Many of The Arc’s respite camping opportunities take place at Camp Sertoma, a 69 acre facility just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. For more than 50 years, Camp Sertoma has provided high-quality, fun and active camp experiences for people of all ages with intellectual disabilities, as well as important respite time for their families and caregivers. Owned and operated by The Arc of Dauphin County, Camp Sertoma is a safe, secure environment with comfortable, well-equipped facilities. Located in beautiful wooded hills just outside of Harrisburg, PA, Camp Sertoma is a peaceful, scenic place where campers can have fun being themselves in the company of their friends. And whether it's swimming, hiking, dancing, playing basketball, learning computer skills, or listening to the music of a live band, the active, hands-on programming at Camp Sertoma is designed to build important skills, confidence and independence that will help campers succeed.
For specific camping dates, visit the "Events" tab on our homepage, or to learn more about any of the respite camping opportunities available at The Arc, contact Barbara Jumper (email@example.com), Exexutive Director at 717-920-2727.
Summer Camping Programs at The Arc’s Camp Sertoma include day camps designed for school aged campers as well as residential overnight opportunities for campers of all ages. Each summer camping experience includes sports, activities, crafts, swimming in the fully accessible pool, special visitors, and visits to local attractions.
Camp Sertoma’s sister camp, Camp Susquehanna is open to school aged campers in Upper Dauphin for summer day camps. Camp Susquehanna features community field trips, special guests, swimming, arts and crafts, and much more.
Weekend and Overnight Camps
When summer camp is not in session, The Arc offers weekend overnight camping experiences for campers of all ages. Held at the heated and air conditioned, Harsco Lodge, weekend camps provide year round fun. Weekend camps span from Friday evenings to Sunday afternoons, and focus on holiday or seasonally themed subjects. There are two different types of weekend camps, one for individuals with waiver funding, and one for individuals without any funding.
To learn more about which ones you might qualify for, contact The Arc today.