At Crystal Lake Camps, our small camp size is the keystone of our program. Campers and Adult/Family guests receive individualized care and thrive in a family atmosphere where they are encouraged to try new things and grow in their practice of Christian Science. We offer programs for all ages and interests, and during the summertime, we have staff and campers from all over the world!
// About Us
Endless Opportunities For A Lifetime Of Memories
Crystal Lake Camps is a Christian Science camp located in the Endless Mountains of north-central 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 Alford Hall, hold a capacity of 100 campers, which gives Crystal Lake a small family feeling.
I of course had a blast and learned more in one summer than I have learned all year! I really do think of CLC and the people who work there as my home and extended family and I cannot imagine not spending the summer there.
I have never seen my son so happy and content as when we picked him up from camp. He truly did not want to leave and this from a boy who just last summer was afraid to go to camp! The progress we have seen with him in his independence and confidence has been wonderful. He continues to talk about camp – all the friends he made and all the fun and challenging experiences he had. Thank you again for all you have done for him.
I have thought a lot about the marvelous staff and dynamic campers I met last year. I am so glad I was a part of CLC last summer, it was so good for me in teaching me about love, working with others, patience and given me many wonderful memories.
Summer Jobs / Internships
Working and/or interning at CLC provides an environment in which staff develop as strong, skillful individuals. The character development and spiritual growth demonstrated at camp ensures workforce readiness for any career path. Our staff are given a variety of opportunities to meet challenges on their own, to manage and work with others from differing backgrounds and perspectives, and live Christian Science!
From Miscellany 165: 20 —
“…I am able to impart truth, health, and happiness, and this is my rock of salvation and my reason for existing.”
“…Yo soy capaz de impartir verdad, salud y felicidad, y ésta es mi roca de salvación y la razón de mi existencia”
“…Ich bin fähig, Wahrheit, Gesundheit und Glück zu vermitteln, und das ist der Fels meines Heils und mein Daseinszweck”
“…je suis capable de communiquer la vérité, la santé, le bonheur, et c’est le rocher de mon salut et ma raison d’être.”
Campers And Staff from Around The World
// Three-season Public Activities
Ski and Outdoor Center
The mission of the Crystal Lake Ski and Outdoor Center is to promote, protect, and enhance the over half a century tradition of family friendly cross-country skiing and other outdoor recreation opportunities in its unique “snow bowl” of north central Pennsylvania.