What is Summer Camp?

Summer Camp, held at St. Crispin's, begins in early June and runs for eight weeks. Graduates of grades 3-12 are eligible for the camping program. All camp sessions are coeducational.

Emphasis is placed on individual growth in a context of Christian community through relationships with other youth and adults, through religious education and worship, and through a variety of well-planned and supervised creative and recreational programs.

An Episcopal priest, deacon or a qualified religious education worker is responsible for the worship and education program of each session.

Camp EucharistSix of the nine cabins hold eight campers, the other three hold twelve. Each cabin has two counselors; one is a member of the camping program's summer staff, the other one is a volunteer there for the week. These counselors are responsible for the health, safety, happiness and general welfare of the campers in their cabins. Counselors are carefully screened, selected and supervised by camping program personnel.

Summer Staff members, who are under the supervision of the Camp Director, are chosen for their interest, commitment and abilities. Among them will be people trained in water safety, boating, sports and games, crafts and other skills. This full-time summer staff consists of adults of college age or older with proven talent in working with young people. In addition to the summer and volunteer staffers, the program provides a nurse for each session. The camper to counselor and staff ratio is maintained approximately 4 to 1.

Over the years, campers and staff at St. Crispin's have developed a rule of life that guides all the work, play and prayer. Attempting to live by this rule in all activities helps to provide each camper a rich personal experience.