There are many great reasons to choose Camp Echo! Click on any of the reasons below to learn more about what makes Camp Echo great:
Camp Echo is on a lake with 7,004 feet of shoreline adjoining nearly 500 acres of woodlands and wetlands. In recognition of the fact that camp is located on a peninsula, we take water safety seriously. Each camper’s swimming ability is evaluated on the first day, and those not classified as strong swimmers are assigned to swim lessons for at least a week.
Camp Echo is also a coed camp, which allows parents to send children of both genders to any session. Boys and girls are together for morning activities, free time, and often, evening program. However, boys and girls cabins are on opposite sides of the camp peninsula, and groups have single-gender meals, cabin group time, rest hour, and overnights. We believe that Camp Echo provides for an appropriate mix of single-sex and mixed-gender activities in a well-supervised setting.
We have land sports — but we’re not a Sports Camp. We have aquatic activites — but we’re not an Aquatics Camp. We have arts activities — but we’re not an Arts Camp. We have horseback riding — but we’re not an Equestrian Camp. Camp Echo’s generalized program allows for a well-rounded summer experience
65% of our campers return the next summer as campers or staff members, compared to a national average of about 50%. 80% of our staff members have a previous affiliation with Camp Echo as a staff member, camper, or CIT. Last year, 150 individuals donated 3,759 hours of volunteer service to Camp Echo at meetings, work weekends, and during camp. A number of campers have a parent, aunt, uncle, or grandparent that attended Camp Echo