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 514 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. Boy-Identifying and girl-Identifying are together for morning activities, free time, and often, evening program. However, boys-Identifying and girl-Identifying 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 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 activities — 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
85% 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 leadership program. Last year, 172 individuals donated 4,955 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