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Camp Kirchenwald

August 13 - August 18

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

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 13-18, 2023

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. The camp is staffed by 2 full-time registered nurses. Volunteers are always needed! Full-time staff are desirable, arriving late in the afternoon on Saturday 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.

Cost: The cost per camper is determined annually. Please contact Kate Neri (kneri@hbgdiocese.org) for current information about camper costs. Volunteers attend at no cost. A deposit is required with registration and the remainder is requested prior to the start of camp week. Camp cost includes all meals, snacks and lodging. Financial aid may be available, depending on need and registration levels.

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. 317.


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


Camp Kirchenwald Group


August 13
August 18
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Camp Kirchenwald
One Cut Off Rd
Colebrook, PA 17042 United States
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Kate Neri
(717) 657-4804