Camp Lee Mar: First Time Campers

First Time Campers

We understand that the thought of sending your child away for the summer can be a daunting experience. However, Camp Lee Mar may be the experience your child has been craving to help them learn and grow new skills. Many of our campers return year after year, with camp becoming their home away from home. Throughout the school year, our campers look forward to coming back to camp, to see their returning friends and counselors.

We prioritize our campers safety and well-being, in order for learning and development to flourish naturally. Through the information received on the application process and collaboration between home, camp and school, campers are carefully placed in a group that meets their support needs and group dynamics. We consider age, independent living skills, and social and communication skills, when creating our camper cabins.

We are now offering a 3 ½ week session (limited availability) for new campers under the age of 12. This program will allow our younger campers to experience CLM for the first time, with the option to extend to the end of the summer. We understand our full session is a long time for campers to be away from their families and want to support them in gaining valuable skills and taking part in the Lee Mar Experience.

Camp Lee Mar: First Time Campers

Preparing for Camp:

Camp Pharmacy

Many of our campers take different types of medications at numerous parts of the day. All medications are administered by our on staff, camp nurses. We ask that families sign up with our approved camp pharmacy.

We require specific clothing types and quantities, including CLM official gear.

Please visit TheCampSpot and download our Packing List.

Food & Safety

Your child’s health is important to us. We are able to accommodate campers with food allergies and specific dietary needs. Please contact us to speak more about your child’s dietary accommodations.

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Getting to Camp

Camp Lee Mar is located near the small town of Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. It is a two hour drive from New York City, and a two and a half hour drive from Philadelphia.

Arriving at Camp:

Camp friends make the best friends! Making new friends at camp and forming special bonds is one of the greatest aspects of camp. Not only will your child immediately meet other campers in their cabin, but our counselors will also make sure they feel included and at home from the very first day.

Making Friends2023-12-18T00:00:59+00:00

Camp friends make the best friends! Making new friends at camp and forming special bonds is one of the greatest aspects of camp. Not only will your child immediately meet other campers in their cabin, but our counselors will also make sure they feel included and at home from the very first day.

What about Homesickness?2023-12-18T00:02:03+00:00

Homesickness is natural and can happen from time to time, however our directors and counselors are here to support campers through any temporary feelings of homesickness. Starting on drop-off day, our campers have fun-packed schedules with many activities throughout each day, becoming immersed in the Lee Mar Experience immediately. Throughout the summer, our goal is to make sure each and every camper is having fun, while also becoming more independent and experiencing emotional growth. We want our campers to leave camp feeling a stronger sense of self-confidence.

How do Parents and Campers Communicate?2023-12-18T00:03:23+00:00

We ask that campers not bring cell phones to camp, as we value the importance of unplugging at camp and allowing each camper to be as present as possible. Parents can schedule two calls (i.e., Facetime) with their campers by contacting the office. Through our CLM mobile app (and photos website [link here]), you can view daily photos captured during each day. In addition, we strongly encourage letter writing and you can also expect to receive letters home from your campers as part of our Academic Program! Parents can always contact our directors if there is any type of emergency or special situation that arises.

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