For Parents

COVID-19 SUMMER CAMP GUIDELINES               Information on Tiered Pricing 

Top 5 Benefits of Summer Camp              The Power of Camp - Infographic (pdf)

#5  Spend the day being physically active - Camp provides a wonderful opportunity for kids to get outside and move: running, swimming, climbing!

#4  Unplug from technology - Without technology, kids rediscover their creative powers and engage the real world-real people, real activities, real emotions.

#3  Learn social skills - Coming to camp means joining a close-knit community where everyone must agree to cooperate and respect each other.

#2  Grow more independent - Camp is the perfect place for kids to practice making decisions for themselves in a safe and caring environment.

#1  Transformed lives - At camp, kids take a break from the craziness of their regular routine allowing them to think about their future, evaluate unhealthy patterns and discover the truth that God loves them and has an amazing plan for their lives.

Camper Services

Photo Gallery                                         

We offer an online "Photo Gallery" that's updated daily.  Each day's entry also includes a written summary of what campers have done over the previous day.  Each day's update is typically posted at 5 pm.

Please note that we can't guarantee that every camper will be included in this gallery on a daily basis, but there is a good chance that you will be able to see your child at some time during the week.

Information on how to access the photo page will be emailed to parents closer to the start of your campers week.     Enter Photo Gallery.

Contacting Your Child

You have the option of sending an e-mail message which we will print (daily at noon) and hand out during mail call, sending a letter in the mail, or placing a phone call in case of emergency (24-hours a day).

Contact information:


Please include your camper's full name, and the camp name or number in the subject of your email.  For example, a camper named Jane Doe at Youth Camp should be sent email with a subject of: Jane Doe, Youth Camp

Phone: 570-676-3665 (emergencies only, please)

Mailing address format:
Pocono Plateau Camp and Retreat Center
Your Child's Name
Camp Event Name or Number

304 Pocono Plateau Road
Cresco, PA 18326

Check in & Check out Times

Check-in Times:
                          For camps beginning on Sunday registration begins at 3:00 p.m.
                          For camps beginning on Wednesday registration is at 3:00 p.m.
Check-out Times:
                           For camps ending on Wednesday - 9:30 a.m.
                           For camps ending on Thursday - 7:00 p.m.
                           For camps ending on Saturday - 9:30 a.m.

Safety & Health at Summer Camp

Safety is a key priority.  Pocono Plateau is accredited every five years by the American Camp Association (ACA) which evaluates safety and best practices in over two hundred key areas of the camping program.

  • Employees and volunteers undergo background checks.
  • Summer staff training includes CPR/AED certification.
  • Lifeguard's are certified in lifeguarding, professional CPR/AED, first aid, and underwater search & rescue.
  • Two registered nurses (RN's) are on duty at all times during summer camp.
  • Ropes courses are inspected every year by an Association for Challenge Course Technology certified company.
  • Each ropes facilitator is trained by our certified resident Program Manager.

Pocono Plateau is also a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.  CCCA is a resource that enables Pocono Plateau to excel to the highest standards of camp and retreat ministry.

Camper Health:     "Healthy Camp Begins At Home" is a resource from the Association of Camp Nurses.
   Parents/guardians of campers will be contacted if... 
  • Your camper has a fever over 100 degrees.
  • Your camper needs off-site medical treatment.
  • Your camper is unable to function in a safe & healthy manner at camp.
  • There are questions regarding the healthcare of your camper.

Pocono Plateau is a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association.American Camp Association AccreditationPocono Plateau is an EcoEternity site, an alternative to traditional cemeteries.Pocono Plateau is a chart member of the Association of United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries.