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Our Philosophy

Family owned since 1968. We know every child and family. Our hands-on attention to the details makes the difference in our supervision. We chose to be Camp Directors because we love children and believe in the power of camping.

Most camps have great facilities and lots of activities. What makes the difference at Camp Emerson is our superior staff, our philosophy of respecting the child and the way we see that each child is cared for as an individual.

Our program is designed to bring out each campers’ talents and to challenge them to try new things. And while the activities and instruction are top-notch, it is the personal relationships that keep our campers and staff returning year after year. To find a place where you can be yourself, safe to go outside your comfort zone and cheered for your unique gifts – that is to have found Camp Emerson. 

At Camp Emerson, we are extremely selective in the counselors we choose. We train them and give them the tools to do their jobs in the best possible way. But you can’t stop there….the Directors and Administrators are out on campus all day long interacting with the campers and counselors facilitating interactions and coaching the staff. We know what’s going on with all of the children each and every day.

As parents ourselves, we want genuine connections with our campers, parents and staff. This creates an openness and trust that allows us to accomplish amazing things together.