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Camp Kirchenwald

August 14, 2022 - August 19, 2022

This camper proudly displays her catch before returning to the lake. Volunteers assist campers with fishing, canoeing, hiking and other activities throughout the week.

We are seeking volunteers 16+ to assist at its residential camp, August 14-19, 2022. All adult volunteers must hold a current Diocesan clearance and be fully vaccinated. Attendance at a brief training session prior to helping at camp is also required. There is no cost to volunteers; all meals, events, campground activities, etc. are included.  For more information or any questions, please contact Larry Kiley at 717-657-4804, Ext. 322, or email lkiley@hbgdiocese.org. Deadline for application submission is July 1, 2022. Please click here for volunteer application.

Click here to view a video about the Diocesan Camp at Kirchenwald

The Diocesan Summer Camp for Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities is a residential camp that takes place every August at Camp Kirchenwald in Lebanon County and serves the needs of approximately 40 adults. Volunteers are vital to the operation of the camp. Please see information below on how to volunteer.

Where: Camp Kirchenwald, Lebanon County

When: August 14-19, 2022

Who: Adults (ages 18 and older) with a primary diagnosis of mild to moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities who enjoy group activities and have no severe behavioral problems. Campers must be ambulatory and the camp is open to adult campers and volunteers of all faiths.

Program: Activities at the camp are all adapted to the needs and abilities of adults with intellectual disabilities. These activities include: faith sharing, swimming, canoeing, hiking and nature study, sports, games, arts and crafts and fishing. In addition, campers will participate in evening activities in a beautiful multi-acre wooded setting.

Campers enjoy the peace and serenity of canoeing.

Campers enjoy the peace and serenity of canoeing.

Staff: The camp is staffed by trained volunteers. Volunteers are assigned to campers depending on the campers’ needs. The camp is staffed by 2 full-time registered nurses and is supervised by the Office of Ministry with People with Disabilities. Volunteers (especially male) are always needed! Full-time staff are desirable, arriving on Sunday and staying until noon on Friday. No experience is necessary, but those with experience in working with people with disabilities are especially welcome. Attendance at training is required for all volunteers. Initial vaccination against the COVID-19 virus is required for participation; waivers will not be accepted.

Cost: The cost is $600 for the week per camper. Volunteers attend at no cost. A deposit is required with registration and the remainder is due before the weekend. This includes all meals, snacks and lodging. Financial aid is available, depending on need.

Donation Opportunities: While campers are asked to pay a fee to attend camp and some counties will subsidize the cost of camp, the entire cost is often not paid. Donations are welcome to assist the diocese in providing this week-long experience.

For more information: Call 717-657-4804 ext. 322.


Applications and Forms

Volunteer Application
Under 18 Parental Permission Form
Under 18 Parental Medications Form
Hold Harmless Agreement
COVID-19 Acknowledgment
Volunteer Picture Form
Suggestions on What to Bring to Camp
COVID-19 Handbook



August 14, 2022
August 19, 2022
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Camp Kirchenwald
One Cut Off Rd
Colebrook, PA 17042 United States
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Kate Neri
(717) 657-4804