Our Program Philosophy
Our approach to programming allows campers to focus on the activities they enjoy most while still encouraging them to step out of their comfort zone and try new things.
Each day campers have two elective periods where they choose what activities they want to do. Elective options change everyday, so campers are not locked into one choice for the whole summer or even a week. Every single day they can choose to try something new or return to their favorite activities.
During the other periods, campers travel with their division to experience everything else that Camp Westmont has to offer. During division activities, campers are encouraged to try new things to build both skills and confidence. Each day ends with a campus-wide General Swim where campers go to the lake or the Olympic-size pool.
In addition to our regularly scheduled activities, Camp Westmont is rich with special days and traditions. We have everything from a carnival to campus-wide laser tag, camp Olympics, camp-outs at our private on-site campground, bonfires and of course, COLOR WAR.
Days are capped off with Evening Activities that range from the traditional to the most innovative, and all of which entertain those from our youngest campers to our most senior. We bring in outside entertainment or have our campers and staff run the show. Evening activity favorites include Sing, square dancing, campfires, disco, Rock Star Camp, black light dodge ball, and so much more.
Our goal at Camp Westmont is to keep our campers engaged on our 400-acre camp with a wide array of activities and fabulous facilities. We do, however, understand the need to sometimes expose campers to the exciting cultural activities and entertainment destinations that surround them.
Throughout the summer our campers can take a canoe trip down the Delaware River, spend the day at Dorney Park, Great Wolf Lodge, or Cooperstown/Baseball Hall of Fame, and celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks extravaganza at the Binghamton Mets game. Our middle camp takes an overnight trip to Hershey Park or Boston, and our oldest campers travel to either Montreal/Toronto or Virginia Beach.