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Camp Harlam

Updated: April 27, 2006

Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Pocono Mountains in rural Pennsylvania, Camp Harlam provides the finest in recreational and educational activities for Reform Jewish youth. Established in 1958, Camp Harlam has developed a strong tradition of success and excellence based on a highly skilled staff dedicated to the spiritual, physical, social and psychological well-being of each child.
Harlam’s site covers approximately 400 acres with the current population of about 550 campers each session and a staff of over 200. The Camp Harlam Family consists of smaller communities within junior camp, senior camp, and the CIT program. Junior and senior camps are further broken down into coed units based on the age and grade to create a more intimate and age-appropriate experience for our campers.
Staff consists of college-age and older men and women, many of whom are alumni of Camp Harlam. At least two counselors and a specialist are assigned to each cabin. They work with non-cabin staff, rabbis, cantors and educators in creating the diverse and unique environment known as Camp Harlam

Facilities include: Lighted softball diamond, soccer fields, large indoor gymnasium, indoor and outdoor street hockey, numerous basketball and beach volleyball courts, ga-ga pits, outdoor in-line skating path, mountain biking on trails that surround camp.
*Twenty five cabins in Junior Camp and two separate Senior Camp Villages.
*Two air-conditioned Recreation Halls each containing a stage with full sound and lighting systems.
*Air-conditioned Educational Center and Library.
*Two picturesque Chapels, one overlooking the mountains and one ?chapel in the woods?.
*Large, modern Health Center with round-the-clock Nursing Staff and Doctor.
*Modern Kitchen and Air-conditioned Dining Hall.
*State-of-the-art Audio Visual Center with recording studio, radio station and video department.
*Fully Equipped Arts and Crafts Center.
*Dance and Bodywork Studio.
*Photography Darkroom.
*Three large swimming pools and Lake Joshua for canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
*One 55 foot Alpine climbing tower, plus a 55 foot Carolina straight wall outdoor climbing facility with a 30 foot swing, one 30 foot indoor climbing wall and a low ropes course.
*Remote campsites for overnight trips on camp property.
*Outdoor Lake-side amphitheater

Our swim program is an American Red Cross water safety program for all levels of swimming skills as well as water safety instruction and games. Our camp has a swim team. We also have daily recreational swim with certified lifeguards.
We offer wide ranging creative arts programs and a large, well-equipped Art Center with a talented teaching staff. Drama and Dance, Music, Nature, Photography, Video, Radio (fully equipped broadcast sudio). Day trips to local amusement parks and overnight trips to Canada, New England, Washington D.C. and New York for senior campers.

Company Type(s): Non-Profit
Company Category(ies): Camp
Region(s): Mid-Atlantic US
Grade Level(s): Not Applicable


Address 1: 1511 Walnut Street
City: Philadelphia
State/Province: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Postal Code: 19102


Phone: 215-563-8184
Fax: 215-563-1549
Contact Person: Shane Carr

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