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, have a capacity of 100 campers, which gives Crystal Lake a small, family feeling. Though the camper cabins are separated, the programs and activities are enjoyed by boys and girls of all ages together. We host campers and staff from all around the world -- countries such as Russia, Mexico, England, the Philippines, DRC, and more -- which allows for a global perspective, diversity, and inclusivity.
"Cultivating individual and collective growth in Christian Science through living, playing, and learning in a natural setting with a global family."
"Empowering campers and staff to bless the world through their understanding of Christian Science."
Through our active practice of Christian Science, we support and nurture our participants’ growth. This practice allows both staff and campers to see their limitless identity. It takes away false labels that are illusions of the material world. We provide a space where campers and staff see who they truly are through reflection. Because of this, everyone has a stronger foundation in their spiritual identity when they return home.
Every individual is celebrated and embraced as part of the CLC camp family, just as each child of God is embraced by Love.
At Crystal Lake Camps, we value hospitality because the limitless expression of generosity and selflessness leads to experiences that have a lasting impact for all who come to Crystal Lake.
At Crystal Lake Camps, we value teamwork because our common purpose drives our commitment towards consistently demonstrating accountability, diversity, and clarity.
We are responsible for our resources at Crystal Lake Camps. We understand we have tools, time, co-workers, and funding to further the mission of CLC. We take care of these so that CLC can bless others in the future long after we’ve departed. Being aware of and using our available resources is an approach we feel a duty to model and a skill campers can take with them in their individual lives.
Meet Our Staff
Board of Trustees
Kathy Bailey, President
Jim Keeley, Vice President
Jennifer Vomvas, Treasurer
East Norwich, NY
M.J. Johnston, Secretary
Poncha Springs, CO
East Aurora, NY