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Independent Lake Camp
Thompson, PA

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70 Clark Rd
Thompson, PA 18465

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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. CO-ED OVERNIGHT

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: ILC is a premier, co-ed overnight camp, ages 6-17, located in the Pocono Mountains. Come be apart of our 27th Anniversary summer - improve old skills, learn new things, make memories and establish friendships that will last forever. Are you ready for the summer of a lifetime? If so, join the Independent Lake Camp community today!

Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Weightloss, Soccer, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Team Sports, Computers, Technology, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Circus & Flying Trapeze, Rock Music, Recording Studio, Go Karts, Magic, BMX, Rollerblading, Skateboarding, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Kayaking, Team Sports, Climbing Wall & Ropes Course, Role Playing Games, LARPing, Rocketry

CAMP LOCATION: Independent Lake Camp is located in the northern tip of the Pocono Mountains near the City of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The camp is set on 300 pristine acres and includes a beautiful waterfront on the 100-acre, private, Independent Lake. (Approximately 2.5 hours from Philadelphia, 3 hours from New York City)

Please visit our website for a full tour of activities and facilities.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a private lake with a sandy beach, outdoor pool, 2 gyms, 5 tennis courts, an outdoor basketball court, a soccer field, 2 flying trapezes, 2 living campuses with multiple cabins on each (indoor plumbing in the cabins), a skatepark, an indoor and outdoor climbing wall, a brand new recording studio, and multiple activity buildings and facilities. Please visit our website for a full tour of activities and facilities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Established 27 years ago as a non-traditional summer camp, the original vision for ILC has created one of the best sleep-away summer camps around. We have evolved into a special, positive community that provides campers with the confidence to advance their existing talents, or even take a risk and try something new! This ILC vision was, and still is dedicated to: i) Celebrating diversity of people, activities, places, ideas, views & beliefs,
Promoting creativity within each camper and throughout the entire community, ii) Empowering individual growth with our elective, personalized scheduling, and iii) Providing a wide-range of activities for all skill levels that are rich with integrity by maintaining top-notch facilities & equipment and employing a talented, hand-selected staff from all over the world.

ILC prides itself on the unique approach we take about the campers’ schedules - based mainly on individualized programming. Each camper can choose what they want to do from a wide variety of activities offered by multiple departments. Each ILC department is managed by an experienced, talented, veteran ILC staff member. Therefore, ILC is more than just a fantastic summer camp, it is a fantastic Circus & Flying Trapeze, Sports, Tennis, Dance & Performing Arts, Magic, Skateboarding, Rollerblading & BMX, Digital Arts, RPG, LARPing, & Rocketry, Fine Arts, Music, Electronic Music & Music Recording, Climbing Wall, Zip-Line, & Adventure Ropes Course, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Tubing, & Banana Boating, Sailing, Kayaking & Paddleboating, Lake & Pool Swimming & Water Games, Organic Farming, and Horseback Riding Camp all rolled into one!

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Counselor in Training (CIT) Program. CIT's must be entering 11th grade and must come for at least 4 weeks. They are responsible for helping out in an area of their choice, while still enjoying the benefits that being a camper has to offer.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Please email one of our Director's, Jeff Gould, at jeff[AT] to inquire about any financial aid or scholarships.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Create your own summer.

Please visit our website at Our Camp Website Link: to see our dates and rates.

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