hall to listen to spiritual music and learn about Jesus. In all, I had a great time at camp and I hope to attend this year.

Camper
Camp was a great experience for these reasons. The week that I spent last summer was unforgettable. I became closer to Christ and I learned so much from his teachings. The speakers that were featured during the week really were an inspiration to me. I also loved the activities that we did. Everything was so fresh and full of energy. And, what a better way to start off a great week of camp then to make new friends. I have met girls at camp that I am still close with today. No one ever feels left out here. Those things are what makes camp the best it can be and the things that I loved.
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