The Phoebe Needles Center
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The Mission of The Phoebe Needles Center


Residential Summer Camp @ Phoebe Needles - 2019 Schedule

Click here for a description of each Summer Camp


Middler Camp June 9th - 15th Rising 7th - 8th Graders $225
Senior Camp June 17th - 22nd Rising 9th - 12th Graders $225
Drama Camp June 23rd- 28th Rising 5th - 8th Graders $225
Outdoor Expedition Camp June 23rd- 28th Minimum Age 13 $225
First Year Camp June 30th- July 6th Rising 5th - 6th Graders $225
Rock Climbing Camp July 7th - 13th Minimum Age 13 $225
Art Camp July 14th - 20st Rising 7th - 12th Graders  $225
Nature Camp July 14th - 20th Rising 7th - 12th Graders  $225
Outreach Camp

July 21st- 27th

Rising 7th - 12th Graders  $225

**Campers can be dropped off between 3pm & 4pm on the Sunday beginning the camp week.**


Since its beginning in 1999, we have served more than 200 young people each summer using a staff of 10 to 12 college aged counselors. In many ways the developmental experiences have as profound an impact on the staff as they do on the campers. We seek to make the camp available to all young people without regard to their ability to pay. Our camp fee for 2019 is $225 per camper. This includes six days and five nights of a residential camp, all meals, program supplies and activity fees. The cost to the Center is approximately $450 per camper. We rely on contributions from individuals, churches, businesses, civic organizations, and grants from foundations to fund the difference between the fee charged and the actual cost. We also offer scholarships to approximately 30% of those who come to camp.

Our camp has been tremendously successful over the years because of the commitment of the staff and the unique skills and talents they bring. For the past four summers, we have had at least one international counselor as a member of our staff. These international staff members have come from England, Wales, Slovenia, Mexico, and Poland. They have added a great deal and broadened the perspective of our camp program. In addition to the very competitive salaries we offer, we spend approximately $500 per staff member for training. Each member of the staff receives two weeks of training on basic camp counseling, certification in first aid and CPR, high and low ropes course facilitation, and rock climbing and rappelling certification.

If you attended summer camp when you were growing up, you probably have fond memories of counselors, activities, challenges and fun adventures that made it a great experience at the time, but in years later, looking back, you have realized just how formative those summers at camp really were.

The Camp Program

Our programs are for rising fifth through twelfth graders. We operate nine camp sessions during the summer. In addition to our basic camp activities like hiking, arts and crafts, swimming, campfires, etc... We also have special camps focused on nature and the environment, rock climbing and rappelling, community service, backpacking and camping, caving and climbing. All of these programs offer real challenges in an environment that is safe.

Read more about our missional camps

Still unsure if you should send your child to summer camp? Check out this article: Benefits of Camp: Skill Development


American Camp Association accredited   

Our 2019 Residential Summer Camp Information

What does camp look like? Check it out!

A Typical Day at Camp


7:30 am Wake-up
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00-11:45 Activity period
Noon Lunch
12:30-1:30 Rest period
1:30-3:00 Activity period
3:30-5:30 Free Swim
5:30-6:00 Clean-up
6:00 PM Supper
6:30 PM Free recreational time
7:30-9:00 Evening program
9:00-10:00 Cabin time/devotions
10:00 PM* Lights out

* Varies with age-group

"And there shall be a portion that you shall set apart, with a sanctuary in the middle of it."  Ezekiel 48.8