Wilderness Explorers Camp

For children ages 6-12.

(July 8 – 12) 

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About the Camp

Your child can learn outdoor skills from an expert during a week of backpacking and camping in Pennsylvania’s wilderness. The first two days (8:00 am-3:30 pm) will be spent on the PMFS campus, getting ourselves prepared and our equipment ready for a three-day backpacking adventure. Depending on the group, we will hike in the French Creek State Park area, or adventure further to the Hammersley Wild Area on the Susquehannock Trail (Potter & Clinton Counties). We will return back to PMFS at the end of our trip. Parents are invited to come along on our wilderness adventure (parent tuition is included with price of child).

Meet the Lead Explorer

David Kern is the Interim Head of School at PMFS. He has led wilderness hiking and canoeing trips for youth and young adults for over 30 years. He is an avid birder (he recently went on a birding trip to Panama!), loves to fish, and believes the best way to really appreciate the beauty of nature is to get out into it as often as possible!

Meet the Director of the Explorers Camps


Nate Bergey is Co-Director of After-School Activities at PMFS. Nate is a music educator and avid outdoorsman, and is eager to guide the PMFS Explorers Camp this year, working alongside Kate McInerney-Rowley of the Seedlings Camp to give your children the very best experience possible. Feel free to email him with any questions at summercamp@pmfs1780.org