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Camp Watonka Camp Watonka

328 Wangum Falls Road, Hawley, PA 18428
570-226-4779 ·

Who We Are

Camp Watonka offers a program of Sciences, Sports and Adventure with a full range of waterfront, craft, woodwork, dirt-bikes, marksmanship and archery activities. Our facilities include modern cabins, eleven science buildings, great sports areas, private lake and one of the most extensive ropes adventure courses in the North East with a 50ft tower, 50ft wall, team building and two zip lines.

The Science program is unique to Camp Watonka. Whether you are writing computer games, shooting video, watching the stars or doing experiments in chemistry, our qualified staff what to show you how with hands-on activities and individual projects designed just for you. If you're not sure about the sciences, why not give them a try or check out our sports, waterfront and adventure programs.

Our lake is a great place to improve your skills or learn to windsurf, kayak, sail or fish. We can teach you swimming across all levels of the Red Cross swim program from beginner to personal safety. Got a free period? Just come on up to the waterfront and hang-out on the lake.

Watonka is a small personal camp with excellent long term staff and counselors; offering a unique program to campers who often return to us for many years. Accredited by the American Camp Association and with a Money Back Guarantee for first timers we are the best choice for your summer. So setup a tour or visit on-line and join us in over 40 seasons of safe and successful camping.

Our Aim to provide

  • A fun, safe, and unique overnight program.
  • Unique range of science, sports, adventure, watersports and crafts activities.
  • Hand-on Science program in 11 fully equipped laboratories.
  • Not summer school.

Our aim is foster

  • Enthusiasm and practical skills.
  • Non-competitive sports program with qualified coaches.
  • One of the largest ropes courses in the North East with individual, cooperative and team events.
  • Small personal camp where everyone knows everyone else.
  • Modern cabin accommodation for small cabin groups.

At A Glance

Camp Type
  • writing computer games
  • shooting video
  • watching the stars or doing experiments in chemistry
  • woodwork
  • dirt-bikes
  • marksmanship and archery activities
Extended Day
Dates and Sessions June24th-Aug.19th 2017
See website for more details.

Admissions Info

Director Neil Corbett
Phone 570-226-4779

What Others Say

Camp Watonka is exactly what we were looking for! Finally, there is a camp that caters to the boy who loves to explore and discover in a fun but mentally challenging way. And for the first time, my son was around other boys who approach the world with the same, all-inquiring approach he has. The boy we picked up at the end of camp had acquired a new level of maturity, confidence, fitness and respect. Thank you for filling a much needed niche - we will be back next summer! - Marcy (2010)

I was a camper for about 3 years in two month periods and then 2 years as CIT. Great memories and I'm boring my friends ... with my stories "one time, in science camp..." and "yep, I learnt/played/made that at camp Watonka..." I now have a masters in industrial engineering ... and work at UK's National Physical Laboratory I'd like to think it is thanks in part to my time at Camp Watonka. - Andres (2009)