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Shepherds Camp

Shepherds Camp


What we're all about...

YEAR-ROUND, full care, overnight camp for adults with developmental disabilities, including specialized 1:1 sessions for campers who require individualized care. Each year we serve over 350 campers who join us for one or two week sessions. Shepherds Camp is celebrating over 55 years of creating the best home away from home, a vacation full of life long friends and memories, and the unforgettable experience of camp.

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Arrowhead Bible Camp

Ben Myers





Our camp address

Shepherds Camp

122 Arrowhead Cottage Rd








Age Range:

13 - 100




Cabins & Dorms





What we offer...


Swimming, boating, talent show, hayrides, bocce ball, archery, crafts, pedal carts, Bible & music, fishing, golf, baseball, basketball, volleyball, woodworking, dance, drama, reading, and more!

Cost & Sessions

General Summer Sessions run Sunday - Friday, 1:5 counselor to camper ratio - approx. $600 for one week, $1200 for two weeks

Specialized Summer Sessions run Monday - Friday, 1:1 counselor to camper ratio - approx. $1200 for one week

Shepherds Camp is now Year-Round! Join us for sessions in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. FWS sessions include all the classic camp activities as well as personalized programming and independent living skills enrichment. Let's watch leaves change colors, sit by the fireplace with cocoa, or walk in the spring air, together!

Camp scholarships are available. Please contact us to request a scholarship application form and speak about your financial needs.

Camp Q&A

How do we screen staff?

All staff are interviewed and must complete state & federal background checks, fingerprinting, and child abuse clearances before beginning employment.

Ratio of campers to staff?

Our general sessions are run in a 1:5 counselor to camper ratio, and our specialized individual sessions are run in a 1:1 ratio.

What are our safety & security policies?

Each year our camp is inspected by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Broome NY Developmental Services. Shepherds Camp has been approved by the New York State OPWDD to care for adults with developmental disabilities. The approval process includes a full review of our facilities, policies and procedures, and protective oversight plan each season of operation.

Here are just a few of the safety precautions and procedures that we have in place:
Summer night staff are awake all night, indoors and outdoors.
All cabins are equipped with lighted security systems.
Hourly bed checks are available in the dormitories.
A radio system facilitates communication 24 hours a day.
Wheelchair accessibility for housing and recreational activities.
Professional medical staff are onsite 24 hours a day.

How do we handle disciplinary issues?

What medical resources are available?

What's our typical daily schedule?

How do we help campers with homesickness?

What percentage of campers return to camp?

What kind of food is served?

We specialize in providing a full range of modified diets - whole, cut, chopped, ground, puree and feeding tube. We also customize meals for campers who are diabetic, gluten free or have allergies. Campers are served and supervised by staff to ensure safety and quality during meal times. Our food service includes 3 square meals each day, an afternoon low calorie snack and an evening snack/treat.

Can parents visit camp?

How do campers communicate with parents?

Are references available?

What's our policy regarding phones and digital devices?

Is tuition assistance available?

Camp scholarships are available. Please contact us to request a scholarship application form and speak about your financial needs.

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